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May 11, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Taco Pie Dip Recipe | Bacon Dip Recipe | Avocado Pissaladière Recipe | Ranger Cookies Recipe | Susie's Bread Recipes | Marvel Coffee Pie Recipe | Robbie's Tortilla RollUp Appetizers | Swiss Steak Recipe
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Susie's Bread Recipes
I am going to list a few bread recipes. The first is an oatmeal bread that is so easy to make and before we moved I made it at least once a week to 10 days. So glad that I found the recipe and a few others.

The second recipe is a chocolate chip bread that you can have after dinner or during the day. The third bread is chocolate bread that I have made for dessert with some vanilla ice
cream with a little chocolate syrup over all. The fourth bread recipe is a banana bread that I have been making for years. Our granddaughter makes these brownies all the time and the reason I'm adding the brownie recipe is done in a 8"x8" pan. All these recipes were packed a way in a box and I just started to look through the box and found them.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Quick Bread Recipe

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 packed light brown sugar, we thought it was super sweet so I don't pack
any more
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, I'm allergic to this spice so I use nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans, nuts you use
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, optional
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9"x5" loaf pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix flour, oats, both sugars, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Stir in pecan and chocolate chips. In a separate bowl beat
buttermilk, eggs and butter. Stir into dry ingredients just until combined. Batter will be lumpy. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Susie Indy


Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe

3 eggs, slightly beaten
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup milk
6 oz chocolate chips
1/2 cup pecans or walnuts

Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased loaf pan, I use a 9"x5". Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes. Bread is best when served warm from the oven.
Susie Indy


Chocolate Bread Recipe


In a large bowl stir together:
2-1/2 cups flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a smaller bowl combine:
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 1/4 cup sour milk, sour milk: add 1 tablespoon vinegar to 1 cup milk at room
temperature. Allow to sit 5 minutes

Combine mixtures until just blended.

Fold in:
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or nut choose and just before you add nuts take a small amount of flour to mix with nuts. The reason is they will stay through out the bread and not on the bottom.

Pour into sprayed 9"x5" loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for a hour.
Susie Indy


Banana Bread Recipe

2 cups Bisquick, DO NOT PACK
1 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large banana, mashed, use dark skinned bananas only
1/4 chopped nut, chocolate chips or both
2 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk

Combine Bisquick mix, sugar and soda. Combine mashed bananas, nuts/chips egg and buttermilk add this to the dry mix. Beat to blend thoroughly, I use my hand mixer. Turn this mixture into a greased loaf pan. Bake in a preheat 350
degrees oven about 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven cool 10 minutes in pan then remove from pan and completely cool on a rack. I put mine in the refrigerator for at least 12 hours. The flavor will marry. This excellent bread.
Susie Indy



1/2 white sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons water
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped nuts

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8"x8" pan. In a medium sauce pan, combine the sugar, butter and water. Cook over medium heat until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted and smooth. Mix in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda, nuts and salt; stir into the chocolate mixture. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, until brownies set up. DO NOT over bake! Cool in pan and cut into squares.

Everyone have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associate stay save, cool and comfortable.
Susie Indy
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Little One seems to be taking advantage of being hurt. He limps up to me with his left paw so I will pick him up and put him on the computer desk beside me, The routine is he puts up his left paw, I look at it and tell him he will be OK soon. The only problem this evening he limped up to me and puts up his right paw for me to look at. Had to laugh because he had forgotten which paw was hurt.

Little One is doing better everyday. He is back sleeping with me in my bed. Last night I coughed a lot in the middle of the night. He came up to me and put a black and white paw over my mouth. He wanted to sleep on my bed but didn't like me coughing and waking him up.

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I purchased a box of cook books at a yard sale, and in there was a book put out by Maxwell House coffee
with recipes. I made this pie, did not like it, but I don't drink coffee. My husband said it wasn't bad, but I
think he was being nice. This book was dated 1936, most of the books was dated 1936 to 1940.

Marvel Coffee Pie Recipe

1 tablespoon granulated gelatin
1 cup fresh strong Maxwell House coffee
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
3 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 baked 9 inch pie shell

Soak gelatin in 2 tablespoons cold coffee: add sugar, salt, and egg yolks, mixing slightly Bring remaining coffee to a boil: add gradually to gelatin-egg mixture, and stir until gelatin is dissolved. Chill.

When slightly thickened, beat with rotary egg beater until light and foamy. Fold into egg whites. Turn into cold pie shell and chill until firm. Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
Gladys, IN
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In the last newsletter someone asked for South Carolina BBQ because she thought it was different from North Carolina BBQ. There are really only 4 types of BBQ . This link will provide an explanation of each.

In case you don't want to read all that, here are the 4 kinds, Carolina style, Memphis Style, Texas Style (Mostly Beef) and Kansas City Style.
Abby in Atlanta

Robbie's Tortilla RollUp Appetizers
Sheila wanted appetizer ideas for a family reunion she is helping coordinate. There are many, many versions of these recipes. Be creative and adjust any of them to your liking. You can use flavored cream cheese and flavored tortillas. Sandy's granddaughter might also like the recipes. they all make grate snacks. You did not mention if you would have electricity and could serve hot dishes, so let us know if you can do that. Deviled eggs, stuffed mushrooms and stuffed tomatoes always are popular appetizers. Good Luck with the reunion. They are a lot of work but so much fun.
Robbie IN

Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe

2 8oz. pkgs softened cream cheese
1 packet taco seasoning
black olives, chopped
green chiles, chopped
shredded cheese of your choice
package of large flour tortillas

Combine first five ingredients and spread on tortillas. Roll up like jelly roll and chill overnight. Slice into 1 inch rolls and serve with salsa.
Robbie IN


