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S: Favorite Family Recipes

1: Elaine's Blueberry Muffins In separate bowl, mix together: 1 3/4 c flour 1/3c sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt Stir in small bowl: 1 beaten egg, 3/4c milk, 1/4c oil Add wet ingredients to flour mixture, stir until moist (batter may be lumpy). fold in 2 c blueberries. Spray muffin tin with pam for baking and spoon batter into muffin wells. Bake at 350 degrees x 35 min...if not browned, broil for 2 min while watching closely. | Emma loves Grammie's Muffins... | 1

2: Diana Thompson's Banana Bread Recipe 3 bananas, mashed 2/3c sugar 1 egg 2 tbsp vegetable oil 2 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt in order given & set aside. In lg bowl, add bananas (mash 1 at a time), egg, vegetable oil then sugar (add in order given) sift in flour mixture transfer into greased and floured bread pan Bake at 375 degrees x45 min Makes one loaf | Lillis Howard, Diana & Darrell | 2

3: Zucchini Bread 3 eggs 1 c veg oil 3 c flour 2 c sugar 3 tbsp ground cinnamon 2 c grated zucchini 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp b.powder 1 tsp salt Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease & flour two 8x4in loaf pans. In lg bowl beat eggs until fluffy, mix in oil & sugar. Stir in zucchini & vanilla. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, b.powder salt & stir into egg mixture. Transfer into loaf pans. Bake 60 -70 min | Lillis Howard's Donut Recipe 4c flour 1 tsp b.soda 1/2tsp cream of tartar 1/2tsp nutmeg 1/4tsp cinn 1 c sugar 2 eggs 1 c sour milk 1 tsp salt Beat eggs & sugar, add sour milk then dry ingredients flour board generously (3/4cmilk & 1/4c vinegar makes sour milk) | 3

4: Pat Kenniston's | Blueberry Muffins | 1/2 c butter 2 tsp baking powder 2 c flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 c sugar 2 1/2 c blueberries 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 c milk 2 tsp sugar (for tops) On low speed, cream butter & sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time and mix until blended. Sift dry ingredients & add alternately with milk. Mash 1/2 c berries & stir in by hand. Grease muffin tins & fill with batter topping them with a sprinkle of sugar. Bake at 375 degrees x 30minutes | 4

5: New England Banana Muffins 1 3/4c all purpose flour 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 med bananas, mashed 1/2 c sugar 4 tbsp milk 1/4 c melted butter 4 tbsp real maple syrup Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In med bowl, sift flour, baking soda and baking powder together. Mix in sugar. In lg bowl, combine melted butter, egg, vanilla, bananas, milk and maple syrup & beat with fork until well blended. Stir flour mixture into banana mixture until blended. Spoon into muffin tins. Bake 20 min | 5

6: EASTER | happy | Elaine's Corn Bread 1 c flour 3/4 tsp salt 1 c yellow cornmeal 2 eggs 1/4c sugar 1 c milk 4 tsp baking powder 1/4c oil Stir together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder & salt. Add eggs, milk, & oil & beat until smooth (don't over beat). Turn into a greased 9x9 in pan Bake 425 degrees x 20-25 minutes | 6

7: N..ew England Boiled Dinner | In large stock or lobster pot add: Pork shoulder or Butt if not pre-cooked, boil then discard water, fill with water again and bring back to a boil. 6-8lb = 3 1/2hrs Boneless 2lb = 2hrs (boil around 30-35min/lb) then add: cabbage, cut into large pieces & one turnip, cubed. Cook 10-15min then add Potatoes (peeled & halved) and peeled carrots & cook 10-15 min longer | 7

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9: Down East Maine Pumpkin Bread 1 (15oz) can Pumpkin puree 4 eggs 1 c vegetable oil 2/3 c water 3 c sugar 3 1/2 c all purpose flour 2 tsp baking soda 1 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground nutmeg 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/4 tsp ground ginger Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 7x3inch loaf pans. In lg mixing bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs, sugar, water and oil until well blended. In separate bowl whisk together dry ingredients & add to wet ingredients pour into pans Bake 50min | 9

10: Diana Thompson's stuffing Recipe Saute together: 1 1/2 sticks butter 1 med onion, minced 2/3 c diced celery In lg bowl combine: 1 box bells traditional stuffing mix 1 c mashed potatoes (can use instant) 1/4 tsp bells seasoning add sauteed mixture to stuffing mix, then add 3 2/3 c chicken broth. Toss with a fork, cover and let sit x 5 minutes | Emma's 1st thanksgiving | 10

11: 2 celery ribs, sliced 3c cooked turkey 1 carrot, sliced 1 (12oz) jar turkey 1 cup chopped onion gravy 1/4cup butter 1/4c leftover stuffing 3cans chicken broth 1/4c mashed potatoes 2cups water 2tbsp cranberry sauce 2 cups water 1 cup pearl barley 1 tsp garlic powder salt & pepper to taste 1/2tsp thyme In soup pot saute first 4 ingredients for 2 minutes. Add broth, water & spices. Cover & cook on low 15 min Add turkey, gravy, leftovers &barley Cook until leftovers dissolve & barley is plump and softened. | Left Over Turkey Soup | 11

12: Kathy Yeargle's French Meat Pie 2 lb ground pork 2 lb ground beef salt/pepper to taste 2 small onions, chopped 1 tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp cloves 4 potatoes, diced Mix together & simmer for several hours. Add water to keep from burning. Simmer out excess liquid or drain out. Place in pie crust Bake until top is golden brown Makes two meat pies. | 12

14: Diana's Chicken Noodle Soup 2 (48oz) College Inn light/fat free chicken broth one xlg onion, chopped 1 heaping tsp onion powder 2-3 tbsp bells seasoning 3 tbsp granulated chix broth 3 small shakes "spike" (all purpose natural seasoning) celery, carrots whole, boneless,skinless chicken (can put in frozen) when done cooking, cut up chicken into chunks . Add few handfuls of noodles and cook an additional 8 min or until noodles tender | Elaine's Corn Chowder 4 good sized potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 onions, chopped Add potatoes & onion to soup pot and fill with water until potatoes & onions covered. Boil 10min. Add 3 cans creamed corn, 1/2 can whole kernal corn, 1 stick butter, 1 can evaporated milk and salt to taste.

