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Noel
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We have done this before and got amazing and delicious recipes that we are still enjoying.

Let's do it again..share those recipes and any tips you might have for cooking.

Loved Linda's popcorn idea in the microwave.

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DebbyM
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I've made this watergate salad Noel more times than I want to remember. LOL It is very easy and always a big hit. One thing to point out about it, with some allergic to nuts, I always put a couple of large nut pieces on the top so everyone can see it has nuts in it.

Just a tip!

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DianeBC
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Love this watergate salad recipe!

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susie09
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I am making this!  I never had this recipe!  Thanks!

JJDS
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I will make this and let you know how it goes!

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bumping up

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Noel
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I am so happy that you're sharing some very yummy recipes with your pink sisters. I can't wait to make each and every one of them!

I've gotten so many pm's saying how they love this post so I am happy that I brought it up again.

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I'm going to try the baked potatoe soup sounds yummy!
Question...do you take the peel off potatoe?
Thanks for the recipe
Karie

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sea60
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That spinish pesto sounds delicious! I would even put it on pizza instead of tomato sauce.

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You can or you don't have to. It will be good either way. The peelings pretty much just fall off anyway if you leave them on. I hope you like it. Let me know if you do!

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It was so good, My family loved it.
Thank You Noel

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I am so glad you and your family loved the recipe Weazer! I've got to post some more on here!

And, you are so welcome!

Hugs, Noel

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SCALLOPED HAM N' POTATOES

2 Tbsp. flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup milk
6 cups sliced, uncooked potatoes
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 Tbsp. chopped pimento
1 slice smoked ham ( 1/2 inch thick )

Combine flour, salt and pepper; slowly stir in soup and milk. Heat to boiling.

Combine potatoes, green pepper, onion and pimento. Place in greased 2 quart casserole. Pour soup mixture over and mix lightly.

Cut ham in serving pieces; place on top of casserole or bury in potatoes. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes covered. Uncover and bake 45 minutes longer.

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I guess I thought my recipe was so "good" that I posted it twice! lol Sorry

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1/2 cup uncooked small pasta shells

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

3 cans beef broth

1 package frozen mixed vegetables

1 can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

1 can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can tomato paste

3 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

Cook pasta according to package directions.  Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink..drain.

Stir in remaining ingredients.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat..simmer uncovered for about 15 minutes.  Drain pasta and add to the pan..heat through.

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We love soups, especially with the cold weather, so, this will be perfect Kristin.  I plan on making it this weekend!

Thanks!

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Hungry Jack Casserole

SERVES 2 -4

Ingredients

1 lb ground beef
1 teaspoon salt
16 ounces pork & beans
3/4 cup barbecue sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon instant minced onion
6-9 hungry jack flaky biscuits
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Brown ground beef and strain.
Add next 5 ingredients and heat til bubbly.
Pour into 2 quart casserole dish.
Peel biscuits in half and lay across top.
Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 25-30 minutes.

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Now I know what I am making for Sunday dinner! Thanks Leeza!

JJDS
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Love making casseroles.  I am going to try this one jnl.  Thanks!  I love all of these recipes!

47ronin
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This is easy to make and tastes good on cold rainy days, like today.

Cook 4-5 pork chops in chicken broth (about 4 cups worth). When they're done, take them out of the broth, cut off the fat and the bones, and put bite-size pieces of the meat back in.
Shred 1/2 cabbage and cook until done.
Serve with salt and pepper and rice.

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I am trying this recipe too 47ronin! Easy to make and I bet is delicious! I've sent my sister some of these recipes already and she loves everything! Thanks for this post Noel!

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Ham Loaf

1 lb ground ham
1/2 lb. ground lean pork
2 eggs
1 1/2 c. soft bread crumbs
3/4 c. milk
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
4 tsp. prepared mustard
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix ham, pork, eggs, bread crumbs, milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 teaspoons mustard and pepper together. Spread mixture in ungreased loaf pan. Mix remaining brown sugar and mustard together; spread over ham loaf. Bake uncovered in 350 degree oven until done, about 1 1/2 hours. It makes 8 servings.

Note: I make scalloped potatoes and asparagus with cheese sauce to go with it.

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We love ham Noel, so, I will be trying this, especially with the weather cooler. It feels good to have the oven on. Could I have my butcher ground the pork and ham up for me? Thanks!

Lex

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I was reading through all the yummy recipes wondering what I could share. So here is what I came up with -

Since I make a lot of ice cream here is a recipe for Strawberry Basil Sorbet and shortbread cookies. Yeah, I know the sorbet is non-fat and healthy but the shortbread cookies can clog your arteries if you don’t have some restraint ‘cause they are addictive.

4 cups of washed and chopped strawberries
1/3 – ½ cup of sugar (soft brown works well)
1 cup of finely chopped basil.

