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TACOS AND BURRITOS

                      MAKE ANY TYPE OF TORTILLAS (SEE PAGES 96 AND
                      94). SPREAD WITH FILLINGS, FOLD OR ROLL.
                      TACOS ARE OFTEN BEEF-NO-BEAN IN A FOLDED CORN
                      TORTILLA. BURRITOS USUALLY INCLUDE BEAN GLOP,
IN
                      A ROLLED FLOUR TORTILLA.   SERVE WITH BEER.

                     FILLINGS, IN USUAL ORDER:
bean glop (page 1)
spicey beef (page 2)
chopped raw onion
grated cheddar cheese
picante sauce, salsa, or taco sauce
black olive slices
lettuce shreds
tomato slices

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                     BEAN GLOP: PRESSURE COOK ABOUT 1 HOUR, UNTIL
SOFT:
2 cups pinto or black beans
6 cups water
6 cloves garlic (optional)
2 tsp. olive oil
                     DRAIN (RESERVE THE STOCK.) MASH OR PROCESS
WITH
                     CHOPPER BLADE IN FOOD PROCESSOR UNTIL
REASONABLY
                     SMOOTH. ADD DOLLOPS OF
bean stock
                     UNTIL THE TEXTURE IS SPREADABLE AND THE GLOP
MIXES
                     EASILY. MIX IN:
salt
hot sauce (optional)
                     TO TASTE. DO NOT OVERPROCESS; THE TEXTURE
SHOULD
                     NOT BE FLUFFY.

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                    SPICEY BEEF: IN A HEAVY FRYING PAN, HEAT
2 tsp. olive oil
sprinkle chili powder
sprinkle garlic powder
sprinkle ground black pepper
sprinkle dried onion flakes

                    AND SAUTE:
3/4 lb. lean ground beef or venison

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CHILIS, CON CARNE AND CON VEGGIE

                      PRESSURE COOK ABOUT 1 HOUR, UNTIL SOFT:
2   cups beans (pinto or kidney are good choices)
6   cups water
6   cloves garlic
2   tsp. olive oil

                    IN A HEAVY FRYING PAN, HEAT
2 tsp. olive oil
sprinkle chili powder
sprinkle garlic powder
sprinkle ground black pepper
sprinkle dried onion flakes

                    AND SAUTE (THIS MAKES THE "SPICEY BEEF" ALICE
                    LOVES):
3/4 lb. lean ground beef, elk, deer, or yak meat

                      PUT IN SAUCEPAN #1 (CON CARNE) (CHILI IS ACIDIC,
                      USE GLASS OR ENAMEL PANS!):
drained meat
2 cups cooked beans

                    PUT IN SAUCEPAN #2 (CON VEGGIE):
the rest of the beans

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                      IN EACH PAN, ADD:
1/2 of a 28 oz. can of canned tomatoes, including juice (cut up whole
                      peeled tomatoes)
1 medium onion, sliced
fresh, canned, or pickled chili peppers, cleaned & chopped. (Mild
                      canned are excellent.)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin seed
1/4 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. oregano
small pinch of ground cloves
1/8 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. apple cider
1 & 1/2 tsp. hot sauce (Louisiana or Pico Pica are best, tabasco is
                      OK)
bean stock to just cover

                     SIMMER UNTIL ONION IS COOKED AND FLAVOR IS
MELDED.
                     SERVE WITH CORNBREAD (page 98.)

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EMPTY KITCHEN STEW

                    PRESSURE COOK ABOUT 40 MINUTES OR UNTIL SOFT:
1 cup large beans (kidney, pinto, etc.)
7 cups water.

                    ADD AND SIMMER 10-15 MINUTES:
2 cups uncooked macaroni (elbow, shell, etc.)
1/2 tsp. salt.

                    STIR IN:
1 small can tomato paste.

                    SAUTE IN ANOTHER PAN AND ADD TO THE STEW:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 onion, sliced fine.

                    SERVE HOT, TOPPED WITH:
grated Cheddar cheese.

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BAKED BEANS

                    (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                    PRESSURE COOK ABOUT 1 HOUR, UNTIL SOFT:
3 cups large beans (kidney are a good choice)
9 cups water
2 tsp. olive oil
                    DRAIN BEANS, RESERVING BEAN STOCK. PUT RACK IN
                    CENTER OF OVEN. PREHEAT OVEN TO 250 DEGREES.

                    MIX:
1/2 cup dark unsulphured molasses
3/8 cup catsup
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. curry powder
2 Tbsp. dry powdered mustard
1 Tbsp. vinegar (apple cider vinegar is a good choice)
2 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 chopped onion
1 cup hot bean stock, beer, or meat stock

                    ADD DRAINED BEANS. BAKE COVERED 1-9 HOURS, OR
                    SIMMER ON STOVETOP 15+ MINUTES.

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ADAM'S ACRE BEANS

                      PRESSURE COOK ABOUT 1 HOUR, UNTIL SOFT:
2 cups kidney beans
6 cups water
2 tsp. olive oil
                      DRAIN BEANS, RESERVING BEAN STOCK.   ADD TO
DRAINED
                      BEANS IN PAN:
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/8 cup catsup
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. curry powder
2 Tbsp. prepared yellow mustard
1 Tbsp. vinegar (wine or apple cider vinegar is a good choice)
1 chopped onion
hot bean stock to cover

                      MIX AND SIMMER ON STOVETOP 15+ MINUTES.   SERVE
                      WITH WHITE RICE.

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LIMAS PIQUANT

                      (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                    PRESSURE COOK ABOUT 25 MINUTES, UNTIL SOFT:
1 & 1/2 cups limas beans
4 & 1/2 cups water
                    DRAIN BEANS, RESERVING BEAN STOCK.

                    SAUTE:
3 Tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4+ cup coarsely grated onion

                    REMOVE VEGGIE PIECES TO A HOLDING DISH.     ADD:
3 Tbsp. flour (= 1/4 cup measure)

                     BROWN UNTIL BUBBLY. STIR IN SLOWLY:
1 & 1/2 cups bean stock and/or milk (reconstituted from powdered is
                     fine)

                    ADD THE SAUTEED VEGETABLES AND:
4 oz. (about 1/2 cup) grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. dry ground mustard
2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. turmeric
2 cups drained cooked limas

                      HEAT TO A SIMMER.   SERVE ON A STARCH BED, SUCH
AS
                      RICE, TOAST, POTATOES, OR PASTA.

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VERY BROWN RICE

                    (Variation of Recipes for a Small Planet.)

                    SAUTE IN PRESSURE COOKER BOTTOM:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp. butter
2 cups raw brown rice (Bismati is best)
                    LET THE RICE CRACKLE JUST UNTIL IT STARTS TO
                    BROWN.

                    ADD
4 & 1/2 cups water
3/4 cups small beans (small red, black, or pinto are best)

                    PRESSURE COOK 20-25 MINUTES, DEPENDING ON BEAN
                    SIZE. STIR IN
1 & 3/4 tsp. salt

                    SERVE WITH SOY SAUCE.

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MISO-ONION GRAVY

                       SAUTE IN HEAVY SKILLET:
1 onion, sliced thin
1/4 cup olive oil
                       REMOVE ONION TO BOWL. LIGHTLY BROWN IN REMAINING
                       OIL
3/8 cup white flour

                       MIX TOGETHER:
1 Tbsp. Hacho miso
1 cup water
                       ADD GRADUALLY TO THE FLOUR, STIRRING
CONSTANTLY.
                    ADD THE COOKED ONION AND
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. salt
1/16 tsp. ground black pepper.

                       HEAT TO A SIMMER, STIRRING FREQUENTLY.    SERVE
ON A
                       STARCH BED, SUCH AS RICE, RICED OR MASHED
                       POTATOES, OR TOAST.

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TOFU STIR-FRY

                       CUT INTO 3/8" x 1" x 3/4" PIECES
1 lb. firm tofu

                       SHAKE TOFU PIECES IN A BAG WITH
1/2 cup white flour

                       IN A HEAVY SKILLET HEAT
1/4 cup peanut oil

                       SAUTE THE TOFU, TURNING OCCASIONALLY, FOR A
                       BROWNED, CRISPY EXTERIOR.
                       SLICE:
1 green pepper
3 sticks celery
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup black olives

                       REMOVE TOFU TO BOWL. LIGHTLY BROWN THE
VEGETABLES
                       IN THE REMAINING OIL
                       AND
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. dried onion flakes

                     IN A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR BLEND SAUCE:
2 cups water
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. miso
2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

                       ADD SAUCE TO VEGETABLES AND HEAT TO A SIMMER,
                       STIRRING FREQUENTLY. ADD TOFU. SERVE ON A BED
OF
                       BROWN OR WHITE RICE.

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CONFETTI STIR-FRY

                      (A Kate original.)

                      SET ELECTRIC FRYING PAN TO 350 DEGREES. SLICE
THIN
                      FRESH
mushrooms
onion
green pepper
                      START FRYING THEM IN
butter
peanut oil
                      ADD
salt.
                      TURN MIXTURE EVERY FEW MINUTES FROM HERE OUT.
                      THAW, DRAIN AND ADD
green bean pieces
cut corn
                      ADD
onion flakes
sliced black olives
ground black pepper
basil
                      THAW, DRAIN, CUT AND ADD
broccoli
                      ADD SOME
cooked white rice
                      TURN, THEN ADD
sliced canned tomato
some tomato juice from the can

                      GIVE A FINAL TURN AND STIR. (THE TOMATO JUICE
WILL
                      TURN THE RICE PINKISH.) THIS DISH CAN BE A
                      STANDALONE MEAL.

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SPLIT PEA SOUP

                      PRESSURE COOK VERY GENTLY 20 MINUTES:

1 lb. = 2 & 1/4 cups green split peas
4 cups water
1 Tbsp. olive oil.

                      ADD AND BLENDER OR STIR:
1/4 tsp. marjoram
1 tsp. salt
2 - 4 cups water, to desired consistency.

                      IF NEEDED, RETURN TO PAN AND HEAT AGAIN TO
SERVING
                      TEMPERATURE OR MICROWAVE INDIVIDUAL PORTIONS.

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HOPPINJON

Traditional New Year's Day breakfast.

Canned peas method:

                      PRESSURE COOK 10 MINUTES:
2 cups white rice
3 cups water
3/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil.

                    HEAT IN A SAUCEPAN:
15 oz. can of blackeyed peas, including the broth
1 Tbsp. butter
ham pieces (optional/traditional.)

                      COMBINE & SERVE HOT.

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COLD BEAN SALAD

A picnic favorite.

                     COMBINE AND CHILL:

2 cups cold cooked pinto or black beans
2/3 cup cold cooked string beans

1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup thin sliced mushrooms

2 Tbsp. chopped pimentoes (half a 2 oz. jar)

1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1/2 tsp. basil flakes
1/2 tsp. mint flakes
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar

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BEAN DIP

                        COMBINE WITH PROCESSOR CHOPPER BLADE:

1   & 1/2   cup cooked pinto beans
2   Tbsp.   salsa or picante
2   Tbsp.   sour cream
2   Tbsp.   chopped canned or pickled chilis

3/4 tsp.     salt
pinch of     ground black pepper
1/2 tsp.     green Tabasco
1/2 tsp.     Louisiana (or other) hot sauce
1/4 tsp.     soy sauce

                        PROCESS UNTIL SMOOTH.   SERVE WARM OR COLD, WITH
                        CORN CHIPS.

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RED SAUCE

                    SINGLE BATCH (PRESSED OR MINCED GARLIC METHOD):
                    BRING TO A SIMMER IN SAUCEPAN (THIS SAUCE IS
                    ACIDIC, USE A GLASS OR ENAMEL PAN!):
6 oz. tomato paste (1 can)
15 oz. tomato sauce (1 can)
1/2 tsp. oregano flakes
1/4 tsp. basil flakes
3/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
4+ cloves peeled, pressed or minced garlic

                    THIS SAUCE KEEPS WELL REFRIGERATED, SO I USUALLY
                    MAKE A DOUBLE BATCH AND STORE SOME. 1 BATCH
MAKES
                    ENOUGH FOR 2 PIZZAS.   FOR USE WITH PASTA, DILUTE
                    SLIGHTLY.

                    DOUBLE BATCH (FOOD PROCESSOR METHOD): PROCESS
                    UNTIL GARLIC IS CHOPPED FINE
12 oz. tomato paste (1 can)
28 oz. whole peeled tomatoes (1 can), reserving the juice
1 tsp. oregano flakes
3/4 tsp. basil flakes
1 & 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
8 cloves peeled garlic
                    BRING TO A SIMMER WITH THE RESERVED TOMATO
JUICE.

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GARLIC BUTTER

                    PROCESS
1 stick = 1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt if butter is unsalted
6 large cloves garlic, pressed.
                    STORE REFRIGERATED.

                    GARLIC TOAST: BUTTER SLICES OF BREAD WITH GARLIC
                    BUTTER. SPRINKLE WITH
grated Romano or Parmesean cheese (optional.)
                    BROIL ON A BAKING SHEET UNTIL BROWNED AT THE
                    EDGES.

                    GARLIC BREAD: BUTTER SLICES OF BREAD WITH GARLIC
                    BUTTER. STACK THEM AND WRAP IN FOIL. BAKE AT
250
                    DEGREES FOR 20 MINUTES.    SOFT AND HEAVENLY!

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FETTUCCINE ROMANO

                     COOK IN WATER WITH SALT & OIL:
12 oz. Fettuccine.

                     WHILE THAT COOKS, GENTLY BROWN IN A HEAVY
                     SAUCEPAN:
1/2 cup white flour, in
1/4 cup olive oil.
                     ADD:
1/2 tsp. salt
1 pressed or minced clove garlic.
                     WHEN THE FLOUR HAS BROWNED, REMOVE PAN FROM
HEAT.
                     STIR IN GRADUALLY AND THOROUGHLY TO MAKE A
SMOOTH
                     WHITE SAUCE:
1 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
                     RETURN TO GENTLE HEAT. STIR UNTIL SAUCE
THICKENS,
                     THEN ADD:
1/8 tsp. hot paprika
dash black pepper
1 cup milk (again)
2/3 cup grated Romano or Parmesean cheese
1/4 tsp. dried parsley
1/4 tsp. dried onion flakes.
                     STIRRING, BRING AGAIN TO SIMMER. REMOVE FROM
                     HEAT.

                     DRAIN COOKED FETTUCCINE, COMBINE WITH SAUCE.
                     SERVE HOT. STORES REFRIGERATED AND REHEATS IN
                     MICROWAVE FAIRLY WELL.

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MACARONI AND CHEESE

                       COOK
3/4 lb. macaroni
                       IN
salted, oiled water.

                    BROWN IN SAUCEPAN
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white flour
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground dry mustard
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/16 tsp. ground paprika
                    ADD
1 cup macaroni cooking water
1 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
1 & 1/2 cups = 6 oz. grated cheddar cheese
                    BRING TO A SIMMER, STIRRING CONSTANTLY. REMOVE
                    FROM HEAT, ADD
1/2 cup red sauce (optional, page 14)
                    AND AS MANY DRAINED NOODLES AS MAKE A GOOD
                    CONSISTENCY. (THE AMOUNT DEPENDS ON THE NOODLE
                    TYPE AND YOUR PREFERENCE.)

                       SERVE WITH GREEN PEAS AND CARROT SALAD, OR
                       BROCCOLI AND COLE SLAW.

                       STORES WELL REFRIGERATED, REHEATS WELL IN
                       MICROWAVE. EXCELLENT REHEATED WITH CHILI ON
TOP.

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LASAGNA

                      COOK IN WATER WITH SALT & OIL:
1 lb. lasagna pasta

                      MIX RICOTTA FILLING:
1 lb. Ricotta cheese
1/2 lb. Mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 eggs
1/4 cup Romano or Parmesean cheese, grated
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg

                    LAYER IN PAN GREASED (WITH vegetable
shortning):
Red Sauce (page 14)
lasagna
filling
lasagna
red sauce (OPTIONAL SUGGESTED ADDITIONS: cooked spinach, cooked
                    mushrooms, cooked broccoli, cooked
venison/beef,
                    sliced black olives)
lasagna
filling
lasagna
red sauce

                      BAKE 40 MINUTES AT 375 DEGREES.

                      THIS RECIPE FREEZES WELL.   THAW IN MICROWAVE
(OR
                      FRIDGE) BEFORE BAKING.

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CALZONE

With a bow toward Nino's Pizza-Rama (Parkside Ave in Trenton NJ.)

                      MIX RICOTTA FILLING AS FOR LASAGNA (PAGE 18.)

                      MAKE DOUGH IN BREAD MACHINE KNEAD/RISE/KNEAD:
1   & 5/16 cups warm water
1   tsp. salt
2   Tbsp. olive oil
3   cups flour
1   Tbsp. yeast

                      CUT DOUGH INTO SIXTHS. ROLL EACH PIECE INTO A
                      CIRCLE AND FILL WITH 1/6 OF THE FILLING.
                      (OPTIONAL SUGGESTED ADDITIONS: cooked spinach,
                      cooked mushrooms, cooked broccoli, cooked
                      venison/beef, sliced black olives)

                      FOLD THE CIRCLE OVER AND CRIMP THE MATCHED EDGES
                      WITH A FORK. PRICK.

                    BRUSH WITH:
Garlic Butter (page 15)

                      PLACE ON A BAKING SHEET.   BAKE 1/2 HOUR AT 375
                      DEGREES. TOP WITH HOT:
Red Sauce (page 14)

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SPAGHETTI

                    COOK IN WATER WITH SALT & OIL:
spaghetti

                    COOK IN HEAVY SKILLET:
ground beef, elk, or venison
                    AND/OR
mushrooms, sliced
scallions, sliced
olive oil

                    HEAT OR PREPARE
1 & 1/4 cups Red Sauce (page 14)

                    DRAIN SPAGHETTI. SERVE TOPPED WITH SKILLET
                    CONTENTS, RED SAUCE, AND
grated romano or parmesean cheese.

                    SERVE WITH GREEN PEAS AND TOSSED ITALIAN GREEN
                    SALAD.

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SPAGHETTI PIE

                    (Variation of Nancy Nicholes' recipe.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN UPPER PART OF OVEN AND PREHEAT
                    OVEN TO 375 DEGREES.

                    BEAT
3 eggs
2/3 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. oregano
1/8 tsp. basil
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/16 tsp. ground black pepper
1/2 tsp. Worchestershire sauce.
                    ADD
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 medium onion, diced
2 cups cooked spaghetti
1/2 tomato, diced (optional.)

                    POUR INTO A PIE PLATE GREASED WITH
olive oil.
                    TOP WITH
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese.

                    BAKE ABOUT 40 MINUTES UNTIL CHEESE TOPPING
STARTS
                    TO BROWN. (ONCE IT BUBBLES IN THE CENTER,
                    BROILING TO BROWN THE TOPPING HASTENS
COMPLETION.)

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MACARONI WITH VEGETABLES

                    COOK
12 oz. Rotini, Rotelle or other macaroni

                      SAUTE
1/2 cup white flour
1/4 cup olive oil

                    STIR IN, IN PARTS TO MAKE A SMOOTH SAUCE,
2 cups bean stock (Pinto works well)

                    ADD
1 cup tomatoes (whole canned is good), sliced thick
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. soy sauce
1/2 green pepper cut into 1/2" square pieces
1 carrot, julienned
3/4 cup black olives, sliced
1 Tbsp. dry onion flakes

                      SIMMER GENTLY ABOUT 10 MINUTES, THEN MIX IN THE
                      DRAINED MACARONI. SERVE WITH SPINACH, GARLIC
                      TOAST (page 15), AND A GREEN SALAD.

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PIZZA

                       Locally famous.

                      PROCESS CRUST DOUGH IN BREAD MACHINE
                      KNEAD/RISE/KNEAD:
1   & 3/16 cups warm water
1   tsp. salt
1   or 2 Tbsp. olive oil
1   Tbsp. sugar (optional)
3   cups flour
1   Tbsp. yeast

                       WHEN DOUGH IS READY, PUT RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN.
                       PREHEAT OVEN TO 450 DEGREES.     GREASE A PIZZA
PAN
                       WITH
vegetable shortning.

                    SPREAD THE DOUGH WITH A RIDGE AROUND THE EDGE.
                    SPREAD ON
1 & 1/4 cups Red Sauce (page 14.)

                     ADD IF DESIRED:
8 dried tomato halfs, cut into pieces and boiled briefly (blanched)
                     for 3 minutes in water (to cover. Keep the
water
                     for stock or discard.)

