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May 15, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Layered Chicken Salad Recipe | Apricot Pecan Chicken Recipe | Dinner in a Cone Recipe } Barb's Chicken Soup Recipe | Three Bean Salad And Dressing Recipe | Cream Soda Cake Recipe | Chocolate Macaroon Crescent Bars Recipe | Chocolate Fried Pies Recipe | 7-Up Baked Apples Recipe | Crockpot Chicken and Cabbage Recipe | Pat's Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe | Hamburger Casserole Recipe |
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Thank you grammaj -- that Italian Dressing was exactly what I wanted.
MaryAnn from mn

This is a very attractive salad that can be made a day ahead of time. The dressing seals out air so ingredients stay fresh & crisp. Use a bowl that’s large enough to allow room for tossing & serving.

Layered Chicken Salad Recipe

4 cups coarsely shredded lettuce (iceberg, romaine or Boston)
3 hard-cooked large eggs, sliced or diced
1 med. size red bell pepper, cut in thin strips or rings
2 1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/2 cup thinly sliced or diced red onion
4 oz. fresh broccoli florets ( 2 cups) blanched (see note)

3/4 cup mayo
1 1/2 T Dijon mustard
1/4 t. ground red pepper

Put lettuce in bottom of 2 1/2-3 qt. serving bowl. Stand egg slices around sides of bowl; put diced egg or any remaining slices on lettuce.

Layer red pepper, chicken, onion & then broccoli. Press down gently. In small bowl stir Dressing until well blended. Spread evenly over broccoli to edges of bowl to seal. Cover & refrigerate overnight. Toss well before serving. To serve immediately, spoon Dressing onto center, scatter a few of the florets on top & garnish w/red onion rings.
Makaes 4 servings.

NOTE: To blanch florets, drop into boiling water for 2 min. Drain & immediately plunge
into ice water, then drain well. 584 cal.
Athena in DE
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Hello Nancy
I hope some one comes up with an answer for Susie's cherry pie brownie crust request. I have a box of cherries waiting. I did an internet search and in most cases the suggestion is to simply use a packaged brownie mix. But that seems like it might not work to build up the sides of a pie plate unless it's mixed with less liquid. I'll be watching.
Vivien Central California

Hi Nancy,
Hail storms are no fun! I know because I grew up in Southeastern Wyoming in an area which was identified as a hail belt.

In summers when I stayed with my grandparents, we regularly headed for the potato cellar because the hail storms could be devastating with damage from the large stones and because of the great amounts of water. My father was a farmer, and he and lots of other farmers regularly had crops totally wiped out due to hailstorms. Watchful eyes turned to the heavens in August, especially, watching for hail clouds. I remember one time hearing the reports from Denver, Colorado, that the hail stones were so large that they were devastating to the skyscrapers. A good many people know the damage hailstones can do to cars among other damages.

I hope that there has not been a lot of damage by the hail storm in your area.
Blessings with love,
Marian Hinds
Steilacoom WA

All hail was small this time.  Last year and the year before we had softball sized hail.  It was so large it killed cattle and some horses near LUbbock.  I had to get my roof replaced last year after some hail damage.  Ditto and Little One are afraid of the hail pinging on the roof and windows. In the past I have seen so much hail that it looks like it snowed.  Hail is pretty common in this area with severe weather.

Apricot Pecan Chicken Recipe

4 chicken breast halves, skinned & boned
1/4 c. broken pecans (or walnut or slivered almonds)
2 tbsp. margarine
1/3 c. apricot preserves
1 tbsp. vinegar
1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Rinse chicken and pat dry. In large skillet melt margarine and then add chicken and nuts. Cook over medium heat for 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally. Transfer chicken breasts to serving platter, reserving juices in skillet. Keep chicken warm.

To prepare glaze:
Stir preserves, vinegar and ginger into reserved juices in skillet. Cook and stir over medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture is heated through. Spoon glaze over chicken and serve
Sue - 2008
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Dinner in a Cone Recipe

Make flour tortilla cones by making foil shaped cones out of Reynolds Wrap foil. Mist tortillas w/ water and wrap around foil cone. Wrap a thin strip of foil around middle of cone to hold in place. Bake at 300* for 25 minutes or so until toasted.

Meanwhile, mix:
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/3 cup corn (frozen or grilled)
1/4 cup chopped scallions
2 T Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce (or your favorite brand)
Set to the side and in another bowl mix"
2 cups finely shredded lettuce or cabbage ( I use Romaine)
1/4 cup thin sliced red onion
2 T minced green apple
2 T mayo
1 t. cumin

Mix all well. Alternate filling ones with chicken and veggies. May sprinkle with cheese if desired. Makes for a fun picnic lunch especially for younger kids. My sister skips the making of the cones and just uses ice cream cones ( the cake ones, not sugar) but I don't think they taste as good.
Hope you all have a great day.
Lisa (East Texas) 2008
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Barb's Chicken Soup Recipe
Buy 1 rotisserie chicken. Put into small pieces. Slice one whole onion thinly. No need to dice. Sauté onion in small amount of olive oil. Sauté until onions are very limp. Two to three minutes before they are finished sautéing, add 40 cloves (grin) garlic, as much as you like.

We use the minced garlic you can buy in a jar at w-m. Add 3-4 15-16oz cans saltless chicken broth and some chicken base mixed with water.

