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Honey Substitute?I have an allergy to honey, what could I use instead? Thank you

 

Chicken breasts being pounded flat in a recycled cake mix bag.

Cake Mix Inner Bags For Freezing ChickenWhen it comes to fried chicken breast tenders, I like mine thin. My intent here was to use the cake mix bag just for pounding the tenders. Then it occurred to me that the bag itself would be ideal for freezing as well, and I have accumulated several over time.

 

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Kangaroo CookingAlways cook something for the next meal, with your current one: extra potatoes in broth, for cottage pie; extra stew, to chop up as pie fillings; extra rice, to make rice salad or tacos; extra fish, for patties; extra spaghetti, to cut up in soup; extra bolognese, to stuff baked aubergines or marrows, etc.

 

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Weight Watchers Food Companion Books?What is the most recent year that Weight Watchers published the Food Companion and Dining Out small soft-cover books?

 

Cookies made with leftover crumbs.

Cooking and Baking with Substitute IngredientsI save all the crumbs from cereal in a bag in my freezer. I use these crumbs to supplement my flour in baking recipes. I also add them to a meatloaf, if the cereal was not pre-sweetened.

 

The finished cookies.

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Oatmeal CookiesThese scrumptious cookies are gluten free, chewy and full of peanut butter, chocolate, oats and M&M's. I made them recently, for our church bake sale and they were a big hit.

 

A cutting board with a knife, rubber band and a bunch of celery.

Free Hands ChoppingTake a cutting board, a heavy rubber band (I save the rubber bands that come on broccoli bunches), and something you want to cutup (celery, squash, carrots, you get the idea). Take the rubber band and stretch it over the short side - slide it to one side to the left if you are cutting right handed and to the right if you are using your left hand. Take the celery, slide it under the rubber band and begin chopping. So easy! And you can use both hands to chop. Always use caution when using a knife.

 

The rolled up sheets of potato and pastry.

Potato PieIf you are tired of preparing potatoes the same way all the time, try this excellent potato pie. It is easy to prepare, and can be an excellent choice for dinner. Everyone in my family loves it, and that's why I prepare it often.

 

A cereal liner on a refrigerator door.

Cereal Liners Instead of Waxed PaperThere used to be a show called Extreme Cheapskates on TV. One featured person said the cereal liners are better than waxed paper. I wash them off and put them on my refrigerator to dry. I use them to separate hamburgers, pancakes and waffles for freezing. I also use them to keep my counter cleaner if I am flouring chicken cutlets or kneading dough.

 

Flax Egg Substitute

Flax Egg SubstituteWith the price of eggs soaring, a good substitute for cooking and baking is a flax egg. Use 1 Tbsp. of ground flaxseed meal and 2 1/2 Tbsp. of room temperature water for each egg. I refrigerate for 10 minutes or so.

 

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Candied Pumpkin DandiesIn a large heavy saucepan, combine every ingredient, Except nuts; mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, about every 15 to 20 minutes.

 

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Pumpkin SubstitutionI used only half a can of pumpkin when making a mousse for Thanksgiving dessert, and the pumpkin bread recipe needed a full can. I substituted mashed yams for 1/2 the pumpkin, the bread came out perfectly!

 

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Ginger Ale (Switchel)Add ingredients to a large glass. Fill large glass with cold water from the well. Stir. For fun, rinse a fresh dandelion stem with water (to remove bitter taste) and use it as a straw.

 

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Ojibwa Baked PumpkinSimple, few ingredients, sweet, and different! Pumpkins are in season, so it's perfect!

 

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Reheating a Frozen Pre-cooked Pumpkin Pie?I would like to know if a cooked pumpkin pie can be frozen? If so how long would you reheat when ready to use? I over cooked for Thanksgiving and hate to throw it away if I can use at a later date.

 

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Dinner in a PumpkinSaute onion until tender; add beef until browned (discard grease). Stir soy, sugar, mushrooms, and soup into mixture; simmer for 10 minutes.

 

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Curried Pumpkin SoupThe spices can be adjusted to your individual tastes. In large pan cook onion, garlic, and curry in the butter or margarine for a few minutes until onion is tender. Add pumpkin, nutmeg, sugar and the bay leaf.