                    TOP WITH
12 oz. shredded Mozzarella cheese

                    AND A SELECTION OF:
1/2 can pitted black olives, sliced
1 green pepper (remove core), pieces
Mushroom slices
Cheddar cheese
Onion pieces
Pepperoni slices
Cooked ground beef

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                    SPRINKLE WITH:
garlic powder (optional)
basil flakes
oregano flakes
olive oil
                    FOR BEST CRUST BAKE 25 MINUTES, THEN REMOVE FROM
                    PAN DIRECTLY ONTO OVEN RACK. BAKE 5 MINUTES
MORE
                    OR UNTIL DONE. OR,

                       BAKE ABOUT 1/2 HOUR UNTIL CHEESE IS BROWNED AND
                       CRUST CRISP. (MORE TOPPINGS TAKE MORE TIME.)

                       BAKE MULTIPLE PIZZAS SEQUENTIALLY TO AVOID
                       "STEAMED" PIZZA.

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FLAT BREAD MINI PIZZA

                       Serves 1.

                       ON A PIECE OF

Flat bread (page 91)

                       SPREAD

Red Sauce (page 14)
                       ALMOST TO THE EDGE.   GRATE ON

Mozzarella cheese.

                       YOU CAN ADD ANY PIZZA TOPPING (SEE PAGE 23)
                       THAT DOESN'T NEED THOROUGH COOKING, SUCH AS

sliced black olives
cheddar cheese

                       TOAST IN TOASTER OVEN OR BROIL BRIEFLY IN
REGULAR
                       OVEN.

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SWEET-SOUR CHEESE SAUCE

                    IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN BROWN TO MAKE A ROUX:
1/4 cup flour
4 & 1/2 tsp. (=1 & 1/2 Tbsp) olive oil.

                    GRATE
4 oz. Cheddar cheese.

                    ADD TO THE ROUX TO MAKE A WHITE SAUCE:
3/4 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
1/2 cup water.

                    STIR IN THE GRATED CHEESE AND
2 & 1/2 tsp. cider vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. dry mustard powder
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. chili powder.

                    WHEN IT SIMMERS AND THICKENS, IT'S DONE.    GOOD
                    WITH PASTA, ESPECIALLY ELBOW MACARONI.

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POTATOES WITH SESAME

                       (Adapted from Recipes for a Small Planet.)

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN UPPER PART OF OVEN AND PREHEAT
                       OVEN TO 400 DEGREES.

                    PEEL AND PRESS:
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic

                       RUB THE GARLIC ONTO THE BOTTOM AND SIDES OF A
                       LARGE FLAT BAKING DISH. ALSO SMEAR AROUND THE
                       BOTTOM AND SIDES OF THE DISH:
1/2 tsp. olive oil
                     SLICE FINE (ABOUT 1/8"):
potatoes, washed, with eyes & bad spots removed, skins on (as needed,
                     probably about 4 cups)

                    HEAT:
1 & 1/4 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
2 Tbsp. butter
2 cloves peeled, pressed garlic

                    LAYER IN PAN:
2 layers potato slices
1 layer grated cheese (as needed, probably about 1/2 cup.      I grate
                    this directly on with a hand grater)
1 layer sesame seeds (probably about 3/8 cup)
sprinkle paprika
sprinkle salt
another 2 layers potato slices
another 1 layer grated cheese
another sprinkle paprika
another sprinkle salt

                       POUR THE MILK MIXTURE ON EVENLY, WETTING ALL THE
                       POTATOES AND CHEESE. BAKE ABOUT 45 MINUTES,
UNTIL
                       TOP IS BROWNED AND POTATOES ARE SOFT.

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CHEESE SOUFFLE

                    (Variation of Jane Heald's recipe.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 325 DEGREES.

                    SEPARATE TO TWO LARGE BOWLS:
8 egg yolks
8 egg whites
                    INTO THE YOLKS, MIX:
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

                    GENTLY BROWN IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN:
1/2 cup white flour, in
1/3 cup olive oil.
                    WHEN THE FLOUR HAS BROWNED, REMOVE PAN FROM
HEAT.
                    STIR IN GRADUALLY AND THOROUGHLY TO MAKE A
SMOOTH
                    WHITE SAUCE:
2 cups milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine) (TRY ADDING 1/2
C.,
                    STIR UNTIL THICK, 1/2 C. STIR UNTIL SMOOTH, THEN
                    REMAINING 1 C.)

                    ADD
1 & 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese.

                     RETURN TO GENTLE HEAT. STIR FREQUENTLY UNTIL
                     SAUCE THICKENS, AND CHEESE MELTS. ADD
up to 1 cup spinach (heated from frozen and drained, or fresh washed
&
                     cut up, optional)

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                    STIR SOME OF THE HOT SAUCE INTO THE EGG YOLKS,
                    THEN RETURN THE SAUCE TO HEAT AND STIR UNTIL
                    THICKENED. RETURN THE MIXTURE FROM THE PAN TO
THE
                    COOL YOLK BOWL AND STIR OCCASIONALLY TO HASTEN
                    COOLING WHILE YOU BEAT THE EGG WHITES TO STIFF
                    PEAKS.

                    FOLD THE WHIPPED WHITES INTO THE CHEESE SAUCE.
                    THIS IS EASIEST IF THE SAUCE IS STILL WARM.
POUR
                    MIXTURE INTO AN UNGREASED CASSEROLE DISH.
                    STRAIGHT SIDES ARE BEST - I USE 2 GLASS SAUCEPANS
                    SO OUR 'SECONDS' CAN BE STRAIGHT FROM THE OVEN.

                    BAKE ABOUT 1 HOUR UNTIL IT IS PUFFY WITH A
BROWNED
                    TOP.   BRING IT TO THE TABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE
OVEN
                    AS IT WILL FALL AS IT COOLS. SERVE WITH GREEN
                    PEAS AND A GRATED CARROT SALAD (PAGE 82.)

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BAKED GRITS

Quick and yummy.

                       (Variation of Quaker Regular Grits package.)

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN UPPER PART OF OVEN AND PREHEAT
                       OVEN TO 350 DEGREES.

                       BOIL:
3 & 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
                    ADD:
3/4 cup grits (Old Fashioned, not Quick, is best)

                       COOK 20 MINUTES, COVERED.   (15 FOR QUICK)   MIX:
1 egg
2 cloves pressed or minced garlic
1 cup grated Cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp. Louisiana (or other) hot sauce

                       STIR INTO COOKED GRITS:
2 Tbsp. butter
                       STIR SOME OF THE HOT GRITS INTO THE EGG MIXTURE,
                       THEN RETURN THE EGG/GRITS MIXTURE TO HEAT AND
COOK
                       BRIEFLY. OIL OR GREASE A LARGE FLAT CASSEROLE
                       DISH, THEN POUR IN THE MIXTURE. TOP WITH
                       ADDITIONAL
grated Cheddar
                       AND PERHAPS
bread crumbs
garlic powder
black pepper
raw sunflower seeds.

                       BAKE ABOUT 30 MINUTES UNTIL IT IS BUBBLING AND
THE
                       CHEESE TOPPING IS MELTED AND STARTS TO BROWN.
                       (ONCE IT BUBBLES, BROILING TO BROWN THE TOPPING
                       HASTENS COMPLETION.)

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                    SERVE WITH FRIED SUGAR POD PEAS AND A GREEN
SALAD.

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DEVILLED EGGS

                    REMOVE SHELLS FROM
10 hardboiled eggs (page 65)
                    CUT EACH CHILLED EGG IN HALF, REMOVE THE YOLKS
TO
                    A BOWL, AND SAVE THE WHITES FOR STUFFING.
                    PARTICALIZE THE YOLKS BY MASHING WITH A PASTRY
                    BLENDER OR FORK. MIX IN
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 & 1/2 tsp. prepared mustard
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
pinch ground cayenne pepper
pinch curry powder
pinch ground dry mustard
pinch ground black pepper

                    STUFF THE WHITES, SPRINKLE WITH
ground paprika

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VELVEETA MACARONI

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN UPPER PART OF OVEN AND PREHEAT
                    OVEN TO 350 DEGREES.

                    BOIL:
12 oz. macaroni
                    RUB ONTO THE BOTTOM AND SIDES OF A LARGE FLAT
                    BAKING DISH:
1 & 1/2 tsp. olive oil

                    SPREAD THE COOKED MACARONI IN THE DISH AND TOP
                    WITH:
1 to 1 & 1/2 lbs sliced velveeta
1 to 2 tomatoes, cut into chunks

                    AND PERHAPS:
sliced mushrooms
peas
                    BAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL CHEESE IS MELTED AND
                    STARTS TO BROWN. SERVE WITH GARLIC TOAST (page
                    15) AND SPINACH.

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SAVORY CHEESE LOAF

                     (Variation of Dot Fry's recipe.)

                     PUT OVEN RACK IN MIDDLE OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                     TO 350 DEGREES.

                     SLICE MOST OF WAY THROUGH:
italian bread
                     (see page 89) SPREAD WITH A MIXTURE OF:
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 small grated onion
1/4 cup poppyseeds
3 Tbsp. mayonaise
1 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

                     FOLD SLICES OF
american cheese
                     TO TRIANGLE SHAPE, INSERT BETWEEN BREAD SLICES.
                     WRAP IN FOIL. BAKE 20 MINUTES.

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DEEP FRIED FISH

                    SLICE APPROXIMATELY 3/8" THICK:
haddock, blue hake or other mild fish

                    DIP IN
egg, beaten
                    THEN
spicey flour (page 36.)

                    IN A DEEP, HEAVY, METAL PAN (I USE A PRESSURE
                    COOKER BOTTOM) OR DEEP FAT FRYER (AT 325
DEGREES)
                    BOIL THE FISH PIECES IN HOT
peanut oil
                    ABOUT 10 MINUTES, STIRRING & TURNING
OCCASIONALLY,
                    UNTIL BROWNED.

                    WITH A SLOTTED SPOON, STRAIN THE FISH PIECES OUT
                    AND PLACE ON PAPER TOWELS, SPRINKLE WITH
salt.
                    SERVE HOT WITH TARTAR SAUCE:

chopped Kosher Dill pickles, drained
mayonaise (equal amount)
                    MIX.

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BAKED FISH

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 375 DEGREES. IN A LOAF PAN, MELT
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3/8 tsp. Old Bay seasoning mix
1/4 tsp. salt

                    ADD
frozen fish fillets, enough to cover pan bottom.

                      BAKE 15 MINUTES, TURN, BAKE ANOTHER 15 MINUTES
OR
                      UNTIL DONE.   SERVE ON WHITE RICE WITH PAN LIQUID
                      AS SAUCE.


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BROILED FISH

                      THAW FISH FILLETS, PRESS OUT WATER WITH PAPER
                      TOWELS. MELT:
1 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3/8 tsp. Old Bay seasoning mix
1/4 tsp. salt

                      COAT FILLETS IN MELTED MIXTURE, THEN

whole wheat bread crumbs.

                      BROIL UNTIL DONE, TURNING ONCE.

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BIRD SAUCE

Incredible hot-sweet BBQ sauce.

                      (Variation of Bob Palmieri's recipe.)

                    MIX
3/4 cup sugar
3/8 cup Louisiana or tabasco hot sauce
3/4 cup honey
1/2 cup prepared yellow mustard
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup ketchup
1 tsp. ground cayenne OR 3 Tbsp. crushed red pepper

                      BOIL IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN (THIS SAUCE IS ACIDIC,
                      USE A GLASS OR ENAMEL PAN), UNCOVERED, 1/2 HOUR
OR
                      UNTIL THICK.

                      KEEPS VERY WELL UNDER REFRIGERATION. GOOD BBQ
                      SAUCE FOR POULTRY, OR ADD TO COOKED BUTTERED
RICE.

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BBQ GRILLED CHICKEN

                      POULTRY PIECE TIP FOR BETTER WINGS: CUT OFF THE
                      WING TIP AT 1ST ("WRIST") JOINT, THEN CLIP THE
                      INSIDE OF THE "ELBOW" SKIN AND BREAK THE "ELBOW"
                      BACKWARDS TO STRAIGHTEN IT.

                      COVER WITH SALTED WATER AND SIMMER 15 MINUTES:

1 chicken cut up, or chicken pieces: don't remove skin as fats are
                    important to the taste of this recipe

                      OVER CHARCOAL, COOK BOTH SIDES, TURNING THE
PIECES
                      FREQUENTLY, UNTIL THE FATS ARE REDUCED AND THE
                      CHICKEN LOOKS DONE. THEN ON EACH SIDE IN TURN,
                      COAT THE PIECES WITH BIRD SAUCE (PAGE 35), TURN
                      THE COATED SIDE DOWN, AND COOK IT ON. CHECK
                      PROGRESS FREQUENTLY; BROWNING WILL HAPPEN
QUICKLY
                      DUE TO CARMELIZATION OF SUGARS.

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SPICEY FLOUR

A premixed ingredient of many uses.

                      IN A GALLON BAG, SHAKE TO MIX:
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup semolina flour or cornmeal
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. ground white or black pepper
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. ground paprika
1/8 tsp. ground cayenne pepper

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OVEN FRIED CHICKEN

Chicken very tender, relatively greaseless, and with a delicious
coat.

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 375 DEGREES.

                      POULTRY PIECE TIP FOR BETTER WINGS: CUT OFF THE
                      WING TIP AT 1ST ("WRIST") JOINT, THEN CLIP THE
                      INSIDE OF THE "ELBOW" SKIN AND BREAK THE "ELBOW"
                      BACKWARDS TO STRAIGHTEN IT.

                    COVER WITH SALTED WATER AND SIMMER 15 MINUTES:
1 chicken cut up, or chicken pieces

                    COAT DRAINED PIECES WITH
spicey flour (page 36)

                      SAUTE PIECES IN HEAVY SKILLET GREASED WITH
butter
                      UNTIL LIGHT BROWN OR GOLDEN, ON EACH SIDE.

                      BAKE ABOUT 30 MINUTES OR UNTIL DONE.

                      NOTE: BOIL BACK PIECES, NECK, & GIBLETS IN WATER
                      DISCARDED FROM THIS RECIPE TO MAKE SOUP STOCK
OR
                      DOG SUPPLEMENT.   DOGS SHOULD NOT EAT WHOLE
CHICKEN
                      BONES! (DEBONE POULTRY OR RUN MEAT AND COOKED-
                      SOFT BONES THROUGH A GRINDER BEFORE SERVING.)

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ROAST CHICKEN & STUFFING

                    (Variation of Jane Heald's recipe.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN MIDDLE OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 350 DEGREES.

                    RINSE
1 whole chicken
                    BRIEFLY SOAK IT IN CHANGES OF HOT TAPWATER TO
WARM
                    THROUGH WHILE STUFFING IS PREPARED.

                    STUFFING: SAUTE IN HEAVY FRYING PAN
2 Tbsp. butter
1 chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. poultry seasoning
                    AND PERHAPS
celery, chopped
parsley, chopped
mushrooms, sliced
                    WHEN THE VEGETABLE(S) ARE ALMOST COOKED, ADD AND
                    SAUTE
2 slices bread, cut into cubes.

                    STUFF THE CHICKEN. CLOSE THE OPENING WITH A
SKEWER
                    OR 2.   BAKE UNCOVERED IN A HEAVY FRYING PAN
ABOUT
                    20 MINUTES/POUND, BASTING HOURLY WITH PAN
JUICES.
                    WHEN DONE, SKIN WILL BE GOLDEN AND LEG WILL MOVE
                    EASILY AT THE HIP. SERVE WITH GRAVY (PAGE 39),
                    RICED POTATOES OR RICE, COOKED PEAS OR SPINACH,
                    AND SALAD.

                    DRIPPINGS STOCK FOR POULTRY GRAVY: WHEN THE FOWL
                    IS COOKED, OFFLOAD TO ANOTHER PAN. TO THE
                    ROASTING PAN, ADD

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1 & 1/2 cups water
                     AND STIR TO DISSOLVE PAN DRIPPINGS. POUR THE
                     DRIPPINGS "BROTH" INTO A PYREX MEASURING CUP AND
                     LET THE GREASE FLOAT TO THE TOP. USE A TURKEY
                     BASTER SYRINGE TO SUCK THE PAN DRIPPINGS "BROTH"
                     FROM UNDER THE GREASE. IF YOU ROASTED IN A
HEAVY
                     FRYING PAN, IT SHOULD NOW BE CLEAN ENOUGH TO MAKE
                     GRAVY IN.

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GUILT-FREE GRAVY

Olive oil replaces the traditional animal fat.

                    BROWN IN HEAVY FRYING PAN OR SAUCEPAN
1/3 cup spicey flour (page 36)
olive oil, enough to soak the flour
                    MIX DRIPPINGS BROTH, BEAN STOCK, GARLIC BROTH,
OR
                    ANY OTHER BROTH CAREFULLY INTO THE BROWNED
SPICEY
                    FLOUR AND BRING IT TO A SIMMER. ADD AS NEEDED
FOR
                    DESIRED CONSISTENCY
milk (optional, reconstituted from powdered is fine)
                    AND
soy sauce to taste

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ROAST DUCK

Tender and not too greasy.

                      (Variation of Hutterite recipe.)

                      RINSE
1 whole duck
                      PARBOIL 45 MINUTES. A LARGE STOCK POT IS BEST,
                      BUT A TURKEY ROASTER PAN STRADDLING TWO BURNERS
                      WORKS WELL, IF THE DUCK IS TURNED FREQUENTLY
                      (BECAUSE THE WATER ONLY COVERS ABOUT 2/3 OF THE
                      FOWL.) SAVE THE BROTH FOR MAKING SOUP AND
GRAVY!

                      STUFF AS FOR CHICKEN (PAGE 38.) ROAST AT 400
                      DEGREES ABOUT 1 HOUR. SERVE WITH GRAVY AND
BROWN
                      RICE, COOKED PEAS OR SPINACH, AND SALAD.

                      DUCK GRAVY: FOLLOW GRAVY, PAGE 39, USING DUCK
                      STOCK FROM THE PARBOIL AND/OR DRIPPINGS STOCK
MADE
                      AS FOR CHICKEN GRAVY (page 38).    MILK IS NOT
                      NEEDED.

                      LEFTOVER DUCK: ON A
bread slice, warmed
                    LAYER
thin sliced raw onion
duck meat
duck gravy, hot
black pepper

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DEEP FRIED CHICKEN

                     PLUCK, GUT, WASH AND CUT INTO SERVING PIECES:
1 chicken.

                     POULTRY PIECE TIP FOR BETTER WINGS: CUT OFF THE
                     WING TIP AT 1ST ("WRIST") JOINT, THEN CLIP THE
                     INSIDE OF THE "ELBOW" SKIN AND BREAK THE "ELBOW"
                     BACKWARDS TO STRAIGHTEN IT.

                     PREHEAT
peanut oil
                     IN ELECTRIC SKILLET TO 375 DEGREES.   IN A SMALL
                     BOWL BEAT
1 egg.

                     DIP EACH PIECE OF CHICKEN IN BEATEN EGG TO WET
IT,
                    THEN COAT THE WET PIECE WITH
Spicey Flour (page 36.)

                     PUT 4 OR 5 PIECES AT A TIME IN THE SKILLET. TURN
                     EVERY 5 MINUTES FOR 20 MINUTES, OR UNTIL COOKED
                     THROUGH. DRAIN ON PAPER TOWELS.

                     WHEN DONE FRYING, DRAIN ALL COOLING OIL EXCEPT
THE
                     OILY FLOUR-CRUMB CRUD AT THE BOTTOM OF THE
                     SKILLET. HEAT THE SKILLET TO 350 DEGREES AND
MIX
                     IN:
Spicey Flour
                     TO MAKE A ROUX.   REDUCE HEAT TO 300 DEGREES.
ADD
                     MILK OR STOCK TO MAKE GRAVY.

                     SERVE WITH MASHED POTATOES, GREEN PEAS, AND A
                     SALAD.

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POT ROAST

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 300 DEGREES.

                    COAT A
beef roast
                    IN
flour
                    AND BROWN ON ALL SIDES IN A HEAVY SKILLET GREASED
                    WITH
butter.

                    WASH AND CUT INTO PIECES
potatoes
onions
carrots
garlic
                    PUT MEAT IN A CASSEROLE SURROUNDED BY VEGETABLE
                    PIECES. ADD
stock AND/OR wine
                    TO JUST COVER.   SEASON WITH
salt
pepper
basil

                    BAKE 2 TO 4 HOURS OR UNTIL MEAT IS VERY TENDER.

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VENISON POT ROAST

Magnificent treatment for venison and veggies.

