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March 23, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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What Happened on this Day

March 23
1775 Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"
1794 Josiah Pierson patents a "cold-header" (rivet) machine
1806 Lewis & Clark reach Pacific coast
1836 Coin Press invented by Franklin Beale
1880 Flour rolling mill patented (John Stevens of Wisconsin)
1903 Wright brothers obtain airplane patent
1912 Dixie Cup invented

March 24
1629 1st game law passed in American colonies, by Virginia
1883 1st telephone call between New York & Chicago
1898 1st automobile sold
1920 1st US coast guard air station established

March 25
1584 Sir Walter Raleigh renews Humphrey Gilbert's patent to explore North America
1655 Christiaan Huygens discovers Titan, (Saturn's largest satellite)
1965 Martin Luther King Jr led 25,000 to state capitol in Montgomery AL
1966 US Supreme court rules "poll tax" unconstitutional

Thought for the Day
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.


Brown Sugar and Orange Juice Ham Glaze Recipe

1 sm. can frozen orange juice
1/2 can crushed pineapple
1/2 c.+ brown sugar
1/2 c.+ sugar
1/2 tsp. cloves

Mix well together all ingredients, simmer over low heat until the sugars have dissolved. Can use 1/2 cup of sugars, add more if needed. All depends on taste. Baste your favorite ham with this.
Mary J
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Cherry Ham Glaze Recipe

1 can cherry pie filling
1 c. orange marmalade (with rind)
1/2 c. sherry flavoring

Heat oven to 350 degrees (moderate). Score the ham diagonally into 1-inch squares. Make glaze by combining juice from 1 can cherry pie filling (reserving cherries for garnish), 1 cup orange marmalade with rind, and 1/2 cup sherry flavoring. Pour over ham and bake allowing 12 to 14 minutes per pound. Baste often.
Mary J
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Robbie's Macaroon Squares Recipes
Sue wanted chocolate coconut macaroon square recipes. Based on her description of the dish, my first recipe is closest to what she had. Both are good and always quickly by anyone who likes coconut.
Robbie IN

Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Squares Recipe

1 stick butter
1 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. sugar

Second Layer
1 can sweetened condensed milk- not evaporated milk
7 oz. pkg. coconut

1 cup chocolate chips
2 Tbls. peanut Butter - optional

First Layer:
Using 9 inch square pan - melt butter in oven. Add graham cracker crumbs and
sugar. Mix together and pat into bottom of pan. Bake 350 degrees for 10

Sceond Layer:
Mix condensed milk and coconut together. Place on top carefully. Bake for 15

Third layer
In microwave bowl or in double boiler, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter, if using, , stirring until all chips are melted. Spread evenly on top. Let cool completely before cutting.
Robbie In


Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Squares #2


1 (18 1/2 oz.) pkg. chocolate cake mix
1/3 c. butter, softened
1 egg

1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1 (3 1/2 oz.) can flaked coconut, divided
1 c. chopped pecans
1 (6 oz.) pkg. (1 c.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Base: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine cake mix, butter and egg. Mix until crumbly. Press into greased 13 x 9 inch pan. Spread topping over base.

Topping: In large bowl, combine milk, vanilla and egg. Beat until well blended. Stir in 1 cup coconut, pecans and chocolate chips. Sprinkle remaining coconut on top. Bake 30-40 minutes. Center may appear loose but will set upon cooling. Cool completely on wire rack before cut into 2 inch squares.
Robbie IN
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Easter Recipes

In the 3/21 newsletter, Mary asked for a TNT Chocolate Chip Cheesecake recipe. Here is one I use but has alcohol in it and do not know what a substitute flavor would be. The chocolate Chips are the only non-smooth part in this. I personally
love this recipe.
From Donna in Buffalo, MN

Baily Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Recipe

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (or 2 cups crushed
chocolate wafer crumbs)
1/4 cup sugar
6 T (3/4 stick) butter, melted

2 1/4 lb. cream cheese, room temperature
1 2/3 cups sugar
5 eggs, room temperature
1 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Coffee Cream:
1 cup chilled whipping cream
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. instant coffee powder
chocolate curls for decoration, if desired.

For crust: Preheat oven to 325F. Coat 9" diameter springform pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray.

Combine crumbs and sugar in pan. Stir in butter. Press mixture into bottom and 1" up sides of pan. Bake until light brown, about 7 minutes. Maintain oven temperature at 325F.

For filling:
Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Gradually mix in sugar. Beat eggs in one at a time. Blend in Baileys and vanilla. Sprinkle half of chocolate chips over crust. Spoon in filling.
Sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Bake cake until puffed, springy in center and golden brown, about 1 hour. Cool cake completely, be careful not to leave the cheesecake in a drafty area, otherwise it will crack.

For cream:
Beat cream, sugar, and coffee powder until peaks form. Spread mixture over
cooled cake.

