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                      Cookies and Candies                                                                      Learning to cook — Grandma’s way!
                                                                                                               By Patti Slaughter
                                                                                                                   BROOKVILLE — When
      Easy CaramEl                       1 Tbs. instant coffee gran-                         Dee McKee         six-year-old Natalie Woods
         applE Bars                  ules or crystals                                     Treasure Lake        spends a day with her grand-
   1/2 cup cold butter                   2 tsp. vanilla                                                        ma, Rhonda Allshouse, one
   1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz) oat-           2 eggs                                  ChoColatE                     of her favorite things to do is
meal cookie mix                          1 cup miniature semisweet            marshmalloW                      to bake some cookies.
   1 egg                             chocolate chips                              BroWNiEs                         When Natalie was still a
   1 cup finely chopped peeled       topping                                3/4 cup margarine                  toddler she began asking her
apple                                    6 oz. cream cheese, soft-          1 1/2 cup sugar                    grandma if she could help
   3/4 cup caramel topping           ened                                   3 eggs                             make the cookies.
   1/4 cup all-purpose flour             1/2 cup whipping cream             1 tsp. vanilla                         “When Natalie was 18
   Heat oven to 350°F. Spray             Chocolate curls, if desired        1 1/3 cups flour                   months old she was fasci-
bottom of 13x9-inch pan with             Heat oven to 350°F. Spray          1/2 tsp. baking powder             nated with my mixer, I was
cooking spray.                       bottom and sides of 13x9-inch          1/2 tsp. salt                      afraid she would pull the
   In large bowl, cut butter into    pan with cooking spray. In             3 Tbs. cocoa                       cord down, so I started to let
cookie mix using fork or pastry      large bowl, stir cookie base           1/2 cup chopped nuts               her help me,” Rhonda said.
blender. Stir in egg until mix-      ingredients until soft dough           4 cups miniature marshmal-             The baking lessons began
ture is crumbly.                     forms. Press dough in bottom        lows                                  with one of Natalie’s favor-
   Reserve 1 1/2 cups cook-          of pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes          Mix all ingredients except         ites, rainbow cookies. She
ie mixture. Press remaining          or until light golden brown.        marshmallows and bake in              likes to make lots of colors,
cookie mixture into bottom of        Cool 15 minutes.                    greased jelly roll pan at 350°        including pink, blue, green,
pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprin-             Meanwhile, in another large     for 15-18 minutes. Sprinkle           yellow, orange and purple.
kle apple evenly over crust. In      bowl, beat 2 packages (8 oz.        marshmallows over cake and            “One day we mixed orange
small bowl, mix caramel top-         each) cream cheese with elec-       return to oven for 3 minutes.         and green and they looked
ping and flour; drizzle over ap-     tric mixer on medium speed          Spread marshmallows evenly            yucky,” Natalie said. “No
ples. Sprinkle reserved cookie       until smooth. Add milk; beat        over cake (easier said than           one else would eat them, but
mixture over apples.                 until well blended. Add cof-        done!).                               me and Grandma thought
   Bake 20 to 25 minutes or          fee, vanilla and eggs; beat until      Cool and put on topping.           they were good.”
until golden brown. Cool com-        well blended. Stir in chocolate     topping                                    “Slowly I would start to
pletely, about 2 hours. For bars,    chips. Pour over cookie base.          1 1/3 cups chocolate chips         pre-measure the ingredients
cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.               Bake 35 to 40 minutes or           1 cup peanut butter                and she would dump them
   Makes 36 bars                     until set. Cool at room temper-        Melt; add 2 cups Rice              in when I told her,” she said.
                   Debbie Rhed       ature 30 minutes. Refrigerate       Krispies. Mix well.                   Not only did she teach Nata-
                                                                                                                                                 NEXT YOU ADD . . . — Six-year-old Natalie Woods loves
                  Treasure Lake      30 minutes to cool completely.                           Dee McKee        lie how to mix the goodies,
                                                                                                                                                 baking all kinds of goodies in her grandma’s kitchen. With
                                         In small bowl, beat 6 oz                          Treasure Lake       “I taught her safety, measure-
                                                                                                                                                 Grandma Rhonda standing nearby, Natalie slowly adds
    CaramEl-FillEd                   cream cheese on medium speed                                              ments and how to run the mi-
                                                                                                                                                 the oil to a batch of brownies she is making. (Photo by
 ChoColatE CookiEs                   until smooth. Gradually beat in           marshmalloW                     crowave. She loved pushing
                                                                                                                                                 Patti Slaughter)
   1 cup sugar                       whipping cream; beat about 2                   sQuarEs                    the buttons.”
   1 cup firmly packed brown         minutes longer or until fluffy.         1 cup margarine                       Now Natalie knows how
                                                                                                               to read a recipe, and how to          Once she knows what she        is licking the beaters. “Uncle
sugar                                Spread mixture over cooled              2 cups flour
                                                                                                               measure ingredients with a        wants to bake, Natalie knows       Jeremy said ‘I thought that
   1 cup margarine or butter,        bars. Sprinkle chocolate curls          2 Tbs. brown sugar
                                                                                                               measuring cup.                    that she has to put one of her     was my job,’” Natalie said
softened                             over topping.                           Cream together. Press in
                                                                                                                   Natalie has also become       aprons on and wash her hands.      with a giggle.
   2 tsp. vanilla                        Refrigerate about 2 hours or    bottom of 9x13 pan and bake
                                                                                                               very proficient at break-         Natalie has several aprons, in-        Now she is looking forward
   2 eggs                            until chilled. For bars, cut into   at 325° 20 to 25 minutes.
                                                                                                               ing eggs, just the way the        cluding a special red one made     to teach her six-month-old sis-
   2 1/2 cups all purpose flour      9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered         Dissolve 2 Tbs. plain gela-                                         by her Aunt Janet.
   3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa         in refrigerator.                    tin (2 envelopes) in 1/2 cup wa-      TV cooks do. “She seldom                                             ter, Abby, to cook, as soon as
                                                                                                               gets a shell in the bowl now,         Besides making her se-         she is old enough.
   1 tsp. baking soda                                    Debbie Rhed     ter. Let stand. Mix 2 cups sug-                                         cret rainbow cookies, Natalie
   1 cup chopped pecans                                 Treasure Lake    ar and 3/4 cup boiling water.         and she giggles when I do,”                                              “Natalie has always been
                                                                                                               Rhonda said.                      likes to make chocolate chip       a hands-on person,” Rhonda
   40 Rolo chewy caramels in                                             Cook 5 minutes. Add gelatin to                                          bars and brownies. She also
milk chocolate, unwrapped                     ChoColatE                  mixture. Beat on high speed in            Although she isn’t allowed                                       said. “When I was a child,
                                                                                                               to put the cookies in the oven    learned how to make pin-
   1 Tbs. sugar                               CrumB Bars                 large bowl until stiff (about 10                                                                           kids were not allowed in the
                                                                                                               yet or take them out, she does    wheel treats for her friends
   4 oz. vanilla flavored candy         1 cup butter or margarine,       minutes). Add few drop of food                                          at the library, using Jello and    kitchen. When I got married
coating, if desired, or icing to                                         coloring (any color) and 1 tsp.       know how to set the timer.                                           I really didn’t know how to
                                     softened                                                                                                    marshmallows. When the hol-
drizzle over cookie                                                      vanilla. Spread on crust. Sprin-      “She learned how to use the                                          cook, so when she started ask-
                                        1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour                                           timer when she would always       idays come around, she enjoys
   In large bowl combine 1 cup          1/2 cup granulated sugar         kle top with fine coconut.                                              making sugar cookies that          ing questions, I decided to let
sugar, brown sugar, and marga-                                               Cool in fridge. Cut in            ask ‘Are they done yet?’ Now
                                        1/4 tsp.. salt                                                                                           look like valentines or jack-      her help. Sure, we had some
rine; beat until light and fluffy.                                       squares and dip all sides of          she knows how much longer
                                        1 (12-ounce) package semi-                                                                               o-lanterns. And sometimes          messes, like the time when she
Add vanilla and eggs; blend                                              each piece in coconut.                until the cookies are ready,”
                                     eweet chocolate morsels, di-                                              Rhonda said.                      she helps Grandma make hot         was three and she turned on
well. Lightly spoon flour into       vided use                                                Dee McKee                                          chocolate in the microwave or      the beaters before I was ready,
measuring cup; level off. In                                                                                       Natalie also likes to go
                                        1 (14-ounce) can sweetened                        Treasure Lake                                          stir the macaroni and cheese.      and we had stuff all over the
small bowl, combine flour, co-                                                                                 shopping with her grandma,
                                     condensed milk                                                            to help pick out the ingredi-         Although she really en-        walls. But she is learning and
coa and baking soda; mix well.          1 tsp.. vanilla extract           mElt iN your mouth                                                     joys baking, her favorite part     we are making memories.”
Add to sugar mixture; blend                                                                                    ents she needs.
                                        1 cup chopped walnuts, op-             sugar CookiEs
well. Stir in 1/2 cup of the pe-     tional                                 1/2 cup butter
cans. Cover with plastic wrap;          Preheat oven to 350°F               1/2 cup shortening
refrigerate 30 minutes for eas-                                             2 cups sugar                             CookiE Cups
                                     (175°C). Grease a 13 x 9-inch
                                                                                                                                                                     Desserts
ier handling. Heat oven to 375                                              1 tsp. baking soda                   Prep time: 45 minutes.
                                     baking pan.
degrees F. For each cookie,                                                 1 tsp. cream of tartar               Makes 36 cookie cups.
                                        Beat butter in a large mix-
with floured hands, shape about      ing bowl until creamy. Beat in         1/3 tsp. salt                        1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz) double
1 Tbs. dough around 1 caramel        flour, sugar and salt until crum-      3 egg yolks                      chocolate chunk cookie mix
candy, covering completely. In       bly. With floured fingers, press       1/2 tsp. vanilla                     3 Tbs. vegetable oil
small bowl, combine remain-                                                                                      1 Tbs. water                          applE ButtEr                     1 stick oleo, melted
                                     2 cups crumb mixture onto bot-         1 3/4 cup flour
ing 1/2 cup pecans and 1 Tbs.                                                                                    1 egg                                   pumpkiN piE                    Dump crackers in a bowl,
                                     tom of prepared baking pan;            Colored sugar (optional)
sugar. Press one side of each                                                                                    36 round milk chocolate-           1 cup apple butter              pour melted butter (oleo) on
                                     reserve remaining mixture.             Preheat oven to 300°.
ball into pecan mixture. Place                                                                               covered chewy caramels, un-            1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree        top of crackers. Add sugar and
                                     Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or           Combine first 8 ingredients,
nut side up, 2 inches apart on                                                                               wrapped                                1/4 cup packed brown sugar      mix well. Pat mixture in a 9x13
                                     until edges are golden brown.       mix well in mixer. Slowly add
ungreased cookie sheets.                                                                                         36 pecan halves                    1/2 tsp. salt                   pan and push solid.