 

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Curried Soup RecipesCurry powder adds a warm and savory flavor to all sorts of ingredients to make a comforting soup. Most are blended smooth and have a touch of cream or yogurt added for an elegant first course or hearty lunch.

 

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How Long Will Pumpkin Puree Last In Fridge?How long will pumpkin puree last in the fridge?

 

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Low-Fat Banana BreadThis low fat banana bread is easy to make and doesn't use many ingredients.

 

A loaf of banana bread with fruit.

Banana Fruit Bread RecipesIn large bowl add the flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, add butter, and sugar, beat on low until well blended. Add the egg and blend. Add the mashed bananas, continue to mix on low, add orange zest, and milk.

 

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Chiquita Banana Nut Tea Bread Recipe?I am looking for the Banana Nut Tea Bread recipe from the old Chiquita Banana Recipe Booklet. Please help it was my Grandma's favorite recipe.

 

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Crockpot Pumpkin Bread in JarsRecipe for Crockpot Pumpkin Bread in Jars. In small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar and oil; beat until well combined.

 

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Date Nut Bread RecipesSprinkle soda over dates. Pour hot water over both; let cool. Cream butter and brown sugar; add egg and beat. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Blend in vanilla and nuts.

 

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese PieIn a small mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Spread into pastry shell. In a bowl, whisk filling ingredients until smooth.

 

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Hamburger/Sausage Potato Stuffing?Had an uncle who made the most delicious potato meat stuffing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or just when he wanted it. He has gone and so did the stuffing as he made it from scratch out of his head. No record of it was ever found.

 

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Pumpkin BarsCombine all ingredients. Beat until smooth and pour batter into 9x13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees. Cream frosting ingredients together until smooth.

 

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Pumpkin Pie PuddingFirst off, the crock pot is a great time and energy saver. Secondly, especially in the fall, more recipes that use pumpkin are good to have, as after Hallowe'en, pumpkins can be found very cheaply.

 

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake Bites

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake BitesThe intention of this recipe was to stretch one box mix of pumpkin pie bars that served 10 people, into pumpkin pecan cheesecake bites that served 20. It was a total success, especially for those relying on portion control. I found the pumpkin pie bar box mix for $1.49 at the market, and had everything else on hand. These came out SO yummy and there was very little work involved.

 

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Pumpkin Chiffon PieTo slightly beaten egg yolks, add 1/2 cup sugar, pumpkin, milk, salt and spices. Cook until thick in double boiler. Soften gelatin in cold water. Add to hot pumpkin mixture; mix and cool.

 

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What Can I Make with Canned Pumpkin Pie Filling?Does anyone have a recipe that uses the pumpkin pie mix? It's the kind you buy to make pumpkin pies. Can anything else be made using this?

 

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Halloween Party Refreshments?I have a request concerning ideas for Halloween parties. I have all the decorations and all planned. I just need some good ideas as far as refreshments are concerned. The more disgusting and gross or creepy the better.

 

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"Ghoul-Ade" For HalloweenMix Kool Aid's together with sugar, in large pitcher. Add water and mix. Just before serving, add ginger ale.

 

Bat cupcake

Bat Cup CakesThese Bat Cup Cakes are super easy and quick if you use Hostess Cupcakes like I did. You also could make similar bats with your own cupcakes.

 

Peeled and halved potatoes in a pot of water.

How Long Does A Potato Take To Boil?Potatoes are a common root vegetable used in recipes all over the world. These starchy tubers must be cooked before being eaten. Boiling potatoes is an easy way to ensure they are ready for your table or to add to another dish. When boiling potatoes, there are several factors to consider.

 

A sheet of phyllo dough.

Rolled Cherry PieThis is a favorite pie in my family, and it's very easy to make. When the cherry season arrives, I often make it and we enjoy its taste. It takes about 15 minutes to prepare, and about 40 minutes to bake.

 

Vegetable Chicken Soup in a bowl

Vegetable Chicken SoupWe love soup, especially during the colder months. When I make soup, I make a big pot full and have enough to freeze for later. It has to be gluten free for me so I use Swanson's broth and Herbox beef bouillon cubes.