15: Meatball Lasagna 2 cans diced tomatoes 1 (8oz)can tom sauce 1 (6oz) tomato paste 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp basil 4tsp parsley 1 clove garlic, minced 2tsp sugar garlic salt to taste Combine the above ingred. & shred one carrot, bring to boil then simmer 20-30min. Boil 24 frozen meatballs seperately (or can use fresh homemade meatballs, then cut up & add to sauce. In sm bowl, add 1 c ricotta cheese, 1 egg (I usually double that) & 3/4c parmesan cheese. Mix & set aside. Layer cooked lasagna noodles, sauce mixture, ricotta cheese mix then noodles etc. ending in sauce. cover with mozz cheese. Bake 350 x45min

16: American Chop Suey cook 2 1/2lb hamburger together with 1 lg onion, diced until cook through Meanwhile, cook 1/2 box elbow macaroni according to box instructions. Add 1/2 stick butter, 1 can stewed tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, salt & pepper to taste to hamburger until warm then add macaroni and serve. Stuffed Shells Cook one box large shells. Then combine: 2lb cottage cheese 12oz mozz. cheese 2 eggs and stuff shells with mixture. Cover with spaghetti sauce and bake zt 350 degrees x 30 min | 16

17: Homemade Meatballs 2 1/2 lbs ground beef 3 lg eggs, beaten 1 pkg frozen, chopped spinach 2 tbsp Italian herb seasoning 2tsp garlic powder 2 tsp salt 1/2c fine or panko bread crumbs Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet w/ cooking spray. In lg bowl combine all ingredients, don't overmix. Roll into 1 in balls and place 1/2in apart. Bake 20-25min until lightly browned. (I usually pre-cook spinach slightly in microwave) | Dave's Meatball Recipe from Martha Stewart 2 lbs ground beef 1/2c Romano cheese 1c plain dried breadcrumbs 1/4c parsley 1/4c finely chopped onion 2 lg eggs 1 tsp coarse salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 c olive oil Gently mix by hand to combine. wet hands & roll into 1 3/4in balls. Heat olive oil in med skillet & cook meatballs until browned on all sides transfer onto paper towel to drain & simmer in sauce

18: Roasted chicken with Carmelized onion Soup 2 c roasted chicken, cut into strips 2 tsp veg oil 8 c chicken broth 2 med onions, halved & thinly sliced 1/8 tsp pepper 2 med carrots, sliced 2 stalks celery, sliced 3/4 c uncooked campanelle pasta Heat oil in 10in skillet over med heat add onions & cook until tender & carmelized Remove from heat. In stock pot cook broth, pepper, carrots & celery over med-high heat, Bring to boil & stir in chicken & pasta. Reduce heat to medium Cook for 10 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in onions & serve immediately | 18

19: Jesus Is The Reason For The Season | Pan Sauteed Chicken with Vegetables & Herbs 1/8 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp paprika 2 tbsp flour 3 or 4 boneless chicken breast 2 tbsp olive oil 2 sm red onions, cut into quarters 1 lb new potatoes (red), cut into quarters 8 oz fresh baby carrots 1 1/2 c chicken broth 3 tbsp lemon juice (I don't usually use) 1 tbsp oregano 1 tbsp thyme Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine pepper, paprika & flour. coat chicken w/ mixture. Heat the oil in 12in oven-safe skillet over med- heat add chix & cook until browned. Remove chicken from skillet. Add onion & potatoes to skillet and cook x5min. Add carrots, stock, lemon juice & oregano & heat to a boil. Return chix to skillet & cover. Bake at 350 degrees x20min then uncover& bake x15min or until chicken cooked through &sprinkle with thyme | 19

20: Diana's Irish Beef Stew Cut & cube 2lbs potatoes & place in water Trim the fat off & cut 5 lb stew beef into bite sized pieces. Braise in cast iron frying pan with onion salt. Fill lg pot 3/4 full of water, add 2 cans Hunts tomato sauce or paste. Add 3-4 Beef bullion cubes, 3-4 lipton onion soup mix packets, 3 regular sized onions, chopped. Boil with cover on once at full boil turn down to low & boil x 1 1/2hrs. May add more water if needed. Add sliced carrots, cook 10min, add potatoes, cook 15 min, add frozen peas & turn off heat, leave cover on. | 20

21: Aunt Lou's Seafood Chowder 1 (50oz) can Snow's condensed clam chowder 1/2 lb butter (1c) 1/2 lb white fish 2 (5 oz)bags frozen shrimp 1/2lb bay scallops 1/2 lb sea legs Saute all seafood & butter, add clam chowder then 1 qt. half and half & sprinkle with parsley flakes | 21

22: Heather McAfee's Macaroni & Cheese 1/2 box (8oz) elbow noodles 1 block sharp cheddar cheese 1 1/4c milk 1/2 stick (1/2c) butter 4 tbsp flour Shred cheese using cheese grater & set aside Thoroughly cook noodles. While noodles are cooking, in separate med sized pan over low heat, melt the 1/2 stick butter then add 4 tbsp flour & whisk together until pasty. Then add 1/4c milk to pasty mixture & whisk over med heat x2 minutes. Add another 1 c milk to mixture & heat at medium until thick & smooth. Whisk often to keep from getting lumpy (10min) keep heating until thick & smooth & begins to boil. Add grated cheese by handfuls, whisking until smooth (leave 1 handful for later. Place cooked noodles in 5x7 baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over noodles, stir together with spoon. Sprinkle left over cheese over the top & sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 375 x30 minutes | 22