                                        Combine 1 cup morsels and        flour. Shape into 1 inch balls,
   Bake at 375 F for 7-10 min-                                                                                   Heat oven to 375 degrees F.        1 tsp. cinnamon                 second mix
                                     sweetened condensed milk in         roll in colored sugar. Bake on
utes or until set and slightly                                                                               Place miniature paper baking           3/4 tsp. nutmeg                     2 eggs (large)
                                     a small, heavy-duty saucepan.       cookie sheet for 12-14 minutes
cracked. Cool 2 minutes; re-                                                                                 cups in each of 36 mini muf-           1/8 tsp. ginger                     2 cups powder sugar
                                     Warm over low heat, stirring        until edges are light brown
move from cookie sheets. Cool                                                                                fin cups.                              3 eggs, beaten                      2 sticks soft oleo
                                     until smooth. Stir in vanilla ex-   (making sure to leave space as
15 minutes or until completely                                                                                   In large bowl stir cookie          3/4 cup evaporated milk             Beat with mixer for 10-15
                                     tract. Spread over hot crust.       the cookies will spread). Cool
cooled. In small saucepan,                                                                                   mix, oil, water and egg until          1 (9-inch) pie shell, un-       minutes until creamy. Pour
                                        Stir nuts and remaining          on cookie rack.
melt candy over low heat, stir-                                                                              soft dough forms. Shape dough       baked                              over crackers, spread evenly
                                     morsels into reserved crumb                       Christyn Beichner
ring constantly until smooth.                                                                                into 36 (1-1/4 inch) balls; place      Preheat oven to 425°. Mix       third mix
                                     mixture; sprinkle over choco-                             Brockway                                          all ingredients together, pour         6-10 bananas, peeled and
Drizzle over cooled cookies.                                                                                 in muffin cups.
                                     late filling. Bake for 25 to 30                                                                             into pie shell. Bake for 40 min-   sliced lengthwise. Lay across
Makes 4 dozen cookies.                                                           turtlE Bars                     Bake 8 to 9 minutes or un-
                                     minutes or until center is set.                                                                             utes or until set.                 the filling. Take 1 can (15-
                    Debbie Rhed                                             1 box German Chocolate           til edges are set. Immediately
                                     Cool in pan on wire rack.                                                                                                      Kathy Videtto   18 oz.) of crushed pineapple.
                   Treasure Lake                                         cake mix                            press one milk chocolate-cov-
                                        Makes 30 bars.                                                                                                            New Hampshire     Drain and pour over bananas,
                                                         Debbie Rhed        1 stick butter                   ered caramel into center of each
         tiramisu                                                                                            cookie cup. Cool two minutes.                                          spread as evenly as possible.
                                                       Treasure Lake        2/3 cup evaporated milk                                                      applE Crisp                Fourth mix
   ChEEsECakE Bars                                                          1/2 lb. caramels                 Top with pecan halves. Cool
Cookie Base                                                                                                                                         5-6 cups peeled apples, me-         Take large tub of Cool
                                                                            1 1/2 cups pecans                completely, about 30 minutes.
                                              haystaCks                                                                                          dium sliced                        Whip. Mix until fluffy. Spread
   1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz) Betty                                             1 1/2 cups chocolate chips       Remove from pans with nar-
Crocker® sugar cookie mix                12 oz. (3/4 pound) chocolate                                                                               3/4 cups quick cooking oat-     over top of pineapple covering
                                                                            Mix cake mix with melted         row spatula.
                                     flavored or white bark                                                                                      meal (rolled oats)                 entire pan of above mixture.
   2 Tbs. all-purpose flour                                              butter and 1/3 cup evaporated                           Debbie Rhed
                                         1 1/2 cups cashew nuts                                                                                     3/4 cup brown sugar             Sprinkle top with chopped nuts
   1/3 cup butter or margarine,                                          milk.                                                 Treasure Lake
                                         1 (5 oz.) can chow mien                                                                                    1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon        and place maraschino cherries
softened                                                                    Spread 2/3 of the batter in a
                                     noodles                                                                                                        1/2 cup all-purpose flour       on top. Place in refrigerator 6
   1 egg, slightly beaten                                                large brownie pan and bake 5                WhoopiE piEs
                                         Melt bark in double boiler                                                                                 1/2 cup butter or margarine     to 8 hours before serving. Cut
Filling                                                                  minutes in a 350° oven.                 4 1/2 cups flour
                                     over hot (not boiling) water.                                                                                  Arrange apples in a greased     into squares and serve.
   2 packages (8 oz. each)                                                  Meanwhile, melt caramels             2 cups white sugar              8x13 pan. Can add more apples                        Karen Sporner
cream cheese, softened               Stir until melted. Add nuts and     with 1/3 cup evaporated milk in         1 cup cocoa                     if desired; bottom needs to be                            St. Marys
   1 can (14 oz.) sweetened          noodles. Stir until well-coated.    a skillet over low heat. Remove         2 eggs                          covered, slightly packed.
condensed milk (not evapo-           Drop by teaspoonful into can-       the partially baked cake mix-           2 tsp. soda, dissolved in a        Combine oats, sugar, flour             spoNgE CakE
rated)                               dy cups or onto waxed paper.        ture and pour the caramel mix-      little warm water                   and cinnamon; cut in butter.         1 cup flour
                                                                         ture evenly over it. Sprinkle pe-       2 tsp. vanilla                  Mixing with hands works best.        1 tsp. baking powder
 And the winner is . . .                                                 cans over the caramel mixture,
                                                                         then sprinkle chocolate chips
                                                                                                                 1 cup sour milk
                                                                                                                 1 cup shortening
                                                                                                                                                    Sprinkle over top of apples,
                                                                                                                                                 evenly. Bake at 350° in pre-
                                                                                                                                                                                      1/4 tsp. salt
                                                                                                                                                                                      Beat 2 eggs till thick and
                                                                         over the pecans. Place the rest         1 cup water                     heated oven for 35 to 40 min-      lemon colored. Add 1 cup sug-
    A big thank-you to everyone who participated in this                 of the batter over the choco-           Bake cookies in 350° oven       utes.                              ar, 1/4 cup at a time, beating
 year’s Hometown Recipes cooking edition.                                late chips by half teaspoonsful     until firm to touch. Cool cook-        Serve warm with whipped         for 5 minutes. Quickly fold dry
    Nearly 20 of the best cooks in the area submitted a                  evenly over the whole pan. Re-      ies. Put 2 cookies together with    cream or vanilla ice cream.        ingredients into egg mixture
 total of 77 recipes to share with our readers. The recipes              turn to the oven for 20 minutes.    frosting.                                            Karen Sporner     by hand. Add 2 Tbs. oleo to
 include everything from Haystacks to Whoopie Pies to                    Cool thoroughly and cut into        Frosting                                                  St. Marys    1/2 cup milk that is already hot
                                                                         small bars. These freeze and             2 cups powdered sugar                                             and 1 tsp. vanilla. Blend well.
 casseroles, meats and desserts that most certainly will                 mail well.                               1 1/2 cup Crisco                 BaNaNa split CakE                Pour into 8x8x2” pan. Bake at
 have your family and guests asking for “more, please.”                                      Debbie Rhed                                         First mix                          350° for 25-30 minutes.
                                                                                                                  4 Tbs. milk
    The winner of the $50 gift card to RRR Roadhouse in                                    Treasure Lake          2 tsp. vanilla                    16 (3 packs) graham crack-                         Clara Miller
 Clarion is Charlotte Iorfida of Brockway.                                                                                       Clara Miller    ers, crushed                                             Brookville
                                                                              simplE turtlE                                        Brookville       1/4 cup powder sugar              (Continued on next page)
    JEFFERSONIAN DEMORAT, Brookville, PA. Thursday, February 4, 011




                                                                                    Desserts
     moltEN spiCEd                     Step 2 — 2 (8 oz.) cream             Water, oil and egg as called                                          1 cup packed brown sugar           Pinch of nutmeg
    ChoCo CaBErNEt                  cheese, softened                    for on cookie mix pouch                                                   3/4 cup coarsely chopped           Pinch of cinnamon.
            CakEs                      2 cups powdered sugar —              1 box Betty Crocker® Ulti-                                        pecans                                 Pour into bowl. Put wter in
   4 oz. semi-sweet baking          mix together                        mate fudge brownie mix (with                                              1 box yellow cake mix           double boiler and bake in 400°
chocolate                              Step 3 — 2 small boxes of        chocolate syrup pouch)                                                    1 cup (from 15-oz. can)         oven 1/2 hour, stirring once.
   1/2 cup (1 stick) butter         instant vanilla pudding                 Water oil, eggs as called for                                     pumpkin (not pumpkin pie                               Susan Bauer
   1 Tbs. cabernet sauvignon           3 cups milk — Combine            on brownie mix box                                                    mix)                                                         Kersey
or other red wine                   with Steps 2 and 3, set aside.          3 packages (8 oz. each)                                               1/2 cup water
   1 tsp. pure vanilla extract         Step 4 — 16 oz. Cool Whip        cream cheese, softened                                                    1/3 cup vegetable oil
   1 cup confectioners’ sugar          2 tsp. vanilla; mix together         1 can (14 oz) sweetened con-                                                                               riCotta oraNgE
                                                                                                                                                  4 eggs                                   pouNd CakE
   2 eggs                              Step 5 —Mix together with        densed milk (not evaporated)                                              1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin
   1 egg yolk                       Steps 2, 3 and 4                        4 eggs                                                                                                    3/4 cup butter at room tem-
                                                                                                                                              pie spice
   6 Tbs. flour                        Step 6 — Use 8-inch flower           1 teaspoon vanilla                                                    Cream cheese frosting as        perature
   1/4 tsp. cinnamon                pot or bowl, and start and end          1 cup caramel ice cream                                           listed below                            1 1/2 cups cake flour
   1/4 tsp. ground ginger           with oreo/mixture/oreo/mix-         topping                                                                   Caramel topping, if desired         2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
   Microwave chocolate and          ture/oreo.                              Heat oven to 325°F. Make                                              Additional coarsely chopped         1/2 tsp. salt
butter in large microwavable                         Karen Sporner      dough as directed on cookie                                           pecans, if desired                        1 1/2 cups whole-milk
bowl until butter is melted. Stir                         St. Marys     pouch. Cover and refrigerate                                              Heat oven to 325°F. In 1-       ricotta cheese
with wire whisk until chocolate                                         about 1 hour or until firm.                                           quart heavy saucepan, stir to-          1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
is completely melted. Stir in         Easy-Crust dEssErt                    Meanwhile, make brownie              piNEapplE CakE               gether butter, whipping cream           3 large eggs
wine, vanilla and sugar until           2 cups saltine crackers (45)    mix as directed on box for             Beat 2 eggs                    and brown sugar. Cook over               1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
well blended. Stir in eggs and      crushed                             13x9-inch pan. Cool complete-          Add                            low heat, stirring occasionally,        1 orange, zested
yolk. Stir in flour and spices.         1 1/2 cups sugar                ly, about 1 hour.                      2 cups flour                   just until butter is melted. Pour       2 Tbs. fresh-squeezed or-
Pour batter evenly into 4 (6 oz.)       6 egg whites                        Wrap outside bottom and            20 oz. can crushed pineap-     into 2 (9- or 8-inch) round cake    ange juice
buttered custard cups. Place on         Beat egg whites till peaks      side of 9-inch springform pan       ple and juice                     pans; sprinkle evenly with 3/4          Preheat oven to 350°. Spry a
baking sheet. Bake in preheat-      form, adding the sugar gradu-       with foil to prevent leaking.          1 cup sugar                    cup pecans.