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN. DO NOT PREHEAT
                       OVEN. SOAK AN UNGLAZED COVERED CLAY POT (I USE
A
                       ROMERTOPF) IN CLEAN
water
                       FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES WHILE PREPARING THE
                       FOLLOWING:

                    COAT A
3/4 to 1 lb. venison or beef roast
                    IN
flour
                    AND BROWN ON ALL SIDES IN A HEAVY SKILLET GREASED
                    WITH
butter.

                       WASH AND CUT INTO PIECES
2 potatoes
2 onions
1/2 a green pepper
3 carrots
6 mushrooms
5 cloves garlic.

                     TOSS VEGGIE PIECES IN A BIG BOWL WITH
1 cup shredded cabbage
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1 tsp. basil flakes.

                       MIX IN A 2 CUP MEASURE
1 & 1/2 cup red wine

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1 Tbsp. Worchestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
water to make 2 cups

                    PUT A LAYER OF VEGETABLE PIECES IN THE BOTTOM
OF
                    THE CASSEROLE.   LAY THE MEAT ON IT, THEN
SURROUND
                    AND COVER THE MEAT WITH VEGETABLE PIECES.   ADD
THE
                    PREPARED WINE MIXTURE. TURN THE OVEN ON TO 450
                    DEGREES AND BAKE 2 TO 3 HOURS WITH A TRAY UNDER
                    IT.

                    SERVE WITH FANCY MALT ROLLS, GREEN BEANS, AND
                    SALAD FOR A HOLIDAY FEAST. (THE CASSEROLE CAN
BE
                    REMOVED FROM THE OVEN AND WAIT COVERED WHILE THE
                    ROLLS BAKE.)

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ETRUSCAN BEEF

                    (Variation of The Clay-pot Cookbook.)

Tender treatment for venison.   Worth buying a Romertopf casserole
for!

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER.   DO NOT PREHEAT OVEN.

                    PREPARE A MARINADE IN A GLASS OR PLASTIC
                    CONTAINER:
1/2 cup wine
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

                    SOAK A

small beef roast, fat trimmed away

                    IN THE MARINADE FOR SEVERAL HOURS,
REFRIGERATED.

                    SOAK THE UNGLAZED COVERED CLAY POT (I USE A
                    ROMERTOPF) IN CLEAN
water
                    FOR AT LEAST 15 MINUTES.

                    DREDGE THE ROAST IN
white flour
                    AND BROWN ON ALL SIDES IN A HOT HEAVY SKILLET
                    GREASED WITH
olive oil.

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                    WASH AND CUT TO CONVENIENT BITES
2 medium carrots
1 large or 2 small onions
1/2 green pepper
2 medium potatoes
5 medium mushrooms
                    AND SLICE THIN
3 cloves of garlic.

                    PUT THE CARROTS AND 1/2 THE GARLIC SLICES IN THE
                    BOTTOM OF THE SOAKED CASSEROLE, THEN THE MEAT
                    SURROUNDED BY MUSHROOMS AND GREEN PEPPER
PIECES.
                    SPRINKLE ON THE REST OF THE GARLIC SLICES AND
                    COVER WITH ONIONS AND POTATOES. POUR THE
MARINADE
                    OVER ALL.

                    COVER YOUR POT WITH ITS SOAKED CLAY TOP AND PLACE
                    IN A COLD OVEN. TURN ON THE HEAT TO 480 DEGREES
                    AND COOK 90 MINUTES (= 1 & 1/2 HOURS.)

                    SERVE WITH COLESLAW (PAGE 83.)

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BEEF STEW

                       COAT
1 lb. chuck steak
                       IN
white flour.
                       FRY TO BROWN BOTH SIDES IN HEAVY SKILLET OILED
                       WITH
butter or olive oil.

                       CUT INTO BITE SIZE PIECES, ADD
2 cups water
skillet residue.

                      PRESSURE COOK 40 MINUTES.   ADD AND STIR:
2   large onions, cut into bites
2   carrots, cut into bites
2   potatoes, cut into bites
1   cup water
1   garlic clove, minced
1   tsp. salt
                      PRESSURE COOK 5 MINUTES.

                       SHAKE TOGETHER IN A SMALL JAR TO MIX
1 Tbsp. corn starch
1/4 cup water

                    ADD STARCH MIXTURE TO STEW, WITH
1/2 cup frozen or fresh green peas
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. basil

                       HEAT TO SIMMER.   SERVE WITH ROLLED BISCUITS
(page
                       97) AND A GREEN SALAD.

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MEAT LOAF

                      PUT RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN.   PREHEAT OVEN TO 350
                      DEGREES.

                     THAW IF FROZEN:
2/3 lb. ground beef, elk, venison, or yak meat
                     CHOP IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
2 slices (old) bread
1/2 medium onion
1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 tsp. basil flakes

                     MIX IN BOWL:
1 egg
1/2 tsp. grated prepared horseradish
1 Tbsp. catsup
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce

                      FLUFF BEEF INTO BOWL, ADD CRUMB MIXTURE.     MIX
                      GENTLY. PAT INTO LOAF PAN.

                    TOP WITH:
3 Tbsp. salsa, picante, or taco sauce

                      BAKE AT 350 DEGREES ABOUT 1 HOUR IN MIDDLE OF
                      OVEN. SERVE HOT SLICES. LEFTOVER SLICES GOOD
IN
                      SANDWICHES HOT OR COLD.

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ITALIAN MEATBALLS

                    MIX:
2 lbs. ground elk, beef, or venison
2 cups bread crumbs
1 cup = 5 oz. grated parmesean or romano cheese
4 cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. mint
1 tsp. salt

                    ROLL IN ABOUT 32 BALLS ABOUT 1 & 1/2" DIAMETER.
                    FRY IN ABOUT 1/2" OF
peanut oil
                    IN HEAVY SKILLET.

                    SERVE WITH RED SAUCE ON SPAGHETTI, OR

                    SERVE WITH RED SAUCE AND GRATED MOZZARELLA
CHEESE
                    IN A
Submarine Sandwich Roll (page 90.)

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ROAST BEEF

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 350 DEGREES.

                      WASH AND CUT INTO PIECES
2 potatoes
2 large onions
2 carrots
mushrooms (optional)
green pepper (optional)
green onions (optional)

                      TOSS VEGETABLE PIECES IN
olive oil
salt
ground black pepper
basil
                      AND PLACE IN HEAVY SKILLET.

                      PUT A RINSED
beef roast
                      ON TOP, FAT SIDE UP, AND SPRINKLE MEAT
GENEROUSLY
                      WITH
dried onion flakes
                      AND SOME
salt
ground black pepper

                      IF THE MEAT IS LEAN (TRUE OF VENISON!), DRIZZLE
                      WITH
olive oil

                      BAKE ABOUT 40 MINUTES PER POUND, UNTIL INTERNAL
                      TEMPERATURE IS AT LEAST 140 DEGREES ON A MEAT
                      THERMOMETER.

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PORK OR BEEF LO MEIN

                    COOK
Spaghetti or other fine noodles
                    DRAIN, TOSS NOODLES IN
olive oil.

                    SLICE VERY THIN
1 pork chop or chuck steak, raw
                    FRY MEAT STRIPS OVER MODERATE HEAT IN HEAVY
                    SKILLET OILED WITH
peanut oil.
                    SPRINKLE WITH
salt
ground cumin seed.
                    REMOVE COOKED MEAT STRIPS TO A DISH.

                    IN THE SAME PAN, FRY
1 onion, thinly sliced.
                    ADD THE NOODLES, SEASON WITH
salt
ground cumin seed
soy sauce.
                    SERVE NOODLE MIXTURE WITH MEAT ON TOP.

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VENISON LO MEIN

                      PUT A POT OF
water
                      ON TO HEAT TO A BOIL.    PREPARE STIR-FRY ITEMS:

1 small or 1/2 large green pepper, seeded & sliced in bite-sized
                    strips
1 small onion, sliced thin
1 very large or a handful of smaller mushrooms, sliced
1 carrot, julienned
2-3 Tbsp. tomato pieces
1/2 cup venison roast, sliced thin & cut in bites

                      ALSO SLICE THIN
1/2 cup cabbage.

                    COOK IN BOILING WATER ABOUT 5 MINUTES OR PER
                    PACKAGE DIRECTIONS
6-8 oz. Chuka Soba or other oriental noodles.

                    PREPARE STIR-FRY SAUCE WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 & 1/2 Tbsp. miso
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup wine, such as burgundy
1/8 tsp. ginger powder
2 cloves garlic
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar

                      HEAT IN A HEAVY NON-ALUMINUM FRYING PAN
2 Tbsp. peanut oil.

                      DRAIN NOODLES, FRY BRISKLY BRIEFLY, TURNING
UNTIL
                      NOODLES ARE COATED.     OFFLOAD TO THEIR COOKING
POT.

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                     HEAT IN THE FRYING PAN
1/4 cup olive oil.

                     START THE VENISON FRYING AND GENEROUSLY GRIND
ON
black pepper.

                     TURN, THEN ADD THE STIR-FRY ITEMS.   COOK
BRISKLY,
                     TURNING, UNTIL VEGGIES ARE MOSTLY COOKED.   ADD
THE
                     CABBAGE, STIR-FRY SAUCE, AND NOODLES.
CONTINUE TO
                     TURN UNTIL ALL IS MIXED AND THE SAUCE IS MOSTLY
                     BOILED OFF. POUR EVENLY OVER THE DISH

1/4 cup soy sauce.

                     SERVE WITH CHOPSTICKS.

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SHEPHERD'S PIE

                         CUT IN HALF AND PRESSURE COOK 10 MINUTES:
8 potatoes
1 cup water.

                         THAW IN MICROWAVE:
1 cup green peas.

                         FRY TO BROWN:
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. ground beef
salt
pepper
garlic powder.

                         DICE AND MICROWAVE:
3 large   carrots
1/3 cup   onion
1/3 cup   green pepper
1/3 cup   celery.

                         REMOVE THE BEEF TO A BOWL.   ADD TO THE FRYPAN
2 cups water
                         AND STIR WELL TO DISSOLVE THE PAN DRIPPINGS.
                         REMOVE THE DRIPPINGS TO A BOWL.

                    IN THE NOW-CLEANISH FRYPAN, BROWN TO MAKE A
ROUX:
1/4 cup flour
4 & 1/2 tsp. (=1 & 1/2 Tbsp.) olive oil.

                    STIR THE DRIPPINGS-WATER IN TO MAKE A SMOOTH
                    GRAVY, WITH:
1 Tbsp. Red Sauce (page 14)
1 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt.

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                      POUR MOST OF THE WATER OFF THE POTATOES AND MASH
                      THEM WITH:
1/4 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil.

                      IN A LARGE FLAT CASSEROLE (OR TWO 9" ROUND ONES),
                      LAYER:
BEEF
VEGGIES
GRAVY
POTATOES
ground black pepper
spray oil.

                      BAKE 1/2 HOUR AT 350 DEGREES.

                      THIS RECIPE FREEZES WELL.    THAW IN MICROWAVE
(OR
                      FRIDGE) BEFORE BAKING.

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VENISON CURRY

                     ADD IN ORDER TO A LARGE GLASS POT ON LOW HEAT:
2 Tbsp. olive oil
2 carrots, diced
1 large onion, chopped (yellow onion preferred)
1 lb. ground venison
1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
2 large cloves garlic, pressed or minced
1 Tbsp. curry powder
1/4 tsp. ground cloves

                    WHILE THAT'S BROWNING GENTLY, DRAIN INTO A LARGE
                    BOWL THE LIQUID FROM:
1 large can (28 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes.

                    ADD TO THE LIQUID:
the peeled tomatoes, sliced
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup raisins
1 tsp. lemon juice

                    IN A BLENDER, MIX
2 cups water
1 Tbsp. miso        (or substitute 2 cups stock for both)
                    THEN ADD IT TO THE LIQUID.

                    WHEN THE MEAT AND VEGETABLES ARE COOKED, ADD THE
                    LIQUID. HEAT TO A SIMMER, AND SIMMER UNCOVERED
                    ABOUT 20 MINUTES. REMOVE THE BAY LEAVES.
SERVE
                    OVER WHITE RICE WITH SALT AND PEPPER AVAILABLE.

                    THIS FOOD STORES AND REHEATS WELL.

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SOUVLAKI

*** Superb flavor, well worth the time and effort of preparation.
***

                    (From Jeff Smith via Richard Cohen.)

                    PREPARE MARINADE:
1/2 cup olive oil
1 cup (cheap, acid) red wine
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper (to taste)
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. whole dried mint
3 cloves garlic, crushed.

                     MARINATE, OVERNIGHT IF TIME PERMITS:
2 Lbs. lamb leg meat, cut into chunks. Leave some of the fat on for
                     best flavor.

                    WHEN THE MARINADE IS PREPARED, ALSO MAKE AND
                    REFRIGERATE THE TZATZIKI SAUCE:
2 cups yogurt
1/2 medium cucumber, coarsely grated
1 carrot, grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 tsp. dried dillweed
1/8 tsp. salt
1/16 tsp. ground black pepper

                    SKEWER & GRILL THE LAMB CHUNKS.   LAY A LINE OF
                    COOKED LAMB CHUNKS ON:
warmed pita bread, with
fresh onion slices
fresh tomato slices
tzatziki sauce.
                    FOLD & SERVE.

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POTATOES WITH HAM

                      (Adapted from Recipes for a Small Planet and Joy
                      of Cooking.)

                      SEE POTATOES WITH SESAME, PAGE 26, BUT VARY
                      RECEIPE THUS:

                    OMIT 1ST LAYER OF CHEESE AND SESAME SEEDS,
                    SUBSTITUTE:
sprinkle dried onion flakes (probably about 2 Tbsp.)
generous dusting flour (probably about 2 Tbsp.)
1 layer sliced ham, bite-sized pieces

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PORK CHOPS

                      COAT
pork chops
                      IN A SAUCE OF MIXED
Hoisin sauce
honey, equal amount

                      CHARCOAL GRILL, TURNING FREQUENTLY, UNTIL JUST
                      DONE THROUGH.

                      SPECIAL TOUCH FOR STRONGER FLAVOR: POKE LINEAR
                      POCKETS IN EACH RAW CHOP BY STICKING A STEAK
KNIFE
                      IN FROM ONE EDGE. FILL THE POCKETS WITH SAUCE,
                      USING A SYRINGE OR TURKEY BASTER.

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PORK ROAST

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 350 DEGREES.

                      CUT SLOTS IN A
pork roast
                      COAT THE ROAST IN A SAUCE OF MIXED
Hoisin sauce
honey, equal amount
                      MAKING SURE SAUCE GETS DOWN INTO THE SLOTS.

                      BAKE ABOUT 1/2 HOUR PER POUND UNTIL INTERNAL
                      TEMPERATURE IS AT LEAST 170 DEGREES ON A MEAT
                      THERMOMETER. (DO NOT UNDERCOOK DUE TO DANGER
OF
                      TRICHINOSIS!)

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PORK ROAST SOUP

A sweet delicious soup.

                       SIMMER LEFTOVER
pork roast (page 59)
                       IN
lightly salted water
                       UNTIL A RICH BROTH IS MADE, ABOUT 1 HOUR.

                    REMOVE AND DEBONE THE MEAT, AND SKIM THE FAT FROM
                    THE BROTH. ADD TO THE BROTH:
the simmered roast meat, cut up
tomato slices
soy sauce
                    SIMMER. FRY IN A HEAVY SKILLET
sliced cabbage
olive oil
ground black pepper
                    ADD COOKED CABBAGE TO THE SOUP. DO NOT
OVERCOOK,
                    SERVE SOON AFTER ADDING THE CABBAGE.

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PIGS IN BLANKETS

                       MAKE DOUGH FOR

Flat bread (page 91)

                       DIVIDE DOUGH IN 10 PIECES. FLATTEN AND ROLL A
                       PIECE OF DOUGH PRETTY THIN. CUT 'DIAGONALLY'
AS
                       POSSIBLE TO MAKE 2 TRIANGLES OF DOUGH.
STARTING
                       AT THE BIG END, ROLL A

hot dog (as it comes from the store, cold & 'fully cooked')

                       UNTIL IT HAS DOUGH ALL AROUND. KEEP ROLLING
                       TOWARD THE DOUGH'S POINT, ENCLOSING OPTIONAL

small cheese slices

                       UNTIL THE DOUGH IS ALL ROLLED AROUND THE HOT DOG.
                       IT WILL BULGE IN THE MIDDLE LIKE A CROISSANT,
                       WHERE THERE ARE MORE LAYERS.

                       RISE 10 MINUTES ON A GREASED SHEET. BAKE AT 375
                       DEGREES FOR 25 MINUTES.

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SCRAMBLED EGGS

                    PREHEAT A HEAVY SKILLET NOT TOO HOT, OR AN
                    ELECTRIC FRYING PAN TO 300 DEGREES. MIX IN A
BOWL
eggs
salt
grated cheddar cheese, about 1/4 as much as volume of eggs

                    MELT
butter
                    TO GREASE THE SKILLET. POUR IN THE EGG MIXTURE
                    AND COOK, STIRRING CONSTANTLY, UNTIL EGGS ARE
DRY.
                    DUST WITH
ground pepper

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BLACK EYED PEA OMELET

Yum!

                    PREHEAT A HEAVY SKILLET NOT TOO HOT, OR AN
                    ELECTRIC FRYING PAN TO 275 DEGREES. MIX IN A
                    BOWL:
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. grated cheddar cheese
sprinkle of salt.

                    MELT
butter
                    TO GREASE THE SKILLET.   COAT THE BOTTOM OF THE
PAN
                    WITH THE EGG MIXTURE.    SPRINKLE OVER ALL:
1/2 cup grated Mozzarella cheese.

                    SPRINKLE OVER HALF THE AREA:
1/2 cup drained cooked blackeyed peas
1 Tbsp. chopped canned or pickled chili peppers
sprinkle of ground black pepper.

                    COOK 2 MINUTES. FOLD THE LESS-DECORATED SIDE
                    OVER. COVER AND COOK 1 MINUTE (OR UNTIL THE
EGGS
                    ARE COMPLETELY COOKED, THE CHEESE IS MELTED AND
                    THE BEANS ARE HOT.)

                    SERVE HOT WITH BUTTERED TOAST.

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MUSHROOM-SWISS OMELET

3 eggs serves 3 people.

                      PREHEAT A HEAVY SKILLET NOT TOO HOT, OR AN
                      ELECTRIC FRYING PAN TO 300 DEGREES. SLICE
4 medium mushrooms.

                      GREASE THE SKILLET WITH
butter
                      AND FRY THE MUSHROOM SLICES UNTIL BROWNED ON
BOTH
                      SIDES.   IN A BOWL, BEAT WITH AN EGGBEATER:

3 large eggs from happy hens
sprinkle of salt.

                      OFFLOAD THE MUSHROOM SLICES TO A PLATE OR SMALL
                      BOWL AND REDUCE THE SKILLET HEAT TO 275 DEGREES.
                      MELT
butter
                      TO GREASE THE SKILLET AGAIN.    COAT THE BOTTOM
OF
                      THE PAN WITH THE EGG MIXTURE.    GRATE DIRECTLY
OVER
                      ALL:

2 Tbsp. grated cheddar cheese
1/4 cup grated Swiss cheese.

                      ARRANGE THE COOKED MUSHROOM SLICES OVER HALF THE
                      AREA AND SPRINKLE OVER THEM:

fresh ground black pepper.

                      FOLD THE LESS-DECORATED SIDE OVER.    COVER AND
COOK
                      1 MINUTE (OR UNTIL THE EGGS ARE COMPLETELY
COOKED
                      AND THE CHEESE IS MELTED.)

                      SERVE HOT WITH BUTTERED TOAST.

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HARD BOILED EGGS

                    EGGS STARTED IN COLD WATER DO NOT CRACK BUT THEY
                    ALSO DO NOT SHELL EASILY. LOWER EGGS VERY
GENTLY
                    INTO BOILING WATER WITH A LARGE SPOON TO KEEP
                    CRACKING TO A MINIMUM.

                    IN A SAUCEPAN, BOIL
water
                    ADD
eggs
                    COOK 15 MINUTES. DRAIN AND IMMERSE IN SEVERAL
                    CHANGES OF COLD WATER TO COOL THE EGGS QUICKLY.
                    RAPID COOLING OF THE OUTER LAYER OF THE EGG IS
                    IMPORTANT FOR EASY SHELLING.

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PANCAKES

                    IT'S EASY TO MAKE PANCAKE MIX WITH THIS RECIPE.
                    WHEN I MIX UP A BATCH OF PANCAKES, I ALSO
                    DUPLICATE THE RECIPE EXCEPT FOR THE EGGS AND
WATER
                    INTO A JAR. THEN THE NEXT TIME, I HAVE
                    PREMEASURED MIX ALL READY TO GO.