23: Macaroni & cheese 1 3/4c macaroni 1 egg, sl beaten 2c small curd cottage cheese 3/4 tsp salt 1c sour cream 1/4tsp pepper 2c montery jack cheese 1 pkg chicken sausage Cook macaroni and drain. Meanwhile cook sausage in pan until golden brown. Add small amount maple syrup to sausage and allow to carmelize, set aside. Combine cottage cheese, sour cream, egg, salt/pepper & shredded cheese; mix well. Stir in macaroni & sausage & spoon into buttered casserole dish. Sprinkle top with crushed Ritz cracker crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees x45min to 1 hour | 23

25: Aunt Donna's Cabbage Rolls 2 lb hamburger Diced onions 2 c minute rice salt/pepper to taste 2 eggs Mix the above ingredients together & add 1/2c tomato juice (if not moist, may add more tomato juice). Boil cabbage in just enough water to cover, when leaves can be removed take out & remove large leaves (3-5 min once at a rolling boil). Add lg spoonfuls of raw hamburger mixture (not too full, because they'll open up). Cook on a bed of Bavarian sauerkraut, lay cabbage rolls on top, cover get it to bubble then cook on medium heat x 1hr & 15-30min | 25

26: Homemade whipped Cream Place beaters in the freezer to chill Use large glass bowl Whip "whipping cream" on high until it starts to firm. Add sugar 1 tbsp at a time to taste then add 1 tsp vanilla and a pinch of salt | Peanut Butter Frosting 1/2 cup butter 1 c creamy peanut butter 4 c confectioners sugar 1/3c cream or milk In large bowl beat butter and peanut butter until light and fluffy, slowly beat in 1/2 of the confectioners sugar, mix 1/4 of the milk. Then mix in the rest of the confectioners sugar and milk or cream until spreadable consistency | 26

27: Vanilla Frosting 3.4oz instant vanilla pudding 1/4 cup of confectioners sugar 1 c milk 8oz coolwhip Combine pudding, sugar & milk. Beat on low x1min Fold in cool whip | White Chocolate Chex Mix 10 oz mini Pretzels 2c salted cocktail 5 cups cheerios peanuts 5 cups corn chex 1 lb M+Ms 2pkg vanilla chips 3 tbsp vegetable oil Melt vanilla chips & vegetable oil. Place all other ingredients in lg bowl &pour melted mixture over. Mix well. Place in Fridge ad break up when chilled. Peanut butter Buddies 9c corn or rice chex 1c chocolate chips 1/2 peanut butter 1/4c margarine 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2c powdered sugar In lg bowl set chex aside. In 1qt microwavable bowl, microwave choc chips, peanut butter & butter uncovered on high 1 min stir, microwave 30sec longer, stir in vanilla. Pour mixture over cereal. Stir until evenly coated. Pour into ziplock bag, add powdered sugar, seal bag & shake. | Mom's Chocolate Frosting 3 squares unsweetened bakers chocolate 6 tbsp butter 3 cup confectioners sugar pinch of salt 4 1/2 tbsp milk 1 1/2 tsp vanilla | Odds & Ends

29: Dave's Seafood Portifino 1/4 c italian dressing 1/4c chopped shallots 1 c thinly sliced carrots 1 c thinly sliced snow peas 1 c chicken broth 1/2 lb sea scallops 1/2 lb medium shrimp 1/4 c whipping/heavy cream 2 tbsp flour salt/pepper to taste In 12 in skillet, heat italian dressing & cook shallots or onions over medium heat x 2min. Add carrots & snow peas and cook an additional 2 min. Add broth & bring to a boil. Add scallops & shrimp & simmer uncovered x 3min or until seafood done. Stir in cream blended with flour & cook over medium heat stirring occasionally 2 min or until sauce thickened. Serve over capellini or angel hair pasta. | 29

30: Mindy's Crockpot Lasagna Recipe 1 lb hamburger 3 cans tomato sauce (or jar of spaghetti sauce) 2 c mozz cheese 1 container ricotta cheese 1 c parmesan cheese 15 no-boil lasagna noodles Cook hamburger & drain. Stir in tomato sauce. Mix 1 c mozzarela cheese, ricotta & parmesan cheeses together Spoon 1/4 of hamburger mixture in slow cooker. top with 5 noodles, broken into pieces to fit & spread top with 1/2 cheese mixture & 1/4 hamburger mixture. Top with 5 noodles, remaining cheese & 1/4 hamburger mixture. Top with 5 noodles & remaining hamburger mixture. Cover & cook on low 4-6 hrs. then sprinkle top with remaining 1 c mozzarela cheese, cover & let sit 10 min to melt. | 30

31: Skillet Ziti with Chicken & Broccoli 1 lb boneless chicken, cut into 1/2in strips 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt, divided 2 tbsp butter, divided 1 sm onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp dried oregano 2 1/2 c chicken broth 1 1/2 c milk 2 1/2 c uncooked ziti 1 c julienned red peppers 1 bunch broccoli, cut into florets 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese Sprinkle chicken with pepper & 1/8 tsp salt. In lg skillet saute chicken in 1 tbsp butter until no longer pink. Remove & keep warm. In same skillet, saute onion in remaining butter until tender. Add garlic, oregano, & remaining salt cook 1 min longer. Stir i in broth and milk & bring to boil. Add ziti & cook 8-9 min until pasta is tender. Adding broccoli & peppers during last 5 min. Sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

32: Grammie Grant's Spaghetti Sauce Recipe 3 cans Delmonte Onion & Garlic spaghetti sauce 3 Lg cans diced tomatoes 4oz sliced pepperoni 1 cup parm cheese 1/2 - 1/3 cup sugar 2 sm cans tomato paste 1 1/2 heaping tbsp oregano 1 heaping tbsp basil, not sweet Place above ingredients in lg kettle and set aside In olive oil saute 1 xlg onion and green pepper diced, 2 cloves garlic diced extra fine Boil 1 pkg (6 links) sweet Italian sausage x10min. slice & add to sauce | 32

33: Cook 1 1/2 lb hamburger and add to cold ingredients Stir well & simmer 1 1/2 hrs. Cool before freezing | I have yet to taste a sauce that can hold a candle to this one!! | We cooked up a mob-sized batch of Grammie's spaghetti sauce for Emma's first birthday. It's definately one of Emma's favorite foods and it really made the party a hit!