 

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Save Vegetable Cooking Water for SoupCook fresh or frozen vegetables in water. Once vegetables have cooked, drain the water into a large container in your freezer and add to it every time you cook more vegetables.

 

The completed Zucchini Gratin

Zucchini GratinDo you want a delicious, balanced and not expensive dish? Zucchini gratin is just such a dish. This is a fancy side dish out of everyday vegetables. There are many variations on cooking zucchini gratin. I am sharing my French friend's recipe.

 

A shower caddy being used as a spice rack.

Shower Caddy Spice RackA reg shower caddy from dollar tree. I bent it over to loop over the cabinet door. However you can use screws or nail to hang it on or use command strip hooks. It fits neatly away when not needed. Just open the door to reveal your spices.

 

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Making Canned Chili Taste Homemade?How do you make canned chili taste like homemade?

 

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Can I Freeze a Baked Sweet Potato Pie?Is it OK to freeze a baked sweet potato pie?

 

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Replacing Tupperware With GlassThis may not go over well, but I have been getting rid of all my plastics. Instead, I have been saving all the glass pickle jars, jam jars, etc. I just didn't like throwing out all that glass. We are now a 2 person household, my husband and I. The Mt. Olive jars are just right for us. They hold a 2 serving amount of spaghetti sauce or beans. I cook a pound of dried beans and fill up jars and freeze. I wind up with 6 to 8 ready-made dinners. Just my 2 cents. Thanks for reading.

 

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Using Pancake Mix Instead of Bisquick?I was wondering if you can sub regular pancake mix for Bisquick? I just finished the box, but I have a huge box of the pancake mix, which my boyfriend and I don't eat a whole lot of. Thanks for any info.

 

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Mashed Potatoes for 40 People?How many pounds of potatoes would be needed to feed 40 people mashed potatoes?

 

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Reprocessing Canned Tomatoes?My jars sealed but they are only 1/3 full, can I reprocess? Can I empty jars and combine into new sterilized jars and reprocess? Any suggestions?

 

A jar of BBQ sauce.

Instant Pot BBQ SauceThis is easy and will not heat up the kitchen.

 

A slice of cake on a plate.

Monastic Hut CakeI want to share with you a recipe for a cake that everyone in my family loves very much. This cake has a pyramid shape, with so-called pastry "tubes" that have sour cherry (tart cherry) filling and sweet cream outside. This cake looks impressive, is very delicious, simple, easy to assemble and can be made ahead.

 

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Peanut Butter BarsThis recipe may not be the "healthiest", but it is quick and easy with few ingredients for when your family has a hankering for something sweet.

 

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Bulgogi (Korean Beef)Don't forget to serve with rice tea. You can find Kimchi in a jar in the produce section of your market, but be forewarned that it is very hot and spicy!

 

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Endive SoupTake bowl of pre-cooked endives, put in blender with a few scrapings of fresh ginger, squeeze in half an orange, add last drains of a bottle of milk, and blend. Put it all back in the bowl and heat in microwave.

 

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Let Meat Rest Before ServingWhen roasting a whole chicken in the oven, set it out on top of oven to cool for 15 minutes before serving. This will let the juices flow to the middle of your chicken, which will make it taste better.

 

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Apple and Peanut TatinApples and leftover peanut butter. It is easy. No measuring; no mess.

 

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Watergate SaladStir pudding mix, pineapple with juice, marshmallows, and nuts in large bowl until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.

 

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Oxtail Soup RecipesMy sister in-law told me about this years ago. Still not one of my favorites, but she loves it! Definitely something different!

 

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Adding Dry Fruit to Cake Batter?When adding dry fruits to my cake batter, do I mix it into the batter or do I pour on top right before I pop it into the oven? Thank you so much.

 

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Carry Mini Cupcakes in Egg CartonsThe kids needed a treat to take to a church party. I had made mini cupcakes and I had saved a lot of egg cartons so I decided to put them in there. It was easier to cart them and they fit perfectly. Then you don't have to worry about getting your containers back.

 

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Baking Cupcakes from Scratch?I have been baking a long time. I just bought a cupcake pan, but it has space for only 6 cup cakes. Now when I make a bowl of batter, obviously it makes enough for around 12 cupcakes.