                    GREASE GRIDDLE OR HEAVY SKILLET WITH
spray cooking oil (optional),
                    THEN PREHEAT TO 350 DEGREES. MIX:

1 cup white flour
1/3 cup semolina, cornmeal, whole    wheat, or white flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup powdered milk and 1 & 1/2    cups water OR 1 & 1/2 cups milk
                     (Sourish milk   works deliciously well.)
2 eggs
                     SMOOTH BATTER   WITH EGG BEATER.

                    IF YOU DO NOT USE SPRAY OIL,
butter
                    GRIDDLE BEFORE POURING EACH BATCH OF BATTER.
FLIP
                    WHEN BROWNED AND BUBBLES HAVE FORMED ON TOP
                    SURFACE. SERVE WITH CHOKECHERRY SYRUP (PAGE
                    151), MAPLE SYRUP, HONEY, JAM OR MOLASSES.
                    MAKES ABOUT 14 3.5" PANCAKES.

VARIATION: REDUCE WATER TO 1 & 1/4 CUP. ADD 1 JULIENNED BANANA AFTER
                     MIXING. FRY AS USUAL.

FLUFFY PANCAKES: SEPARATE EGGS, BEAT WHITES STIFF.   DUMP ON DRY MIX,
                     THEN WATER. FOLD.

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WAFFLES

                     PREHEAT THE WAFFLE IRON.

                     PROCEED AS FOR PANCAKES (PAGE 66), EXCEPT
                     SEPARATE THE EGGS. PREPARE THE DRY
INGREDIENTS,
                     BEAT THE WHITES TO STIFF PEAKS WITH THE
EGGBEATER,
                     THEN ADD THE WATER OR MILK TO THE DRY INGREDIENTS
                     AND YOLKS AND SMOOTH THE BATTER. FOLD THE
WHITES
                     INTO THE BATTER BEFORE IT THICKENS.

                     BUTTER THE WAFFLE IRON BEFORE APPLYING BATTER
FOR
                     EACH WAFFLE.   ABOUT 1 & 1/2 CUPS OF BATTER MAKES
A
                     9x9" SQUARE WAFFLE. COOK 6 MINUTES OR UNTIL
                     NICELY BROWN. LET THE IRON HEAT FOR 2 MINUTES
                     BETWEEN WAFFLES.

                     1 BATCH OF PANCAKE MIX MAKES 2&1/2 9x9" WAFFLES.

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GRITS

                     BOIL:
3 & 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp. salt
                    ADD:
3/4 cup grits (Old Fashioned, not Quick, is best)

                     COOK 20 MINUTES, COVERED.   (15 FOR QUICK)


Cheese Grits:
                    MIX IN:
1 Tbsp. butter
1 cup grated cheddar cheese


Tuna Grits:
                     TOP WITH:
butter
canned tuna or salmon
sprinkle of salt (optional)

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HASH BROWN POTATOES

                      HEAT ELECTRIC SKILLET TO 375 DEGREES.

                      WASH
2 medium potatoes.

                    GRATE WITH FOOD PROCESSOR FINE OR MEDIUM GRATER,
                    OR A HAND GRATER. SPRINKLE SKILLET WITH
1 Tbsp. olive or peanut oil.

                      SQUEEZE HANDFULS OF SHREDDED POTATO TO REMOVE
THE
                      STARCHY LIQUID, THEN FLUFF THE SHREDS INTO THE
                      PAN. SPRINKLE ON:
salt
dry onion flakes.

                      IN ABOUT 5 MINUTES, TURN SECTIONS TO BROWN ON
                      OTHER SIDE. SERVE HOT WITH SALSA OR KETCHUP.

                      WHEN THE HASH BROWNS ARE READY, THE PAN IS
                      PROBABLY JUST THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE TO BUTTER,
                      REDUCE THE THERMOSTAT TO 300 DEGREES, AND POUR
IN
                      SCRAMBLED EGGS OR AN OMELET. INGREDIENTS FOR
                      THESE CAN BE PREPARED WHILE THE HASH BROWNS
COOK.

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POTATO PANCAKES

                    PREHEAT GRIDDLE TO 400 DEGREES. SHRED IN FOOD
                    PROCESSOR
4 potatoes (about 2 cups)
1 onion
                    TAKE HANDFULLS OF SHREDS AND SQUEEZE OUT
VEGETABLE
                    JUICE AS YOU OFFLOAD THEM TO A BOWL. PROCESS
WITH
                    CHOPPER BLADE:
3 eggs
2 Tbsp. white flour
1 & 1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground white or black pepper

                    ADD 1/2 OF THE SHREDDED VEGETABLES, PROCESS
UNTIL
                    JUST MIXED. ADD THE REST OF THE SHREDDED
                    VEGETABLES, PROCESS IN BURSTS UNTIL JUST MIXED.

                    SPOON MIXTURE ONTO
buttered
                    GRIDDLE AND FLATTEN SOMEWHAT. BROWN ON BOTH
                    SIDES. SERVE WITH TOPPINGS OF

sour cream or plain yoghurt
applesauce

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SONORA SPECIALS

                    WRAP
scrambled egg
bean glop (see page 1)
grated cheddar cheese
                    IN
flour tortilla (see page 96)
                    MICROWAVE TO MELT CHEESE.   TOP WITH:
taco sauce or salsa
sliced avocado OR tomato
sour cream OR plain yoghurt

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CINNAMON AND SUGAR

                    MIX
1/4 cup white sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon

                     SERVE SPRINKLED ON BUTTERED TOAST.

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CRUNCHY GRANOLA

                    A blast from my past.   Mom discovered this
recipe
                    in 1972.

                     MIX IN A LARGE PAN
2 lb 10 oz quick oatmeal flakes
10 oz sugar 'n' honey wheat germ
1/2 lb dark brown sugar
2 cups broken walnut pieces
7 oz sunflower seeds
1 cup sesame seeds
14 oz shredded cocoanut

                    DISSOLVE
2 tsp. salt
                    IN
2/3 cups water
                    AND MIX IN
1 cup honey
1 & 1/2 cups oil (corn, peanut, etc.)
1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

                    POUR LIQUID OVER OAT MIX & STIR. BAKE IN LARGE
                    FLAT PANS AT 350 DEGREES. STIR EVERY 10 MINUTES
                    FOR ABOUT 40 MINUTES UNTIL DRY AND CRUMBLY.
STORE
                    AS CEREAL IN SEALED CONTAINERS. DELICIOUS WITH
                    MILK AND MAYBE SLICED BANANA OR OTHER FRUIT.

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CLUB SANDWICH

This traditional sandwich is a double-decker.

                    LAYER:
lightly toasted bread slice
mayonnaise
sliced turkey
salt
ground pepper
mayonnaise
lightly toasted bread slice
mayonnaise
bacon
lettuce
tomato slices
mayonnaise
lightly toasted bread slice

                     CUT AND SERVE.

Dagwood Variation:
                     ADD
sliced cheese
                     UNDER THE TURKEY.

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HOUSE SPECIAL BURGER

                    FRY IN HEAVY SKILLET
mushroom slices, enough for 1 layer in sandwich
butter
                    REMOVE TO DISH, THEN FRY
onion slices, enough for 1 layer in sandwich
butter
                    REMOVE TO DISH, THEN FRY
1 thin burger patty
                    AFTER FLIPPING, MELT ON AS 2ND SIDE COOKS:
1 slice American cheese.

                       TOAST
2 slices bread
                       AND ASSEMBLE:
 TOAST
mayonnaise
tomato slices
 CHEESEBURGER
 MUSHROOM SLICES
 ONION SLICES
ketchup
 TOAST

                       SERVE WITH A KOSHER DILL PICKLE.

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COLESLAW & PROVOLONE SANDWICH

This is one of my all-time personal favorites.    It's almost as good
on
                     store-bought 'deli rye.'

                      ON ONE HALF OF A PIECE OF

flatbread (page 91)

                      SPREAD

coleslaw (page 83).

                      COVER COLESLAW WITH

sliced provolone cheese

                      AND FOLD OTHER HALF OF BREAD OVER IT.

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CHEESE STEAK SANDWICH

Recreated from fond memories of Rose Tree Hoagies.

Italian style:

                    SLICE A HOMEMADE

Submarine Sandwich Roll (page 90)

                    AND TOAST BRIEFLY.    FRY ON EACH SIDE IN AN
oiled
                    PAN:
shaved raw beef
salt
pepper.

                    MELT ON
American or Mozzarella cheese slices.

                    MIX EQUAL PARTS OF:
olive oil
red wine vinegar
                    AND DRIZZLE MIX ONTO THE INNER SURFACES OF THE
                    TOASTED BUN HALFS. PUT THE COOKED MEAT AND
MELTED
                    CHEESE IN THE BUN WITH
raw onion slices
tomato slices
lettuce.

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Greek style:

                      FRY ON EACH SIDE IN AN
olive oiled
                     PAN:
thin sliced roast beef
basil flakes
ground black pepper.

                    AS THE SECOND SIDE COOKS, COVER PAN TO MELT ON
American cheese slices.

                      WARM A PIECE OF
flatbread (page 91)

                      IN THE TOASTER.   SPREAD HALF OF ONE FACE WITH
mayonnaise
                      AND PLACE THE COOKED MEAT AND CHEESE ON IT.

                      SERVE WITH A PICKLE.

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American style:

                       FRY IN AN
olive oiled
                       HEAVY FRYING PAN:
1 sliced green onion
2 Tbsp. sliced red, white or yellow onion
2 tsp. sliced pickled hot pepper.

                    TOAST LIGHTLY
2 large slices of white bread.

                       REMOVE THE VEGETABLES TO A HOLDING BOWL.    FRY
ON
                       EACH SIDE IN THE SAME PAN

thin sliced raw beef
salt
ground black pepper.

                       WHEN THE MEAT IS JUST COOKED, ASSEMBLE THE
PIECES
                       (INTO THE CENTER OF THE PAN) INTO A DENSE DOUBLE
                       LAYER MATCHING THE SIZE OF A BREAD SLICE. LAY
ON
                    A LAYER OF:
American cheese slices,
                    THEN TOP WITH THE COOKED VEGETABLES. TURN OFF
THE
                    HEAT AND COVER, TO LET RESIDUAL HEAT MELT THE
                    CHEESE.

                       DOT THE BREAD SLICES WITH
olive oil,
                       THEN SPRINKLE ON
red wine vinegar.

                       CAREFULLY LIFT THE MEAT-MELTED CHEESE-VEGGIES
                       STACK INTACT ONTO ONE BREAD SLICE AND TOP WITH
shredded lettuce
                       AND THE OTHER BREAD SLICE (OIL & VINEGAR
INSIDE.)
                       CUT THIS SANDWICH INTO 2 RECTANGLES (NOT
                    TRIANGLES) FOR EASY HANDLING.

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EGG SALAD SANDWICH

An American classic.

                       HARDBOIL
3 eggs (see page .)

                      COOL, SHELL, AND CHOP THEM.    IN A BOWL, MIX:
1/4   cup chopped celery
1/4   tsp. salt
1/4   tsp. onion flakes
1/4   tsp. sugar

2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1/2 tsp. Louisiana (or other) hot sauce

pinch of garlic powder
pinch of curry powder
pinch of ground black pepper

                       ADD THE EGGS AND STIR.   TOAST
2 slices of bread.

                    SPREAD EGG GOOP ON EACH SLICE.      PUT FRESH
alfalfa sprouts (page 81)
                    IN THE MIDDLE.

                       SERVE WITH A PICKLE.

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PORK CHOP SANDWICH

Invented by Kate.

                     SLICE AND FRY IN
butter:

1 leftover pork chop, trimmed and sliced thin (Hoisin cooked
                    preferred)
green pepper slices
mushroom slices
scallion slices
ginger powder
cumin powder
ground black pepper

                     SLICE AND WARM IN MICROWAVE OR TOASTER:

1 Submarine Sandwich Roll (page 90.)

                     MELT ON BOTTOM OF ROLL:
American cheese.

                     ADD HOT FILLING, TOP WITH
tomato slices.

                     MIX EQUAL PARTS OF:
olive oil
red wine vinegar
                     AND DRIZZLE MIX ONTO THE INNER SURFACE OF THE
TOP
                     BUN HALF.   ASSEMBLE BUN, SLICE CROSSWISE &
SERVE.

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ALFALFA SPROUTS

                      A real salad treat when fresh. Hard to store for
                      long ("use 'em or lose 'em.") Having lots
prevents
                      hoarding, so make a whole gallon. You'll have
                      plenty for your own salads and sandwiches, and
                      some to share with friends.

                      IN A GALLON JAR HALF FILLED WITH COLD WATER, SOAK
                      OVERNIGHT

1/2 cup alfalfa seed.

                      IN THE MORNING, DRAIN THE WATER (DO NOT RINSE)
                      THROUGH A LOOSELY WOVEN CLOTH. KEEP THE CLOTH
IN
                      PLACE OVER THE JAR MOUTH WHEN THE WATER IS
                      DRAINED, UNTIL YOU PAT THE CLOTH TO KNOCK THE
                      SEEDS THAT STICK TO IT BACK INTO THE JAR.
                            THEN REMOVE THE CLOTH AND LAY A LOOSE
                      FITTING LID ON THE JAR. LET SIT AT ROOM
                      TEMPERATURE, IN NORMAL ROOM LIGHT. (I JUST PUT
                      MINE IN A BACK COUNTER CORNER.)

                      THE FOLLOWING 3 OR 4 MORNINGS, FILL THE JAR WITH

cold water

                      AND LET THE SPROUTING SEEDS SOAK 5 MINUTES, THEN
                      DRAIN & REPLACE THE LID. DO THIS DAILY UNTIL
THE
                      SPROUTS ARE READY TO EAT.

                      WHEN THE SPROUTS ARE ABOUT 1 & 1/2 INCHES LONG,
                      EACH WITH A PAIR OF LITTLE OVAL LEAVES STARTING
TO
                      GREEN UP, DUMP THEM INTO A BIG BOWL (OR SINKFUL)
                      OF COLD WATER AND FLUFF ANY CLUMPS APART BY
                      SWISHING THEM GENTLY AROUND.

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                            THE DEAD HULLS WILL GATHER AT THE SURFACE
                      AND ON THE BOTTOM, AND THE CRUNCHY LIVE SPROUTS
                      WILL BE SUSPENDED IN THE WATER. SKIM THE
FLOATING
                      HULLS TO ONE SIDE AND GATHER THE SPROUTS BY HAND
                      INTO A LARGE PLASTIC BAG. DRAIN WELL AND STORE
                      REFRIGERATED.

                      IF THEY HAVEN'T BEEN ALL USED 3 DAYS LATER, RINSE
                      AND DRAIN TO KEEP THEM SMELLING FRESH. TURNING
THE
                      BAG OVER HELPS KEEP ACCUMULATING MOISTURE FROM
                      TURNING THEM SLIMY ON THE BOTTOM.

                      (THE "FOR VEGETABLES" PERFORATED ZIPLOCK BAGS
                      REALLY DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THEY WORK EXTREMELY
                      WELL WITH SPROUTS. THEY DO LEAVE A WET
"FOOTPRINT"
                      ON THE FRIDGE SHELF, THOUGH.)

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GRATED CARROT SALAD

Grater method:
                      WASH, REMOVE ENDS, AND GRATE WITH FINE GRATER:
6 carrots

                      MIX IN BOWL:
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. lemon juice.

                      ADD GRATED CARROTS AND MIX.

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Chopper method:

                      WASH, REMOVE ENDS, CUT INTO PIECES AND PROCESS
                      WITH CHOPPER BLADE IN FOOD PROCESSOR UNTIL FINE:
6 carrots

                      ADD AND PROCESS TO MIX:
2 Tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tsp. lemon juice.
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COLESLAW

                    (Variation of Cuisinart recipe.)

                    BLEND WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. vinegar
2 tsp. prepared mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground pepper

                    OFFLOAD TO NON-METALLIC BOWL.    SHRED WITH
MEDIUM
                    OR FINE SHREDDER
1 medium cabbage, cored
2 carrots

                    DEJUICE THE SHREDDED VEGETABLES BY SQUEEZING
                    HANDFULS (IT MAKES THE COLESLAW KEEP BETTER.)
                    DRINK THE JUICE IMMEDIATELY; IT'S LOADED WITH
                    VITAMINS AND WILL OXIDIZE IF STORED. MIX WITH
THE
                    SAUCE, GENTLY TURNING AND SQUEEZING WITH THE
HANDS
                    TO SPREAD THE SAUCE UNIFORMLY.

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POTATO SALAD #1

                    PRESSURE COOK FOR 2 MINUTES
8 medium potatoes, washed and cut into pieces (about 6 cups)
1 cup water
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt

                      DRAIN POTATO PIECES AND CHILL THEM OVERNIGHT,
OR
                      COOL THEM BY IMMERSION IN COLD WATER AND DRAIN.

                    MIX:
1 cup mayonnaise
1 & 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. dill weed
1/8 tsp. ground pepper
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
                    MIX IN
1 medium onion, chopped small
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped (page 65)
                    MIX IN THE POTATO PIECES.     CHILL.

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POTATO SALAD #2

                    PRESSURE COOK FOR 2 MINUTES
5 medium potatoes, washed and cut into pieces (about 3-4 cups)
1 cup water
1 tsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt

                      DRAIN POTATO PIECES AND CHILL THEM OVERNIGHT,
OR
                      COOL THEM BY IMMERSION IN COLD WATER AND DRAIN.

                    MIX:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
2 tsp. salt
1 & 1/2 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dill weed
1/4 tsp. ground pepper
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

                     MIX IN
1 cup celery, sliced
3/4 cup white onion, diced
1 cup tomato, diced
1 cup green pepper, diced
1 carrot, grated
                     ALSO
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
                     AND/OR
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped (page 65)

                      MIX IN THE POTATO PIECES.   CHILL.

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MACARONI SALAD

                    (Variation of Hellmann's Mayonnaise jar label.)

                    COOK PER PACKAGE DIRECTIONS
8 ounces macaroni
                    DRAIN MACARONI AND CHILL OVERNIGHT, OR COOL BY
                    IMMERSION IN COLD WATER AND DRAIN.

                    MIX:
1 cup mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. basil
1 tsp. parsley flakes
1/4 tsp. ground pepper

                     MIX IN
1 cup celery, sliced
1 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced

                    MIX IN THE MACARONI.   CHILL.

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FRENCH DRESSING

                      (Variation of Grace Dewey's recipe.)

                    BLEND IN BLENDER:
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup ketchup
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 small onion OR several scallions
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. Worchestershire sauce

                    ADD GRADUALLY WITH BLENDER RUNNING TO EMULSIFY:
2/3 cup oil (olive is best)


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ROMANO ROMANTIC DIP

                    MIX:
1/2 tsp. basil flakes
2 Tbsp. finely grated Romano
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. wine vinegar
2 Tbsp. mayonaise
fresh ground pepper to taste

                      SERVES 2. EXCELLENT WITH RAW BROCCOLI,
                      CAULIFLOWER, CELERY. SLIGHTLY DILUTE WITH
LEMON
                      JUICE FOR GREEN SALAD DRESSING.

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CROUTONS

Fresh croutons are intended for decoration of green salads but are
often appropriated by onlookers as a fragrant, crunchy snack food.

                    HEAT ELECTRIC SKILLET TO 350 DEGREES.

                    CUT INTO CUBES:
3 or 4 slices of bread.

                    ADD TO THE SKILLET:
2 tsp. butter
1 Tbsp. olive oil
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of dry onion flakes
sprinkle of basil flakes
sprinkle of poultry seasoning
sprinkle of garlic powder
sprinkle of ground black pepper
                    AND THE BREAD CUBES.

                    COOK, TURNING AND STIRRING, UNTIL THE OILS ARE
                    ABSORBED AND THE CUBES ARE BROWNING.

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BREADS

                    WHITE BREAD:
1 & 5/16 cup water, warm
1 & 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. honey or sugar
3 cups white flour
1 Tbsp. yeast
                    KNEAD, RISE, KNEAD, RISE 10 MINUTES IN PAN
GREASED
                    WITH
vegetable shortning or spray cooking oil
                    WHILE OVEN PREHEATS. BAKE AT 375 DEGREES 45
                    MINUTES OR UNTIL DONE.

                     ITALIAN BREAD: PROCEED AS FOR WHITE BREAD, BUT
                     STRETCH INTO A LONG LOAF SHAPE ON A GREASED
BAKING
                     SHEET.    WET THE TOP, APPLY
sesame seeds
                     AND PRESS THEM ON WITH A DRY HAND.   NO NEED TO
                     RISE BEFORE BAKING.

