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Today's Recipes - Walt's Shrimp Clubs Recipe | Walt's Chorizo Burgers Recipe | Estelle's Baked Custard Recipe | Jello Strawberry Freeze Recipe | Mike's Creamy Polenta Recipe | Salad Recipes - 2008 | Mom McGinnis's Spare Rib and Sauerkraut Recipe | Best-Ever Lemon Pie Recipe | Teriyaki Steak Recipe | Angel Lush Cake with Pineapple Recipe | Peach Pie Recipe | Apricot Casserole Recipe

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Walt's Shrimp Clubs Recipe
(aka B S L T's)

16 - 18 cleaned shrimp
2 T. lemon juice
1 T. plain olive oil
1/2 c. Hellman's Mayonnaise
3 T. chopped fresh basil
1 tsp. minced garlic
2 Kaiser rolls, sliced into thirds crosswise
4 slices pre-cooked bacon
2 large or 4 small lettuce leaves (not iceberg, something softer)
4 medium-thick tomato slices

Heat grill or broiler. Combine juice, oil & shrimp; set aside for 10 minutes. Mix mayo, basil, & garlic and chill. Cook shrimp 4" to 6" from Medium-High heat for 5 to 7 minutes until pink and done; mean while toast cut sides of rolls. Finish bacon in microwave or on foil on grill and put clubs together:

Spread half the mayo on bottom roll slices; add lettuce, tomato, and half of shrimp; put on middle roll slices. Top them with the rest of the mayo, then rest of the shrimp, then bacon, and tops of rolls.

Spear with long skewer picks and cut into halves thirds or quarters if you like. Serves 2, increase as needed.
Walt in FL
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Walt's Chorizo Burgers Recipe


For each 3 burgers:
4 oz. chorizo, casing removed, crumbled (either fresh or dried)
1 lb. ground chuck
1/2 green pepper, diced; poblano if possible
1/4 c . minced onion
1/2 tsp. cumin
Dash EACH salt & pepper
3 slices pepper jack cheese

Challah type egg rolls
Diced tomato & onion

Saute chorizo till brown if fresh; drain, blot dry; mix with all but cheese & shape into patties.

Grill or broil, turning once, for 9 to 11 minutes. Serve on rolls, dressed as desired.
Serves 2 or 3. Easy to multiply.
Walt in FL.
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Last evening I sent out a message stating there were only 4 recipes and messages to post and I would post them tonight instead after more have come in to the inbox.  It was a good thing I did not post a newsletter online.  A few minutes after the message was sent out we had a severe thunderstorm.  I don't have TV and still haven't gotten local TV set up on my TV.  Last year, to cut expenses I shut off my cable TV. I do have alerts set up on my tablet and cell phone.  The only problem with getting alerts that way is I often forget to turn the sound back on my phone after working at Sylvan. Sometimes I only know we have bad weather approaching is when it actually hits. The cats often give me a warning about 30 minutes before a storm.  Their way of showing a storm is on the way is to go racing through the house and then hide in the corner behind my computer desk.

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I need some good recipes for pies that are sugar free. Can anyone help me with these.

Estelle's Baked Custard Recipe

Submitted by: Sharon Jones from Oklahoma City, OK.

Originally shared on the web 01/30/2013
6 eggs
6 c. milk
1/2 c.
1-1/2 t. vanilla extract
1/8 t.
Garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon or

Whisk eggs until well beaten in a large bowl. Add milk, sugar, vanilla and salt; whisk well. Pour into 6 to 8 ungreased custard cups. Set cups in a rimmed baking pan. Pour an inch of hot water into baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for one hour, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Top with whipped cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg. Cool at room temperature or in refrigerator 1-1/2 to 2 hours before serving.
Serves 6 to 8.
Anna in Sweden
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Here is another no salt seasoning mix. Use on chicken, seafood, pork, beef or even your hamburgers. Can also be used on vegetables and pasta salads.
Robbie IN