                                                                                                               1 cup brown sugar                                                  loaf pan with release. In a me-
ed 425°F oven 13 to 15 minutes.     ally. With spoon blend crushed      Spray inside bottom and side                                              In large bowl, beat cake
                                                                                                               2 tsp. baking soda                                                 dium bowl, combine the flour,
Let stand 1 minute. Carefully       crackers into the egg whites        of pan with cooking spray.                                            mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs
                                                                                                               Stir in 1 cup chopped wal-                                         baking powder and salt. Stir
loosen edged with knife. Invert     just till nicely coated.            Press cookie dough on bottom                                          and 1 teaspoon of the pumpkin
onto serving plates. Serve im-          Pour into a small cake pan      and 1/2 inch up sides of pan.       nuts.                                                                 to blend. Using a mixer, cream
                                                                                                                                              pie spice with electric mixer       the butter, ricotta and granulat-
mediately.                          or large pie plate. Bake 25 min-    Bake crust 13 to 15 minutes or         Grease pan and bake 45 to      on low speed until moistened.
                  Kathy Videtto     utes at 350°. Cool. Top with fa-    until set.                          50 minutes in 350° oven. Use a                                        ed sugar until light and fluffy,
                                                                                                                                              Beat 2 minutes on medium
                New Hampshire       vorite thickened berries. Top           Meanwhile, in large bowl,       bundt pan.                                                            about 3 minutes. With the ma-
                                                                                                                                              speed. Carefully spoon batter
                                    with Cool Whip when served.         beat cream cheese with elec-        Frosting                          over pecan mixture in each          chine running, add the eggs
     CaramEl CakE                                       Stella Woods    tric mixer on medium speed             Cream together 3 oz. cream     pan.                                1 at a time. Add the vanilla,
   Yellow cake mix                                    New Bethlehem     until fluffy. Gradually beat in     cheese and 1 1/4 cup butter.          Bake 43 to 45 minutes or        orange juice and orange zest
   Caramel ice cream topping                                            condensed milk until smooth.        Add 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 cups     until cake springs back when        until combined. Add the dry
   Snicker bars chopped in             miami BEaCh CakE                 Beat in eggs one at a time, just    powdered sugar.                   touched lightly in center. Cool     ingredients a small amount at
small pieces                            6 oz. chocolate chips           until blended. Stir in vanilla.                   Charlotte Iorfida   5 minutes; remove from pans to      a time, just until incorporated.
Bake cake as directed on box            1/2 cup graham cracker              Crumble 2 cups of cooled                             Brockway     cooling rack. Cool completely,      Pour batter into greased pan
in a 9x13 pan. Let cool com-        crumbs                              brownies into coarse crumbs.                                          about 1 hour.                       and bake for 45-50 minutes
pletely, then poke holes in cake        1/2 cup butter                  Fold into cream cheese mix-          piNEapplE CrEam piE              Cream cheese frosting               or until toothpick comes out
with a wooden spoon handle.             1 1/2 cup sugar                 ture. Pour over cookie dough           1 graham cracker pie crust         1 (8 oz.) pkg softened cream    clean. Let cool in pan for 10
Pour topping in holes, then             1/3 cup butter, melted          crust.                                 1 (8 oz. ) pkg. lite cream     cheese                              minutes then transfer to a rack
frost with peanut butter frost-         1/2 cup chopped walnuts             Bake 1 hour to 1 hour 10        cheese                                1 cup powdered sugar            to cool completely.
ing. Sprinkle Snickers pieces           2 cup sifted flour              minutes or until edge of cheese-       1 (8 oz.) tub lite Cool Whip       6 Tbs. softened butter or                           Kathy Videtto
over frosting.                          1 tsp. soda                     cake is set at least 2 inches          1 small box instant sugar-     margarine                                             New Hampshire
peanut butter frosting                  1 tsp. salt                     from edge of pan but center of      free vanilla pudding                  1 tsp. vanilla extract
   2/3 c. butter softened               2 eggs                          cheesecake still jiggles slightly      3 pkg. Splenda                     Stir remaining 1/2 teaspoon
   4 cups powdered sugar                1 tsp. vanilla                  when moved. Run small metal                                                                                 sugar CookiE piZZa
                                                                                                               1 can (15 oz.) lite crushed    pumpkin pie spice into frost-
   1 tsp. vanilla                       1 1/4 cup butter milk           spatula around edge of pan to       pineapple                                                                1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury re-
                                                                                                                                              ing.                                frigerated sugar cookies (this
   2-4 Tbs. milk (usually 2 for         1 cup heavy cream               loosen cheesecake. Turn oven           Drain pineapple and save           To assemble cake, place 1
spreading consistency)                  2 Tbs. sugar                    off; open oven door at least 4      juice. Add pineapple juice to                                         can be replaced with home-
                                                                                                                                              layer, praline side up, on serv-
   In a large bowl, beat butter         Grease and flour two 9-inch     inches. Let cheesecake remain       cream cheese, Splenda and                                             made sugar cookie dough)
                                                                                                                                              ing plate. Spread with half of
until light and fluffy. Gradu-      layer pans. Melt 1/3 cup choco-     in oven 30 minutes. Cool in pan     pudding. Beat until smooth.       the frosting. Top with second          1 package (8 oz) cream
ally add powdered sugar,            late chips; set aside. Combine      on cooling rack 30 minutes.         Fold in crushed pineapple, then   layer, praline side up; spread      cheese, softened
beating well. Beat in vanilla       crumbs and 1/3 cup melted           Refrigerate at least 8 hours or     Cool Whip. Pour into crust.       remaining frosting to edge of          1 tub of cool whip
and enough milk for desired         butter. Stir in walnuts and 2/3     overnight before serving. Cool      Can sprinkle chopped nuts on      layer. Drizzle with caramel            1/3 cup confectioners sugar
spreading consistency, then         cup chocolate chips. Set aside.     completely in pan on cooling        top. Cool and serve.              topping and additional pecans.         1/2 tsp. vanilla
add 3 Tbs. peanut butter and        Combine flour with soda and         rack 1 hour.                                              Dee McKee   Store loosely covered in refrig-       Any fruit(s) you want
beat well.                          salt. Cream 1/2 cup butter in           To serve, carefully run small                     Treasure Lake   erator.                                Preheat oven to 350°.
             JoAnn Zimmerman        large bowl. Gradually add 1/2       metal spatula along side of                                               Makes 16 servings                  Use a 12-inch round pan (or
                        DuBois      cup sugar. Cream until light        cheesecake to loosen. Remove                 haystaCks                                    Debbie Rhed     whatever you have) grease, and
                                    and fluffy. Add eggs one at a       foil and side of pan. In small         Mix together                                      Treasure Lake    press cookie down into the bot-
      philadElphia                  time, beating after each. Blend     microwaveable bowl, micro-             4 qt.. popped popcorn                                              tom to for the crust.
       CaramEl Nut                  in melted chocolate chips and       wave caramel topping uncov-            1 cup cut-up nuts, any kind        rhuBarB dEssErt                    Cook for about 20 minutes
       ChEEsECakE                   vanilla. At low speed add dry       ered on High 10 to 15 seconds          1 cup coconut                      Place 4 cups cut up rhubarb     (or until it’s light brown). Let
   2 cups graham cracker            ingredients, alternating with       until thoroughly heated. Top           1 heaping cup spiced gum-      in bottom of 9x13 pan. Sprinkle     cool for 30 minutes
crumbs                              milk and ending with dry in-        individual servings with cara-      drops                             1 cup sugar over rhubarb. Sift
   1 cup cocktail peanuts,          gredients. Mix well after each      mel topping. Store cheesecake                                                                                Whip       together     cream
                                                                                                               Cook together                  one dry white or yellow cake        cheese, cool whip, sugar and
crushed                             addition. Sprinkle with crumb       covered in refrigerator.               1 cup brown sugar              mix over rhubarb. Drizzle 1/3
   1 1/4 cup sugar, divided         mixture. Bake in 350° oven              Makes 16 servings                                                                                     vanilla. Spread topping on
                                                                                                               1 cup white Karo syrup         cup melted margarine over dry
   6 Tbs. butter, melted            35-40 minutes or until cake             *Can use chocolate chip                                                                               cooled cookie.
                                                                                                               1/2 cup water                  cake mix. Sprinkle 1 small box
   4 (8 oz.) cream cheese           springs back.                       cookie mix in place of pea-                                                                                  Arrange fruit.
                                                                                                               3/4 tsp. salt                  dry strawberry jello over all.
   2 tsp. vanilla                       Beat cream with 2 Tbs. sug-     nut butter and use chocolate           1 tsp. margarine                                                                       Debbie Rhed
                                                                                                                                                  Last, pour (as evenly as pos-
   1 cup sour cream                 ar until stiff and fill and frost   chips in the mix in place of the       Cook until softball stage.     sible) 1 cup hot water over all.                      Treasure Lake
   4 eggs, beaten                   sides of cake. Keep layer sides     brownies.                           Pour over popcorn mixture         Bake at 350° for 50 minutes.
   1/4 cup caramel ice cream        up. Cool and refrigerate.               *Make sure you allow the        and press into pan. Cool; cut                          Dee McKee
topping                                           Linda Heatherdale     cookie mix (crust) to cool          into squares.                                       Treasure Lake
   Mix crumbs, 1/2 cup nuts,                           Treasure Lake    completely prior to pouring the                         Dee McKee
1/4 cup sugar and butter. Press                                         cheesecake mix into it.                              Treasure Lake     mom’s riCE puddiNg
in 9x13 pan. Bake 10 minutes               oatmEal piE                      *Make this a day or two                                             1/4 cup rice
in 350° oven.                          3 eggs, well beaten              ahead, it’s easier to get out of       praliNE-pumpkiN                  3 cups milk, bring to boil
   Meanwhile beat cream                2/3 cup light Karo               the pan.                                        CakE                    Add 4 eggs (beaten)
cheese, remaining sugar (1             1 cup brown sugar                                    Debbie Rhed        1/2 cup butter or margarine      1/2 cup sugar (continue to
cup) and vanilla with mixer            1/4 cup water                                       Treasure Lake       1/4 cup whipping cream         mix)
until well blended. Add sour           2 Tbs. butter
cream. Mix well. Add eggs one          2/3 cup coconut                    pEaChEs aNd CrEam
at a time, beating after each          1 tsp. vanilla                           ChEEsECakE
just until blended. Pour over          2/3 cup oatmeal                     2 cups graham cracker
crust. Bake at 350° for 35 min-        1 unbaked pie crust              crumbs
utes or until center is almost         Bake at 350° for 30-35 min-         6 Tbs. butter, melted
set. Cool completely. Refriger-     utes.                                  1 cup sugar, divided
ate 4 hours.                                          Clara Miller         4 (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese
   Top with caramel topping                              Brookville        1 pkg. (3 oz.) peach jello
and nuts. Keep in refrigerator.                                            1 can (15 oz.) sliced peaches,
             JoAnn Zimmerman          miNi orEo surprisE                drained and chopped
                        DuBois               CupCakEs                      1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
                                       1 pkg. chocolate cake mix        in refrigerator
        auNt ruth’s                    1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese,        Mix graham cracker crumbs,
    CraNBErry CakE                  softened                            butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Press
  With ButtEr sauCE                    1 egg                            onto bottom of 9x13 pan. Re-
    2 Tbs. butter                      2 Tbs. sugar                     frigerate while preparing fill-
    1 cup sugar                        48 mini Oreo bite size choc-     ing.