                     "WHITE" BREAD: PROCEED AS FOR WHITE BREAD, BUT
                     SUBSTITUTE FOR WHITE FLOUR
2 cups white flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup wheat germ

                     EGG BREAD: REDUCE WHITE BREAD WATER TO
1 & 5/16 cup water
                     AND ADD
1 egg.
                     CUT DOUGH INTO 3 LONG STRIPS AND BRAID.   TUCK
ENDS
                     UNDER IN BREAD PAN.

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                    RAISIN BREAD: ADD TO WHITE BREAD
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2/3 cup raisins
1/3 cup powdered milk powder

                      STICKY BUNS: MAKE WHITE BREAD DOUGH, ROLL OUT
IN A
                      THIN RECTANGLE ON FLOURED TABLE.    SPREAD WITH
molasses
honey
brown sugar
pecans
                      ROLL, CUT INTO SLICES.   LAY OUT SLICES IN A
LARGE
                      FLAT BAKING DISK GREASED WITH
vegetable shortning
                      RISE AND BAKE.

                      SUBMARINE SANDWICH ROLLS: PROCEED AS FOR
ITALIAN
                      BREAD, CUT THE DOUGH IN 4 PIECES AND MAKE 4 LONG
                      FLAT LOAVES ACROSS THE BAKING SHEET. SESAME
SEEDS
                      OPTIONAL, LET RISE 5 MINUTES BEFORE BAKING, BAKE
                      40 MINUTES.

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FLAT BREAD

                      MAKE DOUGH IN BREADMAKER:

1   & 3/8 cup water, warm
1   & 1/2 tsp. salt
1   Tbsp. olive oil
1   Tbsp. honey or sugar
3   cups white flour
1   Tbsp. yeast

                      PREHEAT GRIDDLE TO 375 DEGREES.   ON AN (olive
oil)
                      OILED WORK SURFACE, CUT DOUGH INTO 8 OR 10
PIECES.
                      USE FINGERS AND ROLLING PIN TO FLATTEN EACH
PIECE
                      INTO A 9"-OR-SO OVAL.   GRIDDLE ON FIRST SIDE
UNTIL
                      ALMOST ALL COOKED THROUGH, ABOUT LONG ENOUGH TO
                      FLATTEN THE NEXT PIECE. TURN. GRIDDLE ON
SECOND
                      SIDE UNTIL BROWN PATCHES APPEAR, ABOUT LONG
ENOUGH
                      TO FLATTEN ANOTHER PIECE.   REMOVE.   (STACK ON
A
                      PLATE TO COOL FOR A FEW MOMENTS.)     BAG BEFORE
IT
                      COOLS COMPLETELY TO PREVENT EXCESSIVE DRYING.

                      THIS BREAD IS WONDERFUL 'TRAVEL FOOD' FOR LONG
CAR
                      OR PLANE TRIPS. IT IS YUMMY WITHOUT NEED OF
                      TOPPINGS, AND KEEPS WELL UNREFRIGERATED
ESPECIALLY
                      IF MADE WITH HONEY.

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FANCY MALT ROLLS

Substituting malt for sugar makes them practically melt in the mouth.

                     MAKE DOUGH IN BREADMAKER:

1 & 3/8 cup water, warm
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. malted milk powder
2 Tbsp. powdered milk powder
3 cups white flour
1 Tbsp. yeast
dash of nutmeg
dash of cinnamon

                     WHEN THE DOUGH IS READY, MELT
3 Tbsp. butter
                     AND USE SOME TO BUTTER A 9"x13" SHALLOW PAN.
CUT
                     THE DOUGH INTO 32 PIECES.   GENTLY ROLL EACH
PIECE
                     TO SHAPE, DIP THE TOP OF THE BALL IN THE BUTTER,
                     AND MAKE ROWS THE SHORT WAY ACROSS THE PAN
                     4-ACROSS 3-ACROSS 4-3-4-3-4-3-4. POUR ANY
                     LEFTOVER BUTTER ON TOP.

                     COVER WITH A CLOTH AND LET RISE HALF AN HOUR.
PUT
                     OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT THE OVEN
                     TO 400 DEGREES. BAKE 20 MINUTES OR UNTIL DONE.

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CHALLAH BREAD
                     PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN.   IN A 2 CUP
                     MEASURING CUP, BREAK
1 egg
                     ADD
water
                     TO MAKE 1 & 5/16 CUPS.   POUR INTO BREADMAKER.
                     ADD:
1 & 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup powdered milk powder
3 cups flour
1 Tbsp. yeast
                    RUN DOUGH CYCLE. WHEN DOUGH IS READY, BRAID
DOUGH
                    ON SHEET GREASED WITH
vegetable shortning or spray cooking oil
                    WHILE OVEN PREHEATS TO 375 DEGREES. PAT
SURFACE
                    WITH
water
                    AND SPRINKLE WITH
sesame seeds.
                    RISE 15 MINUTES OR MORE. BAKE AT 375 DEGREES
45
                    MINUTES OR UNTIL DONE.

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WHOLE WHEAT BREAD

1 Tbsp. yeast
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. salt
1 egg
2 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 & 1/16 cup water, warm
                    KNEAD, RISE, KNEAD, BAKE AT 350 DEGREES 45
MINUTES
                    OR UNTIL DONE.

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CORN TORTILLAS

Montina is a Montana-native grain that can fix nitrogen, so is
especially valuable as a rotation crop. Substituting ground Montina
for 1/3 of the Masa makes the dough "work" more easily and the
finished product is more flexible. Good if you can find it.

Griddle Method:
                     PREHEAT GRIDDLE TO 375 DEGREES.

                     MIX:
3 cups Masa
1 & 1/2 tsp. salt
2 cups hot water
                     KNEAD BRIEFLY. DIVIDE INTO 12. ROLL EACH
                     CAREFULLY, PRESERVING ROUNDNESS, BETWEEN OILED
                     PLASTIC SHEETS. BRUSH WITH MORE OIL. FRY ON
                     GRIDDLE.

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Skillet Method:
                     1 BATCH MAKES ABOUT 4 8" TORTILLAS. THEY'RE SO
                     GOOD, YOU'LL WANT TO MAKE DOUBLE OR TRIPLE.

                     MIX:
1 cup corn Masa
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2+ cup hot water
                     SQUASH AND ROLL THIN BETWEEN PLASTIC SHEETS.
                     START WITH A GENEROUS AMOUNT, ROLL, THEN TRIM
                     AROUND A PLATE FOR ROUND TORTILLAS. LET THE
                     TORTILLA SIT UNCOVERED ON THE BOTTOM PLASTIC FOR
A
                     FEW MINUTES, THEN TURN ONTO ANOTHER SHEET.

                    IN A HEAVY FRYING PAN, FRY IN:
about 1/8" of peanut oil

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                    TURN ONCE.   A FEW BROWN PATCHES SHOULD APPEAR
ON
                    EACH SIDE.   FOLD BEFORE COOLING, DRAIN ON PAPER
                    TOWELS.

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FLOUR TORTILLAS

                       1 BATCH MAKES ABOUT 7 8" TORTILLAS.   THEY'RE SO
                       GOOD, YOU'LL WANT TO MAKE DOUBLE.

                       MIX WELL:
7 tortillas        12 tortillas      12 tortillas
   2 cups              3 cups             2 cups         white flour
                                          1 cup          whole wheat
flour
   1 tsp.             1 & 1/2 tsp.        1 & 1/2 tsp.   salt
   1 & 1/8+ cups      1 & 3/4 cups        1 & 1/2 cups   hot water

                       SQUASH AND ROLL THIN BETWEEN FLOURED PLASTIC
                       SHEETS. START WITH A SMALLISH LUMP HANDSHAPED
                       INTO A THICK PANCAKE, THEN ROLL CAREFULLY
(TURNING
                       AND FLOURING FREQUENTLY) TO A FAIRLY ROUND THIN
                       TORTILLA. DON'T TRIM; THE ADDED FLOUR ALTERS
THE
                       SCRAPS.

                       FRY ON A DRY 400 DEGREE GRIDDLE, TURNING ONCE,
                       UNTIL BROWN PATCHES ARE DISTINCT ON EACH SIDE.

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                       CORN/WHEAT VARIATION:
2   cups corn Masa
1   cup white flour
2   tsp. salt
1   & 5/8+ cups hot water
                      KNEAD DOUGH ABOUT 5 MINUTES, IN BREAD MACHINE
IF
                       AVAILABLE.    ROLL BETWEEN OILED PLASTIC SHEETS
AND
                       FRY ON A 375 DEGREE GRIDDLE.
                                    - OR -
                       ROLL AS ABOVE. FRY IN AN OILED HEAVY FRYING
PAN,
                       TURNING ONCE (USE peanut oil.)

                       MAKES (10) 8" AND (2) 6" TORTILLAS.
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ROLLED BISCUITS

                      (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 450 DEGREES.

                      IN FOOD PROCESSOR, MIX WITH CHOPPER BLADE
1 &   3/4 cups flour
3/4   tsp. salt
2 &   1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4   cup powdered milk powder (optional)

                      PROCESS BRIEFLY TO MIX.   ADD AND PROCESS TO CUT
IN
1 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. olive oil (add with blade running)
                    OR
1/4 cup vegetable shortning

                    ADD AND PROCESS
1/4 cup grated Cheddar cheese (optional)

                    ADD AND PROCESS TO MIX UNTIL NEAT BALL FORMS:
3/4 cup water milk if milk powder was used
                    OR
3/4 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine.)

                      ROLL ABOUT 1/2" THICK ON A FLOURED SURFACE. CUT
                      BISCUITS ABOUT 2" SQUARE WITH A SPATULA. PLACE
ON
                      A DRY BAKING SHEET.

                      BAKE 15 MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWNED.

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CORNBREAD OR CORN MUFFINS

                      (Variation of cornmeal package recipe.)

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 425 DEGREES.

                    MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup white flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
                    AND PERHAPS
1/3 cup powdered milk dry powder.

                      ADD AND PROCESS TO CUT IN
1/4 cup   vegetable shortning
   - OR   -
2 Tbsp.   butter
1 Tbsp.   peanut oil (add with blade running)

                    ADD AND MIX
1 egg
1 cup milk OR water if powdered milk was included

                      POUR INTO PIE PAN OR SPOON INTO MUFFIN TIN
GREASED
                      WITH
vegetable shortning

                      BAKE ABOUT 25 MINUTES UNTIL KNIFE INSERTED AT
                      CENTER COMES OUT CLEAN.

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RASPBERRY MUFFINS

                       (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                       TO 400 DEGREES.

                       MIX IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR WITH THE CHOPPER
BLADE:
2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
                    CUT IN:
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)

                    STOP THE PROCESSOR. ADD WITHOUT MIXING:
2 eggs
3/4 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
1 & 1/4 cups IQF frozen raspberries (Individually Quick Frozen,
                    available from Schwan's)

                       PROCESS IN SHORT BURSTS UNTIL JUST MIXED.
BATTER
                       WILL BE TEXTURED AND PINK, WITH RASPERRY PIECES.

                       FILL GREASED (WITH vegetable shortning) OR
PAPER
                       LINED MUFFIN TIN CUPS ABOUT 2/3 FULL.    BAKE
ABOUT
                       25 MINUTES. MAKES 15 IF PAPERS ARE NOT USED,
                       ABOUT 18 WITH PAPERS. (EXTRA MUFFIN PAPERS FIT
                       NEATLY INTO 1/2 CUP METAL MEASURES.)

Banana Muffins:
                    SUBSTITUTE
1 or 2 bananas, sliced
                    FOR THE RASPBERRIES.

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TRIPLE BERRY OATMEAL MUFFINS

                     (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                     PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                     TO 400 DEGREES.

                     MIX IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR WITH THE CHOPPER
BLADE:
1 cup flour
1 & 1/2 cups raw oatmeal
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup powdered milk powder
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
                     CUT IN:
1 Tbsp. butter.

                     ADD WHILE PROCESSOR IS RUNNING:
2 Tbsp. olive oil.

                    STOP THE PROCESSOR. ADD WITHOUT MIXING:
2 eggs
3/4 cup water
1 & 1/4 cups IQF mixed raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries
                    (IQF=Individually Quick Frozen, available from
                    Schwan's. You don't need to thaw them first.)

                     PROCESS IN SHORT BURSTS UNTIL JUST MIXED.
BATTER
                     WILL BE TEXTURED AND PINK, WITH BERRY PIECES.

                     FILL GREASED (WITH vegetable shortning) OR
PAPER
                     LINED MUFFIN TIN CUPS ABOUT 3/4 FULL.    BAKE
ABOUT
                     25 MINUTES. MAKES 12 IF PAPERS ARE NOT USED,
                     ABOUT 15 (1/4 CUP BATTER EACH) WITH PAPERS.
                     (EXTRA MUFFIN PAPERS FIT NEATLY INTO 1/2 CUP
METAL
                     MEASURES.)

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BANANA BREAD

                       (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                       TO 350 DEGREES.

                    IN A BOWL, MIX:
1 & 3/4 cups flour
2 & 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

                       SMOOTH IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR WITH THE CHOPPER
                       BLADE:
2 or 3 bananas
                       ADD AND MIX
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil, olive is best
1/4 tsp. lemon or orange extract
                    AND PERHAPS
1/4 cup peanut butter.

                       MIX WETS WITH DRYS IN BOWL.   BAKE ABOUT 1 HOUR
IN
                       BREAD PAN GREASED WITH
vegetable shortning.

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EGG NOODLES

                      BLEND BY HAND:

1 cup flour (white or Semolina)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/4 cup water (or more, add until it just holds together)

                      ROLL ON FLOURED SURFACE, CUT INTO STRIPS, BOIL
IN
                      SALTED WATER.

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GARLIC BROTH

                    (Variation of The Vegetarian Epicure Book Two.)

This luscious broth is the best thing I know for treating, or
                    preventing, colds.

                    WASH AND PEEL:

6 or 7 large healthy potatoes

                    KEEP THE POTATOES FOR ANOTHER PURPOSE, SUCH AS
                    MASHED POTATOES OR FRENCH FRIES. (THEY KEEP
WELL
                    REFRIGERATED, SUBMERGED IN WATER.)     PRESSURE
COOK
                    1 HOUR (OR SIMMER 1 & 1/2 HOURS WITH 2 CUPS EXTRA
                    WATER):
the potato peels
1 head garlic, broken into cloves (peeling unnecessary)
1 large onion, peeled and quartered
2 carrots, washed and cut lengthwise
6 cups water
1 & 1/2 Tbs. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper

                    AND PERHAPS
1 stalk celery
1 large sprig parsley or 3/4 tsp. dried parsley flakes
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp. dried whole thyme or basil
pinch of sage or poultry seasoning

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                    STRAIN THE VEGETABLES FROM THE DELICIOUS BROTH
BY
                    POURING THE POTFULL THROUGH A COLLANDER.
DISCARD
                    THE VEGETABLES (OR REMOVE THE BAY LEAF AND FEED
                    THEM TO THE GRATEFUL DOGS.) SERVE THE BROTH
HOT,
                    WITH AN OPTIONAL TOUCH OF

a few drops of lemon juice OR
a couple of drops of hot sauce.

                    THIS BROTH CAN ALSO BE USED AS THE FOUNDATION
FOR
                    SOUPS FEATURING NOODLES, BARLEY OR RICE.

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FRIED EGGPLANT SLICES

Eggplants are a gamble. Bad eggplant can be bitter, good ones are
heaven. Choose darkest eggplants with smooth, glossy skin. I
usually
buy two so that if one is bitter we aren't too disappointed.

                    PREHEAT GRIDDLE TO 350 DEGREES.

                    PEEL AND CUT INTO ROUND OR LENGTHWISE SLICES
1/4"
                    TO 1/2" THICK (LENGTHWISE FITS BEST IN A FRYING
                    PAN.):
1 eggplant

                    DIP ROUNDS IN
white flour
                    AND PLACE ON
buttered
                    GRIDDLE. AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES, DRIBBLE
1 & 1/2 tsp. olive oil
                    ON GRIDDLE AROUND SLICES. SPRINKLE WITH
salt.

                    TURN WHEN UNDERSIDE IS BROWN.   SPRINKLE WITH
salt
                    AFTER ABOUT 5 MINUTES, DRIBBLE
1 & 1/2 tsp. olive oil
                    ON GRIDDLE AROUND SLICES. WHEN PIECES ARE SOFT
                    AND BROWNED ON BOTH SIDES, SERVE HOT.

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SPINACH / KALE

                    TO COOK FRESH
kale or spinach:
                    IF IT IS KALE, STRIP THE LEAVES FROM THE TOUGH
                    CENTER VEIN.

                    BOTH: WASH THE LEAVES IN MILD SUDS, RINSE, AND
                    CUT. TOSS THE LEAVES IN
olive oil
salt
                    RUBBING UNTIL THE LEAVES ARE OILED ALL OVER.
                    MICROWAVE UNTIL JUST TENDER IN COVERED PAN,
                    TURNING THE LEAVES OVER IN THE PAN HALFWAY
                    THROUGH. SPRINKLE WITH
vinegar (wine or apple cider)
                    AND TOSS.

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MASHED POTATOES

                    PRESSURE COOK 10 MINUTES:
4 medium potatoes, washed and cut into pieces
2 medium onions, peeled and cut into pieces
1/2 cup water
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. olive oil

                    MASH BY HAND WITH POTATO MASHER, MIXING IN
2 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. powdered milk dry powder

                    SERVE TOPPED WITH BUTTER OR GRAVY, CHEESE SAUCE,
                    OR LIMAS PIQUANT.

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POTATO SOUP

                    PRESSURE COOK 15 MINUTES:
1 medium potato, washed and cut into pieces
skins from 5 washed medium potatoes
2 cloves garlic, peeled
water to cover.

                    ROUX IN SAUCEPAN:
1/4 cup flour
2 Tbsp. olive oil

                    BLEND THE COOKED POTATO STUFF IN BLENDER OR FOOD
                    PROCESSOR. MIX IT INTO THE ROUX WITH:

2 cups milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
3/4 tsp. salt
a grind of pepper
2 tsp. Garlic Butter (page 15).


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FRENCH FRIES

I usually need to cook at least two potatoes' worth for each consumer.

                      THE BEST WAY I'VE FOUND TO CUT

potatoes, washed, not peeled

                      INTO LONG, UNIFORM STICKS IS TO FIRST PUT EACH
                      POTATO "ON EDGE" AND CUT IT INTO (USUALLY 4) LONG
                      FLAT OVALS, HOLDING IT TOGETHER AS I CUT. I
THEN
                      SPLIT THE MIDDLE CUT AND LAY EACH HALF OF THE
                      POTATO ON THE BREADBOARD AS A STACK OF (USUALLY
2)
                      FLAT OVALS. I THEN CUT EACH STACK LENGTHWISE
                      SEVERAL TIMES TO MAKE STICKS.

                      IN A DEEP, HEAVY, METAL PAN (I USE A PRESSURE
                      COOKER BOTTOM) OR DEEP FAT FRYER BOIL THE POTATO
                      STICKS IN HOT

peanut oil

                      ABOUT 20 MINUTES, STIRRING & TURNING
OCCASIONALLY,
                      UNTIL BROWNED AND CRISP. 24 OUNCES OF OIL CAN
                      COOK ABOUT 3 POTATOES' WORTH AT A TIME.

                      WITH A SLOTTED SPOON, STRAIN THE COOKED FRIES
OUT
                      AND PLACE ON PAPER TOWELS, SPRINKLE WITH

salt.

                      SERVE HOT.

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CAMPFIRE POTATO SLABS

Best fried in plenty of butter over a campfire, but good from the
griddle, too.

                      PREHEAT GRIDDLE TO 375 DEGREES.    SLICE INTO
1/4"
                      SLABS:

3 - 4 potatoes, washed, not peeled.

Butter
                      THE GRIDDLE GENEROUSLY. LAY OUT THE SLABS
                      INDIVIDUALLY. SPRINKLE WITH
salt
ground black pepper
garlic powder.

                      FRY 5 MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWN SPOTS APPEAR.   TURN
                      THE SLABS. SPRINKLE WITH:
1 Tbsp. olive oil.

                      FRY 5 MORE MINUTES OR UNTIL 2ND SIDE BROWNS.
                      SERVE HOT.

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POTATO CHIPS

Labor-intensive but very popular. The volume of chips from each
                    potato may surprise you.

                      PREHEAT GRIDDLE TO 400 DEGREES.   SLICE WITH
                      THINNEST-SLICE PROCESSOR BLADE:

potatoes, washed, not peeled.