Cajun Seasoning Mix Recipe

1/2 c. paprika
4 tsp. garlic powder
4 tsp. onion powder
4 tsp. cayenne
1 tbsp. white pepper
1 tbsp. black pepper
1 tbsp. basil leaves, crushed
1 tbsp. oregano leaves, crushed
1 tbsp. thyme leaves, crushed

2 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. sugar - I omit this

Combine all ingredients and store in air tight container.
Robbie IN
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I had to look this recipe up a friend, so thought I would share. You can substitute other fruits for the strawberries, just change the flavor of the Jell-O to match or compliment the fruit. This is an old recipe and I believe I got it m an ad for Jell-O. You cam use low fat ice cream or yogurt instead of ice cream if you are going to serve this as a dessert. I am not sure how it would work to make it as popcycles; properly for that.

Jello Strawberry Freeze Recipe

1 pkg. small strawberry Jell-O
1 cup hot water
1 pint vanilla ice cream
1 10. oz (about) pkg frozen strawberries

Add the frozen strawberries to the Jell-O, then dissolve it in the boiling water. Gently whip in the vanilla ice cream until well combined. This dessert may be served straight from the refrigerator (serve topped with whipped cream), or frozen to make Popsicles. Pour into ice cream or Popsicle mold (if freezing) or into serving dishes if serving as a refrigerator dessert. For a variation, other fruits may be used, such as raspberry Jell-O and frozen raspberries, etc. If making Popsicles, mixture may be prepared in the blender.
Robbie IN
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William's EZ Cake Recipe

One (1) box of Angel Food Cake Mix. One (!) can pie filling. Mix together bake 350 for however long it says on the back of cake mix. Using 9X13 " recipe. Thats it. Enjoy and it's healthy.
William S
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This Polenta recipe comes from a Chef at our local VFW Post. It's locally famous . Everyone asked for the recipe and Chef Mike finally gave it to us and it was printed in the Providence Journal a number of years ago.

Mike's Creamy Polenta Recipe

1/4 Cup olive oil
1/2 lb unsalted butter
2 Tblspn chopped garlic
2 Cups chicken stock
1 1/2 its half & half
2 tsp kosher salt
2 1/2 cups water
12 turns pepper grind
1 tsp crushed red pepper
2 cups corn meal (preferably stone ground )
pinch sugar
1 1/2-2 cups pecorino - romano cheese (I use what I have on hand -sometimes parmesan cheese)

Heat oil and butter in large heavy stock pot. Add garlic - sauce over low heat until golden . Add chicken stock, half & half, 2 1/2 cups water, salt, and black & red pepper . Stir to combine . Raise heat and bring to boil . Very slowly add corn meal stirring constantly. Lower heat to maintain gentle boil. After all corn meal has been added, continue to stir until thick and creamy (spoon should stand up straight - about 20 min) . Off heat stir in sugar and cheese.

(I pour the polenta in a large rectangular casserole dish . You can use plain, grilled , or serve it the way I do ( and Chef Mike does at the VFW) as follows: I make my own tomato sauce or if in a hurry use bottled sauce) I serve it with meatballs and/or Italian sweet (mild) sausage. When I make my own sauce , I par boil the sausage to rid it of the fat & then put it in my sauce to finish cooking slowly . It is delicious . Hope you agree.
Dee R.I./Fl
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Tip from 2006
When making a pot roast, use root beer (yes, root beer!) as your liquid. In my slow cooker I put a chuck roast, one package of dry onion soup mix and add root beer to about a 2" level., let it cook on low for 7-8 hours. The meat is so tender and delicious. It is equally good with chicken breasts. Surprise your family and guests!
JoAnn, Brookfield, Wi

Salad Recipes - 2008

Stuffed Peach Halves Recipe

Mix together:
1 8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 tbsp sour cream

Drain and dry canned peach halves very well.

Place a leafy designer lettuce (butter lettuce, arugala, frizee', red tipped lettuce....etc) on a plate and top with the drained and dried peach halves (well side up). Add a dollop of the cream cheese mix into the well of the peach. Top with a few more chopped pecans and a maraschino cherry half.