Garnish cake with chocolate curls. Refrigerate for 24 hours or more before serving so that all the flavors can blend together perfectly.
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Two Minute Fudge Recipe

1 lb. confectioner’s sugar
1/2 cup cocoa, minus 2 heaping tsp
1/4 t. salt
1/4 cup milk
1 T vanilla
1/2 cup butter
1 cup chopped pecans

Line 8 x 4 x 3 dish w/waxed paper. In 1-1/2 qt. microwave-safe casserole, stir sugar, cocoa, salt milk &vanilla. Put butter on top of mixture in center of dish. Microwave on hi for 2 min. Stir vigorously until smooth. Blend in nuts. Pour into pan; chill 1 hour, then cut into squares.
Athena in DE
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Here is my recipe for chocolate chip cheesecake. Mini chocolate chips work best if you don't want to bite into a hard lump of chocolate. I've also use this same recipe and omitted the chocolate chips and just had it plain or added a can of blueberry or cherry pie filling on top. I also have changed the crust (I am not a fan of graham crackers) and used either vanilla wafers or chocolate cookies in place of the graham crackers. It's been one of our favorites.
Abby in Atlanta

Chocolate Cip Cheesecake Recipe

Graham Cracker Crust
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 Tbs. sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 cup melted butter

Mix all ingredients together and pat crust into the greased bottom and sides of an 8 or 9 inch spring form pan.

4 (8-ounce) pkg. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond extract
3/4 cup sour cream
1- 12 oz pkg. chocolate chips

Mix cream cheese and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add vanilla and almond flavoring.

Fold in sour cream and chocolate chips. Pour on top of graham cracker crust. Bake 350- 70-80 mins
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Microwave Fudge Recipe

1 dtick butter
1/4 c. milk
1 lb. 10x sugar
2 sq. unsweetened chocolate
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup nuts

Melt butter, chocolate & milk. Add vanilla. Beat in sugar gradually until smooth. Pour in pan. Heat. Time varies w/microwave.
Athena in DE
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Nancy, this is for Marsha, Los Angeles, CA who asked about the vanilla pudding in the Bavarian cream recipe. Sorry I wasn't clearer in the instructions, that should have said 2 T of dry vanilla mix. Just dip into the dry mix and add it to the other ingredients. You'll want to sort of sprinkle it so it doesn't clump.
Sherry (in Indiana)

Hi Nancy,
I wanted to thank Judy in Alaska for her lemon recipes; in particular, the Lemon Pillow Cake recipe. I have made it several times and have had many requests for the recipe. It is so simple but oh so delicious!

Also, wanted to thank Donna in Buffalo, MN for the wonderful tip on how to enlarge the print in your wonderful newsletter.
I was amazed how easy it was to enlarge the print. Thanks. Also, wanted to thank you Nancy for all the time you devote to a newsletter that is the best one on the internet.
Happy Easter. Rosemary in WV

We're a bunch of sissies around here and no one likes their food hot so I leave out the chilies and red pepper flakes. They are included though, just in case you all like them.

Quick and Easy General Tso's Chicken Recipe
Serves 4

3 tbsp canola oil (divided)
¼ cup gluten free soy sauce
2 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sriracha
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp fresh garlic (crushed)
2 tsp fresh ginger (grated)
1/2 tsp chinese five spice
1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (sliced into large chunks)
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
8 small dried red chilies
1/4 cup scallions (sliced)

In a medium bowl, whisk 1 tbsp canola oil with the soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha, honey, garlic, ginger, chinese five spice and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

Toss the chicken breasts in the cornstarch, salt and pepper.

Add the remaining 2 tbsp canola oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the chicken and cook 4-5 minutes.

Add the chilies, then pour the sauce over the chicken and cook 2-3 minutes.

Add the scallions, cook an additional minute, remove from the stove and serve over rice.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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New England Style Baked Beans Recipe

1-/2 lb. dry navy beans (or pinto) (3-1/2 c.)
1 lb. smoked ham or 1/2 lb. cubed salt pork
1/2 c. chopped onions
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. maple syrup
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 c. bean juice

Soak beans overnight in 7 cups water. Boil in same water for 1/2 hour. Save water. Put beans in crock pot. Add all remaining ingredients along with water. Mix well. Cover and cook on low 10-12 hours. (High 4-5 hours), stirring occasionally. Add extra water while cooking.
Lisa TX
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Mamie Eisenhower Chocolate Fudge Recipe

4-1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. butter
1 can evaporated milk
Pinch of salt
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate or chocolate bits
12 oz. German sweet chocolate
1 pt. marshmallow cream
2 c. nutmeats, chopped

After boiling first ingredients 6 minutes, or soft ball forms, 232 degrees, pour boiling syrup over ingredients in bowl, beat until chocolate melts. Pour into buttered pan. Let stand a few hours before cutting into squares.
Mary Ann
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