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May 25, 2016  | Everyday Recipes
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Everyday Recipes from Our Recipe Family.

Today's Recipes - Totie’s Heavenly Rice Recipe | Cinnamon Candy Red Hot Pickles Recipe | Fried Cheesecake Bites Recipe | Robbie's Jalapeno Poppers Recipes | Susana's Hash Brown Casserole Recipe | Asparagus Frittata Casserole Recipe | Baked Cod Recipe | Karen's Hot Dog Recipes
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Someone recently asked for old family rice pudding recipes. This isn't a pudding, but it sure is good so thought I'd send it along. It was my older sister's recipe to begin with, & she is remembered with much love and many smiles when we make it. I'll include both sizes as Nancy seems to have a number of requests for smaller recipes.

Totie’s Heavenly Rice Recipe
For 6 servings:

1/2 c. just warm cooked rice
9 oz. can crushed pineapple
1/2 c. sugar
12 large marshmallows, cut in eighths
4 oz.(1/2 c.) heavy whipping cream

For 12 - 15 servings:
1 c. just warm cooked rice
15 - 16 oz. can crushed pineapple
1 c. sugar
24 large marshmallows, cut in eighths
8 oz. (1 c.) heavy whipping cream

Put bowl & beaters in freezer or refrigerator to be ready for whipping the cream.

Cook the rice in plenty of water. Cut up the marshmallows. Drain but don’t squeeze the pineapple.

When rice is cooked, rinse briefly with cool water; drain well & put in a sealable bowl. Add pineapple, sugar, & marshmallows; toss.

Whip cream to soft-peak stage & fold into rice mixture. Chill, the longer the better. Marilyn in FL
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Knew a lady that made these years ago and they were SO good. I failed to get the recipe but now can finally make them myself. By the way, she always looked for the huge, overgrown cucumbers that no one else wanted. Said it really didn't matter because the hard seeds were removed and that was the part no one liked.

Cinnamon Candy Red Hot Pickles Recipe

8 1/2 - 9 pounds large cucumbers
1 cup lime
1 cup vinegar
1 bottle red food coloring
2 Tbsp. alum
2 cups vinegar
11 cups sugar
8 cinnamon sticks
1 pkg. candy red hots

Peel cukes and remove seeds and cut into thin rings.* see notes
Soak in 1 cup lime, 1 gallon water for 24 hours. Then soak in ice water for 3 hours.

Mix alum, food coloring, 1 cup vinegar with enough water to cover the cukes and simmer for 2 hours.
Pour liquid off.

Bring to a boil 2 1/2 cups vinegar, 2 1/2 cups water, 11 cups sugar, cinnamon sticks and red hot candy. Let it cool.
Pour this over the cukes and let set for 24 hours in a plastic bucket. Then remove pickles and pack in jars. Bring the
syrup to a boil and then pour it over the pickles in the jars and seal.

Note: It's easier if you cut the cukes first and use a knive to go around the middle to get out the seeds.
Sherry (in Indiana)
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Angela in Amherst mentioned sharing some of her low carb casseroles (May 23 newsletter) I would love and appreciate if she did so. I'm on a low carb diet and always looking for low carb recipes.
Cheryl in Avon Lake, Ohio

Glad Little One is getting back to normal. It's been 3 weeks and no progress on my newly adopted kitty, Missy. Have tried feeding her only during the day for 3 days now. She still doesn't come out. The first night she found the food bag and tore open, smart cat. I keep hoping she will appear.
Anita in Camarillo

Good morning,
Firstly, you talk about saying "no" to your furbabies. If you (or anyone else) has figured out how to do that, please let me know, as I am quite unable to do so with my two.

Secondly, I would love the recipes from Angela in Amherst (prediabetic). My husband is type 2 diabetic, and I have absolutely no idea what to feed him. Aside from being diabetic, he is a little picky, so I need any little tricks as well that can be offered.

Thanks for the great website, Nancy, and at least a bazillion kudos to you for taking such great care of Little One. It absolutely broke my heart to read what happened to him (not once, but twice now!!), and I just cannot imagine what kind of heart a person must have to do such things.
Elaine F

Yes, I would like to have Angela from Amherst to send in her recipes that she has converted for her prediabetic.
Susie Indy

Nancy, Carol in newsletter May 23 is looking for Fried Cheesecake Bites and as luck would have it I have a recipe.