                      GENEROUSLY OIL THE GRIDDLE WITH

olive or peanut oil

                      AND LAY THE SLICES OUT INDIVIDUALLY.   SPRINKLE
                      WITH

salt.

                      TURN WHEN THEY START TO BROWN, AND SPRINKLE A
                      LITTLE MORE OIL ON THE GRIDDLE AROUND THE
SLICES.
                      WHEN THEY ARE GOLDEN, REMOVE TO A PAPER-TOWEL
                      LINED BOWL. SERVE HOT IF POSSIBLE. THEY CRISP
AS
                      THEY COOL.

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SPICEY MUSHROOM FRIED RICE

                      Leftover white rice becomes a great side dish.

                      HEAT ELECTRIC FRYING PAN TO 375 DEGREES.   ADD
IN
                      ORDER:

2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup mushroom slices
1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of chili powder
1 cup cooked white rice.

                      FRY UNTIL MUSHROOMS ARE DONE AND RICE IS HOT.

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SPANISH RICE

                    Vegetarian variation of Joy of Cooking's
recipe.

                    IF YOU HAVE A SAUCEPAN THAT IS MICROWAVEABLE AND
                    HAS A COVER, USE IT. SAUTE UNTIL THE ONION
BROWNS
                    A BIT:

1 Tbsp. olive oil
1/2 cup uncooked white rice
1 onion, chopped

                    ADD

1 & 1/4 cups canned tomatos (bitesize pieces)
1 cup canned tomato liquid
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika powder
1 green pepper, cored & seeds removed, chopped
1 large or 2 small cloves garlic, pressed

                    COVER THE SAUCEPAN, OR PUT THE MIXTURE IN A
                    COVERED MICROWAVEABLE CONTAINER. MICROWAVE ON
                    MEDIUM POWER 50 MINUTES, STIRRING EVERY 10
                    MINUTES. STIR. LET STAND 5-10 MINUTES BEFORE
                    SERVING.

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BEAN SPROUT FRIED RICE

                      Quick and delicious, a showcase for fresh mung
                      bean sprouts. These amounts need not be exact;
                      measuring is not required.

                      HEAT ELECTRIC FRYING PAN TO 350 DEGREES.   ADD
IN
                      ORDER

2-3 Tbsp. peanut oil
3/4 cup mushroom slices (thin slice)
1 cup cooked white rice
sprinkle of salt
sprinkle of fresh ground pepper
1 Tbsp. dried onion flakes.

                      FRY, TURNING, JUST UNTIL MUSHROOMS WILT.   ADD

1 cup mung bean sprouts

                      AND FRY, TURNING, UNTIL SPROUTS ARE COOKED & A
FEW
                      JUST START TO BROWN.   SERVE WITH OPTIONAL SOY
                      SAUCE.

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POPCORN

Healthy snack.

                       SWIRL TO MIX IN A DRY (PREVENTS SPATTERS) LARGE
                       HEAVY METAL PAN WITH A GOOD HANDLE AND LID:
2/3 cup popcorn
2 Tbsp. oil
1 tsp. - 1 Tbsp. butter (optional)
1/4 tsp. salt.

                       HEAT ON HOT BURNER UNTIL FIRST KERNEL POPS.   PUT
                       LID ON PAN. REDUCE HEAT SOME. LISTEN
CAREFULLY;
                       WHEN THE POPPING STOPS FOR ABOUT 20 SECONDS,
POUR
                       POPPED CORN IMMEDIATELY INTO A LARGE BOWL.
REMOVE
                       PAN FROM HEAT AND TURN OFF BURNER.

                       OPTIONAL: A MIXTURE OF
olive oil
peanut butter
salt
                       HEATED BRIEFLY IN THE MICROWAVE MAKES A GOOD
                       DRESSING.

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ROASTED SEEDS

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN MIDDLE OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                       TO 300 DEGREES. SPREAD ON A BAKING SHEET:
raw sunflower seeds.

                       SPRINKLE WITH
water
salt.
                       ROAST 12 MINUTES OR UNTIL A TASTE TEST SAYS
                       THEY'RE TOASTED.

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EASY-BAKE OVEN RECIPES

1 Biscuit:
                     PREHEAT EASY-BAKE OVEN.   MIX WITH A FORK UNTIL
                     SHORTNING IS CUT IN:
2 Tbsp. flour
2 shakes of salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. shortning.

                     MIX IN:
1 & 1/2 tsp. milk.

                     SQUASH INTO PAN.   BAKE 13 MINUTES.

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2 Cookies:
                     PREHEAT EASY-BAKE OVEN.   MIX WITH A FORK UNTIL
                     BUTTER IS CUT IN:
2 Tbsp. flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
2 shakes of salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. butter

                    MIX IN:
2 & 1/2 tsp. milk
a few chocolate chips.

                     GREASE (WITH vegetable shortning) AND flour THE
                     PAN. SQUASH IN HALF THE COOKIE DOUGH. BAKE 13
                     MINUTES.

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CRANBERRY SAUCE

Thanks, Mom.

                     PICK OVER, WASH AND DRY:
1 bag cranberries.
                     FREEZE IN BAG.

                    CUT
2 or 3 thin skinned whole oranges (undyed is best)
                    INTO PIECES, REMOVING THE SEEDS AND CENTER
PILLER.

                     WITH CHOPPER BLADE, PROCESS CRANBERRIES &
ORANGE
                     PIECES TOGETHER.    ADD TO TASTE:
sugar
salt.

                     MELD OVERNIGHT IN REFRIGERATOR.

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TAPIOCA PUDDING

                     (Variation of Minute Tapioca box recipe.)

                    MIX IN HEAVY SAUCEPAN WITH EGGBEATER:
2 cups powdered milk dry powder
5 & 1/2 cups water
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup tapioca

                     HEAT GENTLY TO A SIMMER, STIRRING OCCASIONALLY.
                     (OR HEAT FAST STIRRING CONSTANTLY.) REMOVE
FROM
                    HEAT.     STIR IN
2 tsp. vanilla extract

                     CHILL.    FOOD COLOR ADDS A FESTIVE TOUCH.

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PIE CRUST

                      (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                    IN FOOD PROCESSOR MIX WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup vegetable shortning
   - OR -
3 Tbsp. butter
                    ADD GRADUALLY WITH PROCESSOR RUNNING:
1/3 cup water, more if needed
                    JUST UNTIL DOUGH FORMS A NEAT BALL.

                      FORM BALL INTO A THICK PANCAKE. ROLL CAREFULLY
                      BETWEEN PLASTIC SHEETS, KEEPING IT ROUND, UNTIL
IT
                      IS SOMEWHAT LARGER THAN A 9" PIE PLATE. REMOVE
                      THE TOP SHEET, FLOUR THE DOUGH SURFACE JUST
UNTIL
                      IT IS NOT STICKY.   PUT THE PLASTIC BACK ON,
FLIP,
                      AND REMOVE THE OTHER PLASTIC.
                      SLIDE THE DOUGH ONTO THE PIE PLATE AND EASE IT
                      DOWN INTO THE PLATE. IF THERE WILL BE NO TOP
                      CRUST, ROLL AND PINCH THE DOUGH EDGE ALL THE WAY
                      AROUND TO MAKE A LOW DOUGH WALL THAT PROTRUDES
                      ABOUT 1/4" ABOVE THE LEVEL OF THE PIE PLATE EDGE.

                      PRICK THE CRUST WELL ON BOTTOM AND SIDES WITH
A
                      FORK.

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APPLE PIE

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 375 DEGREES.

                    MAKE, DO NOT PRE-BAKE
1 & 1/2 pie crust (page 117)

                      ROLL AND FIT 2/3 OF THE PASTRY FOR THE BOTTOM
                      CRUST AND PRICK WELL. ROLL OUT THE REST FOR A
TOP
                      CRUST.   SET THE TOP ASIDE.

                      APPLE PIE PREMIX: MIX AND STORE IN A SPICE JAR
                      WITH A LARGE-HOLE SHAKER TOP. THIS MAKES
ENOUGH
                    FOR 2 PIES:
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

                    SLICE THIN
4 apples (Granny Smiths are my favorite)

                      LAYER THEM IN THE PIE SHELL, GENEROUSLY DUSTING
                      EACH LAYER WITH THE PREMIX. HEAP THEM UP SOME
IN
                      THE MIDDLE; THEY WILL SETTLE AS THEY BAKE.

                     HEAT TOGETHER IN THE MICROWAVE
2 Tbsp. melted butter
1 Tbsp. lemon juice.

                      TRICKLE THE BUTTER MIXTURE OVER THE APPLES.
BRUSH
                      THE EDGES OF THE BOTTOM CRUST WITH
water.
                      SLIP ON THE TOP AND SEAL IT DECORATIVELY AROUND
                      THE EDGE BY PRESSING WITH A FORK. CUT
DECORATIVE
                      VENTS IN IT.   BAKE FOR 1 HOUR AT 375 DEGREES.
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PECAN PIE

                      (Variation of Grandma's Molasses bottle
recipe.)

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 350 DEGREES.

                    MAKE BUT DO NOT BAKE
1 pie crust (page 117)

                     FILLING: MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER
BLADE:
3 eggs
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup pecan pieces
2/3 cup molasses
2/3 cup dark corn syrup
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 stick = 4 Tbsp. = 1/4 cup butter, melted

                      POUR FILLING INTO CRUST.   FLOAT NEATLY ARRANGED
ON
                      TOP:
1 cup pecan halves

                      BAKE 40 MINUTES TO 1 HOUR, UNTIL PIE IS PUFFY
AND
                      CRUST IS BROWNED.


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PUMPKIN PIE

                      (Variation of Vegetarian Epicure.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 400 DEGREES. BAKE FOR 20 MINUTES:
2 pie crusts (page 117)

                      FILLING: MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER
BLADE:
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3 eggs
1 Tbsp. molasses
1/4 cup sweet dark rum (Myers is best)
2-3 cups pureed home-cooked pumpkin OR 1 29 ounce can
                    OFFLOAD TO BOWL, ADD AND MIX
1 & 2/3 cups OR 1 can undiluted evaporated milk

                    OPTIONAL EXTRA TOUCH: SPRINKLE IN PIE SHELL
2 Tbsp. chopped crystallized ginger

                      FILL SHELLS WITH PIE FILLING.   BAKE 40 MINUTES
TO
                      1 HOUR, UNTIL A KNIFE INSERTED IN THE CENTER
COMES
                      OUT CLEAN.   CHILL.

                    SERVE TOPPED WITH
whipped cream sweetened with sugar and flavored with vanilla

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BANANA CREAM PIE

                     (Variation of Kingsway Cooks.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 400 DEGREES. PRICK WELL, THEN BAKE EMPTY FOR
                    20 MINUTES:
1 pie crust (page 117)

                     FILLING: BLEND IN BLENDER OR IN PROCESSOR WITH
                     CHOPPER BLADE, THEN COOK IN DOUBLE BOILER (OR
                     SAUCEPAN STIRRING CONSTANTLY) UNTIL IT
THICKENS:
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp. salt
2 & 7/8 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
                     ADD AND COOK UNTIL IT THICKENS FURTHER:
3 egg yolks (separate 3 eggs and reserve the whites for the meringue)
                     REMOVE FROM HEAT, STIR IN:
1 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract

                     SLICE APPROXIMATELY
1 banana
                     AND PLACE IN A SINGLE LAYER IN THE BOTTOM OF THE
                     COOKED CRUST. POUR IN FILLING.

                     MERINGUE: WHIP WITH EGG BEATER UNTIL STIFF PEAKS
                     FORM:
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
                     SPOON ONTO FILLING, COVERING ENTIRE PIE, OR

                     PUT MERINGUE INTO A GALLON PLASTIC BAG.    CLIP
A
                     BOTTOM CORNER TO MAKE A 1/2" DIAMETER HOLE AND
                     SQUEEZE THE FLUFF OUT THE HOLE ONTO THE PIE.
IT'S
                     EASY TO MAKE LOTSA LITTLE PEAKS, SWIRLS, ETC.

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                    BAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL MERINGUE PEAKS ARE
                    BROWNED. CHILL. CAREFULLY POUR OFF EXCESS
LIQUID
                    FROM UNDER MERINGUE WHEN COOL.

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LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Variation of Ann Landers' Best-Ever Lemon Pie.

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 400 DEGREES. PRICK WELL, THEN BAKE EMPTY FOR
                    20 MINUTES:
1 pie crust (page 117)

                      FILLING: BLEND IN BLENDER OR IN PROCESSOR WITH
                      CHOPPER BLADE, THEN COOK IN DOUBLE BOILER ABOUT
25
                      MINUTES (OR SAUCEPAN ON MEDIUM HEAT STIRRING
                      CONSTANTLY) UNTIL IT THICKENS:
2 cups water
1 & 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup lemon juice
3 egg yolks.

                      MIX IN:
3 Tbsp. butter
1 & 1/2 tsp. lemon extract
2 tsp. white or apple cider vinegar.

                      POUR INTO BAKED PIE CRUST AND LET COOL.

                      MERINGUE: WHIP WITH EGG BEATER UNTIL STIFF PEAKS
                      FORM:
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
                      SPOON ONTO FILLING, COVERING ENTIRE PIE, OR

                      PUT MERINGUE INTO A GALLON PLASTIC BAG.    CLIP
A
                      BOTTOM CORNER TO MAKE A 1/2" DIAMETER HOLE AND
                      SQUEEZE THE FLUFF OUT THE HOLE ONTO THE PIE.
IT'S
                      EASY TO MAKE LOTSA LITTLE PEAKS, SWIRLS, ETC.


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                      BAKE ABOUT 20 MINUTES UNTIL MERINGUE PEAKS ARE
                      BROWNED. CHILL. CAREFULLY POUR OFF EXCESS
LIQUID
                      FROM UNDER MERINGUE WHEN COOL.

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BROWNIES

Unsweetened chocolate makes superb brownies.

                      (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 350 DEGREES.

                      WARM IN HOT TAP WATER
4 eggs, unbroken

                    IN MICROWAVE, MELT IN A PYREX MEASURING CUP
1/2 cup = 4 ounces = 1 stick butter
4 ounces Bakers' unsweetened or semisweet chocolate
                    THEN HASTEN COOLING BY SETTING THE CUP IN A COLD
                    WATER BATH.

                      IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR, BEAT UNITL FLUFFY (WITH
                      CHOPPER BLADE) THE EGGS AND
1/4 tsp. salt
                      ADD AND BEAT WELL:
2 cups sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract.

                      ADD THE CHOCOLATE-BUTTER MIXTURE AS IT SPINS,
THEN
                      STOP THE PROCESSOR.

Single pan:
                        MIX IN A BOWL:
1 cup flour
1 cup pecan pieces.
                      MIX THE PROCESSED INGREDIENTS IN BY HAND. POUR
                      INTO FLAT BAKING DISH. BAKE ABOUT 35 MINUTES.

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Two pans:
                        IN ONE BOWL:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup pecan pieces.
                        IN ANOTHER BOWL:
1/2 cup flour.
                    MIX 1 & 5/8 CUP (=HALF OF) THE PROCESSED
                    INGREDIENTS INTO EACH BOWL BY HAND. POUR THE
                    WITH-NUTS INTO A 9" LAYER PAN, THE WITHOUT-NUTS
                    INTO AN 8" LAYER PAN. BAKE ABOUT 35 MINUTES.

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OATMEAL COOKIES

                      (Variation of Cathy Rainey's recipe in
Kingsford
                      Cooks.)

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 375 DEGREES.

Big Batch:

                    MIX IN LARGE BOWL:
2 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats, uncooked
1 cup chocolate pieces (I cut up 4 ounces of Bakers' semisweet) or
                    chocolate chips, semisweet preferred
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

(1 cup raisins OR, OUR FAVORITE:)
   3/4 cup chopped pecans
   1/2 cup sunflower seeds

                      MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup molasses
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs

                      POUR WETS INTO DRYS AND MIX.   SPOON TABLESPOONS
OF
                      DOUGH ONTO UNGREASED COOKIE SHEETS, OR ROLL
BALLS
                      WITH WET HANDS AND FLATTEN ON SHEET. BAKE 17
                      MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWNED AT THE EDGES. MAKES
                      ABOUT 4 DOZEN.

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Small Batch:

                    MIX IN LARGE BOWL:
1 cups flour
1 cups rolled oats, uncooked
1/2 cup chocolate pieces (I cut up 2 ounces of Bakers' semisweet)
or
                     chocolate chips, semisweet preferred
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup raisins

                    MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup milk (reconstituted from powdered is fine)
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp. molasses
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 eggs

                    POUR WETS INTO DRYS AND MIX.   SPOON TABLESPOONS
OF
                    DOUGH ONTO UNGREASED COOKIE SHEETS, OR ROLL
BALLS
                    WITH WET HANDS AND FLATTEN ON SHEET. BAKE 17
                    MINUTES OR UNTIL BROWNED AT THE EDGES. MAKES
                    ABOUT 2 DOZEN.

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PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES

                       Variation of Joy of Cooking's.

                       PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                       TO 375 DEGREES.

                    CREAM IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/2 cup butter = 1 stick
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

                       ADD AND PROCESS BRIEFLY TO MIX:
1 egg
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbsp. water

                    ADD AND PROCESS TO MIX:
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 & 1/2 cups white flour

                       DOUGH WILL BE STIFF AND OILY. DIVIDE INTO 64
                       PIECES. ROLL BALLS AND FLATTEN ON COOKIE SHEET
                       WITH FORK TO MAKE A PRETTY CRISS-CROSS. 64
                       COOKIES FIT NICELY IN 2 BATCHES ON A BIG SHEET
IN
                       5-4-5-4-5-4-5 PATTERN.   BAKE 17 MINUTES OR
UNTIL
                       BROWNED AT THE EDGES.

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PISTACHIO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 375 DEGREES.

                    CREAM IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/2 cup butter = 1 stick
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar

                    ADD AND BLEND:
1 egg
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

                     MIX IN LARGE BOWL:
1 cup + 2 Tbsp. white flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup (shelled) pistachio pieces
1/2 cup chocolate pieces (I cut up 2 ounces of Bakers' semisweet)
or
                     chocolate chips, semisweet preferred

                    POUR WETS INTO DRYS AND MIX WITH A KNEADING
                    MOTION. DOUGH WILL BE STIFF. SPOON ONTO
GREASED
                    COOKIE SHEETS (2 SMALL OR 1 LARGE), OR ROLL BALLS
                    WITH WET HANDS AND FLATTEN ON SHEET. COOKIES
WILL
                    FLATTEN AND SPREAD! BAKE 15 MINUTES OR UNTIL
                    BROWNED AT THE EDGES. MAKES ABOUT 2 DOZEN 3"
                    COOKIES.

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THIMBLE COOKIES

Variation of Joy of Cooking.

                     PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                     TO 400 DEGREES.

                     CREAM IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup olive oil.

                    ADD AND MIX:
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 Tbsp. water

                    ADD AND MIX:
2 & 1/2 cups flour
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder.

                     DROP BY 1 & 1/2 TSP. ONTO BAKING SHEET.    MAKE
A
                     DEPRESSION IN EACH DOUGH DROP WITH A WET FINGER.
                     FILL EACH DEPRESSION WITH PRESERVES.

                     BAKE 14 - 18 MINUTES.   COOL ON RACK.

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GINGERBREAD COOKIES

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 350 DEGREES.

                      MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 & 3/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
                     CUT IN
2 Tbsp. butter
                     ADD GRADUALLY AND PROCESS UNTIL DOUGH HOLDS
                     TOGETHER.
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 to 3/8 cup water

                      ROLL ON PLASTIC SHEET, CUT WITH COOKIE CUTTERS
OR
                      KNIFE, DECORATE WITH SPRINKLES. BAKE 10 TO 15
                      MINUTES UNTIL THE DEPRESSION FROM A GENTLE
FINGER
                      POKE SPRINGS BACK.   COOL ON RACK.

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CARROT COOKIES

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 350 DEGREES.

                    MIX IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 egg
1/3 cup white sugar
1/3 cup olive oil
2 large carrots (washed, ends off, in chunks)
1/4 tsp. orange extract OR 1/8 tsp. fine grated orange rind.

                    PROCESS TO MIX.   WITH PROCESSOR OFF, ADD:
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder.

                    PROCESS TO MIX.

                    GREASE BAKING SHEET WITH vegetable shortning.
                    DROP ABOUT 24 LEVEL TBSP. OF BATTER. YOU MAY
TOP
                    EACH WITH A
pecan half.

                    BAKE 12 - 15 MINUTES.   COOL ON RACK.

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CHOCOLATE CHIP POUND CAKE

                    (Kate's own.   Serious indulgence.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 375 DEGREES.