34: Baked Scallops 1 c ritz cracker crumbs 2 lbs large scallops, cut in half 1/4 tsp salt rosemary to taste 1/8 tsp pepper 1/4lb butter cut up 1/2c milk/cream Place 1/2c of ritz cracker crumbs in bottom of oven safe dish. Add scallops to dish. Combine salt, pepper, 1/2 c ritz cracker crumbs and rosemary and sprinkle over scallops. Place butter on top and Bake at 350 degrees x 45 min.

35: Diana's Tuna Casserole 1 1/2 c macaroni 1 can cream of celery soup 1 pkg frozen petite peas 1 soup can of milk 1 sm onion, minced finely 1 can solid white tuna fish Boil Macaroni x6min. Saute onion for a few minutes then add cream of celery soup & milk. Heat until hot. Next add frozen peas and warm. Place tuna in casserole dish and break up flakes with a fork. Add macaroni and soup mixture. May add a crumbled cracker topping if desired. Bake at 350 degrees x 30 minutes. | Fried Rice 2 tbsp veg oil 1/2c frozen peas peel & shred 1 carrot 1/2c corn 1 tsp dried minced onion Place oil in skillet, when HOT Add rest of the ingredients & add 2 tbsp soy sauce & 2 c cooked minute rice

36: Soups | Hamburger Soup Lg can beef broth or water & beef bullion carrots, sliced 2 onions, diced 5 potatoes, cubed 1 clove garlic, minced Lg can petite diced tomatoes 2- 2 1/2 lb ground beef Brown meat in fry pan until cooked through, strain off excess fat/dripping. Add all the above ingredients to crockpot. Cook on low 9hrs or on high 3hrs | Shrimp Wiggle 4 c boiling water 1-2 onions, diced 4 c minute rice salt/pepper to taste 4 sm cans tiny shrimp (& juice) 4 (16 oz) cans stewed tomatoes (cut tomatoes up) Simmer all of the above ingredients x 10-20min then add 1 tbsp baking soda (it will foam up), then add 4 cans of canned milk and 3 sticks butter | 36

37: 1 (15oz) can chicken broth 1 c milk 2 tbsp margarine 2 tbsp cornstarch 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp parsley 1/4 tsp white pepper 1/4 tsp nutmeg 1 1/2 c finely chopped broccoli Combine all ingredients except broccoli in 2 qt microwavable bowl. Stir until cornstarch is dissolved. Add broccoli & cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave on 70% 13 -14 min or until broccoli is fork tender Stir once during cooking time. Let stand 3 min before serving | Aunt Lou's Cream of Broccoli Soup

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39: Italian Wedding Soup 1 egg 1 1/2c chopped celery 3 onions, chopped 2 1/2tbsp butter 2/3c dry bread crumbs 4.5c chopped spinach 1.3lb ground turkey 1/2 tsp dried thyme 1 1/2 -3 tsp olive oil 6 (14.5oz) cans chicken 2 c sliced fresh carrots broth 2 tbsp dried parsley 1/8 tsp pepper 1/8 tsp salt 1 1/4c acini di pepe pasta In lg bowl combine egg, 1/4-1/2c onion, bread crumbs & ground turkey. Mix well shape into balls. In lg skillet brown meat in oil until no longer pink, drain & set aside. Meanwhile, in lg saucepan saute carrots, celery & remaining onions in butter until crisp tender. Add spinach, broth, parsley thyme, salt&pepper & meatballs. Cook uncovered over med heat 10-15min Bring to boil, add pasta and cook 7-9min | 39

40: Garlic Panko Chicken 5 tbsp butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4c panko bread crumbs 1/4c parmesan cheese 1 tbsp parsley (optional) 1 1/4 - 1/2 ln boneless, skinless chicken breast salt/pepper to taste Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In sm saucepan, melt butter over med heat, as butter starts to melt add garlic. Once butter melted, remove from heat & pour garlic/butter mixture into low,flat dish such as a pie plate. In another low, plat dish combine panko, parmesan, parsley & add salt/pepper to taste. Spray baking sheet with non-stick. Remove chicken tenderloin from breast and leave whole, then cut breast crosswise into strips. Roll chicken pieces into garlic/butter then completely dredge in panko mixture & place in bakers sheet. Sprinkle any leftover panko mixture on top of chicken strips Spray top of chicken w/ spray olive oil Bake 15-20 minutes | 40

41: Common Man Steak Marinade Recipe 1c A1 steak sauce 2 oz brown sugar 1 oz ketchup 1 tbsp minced garlic 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce 2 tbsp orange juice 1 tbsp lemon juice

42: Cold Weather | Favorites | Diana Thompson Five Bean Soup 2 Large cans Baked Beans 1/2c Ketchup 1 can dark red kidney beans 1/4c lt.brown sugar 1 can butter beans 1 can crushed pineapple 2 cans chick peas 1 sm can pineapple tidbits 1/2tsp dry mustard 1.3 lb ground turkey Brown meat and add all ingredients to crockpot. Cook on high x1hr and on low x4hrs | 42