Can also be done with fresh peaches but fresh peaches must be immersed in an acidic solution of lemon juice so they do not turn brown before serving. I prefer canned peaches for presentation.
Judy/Buffalo 2008

Pear Jell-O Salad Recipe

1 lg. pkg. lime Jell-O
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 lg. can pears

Dissolve lime Jell-O in 2 cups hot water. Pour juice from canned pears into blender. Add cream cheese and puree. Pour into dissolved Jell-O. Cut up pear piece to bite size or smaller and add. Refrigerate in a square or oblong pan. Cut into squares and serve on a leaf of lettuce.
Karen TX 2008

Orange Cream Cheese Salad Recipe

1 sm. pkg. ea. of orange and lemon Jell-O
1 lg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 c. orange juice
1-1/2 c. undrained crushed pineapple

Dissolve Jell-O in 1 1/2 cup of boiling water. Stir in cream cheese using egg beater. Let cool. Add orange juice. Let sit in refrigerator until thick (but not firm). Add pineapple and nuts then refrigerate until firm.
Karen TX 2006

Cherry Applesauce Salad Recipe

1 small pkg. cherry Jell-O
1 c. hot water
1/4 c. red cinnamon candy
1/2 c. boiling water
1 c. apples, chopped, pared
1 c. celery, chopped
1/2 c. nuts, chopped

Dissolve Jell-O in hot water; add candies to 1/2 cup boiling water. Add enough water to make 1 cup; add to dissolved Jell-O. Cool until partially set; add remaining ingredients. Chill and mold.
Karen in TX 2008

Spaghetti Salad Recipe

1 lb. spaghetti (break into 3-inch lengths before cooking)
2 lg. tomatoes, chopped
2 cucumbers, chopped
1 sweet onion, chopped
1/2 c. broccoli florets
1/2 c. red and green peppers, chopped
2 sm. zucchini, chopped
12 oz. Seven Seas Herbs and Spices
1/2 jar McCormick Salad Supreme

Cook spaghetti; drain and cool. Add remaining ingredients and toss well. Marinate in refrigerator overnight (or at least several hours). Add any other chopped vegetables.
Karen TX 2008

Tomato Salad Recipe

6 ripe tomatoes, peeled and sliced
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme or marjoram, crushed
1/4 c. finely snipped parsley
1/4 c. snipped chives
2/3 c. salad oil
1/4 c. tarragon vinegar

Place tomatoes in bowl; sprinkle with seasonings and herbs. Combine oil and vinegar; pour over. Cover; chill 3 hours, spooning dressing over a few times. Drain off dressing and pass with tomatoes.
Karen, 2008|
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Mom McGinnis's Spare Rib and Sauerkraut Recipe

1 lb. spare ribs
1, 32 oz., bag sauerkraut, store brand is fine
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup water or less

In a 9x13" or small pan put the kraut in the bottom adding about 1/3 cup water. Then salt and pepper the spare ribs and then put on top of kraut. Cover and cook in a 325º to 350º oven for at least 1½ to 2 hours. I have not cooked this meal in the oven for over 10 years or longer. I do mine in the Crock Pot putting the kraut and water in it the night before letting it cook all night and then in the morning I put the ribs around the kraut making sure a couple of ribs are on top of the mixture. Then letting it cook until 5:00 to 6:00pm. I guess the secret is the pork fat takes out the tartness. We do not add anything else to it. To complete the meal we have carrots, corn bread, of course mashed potatoes and Orange Jell-O for dessert. Not a diet meal. To me this meal is so simple but so good and easy to make.