                    CREAM WELL IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/4 pound butter (=1 stick)
1/4 pound cream cheese (4 oz. = 1/2 an 8 oz. box)
1 & 1/4 cups sugar

                    ADD AND SPIN TO JUST BLEND:
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 eggs

                    ADD AND BLEND:
1/4 tsp. salt
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup powdered milk powder

                    ADD AND BLEND:
2 cups flour
                    IN A BOWL, MIX BATTER BY HAND WITH

3/4 cup chocolate chips, semi-sweet preferred, or cut up 3 ounces
of
                    bakers' semisweet.

                    POUR INTO A GREASED, FLOURED BREAD LOAF PAN. (IF
                    YOU HAVE A SELECTION OF SIZES, USE A LARGE ONE.)

                    BAKE 75 MINUTES (1 HOUR + 15 MINUTES), UNTIL A
                    KNIFE INSERTED TO THE CENTER COMES OUT
NOT-GOOEY.
                    REMOVE THE CAKE FROM THE PAN ONTO A RACK TO COOL,
                    THEN REFRIGERATE.

                    SUPERB WITH COFFEE IN THE MORNING.    SLICES ARE
NOT
                    CRUMBLY, SO THEY MAKE EXCELLENT SNACKS.

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CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

Variation of 'Rombauer Special' from Joy of Cooking.

                     PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                     TO 350 DEGREES.

                    MICROWAVE FOR 1 MINUTE TO MELT:
1/4 cup water
1 oz. Baker's semi-sweet chocolate.

                    PROCESS WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/4 cup butter (= 1/2 stick)
3/4 cup sugar.

                    ADD AND PROCESS TO MIX:
1/4 cup powdered milk powder
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
pinch ground cloves.

                     STIR THE CHOCOLATE MIX TO MAKE SURE IT'S ALL
                     MELTED, THEN ADD:
2 Tbsp. cold water
1/2 tsp. vanilla.

                     IN A LARGE BOWL, WHIP UNTIL STIFF:
2 egg whites.

                     ADD THE MELTED CHOCOLATE LIQUID TO THE PROCESSOR
                     BATCH AND MIX WITH:
2 egg yolks
1 cup flour.


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                     FOLD THE CHOCOLATE BATTER INTO THE WHITES.
FILL
                     12 PAPER-LINED MUFFIN CUPS ABOUT 3/4 FULL (ABOUT
2
                     TBSP. BATTER EACH.)   BAKE 25 MINUTES.

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VANILLA CUPCAKES

                     PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                     TO 350 DEGREES.

                    PROCESS WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/4 cup butter (= 1/2 stick)
2/3 cup sugar.

                     IN A LARGE BOWL, WHIP UNTIL STIFF:
2 egg whites.

                    WITH PROCESSOR OFF, ADD:
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup water.

                    WITH PROCESSOR STILL OFF, ADD:
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. powdered milk powder
1 & 1/4 cup flour
1 & 1/4 tsp. baking powder

                     PROCESS TO MIX.   IMMEDIATELY FOLD THE BATTER
INTO
                     THE WHITES, BEFORE IT STIFFENS. DIVIDE BATTER
                     AMONG 12 PAPER-LINED MUFFIN CUPS. BAKE 25
                     MINUTES.

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SOUR CREAM CUPCAKES

Variation of Joy of Cooking.

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 375 DEGREES. PROCESS WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter.

                      IN A LARGE BOWL, WHIP UNTIL STIFF:
2 egg whites.

                      WITH PROCESSOR OFF, ADD TO CREAMED BUTTER/SUGAR
                      MIXTURE:
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream OR 2/3 cup plain yoghurt

1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt.

                     PROCESS BRIEFLY TO MIX.    WITH PROCESSOR OFF,
ADD:
1 & 3/4 cups flour
1 & 3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda

                      PROCESS TO MIX.   IMMEDIATELY FOLD THE BATTER
INTO
                      THE WHITES, BEFORE IT STIFFENS.    FILL
PAPER-LINED
                      MUFFIN CUPS ABOUT 3/4 FULL (ABOUT 18.)    BAKE 20
                      MINUTES OR UNTIL DONE.

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LEMON SPONGE CAKE

                    (Variation of Joy of Cooking.)

                    PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                    TO 350 DEGREES.

                    GRATE
1 tsp. lemon rind

                    BEAT IN FOOD PROCESSOR WITH CHOPPER BLADE UNTIL
                    LIGHT
4 egg yolks (separate and reserve whites)
                    ADD LEMON RIND. ADD GRADUALLY WITH PROCESSOR
                    RUNNING
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup boiling water
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
                    TURN OFF PROCESSOR. ADD
1 cup flour
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
                    BLEND, OFFLOAD TO BOWL. IN A SEPARATE BOWL,
BEAT
                    TO STIFF PEAKS WITH EGG BEATER
4 egg whites

                    FOLD WHITES INTO BATTER. POUR OR SPOON BATTER
                    INTO 24 CUPCAKE PAPERS SUPPORTED IN MUFFIN TINS,
                    OR 2 8" ROUND CAKE PANS. BAKE ABOUT 25 MINUTES
                    UNTIL TOOTHPICK INSERTED AT CENTER COMES OUT
                    CLEAN.

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DEVILS' FOOD CAKE

Variation of 'Devil's Food Cake Cockaigne' from Joy of Cooking.

                      PUT OVEN RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
                      TO 350 DEGREES.

                    MICROWAVE FOR 1 MINUTE TO MELT:
1/2 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
4 oz. Baker's semi-sweet chocolate.

                    PROCESS WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1/2 cup butter (= 1 stick)
1 cup sugar.

                    ADD AND PROCESS BRIEFLY TO MIX:
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup powdered milk powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 egg yolks.

                      STIR THE CHOCOLATE MIX TO MAKE SURE IT'S ALL
                      MELTED, THEN STIR INTO THE CHOCOLATE MIX:
1 egg yolk.

                      WITH PROCESSOR OFF, ADD TO CREAMED BUTTER/SUGAR
                      MIXTURE:
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda.

                      IN A LARGE BOWL, WHIP UNTIL STIFF:
2 egg whites.

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                    TURN THE PROCESSOR ON AND ADD THE MELTED
CHOCOLATE
                    LIQUID TO THE PROCESSOR BATCH AS IT RUNS.
PROCESS
                    JUST UNTIL SMOOTH.

                    FOLD THE CHOCOLATE BATTER INTO THE WHITES.
GREASE
                    (WITH vegetable shortning) AND FLOUR TWO (2) 9"
                    ROUND LAYER PANS. DIVIDE THE BATTER BETWEEN
THEM.
                    BAKE 25 MINUTES.

                    THIS RECIPE LEAVES 1 EGG WHITE LEFT OVER. I
                    RECOMMEND USING IT UP BY MAKING Orange Icing
(PAGE
                    146.)

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PINEAPPLE UPSIDE-DOWN CAKE

                      An easy classic.
                      Variation of Alpha-Bakery Children's Cookbook

                      PLACE RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
TO
                      350 DEGREES.

                      IN A 10" IRON SKILLET, 10" ROUND CAKEPAN OR
9x9x2"
                    CAKE PAN, MELT (PLACE IN HEATING OVEN & CHECK
                    FREQUENTLY OR USE A GENTLE BURNER):
1/4 cup butter (= 1/2 stick.)

                    STIR IN (I USE A FORK)
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
                    AND SPREAD THE MIX PRETTY EVENLY OVER THE
BOTTOM.

                    DRAIN, RESERVING THE JUICE:
1 20oz. can pineapple slices.

                      ARRANGE THE SLICES IN THE PAN.

                      IN PROCESSOR, MIX WITH CHOPPER BLADE:
1 & 1/3 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup powdered milk powder
1 & 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt.

                    CUT IN:
1/3 cup vegetable shortning.

                     STOP THE PROCESSOR. ADD:
3/4 cup reserved pineapple juice (add a little water if the can juice
                     is shy)
1 egg.


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                    PROCESS TO MIX. POUR THE MIXED BATTER OVER THE
                    PINEAPPLE ETC IN THE PAN. SPREAD FAIRLY
EVENLY.
                    BAKE 50 MINUTES.

                    TURN CAKE IMMEDIATELY ON TAKING IT FROM THE OVEN
                    ONTO A PLATTER OR BREADBOARD OF SUFFICIENT SIZE.
                    (PUT THE PLATTER ON THE PAN, HOLD AT OPPOSITE
                    EDGES AND INVERT.) LET IT REST A COUPLE OF
                    MINUTES WITH THE PAN OVER THE CAKE, THEN REMOVE
                    THE PAN. SOME GOOD GOO, AND SOMETIMES SOME
                    PINEAPPLE WILL BE STICKING TO THE PAN. USE A
                    RUBBER SCRAPER TO RESTORE THE GOO TO THE CAKE
TOP
                    AND PRETTY IT UP AS NEEDED.

                    COOL. COVER WITH A BOWL AS THE TOP IS REALLY
                    STICKY!

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STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE

                       A traditional summer favorite.   (Variation of
a
                       recipe in Craig Claiborne's New York Times Cook
                       Book.)

                       PLACE RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
TO
                       450 DEGREES.

                    WASH AND REMOVE LEAVES FROM
1 lb (1 quart) of fresh strawberries.

                       SLICE THEM AND LAYER THEM IN A BOWL WITH
2 Tbsp sugar
                       COVER AND LET SIT.

                       MIX WITH CHOPPER BLADE IN FOOD PROCESSOR:
2 cups flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp powdered milk powder

                       ADD AND CUT IN:
3 oz cream cheese
2 Tbsp butter

                       STOP THE PROCESSOR.   ADD, THEN PROCESS IN
BURSTS
                    UNTIL A DOUGH BALL FORMS:
1 egg, plus
water to make 3/4 cup of liquid.

                       GREASE AN 8" ROUND CAKE PAN.   FLATTEN HALF THE
                       DOUGH IN THE BOTTOM.

                       MELT


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1 tsp butter

                    AND SPREAD IT ACROSS THE TOP OF THE DOUGH IN THE
                    PAN. FLATTEN THE REST OF THE DOUGH INTO A BIG
                    PAN-SIZED PANCAKE AND PRESS IT GENTLY ON TOP OF
                    THE BUTTERED BOTTOM HALF. BAKE AT 450 DEGREES
20
                    MINUTES.

                    TIP THE SHORTCAKE OUT OF THE PAN ONTO A RACK.
                    WHEN COOL ENOUGH TO HANDLE, GENTLY SEPARATE THE
                    HALVES AT THE BUTTERED DIVISION LINE AND COOL
SOME
                    MORE.

                    WHIP WITH AN EGGBEATER
1 cup whipping cream.

                    WHEN IT FORMS PEAKS, ADD AND BEAT IN

1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

                    PUT THE BOTTOM SHORTCAKE ON A PLATE, ADD SOME
                    WHIPPED CREAM AND STRAWBERRIES, PUT THE TOP ON,
                    AND COVER WITH MORE STRAWBERRIES AND WHIPPED
                    CREAM. SERVE AT ONCE OR LATER. YOU CAN PUT
EXTRA
                    STRAWBERRIES AND WHIPPED CREAM ON EACH SLICE IF
                    YOU LIKE. VERY MESSY TO SERVE BUT WELL WORTH
IT.

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BANANA CAKE

                      Fragrant, moist and wonderful.
                      Variation of Mrs. Lambright's recipe.

                      PLACE RACK IN CENTER OF OVEN AND PREHEAT OVEN
TO
                      375 DEGREES.   IN PROCESSOR, CREAM WITH CHOPPER
                      BLADE:
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (= 1 stick)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 egg yolks
3 sliced bananas.

                      STOP THE PROCESSOR.   ADD BUT DON'T MIX YET:

1 & 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda.

                      GREASE A STANDARD BREAD LOAF PAN WITH
vegetable shortning
                      THEN DUST WITH
flour.

                      IN A LARGE BOWL, WHIP UNTIL FIRM:
2 egg whites.

                      RUN THE PROCESSOR TO MIX THE CREAMED INGREDIENTS
                      WITH THE DRYS. POUR THE RESULT OVER THE WHITES
                      AND FOLD THEM TOGETHER. POUR INTO PREPARED PAN
                      AND BAKE 1 HOUR. REMOVE FROM PAN TO RACK TO
COOL.

                      ONCE THE CAKE HAS COOLED, YOU CAN SERVE SLICES
                      INDIVIDUALLY FROSTED WITH Vanilla Pudding (page
                      145), OR


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                    CAKE WITH GENEROUS LAYERS OF Vanilla Pudding
                    GLUING THE SLABS BACK TOGETHER. CHILL THE
FILLED
                    CAKE IN THE FRIDGE FOR BEST SLICING RESULTS.

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VANILLA PUDDING

                    Thanks, Mom.

                    IN A LARGE PAN, BEAT WITH AN EGGBEATER:

1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup white flour
1 & 1/4 cups powdered milk powder
1/8 tsp. salt
2 eggs
2 cups water

                    BRING TO A SIMMER, EITHER HEATING GENTLY WITH
LID
                    ON AND STIRRING OCCASIONALLY, OR HEATING
RAPIDLY
                    AND STIRRING CONSTANTLY.    REMOVE FROM HEAT.
STIR
                    IN:

1 Tbsp. butter
1 or 2 tsp. vanilla extract

                    SERVE WARM OR COLD.

                    COLD PUDDING IS ALSO EXCELLENT CAKE FILLING OR
                    CAKE FROSTING. TO DO FROSTING PICTURES WITH
IT,
                    PUT COOLED PUDDING IN A PLASTIC BAG, CLIP A
BOTTOM
                    CORNER OF THE BAG WITH SCISSORS, AND SQUEEZE
                    FROSTING OUT THE LITTLE HOLE.

                    MY KIDS LOVE IT WHEN I DIVIDE THE BATCH INTO
BOWLS
                    AND MIX IN FOOD DYES TO MAKE SEVERAL COLORS,
WHICH
                    I THEN BAGGIE UP FOR USE.   THEY DECORATE THEIR
OWN
                    CUPCAKES OR CAKE SLICES.

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ORANGE ICING

Variation of Joy of Cooking.

                    BEAT WITH AN EGGBEATER IN A HEAVY SAUCEPAN:
1 & 1/2 cups sugar
2 unbeaten egg whites
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. fine grated orange rind
1/4 cup orange juice.

                    HEAT ON MEDIUM HEAT, BEATING (SLOWLY WHILE STILL
                    COOL) UNTIL ICING GETS QUITE STIFF. REMOVE
FROM
                    HEAT.   BEAT ANOTHER MINUTE, THEN SPREAD ON
CAKE.

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PUNCH FROSTING

                    MASH (CREAM) TOGETHER IN A CUP
1 tsp. butter
2 Tbsp. powdered sugar.

                    ADD
1 tsp. Schwan's punch concentrate.

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CHOCOLATE FROSTING

"Now that's frosting!"

Be sure you trust your eggs for this recipe; they will not be
thoroughly cooked.

Variation in preparation of Hungarian Chocolate Frosting found at
www.ebicom.net/kitchen/page/cake/frosting.htm

                    MICROWAVE
3 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 & 1/2 Tbsp. water

                    PUT IN FOOD PROCESSOR W/CHOPPER BLADE
1 & 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar

                    ADD WHILE BLADE IS RUNNING
the chocolate-water mix
3 egg yolks
4 Tbsp. butter (1/2 stick, add in 4 chunks)

                     FROST CAKE IMMEDIATELY.   COVERS TOP & SIDES OF
(2)
                     9" LAYERS.

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GOOSEBERRY JELLY OR JAM

                      PICK RIPE GOOSEBERRIES UNTIL YOU HAVE 1 QUART
(4
                      CUPS) OR MORE. WASH AND PICK OVER TO REMOVE
                      LEAVES AND STICKS. ITS PRETTY EASY TO SKIM
THESE
                      OFF IF YOU FILL A SINK WITH COLD WATER AND STIR
                      THE BERRIES AROUND IN IT.

                      TO MAKE JAM, REMOVE ALL THE LITTLE "TAILS" FROM
                      THE BERRIES (TEDIOUS) AND PROCESS TO PULP.
JELLY
                      IS MUCH EASIER BECAUSE THE "TAILS" CAN BE LEFT
ON.

                      TO MAKE JELLY, PROCESS, ADD 2/3 CUP WATER FOR
EACH
                      QUART OF BERRY PULP, AND BOIL HEARTILY FOR 2
                      MINUTES. COOL, THEN STRAIN THE RESULT THROUGH
4
                      LAYERS OF CHEESECLOTH. SQUEEZE AS MUCH OF THE
                      GOOD JUICE OUT OF THE PULP AS YOU CAN. KEEP THE
                      JUICE, DISCARD THE PULP.

                    YOU WILL NEED
1 package of fruit pectin (I use MCP brand),
6 cups of white sugar, and
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
                    FOR EACH 4 CUPS OF JUICE OR PULP.

WASH 7 1-CUP CANNING JARS. PUT THEM UPRIGHT, ON A RACK OR TILTED
A
                    BIT, IN A BIG POT. COVER JARS WITH WATER TO 1/2"
                    ABOVE THE JARS. COVER PAN AND BRING TO A BOIL.
                    (I USE MY BIG BLUE ENAMEL POT ON LARGE BACK
BURNER
                    SET TO 'HI'.)

WASH 7 DISK CANNING LIDS AND PUT ASIDE IN A BOWL.
WASH 7 LID BANDS AND PUT THEM IN A SAUCEPAN. ADD WATER TO COVER,
THEN
                    COVER PAN. LEAVE PAN COLD FOR NOW. (MY SMALL
                    GLASS PAN 2/3 FULL OF WATER ON SMALL BACK BURNER)
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SET OUT ON TABLE: 2 TOWELS EACH FOLDED ONCE (SELECT TOWELS THAT ARE
OK
                      TO GET STAINS), A PAPER TOWEL, A HALF CUP
                      MEASURING CUP ON A SAUCER, TONGS, A FRIDGE TUB
&
                      LID, A RUBBER SPATULA
SET OUT ON COUNTER BY STOVE: SCISSORS, A PAPER PACKAGE OF FRUIT PECTIN
                      IN ITS OPEN BOX, A TIMER SET TO 1 MINUTE READY
TO
                      RUN, A WOODEN STIRRING PADDLE, TWO POT HOLDERS

MEASURE 6 CUPS OF SUGAR INTO A MEDIUM BOWL AND SET BY STOVE WITH THE
1
                     CUP MEASURE IN IT.
MEASURE 4 CUPS OF GOOSEBERRY JUICE AND 2 TABLESPOONS OF LEMON JUICE
                     INTO A LARGE, HEAVY ENAMELED, GLASS, OR
STAINLESS
                     STEEL POT. LEAVE PAN COLD FOR NOW. (MY
STAINLESS
                     PRESSURE COOKER BODY ON LARGE FRONT BURNER)

THE JARS NEED TO BOIL AT LEAST 15 MINUTES TO STERILIZE THEM. MAKING
                     THE PRESERVES TAKES ALMOST THAT LONG, SO
CONTINUE
                     FROM HERE WHEN THE JARS ARE BOILING. ONCE THEY
                     BOIL, TURN THEM DOWN SOMEWHAT BUT BE SURE TO
                     MAINTAIN A VIGOROUS BOIL. I SET THE STOVE
BUZZER
                     TO TELL ME WHEN THE 15 MINUTES HAVE ELAPSED.
(MY
                     STOVE 7)
TURN ON THE PAN WITH THE RINGS IN IT, TO BRING IT TO A BOIL. (MY
                     STOVE 9)

STIR THE PECTIN INTO THE JUICE WITH THE WOODEN PADDLE. SPRINKLING
THE
                    PECTIN ONTO THE SURFACE AS YOU STIR HELPS AVOID
                    PECTIN LUMPS. AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE, BRING
THE
                    JUICE TO A ROLLING BOIL (ONE THAT IS BUBBLING
ALL
                    OVER ITS SURFACE CONSTANTLY AND CANNOT BE
STIRRED
                    DOWN). STIR IT STEADILY WITH THE WOODEN
PADDLE.
                    WHEN IT BOILS, TURN ON THE TIMER AND BOIL 1
                    MINUTE. (MY STOVE 9, WHEN THE BOTTOM STARTS TO
                    FEEL STICKY TURN DOWN TO 8.5 TO AVOID BURNING.)
USING TONGS, REMOVE THE RINGS FROM THEIR BOILING WATER TO A TOWEL
ON
                    THE TABLE. PUT THE DISK LIDS INTO THE SAME
                    BOILING WATER, RETURN TO A BOIL, THEN REMOVE THE
                    PAN FROM HEAT TO THE TOWEL WITH THE RINGS. THE
                    LIDS NEED TO SIT IN HOT WATER AT LEAST 3 MINUTES
                    TO STERILIZE AND PREPARE THEIR ADHESIVE.