Directions –
*sprinkle the sugar on the strawberries and mix well. Let stand at room temperature for at least 20 mins.
*Place the strawberry and sugar mix in a blender and add the basil. Puree as much as possible.
*put in ice cream maker until firm or desired consistency, transfer to a plastic container and put in freezer.
If you don’t have an ice cream maker then put it in a plastic container. Leave in the freezer and every 40 – 60 mins, take a fork and mash it up as finely as possible.

Shortbread cookies

I cup of softened butter
½ cup of sugar (brown also works)
2 cups of flour
Pinch of salt.

Directions –
*Cream the butter and sugar together.
*Add the flour sifted and the pinch of salt.
*mix together for about 3 mins. Kneading works. You should end up with a soft dough.
*Take the dough and roll into a log. Slice about ½ inch thick.
*Place on a cookie sheet covered with parchment and prick. Sprinkle a little extra sugar on top if you like.
*Bake at 325 degress for about 20 mins.

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Mariam, both of these sound delicious! I don't have an ice cream maker, so, thanks for letting us know we can just use a plastic container.

Making those shortbread cookies for sure, addictive or not! LOL

Thanks!

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love this thread and all of these recipes! Thanks Noel and everyone for posting these great recipes.

Sue :)

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You are welcome! I love all of the new recipes that I get from it. I've got more that I need to post and will get them on soon.

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HOT FRUIT COMPOTE

16 oz. Pkg. Dried Prunes
1-1/3 cups Dried Apricots
13-1/4 oz. can Pineapple Chunks – undrained
21 oz. can Cherry Pie Filling
¼ cup Dry Sherry

Place prunes in 9” square dish. Top with apricots and pineapple. Combine cherry pie filling, 2 cups water, and sherry. Pour over fruit. Cover and bake 350 oven for 1-1/2 hours.

Serve warm.
Makes 8-10 servings.

I have made this recipe for my doctor. He eats it warm as a side dish to a dinner , but he also eats it for breakfast placing it cold on his cereal. He gets excited when I make this recipe for him.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

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I'm excited to make this Janelle! Thanks! Do you have to use Sherry? Could you use another liquor? Just wondering as I don't have any Sherry.

Angie

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Quickie Beef Casserole

1 lb lean ground beef
8 oz macaroni, cooked and drained
1 can tomato soup, undiluted
1 can cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 ( 8 oz ) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup grated mild cheddar cheese OR slices of American cheese, cut in strips

Brown ground beef, pour off fat. Combine meat, cooked macaroni, soups and tomato sauce. Pour into a greased casserole dish - top with cheese.

Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 20 to 30 minutes.

Serves 6 good sized helpings.

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Now I know what I am having for dinner tonight Noel. Thanks!

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Hi Angie,

I have only used sherry. You could possibly use another liquor. The sherry that I bought is Brand: Pastora Dry Sherry. Don't think you will find the brand, but make sure you buy DRY SHERRY from the liquor department of your store.

If you use another liquor, let me know.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

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Hi Angie,

I have only used sherry. You could possibly use another liquor. The sherry that I bought is Brand: Pastora Dry Sherry. Don't think you will find the brand, but make sure you buy DRY SHERRY from the liquor department of your store.

If you use another liquor, let me know.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

sbmly53
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Saw this someplace last week and tried it. We love it!

Crescent rolls (like Pillsbury -I used store brand)
24 Hershey kisses

Put 3 kisses in each roll, roll up , bake as directed. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Just sweet enough - but only makes 8

Sue

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It looks like you've made my chocolate addiction really easy to make Sue. LOL Thanks! I wonder if we could add peanut butter????

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Anyone have a good recipe for cranberry salad? I am always looking to improve on mine.

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CRANBERRY RELISH

1 lb. fresh Whole Cranberries (wash and dry as best that you can) or 1 bag of cranberries
1 Navel Orange (wash and dry) Keep skin on orange and cut into pieces (Navel oranges are seedless.)
¾ cup Sugar

Place whole cranberries and cut up navel orange into food processor.
Add sugar.
Pulsate, chopping to desired texture.

Store in refrigerator. Eat as a snack or with a meal.

You know me…fussy. If any cranberry was soft, I did not use it. I used only firm cranberries. I got lucky this year and was able to have fresh cranberries (not sealed in a bag) from Eagle River, Wisconsin. They were FIRM.

You could add chopped pecans or walnuts (tiny pieces)…but only do it to the portion that you want to immediately eat. This way they will be firm and not soggy.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

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Thanks so much Janelle! I will certainly make this!

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NEW ENGLAND CRANBERRY ORANGE COMPOTE

1 1/4 cups sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 lb. fresh cranberries
1/4 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup orange rind, cut into thin strips
1 Tbsp. grated orange zest
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped candied ginger
1 cup walnuts, pecans, or your favorite nut, coarsely chopped

Place sugar and 1 1/4 cups water in large saucepan; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to low and cook 10 to 15 minutes, or, until sugar syrup begins to thicken slightly and turn pale amber.
Add maple syrup and cranberries. Cook, stirring occasionally, until cranberries begin to pop. Add orange juice, rind and zest. Cook another 5 to 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens slightly.
Remove from heat. Add ginger and nuts, stirring well. Cool completely. Place in a clean glass jar and cover; refrigerate up to a week, or freeze 6 months. Makes 4 cups.

