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May 23, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Today's Recipes - Robbie's Apple Pie Recipes | Rustic Tomato Tart Recipe | Gambas al Ajillo….Garlic Shrimp from Spain | Uses for Leftover Beef | A & W Coney Sauce Copycat Recipe | Fruit Salad Pie Recipe | Italian Garden Salad Recipe | Maple Apple Crisp Recipe
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I found out about a year ago that I am prediabetic. Today I saw Marvis in Texas's recipe for zucchini casserole with Bisquick. I made it and it was very good. I used to make a similar one with Stove Top but found out it has high fructose corn syrup and I can't have that anymore. I use only Barilla high protein pasta which I get from because my supermarket doesn't carry it. I have adjusted my recipes accordingly and would be happy to send some of them on to your readers. Because I am limited in my sugar intake I make a recipe for Yogurt with fruit which is very good. I take a 2 lb container of plain lowfat yogurt and add a can of Libby's mandarin oranges, drained, and a large can of Dole pineapple chunks, drained to the yogurt. You can also add a can of sugar free fruit cocktail. I also add a tablespoon of Stevita sugar substitute. If your readers would be interested in some of my recipes, I would be glad to send some of them on. I make a lot of low carb casseroles.
Best wishes, Angela from Amherst

Hi Nancy, Was surprised when I got to the bottom of 5-21 N/L and saw the recipe for Chocolate Gravy.

Carolyn,Tulsa was my sister, we lost her to a fatal heart attack 2 months ago. Thanks for printing her recipe.
Margaret, Tulsa

It is one of the recipes I have tried and it was very good. When there are not enough recipes to fill the currect newsletter, I am taking some of the best and most requested recipes from the past. Sorry to hear about your sister.

Little One has come a long way in the past several days. He is now wanting me to play with him and he is is back to helping me make the bed (he hides under the covers when I make the bed.) He is back to grooming himself. Early this morning he brought me the toy that is a like a fishing pole and has feathers on the end of the string. It would have been nice if he had waited until I was awake. I am sure it took him a while to drag the pole into my bedroom and get it up on the bed. I woke up to feathers tickling my nose. It was hard to say no to Little One when he was so excited.

Robbie's Apple Pie Recipes
Sue wanted apple pie recipes. Both of these are great and slightly different m a traditional apple pie. In the first recipe feel free to use your favorite pie crust recipe or a store bought crust if you prefer. The second recipe appeared in a 9/15 newsletter and was shared by Linda NM.
Robbie IN

Blue Ribbon Caramel Apple Pie Recipe

2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (16 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter
1/2 cup ice water

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 pounds whole apples, to yield 1 1/2 pounds peeled, cored, and sliced apples; about 6 cups
1/2 cup caramel apple dip, caramel sauce, or melted caramel, divided
2 tablespoons milk or cream

1 cup Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup cold unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 375°F.
To make the crust: Combine the flour and salt. Work in the butter to make an unevenly crumbly mixture. Add enough of the water to bring the dough together. Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disk, wrap well, and refrigerate for 1 hour. To make the filling: Combine the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Stir in the apples. Combine 2 tablespoons caramel with the milk or cream. Toss with the apples. To make the streusel: Combine the flour and sugar. Work in the butter until crumbly. To assemble the pie: Roll one piece of dough into a 12" round, and lay it into a 9" pie pan. Spoon in the filling; sprinkle with the topping.

Roll the second piece of dough into a circle slightly larger than the top of your pie pan. Cut 3/4"-wide strips, and weave a lattice crust. Seal and crimp the edges. Bake the pie for 45 to 55 minutes, until golden brown. Remove it from the oven, and cool it for 15 minutes. Drizzle the pie with the remaining caramel, warming it slightly if necessary top make it "drizzlable." Cool the pie for at least 2 hours before serving.
Robbie IN


Sour Cream Apple Pie Recipe

1 unbaked (9-inch) pie shell
2 Tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg
1 c. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. diced apples
1/3 c. sugar
1/3 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter

Sift 2 tablespoons flour, salt and 3/4 cup of sugar. Add egg, sour cream, vanilla and nutmeg. Stir in apples. Then pour into pastry lined pie pan. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes, then at 350° for 35 minutes.

Combine 1/3 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, cinnamon and butter. Sprinkle over pie. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes longer.
Linda NM
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Last night we had bad weather in Lubbock and the surrounding counties. Although we were in only a tornado watch there was up to softball sized hail near here. I am always a little concerned when we have a severe thunderstorm warning. When the weather forecaster states we are in a tornado watch and there should only be a couple of tornadoes possible. When I sent out the message there would be no newsletter due to bad weather a dust storm was about to hit. I don't like to keep on my computer when there are high winds. There is a chance for electricity spikes during high winds.