43: Home Cooking | Diana's Meatloaf 2 lbs hamburger 3/4 tsp salt 1 c hot water 1/4 tsp pepper 1/4 c minced onions 2c Bells Readymix 2 - 3tbsp ketchup stuffing 4 pieces Bacon Place hamburger in lg bowl, add stuffing onions,salt/pepper, ketchup then add hot water & mix thoroughly. Place in bread pan. cover with thin layer of ketchup then Bacon. Bake 350 degrees x 1hr | 43

44: 1 c uncooked med pasta shells 1 (16oz) pkg frozen gr beans 1 tbsp cornstarch 3/4c chicken broth 3tbsp butter 1 1/2tsp dijon mustard 1/2tsp dried basil 1/4tsp garlic powder 1 can whole mushrooms, drained 1 small tomato, chopped (I used petite diced canned tomatoes) Cook pasta according to directions, add beans during last 5 minutes. Meanwhile, combine cornstarch & broth until smooth, set aside. In lg saucepan, melt butter, add mustard, basil & garlic powder, gradually stir in broth mixture. Bring to boil; cook and stir x2min or until thickened. Drain pasta & beans. add mustard sauce and mushrooms, toss to coat & stir in tomato, add salt to taste | Vegetable Medley

45: Tuscan Chicken 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (5oz ea) 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 2 tbsp olive oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tsp rosemary, crushed 1/2 tsp rubbed sage 1/2 tsp dried thyme Flatten chicken to 1/2 in thickness; sprinkle with salt & pepper. In lg skillet over med heat, cook & stir the garlic, rosemary, sage & thyme in oil x1min. Add the chicken & cook for 5-7 minutes on each side or until chicken juices run clear | 45

46: Heather's Balsamic Chicken 1/4c balsamic vinegar 1/2c maple syrup 3 cloves garlic, crushed 1 bunch scallions (whites only) 1/2 tsp salt 1/2tsp pepper 2 lb boneless chicken breast Mix all ingredients together & pour over chicken breasts. Best if able to marinate overnight, but okay as a quick marinade also. Bake chicken as usual. | 46

48: Meatball Calzones 1c part skim ricotta 1c reduced fat shredded mozzarella 1 (10 oz) pkg frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed dry 1 lb frozen pizza dough, thawed 1 1/2c tomato sauce 1 (12oz) pkg frozen cooked meatballs or homemade meatballs cut in 1/2 Preheat oven to 425 degrees Spray baking sheet with non-stick. Combine mozzarella, ricotta & spinach in bowl. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Roll into 8 in circles. Spoon 2 tbsp sauce in center of each dough & spread evenly, leaving 1 in border. Divide cheese mixture then top off with meatball halves. Fold dough over filling to create half moon shapes. Press edges to seal. Bake 18-22 min | 48

50: Marinated Flank Steak 1flank steak garlic powder meat tenderizer honey soy sauce Stab steak with fork repeatedly then sprinkle liberally on both sides w/ garlic powder & meat tenderizer. Place in lg ziplock bag. Drizzle both sides very liberally w/ honey cover w/ soy sauce. Let sit in refrigerator overnight | Red Potato Wedges 4 med red potatoes, cut into wedges 1 tbsp olive oil 1 1/2 tsp rosemary 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/4 tsp pepper salt to taste place potatoes in bowl & sprinkle w/ oil, rosemary, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Toss to coat. Place on baking sheet sprayed with non-stick. bake 450 x 40min | 50

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53: Twice Baked Potatoes 4 large russet potatoes Bacon 2-4tbsp butter salt/pepper to taste 1/2 - 3/4c colby & monterey jack cheese or cheddar Cook potatoes in the microwave for 8 -10 min or until center is cooked. Meanwhile, in sm saute pan fry bacon until crispy. save out sm amount of drippings. Carefully slice open potato and cut out kyak shaped piece of skin from the top of the potato. Using a sm teaspoon, remove inside of potato, leaving 1 inch border from edge. Remove all potato "guts" to med sized bowl Mash potato with a fork & add milk, butter, salt/pepper, cheese, bacon & small amt of bacon drippings. Mix to combine. Divide filling among hollowed out potatoes. Add small amt cheese on top Place on cookie sheet in preheated oven 350 degrees around 20 min

54: slow cooker Beef Stroganoff | 2 lbs beef stew meat 1 c chopped onion 1 (10 oz) can condensed cream of golden mushroom soup 1 (10oz) can condensed french onion soup 1 jar (6oz) sliced mushrooms, drained (I used fresh) 1/4 tsp pepper 1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, cubed 1 (8oz) container sour cream 6 c hot cooked medium egg noodles In 3 1/2 qt slow cooker mix beef, onions, soups, mushrooms & pepper. Cover & cook on low 8-10hrs. Stir in cream cheese until melted then add sour cream & serve over egg noodles. | 54

55: Over the years we've celebrated many happy occasions over some great food and even better company

56: Pumpkin chocolate Cheesecake | 1 pre-made chocolate oreo cookie pie crust 12oz softened cream cheese 1/4c sugar 1 egg lightly beaten 3/4c semi sweet mini choc chips 1 (15oz) can pumpkin 2/3c packed brown sugar 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 4 eggs, lightly beaten 3/4c half & half or light cream PreHeat oven to 450' In medium mixing bowl combine cream cheese, 1/4c sugar & one egg.Beat on low until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture in pastry shell. Sprinkle with mini choc chips. In another bowl combine pumpkin, br sugar & spice. Stir in 4 eggs. Gradually stir in half & half. Slowly pour pumpkin mixture on top of chocolate layer. To prevent over browning cover edges with foil. Bake 60-65min or until knife comes out clean in center. Cool on wire rack & refrigerate 2hrs before serving. | 56

