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May 19, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes - Choco Scotch Clusters Recipe | Spanish Rice Recipe | Raspberry Fluff Pie Recipe | Judy's Crab Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe | Underground Veggie Salad Recipe | Banana Muffins Recipe | Cinnamon Roll Bites Recipe | Baked Macaroni and Tomatoes Recipe | Angel Food Cake with Variations
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Nancy, I very much appreciate your web site and all the recipes that everyone sends in. Thank you for sharing these recipes with the rest of us. I would appreciate a good hot dog chili recipe and also apple pie recipes. I need to make the chili for about 70 people. The apple pie recipe I would like one that the apples are soft and not hard pieces. My husband has had dental work done and at the present time he has to eat soft food and he can't bite into anything. I do appreciate any help that you can give me.
Thank you...Sue from N.C.

These wonderful no-bake cookies/candy recipe has been around for many years.

Is a great sweet treat to make in the summer, when is too hot to turn the oven on.

Choco Scotch Clusters Recipe

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
4 cups Rice Krispies

Melt both chips and peanut butter in heavy saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly until well blended; remove from heat. Add Rice Krispies and stir until well coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper or buttered cookie sheet. Let stand in cool place until firm. Makes about 4 dozen, 1-1/2 inches in diameter.

NOTE: May press mixture into a buttered 9" square pan, if desired and cut into squares when firm.
Makes about 3 dozen squares.
Judy (in Alaska)
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I really like Spanish Rice and this is a really flavorful one.

Super Spanish Rice Recipe

2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 chopped onion
1 cup raw long-gran rice
1 quart (4 cups) tomato juice
Salt and pepper, to taste
Italian seasoning, to taste
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)
2 chopped Roma tomatoes (optional)

Brown meat and beef together; drain. Combine with onion, rice, tomato juice and salt and pepper in a 9x13" pan. in large casserole dish (or 9x13" pan). Sprinkle top generously with Italian seasoning. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour, or until rice is done. Add cilantro and tomatoes before serving, if desired.
Judy (in Alaska)
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This light creamy pie is delicious down to the last bite. If you use frozen raspberries, use one 10 oz. package, thawed and drained well. I find fresh berries are best, if you can get them. I add a little powdered sugar to cream as I'm whipping it. You could probably use Cool Whip instead, but I never have.

Raspberry Fluff Pie Recipe

9" baked pie plain crust
1/2 cup fresh-squeezed fresh orange juice
1/2 lb. marshmallows
1 cup whipped cream, whipped
1 cup fresh raspberries
Berries - a few for garnish (optional)

Heat orange juice; when hot, add marshmallows and leave on stove until melted. Cool till partially set. Fold in whipped cream and berries and pour into pie shell. Chill till set. Can serve each piece with a few berries on top.
Judy (in Alaska)
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If you like crab, as we do, you will really enjoy these baked potatoes.

Judy's Crab Stuffed Baked Potatoes Recipe

4 baked potatoes
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup undiluted evaporated milk
1 tbsp. grated onion
1 cup shredded cheese (I use Cheddar)
1 can crab meat, drained and flaked
Salt and pepper, to taste

Cut thin slice off the tops of potatoes; scoop our the pulp. Mash potatoes and then whip with butter, cream and salt and pepper, beating until fluffy. Mix in onion, cheese and crab. Pile into potato shells and sprinkle with paprika. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Judy (in Alaska)
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Still another salad:

Underground Veggie Salad Recipe

1 lb. med. fresh mushrooms, halved
8 small carrots, peeled & halved lengthwise
2 cups, cubed & peeled celery root
2 cups, cubed & peeled rutabaga
2 cups, cubed & peeled sweet potato
2 T. olive oil
1/4 t. salt
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
8 cups torn, curly endive

3 T. apple cider or juice
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. cider vinegar
1 t. stone-ground mustard
1 t. grated lemon peel
1/2 t. fennel seed, crushed
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

Preheat 400. In large bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Add olive oil & salt. Toss to coat. Transfer to greased roasting pan. Roast 30 - 35 min. or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, roast 10 min. longer Place endive in large bowl. In small bowl, whisk together first 8 vinaigrette ingredients. Gradually whisk in olive oil until blended.