I don't remember if I posted this recipe , but it's worth repeating . One of our favorites . Can be used as appetizer or a side dish .

Rustic Tomato Tart Recipe

3 Tbsp mustard or mayonnaise ( I use mayo)
4 large tomatoes, sliced
1/2 tsp garlic minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp each : basil, parsley, oragano (combine )
1/2 tsp salt
Pinch red pepper flakes optional ( or more if you prefer)
2 Cups mozzarella cheese shredded ( I use a combination of parmesan cheese and mozzarella or whatever you have on hand )
1 Pillsbury pie crust for bottom

Preheat oven to 375 degrees . Using a tart pan insert your dough in the bottom and around sides (don't over-lap). I brush egg white on the crust . Par bake the crust and let cool completely . Spread 3 tblspn of the mayo or mustard only on bottom crust. Cover entire bottom of crust with the tomatoes. You can make an extra layer but I don't .Scatter garlic and salt on top of tomatoes and 2 Tblspn of olive oil. Sprinkle your dried herbs on top and your pepper flakes . Sprinkle wth the cheese on top and sprinkle parsley on top for color. Bake 20 min. at 375 degrees until bubbly . Allow to cool for 10 min. Slice with a pizza cutter . Enjoy . Delicious !
Dee RI/Fl
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Hope your bad weekend weather wasn't too awful, especially for your cat; we had some close lightning strikes I know he wouldn't have liked at all. Me either.
Guess summer is almost here.
Here's a shrimp dish that turned out to be so easy it will probably be on the menu often. It's pretty spicy, but for anyone who prefers mild, just cut down or eliminate the dried red peppers.

Gambas al Ajillo….Garlic Shrimp from Spain

12 cleaned jumbo shrimp, tails on or off*
4 T. olive oil (2 T.)
2 heaping tsp. minced garlic (1 tsp.)
1/2 scant tsp. dried red pepper flakes (1/4 tsp.)
Juice of 1 lemon ( 1 half)
1 T. dry sherry (1/2 T.)
1/2 tsp. paprika (1/4 tsp.)
Black pepper in a grinder
Fresh parsley, snipped

*If cooking in one skillet, use larger amounts; smaller in parentheses are for individual pans.

Warm oil, garlic, & dried peppers over Medium heat, swirling, about 30 seconds. Add shrimp, lemon, sherry, & paprika; stir. Saute’, stirring, over Medium High heat about 3 minutes. Off heat, grind on pepper & sprinkle with parsley.

This is a favorite tavern recipe of Spain. Serve with rice or an Old World bread to mop up the juices. If you like LOTS of bread & sauce, add another tablespoon oil for each serving. This serves 2, but is easy to multiply.

And is made on the stovetop so good for hot weather or camping.
Marilyn in FL
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I believe that I saw someone requesting a good coney sauce recipe. I have a recipe that is supposed to taste like coney sauce from A&W Restaurant, which is known for their coney dogs and rootbeer.

A & W Coney Sauce Copycat Recipe

1lb Ground chuck
1 can (6oz) Tomato paste
1 tbsp Sugar
1 tbsp Yellow mustard
1 tbsp Dried, minced onion
2 tsp Chili powder
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Celery seed
1/2 heaping tsp Ground cumin
1/4 tsp Black pepper
1 cup Water

Cook the ground chuck in a pan and break into small pieces. Season with salt and pepper. Add in the remaining ingredients.
Simmer for about 30 minutes until thickens.

Boil some water in a pot, and add in however many frankfurters you want. Boil for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Place the frankfurter in a hot dog bun and spread on 3 tablespoons of the sauce you just made. Spread the cheddar cheese on top, and you're done!
Thanks, Kathy in Akron, OH
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My husband loves jalapeno poppers with cheddar cheese in them. He does not like cream cheese at all. Would appreciate it if anyone had a recipe for them. Also would like to "Thank You" Nancy and all your furry friends. Great Group!!!