    1 tsp. vanilla                  olate cookies                          Beat Neufchatel cheese and
    2 cups flour                       1 1/2 cups thawed Cool           remaining sugar (3/4 cup) in
    3 tsp. baking powder            Whip                                large bowl with mixer until
    1/2 tsp. salt                      Preheat oven to 350°. Pre-       blended. Add dry jello, mix
    1 cup milk                      pare cake batter as directed on     well. Stir in peaches and Cool
    2 cups fresh cranberries        package; set aside.                 Whip. Spoon over crust. Re-
    Cream butter and sugar.            Beat cream cheese, egg           frigerate at least 4 hours.
Beat in vanilla.                    and sugar until well blended.                    JoAnn Zimmerman
    Sift dry ingredients; add       Spoon cake batter into 24 muf-                                DuBois
alternately with milk into          fin cups, filling each about 1/2
creamed mixture.                    full. Top each with about 1 12         pEaCh Custard piE
    Grease and flour 8-inch or      tsp. cream cheese mixture and          Ready made pie shell, bot-
9-inch pan. Bake at 400° for 35     cookie; cover evenly with re-       tom only
minutes. Can serve warm.            maining batter.                        Mix 3/4 cup sugar with one
sauce                                  Bake 19-22 minutes or until      egg — mix with fork.
    1/2 cup butter or oleo          wooden toothpick comes out             Add 1 small can (5 oz.) Car-
    1 cup sugar                     clean. Cool 5 minutes before        nation evaporated milk and 1/4
    1/2 cup canned milk             removing from pans to cool.         cup water — mix with fork.
    Melt butter, blend in sugar,    Once cool, top with a dollop of        Pour over bottom pie shell.
stir in milk. Follow this order     Cool Whip just before serving.      Add sliced peaches — no top
or it will curdle. Simmer 3 or      These can be stored tightly in      crust.
4 minutes. I like to double this    fridge for up to 3 days.               Bake at 425° for 40 min-
sauce, as we like lots of sauce.                       Debbie Rhed      utes.
              Linda Heatherdale                       Treasure Lake        Put aluminum foil around
                   Treasure Lake                                        pie crust rim or use pie crust
                                         pEaNut ButtEr                  saver. This prevents the crust
      dirt dEssErt                  BroWNiE ChEEsECakE                  from burning.
  Step 1 — 2 (1 lb.) pkg. oreo         1 pouch (1 1b. 1.5 oz) peanut                       Sally Wells
cookies, crushed and set aside      butter cookie mix                                    Curwensville
                                                                                                                            JEFFERSONIAN DEMORAT, Brookville, PA. Thursday, February 4, 011                     




                                                                                                                Soups and Salads
                                                                           CraNBErry salad                      Reduce to low heat.                           salad                  Add vegetables: toss to coat.
                                                                           2 (12 oz.) bags of cranber-          Add cream cheese.                    1/2 lb. fresh green beans,      Serve warm or cold. Makes 9
                                                                        ries                                    Heat, stirring frequently,       cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces          servings.
                                                                           2 cups white sugar                until cheese melts.                     1 large whole garlic bulb                       Debbie Rhed
                                                                           1 cup water                          *I only used regular black           2 pounds small red pota-                       Treasure Lake
                                                                           Boil the berries in the sugar     pepper and regular salt in my       toes, quartered
                                                                        and water until they pop.            soup, but you can probably play         2 medium sweet red pep-              CashEW, shrimp
                                                                           Add 1 large package of red        around and use what works for       pers cut into large chunks                 aNd pEa salad
                                                                        Jello — either cherry or rasp-       you. You can add carrots and            2 green onions, sliced          dill dressing
                                                                        berry.                               broccoli for color to this soup.        1/4 cup chicken broth               1/4 cup light mayonnaise
                                                                           Cool and add 1 large can of          This soup takes about 20             1/4 cup balsamic vinegar            1/4 cup light sour cream
                                                                        crushed pineapple                    minutes to prepare.                     2 Tbs. olive oil                    1 Tbs. lemon juice
                                                                           Pour into serving dishes.                            Debbie Rhed          2 tsp. sugar                        1 Tbs. dill
                                                                            This recipe was a favorite                        Treasure Lake          1 tsp. minced fresh rose-       salad
                                                                        of Emily’s grandmother, Fran-                                            mary or 1/4 teaspoon dried              1 1/2 cups roasted unsalted
                                                                        ces Browning of Brookville.                  potato soup                 rosemary, crushed                   cashews
                                                                        “She used to make it at the              5-6 white potatoes, cubed           1/2 teaspoon salt                   1 (16. oz.) pkg. frozen baby
                                                                        holidays,” Emily said.                   1 small onion, chopped              In a large saucepan bring 6     peas, defrosted and drained
                                                                                      Emily Jo Straitiff         2 cups water                    cups water to a boil. Add beans;        1 cup thinly sliced red on-
                                                                                                Clarion          1 1/2 tsp. salt                 bring to a boil. Cover and cook
                                                                                                                                                                                     ions
                                                                                                                                                 for 3 minutes. Drain and im-
                                                                                                                 dash of pepper                                                          2 large celery stalks cut into
SIMPLE, BUT TASTY — Marlene Johnson-Pierce, nutri-                                                                                               mediately place beans in ice
                                                                             paNEra’s CrEam                      1/2 tsp. parsley                                                    thin slices
tion education advisor for Penn State Cooperative Exten-                                                                                         water; drain, pat and dry.
                                                                                   ChEEsE                        2 chicken bouillon                                                      1 lb. small shrimp, peeled,
sion in Jefferson County, offers practical tips on how to                                                                                            Remove papery outer skin
                                                                               potato soup                       Combine and cook for 25                                             deveined and cooked
stretch your food dollars while preparing nutritious meals                                                                                       from garlic (do not peel or
                                                                            4 cups chicken broth             minutes. At same time, cook 6       separate cloves). Cut top off           Salt and pepper to taste
for your family. (Submitted photo)                                          1/4 cup minced onion             slices of bacon, then crumble                                               8 large butter lettuce leaves,
                                                                                                                                                 garlic bulb. Place cut side up in
                                                                            4 cups peeled and cubed          when done and set aside. After                                          chilled and rinsed

Soup for supper
                                                                                                                                                 a greased 15 x 10 inch x 1 inch
                                                                        potatoes                             25 minutes combine 1 cup of         baking pan. Add the potatoes,           Prepare the dressing by
                                                                            1/2 tsp. seasoning salt          milk with 3 Tbs. of flour. Blend    red peppers, onions and beans.      mixing all ingredients in a me-
                                                                            1/2 tsp. white pepper            into soup above. Let it simmer;     Drizzle with broth. Bake un-        dium bowl. Set in refrigerator.
    BROOKVILLE — Mar-               less. You can vary the types of         1/4 tsp. ground red pepper       it will thicken. Slowly add one     covered at 400 degrees for 30-          In a large bowl, combine
lene Johnson-Pierce, Jefferson      canned beans you use, or cook           1 ( 8 oz.) package cream         more cup of milk and simmer         40 minutes or until garlic is       the cashews, peas, red onions,
County’s nutrition education        dry beans, rehydrating them         cheese, cut into chunks              till soup is hot. Serve with ba-    softened.                           celery and shrimp; toss to mix.
advisor from Penn State Coop-       for an inexpensive meal. You            Combine broth, potatoes,         con on top. May also add shred-         Remove garlic and set it        Line a plate with lettuce leaves
erative Extension, frequently       can use fresh tomatoes, which       onion, and spices.                   ded cheddar cheese or both, or      aside. Bake vegetables 30-35        to form a pocket or bowl. Spoon
conducts classes about keeping      would lower the sodium; add             Boil on medium heat until        any favorite topping.               minutes longer or until ten-        the salad into the center of the
food safe, nutrition and stretch-   fresh chili peppers or canned       potatoes are tender.                                      Sally Wells    der. Cool for 10-15 minutes.        leaves. Toss more cashews on
ing your food dollars for those     Mexican-style tomatoes to in-           Smash a few of the potatoes                          Curwensville    Squeeze softened garlic into a      top. Serve.
with limited resources. “We         crease the heat. Remember, if       to release their starch for thick-                                       large bowl. Stir in the vinegar,                       Kathy Videtto
teach the practical skills and      you need to cut down on so-         ening.                                   roastEd potato                  oil, sugar, rosemary, and salt.                      New Hampshire
support families, especially        dium, use frozen vegetables.
those with young children,          Canned vegetables are much
need to change their eating be-
haviors and discover a healthier
lifestyle,” she said. Emphasis is
                                    higher in sodium. Rinsing your
                                    canned vegetables and beans
                                    will help lower the sodium in
                                                                                                     Meats, Poultry and Fish
placed on “planning and pre-        your recipes.
paring tasty, healthy meals and        Following is Marlene’s reci-
using food stamps and other                                                   ChiCkEN diaNE                       ChiCkEN BrEast                 ing water and remaining salt        to crock pot, top with hot dogs,
                                    pe for Minestrone Soup, which
resources wisely.” Youth pro-                                               4 large boneless, skinless            With suN-driEd                 and pepper. Serve sauce over        then cheese.
                                    makes eight one-cup servings.
grams are also available.               miNEstroNE soup                 chicken breasts                       tomato ChilE sauCE                 chicken.                               Cook until cheese is melt-
    Many times her classes             2 tsp. cooking oil                   2 Tbs. light vegetable oil          1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes,                     Kathy Videtto        ed and stir into beans and hot
include what she calls “Go-            1 onion, chopped                     4 Tbs. chopped green on-         coarsely chopped                                 New Hampshire          dogs.
To” recipes. “You know what            2 or 3 large garlic cloves,      ions                                    1 dried chile pepper coarse-                                            Continue to cook in slower
I mean — the ones that you          minced*                                 Juice of 1/2 lime                ly chopped, hot or sweet pep-                                           cooker until hot and bubbly.
know by heart, make often and          2 (14.5 oz.) cans low sodium         2 Tbs. brandy                    per                                                                        Serve over hot dog buns or
every likes,” she said.             chicken broth                           4 Tbs. chopped fresh pars-          1/2 cup boiling water                                                tortilla chips.
