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March 14, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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What Happened on this Day

March 14
1629 England granted a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
1644 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
1689 Scotland dismisses Willem III & Mary Stuart as king & queen
1794 Eli Whitney patents the cotton gin
1900 US currency goes on gold standard
1933 Civilian Conservation Corp, begins tree conservation

March 15
1820 Maine admitted as 23rd state
1827 Freedom's Journal, 1st Black newspaper, publishes
1867 Michigan becomes 1st state to tax property to support a university
1913 1st Presidential press conference (Woodrow Wilson)
1937 1st blood bank is established (Chicago IL)
1941 Blizzard in North Dakota kills 151
1960 National Observatory at Kitt Peak, Arizona dedicated
1964 LBJ asks for a War on Poverty
1971 CBS TV announces it is dropping "Ed Sullivan Show"

March 16
1521 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
1641 General court declares Rhode Island a democracy & adopts new constitution
1802 Law signed to establish US Military Academy (West Point NY)
1836 Texas approves a constitution
1882 US Senate ratifies treaty establishing the Red Cross
1915 Federal Trade Commission organizes
1945 US defeats Japan at Iwo Jima
1955 President Eisenhower upheld the use of atomic weapons in case of war
1970 New English Bible published
1991 7 members of Reba McEntire's band are killed in a plane crash
1995 Dow-Jones hits record 4069.15

Thought for the Day
If you are always dwelling on trouble -- it's time to change your address.

One of our favorite salads and is a must to make around St. Patrick's Day. It always goes over so well at potlucks.

Pistachio Fluff Fruit Salad Recipe

1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
1 pkg. (4 serving size) pistachio instant pudding
1 container (12 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
2 large bananas, sliced
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 can (15 oz.) fruit cocktail, drained
1 can (11 o.) mandarin oranges, drained

In serving bowl, stir dry instant pudding into crushed pineapple;
Fold in Cool Whip. Stir in remaining ingredients; cover and chill thoroughly.

NOTE: I don't add bananas until just before serving, so they don't darken.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Mexican Hot Dogs Recipe

1 pkg. flour tortillas-1 tortilla per hot dog
1 small can of chili-I use Wolf brand
grated cheddar cheese
chopped onion
weiners-number depends on number people you are feeding

Slightly warm the flour tortillas (I wrap mine in paper towels and put in the microwave for a few seconds). Spread desired amount of mustard over the softened tortilla, put a small row of chili along one side of the tortilla, place weiner on the chili, top with onion and cheese. Roll up, using a toothpick to secure. Place in a medium hot skillet and cook, turning so all sides brown. The original recipe called or rolling the tortillas up, folding in the sides and deep frying them-What a Mess!! And just browning in the skillet is much healthier for you. Hope you give them a try.
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Recipes for One or Two  

Made these last week while I was working. Came home and roasted some asparagus, boiled some corn on the cob and baked several frozen garlic bread sticks. Dinner was served A great dinner for a work night too.

Barbecue Ribs in the Crockpot Recipe

3-lbs pork spareribs
3-cups KC Masterpiece Honey Barbecue Sauce
1/4-cup packed dark brown sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Put the ribs into the crockpot. (If you use one of the great little crock pot bags you won?t even have a clean up job afterwards.) Mix the barbecue sauce with the sugar and pour over the ribs. Salt and pepper to taste. Cover and cook on low for 7 hours.
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When you read the ingredients in this recipe, you will probably think there is a typo. If you are looking for the flour, there is none.

Healthy Low Fat Gluten Free Chocolate Muffins Recipe
Makes 12 muffins

1 – 15 1/2 ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
1/2 cup light unsweetened vanilla almond milk
2 eggs
2 egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened good quality cocoa powder
3/4 cup granulated coconut sugar (I used Splenda)
2 tbsp coconut oil — melted and cooled
2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
A pinch of salt
Sugar to sprinkle on top, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with foil liners. Set aside until ready to fill.

Drain and rinse the can of chickpeas.

In a blender, add the chickpeas along with the almond milk and vanilla extract; blend. Add the rest of the ingredients one at a time and blend after each ingredient. Blend until VERY smooth.

Pour into a large measuring cup, if you don’t have a large one then do this in batches. Fill each cup 3/4 of the way. You will have plenty for 12 nice size muffins. Bake for about 25 minutes. Turn the pan around after 15 minutes or so for even baking. A toothpick or wooden skewer should come out clean or with dry crumbs.

Cool in pan for about 10 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.

NOTE: the batter is very thin; don’t think you made a mistake. They come out great every time, so go for it and enjoy!