Pour vinaigrette over endive; toss to coat. Divide endive among 8 salad plates; top w/roasted vegetables. 261 cal.
Source:Peter Halferty
Athena in DE
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Baked Macaroni and Tomatoes Recipe

1 (8 oz.) pkg. macaroni
3 tbsp. chopped onion
2 tbsp. butter
1 med. bell pepper, chopped
2-1/2 c. peeled and chopped tomatoes
1 tsp. salt
1/2 c. grated sharp cheese

Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender. Drain thoroughly. Cook onion and pepper in butter until tender. Add tomatoes and simmer 5 minutes. Add drained macaroni and salt. mix well and simmer 10 minutes longer. Arrange half of macaroni and tomato mixture in bottom of greased casserole. Sprinkle with half of grated cheese. Add remaining tomato mixture and sprinkle top with remaining cheese. Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.
Tona in Bama 2007
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Banana Muffins Recipe

1 c. biscuit mix
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 c. sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 ripe banana, mashed

Combine biscuit mix, baking powder and sugar in a bowl.
Make a well in center of mixture. Combine egg, oil and banana, add to dry ingredients, stirring just to moistened. Spoon into paper lined or greased muffin pans, filling 2/3 full. Bake at 400º for 15 to 18 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Cool on wire rack. Store in air tight container up to 2 days.

Makes about 8 muffins depending on size. I add nuts sometimes and have added a 1/2 tsp of jelly in center of each muffin. Great for that too ripe banana we have left over sometimes. Granny in Dover, Ky 2007

I enjoy the newsletter so much and have tried and shared with others so many of the recipes. Nancy I appreciate all your work with doing the newsletter.
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Tip from 2007 Newsletter

For cleaning foods that are burned on to stainless steel, even though the cans say it is not recommended, I have used oven cleaner and never had a pot be stained or ruined, and it makes short order of the problem.

For cleaning very rusted cast iron, contact an automotive body shop and see if they can recommend someone who can sandblast the pans. Then, when they are returned to you, immediately season. I was helping a friend who had been a flood victim, and her cast iron pots and skillets were heavily rusted when we were able to retrieve them. She did not just want to get rid of them, because they had been in her family for several generations. We contacted a small body shop in our area, and they sandblasted them in just a day, and we were charged only a slight charge. We immediately seasoned them, and they are as good as new.
Sandy H in Blue Springs, MO

Potato Pancakes Recipe
(from Nova Scotia)

2 eggs
2/3 cup milk
4 medium potatoes grated
1-1/3 cup flour
1 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1-1/3 tsp. baking soda
salt and pepper to taste
shortening for frying

In a blender, add eggs and milk, blend to smooth. Peel potatoes and slice into blender, blend until fairly smooth. In a separate bowl, mix dry things together. Pour liquid mixture into the dry ingredients and mix just until moistened. Heat heavy skillet and melt 1Tblsp. shortening. Add spoonfuls of batter to skillet as you do for regular pancakes, cook until surface bubbles then flip and brown other side. Add more shortening, keeping in mind, these are being baked, not fried. (some people like these with syrup or molasses, it all depends upon your tastes!) Enjoy!
Teresa in Sask. 2007
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I got this recipe from the Pillsbury website online and made it for work. They went quickly. This is simple with a capital S.

Cinnamon Roll Bites Recipe

1(12.4-oz)can Pillsbury Refrigerated Orange Danish Cinnamon Rolls with Icing

Heat oven to 375°. Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Cut each roll into 4 equal parts; place separately on the cookie sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Uncover the icing cup; and microwave for 10 seconds. Drizzle icing over all and serve. (Makes 32 “bites)
Susana in Louisiana 2007
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Hi, Nancy and all my Nancy-land family. Since so many of you requested the variations for the angel food cake recipe, I will print the list in its entirety. Sorry about the length, Nancy.
Doris in Oklahoma City 2007

Angel Food Cake with Variations
Serves: 12

I box (1-Step) angel food cake
Mix the angel food cake mix and desired flavor ingredients together and beat by hand until blended. Pour into greased 9 x 13" pan (or muffin tin) and bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes (muffins bake 15-18 minutes).

1 cup + 3 Tbs water, 2 Tbs lemon juice and 2 tsp grated lemon peel

Orange Citrus
1 cup water, 1/4 c orange juice and 2 tsp grated orange peel

1 can (20 oz) light cherry pie filling

Black Forest
add 1 /2 cup cocoa to Cherry version

Cotton Candy
1 small pkg (3.4 oz) sugar free flavored gelatin, any flavor, 1-1/4 cup water.

1 cup + 2 Tbs water, 2 Tbs fresh lime juice and 1-1/2 tsp grated lime rind

1 can (20 oz) crushed pineapple in juice

Pina Colada
add 1 Tbs coconut extract (and 1 Tbs rum extract, if desired) to pineapple cake directions

1 can (15 oz) pumpkin, 3/4 c water, 1 Tbs vanilla & 1 Tbs pumpkin pie spice (or spices for Spice Cake, below)

1-1/4 cup water, 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 /2 tsp ginger, 1 /2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp ground cloves

The number of members requesting this addition to the angelfood pineapple cake that Doris submitted is very high. My thinking was to post the variations and not all 72 members names that requested.
Nancy 2007
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