    One of her favorites is Min-       1 (16 oz.) can stewed or         ley                                     4 boneless skinless chicken                                                            Tracie Grimm
estrone Soup, which is made         diced tomatoes                          2 tsp. Dijon mustard             breasts, halved                                                                            Curwensville
without meat. “You can have            1 (16 oz.) can kidney beans,         1/4 cup chicken broth               3/4 tsp. salt, divided
this one on the table in about      drained and rinsed                      2 Tbs. butter                       2 Tbs. olive oil, divided                                                     piNk salmoN
30 minutes,” she said. “To             1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen veg-          Salt and pepper to taste            1/2 cup minced shallots                                                 2 eggs
lower the cost, I buy canned        etables or 1 1/4 cups fresh veg-        Place each chicken breast           4 garlic cloves, minced                sloW CookEr                      Pinch of salt
tomatoes, canned beans and          etables, peeled and chopped         between 2 sheets of waxed pa-           4 Tbs. chopped fresh basil                Chili dogs                    1 Tbs. flour
frozen vegetables when they            1 tsp. dried basil, oregano or   per. Pound breast until 1/4 inch        1 cup heavy whipping                1 lb. hot dogs                      1 pkg. saltine crackers
are on sale. I keep a price book    Italian seasoning                   thick. Sprinkle with salt and        cream                                  2 cans chili beans                  1 can salmon, diced
so I know a good price and try         1/2 cup uncooked pasta,          pepper. Put 1 Tbs. of oil 1 Tbs.        Soak sun-dried tomatoes             2 cups shredded cheddar             Mix all ingredients, add
never to buy full price. I en-      such as rotini, macaroni or         butter in a large skillet over       and chile in boiling water for      cheese                              milk if it’s too thick. Fry in
joy making soup and it always       small shells                        medium heat. Add the chicken         20 minutes. Drain, reserving           1 pk. hot dog buns               skillet.
tastes so good, especially when        *If preferred, use 1/2 tsp.      and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes.        1/4 cup soaking water. Sprin-          1 bag tortilla chips, any fla-                      Clara Miller
the days turn cooler. Soup is a     garlic powder and add with          Remove and keep warm. To             kle chicken with 1/2 tsp. salt      vor                                                      Brookville
one-dish meal, fast and easy to     other seasonings.                   the juices in the skillet, add       and pepper. Heat 1 Tbs. oil in         Drain chili beans and add            (Continued on next page)
prepare.”                              Wash hands. Heat oil in          the green onions, lime juice,        large skillet over medium heat
    She said that “the variations   large sauce pan. Sauté onion        brandy, parsley and mustard.         until hot. Cook chicken 8 to
for Minestrone Soup are end-        and garlic. Add broth, toma-        Cook for 1 minute, whisking          10 minutes or until browned,
                                    toes, beans, vegetables and         constantly. Stir in broth, stir-     turning once. Remove chicken,
                                    seasonings. Stir to mix. Bring      ring until smooth, then add the      cover loosely with foil. Heat
                                    to boil on medium high heat.        rest of the butter and oil. Add      remaining 1 Tbs. oil in same
                                    Stir in pasta. Reduce the heat      the chicken again, just to warm      skillet. Cook and stir sun-dried
                                    to medium low. Simmer about         up. Place the chicken on serv-       tomatoes, chile, shallots, garlic
                                    20 minutes, until the pasta is      ing plate and spoon sauce over       and basil for 4 minutes. Add
                                    tender.                             them.                                cream, stirring to scrape up
                                       Serving suggestions: Make                                             any browned bits from bottom
                                    a batch and freeze individual                         Kathy Videtto      of skillet. Simmer until thick-
                                    portions to take for lunch at                       New Hampshire        ened. Stir in reserved soak-
                                    work. Another idea: After you
                                    have reheated the soup and are
                                    ready to serve, add a tablespoon
Simple tips                         or two of shredded cheese.
                                       This recipe can be doubled
for healthier                       for a crowd.
                                       Anyone who would like
cooking                             more information about these
                                    programs offered by Penn
   Try these tips when prepar-
                                    State Cooperative Extension
ing your favorite recipes for
                                    can contact Marlene at 849-
your family:
                                    7361 or by e-mail at mju10@
   reduce sodium (salt) to          psu.edu.
help prevent water retention
and high blood pressure. Sea-
son meals with a few grains of
course sea salt instead of cook-
ing with salt.
   Enjoy good fats. Reap the
rewards of olive oil, avocados,
salmon, walnuts, flaxseed and
other mono-unsaturated fats.
Research shows that the fat
from these delicious sources
protects your body against
heart disease by controlling
bad LDL cholesterol levels and
raising good HDL cholesterol
levels.
   Fiber up. Avoid constipa-
tion, lower the risk of chronic
diseases and feel fuller longer
by increasing fiber intake.
   Cook smart. The best way
to prepare veggies is by steam-
ing or sautéing in olive oil — it
preserves nutrients. Forget
boiling — it leeches nutrients.
    Five colors. Take a tip from
Japanese food culture and try
to include five colors on your
plate. Fruits and veggies rich
in color correspond to rich nu-
trients. Think: Blackberries,
melons, yams, spinach, tomato,
zucchini.
4    JEFFERSONIAN DEMORAT, Brookville, PA. Thursday, February 4, 011




                           Meats, Poultry and Fish
        CraB CakEs                  let, heat oil over medium heat.      longer pink. Stir in chili sauce,      both sides until no longer pink,
   1/3 cup mayonnaise or salad      Cook patties in oil about 10         Worcestershire sauce, salt and         about 5 minutes.
dressing                            minutes, gently turning once,        pepper. Cook covered on low            spicy Blueberry relish
   1 large egg                      until golden brown and hot           heat for 10 minutes. Serve on              1/2 cup sugar
   1 1/4 cups soft bread crumbs     in center. Reduce heat if crab       hamburger rolls.                           1 tsp. lemon juice
(about 2 slices bread)              cakes become brown too                                 Kathy Videtto            1 large orange, juiced
   1 tsp. ground mustard            quickly.                                            New Hampshire               1 lime, juiced
   1/4 tsp. salt                        Makes 6 servings                                                            1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
   1/4 tsp. ground red pepper                          Debbie Rhed           turkEy sausagE                         1 cinnamon stick
(cayenne), if desired                                 Treasure Lake              With spiCy                         1 tsp. crushed red pepper
   1/8 tsp. pepper                                                          BluEBErry rElish                    flakes
   2 medium green onions,                   sloppy tom                              (delicious)
                                                                                                                    1 cup roasted walnuts
chopped (2 Tbs.)                       2 Tbs. vegetable oil                 1 1/2 lb. ground turkey
                                                                                                                    2 lb. fresh blueberries
   3 cans (6 oz each) crab             1 medium onion, chopped              2 cloves garlic, minced
                                                                                                                    2 Tbs. balsamic vinegar.
meat, well drained, cartilage          1 green bell pepper,                 1/4 cup chopped parsley
                                    chopped                                 1 tsp. salt and black pepper            Put sugar in heavy skil-
removed and flaked
   1/4 cup plain bread crumbs          2 garlic cloves, minced              1/2 tsp. thyme                      let, add lemon juice. Stir until
   2 Tbs. vegetable oil                2 lb. ground turkey                  1/2 tsp. ground ginger              smooth. Stir in other juices and
   In medium bowl, mix may-            1 (12 oz.) jar chili sauce           1/2 tsp. nutmeg                     spices cook for 5 minutes. Fold
onnaise and egg with wire              2 Tbs. Worcestershire                1/2 tsp. dried red pepper           in blueberries and walnuts,
whisk. Stir in remaining in-        sauce                                flakes                                 stirring to coat with sugar.        Refreshing fruit salad is perfect with any meal.
gredients except plain bread           Salt and pepper to taste             2 Tbs. vegetable oil                Cook over low heat until half
crumbs and oil. Shape mixture
into 6 patties, about 3 inches
                                       Hamburger rolls
                                       Heat oil in large skillet.
                                                                            Gently combine all ingre-
                                                                         dients except oil; do not over
                                                                                                                of berries pop. Remove from
                                                                                                                heat and add balsamic vinegar.      A peach of a fruit salad
in diameter (mixture will be        Add onion, bell pepper and           mix. Cover and refrigerate 1           Serve at room temp with tur-           “Who knew that peach pie filling tasted so good when stirred
moist). Coat each patty with        garlic; cook until soft. Add         hour. Shape turkey mixture             key sausage.                        into a bowl of sliced fruit - kiwi, bananas, grapes, and strawber-
plain bread crumbs.                 turkey. Cook and break apart         into 3-inch patties. Heat oil in                          Kathy Videtto    ries? Makes eight very generous servings.”
   In 12-inch nonstick skil-        with wooden spoon until no           large skillet. Brown patties on                         New Hampshire      ingredients
                                                                                                                                                       1 pint strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced
                                                                                                                                                       1 pound seedless grapes, halved

                                                    Casseroles                                                                                         3 kiwis, peeled and sliced
                                                                                                                                                       3 bananas, sliced
                                                                                                                                                       1 (21 oz.) can peach pie filling
                                                                                                                                                    directions
  alFiE’s BEEF o’BriEN                 2 cups cubed cooked chick-        cooking for at least 30 minutes.                                              In a large bowl, combine the strawberries, grapes, kiwis, and
                                                                                                                Stir turkey, wild rice and orzo     bananas. Gently mix in peaches. Chill for 1 hour before serving.
          CassErolE                 en or turkey                         Check potatoes with fork to de-        into vegetable mixture. Spray a
                                                                         termine “doneness.”                                                           Other tasty recipes are available at allrecipes.com.
    2 lb. ground beef                  1 small can mushrooms,                                                   2 qt. casserole dish with cook-
    1 (10 1/2 oz.) can cream of     drained                                 Then pour beaten eggs               ing spray. Spoon mixture into
chicken soup                           1 to 1 1/2 cups vegetable of      around ingredients. Arrange            dish and sprinkle with cheese.
    1 (10 1/2 oz.) can cream of
mushroom soup
    1 (28 oz.) bag Ore Ida Pota-
                                    choice, cooked or left over (as-
                                    paragus works well or peas)
                                       1 jar prepared alfredo sauce
                                                                         meat strips in a spoke-fash-
                                                                         ion. Sprinkle with some more
                                                                         cheese to suit.
                                                                                                                Bake for 30 minutes.