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Anyone want to post some good Thanksgiving day recipes besides Janelle's and Angie's?

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Hi Angie,

The New England Cranberry Orange Compote looks fantastic. I am going to make this one at Christmas and will also make it for My #1 Doctor.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

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I hope you like it Janelle. Let me know!

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Kylez
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I am making this too Angie. Thanks!

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Love this post! Thanks Noel!

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Has anyone made little pizzas with the Pillsbury rolls?  Someone told me they had, but, I don't see it in this thread. 

Anyone know how to do that?

 

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Different Ballgame
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Another trick when baking cookies. Instead of placing cookies on a cookie rack, place them on the brown paper. Get your brown paper bags from the grocery store (not plastic bags). Cut them so they open up totally flat. You want the inside of the bag facing you and the outside of the bag on the table. From the cookie sheet, place the baked cookie on top of the brown paper bag which absorbs some grease from the cookie and leaves the bottom of the cookie...impression free. My mother did this when she baked cookies.

Also if any of you are making french fries from scratch, drain them on the brown paper but first place the brown paper on a cookie sheet. When I got married, I refused to do this and used paper towels. It took me 10 years to finally recognize that my mother was right. The brown paper bag absorbed the grease 100% better than the paper towels.

Lots of Hugs,
Janelle

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Great tip Janelle!  I just made homemade french fries last weekend with the steaks that my hubby cooked outside and they were still a lil bit greasy.  I will start using the brown paper bags now. 

Thank you!

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I love to make desserts and suprise my grandkids with someting new and yummy but I make everything reduced fat and lower in sugar. I know it sounds impossible but my grandkids love all of my creations.

Banana Pudding
1 large and one samll package of sugar free/fat free instant vanilla pudding
5 cups cold 1% milk
6 fairly large ripe bananas
vanilla wafers reduced fat. I usually buy 2 boxes because one is not enough.
1 box of Dream Whip whipped topping mix (Use both envelopes)
1 cup cold 1% milk
vanilla extract

I make it in a 13x9 inch pan. Layer the wafers and bananas begining and ending with the wafers. I usually have 3 layers of wafers and 2 layers of bananas. Prepare the pudding according to package directions and pour over the bananas and wafers. Prepare the Dream Whip according to package directions using a little extra vanilla. Spoon and smooth Dream Whip over the top of the pudding. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Grandkids will not let me get out of making this one every time we have a get together.

Cherry-Almond Trifle
2 lg packages of Sugar free/fat free instant vanilla pudding
3 cups cold 1% milk
2 tubs 8oz ea Cool Whip Fat Free topping thawed
1 cup Reduced Fat Sour Cream
20 Oreo Cookies, coarsley chopped
2 21oz cans of Walmart cherry pie filling No Sugar Added
1 tsp. almond extract

Beat pudding mixes and milk in a large bowl for 2 minutes. Stir in 2 cups of the Cool Whip and the sour cream.

Cover the bottom of a 13x9 inch pan with the Oreos, top with the pudding mixture. Mix cherry pie filling with the almond extract and spoon over the pudding mixture. Cover with the remaining Cool Whip. You can top with toasted sliced almonds if you like.

Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.

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I made your banana pudding Donna and I had to fight to even get some!  My family went crazy over it and it was soooooooo good!  Thanks!

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This is a favorite here at our house -- and when we invite guests to dinner.

1# lean ground beef                              ½ c. chopped onion

1 egg, beaten                                         ½ c. quick oats

1 c. shredded cheddar cheese*           ¾ c. milk

1 tsp. salt                                                       pepper to taste

Topping:       1/3 c. packed brown sugar

                                 2/3 c. ketchup

                                  1 tsp. prepared mustard

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1.      In a large bowl, beat the egg and milk.

2.      Stir in the cheese, oats, onion, and seasonings

3.      Add in the beef and mix thoroughly.

4.      Scoop approximately ½ c. of meat mixture at a time and shape into a small loaf.

5.      Place in greased 13” x 9” x 2” baking dish.

6.      Spoon the topping over the loaves.

7.      Bake uncovered at 350º for about 45 minutes.

Other notes:

1.      Sometimes I have other shredded cheeses open and use them instead of cheddar cheese.  I have used taco-seasoned cheese or Mexican blend (gives a hint of that flavoring to the meat); I have used a combination of Monterrey Jack/Colby, as well.  Not sure about other kinds, but you can always experiment, if you have some of the harder cheeses around.   If I need to, I grate my own for what I need, if I don’t have packages of already-shredded cheese.

2.     I usually also do baked potatoes.  Since this recipe only bakes for 45 minutes, I usually give my potatoes about a 20-25 minute head start at 450º before I drop the temp back to 350º when the meat goes in.

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Desertgirl, you've given us our dinner for tomorrow!  Thank you!

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