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March 13, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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What Happened on this Day

March 13
1519 Cortez lands in Mexico
1781 Sir William Herschel sees "comet"
Herschel, F. Wilhelm - Discovers Uranus in 1781
1852 Uncle Sam cartoon figure made its debut in the New York Lantern weekly
1868 Senate begins President Andrew Johnson impeachment trial

March 14
1879 Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany

March 15
1820 Maine admitted as 23rd state
1492 1st escalator patented by inventor Jesse W Reno (New York NY)
1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty

Thought for the Day
The best angle to approach any problem is the try-angle.

Taco Lasagna Recipe

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup water
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1 can (16 ounces) refried beans
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend

In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add water and taco seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in black beans and tomatoes. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Place two tortillas in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Spread with half of the refried beans and beef mixture; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.

Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 9 servings.

Nutritional Data: 1 serving equals 448 calories, 21 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 69 mg cholesterol, 1152 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 25 g protein.,
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Cashew Chicken Casserole Recipe

2 T. butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped celery
1 can cream of mushroom soup, 10.75 oz
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 T. soy sauce
1/2 cup whole cashews
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup Chinese noodles

Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in skillet. add onion and celery. Saute til soft but not brown. Stir in the soup, broth, chicken, soy sauce and cashews. Season with salt and pepper. Cook just enough to blend, stirring constantly. Pour into a baking pan. Top with the noodles. Bake for 20 minutes.
Serves 4

Serve with salad and white rice for a quick and delicious weekday meal.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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A special treat for St. Patrick's Day. Not only do they look festive, but they are yummy!

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes Recipe

1-3/4 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1 pkg. (4 serving size) pistachio instant pudding
2-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1-1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
Creamed cheese frosting - canned, or make your own

Green sprinkle and/or chocolate jimmies ( use small green M & M's sometimes)

In large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients. In another bowl, mix wet ingredients together; stir in the dry ingredients until well mixed. Fold in the mini chips. Spoon into 18 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375 for about 18 minutes, until toothpick inserted in one, comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting and sprinkling with the candies.
Makes 1-1/2 dozen.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Traditionally Irish Soda Bread is made in a loaf shape, but I prefer making the muffins, as are quicker and easier to eat, and a great muffin to go along with your corned beef
and cabbage dinner, and also easy to tote to a gathering.

Irish Soda Bread Muffins Recipe

2-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup plus 1 tbsp. sugar, divided
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. caraway seeds
1 egg
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup dried currants (or raisins)

In large bowl, combine the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt, soda and caraway seeds.

In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients, except currants. Fold in currants. Fill greased muffin tins three-fourths full. Sprinkle remaining 1 tbsp. sugar over. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes until toothpick comes out of clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing. Serve warm. Makes 1 dozen muffins.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Baked Chilies Rellenos`Recipe

6 - 8 large whole chilies, roasted, sweated, skinned, peeled, & seeded if fresh, or canned Anaheims
6 - 8 strips jack or colby cheese, about 2 - 3" long x 1/2" x 1/2"
1 c. shredded mixed mexican or cheddar or colby-jack cheese
2 eggs
2 rounded T. flour
1/2 c. milk or light cream
1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper
8 oz. or more Taco sauce (or thick salsa in a pinch)
Toppings: sour cream, gucamole`, sliced ripe olives, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, diced onion

Prepare chilies. Butter an 8" x 8" or 9" x 9" baking dish. Insert cheese strip into each chili; lay in baking dish in a single layer. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Mix eggs & flour till smooth; add cream & pepper; mix well & pour gently over peppers. Bake at 350º uncovered for 30 minutes, then pour on
the taco sauce in an attractive pattern & bake 15 minutes more, or till a knife comes out clean when in-serted into the center. Serve more sauce or salsa on the side, & have toppings at hand .
Serves 2 - 4.