58: Chocolate Peanut butter Cheesecake 18 chocolate graham cracker squares, finely crushed (1 1/2c) 1/2c butter, melted 2 tbsp sugar 2 (8oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened 1 c creamy peanut butter 1/4c sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 c semi sweet chocolate pieces 2 tbsp milk 1/2 tsp vanilla Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Combine crackers, melted butter, and 2 tbsp sugar. Press into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9 inch springform pan, set aside. In bowl beat one package cream cheese with mixer until smooth. Beat in peanut butter and 1/4c sugar until combined. Fold in one lightly beaten egg; set aside. In saucepan, stir chocolate over low heat until melted & smooth. Remove from heat. Cube remaining cream cheese; add to chocolate. Stir to combine. Stir in milk & vanilla until smooth. Fold in 2 lightly beaten eggs. Spread half the choc mixture into pan. Carefully spread all the peanut butter mixture over layer. Evenly spread remaining chocolate mixture. Bake 45 min or until top is set lightly when shaken. Outer 2 in of top will be slightly puffed & dry looking; center will look darker and wet. Cook in pan on rack 15 min. Use sm sharp knife to loosen crust from sides; cool 30 min. Remove sides of pan; cool completely on rack. Cover & chill 4 hrs. | 58

60: Grammie Grant's Frosting Recipe 1 lb confectioners sugar 1/2tsp almond extract 2/3c crisco 1/4c water Beat well until all mixed (gets air bubbles if overmixed) for thicker frosting add more c.sugar

61: Aunt Polly's Chocolate Cake 1 c cocoa powder 2 3/4 c flour 2 c boiling water 2 tsp baking soda 1 c softened butter 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 1/2 c sugar 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla Place boiling water, cocoa & margarine together in bowl. Mix well until margarine has melted. Beat eggs, then add all dry ingredients. Place in greased cake pan | Emma's 1st piece of cake | 61

62: Tye Dyed Cupcakes | white cake mix Baking cups Food coloring (red, blue, green & yellow whipped cream or frosting Prepare your favorite white cake mix then divide the batter evenly among six small bowls. Following the chart below, dye each bowl of batter a rainbow color Rainbow Color Drops of food Coloring Purple 9 red & 6 blue drops Blue 12 drops Green 12 drops yellow 12 drops Orange 12 yellow & 4 red drops Red 18 drops Line 16 muffins pan wells with baking cups. Evenly distribute purple batter among the cups, then the blue and so on, following the order shown, as you go gently spread each layer with the back of a spoon to cover the color underneath. Bake according to cake box directions

63: Making Memories | These cupcakes were a blast to make & much more fun to eat | 63

64: 2 lbs rhubarb stalks, sliced 1/2 inch thick ( equals around 6 cups) 1 1/4 c sugar 1 lb strawberries, hulled & quartered (equals around 1 3/4 cups) 3 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 tbsp lemon juice (I don't usually use) For Topping : 1 stick butter, softened 1 1/2c light br sugar 1 1/2c all purpose flour 1 1/4 c quick rolled oats 3 tbsp canola oil 1 1/2tsp cinnamon 3/4 tsp salt Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In bowl, toss rhubarb with 3/4c sugar & let stand 15min, stirring occasionally. In another bowl, toss strawberries with remaining 1/2c sugar & let stand 10min stirring occasionally. Using a slotted spoon, transfer rhubarb to the strawberries & discard any rhubarb juice. Add cornstarch, lemon juice & vanilla. stir well & transfer into 9x13 in glass baking dish. Make the topping: Combine all Topping ingredients together using a pastry blender or your fingers until lg crumbs form. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling & bake 30min. Reduce oven temp to 325 & cont. baking 30min longer or until the fruit is bubbling & topping is golden brown. Let rest 20 min. | Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp Recipe

65: Common Man Chocolate Mousse Melt: 6oz butter & 1/2lb chocolate chips Whip 5 egg yolks and fold into chocolate mixture. Whip 1/2 qt heavy cream and fold into chocolate, butter and egg white mixture. Cover and refrigerate. | 64

66: Blueberry Cobbler 2/3c sugar 2 tbsp cornstarch 3/4c water 3c frozen/fresh blueberries 1 tsp butter, melted 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1c sifted flour 1 1/2tsp baking powder 1/2tsp salt 1/3c milk 3 tbsp melted butter In saucepan combine sugar & cornstarch, stir in water. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, boil for 1 min. Add blueberries. Pour blueberry mixture into lightly buttered 1 1/2qt baking dish or 9 in pie plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon & drizzle with 1 tsp melted butter. Sift together the flour, baking powder & salt. Pour milk & 3 tbsp melted butter into a measuring cup; add to flour mixture all at once. Stir just until mixture is moistened & forms a ball. Drop by spoonfuls onto blueberries. Bake at 425 x30min | 66

68: Maine Blueberry Pie 1 qt blueberries 1 1/2 tbsp 1 c sugar cornstarch 1/4tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp 2tbsp margarine cinnamon Put blueberries in pie crust bottom. Mix sugar & cornstarch & pour over blueberries. Dot the 2 tbsp margarine over sugar mixture. Put on top of pie crust, making slit on the top. Bake at 350 degrees 50-55 minutes. | Emma was a natural at picking apples... | Grammie Thompson's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe 2 c rhubarb pealed & chopped 2 c sliced strawberries 1 c sugar 1/2 c flour 3 tbsp butter Mix flour & sugar then coat strawberries & rhubarb, place in pie shell, dot with butter Bake in 425 degree oven | apple picking 2011 | 68

69: Blueberry Pie 4c frozen blueberries 1/4c water 3/4c sugar Place in saucepan & bring to boil. Premix 3-4tbsp cornstarch in 4tbsp water in seperate bowl. Add to berries when boiling Pour into pie crust 400 x30min | Apple Pie 6 c thinly sliced apples 2/4 c sugar 1 tsp gr cinn. 1 tbsp butter 1 pie crust Combine sugar & cinnamon & sprinkle over apples, dot w/ butter Put top crust on pie & Bake @ 450 x10min then @350 x 30min