Fried Cheesecake Bites Recipe

1 6 " cheesecake, you can buy one at the store and I recommend Sara Lee cheesecake
1 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs, you can crush yours in a food processor
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup buttermilk
vegetable oil for frying

Cut cheesecake into bite sized squares and place in freezer until you're ready to batter and fry them. In a large bowl, combine the flour, graham cracker crumb, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add in buttermilk and whisk until the batter is smooth. In a medium saucepan pour the vegetable oil two inch high and heat until it reaches 360 degrees. Once oil is heated take cheesecake bites out of the freezer. One at a time dip each bite in the batter, turning them around with your hands until completely covered. Let excess batter drip back into the bowl, then gently drop it into the oil. Fry 3 to 4 at a time for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown, turning them as necessary to cook evenly. Remove them from the oil with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain.

For The Raspberry Sauce

4 cups frozen raspberries
3 tablespoons sugar

Warm the frozen raspberries in a sauce pan over medium low heat until they give off juice and start to break down. Transfer berries to a blender or food processor and blend, then strain the puree through a mesh strainer to remove seeds. Return the seedless puree to the sauce pan, add the granulates sugar and cook over medium heat until just starts to simmer and thicken into a tasty sauce.

Everyone have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates stay safe, stay well and comfortable.
Susie Indy
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This for Angela who wanted to know if anyone would like the recipes she has modified and the answer is a resounding yes! I can't wait to try them and share with family and friends.
Robbie IN

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Robbie's Jalapeno Poppers Recipes
Here are two recipes for Ruth. If you already have a recipe for JALAPENO POPPERS you like, considering using sour cream instead of the cream cheese, if you think your husband would like that. You may have to experiment with how much sour cream to use. Feel free to add any spices or other ingredients to either of these recipes.
Robbie IN

Jalapeno Poppers Recipe
Using Velveeta Or Cheese Whiz

6 large jalapeno peppers (washed)
2 cups Velveeta cheese (or Cheese Whiz)
1 1/2 tbsp Tabasco sauce or to taste
1 package raw bacon

Cut long strip out of the jalapeno pepper (do not cut in half).
Take out the seeds and cores and put in a pan. Add remaining ingredients (except the bacon and jalapenos).
Melt, then mix with a blender. Use this mixture to stuff the jalapenos. Replace the long strip cut out, wrap in bacon (using toothpicks to hold in place).
Bake at 350°F until bacon is crisp (approx 30 - 45 minutes.
Robbie IN


Jalapeno Sausage Poppers Recipe

Jalapeno peppers, cut in half, seeds removed
8 oz softened cheddar cheese or cheese of your choice
1 lb sausage
1 lb bacon slices

Cut jalapeno peppers in half and remove seeds. Cook and scramble sausage; drain.
Stir in softened cheese and mix well. Stuff pepper halves with cheese and sausage mixture. Wrap a slice of bacon around each popper and secure with a toothpick.
Bake or grill until bacon is crisp. Bake at 350°F approx 45 minutes)
Robbie IN
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Susana's Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

1 bag of frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
1 package of precooked bacon, microwave prepared and crumbled
(8-oz) sour cream
1/3-cup Ranch Salad Dressing
(8-oz) shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
2 sticks margarine, melted
Tony’s Seasoning (to taste)

Melt margarine. Mix all ingredients except cheese for top. Add salt, pepper and Tony’s seasoning to taste. Top with cheese and bake at 350° for 45 minutes. Uncover and cook 5 more minutes.
Susana 2008
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Asparagus Frittata Casserole Recipe
Makes 4 servings

3 Large eggs
1-1/2 Cups skim milk, - or 1% milk
1 Teaspoon salt
10 Ounces Birds Eye frozen Deluxe Asparagus Spears, thawed
1/2 Cup reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded or cheddar cheese

Pre-heat oven to 400F. Beat eggs in mixing bowl. Add milk and salt; blend thoroughly. Pour mixture into 9 x 13 in. greased baking pan; add asparagus. Top with grated cheese. Bake for 15 minutes or until firm.

Calories-161 Protein 13gm Carbohydrate 8gm, Total Fat 6gm Cholesterol 178mg Fiber 1g
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Baked Cod Recipe
Makes 4 Servings

2 tsp. virgin olive oil
4 cod fillets, about 1/4 lb. each
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Heat oil in a heavy nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Season cod with salt and pepper to taste. Sauté cod 3-4 minutes per side or until fish flakes easily. Carefully transfer fillets to a serving platter. Drain excess drippings from skillet. Stir in lemon juice. Remove from heat and stir in parsley. Serve lemon sauce over cod.

Per serving: calories 214, fat 3.9g, 17% calories from fat, cholesterol 99mg, protein 41.3g, carbohydrates 1.6g, fiber 0.2g, sugar 0.6g, sodium 127mg,
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Stuffed Celery Recipe
Yield: 6 servings

6 celery stalks
2 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons skim milk
1/4 teaspooon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Trim celery stalks and cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces. Beat cheese and milk in a small bowl until smooth and fluffy. Fill celery pieces with mixture using a small spoon or spatula.