Note: Chicken and chicken base have plenty of salt. Add carrots, I used carrot sticks; can use carrot chips or merely cut your carrots as you like them. Add lots of cut celery. Slice celery in small pieces; don't dice. I maybe used 4-6 ribs of celery. Add some more water. Taste the water as you go along and make sure it's to your liking. Let soup simmer for a few hours with a lid. Stir occasionally. At the end of cooking the soup, add 7-10 oz fideo pasta or vermicelli. I used 1 1/2 pkgs. of 7 oz pkgs. These are thin and approx 1/2" long; great in this soup. Add 2-3 tb dried parsley. Cook for approx. 9 minutes to cook noodles. I think this tastes really good the next day, but pretty fine the same day too.
Barb in OKC (2008)
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Three Bean Salad And Dressing Recipe

1 can each baby lima beans, peas, French style beans
1 sm. jar pimientos
1 sm. onion, chopped fine
4 stalks celery, chopped fine

2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. vinegar

Drain lima beans, peas and French style beans.
DRESSING: Heat to a boil, cool. Pour over mix and let stand
overnight. Drain before serving
Lisa - 2007
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Cream Soda Cake Recipe

1 box yellow cake mix (2 layer)
1 cup boiling water
1 small package strawberry Jell-O
1 (12 ounce) can cream soda

Bake cake mix according to package instructions. After cake is done, use cup of boiling water with Jell-O and cream soda, then punch holes in cake with a fork. Pour mixture over cake.

Icing: Mix one cup of milk, small instant vanilla pudding, and small tub of Cool Whip. Blend well, spread on cake.

You may use any flavor of cola that you wish. One of the best I've tasted (other than this one) was made with Sprite and lemon Jello.
Linda NM (2007)
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Chocolate Macaroon Crescent Bars Recipe
36 bars

1 (8 oz) can Pillsbury Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
2 cups coconut
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 (6 oz) package semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1/2 cup chopped almonds if desired

Heat oven to 375º. Spray 13x9" pan with nonstick cooking spray. Unroll dough into 2 long rectangles. Place in sprayed pan; press over bottom and 1/2" up sides to form crust. Press edges and perforations to seal. Sprinkle coconut over crust. In medium bowl, combine condensed milk and almond extract; mix well. Drizzle over coconut. Bake at 375º for 16-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 15 minutes. Melt chocolate chips in small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Stir in peanut butter. Spread chocolate mixture over bars. Sprinkle with almonds. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. Cut into bars.
Mary Alyce in WI - 2007
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Chocolate Fried Pies Recipe

1-1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sweet milk
1/2 stick margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 (5 count) Hungry Jack canned biscuits

Mix first three ingredients. Then add eggs and milk. Stir well. Cook in a double boiler or real slow on stove top til thick. Add to mixture margarine and vanilla, then cool mixture. This is enough mix for 5 canned biscuits. Roll out a 5 count can of biscuits real thin. Add about 2 tablespoons of filling onto 1/2 side of rolled biscuit. Fold over and go around edge with fork. Heat about 1/2" Crisco shortening in skillet. Have Crisco medium hot and brown pies on both sides. (Fix all pies before you start to fry the first pie, that way Crisco stays the same temperature.)
Mary Alyce in WI - 2007
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7-Up Baked Apples Recipe
Makes 4 servings

4 baking apples
4 tablespoons golden raisins
4 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup diet 7-Up

Core apples without cutting through the bottom. Stand apples in baking dish just large enough to hold them. Place 1 tablespoon raisins and 1 teaspoon brown sugar in center of each apple. Pour in 7-Up. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, basting frequently, until apples are tender but not mushy. Serve warm or chilled. Makes 4 servings

Calories 122 Fat 1g Fiber 4g Carbohydrate 31g Sodium 3mg Cholesterol 0mg
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Crockpot Chicken and Cabbage Recipe
Makes 4 servings

4 (5 ounce) chicken breasts (boneless and skinless)
1 small cabbage, quartered
1 package mini carrots
2 (14-1/2 ounce) large cans of Mexican flavored stewed tomatoes.

Place above ingredients in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours.
Calories 266 Fat 3g Sodium 897mg Protein 43mg Carbohydrate 20g Cholesterol 40mg Fiber 4g
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Nancy, thank you for all you do to make this wonderful newsletter so enjoyable. I have been reading it with enjoyment for a long, long time. Pat Collins LA

I would like to share my pancake recipe. It is the one that I used in my restaurant. All my customers seemed to really like them.. they are very light and I served them with my homemade blueberry syrup.

Cornmeal Pancakes Recipe

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups buttermilk
2 beaten eggs
2 tablespoons butter or oleo, melted

Stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, soda, and salt. Add buttermilk, eggs, and butter. Stir just until flour is moistened.
Using 1/4 cup batter for each pancake cook on hot lightly greased griddle.
From Pats Kitchen. 2007
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Hamburger Casserole Recipe

2 lbs lean beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1, 8 oz., can corn, drained
2 can cream of chicken soup
1, 8 oz., can mushroom pieces, drained
1 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cooked egg noodles, drained
1/4 to 1/3 cup pimentos, chopped

Brown meat and onions, drain fat. Add all other ingredients. Pour into lightly sprayed 9x13" pan.
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoon margarine, melted

Sprinkle the above on top of the casserole. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes. Cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Cut into any size squares you wish. Use a spatula to remove the pieces and this way they will stay in shape.

Everyone have a great day. Also to the snow areas stay warm and safe. Nancy and 4 legged associates stay safe and and take care.
Susie Indy 2007
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