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STIR THE SUGAR INTO THE JUICE. RETURN IT TO A ROLLING BOIL, AND BOIL
                     4 MINUTES. (MY STOVE 8.5, TURN DOWN TO 6 WHEN
                     BOILING.)
REMOVE THE PRESERVES FROM THE HEAT AND COVER. WORK QUICKLY FROM THIS
                     POINT UNTIL THE JARS ARE SECURED. EVERYTHING
                     NEEDS TO STAY AS HOT AS POSSIBLE WHILE THE JARS
                     ARE BEING FILLED AND COVERED.

USING TONGS, FISH OUT THE JARS AND EMPTY THEM OF WATER. PLACE THE
                     JARS UPSIDE DOWN ON THE OTHER TOWEL TO DRAIN
                     BRIEFLY, THEN TURN THEM BACK UPRIGHT.
USING THE HALF CUP MEASURE, FILL EACH JAR TO WITHIN 1/4 TO 1/8" OF
THE
                     RIM.
WIPE THE JAR RIMS WITH THE PAPER TOWEL.
FISH THE FLAT LIDS OUT OF THEIR HOT WATER WITH TONGS AND PLACE THEM,
                     WET, ON THE JARS. HANDLE THEM BY THE EDGES ONLY
                     WITH YOUR FINGERS TO AVOID CONTAMINATING THE
                     PRESERVES WITH MICROORGANISMS.
SCREW A RING ONTO EACH JAR.
HOLDING EACH JAR WITH A POTHOLDER, TIGHTEN THE RING, THEN INVERT THE
                     JAR. LET THE JARS SIT UPSIDE DOWN FOR 5
MINUTES.

NOW RELAX.   USING THE RUBBER SPATULA, SCRAPE THE SMALL AMOUNT OF
                     REMAINING PRESERVES FROM THE POT, WOODEN
PADDLE,
                     AND HALF CUP MEASURE INTO THE FRIDGE TUB AND
                     COVER. THIS PORTION IS FOR TESTING ON FRESH
BREAD
                    ASAP.
CHECK THAT ALL THE STOVE BURNERS HAVE BEEN TURNED OFF.
TURN THE JARS RIGHT SIDE UP. LET SIT UNDISTURBED FOR 1 HOUR.
PRESERVE MAKING PANS AND UTENSILS ARE MUCH EASIER TO WASH IF WASHED
                    RIGHT AWAY.
BY THE END OF THE HOUR, THE LIDS SHOULD BE BOWED DOWN SLIGHTLY AND
                    FEEL TIGHT WHEN PRESSED IN THE CENTER. THIS
                    INDICATES A GOOD SEAL THAT CAN KEEP THE
PRESERVES
                    STERILE ON THE SHELF.

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CHOKECHERRY SYRUP

                      PICK RIPE CHOKECHERRIES UNTIL YOU HAVE A GALLON
OR
                    MORE. WASH AND PICK OVER TO REMOVE LEAVES AND
                    STICKS. IN A BIG POT, PUT THE CHOKECHERRIES AND
water just to cover, should be about 1/3 the volume of berries.

                      BRING GENTLY TO A BOIL (on our stove takes 1 hr.
@
                      '4') AND SIMMER 1 HOUR ('low+1/2'), STIRRING
                      OCCASIONALLY. GENTLY DRAIN OFF THE JUICE TO
                      STORAGE. ROLL BATCHES OF COOKED CHOKECHERRIES
IN
                      A CLEAN OLD DISHTOWEL (IT WILL GET STAINED) AND
                      WRING TO SQUEEZE OUT AS MUCH JUICE AS POSSIBLE.
                      DISCARD THE POISONOUS SEEDS.

                      THE TART JUICE CAN BE COMBINED WITH SUGAR FOR
                      DELICIOUS SYRUP, OR MADE INTO JELLY.

Syrup:
                    BRING TO A BOIL:
1 cup chokecherry juice
1 cup sugar.

                      * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
*

Jelly:
                    MEASURE INTO A LARGE PAN AND STIR THOROUGHLY:
3 cups chokecherry juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 package MCP fruit pectin.

                      BRING TO A BOIL.   STIR IN:
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                      BRING TO A FULL ROLLING BOIL. BOIL HARD 2
                      MINUTES. POUR INTO 6 STERILIZED (BOIL 10
MINUTES)
                      8 OZ. CANNING JARS.    WIPE RIMS AND PUT
STERILIZED
                      LIDS ON LOOSELY.    WAIT 2 MINUTES. TIGHTEN LIDS
                      AND INVERT JARS.    WHEN COOL, BUTTONS SHOULD POP
IN
                      TO VERIFY VACUUM.

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A "SOUTHERN" VEGETARIAN MEAL
                    (serves 4)

1 can whole Hominy corn pieces
1 bag frozen brussels sprouts
fresh bread slices
sweet potatoes / yams (2 medium)
1 & 1/2 cups dry black-eyed peas
lettuce etc. & salad dressing

Rinse black-eyed peas and set to soak.
Pressure cook yam pieces with 1 cup water, sprinkle of salt, & about
                     1&1/2 tsp. olive oil 5 min, offload to a saucepan
                     on gentle heat to keep warm.
Microwave brussels sprouts on defrost 10 min, until defrosted.
Pressure cook 1 & 1/2 cups black-eyed peas and 5 cups water for 20
                     minutes. (no salt!)
Make green salad in individual bowls, perhaps lettuce topped with
a
                     few mushroom slices & french dressing.
Microwave brussels sprouts on defrost 10 min, or until just cooked.
In a sauce or frying pan, make a roux of white flour & olive oil.
Add
                     stock from the cooked peas, salt & some grated
                     cheddar cheese to make a thinnish gravy.
Add butter & salt to brussels sprouts, microwave on defrost another
5
                     min to finish cooking if they need it.
Microwave the drained hominy with butter & salt 5 minutes on high
to
                     heat through.
Add salt, pepper & olive oil to drained black-eyed peas.
Toast the bread.

Serve the bean gravy soaking over the toast, with brussels sprouts,
                    yams, black-eyed peas, and salad on the side.

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A TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING FEAST
                    (serves 4)

This is how we (mostly I) cooked a very successful feast on 11/26/98.

On 11/21 I bought a frozen 8 lb. "young turkey" and thawed it in the
                     fridge for 4.5 days. I bought yams,
cranberries,
                     potatoes and green salad ingredients. We had
                     cooked pumpkin in the freezer from
jack'o'lantern
                     making. I made bread (1/3 whole wheat) the
night
                     before to be a stuffing ingredient.

I looked at these recipes as I made my shopping list:
                    page 38 ... Roast Chicken/Stuffing
                    page 36 ... Spicey Flour
                    page 39 ... Gravy
                    page 120 ... Pumpkin Pie
                    page 117 ... Pie Crust
                    page 92 ... Fancy Malt Rolls
                    page 116 ... Cranberry Sauce

The feast took about 6 hours of steady work to prepare, starting from
                     a nice clean kitchen.

1) I washed my oval turkey pan & greased its bottom with vegetable
                     shortning. I washed potatoes and cut them in
half
                     lengthwise and put them cut side down in the
                     bottom of the pan as a "rack" for the turkey.
2) I made the stuffing from the recipe on page 38. I preheated the
                     oven to 450 degrees.
3) I put the malt roll ingredients (page 92) in the breadmaker and
                     told it to make dough.
4) I stuffed the turkey and put it low in the oven. I turned the
heat
                     down to 350-375. I set my timer for 1 hour.
5) I put the turkey liver in the fridge. I put the rest of the
                     giblets (neck, heart, gizzard) in the pressure
                     cooker, with water to cover, and brought it to
                     steam. (It will cook until the timer goes off.)
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6) I made the cranberry sauce (page 116) and put it in the fridge
to
                     meld.
7) I washed my food processor. I put frozen green beans in a
                     microwaveable bowl with cover and set them on
the
                     counter to thaw.
8) WHEN THE 1 HOUR TIMER SOUNDED, I turned off the giblets, basted
the
                     turkey with olive oil, salted it, and put a piece
                     of aluminum foil (about 5x7") over the breast.
I
                     again set my timer for 1 hour.
9) I peeled the yams, cut them into bites, and submerged the pieces
in
                     cold water in a big covered bowl so they wouldn't
                     oxidize.
10) I made 2 unbaked pie crusts with fluted rims. (page 117) I
                     made sure to prick them closely.
11) WHEN THE 1 HOUR TIMER SOUNDED, I basted the turkey, removed the
                     foil, and again set my timer for 1 hour.
12) I made giblet gravy in a saucepan:
                     Fry the turkey liver in 1 Tbsp. olive oil.
Remove
                     liver to cutting board. Add 1/4 cup spicey
flour
                     (page 36) to the pan and enough olive oil to
                     make a roux. When the roux is cooked, stir in
the
                     giblet stock (liquid) and the chopped liver and
                     giblet meat. If it's too thick, add milk as
                     needed; I used reconstituted powdered milk.
13) Alice made a lovely green salad from lettuce, mushrooms, carrot,
                     cucumber, and green onion. She put on oil &
                     vinegar dressing.
14) Just then THE 1 HOUR TIMER SOUNDED. The turkey "done button"
had
                     popped up, but the meat thermometer still read
a
                     little low (Joy of Cooking recommends 190
                     degrees), so I basted the turkey, and set my
timer
                     for 1/2 hour.
15) I divided & buttered the malt roll dough and put it in its pan
to
                     rise.
16) WHEN THE 1/2 HOUR TIMER SOUNDED, I took out the turkey & covered
                    it. I raised the oven temperature to 375-400,
                    moved the oven racks up to mid-oven, put the
rolls
                    and pie shells in, and set my timer for 20
                    minutes.

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17) I put the yams in the pressure cooker and brought it to steam.
I
                     put the beans in the microwave on low for 10
                     minutes.
18) I mixed up the pie filling (page 120.) When the microwave rang,
                     I turned off the yams, stirred the beans, and
put
                     the beans back in the microwave for another 5
                     minutes.
19) WHEN THE 20 MINUTE TIMER SOUNDED, I took out the rolls and pie
                     shells, filled the pie shells and put the pies
in
                     the oven on the middle rack for 1 hour.
20) We loaded the table with the turkey, stuffing, baked potatoes,
                     sweet potatoes, salad, rolls, beans, cranberry
                     sauce, and gravy.

    ... We all ate the great feast, and went for a walk ...

21) Then we ate pumpkin pie with whipped cream. (Beat with eggbeater
                      in a small bowl. When it's pretty stiff, add
a
                      taste of vanilla extract and a spoonful of
sugar.
                      Beat a little more to mix.)

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                             GENERAL ADVICE

I use the following "special equipment": a pressure cooker, a food
processor, a microwave oven, an electric griddle, an electric skillet
and a Romertopf unglazed clay covered casserole. My favorite pans
include a cast iron skillet and some "Visions" glass saucepans.
Among
other implements, I find Rubbermaid spatulas (regular and heat-
resistant) and a wooden cooking paddle (like a wooden spoon but flat
and with a straight edge for stirring along the bottom of a pan) very
useful. I use a manual eggbeater and (for small grating jobs) a
rectangular "tower" manual grater. A stainless mixing bowl over a
glass saucepan makes an adequate double-boiler.

A breadmaker is a great convenience, used primarily for making dough.

The potatoes, onions, peanut oil, most dairy products, and wheat
flours from supermarkets are fine. Only a few stores carry corn
Masa;
Quaker and Goya brands both offer a good supermarket version. Buy
Regular Grits and Oatmeal, not "quick", if available.

Olive oil is sensitive to light and very expensive in small
quantities. The 3 liter Bertolli cans are the best easily available
deal. Olive oil is good for your arteries, so ante up and buy plenty.
Then you won't be shy to use it.

I use red wine vinegar in a sprinkle bottle. I also have a pump
bottle for olive oil and a squeezable bear for honey.

The quality of rice and nuts makes a big difference. Bismati rice
(both white and brown) is a particularly tasty variety, well worth
its
higher cost. Buy good raw nuts and roast them yourself! If you have
a food processor, buy Italian hard cheese (Romano, Parmesean) in
blocks or wedges and chop or grate it fine yourself.

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GLOSSARY

Blanch - to immerse an item in boiling liquid briefly, sterilizing
the
          exterior.

Dredge - to coat a damp item (such as a piece of meat) with a powder
          such as flour.

Fold - gently mix a liquid or stiff mixture with a fluffy one to
          incorporate the fluffy part's bubbles into the resulting
          light batter. Choose a rubber scraper, wooden paddle,
or
          large serving spoon. Keeping the flat tool surface
          horizontal, circulate the mixture
up-and-over-and-down-and-
          back. Think of the stirring tool drawing a circle that
is
          standing up on its edge (instead of one lying flat on the
          counter.) Don't fret about popping bubbles in the fluff;
          I've never seen enough be lost to ruin a dish. After a
          couple of practices, folding becomes an easy 'ladling'
          motion, with the other hand turning the bowl steadily.

Julienne - to cut into small sticks, about 1/8 x 1/8 in cross-section.

Roux - flour browned in oil becomes "thirsty." 1/4 cup of white flour
           and 2 Tbsp. olive oil cooked together over medium heat make
           an excellent thickener for white and cheese sauces, cream
           soups, and gravies.

Whip - beat a liquid (usually eggwhites) with an eggbeater to a stiff
           foam.

White Sauce - a roux and milk, pinch of salt; a bland milk gravy.

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NOTES

Porcupine - tastes like lamb, so I think I'll try the Souvlaki
          marinade next time.

Chile Powder - a blend of chili pepper, ground cumin seed, ground
          oregano, powdered garlic. Usually salt. Sometimes
ground
          cloves, ground allspice, powdered onion. (Per Heloise)

Herbs and spices - a natural foods store, farmers' market, or mail
          order specialty house sells better ingredients than most
          supermarkets. Harvest Home Botanicals, PO Box 336
          Grantville PA 17028 717-469-7159, is a good mail order
          source.


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                 "Simple shopping + proper cooking = good tastes."


                              KATE'S MONTANA COOKBOOK

                                  by KGH Nicholes

                           1997 winter solstice edition


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                              TABLE OF CONTENTS

DINNERS AND BIG MEALS
BEANS
1 ... Tacos and Burritos
1 ... Bean Glop
2 ... Chili (Meat/Veggie)
3 ... Empty Kitchen Stew
4 ... Baked Beans
5 ... Adam's Acre Beans
6 ... Limas Piquant
7 ... Very Brown Rice
8 ... Miso-Onion Gravy
9 ... Tofu Stir-Fry
10 ... Confetti Stir-Fry
11 ... Split Pea Soup
11 ... Hoppinjon
12 ... Cold Bean Salad
13 ... Bean Dip
PASTA
14 ... Red Sauce
15 ... Garlic Butter
16 ... Fettuccini Romano
17 ... Macaroni and Cheese
18 ... Lasagna
19 ... Calzone
20 ... Spaghetti
21 ... Spaghetti Pie
22 ... Macaroni with Vegetables
CHEESE AND EGGS
23 ... Pizza
24 ... Flat Bread Mini Pizza
 Rarebit
 Asparagus Cheese Sauce
 Cheese Sauce for Vegetables
25 ... Sweet-Sour Cheese Sauce
26 ... Potatoes with Sesame
27 ... Cheese Souffle
29 ... Baked Grits

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30 ... Devilled Eggs
31 ... Velveeta Macaroni
32 ... Savory Cheese Loaf
FISH
33 ... Deep Fried Fish
34 ... Baked Fish
34 ... Broiled Fish
POULTRY
35 ... Bird Sauce
36 ... BBQ Grilled Chicken
36 ... Spicey Flour
37 ... Oven Fried Chicken
38 ... Roast Chicken/Stuffing
39 ... Gravy
40 ... Roast Duck
41 ... Deep Fried Chicken
BEEF/VENISON
2 ... Spicey Beef
42 ... Pot Roast
43 ... Venison Pot Roast
45 ... Etruscan Beef
47 ... Beef Stew
48 ... Meat Loaf
49 ... Italian Meatballs
50 ... Roast Beef
51 ... Beef Lo Mein
52 ... Venison Lo Mein
54 ... Shepherd's Pie
56 ... Venison Curry
LAMB
57 ... Souvlaki
 Roast Leg of Lamb
PORK
58 ... Potatoes with Ham
58 ... Pork Chops
51 ... Pork Lo Mein
59 ... Pork Roast
60 ... Pork Roast Soup
61 ... Pigs in Blankets


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BREAKFAST
EGGS
62 ... Scrambled Eggs
63 ... Black Eyed Pea Omelet
64 ... Mushroom-Swiss Omelet
 Cheese Omelet
 Hot Pepper Omelet
 Onion-Mushroom Omelet
65 ... Hard Boiled Eggs
BATTER
66 ... Pancakes
67 ... Waffles
GRAIN MUSH
68 ... Grits
68 ... Cheese Grits
68 ... Tuna Grits
 Oatmeal with Raisins
SPECIALTY
69 ... Hash Brown Potatoes
70 ... Potato Pancakes
71 ... Sonora Specials
71 ... Cinnamon and Sugar
72 ... Crunchy Granola

SANDWICHES
73 ... Club Sandwich / Dagwood
74 ... House Special Burger
75 ... Coleslaw & Provolone Sandwich
76 ... Cheese Steak Sandwich
     (Italian, Greek & American styles)
79 ... Egg Salad Sandwich
80 ... Pork Chop Sandwich
 Grilled Cheese Sandwich
 Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich
 Tuna Salad

SALADS AND DRESSINGS
 Tossed Italian Green Salad
81 ... Alfalfa Sprouts
82 ... Grated Carrot Salad

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83 ... Coleslaw
84 ... Potato Salad #1
85 ... Potato Salad #2
86 ... Macaroni Salad
87 ... French Dressing
 Mayonaise & Ketchup Salad Dressing
 Mayonaise & Mustard Salad Dressing
87 ... Romano Romantic Dip
88 ... Croutons

BREADS
89 ... White Bread, "White" Bread, Raisin Bread, Sticky Buns
90 ... Submarine Sandwich Rolls
91 ... Flat Bread
92 ... Fancy Malt Rolls
93 ... Challah bread
93 ... Whole Wheat Bread
94 ... Corn Tortillas
96 ... Flour Tortillas
97 ... Rolled Biscuits
98 ... Cornbread/Corn Muffins
99 ... Raspberry Muffins
99 ... Banana Muffins
100 ... Triple Berry Oatmeal Muffins
101 ... Banana Bread
102 ... Egg Noodles

VEGETABLES
103 ... Garlic Broth
105 ... Fried Eggplant Slices
 Stir-fried Sugar Pod Peas
106 ... Spinach / Kale
 Broccoli
 Riced Potatoes
106 ... Mashed Potatoes
107 ... Potato Soup
108 ... French Fries
109 ... Campfire Potato Slabs
110 ... Potato Chips
111 ... Spicey Mushroom Fried Rice

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112 ... Spanish Rice
113 ... Bean Sprout Fried Rice
114 ... Popcorn

SNACKS ETC.
114 ... Roasted seeds
115 ... Easy-Bake Oven Recipes

FRUITS
116 ... Cranberry Sauce
 Fruit Salad
 Peeled Grapefruit

DESERTS
116 ...   Tapioca Pudding
117 ...   Pie Crust
118 ...   Apple Pie
119 ...   Pecan Pie
120 ...   Pumpkin Pie
121 ...   Banana Cream Pie
123 ...   Lemon Meringue Pie
124 ...   Brownies
126 ...   Oatmeal Cookies
128 ...   Peanut Butter Cookies
129 ...   Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies
130 ...   Thimble Cookies
131 ...   Gingerbread Cookies
132 ...   Carrot Cookies
133 ...   Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
134 ...   Chocolate Cupcakes
135 ...   Vanilla Cupcakes
136 ...   Sour Cream Cupcakes
137 ...   Lemon Sponge Cake/Cupcakes
138 ...   Devils' Food Cake
140 ...   Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
142 ...   Strawberry Shortcake
144 ...   Banana Cake
145 ...   Vanilla Pudding
146 ...   Orange Icing
 Banana   Icing

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146 ... Punch Frosting
147 ... Chocolate Frosting

JAM / JELLY / CONFITURES
148 ... Gooseberry Jelly or Jam
151 ... Chokecherry Syrup

COMPLETE MEALS
152 ... A "Southern" Vegetarian Meal
153 ... A traditional Thanksgiving feast

156 ... General Advice
157 ... Glossary


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