 

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Looking for a Favorite School Cafeteria Cake Recipe?Best way for me to describe that sweet moist mmmmmm so good cake. I remember eating this cake all the way through K-12. They served it at lunch, it looked like cornbread.

 

The baked Peach Bread

Peach BreadThis is the season when peaches are abundant. You can substitute berries or other fruits as well. This is great for company, snacks and even breakfast.

 

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Vacuum Sealing Fresh Onions?I have just purchased a food vacuum sealer and I have just tried to seal a heap of sliced fresh onions, but I can't get a good seal on the bag, because it keeps sucking juices from the onions. Does anyone know whether I am doing something wrong here?

 

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Twinkie CakePrepare 1 box (2 layers) yellow cake mix as directed and bake in a 9x13 inch pan. (I prefer to use 2 square pans.) Cool. Remove from pans and cut in half lengthwise.

 

Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake from Cake Mix

Chinese Steamed Sponge Cake from Cake MixEver craved and wanted to recreate those fragrant, yellow sponge cakes available for Dim Sum? This recipe uses a boxed cake mix and nearly resembles the texture! Best enjoyed within 1 to 2 days or it may dry out.

 

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Chocolate Pudding CakeMix dry ingredients together. add milk and oil. Beat well. Spread in 8 inch square pan, well greased. Mix sugar and cocoa in topping and sprinkle over cake.

 

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Italian Creme CakeMix the flour, baking soda and salt together. Beat the sugar and margarine in a mixing bowl until creamy. Add the egg yolks and beat until smooth.

 

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Swedish Nut CakeMy sister gave me this recipe years ago. I've made it many times and everybody just loves it. And so simple to make!

 

A homemade cake with a caramel topping.

Homemade Cake RecipesAlthough many people use the convenience of making cakes from store-bought mixes, it's easy to make one from ingredients you may already have at home. Many cakes are made with fruits, veggies or sweets and many different techniques can be used.

 

A cake covered with nuts.

Cake Recipes Using NutsNuts add another dimension to any sweet cake and are pretty as a decoration. Any nut can be used; pecan, peanuts, almonds and pistachio are popular choices.

 

A cake covered with bright berries.

Cake Recipes Using FruitFruit is a perfect addition to any basic cake recipe, adding color and tartness. Apples, bananas and all sorts of berries are used inside the cake as well as a pretty topping.

 

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Mandarin Orange CakeCombine all ingredients in one bowl and beat 2 1/2-3 minutes. Bake 30-35 minutes at 350 degrees F in 8 inch buttered pan.

 

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Heavenly Chocolate CakeThis recipe is courtesy of my husband's cousin, Judy. Very rich and yummy cake! Mix chocolate cake according to directions on box. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30-35 minutes. Take out when done and poke holes with wooden spoon handle.

 

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Black Russian CakeThis is a very moist and delicious cake. Although its beginning lies in a boxed cake mix, the finish is spectacular and memorable. The Kahlua liqueur gives it an exceptionally rich and unique flavor. Definitely for the adults.

 

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Tomato Soup CakeMix cake ingredients together and place in greased square pan, 8x8 inches. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Mix frosting ingredients together and when cake is cool, frost.

 

The baked meatloaf in the loaf pan.

Bacon Topped MeatloafI learned this basic meatloaf recipe from my Mama. It's easy to add or substitute any ingredients you might have left over in your fridge and pantry. Here's a version I made recently that was very well received.

 

A pan of Lentil Bolognese

Lentils BologneseWith the cost of meat rising, this is a delicious, cost-effective alternative.

 

6 Week Bran Muffins

6 Week Bran MuffinsThe batter can stay in your refrigerator for 6 weeks, and you can bake as needed. I halved the recipe, baked them all, and froze them.

 

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Carrot DogsThese taste just like hot dogs! They are plant based and very economical. I halved the recipe and just put mustard on with no bun.

 

A bowl of chicken pasta with broccoli.

Chicken and Pasta RecipesChicken and pasta are a popular pairing for casseroles, quick dinners or even an elegant meal. The mild flavors of both will take seasonings and additional ingredients well, so you can make each new dish entirely different.

 

Two small potato soufflés on a plate.

Potato Souffle RecipesPotatoes and eggs can be combined to make a fluffy light side dish. This would go well with any grilled or roasted meat and veggies.