70: Elaine's Pumpkin Pie Recipe 1 1/2c pumpkin 1tsp cinnamon 3/4 c sugar 1/2 tsp ginger 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp cloves 1/4 c milk 3 eggs, sl beaten 6oz canned milk 2 tbsp molasses Thoroughly combine pumpkin, sugar, salt & spices. Blend in eggs, milk & evaporated milk. Bake until knife comes out clean. | 70

71: Grammie Craig's Recipe

72: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies 1/2 c butter 1 1/2 c sugar 1 c canned pumpkin 1 egg, beaten 1 tsp vanilla 2/1/2c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1 ( 6oz) pkg chocolate chips Preheat oven to 350 degrees Grease baking sheets with pam for baking. In lg mixing bowl, cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Stir in pumpkin egg & vanilla. Stift dry ingredients together in seperate bowl. `Add dry ingredients to butter mixture then stir in choc chips. Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheet. Bake 12-15 min | 72

73: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies Mix: 1 c pumpkin 1 c sugar 1/2 c oil and 1 egg in lg bowl then combine 1 tsp milk & 1 tsp baking soda & add to pumpkin mixture. then add 2tsp baking powder, 1 tsp cinn. 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp vanilla, 2 c flour and 1 c chocolate chips. Bake at 350 degrees x 10-12 min Filling: 1 1/2 c milk, 3 1/3 tbsp flour Mix over med heat, boil x 1 min until thick then cool. 3 sticks butter, softened, 4c powdered sugar, 2 tsp vanilla Mix the above until creamy then add flour mixture and blend together

74: Whoopie Pies 1 c shortening 2 tsp baking soda 2 c sugar 1 c hot water 2 eggs 4 c all purpose flour 2 tsp vanilla 1 c unsweetened cocoa 1 c sour milk 1 tsp salt **to sour milk place 1 c of 1 or 2% milk with 1 tsp plain vinegar stir & let sit 10-15 min (will curdle slightly) Preheat oven to 400 degrees grease cookie sheet. In lg bowl cream together shortening, & sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla, & sour milk. Combine the flour, cocoa powder & salt & stir into creamed mixture. Stir together b.soda & hot water & mix into batter. Drop by lg spoonfuls onto cookie sheet Bake 10-12 min Cool on wire rack | 74

75: Filling: 2 1/2 c shortening 6 c confectioners sugar a little less then 1/2 c milk 2 tbsp vanilla extract 1/8 - 1/4 c flour 3 egg whites, beaten In medium bowl, cream together shortening, sugar & 1/8c flour until light & fluffy. Gradually beat in milk & vanilla until mixed well then add egg whites & extra flour if needed.

76: Molasses Cookies 1 1/2c shortening 2 tsp baking soda 2 c sugar 2 tsp cinnamon 2 eggs 2 tsp cloves 1/2c molasses 2 tsp ginger 4 c flour Cream shortening & sugar. Beat in eggs, add molasses. Sift dry ingredients & add to molasses mixture. Roll into 1in balls & dip into sugar. Place on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees x 15 minutes. | 76

77: the girls is one of life's special treasures | Peanut Butter Cookies 1/2 c sugar 1 egg 1/2c brown sugar 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 c shortening 1 1/2 c flour 1/2 c peanut butter Cream sugar, peanut butter, shortening. Add egg. Stir until well mixed. Add all dry ingredients. stir well. Roll into balls about the size of a quarter, place on greased cookie sheet. Press each ball into a circle with a fork. Bake at 350 degrees x 11 minutes (burn easily)

79: J O Y | 79

80: Heather's Christmas Eve French Toast Bake 1/2 c whole milk 1 tsp vanilla 6 eggs 2 tbsp sugar 3 oz cream cheese, cubed 10 slices French bread cut into 1 inch cubes 1 -2 c raspberries (can use other berries) separately mix 2tbsp sugar with 1/2tsp cinnamon to sprinkle on top Grease a 13x9 inch dish. Beat flour,milk, 2 tbsp sugar, vanilla & eggs in lg bowl until smooth. Stir in bread cubes until well coated, then pour into greased pan. Top evenly with cream cheese cubes & berries, sprinkle with remaining sugar/cinn. Cover w/ foil & refrigerate over night. Preheat oven to 400 & bake uncovered 20-25 min | 80

81: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Heather's Ham Glaze for 8-10lb ham: 3/4c honey 1/2c lt brown sugar 1/4c lemon juice 1 tsp dry mustard 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 tsp ground ginger 1/2tsp pepper 1/4tsp gr. nutmeg Combine in bowl. pour 1/4 of glaze over ham then turn ham over so uncoated side is up & pour 1/2 of glaze evenly over the top. Bake ham. 1/2 way through brush ham with remaining glaze. 10 minutes before done baste with juices from pan & baste again just before serving.

82: Peanut Butter Blossoms: 1 (8oz) bag Hershey kisses 1/2c shortening 2tbsp milk 3/4 creamy peanut butter 1/3c sugar 1 egg 1/3c packed lt brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2c flour 1 tsp baking soda 1/2tsp salt Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Remove wrappers from kisses. Beat shortening & peanut butter in lg bowl until blended. Add 1/3c sugar & brown sugar, beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk& vanilla; beat well. Sift flour, b.soda, salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture. Shape dough into 1 in balls, roll in sugar & place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8-10min Immediately press a KISS into center of each cookie, Cool completely on wire rack.