                                                                                                                                  Kathy Videtto
                                                                                                                               New Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                                   Vegetables
toes O’Brien                           1 box (2 sheets) puff pastry         Cover and cook on MEDI-
    1 1/2 cups grated cheddar       sheets                               UM heat another 6 –10 min-                 VEgEtaBlE stEW                         BakEd CorN                     1/2 cup pitted dates, coarse-
cheese                                 1/2 cup milk                      utes.                                     2 medium onions                     1 can creamed corn              ly chopped
    Brown ground beef in skil-         Cooking spray                        Cut into slices (similar to            3 crushed garlic cloves             4 soda crackers, crushed           Salt and pepper
let. Add both soups and mix            Salt and pepper                   pie slices) to serve.                     2 medium potatoes (small            2 Tbs. all-purpose flour           Preheat oven to 425°. Even-
with spoon. Put mix in 3-quart         Remove pastry from box               This is one of my favorite          chunks)                                1 Tbs. butter                   ly spread the cauliflower on a
casserole dish. Put cheese over     and let thaw till easy to unfold     recipes, as well as anyone else                                               2 tsp. sugar                    baking sheet and season with
                                                                                                                   3 carrots
mixture; put potatoes on top.       (about 20 minutes).                  who tastes it. It is a skillet dish,                                          2 tsp. baking powder
                                                                                                                   2 stalks celery                                                     salt and pepper. Put in oven
    Bake at 350°. For 30 to 35         Combine chicken, mush-            but it is best accompanied by a                                               1/2 cup milk
                                                                                                                   2 medium (small) zucchini                                           and roast, tossing once with a
minutes.                            rooms, vegetable and 1/4 jar         vegetable; for example, served                                                1 egg
                                                                                                                   1 stalk fresh broccoli                                              wooden spoon, about 20 min-
    Note: Add salt and pepper       of alfredo sauce in a bowl. Salt     with green beans or salad.                                                    Dash of salt
                                                                                            Kevin Hudock           3 fresh tomatoes                                                    utes. Put the butter in a small
while browning ground beef to       and pepper to taste.                                                                                               Spray small cake pan or
                                                                                                                   1 eggplant (diced)                                                  skillet over medium heat. Once
your taste.                            Unfold pastry sheets. Place                                  DuBois                                          pie plate with favorite cooking
        Marlene Kammerdiener        1 pastry sheet on sprayed                                                      3 Tbs. tomato paste                                                 melted, add the pine nuts and
                                                                                                                   3 Tbs. molasses                  spray. Mix all ingredients and     cook, stirring often until they
                      Templeton     cookie sheet. Place filling                   tomato piE                                                        bake at 350° for 1 hour. I usu-
                                    evenly on pastry sheet, leav-            1 (9-inch) baked pie shell            1 tsp. dill weed                                                    are lightly browned. Add garlic
                                                                                                                   1/2 cup burgundy                 ally double this recipe.           and dates and cook until soft;
     BroCColi shrimp                ing 1/2 inch clean edge. Place           3 large tomatoes, sliced 1/2-                                                               Sally Wells
           alFrEdo                  other sheet on top and crimp         inch thick                                Salt and pepper                                                     season with salt. Transfer hot
                                                                                                                                                                       Curwensville    cauliflower to serving dish and
    Ready in 30 minutes or less     edges together. Cut 4-6 slits in         Salt and pepper to taste              Sauté in 1 tsp. butter. Cook
    1 package (16 oz.) fettuc-      the top and spray lightly with           2 Tbs. chopped basil               and simmer over low heat 20                                            drizzle the pine nut mixture
                                                                                                                                                      CraNBErry-glaZEd                 over and toss. Serve warm.
cine                                cooking spray. Bake at 400°              1/2 lb. Swiss cheese               minutes or cook in crock pot. I
                                                                                                                                                              Carrots                                    Kathy Videtto
    1 lb. uncooked medium           for 25-27 minutes, until golden          2 medium onions, sliced            do mine in a crockpot; good on
                                                                                                                                                       1 1/2 lb. thinly sliced car-                   New Hampshire
shrimp, peeled and deveined         brown. Cool slightly and cut         into very thin rings                   a cold night.
                                                                                                                                                    rots
(can substitute chicken for         into squares.                            1/2 cup grated Parmesan                           Charlotte Iorfida       2 Tbs. olive oil
shrimp)                                While baking, heat remain-        cheese                                                      Brockway                                              sWEEt aNd sour
                                                                                                                                                       1/2 cup no-sugar cranberry
    3 garlic cloves, minced         ing alfredo sauce and 1/2 cup            Preheat the oven to 350 de-                                                                                         Carrots
                                                                                                                                                    juice
    1/3 cup butter or margarine     milk to thin a little. Use sauce     grees. Line the pie shell with                                                                                   1 lb. carrots, sliced into 1/8
                                                                                                                                                       3/4 tsp. cumin
                                                                                                                                                                                       inch rounds
                                                                                                                   Handy
    1 package (8 oz.) cream         to pour over baked strudel.          half of the tomato slices. Sprin-                                             1/8 tsp. cinnamon
cheese                                                 Mary Gerber       kle with salt, pepper and basil.                                              4 Tbs. chopped parsley             1 green pepper, seeded and
    1 cup milk                                                  Sigel    Layer half the Swiss cheese on                                                Cook the thinly sliced car-     chopped
    1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
Cheese                                       CorNBrEad
                                                                         top of the tomatoes, cover with
                                                                         sliced onions. Repeat the lay-             Home                            rots in a skillet with olive oil
                                                                                                                                                    until just soft. Add cranberry
                                                                                                                                                                                          1 bunch green onions, tops
                                                                                                                                                                                       included

                                                                                                                   Helpers
    1 package (10 oz.) frozen                CassErolE                   ers, starting with the tomatoes.                                           juice, cumin and cinnamon.            1 (10 3/4 oz.) can tomato
broccoli florets                        1 can creamed corn, und-         Sprinkle the top of the pie with                                           Cook for another 5 minutes.        soup
    1/2 tsp.. salt                  rained                               Parmesan cheese. Bake until                                                Sprinkle with parsley and             1/2 cup cider vinegar
    Dash pepper                         1 can regular kernel corn,       bubbly. Serve hot.                                                         sprinkle of salt.                     1/4 cup vegetable oil
    Cook fettuccine according       undrained                                              Kathy Videtto                                                              Kathy Videtto       1/4 cup sugar
to package direction. Mean-             2 eggs, beaten                                   New Hampshire            paNtry plaNt Food                                 New Hampshire         1 Tbs. dry mustard
while, in a large skillet, sauté        1 cup sour cream                                                            1 tsp. baking powder                                                  Salt and pepper to taste
the shrimp and garlic in butter         1/2 stick margarine, melted         turkEy, Wild riCE                       1 tsp. Epsom salt                          roastEd                    Cook the carrots in boiling
until shrimp turn pink. Remove          1 box Jiffy cornbread mix         aNd orZo CassErolE                        1 tsp. salt peter                      CauliFloWEr                 water until crisp-tender; drain
and keep warm. In the same              Mix together. Pour in                2 Tbs. butter                          1/2 tsp. ammonia                        With datEs                 and set aside. In same pan over
skillet, combine the cream          greased glass pan and bake at            1 medium red bell pepper,              Stir together and mix with 1           aNd piNE Nuts               medium heat, place all other
cheese, milk and Parmesan           350° for 1 hour, until cornbread     chopped                                gallon warm water. Water with          1 large head cauliflower, cut   ingredients and bring to boil.
cheese; cook until cheeses are      is raised and brown.                     8 oz. sliced fresh mush-           this in place of regular water-     into florets (about 8 cups)        As soon as it boils, pour over
melted and smooth.                                       Dee McKee       rooms                                  ing every 4 to 6 weeks; is very        4 Tbs. butter                   carrots and serve.
    Place broccoli in a saucepan                      Treasure Lake          1/2 cup onions, chopped            good for house plants.                 1/3 cup pine nuts                                 Kathy Videtto
with 1 inch of water. Bring to                                               3 Tbs. flour                                            Clara Miller      1 clove garlic, minced                          New Hampshire
a boil. Reduce heat; cover and             gErmaN piZZa                      1 cup turkey broth                                        Brookville
simmer for 6-8 minutes or un-           Prepare in a 12” skillet with        1 cup half and half or 2%
til tender. Drain. Stir broccoli,   lid.                                 milk                                          play dough
shrimp, salt, and pepper into           Prep time: 10 minutes; cook          3/4 tsp. salt                         2 cups flour
cheese sauce; heat through.         time: Approximately 1 hour.              3 cups shredded cooked                2 Tbs. powdered alum
Drain fettuccine; top with          ingredients                          turkey                                    1/2 tsp. salt
shrimp mixture. Yield: 4 serv-          6 medium potatoes, sliced            1 1/2 cups cooked wild rice           In another bowl mix
ings.                               thin (prefer with skin on)               1 1/2 cups cooked orzo                1 cup boiling water
                    Debbie Rhed         1 onion, sliced into strips      pasta                                     3 Tbs. vegetable oil
                   Treasure Lake        1 can Spam (or any luncheon          1 cup grated parmesan                 Food coloring
                                    meat), sliced: cut 3 slices into a   cheese                                    Add to dry ingredients; mix
    CaBBagE mEdlEy                  total of 12 strips; cube remain-         Melt butter in large skillet.      well.
   1/2 small head green cab-        ing slices                           Cook bell pepper, mushrooms                              Clara Miller
bage                                    3 or 4 eggs, beaten              and onions 5 minutes or until                              Brookville
   1/2 pkg. egg noodles                 ? cup butter or margarine        soft. Sprinkle flour over veg-
   Sweet pepper (red or or-                                              etables, stir to blend. Stir in
ange)                                   ? to 1 cup shredded cheese       broth, half and half and salt.
   1 can chicken broth                  Salt/pepper to taste             Bring to just a simmer, stir un-
   Small onion                          2 tsp. dill weed (to taste)      til mixture thickens. Remove
   Pepper Jack cheese                   Prepare potatoes and onion.      from heat. Heat oven to 350°.
   Start cooking noodles. In            Melt butter/margarine in
large skillet add the broth. Cut    skillet at medium heat.
cabbage in half, using one of           As butter melts, prepare
the halves. Lay on cut side. Us-    luncheon meat. Set aside the
ing large knife starting at edge,   strips for later.
cut thin strips until all of the        When butter is melted form
half is used. Steam in the broth    one layer of potatoes, onion
with 1/4 of the pepper cut in       and cubed meat. Sprinkle with
thin strips, plus sliced onion,     sal/pepper, dill weed and some
according to your likeness,         shredded cheese to suit
15-20minutes. Drain noodles,            Repeat Step 4 for second
add to cabbage mix, toss with       layer.
butter and Pepper Jack shred-           Cover, and cook on me-
ded cheese. Serve. Add cooked       dium heat for 5 –10 minutes.
meat for complete meal.             (A relatively “high” heat such
   Variation: Before serving        as MEDIUM is desirable to
top with cashews.                   form a crispiness on the bot-
                   Stella Woods     tom. Practice may be required
                 New Bethlehem      to determine best method and
                                    temperature.)