To double use a 9" x 13" pan, and bake a little longer if necessary.
Marilyn in FL
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Lemon Green Beans Recipe

1 lb. fresh green beans
4 tbsp. minced onion
4 tbsp. butter, melted
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Wash beans and remove strings. Cut beans into 1-1/2 inch pieces. Cook, covered, in a small amount of boiling water 12-15 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and set aside. Keep warm. Saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in lemon juice, salt and pepper. Add beans; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated, stirring constantly. Serve immediately.
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Herbed Green Beans Recipe

1 lb. fresh green beans
2 c. water
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1 tbsp. fresh parsley
2 tbsp. chives
1/8 tsp. thyme
1 sm. onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Cut off ends of green beans, wash and drain. Cook beans in 2 cups of boiling water, tightly covered for 10-15 minutes, until tender, but still crisp. Meanwhile, combine herbs in a small bowl. Then saute chopped onion and garlic in oil, adding the herbs toward the end. Add cooked beans to herb mixture, season to taste, toss lightly and serve.
Serves 4-6.
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Green Bean and Corn Casserole Recipe

1 can French style green beans
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 can shoe peg or white whole kernel corn
1/2 c. chopped celery
1-1/2 sleeves crushed Ritz crackers
1 stick melted butter

Spray casserole dish with Pam. Drain green beans and place in dish. Mix together cream of celery soup, sour cream, chopped onion, corn (drained) and chopped celery. Pour this mixture over the green beans. Place crushed crackers on top and pour melted butter over crackers. Bake 35 minutes on 350 or until brown.
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St. Patrick's Day History

Every year on March 17th, the Irish people honor their patron saint, Patrick, also known as Saint Pat or Paddy. His symbol is a shamrock, so the Irish wear shamrocks on his day. Saint Patrick's day celebrates the famous saint who legend tells us drove all the snakes from Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Shamrock Necklace
Green and white construction paper
Hole punch
Shoelaces, ribbon, or yarn for stringing

Cut several sizes of shamrocks from green and white construction paper. Punch a hole in the top of each shamrock. Give your child a shoelace (or length of a ribbon, or yarn with masking tape wrapped on each end) and show him/her how to string the shamrocks, alternating colors, to make a Saint Patrick's Day necklace.


St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Wand
Green construction paper
3-inch diameter cardboard circle or plastic lid
Drinking straw

Draw 3 circles on the green construction paper by tracing around the lid or cardboard circle. Cut out the circles. Glue together a section of the circles' edges to form a clover shape. Dab glue onto the shamrock and sprinkle on glitter. Glue the straw onto the back of the middle circle to form a handle. Let the glue dry. See how much magic you can create!

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Irish Potato Casserole Recipe

8 med. Irish or white potatoes, thinly sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 onion, sliced
1 (10 3/4 oz.) can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 1/2 c. milk

Place half of potatoes in 12 x 8 inch glass baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper; add half the sliced onions. Combine soup and milk; pour over onion and potatoes. Top with remaining onion and potatoes; cover with remaining soup mixture. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave at high temperature for 20 to 25 minutes. Rotate dish 1/2 turn after 10 minutes. Let stand, covered, 3 to 5 minutes.
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Irish Scones Recipe

2 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder level
2 (oz.) butter (1/4 stick butter)
1 egg
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. raisins or currants

Work butter and flour together with fingers the "lift" with fingers to aerate. Mix milk with egg then add gradually to dry mix. Do not overmix. Knead gently, pat out about 1/2 inch thick and cut out. Bake in 425 degree oven for 12 minutes.
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Easy Scones Recipe

1/2 c. golden raisins
1/2 c. currants
2 c. Bisquick
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1 tbsp. butter

Grease cookie sheet. Combine all ingredients. Mix well. Drop by tablespoon on sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes at 450 degrees. Serves 8.
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Orange Buttermilk Scones Recipe

3 c. flour
1/3 c. sugar
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
12 tbsp. cold unsalted butter
1 c. + 1 tbsp. buttermilk
3/4 c. currants
1 tsp. grated orange rind, orange
part only

1 tbsp. heavy cream
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. sugar

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Mix well, stirring with a fork. Cut the butter into the flour mixture, using a pastry blender, fingertips or 2 knives, until it looks like bread crumbs. Add buttermilk, currants and orange rind. Mix until dry ingredients are moist. Gather the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead lightly about 12 times. Pat the dough into a circle. Cut out with a 2 inch round biscuit cutter into approximately 18 pieces. Combine the glaze ingredients, and brush glaze on biscuits. Bake for 12 minutes or until browned.
Serve hot with clotted cream and fruit preserves.
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