84: Grammie Craig's Recipe

85: Clam Batter for frying 1 egg 3/4c milk 1 tsp salt 1c flour 1 heaping tsp baking powder | Christmas Cheese Ball 1 (8oz) pkg cream cheese, softened 2 c shredded cheddar cheese 1 jar diced pimentos (drained) 2 tbsp margarine, melted 2 tsp worcestershire sauce Beat together, cover and chill | Spinach Dip 1 pkg knorr soup mix 1 sm onion, minced 16oz softened cream chz 1/2c sour cream 1 pkg frozen spinach Boule bread Cook & drain spinach. Mix ingredients & empty into Boule | Chicken Cheeseball 1 lg can chicken 1 pkg italian dressing mix 1 80z package cream cheese, softened Mix well

86: Grammie Craig's Recipes

88: Diana's Poodle Cookies Set Aside: 3c quick oats 1 tsp vanilla 1/2c peanut butter Mix in lg kettle: 1/2c cocoa 2c sugar 1 stick butter 1/2c milk Bring to a boil & cook 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from heat & quickly mix in set aside ingredients. Spoon onto foil & cool | A.Donna's Choc Fudge 1 jar fluff 3/4c evaporated milk 1/4 tsp salt 1/2c sugar 1/4c butter Bring to full boil, on med heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 5 min, still stirring Remove from heat & stir in 12oz choc chips until melted & smooth. Add 1 tsp vanilla spread in 8x8 pan

90: Heather's Butter Crunch 1 pkg saltines 1c chocolate chips 2 sticks butter 2/3c sugar Preheat oven to 450 degrees cover cookie sheet with foil (be sure to use a cookie sheet with edges/sides to it). Place saltines so they cover the bottom of the cookie sheet. In saucepan, melt the butter & sugar then spread evenly over crackers. Place in oven for 4-5min. While in the oven, melt 1c chocolate chips (melt in a pan over a pot of boiling water/double broiler). Remove crackers from oven & spread choc chips evenly over crackers. Refrigerate until cool. Break apart & enjoy!

91: Heather's Brownie Bottom Chocolate Pie 4 squares baker's semi sweet chocolate 1/4c butter 3/4c sugar 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2c flour 2 1/2c cold milk (8oz) coolwhip 2 (4serving) packages instant Jello chocolate pudding Preheat oven to 350 degrees Microwave chocolate & butter on high x2min stir until chocolate is completely melted. Add sugar, eggs & vanilla, stir. Stir in flour. Grease 9inch pie plate & pour in. Bake 25 min. Cool completely. Pour milk into bowl with pudding. Beat with wire whisk x2min Let stand 2 min. Spread over pie bottom. Top with coolwhip & sprinkle with chocolate curls by using a potato peeler on a remaining chocolate square

92: Diana's Heavenly Hash 1 can crushed pineapple 2 c tiny marshmellows 1/4c well drained cherries save out 1/4c of pineapple juice & add to marshmellows in large bowl. Mix & let mixture sit for 1hr at room temperature. Whip together: 1 c heavy cream 2 - 3tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/4tsp almond extract after marshmellows have sat with pineapple juice for one hour fold in whip cream & cherries. May top with coconut if desired.

94: Breads/ Donuts Soups: Banana Bread pg. 2 Cream of Broccoli pg 39 Zucchini Bread pg. 3 Left over turkey soup pg 11 Grammie Howard's Donuts pg. 3 Chicken Noodle pg 14 Blueberry Muffins pg. 4 Corn Chowder pg 14 N.England Banana Muffins pg. 5 Irish Beef Stew pg 20 Corn Bread pg. 6 Roasted Chicken & Onion pg18 Pumpkin Bread pg. 9 Seafood Chowder pg 21 1890 Donuts pg. 87 Hamburger Soup pg 38 Shrimp Wiggle pg 38 Italian Wedding pg 41 Five Bean pg 44 Main Dishes Chicken: Cabbage Rolls pg. 24 Pan Sauteed Chicken With Boiled Dinner pg. 7 vegetables & herbs pg 19 Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff pg. 54 Skillet Ziti with Chicken French Meat Pie pg. 12 and vegetables pg 33 Meatloaf pg. 45 Garlic panko pg 42 Tuscan pg 47 Misc. BBQ pg 51 Twice Baked Potatoes pg 53 Stuffing pg. 10 Red Potato Wedges pg 50 Common Man Steak pg 43 Marinated Flank Steak pg 50 | Table of Contents

95: Pasta/Meatballs: Pie/Crisps: Gloria's Lasagna pg 30 Straw.Rhubarb Crisp pg 64 Crockpot Lasagna pg 32 Straw. Rhubarb Pie pg 68 Meatball Lasagna pg 15 Maine Blueberry Pie pg 68 American Chop Suey pg 16 Blueberry Pie pg 68 Stuffed Shells pg 16 Apple Pie pg 69 Homemade Meatballs pg 17 Pumpkin Pie pg 70 Heather's mac & cheese pg 22 Apple Crisp pg 79 Macaroni & cheese pg 23 Graham Cracker Pie pg 84 grammie's spaghetti sauce pg 34 Vegetable Medley pg 46 Cookies: Meatball Calzones pg 48 Pumpkin Choc Chip pg 72 Molasses pg 76 Seafood: Peanut Butter pg 77 Seafood Portifino pg 29 Peanut Blossoms pg 78 Baked Scallops pg 36 Sugar Drop pg 79 Tuna Casserole pg 37 Peanut butter blossom pg 80 Clam Batter pg 83 Poodle pg 86 Misc Sweets: Cake/Frosting: Common Man Choc Mousse pg 65 Coffee Cake pg 82 Blueberry Cobbler pg 66 Whipped Cream pg 26 Maine Blueberry Pie pg 68 Peanut Butter Frosting pg 26 Blueberry Pie pg 69 Grammie Grant's frosting pg 60 Apple Pie pg 69 A.Polly's Cake pg 61 Pumpkin Pie pg 70 Tye Dyed Cupcakes pg 62 Apple Crisp pg 79 Pumpkin Chc chip cheesecake pg56 Graham Cracker Pie pg 84

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