     ChiCkEN strudEl                    Then lower heat to continue
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   Every good cook has one           learning process!”                      Mrs. Simkins’ Cooking with
or two (or more!) cookbooks              Good Home Baking offers         Mrs Simkins offers a wealth of
packed full of her favorite          the many benefits of cooking        tips and advice—prior to start-
recipes. Cooking experts Di-         at home. Not only is it often       ing the cooking process—to
ana Peacock and Mrs. Sim-            less expensive to bake popular      establish a foundation for good
kins have released several new       items such as cakes, scones,        cooking practices, regard-
books packed full of exciting        and muffins at home, but also it    less of the level of expertise.
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novice and expert alike.             a way of life.                      breakfast, lunch, and dinner
   Diana Peacock has over 30             Countless cookbooks fea-        recipes for daily consumption,
years of experience feeding a        ture scores of recipes; how-        as well as for the holidays and
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to children and in schools and       less than ideal for beginners.      fers recipes that are destined
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are Good Home Baking, Good           for all of her readers. For ex-     how eggs are cooked, that isn’t
Home Cooking and Good                ample, in her possible ingredi-     necessarily the case. Indeed,
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   Mrs. Simkins, who writes          She then proceeds to describe       for fried eggs, fried egg sand-
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In fact, the author dedicates        recipes. It provides crystal-       and more that can be made in        along with her detail-oriented       Home Cooking stands alone, as       offers variations as well. For
all of chapter one to “Baking        clear instructions and her reci-    less than thirty minutes. Mrs.      recipes. Author of Good Home         it outlines everything you need     example, one of her recipes
Basics.” Peacock emphasizes          pes are easy to follow for those    Simkins also provides useful        Baking and Good Home Pre-            to know in a clear manner so        teaches how to make “Lemon
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learning process. She states,        I recommend this to all baking      avoid overeating.                   guide for healthier eating hab-      ginner or advanced, can benefit     Notes,” she tells readers that,
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                                                                                                             economical, but also can be an       home, or even new brides who        the best possible tea time expe-
Sweet drinks for low-sugar diets                                                                             enjoyable process for the whole
                                                                                                             family. Peacock admits that
                                                                                                                                                  are learning to cook. Good
                                                                                                                                                  Home Cooking is the perfect
                                                                                                                                                                                      rience is apparent in her efforts
                                                                                                                                                                                      to help them avoid common
                                                                                                             good home cooking, especially        kitchen companion; it will          pitfalls.
  straWBErry shakE                                                       yogurt                              for those who have made a cul-       teach you to love food and love         Mrs. Simkins’ semi-nar-
    1/2 c. skim milk                                                         1 cup ice cubes (10 to 12)      ture out of eating out, might        preparing it.                       rative writing style is most
    1/2 c. plain low-fat yogurt                                              1/2 cup Equal® Spoonful*        seem initially daunting; how-             Tea with Mrs Simkins           refreshing and user friendly.
    1/2 c. frozen unsweetened                                                1/2 teaspoon almond extract     ever, she adamantly points out               by Mrs. Simkins             Readers will appreciate this
whole strawberries                                                       (optional)                          that “there will come a time             Growing up, tea time has        personal touch and connect
    1/2 tsp. vanilla extract                                                 Place all ingredients in        when you’ll be glad you are          always been glamorized as a         with the author. One of Mrs.
    1 pkg. artificial sweetener                                          blender or food processor; cov-     able to make your own food           special moment of an individu-      Simkins’ and all of Britain’s
(Equal)                                                                  er. Blend until smooth and all      and not have to rely on meals        al’s day. Mrs. Simkins’ recipes     all-time greats is the Tea and
    Put all ingredients in a                                             ice is crushed.                     prepared by people you don’t         not only reinforce this way of      Biscuits. Mrs. Simkins’ de-
blender or food processor.                                                   Serve immediately in tall       know.”                               thinking, but also add a spe-       votes an entire section to the
Blend until smooth and serve.                                            glasses.                                Moreover, Good Home              cial charm to “Tea Time” that       allure of tea and biscuits. She
Yields 1 (1 1/2 cup) serving.                                                Makes 4 servings.               Cooking encourages readers to        impels readers to make this         includes a recipe for vanilla
          gaZpaCho                                                           * May substitute 12 packets     take a risk and just dive right      centuries-old English tradition     biscuits, almond biscuits, co-
    4 tomatoes, quartered                                                Equal sweetener                     into one of the recipes. Pea-        an integral part of their daily     conut biscuits, and more.
    1/2 sm. onion, sliced                                                  ChoColatE almoNd                  cock acknowledges that she           lives.                                  Ultimately, Tea with Mrs
    1/2 green pepper, seeded,                                                        CoFFEE                  and her family have made mis-            Tea with Mrs Simkins out-       Simkins promises to be an in-
sliced                                                                       1 cup strongly brewed hot       takes during the cooking pro-        lines tea time for all occasions:   stant hit with all “tea time”
    1/2 cucumber, sliced                                                 coffee                              cess, but it did not derail their    Picnic Tea, TV Tea, Cricket         enthusiasts and deserves to be
    4 sprigs parsley                                                         1     tablespoon     Equal®     passion for cooking. Instead, it     Tea, Relaxed Chatty Tea,            in your library of kitchen cook-
    1 clove garlic                                                       Spoonful*                           led to new and unique recipes        Christmas Tea, Nursery Tea,         books.
    1 tsp. instant beef bouillon                                             2 teaspoons unsweetened
    1 tsp. salt (opt.)               with Nutrasweet                     cocoa powder                        Did you know . . .
    1/4 tsp. pepper                      Chill all ingredients and           1/4 teaspoon almond ex-
    2 tbsp. canola (Puritan) oil     pour in punch bowl and serve.       tract                               Best Bacon
    2 tbsp. vinegar                               Citrus                     Combine all ingredients in         Always check the date that’s
    3/4 c. cold water                     WEddiNg puNCh                  beverage mug until blended.         stamped on packages of vacu-
    2 ice cubes                          1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen   Serve immediately.                  um-sealed bacon to make sure
    Put all ingredients in blend-    orange juice concentrate                * May substitute 1 1/2 pack-    the bacon is fresh. The date re-
er. Cover. Blend 15 seconds              1 (46 fluid ounce) can sweet-   ets Equal sweetener                 flects the last date of sale. Once
or until all ingredients pass        ened pineapple juice                   BlaCkBErry tWist                 the package has been opened,
through blades. Do not over              1 3/4 cups lemon juice                    lEmoNadE                  the bacon should be used with-
blend. Serve garnished with              1 cup Splenda                       2 cups fresh blackberries, or   in a week. For longer storage,
toasted croutons, or any of the          1 gallon water                  unsweetened frozen blackber-        free it for up to one month.
vegetables used in the soup,             In a 2-gallon punch bowl,       ries, thawed                                        *****
thinly sliced or chopped. Makes      combine orange juice concen-            1 cup fresh lemon juice         Fruit Flavor
six servings. Serve cold.            trate, pineapple juice, lemon           1 cup Splenda                      Cider vinegar, which is
             slushy                  juice, and Splenda. Stir in wa-         4 cups cold water               made from apples, has a faint
    1 can sugar-free ginger ale      ter. Makes 40 (5-ounce) serv-           Combine         blackberries,   fruity flavor and is used in
    1/4 c. unsweetened pine-         ings.                               lemon juice, and Splenda in a       recipes where a slightly milder
apple juice                            BErry aNd apriCot                 blender; process until smooth,      vinegar flavor is preferred.
    Ice cubes                                  smoothiE                  stopping to scrape down sides.          — Courtesy Taste of Home
    Blend until slushy. May add          1 (14.5-ounce) can apricot      Press mixture through a sieve
rum extract.                         halves in juice, drained            into a pitcher; discard solids.
      diaBEtiC puNCh                     1 cup orange juice              Stir in water. Serve over ice.
    1 (2 liter) diet Sprite              1 cup frozen unsweetened            (More tasty diabetic bev-
    1 (46 oz.) can chilled un-       whole strawberries or raspber-      erage recipes can be found at
sweetened pineapple juice            ries                                www.cooksrecipes.com and
    1 pkg. blueberry Kool-Aid            1 cup nonfat vanilla flavored   freerecipesfordiabetics.com.)



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       rhuBarB Jam                       3 Tbs. cinnamon                     ZEsty spaghEtti
    5 cups diced fresh rhubarb           1 tsp. cloves                                sauCE
    4 cups sugar                         1 tsp. ginger                      1 can tomato chunks
    Put into pan. Let set over-          Cook cranberries (cherries         1 large can tomato sauce
night. Add 1 box strawberry          need not be cooked extra) un-          1/2 cup mild salsa
jello. Cook for 10 to 15 min-        til they pop (split). Add cooked       1 cup brown sugar
utes. Keeps well in refrigera-       ground beef, peeled apples and         1 cup catsup
tor.                                 remaining ingredients. Stir as         1/8 tsp. red pepper seeds
                    Dee McKee        apples cook down — may need            1 lb. ground beef
                 Treasure Lake       to add more water; it will cook        Cook ground beef, add the
                                     off. Can use potato masher to       other ingredients plus 1 tsp.
        homEmadE                     break down apples and cran-         black pepper. Cook just at
        miNCEmEat                    berries after cooking 20 min-       boiling stage for 30 minutes.
   1 lb. ground beef                 utes; may need extra time. De-      Meanwhile cook 2 large car-
   10 apples                         licious hot or cold topped with     rots until soft. Mash with fork.
   3 cups water                      ice cream. Can also be used for     Add to sauce. Stir the sauce
   1 cup brown sugar                 pie.                                during the cooking time. Serve
   2 cups sour cherries or fresh                         Stella Woods    with favorite pasta.
cranberries                                            New Bethlehem                        Stella Woods
   1 cup raisins                                                                          New Bethlehem
    JEFFERSONIAN DEMORAT, Brookville, PA. Thursday, February 4, 011




                                                                                                                                                    Breads
                                                                                                            oVErNight CaramEl                       In 2-qt saucepan, cook 1/2        2 eggs, well beaten
                                                                                                                  applE rolls                   cup applesauce, 1/4 cup butter        3 Tbs. melted oleo
                                                                                                           Filling                              and the milk over medium heat,        1 tsp. vanilla
                                                                                                              1/3 cup granulated sugar          stirring constantly, until very       1/2 tsp. salt
                                                                                                              1 tsp.. ground cinnamon           warm (120-130°F). Add warm            Soak bread in milk for three
                                                                                                              1 medium cooking apple,           mixture and egg to flour mix-      minutes, then add remaining
                                                                                                           peeled and chopped (1 1/2            ture; beat with electric mixer     ingredients. Mix well. Pour
                                                                                                           cups)                                on low speed until moistened.      into a casserole that is greased.
                                                                                                           rolls                                Beat on medium speed 2 min.        Bake at 325° for 35-45 min-
                                                                                                              3-3 1/2 cups all-purpose          Stir in enough remaining flour     utes.