Nutrition: calories 107, fat 3.1 g, carbs 13.1 g, fiber 2 g, sugar 12.7 g, sodium 75 mg, protein 3.7 g, Weight Watcher PointsPlus® 2
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Greek Salad | Rice Cooker Recipe

Usually made with orzo, white rice complements the Greek flavors in this delicious and bright salad.
Setting: Hard rice

Makes about 12 cups
4 cooker cups long-grain white rice
water (up to 4-cup white rice marking in cooking pot)
2 cups diced cucumber
2 cups halved grape tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup chopped kalamata olives
1 cup crumbled feta
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Put the rice and water in the cooking pot of the rice cooker. Select the Hard Rice function and press start. Once the audible tone has sounded to indicate the end of cooking, open the lid and add the remaining ingredients; toss to combine. Adjust seasonings and serve immediately.

Original source: Cuisinart Rice Cooker
Artemis in NYC
Re-submitted by Robbie IN
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Robbie's Jumbo Cookie Recipes
This is for Ramona, who wanted recipes for jumbo cookies. These are both very old recipes.
Robbie IN

Old Fashioned Jumbo Sugar Cookies Recipe

1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temp.
1/2 c. shortening, room temp.
1 1/2 c. white sugar
Sm. pinch of salt
3 lg. eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. pure lemon extract
1/4 tsp. orange extract
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/3 c. sugar (approx.) for dipping cookies

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease cookie sheet.
Cream butter and shortening until well blended. Mix in sugar and salt. Blend in eggs and extracts.
Mix flour with soda and cream of tartar and fold into batter to make a soft, but firm, dough. Roll dough into balls about the size of golf balls. Dip tops into sugar and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Press very slightly (for crisper cookies) or not at all for slightly soft-centered cookies with crisp edges. (For easier handling, chill dough 15 minutes. Dough freezes well.)
Bake until edges are golden brown 12 to 16 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing from sheet. Cool on wire rack. Can frost with your favorite icing or place sprinkles on top of cookie before baking. Can also tint dough with food coloring before baking, if desired.
Robbie IN


Jumbo Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

3/4 c. butter
1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. sifted flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. quick cooking oats
1 c. raisins

Cream together butter, peanut butter, and sugars until smooth and creamy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla; blend well. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Stir into creamed mixture. Blend oats and raisins. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet and place on cooling rack.
Robbie IN
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For Alice wanting to know where to find the recipe for instant potato soup in a past newsletter, this recipe appeared in 9/26/14 and was shared by Lisa TX. Lisa has been a long time contributor and her recipes are fantastic!
Robbie In

Potato Soup Using Instant Potatoes Recipe

2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. onions, chopped
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. celery salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3-1/2 c. milk
1-1/3 c. instant potatoes

Heat butter, onions, salt, celery salt, pepper and milk to scalding. Stir in potatoes. Continue cooking until smooth, stirring constantly. Soup should be consistency of heavy cream.
Garnish with red pepper and parsley.
Lisa TX
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MaryAnn recently asked how to cook rice so that the grains didn't stick together. I have been cooking it this way for more than 40 years with great success. Using medium heat add a little oil in a heavy saucepan. Add your rice and stirring frequently heat rice until lightly toasted. Watch carefully. It burns easily. Add the water. Lower heat. Cover and cook as usual.
Ramona in Michigan

Navy Bean Stew Recipe

1 c. navy beans, cooked
1/2 c. onion
Bay leaf
Dash pepper1 c. carrots
1/4 c. celery2 tsp. flour with 1 tbsp. water

Boil together 5 minutes. Simmer 20 minutes. Add slowly to bean mixture.
6 servings, 1 cup each.
Linda in NM
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Navy Bean Salad Recipe

1 can (med. size) navy beans, drained
2 tbsp. wine vinegar
2 c. celery
1 c. green onions
3 whole pimentos
Cayenne or Tabasco
1 tsp. dried dill

Mix and chill several hours.
Linda NM
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Black and White Bean Salad Recipe

1 (15 oz.) can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/4 c. peeled, seeded and chopped tomato
3/4 c. diced red pepper
3/4 c. diced yellow pepper
3/4 c. thinly sliced green onions
1/2 c. salsa
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
8 to 10 c. finely shredded romaine lettuce

Combine white beans, black beans and chopped tomato in large bowl, mixing gently. Add peppers and green onions, stir gently to combine. Set bean mixture aside. Combine salsa, vinegar, cilantro, salt and pepper in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until well blended. Pour over bean mixture and toss gently. Line a large serving bowl with shredded lettuce; top with bean mixture. Chill.
Yield: 10 servings
76 calories fat 0.5, protein 4.9, carbohydrate 13.9, cholesterol 0,
Linda NM
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