Deli Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe

8 ounces of your favorite deli meat thinly slice
3 Roma tomatoes, thinly sliced
1 1/2 c. chopped black or green olives
1/2 c. green onions chopped
3 (10-inch) soft flour tortillas
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. prepared horseradish - optional

Mix cream cheese, mustard and horseradish together until smooth; spread over the tortillas. Top each with the remaining ingredients and Roll up and then wrap with plastic wrap for at least 2 hours. Cut each roll into slices and serve.
Robbie IN


Pineapple Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe

1 packet taco seasoning
2 cans well drained pineapple chunks
shredded cheese of your choice
package of large flour tortillas

Combine first 4 ingredients and spread on tortillas . Roll up into rolls and chill overnight or for 5 hours. Slice into 1 inch rolls and serve.
Robbie In


Spinach Tortilla Roll Ups Recipe

6 green onions, finely chopped
2 tbsp. cilantro
1 tbsp. parsley
3 oz. jar bacon bits - or use cooked and crumbled bacon
1 c. mayonnaise
1 c. sour cream
4 oz. pkg. dry Ranch style dressing mix
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. chopped frozen spinach, thawed and dried
8 flour tortillas

Mix all together, spread on tortillas. Roll up as a jelly roll. Wrap in plastic wrap or foil and chill in refrigerator. Cut into 1" pieces and serve.
Robbie IN
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Another crock-pot round steak recipe….

Swiss Steak Recipe

2 lbs. round steak, cut 3/4 in. thick
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 can whole tomatoes ( 1 lb.)
Salt & Pepper

Cut round steak into serving pieces, season with salt & pepper & place in crockpot with sliced onion. Pour tomatoes over all. Cover & set to low for 8 - 10 hours. ( Can also be made with slced beef liver - dip in flour before adding to pot. Cover & cook on low 6-8 hours)

Note! This recipe came with an old Rival Crockpot so the times probably need to be adjusted for the new crockpots. Been making this recipe for at least 30 years.
Athena in DE
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This may be the recipe Laurie requested in the 5/8 newsletter. I have also known these cookies as Texas Rangers and Mounties Ranger Cookies. Some versions use coconut and/or raisins in place of part of the chips. this is a very old recipe. The original instructions simply said mix together and bake. I have added more detail to the instructions.
Robbie IN

Ranger Cookies Recipe

1 c. shortening
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp. baking powder
12 oz. pkg. chocolate or butterscotch chips
1/2 c. chopped nuts
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. flour
2 c. quick oatmeal
2 c. Rice Krispies

Preheat oven to 350F.
In large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In medium-sized bowl, mix dry ingredients. Gradually add dry ingredients to creamed mixture, mixing until completely blended. Mix in chips and nuts. Lightly grease cookie sheets and drop teaspoonfuls of dough about 2" apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Store in air tight container.
Robbie IN
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Avocado Pissaladière Recipe

This pizza-like tart, pissaladiere, is a
specialty of Nice, France. The traditional toppings include caramelized onions, anchovies and olives but here, creamy slices of avocado are added as well. Using store-bought pizza dough makes quick work of the crust.
Total Time: 40 MIN Servings:
4 to 6

All-purpose flour, for dusting
1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive
2 medium sweet onions, such as Vidalia or Walla
Walla, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sugar
Kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper
2 medium Hass avocados,
peeled and thinly sliced
1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives
8 anchovy fillets in oil, drained

1. Preheat the oven to 450°. On a lightly floured work
surface, using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to a 12-inch round. Transfer the dough to a parchment paper–lined baking sheet and brush with
2 tablespoons of the olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes, until golden and cooked through. Transfer the crust to a rack to cool.
2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, heat the
remaining 1/4-cup of olive oil. Add the onions and sugar and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions are softened and deep golden, about 15 minutes; season with salt and pepper.
3. Top the crust with the caramelized onions, avocado slices, olives and anchovies and serve.
Anna in Sweden
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Bacon Dip Recipe

8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 cup sour cream
3 T. chopped chives
1 T. horseradish
Dash garlic salt
Dash cayenne pepper
8 slices bacon, crisp cooked and crumbled

Mix cream cheese and sour cream in a bowl til blended. Stir in chives, horseradish, garlic salt and cayenne pepper. Add half the bacon and mix well. Spoon into a serving bowl and sprinkle with remaining bacon. serve with chips and/or assorted crackers. Serves 6 to 8
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Taco Pie Dip Recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 can tomato sauce, 8 oz
1 can chopped green chiles, 4 oz
1/2 cup water
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded Monterey jack cheese, 8 oz

Brown beef in skillet, stirring til crumbly; drain. Mix tomato sauce, green chiles, water and seasoning mix in a microwave safe bowl. Mix well. Stir in ground beef. Microwave for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through. Spread cream cheese over bottom of an 8 x 8 inch baking dish and top with the ground beef mixture. sprinkle with Monterey jack cheese. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Serve warm with tortilla chips. Serves 6 to 8
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Nancy, thanks for the Little One update. Sounds pretty good & frisky again!

For Sharon. I remember that recipe but don't have it so can't give you quantities.
If it's the one I'm thinking of, you formed 'steaks' from ground beef patted firmly to shape; quite thin as I recall. Then put a thin pat of butter on each & sprinkle to taste with Worcestershire. Broil to desired doneness. We loved this even better using cubed steak. Hope this is the one !
Marilyn in FL

I was wondering if anyone has a salsa recipe for a mango or pineapple salsa, I used to get a store brand one at Safeways but since they have become a Sobey's its no longer available.Thanx
Liz in Murillo Ont.Ca



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