Everyone have a great day. Nancy and 4 legged associates take care, stay safe and cool.
Susie Indy 2008
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Several people have mentioned kraut and ribs and I thought I'd tell about my pork chops and kraut. I use a big Dutch oven with a lid and put a little olive oil in the heated bottom. Next salt and pepper the pork chops. dust with flour, and brown them in the Dutch oven. Take them out after browning and pour in a can of undrained kraut and sprinkle several tablespoons of brown sugar over the kraut. Return some of the chops and repeat with more kraut and brown sugar. I just keep repeating until all the chops are in the pot ending with brown sugar on the top layer of kraut. Cook on medium low heat and place lid on pot. Slow cook for about 2-3 hours and you will have delicious, tender pork chops. I serve this with corn bread, black-eyed peas, sliced onion and iced tea. Even though I do this meal during the year, it is our tradition to have it on New Year's Day.
Jane Ann in Alabama 2008

This TNT recipe from Ann Landers is firm, and it is very good. Ann Landers said she got the recipe from a New York cab driver. My family says it is the best lemon pie I ever made.

Best-Ever Lemon Pie Recipe

1 baked deep dish 9-inch pie shell
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 tablespoons cornstarch
2 cups water
3 egg yolks
1/3 cup lemon juice
1-1/2 teaspoons lemon extract
3 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons vinegar ( I use Cider vinegar)

Mix sugar and cornstarch together in the top of a double boiler. Add the 2 cups water. Combine egg yolks with lemon juice and beat until well mixed. Add to the rest of the sugar mixture. Cook over boiling water until thick-about 25 minutes. This does away with the starchy taste. Now add the lemon extract, butter and vinegar, and stir thoroughly. Pour mixture into deep 9-inch pie shell, and let cool. Cover with meringue, and brown in oven.


Never-Fail Meringue Recipe

1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1/2 cup boiling water
3 egg whites
6 tablespoons sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blend cornstarch and cold water in a saucepan. Add boiling water and cook, stirring until clear and thickened. Let stand until COMPLETELY cold. with electric beater at high speed, beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar, and beat until stiff but not dry. Turn mixer to low speed, add salt and vanilla. Gradually beat in cold cornstarch mixture. Turn mixer again to high, and beat well. Spread meringue over cooled pie filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Frances in Wesley Chapel 2008
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I was searching through my TNT recipes I had gotten from this newsletter. I found one that I really love. It was sent in by Lisa East Texas in 2001.
Nancy Rogers

Teriyaki Steak Recipe

2 1/2 pounds Boneless round steak
1 teaspoon Ground ginger
1 tablespoon Sugar
2 tablespoons Oil
1/2 cup Soy sauce
1 Clove garlic, crushed

Cut the steak into 1/8 inch thick slices. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Place the meat in the crockpot and pour sauce over it all. cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Serve with rice
Lisa (East Texas) 2001
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Peach Pie Recipe

3 tbsp. Cornstarch
4 tbsp. peach gelatin
1 c. water
1 c. sugar
1 baked pie shell
3 lg. Peaches
Cool Whip

Bring ingredients to rolling boil, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool. Cut up 3 large peaches. Add few drops of lemon juice and a little sugar. Add to cooled gelatin mixture. Pour into baked crust and cover with Cool Whip. Refrigerate.
Linda NM 2006
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Apricot Casserole Recipe

2 lg. cans apricots
1 c. brown sugar
1 stick butter
2 pkgs. soda crackers
1 c. pecans

Remove seeds and drain. Butter baking dish and layer apricots; sprinkle broken up crackers, pecans (sugar and butter) over apricots. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Great with ham or pork.
Linda NM
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Angel Lush Cake with Pineapple Recipe

1 pkg vanilla instant pudding
20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice, undrained
1 pkg prepared round angel food cake
10 whole strawberries with stems

Mix pudding mix and pineapple with juice in a bowl. Stir in COOL WHIP. Cut cake horizontally in 3 layers. Place bottom cake layer, cut side up, on serving plate, spread 1 1/3 cups pudding mixture onto cake layer, cover with middle cake layer. Spread 1 cup pudding mixture onto middle cake layer, top with remaining cake layer. Spread with remaining pudding mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Makes 10 Servings
Chris in California 2006
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