                                                                                                           flour or bread flour                 to make dough easy to handle.      topping sauce
                                                                                                              1/4 cup granulated sugar              Place dough on lightly            2/3 cup sugar
                                                                                                              1 tsp.. salt                      floured surface; gently roll          1/2 cup butter
                                                                                                              1 pkg. regular or quick ac-       in flour to coat. Knead about         1 tsp. vanilla
                                                                                                           tive dry yeast                       5 min or until smooth and             1 cup boiling water
                                                                                                              1/2 cup applesauce                springy. Place in large greased       2 Tbs. flour
                                                                                                              1/4 cup butter or margarine       bowl, turning dough to grease         Mix and heat on medium
SWEET TREAT — These colorful lollipops, made from your favorite cake mix, give kids of                        1/2 cup milk                      all sides. Cover and let rise in   until sauce boils. Pour over hot
all ages a sweet treat. (Family Features photo)                                                               1 egg                             warm place 45-60 min or un-        pudding.
                                                                                                              1/2 cup packed brown sugar        til double. (Dough is ready                             Dee McKee

Sweet treats for any occasion
                                                                                                              1/2 cup applesauce                if indentation remains when                          Treasure Lake
                                                                                                              3 Tbs. butter or margarine,       touched.)
                                                                                                           melted                                   Grease bottom and sides             dEliCious BrEad
   Sweets on a stick are the        stant pudding mix                   half for future use.                  1/2 cup chopped walnuts           of 13x9” pan with shortening.          1/4 cup white sugar
perfect treat. There’s a pop for       4 eggs                               In large bowl, use hands to       2 Tbs. butter or margarine,       Mix brown sugar, 1/2 cup ap-           4 tsp. salt
all seasons, all reasons. For          1 cup water                      crumble cake until no large        softened                             plesauce, 3 Tbs. melted butter         1/4 cup lard
parties, desserts, everyday and        1/3 cup vegetable oil            chunks remain. Add icing;             In medium bowl, mix filling       and the walnuts in pan; spread         3 1/2 cups warm water
special occasions, pops are            1/2 cup creamy white deco-       mix with fingers until well        ingredients. Set aside.              evenly.                                2 1/2 Tbs. yeast
tops!                               rator icing                         combined. Form mixture into           In large bowl, mix 1 cup of           Gently push fist into dough        7 1/2 cups flour
   They can be as simple as            1 bag (14 ounces) candy          balls. Chill in refrigerator at    the flour, 1/4 cup sugar, the salt   to deflate. Roll dough into            Dissolve yeast in warm wa-
classic cake ball pops - crum-      melts                                                                  and yeast.                           15x12” rectangle. Spread 2 Tbs.    ter with sugar. Then add rest of
                                                                        least 2 hours.
bled cake mixed with icing,            Lollipop sticks                                                                                          softened butter over dough;        ingredients.
                                                                            Melt candy melts accord-
then shaped into balls and             Preheat oven to 350°F.                                                                                   sprinkle with filling. Tightly                         Clara Miller
                                                                        ing to package directions. Dip                                          roll up rectangle, beginning at                          Brookville
dipped into melted candy. Or,       Spray two 8-inch or 9-inch          sticks into melted candy melts
create hundreds of other pop        round pans or one 13 x 9 x 2-                                                                               15” side; pinch edge of dough
                                                                        and insert into cake balls; let                                         into roll to seal. Stretch and       rhuBarB Nut BrEad
shapes and flavors from cake,       inch sheet pan with vegetable
                                                                        set. Wait until candy is com-                                           shape until even. Cut roll into        1 cup brown sugar
brownies, cookies and crispy        pan spray.
                                                                        pletely firm before dipping                                             twelve 1” slices. Place slightly       1 egg
cereal treats.                         In large bowl, combine cake
   These recipes are only the       mix, pudding mix, eggs, water       the pops completely in melted                                           apart in pan. Cover and refrig-        1 cup sour milk
beginning. “Pops! Sweets on         and oil; beat at medium speed       candy melts.                                                            erate at least 8 hours but no          2 1/2 cups flour
a StickTM,” a new book from         with electric mixer 2 minutes.          Makes 48 one-tablespoon                                             longer than 48 hours.                  1/2 cup chopped nuts
Wilton, features 112 pages          Pour into prepared pans.            sized cake ball pops (each                                                  Before baking, let rolls           2/3 cup salad oil
packed with pops. Visit www.           Bake 30 to 35 minutes for        about 1 1/4-inch diameter).                                             stand at room temperature 30           1 tsp. baking soda
wilton.com to order the book,       round pans; 35 to 40 minutes            Makes 24 two-tablespoon                                             min (rolls will not rise during        1 tsp. vanilla
pops supplies, find recipes and     for sheet pan, or until toothpick   sized cake ball pops (each                                              this time). Heat oven to 400ºF.        1 1/2 cups rhubarb,
much more. Pop to it!               inserted in center comes out        about 1 1/2-inch diameter).                                             Bake 20-25 min or until gold-      chopped
 BasiC CakE Ball pops               clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes;         Makes 16 three-tablespoon                                           en brown. Cool in pan 1 min.           3/4 cup chopped nuts
   1 box (about 18 ounces)          remove from pans to cooling         sized cake ball pops (each                                              Place heatproof serving platter        Beat together brown sugar,
cake mix                            grid and cool completely. Di-       about 1 3/4-inch diameter).                                             or tray upside down onto pan;      egg and oil. Mix soda, salt,
   1 box (about 3.4 ounces) in-     vide cake in half; freeze one         (Courtesy Family Features)                                            turn platter and pan over. Let     vanilla and sour milk. Add to
                                                                                                                                                stand about 1 min so caramel       first mixture. Add flour, then
                                                                                                                                                can drizzle over rolls; remove     rhubarb and nuts. Pour into 2

            Appetizers and Snacks                                                                                                               pan. Serve warm.
                                                                                                                                                    Makes 12 rolls.
                                                                                                                                                                   Debbie Rhed
                                                                                                                                                                                   greased and floured loaf pans.
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sprinkle with mixture of
                                                                                                                                                                                   1/2 cup sugar ant Tbs. butter.
                                                                                                                                                                 Treasure Lake     Bake at 350° for 1 hour.
        ChEEsE Ball                 in dry ingredients just until       ing                                                                                                        topping
    2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese     mixed. Wrap bowl in plastic             Beat egg whites and salt        ANDY BAR PARFAIT                        BrEad puddiNg                     1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredded         wrap and put in refrigerator for    until stiff. Gradually add sugar    — Sure to please every-                2 1/4 cups dried bread              1/4 cup butter
cheddar cheese                      30 minutes. Heat oil to 360°,       and cinnamon to egg whites.         one’s sweet tooth is the            crumbs                                 1/3 cup nuts
    1 (8 oz.) pkg. shredde3d        drop tablespoons of mixture         Add rum and mix everything          simple-to-make     Candy               2 cups milk                                           Dee McKee
                    Clara Miller    into oil, a few at a time. Cook     well. Add nuts and mix un-          Bar Parfait. Combine 1                 1/2 cup sugar                                      Treasure Lake
                       Brookville   until golden; drain on paper        til all nuts are covered. Place     cup coarsely chopped
          CraBBiEs                  towels. Serve hot, drizzled         in well-greased jelly roll pan.
   1 pkg. (6) English muffins                                                                               peanuts, 1 cup coursely
                                    with maple syrup.                   Bake one-half hour at 325°,
   1 stick oleo, softened                              Kathy Videtto    stirring every 10 minutes.          crushed pretzels and 1
   1 jar mayonnaise                                 New Hampshire                             Dee McKee     candy bar of your choice.
   1/2 tsp. salt                       tortilla roll ups                                   Treasure Lake    Spoon 1/4 cup of the
   1/2 tsp. garlic salt                1 (16 oz.) cream cheese             ZuCChiNi FrittErs                mixture into each of four
   1 (7 oz.) can crab meat             1 (16 oz.) sour cream                2 small zucchini, grated        parfait glasses. Top each
   Split muffins in half. Blend        1 bunch chopped green on-            2 tsp. salt                     with 1/2 cup vanilla ice
all other ingredients together      ions (no tops)                          4 minced onions                 cream, 1/4 cup peanut
to make spread. Spread evenly          1 can chopped chili pep-             1/4 cup parsley
on each muffin half. (Freeze if                                                                             mixture and another 1/2
                                    pers                                    1 egg, beaten
desired.)                              Juice of 1/2 lime                    3 Tbs. dill weed                cup ice cream. Combine
   At serving time, cut each           Mix together. Spread on              1/4 cup flour                   1/3 cup chocolate syrup
half into four pieces. Broil        soft-flour tortilla. Roll up and        3/4 cup parmesan cheese         and 2 Tbs. peanut butter.
until bubbly and light brown.       refrigerate overnight. Cut in 1         Olive oil for frying            Drizzle over ice cream
Watch closely.                      1/2 inch pieces. Dip in salsa           Place grated zucchini into a    and top with remaining
                 Jane Abplanalp     when serving.                       colander in the sink, toss with     peanut mixture. Serve
                  Treasure Lake                      Jane Abplanalp     the salt and let set for 10 min-    immediately. (Courtesy
    high FiBEr sNaCk                                   Treasure Lake    utes. Squeeze out the liquid.
   Pitted dried prunes                                                                                      Taste of Home)
                                               WalNuts                  Mix all other ingredients into
   Small sunflower seeds                2 large egg whites              zucchini, except olive oil. Heat
   Soft cream cheese                    1 tsp. salt                     a small amount of oil in skillet
   Cut prunes in half; fill with        1 cup white sugar               and pan-fry spoonsful of mix-
cream cheese. Dip in sunflower          1 cup brown sugar               ture, flattening with spatula.
seeds.                                  2 tsp. cinnamon (mix with       Cook 3-4 minutes per side.
   Variation: Forget the prunes.    sugar)                              Drain on paper towels and sea-
Add chopped dried cranber-              2 lb. walnuts and/or pecan      son with salt.
ries with the cream cheese and      halves                                                 Kathy Videtto
seeds. Spread on crackers.              2 Tbs. rum or rum flavor-                       New Hampshire
                    Stella Woods
                 New Bethlehem
          prEtZEls
   2 sticks butter or oleo
   1 pkg. dried onion soup
   1 box hard sour dough pret-
zels
   Break pretzels into small
pieces. Melt butter or oleo.
Pour over pretzels on cookie
sheet with rim. Stir. Sprinkle
onion soup over pretzels; mix
well. Bake in 250° oven one-
half hour, stirring often.
   (Note: I use 1 stick butter
and 1 stick oleo).
                 Jane Abplanalp
                  Treasure Lake
          pumpkiN
  aNd CorN FrittErs
   1 cup corn kernels (fresh
or frozen; if frozen, thaw and
drain)
   1/2 tsp. salt
   1/4 tsp. pepper
   1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin pu-
ree
   2 Tbs. brown sugar
   2 eggs, beaten
   1/4 tsp. cinnamon
   1/8 tsp. nutmeg
   1 cup all-purpose flour (sift-
ed)
   1/2 cup cake flour (sifted)
   1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
   Vegetable oil for frying
   Maple syrup for drizzle
   Combine all dry ingredi-
ents. Whisk together pumpkin,
eggs, brown sugar. Fold corn
into pumpkin mix. Gently fold

				
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