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Tips, recipes, questions and hopefully answers

Salad ~
Substitute cabbage for lettuce, it tends to be cheaper, stays fresh longer and is healthier.

Veggies ~
Fresh is key to taste, but not always convenient

Fruit ~
Snack food supreme. Eat all you can. Fresh is so much better. Ever had mango or kiwi? "mmmm" ~drools~

Pie ~
For me, pie is king of deserts. Punkin pie [pumpkin] is my fave.

Cakes ~

Candy ~
This past week I enjoyed nature's candy cane, fresh Sugar Cane. Chop the sections / joints off , wash, then peel the skin / bark off with a sharp knife [careful] , but leave the 1 last strip. Then cut bite-sized sections down the cane. Remove the last piece of bark and bite off a chunk. Chew and suck out the sweet sugar juice and spit out the fibers [this step is best done out of doors]. Probably avoid this treat if your teeth have problems. Try it you'll love it.

Assorted ~
Jello ~
Great stuff, a little boring tho, I mix it with my fave flavor of yogurt for a delicious dessert. Kids just might think you worked hard for them. ~wink~
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Punkin pie [pumpkin, my gramma & mom's, of course]
2-3 pies -- 1 pie
3 C ------- 1 1/2 C punkin pie filler, canned
1 1/3 C -- 2/3 C white sugar
1 t -------- 1/2 t salt
1 t -------- 1/3 t cinnamon
1/2 t ------ 1/4 t ginger
3 C ------- 1 1/2 C scalded milk
4 ---------- 2 eggs

mix and pour into an unbaked pie shell [home-made or store bought]
Bake @ 425`F for 15 mins.
Reduce heat to 350`F for 30 mins. more

2 Pie Crusts
1/2 t salt
1 1/2 C sifted flour
9/16 C shortening
Add just enough water to hold it together and roll with floured rolling pin on a floured surface. Shape in pie pan.
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Chocolate Sheet Cake

Mix 1/2 C buttermilk & 1 t baking soda and let stand

boil:
1 C water
2 sticks margarine
1/4 C cocoa

beat well & add:
2 C flour
2 C white sugar
2 eggs

Add buttermilk mix and beat well
Pour into greased & floured cookie sheet
Bake @ 375`F for 20-25 mins
Ice hot from oven [my mom used chocolate but use your imagination]
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Chocolate Marshmallow Cookies

Mix:
1 C white sugar
1/2 C shortening
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1/4 C milk
1 3/4 C sifted flour
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1/2 C cocoa

Preheat oven to 350`F
Drop on a greased cookie sheet. DO NOT OVER COOK. Take out after 8 mins and press a half of a regular-sized marshmallow in the centers of each cookie. Bake 2 more mins. Frost after cooling [mom used chocolate, but use your imagination]
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Poor man's soup
Bouillon cubes, bulk powdered bouillon or left over Ramen flavor packages. Use them in hot water for instant soup. [ not for those with high blood pressure, duh! ] Add left-overs, crackers, bread or my fave: rice! Or all of the above.
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Apple Pie

Original recipe makes 1 - 9 inch pieChange Servings
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

Directions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft
source: allrecipes.com

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Ingredients:

Pastry for 2 crusts (recipe below)
8 cups sliced, peeled assorted baking apples - about 3 lbs. (Granny Smith, Cortland, Jonathan)
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 Tablespoons butter
1 egg yolk
1 Tablespoon milk

Directions:
1. In a large bowl, toss the sliced apples with lemon juice.
2. Combine sugars, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; add to apples and toss well to coat.
3. Fill pastry lined 9 inch pie pan with apple mixture. Dot with butter.
4. Place second crust on top of pie filling, cut slits in top of crust to vent. Seal the edges of the crust with a fork or by hand.
5. In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and milk. Brush mixture over top crust.
6. Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.
7. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

Flaky Pastry Pie Crust Recipe
Makes two 9-inch pie crusts
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, chilled and diced
1/2 cup ice water

Directions:
1. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
2. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Stir in the ice water, a Tablespoon at a time, until the crust mixture forms a ball.
4. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
5. Sprinkle flour onto rolling surface. Roll dough out, then divide in half. Roll each half to fit a 9-inch pie plate.
6. Place crust in pie plate, pressing evenly into the bottom and sides.

source: momswho think.com

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Filling*
6 cups thinly sliced, peeled apples (6 medium)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Heat oven to 425°F. Place 1 pie crust in ungreased 9-inch glass pie plate. Press firmly against side and bottom.
In large bowl, gently mix filling ingredients; spoon into crust-lined pie plate. Top with second crust. Wrap excess top crust under bottom crust edge, pressing edges together to seal; flute. Cut slits or shapes in several places in top crust.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with 2- to 3-inch wide strips of foil after first 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Cool on cooling rack at least 2 hours before serving.
Expert Tips
*Two cans (21 oz each) apple pie filling can be substituted for the filling.

Caramel-Pecan Apple Pie: Immediately after removing pie from oven, drizzle with 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping. Sprinkle with 2 to 4 tablespoons chopped pecans.

source: pilsbury.com

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Brownies ~
my gramma's recipe

Cream:
1/3 C shortening
1C white sugar

then Mix with:
2 eggs
2 squares of melted cooking chocolate
1/2 t vanilla
1/4 t salt
1/2 C sifted flour
[opt. 1/3 cup chopped nuts]

Bake 20 mins. @ 350`F in a greased & floured 9x13" glass pan
Cut when partially cooled and remove from pan
~drooling~

" Washboard Cookies"
my mom's recipe, kind of like chewy sugar cookies

Cream:
1 C white sugar
1 C brown sugar
1 C shortening
2 eggs
1 t vanilla

Add:
3 1/4 C sifted flour
2 t baking soda
2 t cream of tartar
1/2 t salt
[opt. coconut, nuts, butterscotch bits, M&Ms,< I like em plain]

Bake 10-12 mins @ 350`F


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