40 calories, 1 g. protein, 4 g. fat, 1 g. carbohydrate, 57 mg. sodium, 11 mg. cholesterol 3 g fiber
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Sue's Blackberry Recipes
Blackberry Jam Cake Recipe

2 c. flour
1 tsp. soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1-1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. blackberries
3/4 c. buttermilk
1/2 c. shortening

1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
Berry juice
Dash of salt

Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, add drained berries. Alternate the buttermilk and dry ingredients. Bake in two 8 or 9 inch pans at 375 degrees for 35 minutes. Mix together.


Blackberry Crisp Recipe

1 can blackberry pie filling
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg
Cinnamon (optional)

Mix dry ingredients together. Add 1 stick melted butter and 1 egg; mix together. Spray baking dish with Pam. Put fruit in bottom of baking dish. Pour mixture over fruit. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
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Karen's Hot Dog Recipes
My kids always loved hot dogs. We were on a tight budget and hot dogs helped a lot. Here are the ones my children called "winners."

Corn Dogs Recipe

1 c. self rising flour
1 c. self rising corn meal
2 tsp. sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tbsp. oil
1 lb. wieners
1 c. milk

Combine first 3 ingredients (cornmeal, flour and sugar). Sift together. Beat egg slightly; add it and milk in mixture and stir. Add melted fat for deep fat frying. Dip wieners in mixture, holding with Kitchen fork. Drain extra batter in bowl. Fry in deep fat until golden brown or for about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towel. Serve piping hot with catsup or mustard.


Barbecue Hot Dogs Recipe

16 oz. pkg. wieners
3/4 c. catsup
3/4 c. Dr. Pepper

Mix catsup and Dr. Pepper in a skillet, slice wieners into bite size pieces and drop in skillet. Warm slowly until mixture thickens.


Pigs in a Blanket Recipe

5 wieners (hot dogs)
1 pkg. buttermilk biscuits
American cheese

Slit wieners in center and add a piece of cheese. Wrap dough-made into a square-with your fingers around the wiener. Wrap bacon spirally around this. Broil until the bacon is crisp and dough is brown.


Hot Dog Casserole Recipe

1 lg. pkg. hash brown potatoes
1 pkg. wieners
3 eggs, beaten
1/2 c. cheddar cheese

In large heavy skillet, cook potatoes 8-10 minutes. Turn once. Place wieners on top. Cover with beaten eggs, cook another 10 minutes. Add cheese, cook until cheese melts.


Southwestern Hot Dogs Recipe

1 pkg. wieners
Longhorn cheese strips
1 pkg. corn tortillas
1 can Sloppy Joe mix
1 sm. can enchilada sauce
Onion, diced
Grated cheese

Roll wiener with cheese strip in corn tortillas. Place folded side down in baking dish. Sprinkle with onion, mix Sloppy Joe and enchilada sauce and pour over tortilla rolls and top with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.


Hot Dog Casserole Recipe

1 lb. wieners
16 oz. can pork-n-beans
1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. chopped onions (optional)
3 tbsp. brown sugar
7 1/2 oz. can refrigerated biscuits
4 oz. pkg. shredded Cheddar cheese

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In medium saucepan combine 1 pound sliced wieners, 1 (16 ounce) can pork-n-beans, 1/2 cup ketchup, 1/2 cup chopped onion (optional) and 3 tablespoons brown sugar. Bring to a boil and simmer 5 minutes. Spoon hot bean mixture into ungreased 8 or 9 inch square pan. Separate 1 can biscuit dough into 10 biscuits; arrange over bean mixture. Sprinkle with 1 cup (4 ounce) shredded Cheddar cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown and no longer doughy. Makes 6 servings.


Chinese Hot Dog Casserole Recipe

1 lb. wieners, cut up
1 small can evaporated Pet milk
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 lg. can Chinese noodles

Mix all ingredients together. Bake in buttered casserole dish 25 minutes at 350 degrees.
Makes 4 servings.


Hot Dog and Potato Chip Casserole Recipe

1 can cream style corn
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. onion, chopped
8 wieners
1 c. crushed potato chips

Mix corn, soup and onion. Cut wieners into 1/2 inch pieces and put in corn mixture. Pour into greased casserole dish and top with crushed chips. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.


Ranch Beans and Hot Dog Casserole Recipe

3 c. crushed Fritos
1 sm. chopped onion
1 c. grated cheese
1 (9 oz.) can Ranch style beans
1 can tomato soup
4 dashes Tabasco sauce
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 lb. wieners

Place 1/2 of Fritos in bottom of casserole. Put chopped wieners on top of Fritos. Then beans, soup, chili powder, Tabasco and onions. Put rest of Fritos on. Sprinkle cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-30 minutes.
Karen 2008


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