 

A woman making a drink in a blender.

Blended Drink RecipesBlended drinks are great as a quick breakfast or a refreshing snack on a hot day. All you need is a blender, some fresh fruit/veggies and other ingredients you may already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer.

 

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Ripening Fresh BananasIf you buy fresh bananas, and wand then to ripen fast, all you have to do is put them in the freezer for at least two hours. They turn immediately black and sweeter and even get bruised! It's like magic

 

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Slow Banana RipeningYou can slow down the ripening process of bananas if you put them in the refrigerator in both a brown and a clear or white plastic bag. Two bags. Don't know why this works but it does. I noticed this when comparing the life the fruit in one bag or the other compared to two.

 

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Ham and Cheese PuffsAbout 45 minutes before serving spray a large cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a 2 quart saucepan, over medium heat, heat water and margarine until melted and mixture boils.

 

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Cheese Puff RecipesTrims crusts from bread; cut bread into 1 inch cubes. Melt cheeses and butter until somewhat smooth consistency. Remove from heat and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites.

 

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Making Pizza CupsI serve these as a quick meal with tater tots when I am short on cooking time.

 

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Candied VioletsSeparate the egg. Put yolk away for other use. Dip small brush in egg whites and paint petals front and back. Sprinkle sugar on the violets covering them completely.

 

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Sand: A DessertCrush the peanut butter cookies in a plastic bag, Blend sugar, margarine and cream cheese. Then blend in Cool Whip. Mix the 2 packages of pudding with the milk until slightly hard.

 

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Soya Mince And Potato CasseroleA dish that yummy and good for vegetarians. Heat oil and fry onion and ginger and garlic. Add your spices and herbs. Add tomato, salt and soya mince, peas and cook for 10 minutes.

 

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Bachelor BreadMix sugar and oil. Add eggs, vanilla, and salt. Stir flour and soda together. Add to sugar and oil; mix well.

 

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Bishop's Chocolate PieThis is a copy cat recipe and tastes like Bishop's Cafeteria's Chocolate Pie. Super yummy!

 

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St Patrick's Day Glazed Lime BarsWhen St Paddy's Day is over you can, of course, still make the lime bars or you can easily switch out the limes for lemons and have lemon bars instead. ;-)

 

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Wooden Bowl SaladLayer first 3 ingredients in wooden salad bowl. Combine next 4 ingredients in small bowl, mixing well. Place evenly over chicken. Spread mayonnaise over salad, sealing edges.

 

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Coffee Shop Corn MuffinsThis is one of my family's favorite. I do have a question that I'm hoping someone can advise me. I would like to use mini-muffin pans but don't know if the temperature should be changed and also what the bake time should be.

 

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Layered Pineapple SaladDissolve the lime gelatin in 1 cup hot water. Add pineapple juice and the pineapple. Pour into 8x8 inch pan, or use a large loaf pan or fancy mold. Chill until firm. Dissolve lemon gelatin in the other cup of hot water.

 

A plate of lime bars.

Lime Bar RecipesSour lime is paired with sweet sugar for a delicious citrus bar. These are perfect for dessert or as an after school snack. Perfect way to use up excess limes.

 

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Yellow Jacket PotatoesGood for leftover potatoes. Cook bacon, drain on paper towel, and crumble. Pour off all but 1/8 cup bacon fat. Saute onion until tender. Add sliced potatoes and heat through.

 

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Chicken RingI found this on youtube.com and had to try it. It's so good! I used the frozen chicken tenders from Save A Lot and cream of mushroom soup instead of cream of chicken.

 

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Muscadine WineHome made wine recipe from Old Germany. I use muscadines from my neighbor vineyard. It is easy to make but requires patients

 

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White Trash CakeEasy, fun and delicious. In a 9x13 inch glass dish, place the ice cream sandwiches then layer the rest of the ingredients as listed above.

 

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Pickled Baby CornI reminisced at our local farmers market when I saw cutesy little 5 ounce jars of pickled corn selling for $4 to $5. My mouth watered. Returning home, I searched out Grandma's handwritten recipe card.

 

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Shrimp TidbitsMix all together. Place on mound of muffin halves. Place under broiler until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Watch carefully

 

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