Fruit Salad Pie Recipe

12 oz Cool Whip
8 oz cream cheese-soft
½ c sugar
29 oz peaches, drained and chopped
29 oz pears-drain-chop
20 oz pineapple tidbits-drained
11 oz mandarin oranges-drained-cut in half
1 c small red seedless grapes
1 jar cherries-drained
1 c chopped, toasted nuts-any type
Mini graham shells, phyllo shells, or shortbread crust in custard cups

Drain juices from all fruits and save for another use*. Chop fruits as indicated. Beat cream cheese and sugar together until fluffy. Add Cool Whip and fruit. Mix well, cover and chill 1 hour. Put salad into crust of choice and top with nuts-serve cold. This would be pretty in a stemmed glass alternating layers with Cool Whip and crushed graham or shortbread crumbs.

**Tip-I save and freeze all my drained fruit juices separately in marked freezer bags-these are great "ice" for smoothies, blender fruit drinks, or pop into tea or lemonade to flavor. I also drop them into rice to flavor it from time to time if I want something a little different. Freeze in ice trays-each cube=1 T juice. They will keep up to a year if sealed well.
Mimi ^..^ 2007
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I am looking for a recipe. It is for fried cheesecake bites, like they used to have at Arby's. Thank you in advance.

Uses for Leftover Beef
Recipes using left over beef, here is a great way to use left over pot roast. If you don't like German cooking, don't try this. I thought it tasted a lot like traditional Sauerbraten which has a distinctive, mild, sour taste.

Easy Sauerbraten Recipe

10 oz jar beef gravy
1/2 c apple cider vinegar
3 tbsp sugar
5-6 whole cloves
1 c water
1/2 c crushed Ginger snaps (12)
2-3 c sliced cooked pot roast
Combine the gravy, vinegar, sugar, water, cloves and ginger snaps in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook stirring on medium heat for 6 minutes. Add the cooked pot roast and heat through. Serve with mashed potatoes or buttered noodles.
Serves 4

Shredded Beef Filling for Enchiladas
1 med. onion, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 c finely chopped or shredded lean cooked beef (pot roast works great)
1 can chopped green chilies (4oz)
1 tsp cumin
1 cup enchilada sauce
In a skillet, sauté onion in the oil. Add beef, chilies, cumin, and enchilada sauce. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Use to fill enchiladas (can be used in chimichangas, tacos or tamales).
Makes 2-1/2 cups

Easy Enchilada Sauce

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp flour
1/4 c chili powder (for mild sauce use 2 tbsp)
2 c chicken stock
1 can tomato paste
1 tsp oregano
1 rounded tsp cumin
1/2 tsp salt
In a med. pan heat oil; add flour, smoothing and stirring with a wooden spoon. Cook for 1 minutes. Add chili powder and cook for 30 seconds. Add stock, tomato paste, oregano and cumin. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes. The sauce will thicken and smooth out.
You'll never buy store bought again.
Bobbie/Frankfort/IL 2007
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Italian Garden Salad Recipe

1 bag Italian salad greens
1 red bell pepper-julienne
1 red onion-julienne
8 oz fresh mushrooms-sliced
14 oz whole, pitted black olives-drained
5 boiled eggs-quartered
1 c mozzarella cheese-shredded
3 T parmesan cheese
4 Roma tomatoes-seeded/quartered
1 jar whole banana peppers-drained
** Mimi's Parmesan croutons and Red Pepper Vinaigrette dressing*

Mix first 8 ingredients together, then add tomatoes and peppers, folding gently. Serve with croutons and dressing.
Mimi ^..^


Mimi's Fresh Parmesan Croutons
1/2 loaf any day old bread (crusty or artisan types work best)
olive oil
Parmesan cheese
ground black pepper
garlic pepper

Cube bread in 1" pieces and put on a baking sheet. Drizzle well with oil and sprinkle on seasonings and cheese. Toss to mix well and toast 15 minutes. Top salads, soups, or casseroles-cut 2-3" cubes and serve with cheese fondue, dips, or party bread.


Red Pepper Vinaigrette
about 3/4 cup dressing

1 red bell pepper-seeded and cubed
1/4 c balsamic vinegar
1/2 c olive oil
2 T honey
a pinch of salt and pepper

Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend smooth. Strain thru a seive, and serve.
Mimi ^..^ 2008
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Here's a recipe for our favorite Apple Crisp. We never have any leftovers.

Maple Apple Crisp Recipe

5 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
3/4 c real maple syrup
1/2 c all purpose flour
1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c brown sugar
1 pinch salt
1/2 c butter, softened

Preheat oven to 375*. Place apples and syrup in an 8 x 8 baking pan. Mix flour, oats, sugar, and salt. Cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle mixture evenly over apples. Bake for 35 minutes.
Hope you enjoy it.
Lisa (East Texas) 2008


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