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The Shaffer's Recipe Book

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S: Kristen & Eric Shaffer Family Cookbook!

BC: S | When two became one | November 5, 2011

FC: The Shaffers

1: Table of Contents | Drinks 4-5 | Breakfast 6-7 | Appetizers 8-11 | Main Dishes 12-24 | Dessert 25-33 | Recipe for a Good Marriage - 3

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3: Ingredients: 4 Cups of Love 2 Cups of Loyalty Big Dash of Faith 3 cups of Kindness 4 Cups of Understanding 1 Cup of Friendship 5 Spoonfuls of Hope 1 Barrel of Laughter Pinch of Forgiveness (no substitutions) | Directions: Take love and loyalty and mix thoroughly with faith. Blend in kindness and understanding, add friendship and hope. Sprinkle abundantly with laughter. Garnish with forgiveness and thoughtfulness. Bake with sunshine. Serve daily with generous helpings. Enjoy your cookbook with advice and memories! Made with love from your family and friends. | A Good Marriage | 3

4: Ingredients: 7.5 Ounces of Tequila 2.5 Ounces Triple Sec 3 Ounces of Fresh Lime Juice (3 Wedges) 3 Ounces Agave Nectar 12 Ounces Prosecco or Sparkling White Wine | Sexy Margaritas | Drinks | Directions: Combine the ingredients (except for the Prosecco/White Wine and shake vigorously to chill. Strain the mixture into a chilled champagne glass and top it off with the Prosecco/White Wine. Garnish & enjoy! | Advice: Kristen, this recipe made me think of you for 3 resaons: 1. Memories from Alpha Kappa Psi usually involved a drink in hand 2. This is not just any margarita, my friend, this is a classy, sophisticated margarita that adds fizz to any fiesta - just like you! 3. Lastly, I want you to have a fun drink recipe on hand when you invite me over for ladies night! May your kitchen always be full of joy, comfort, good times, & ingredients for a sparkling margarita!! | 4 | Rita Jo

5: Summer Beer | Ingredients: 1 Fifth of Vodka 1 Case of Beer (24 Cans) 1 Container of Country Tyme Lemonade Powder Directions: Pour the vodka in the container and then pour in all of the powder lemonade. Next start adding the cans of beer; stir well as you add the beer as the mixture will fizzle. | 5

6: Sausage & Cheese English Muffins | Breakfast | Ingredients: 1 Package English Muffins 1 Pound Breakfast Sausage 1 Large Jar Cheez Whiz 1 Package Fresh Mushrooms (optional) | Directions: Fry sausage. Add cheez whiz to sausage mixture. Wash and slice mushrooms, then add them to the sausage and cheese mixture. Let simmer for a couple minutes. Cut english muffins in half and put on baking tray. Spoon sausage and cheese mix onto english muffins. Broil on high for about 10 minutes or until cheez whiz is a golden brown. Serve hot. | Holly | 6

7: Ingredients: Cooking Spray 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter 2 Slices Whole Wheat Bread 1 Banana, Sliced | Directions: Heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Spread 1/2 of peanut butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Place banana slices onto the peanut buttered side of one slice, top with the other slice and press together firmly. Fry the sandwich until golden brown on each side, about 2 minutes per side. | Kassy | Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich | Don't go to bed angry at each other.... Be sure to wake up and enjoy a healthy, delicious breakfast just as you would end each day with a perfect dinner. | 7

8: Happy Mother's Day | Appetizers | Ingredients: 2 lbs Red Seedless Grapes 2 lbs White Seedless Grapes 1 Cup Soft Cream Cheese 1 Cup Sour Cream 1 Cup Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 1 Cup Pecans | Grape Salad | Directions: Wash Grapes the night before and pat dry, then refrigerate. Mix grapes, Cream Cheese, Sugar, and Vanilla in a 9"x13" pan. Top/Sprinkle with brown sugar and then with the pecans | Advice: Pick your battles. Don't argue over everything. When something comes up, stop and decide if it is something important enough to make a big deal about and only argue about the things that are really important. Hopefully, you'll find very few things that are that important. - Denise | 8

9: Ingredients: 8 Ounces Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls 8 Ounces Reduced Fat Cream Cheese 1 Envelope Ranch Salad Dressing Mix 1/2 Cup Each Chopped Fresh Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Green Peppers, Sweet Red Peppers, and Mushrooms | Directions: Unroll crescent roll dough into one long rectangle. Press onto the bottom of a 9"x13" baking pan coated with cooking spray. Seal seams and perforations. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, salad dressing mix and milk until smooth. Spread over crust. Sprinkle with vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving. Cut into 16 pieces. Yield: 8 servings. | Veggie Pizza | 9 | Dana

10: Ingredients: 2 Cans Black Beans 1 Package Frozen White Corn 1 Tomato Chopped 1 Small Onion Chopped 1/2 Green Pepper Chopped 1-2 Sprigs Cilantro, Chopped 1/3 Cup Vinegar 1/3 Cup Oil 2/3 Cup Sugar Salt & Pepper Directions: Mix Black Beans, White Corn, Tomato, Onion, Green Pepper, and Cilantro in large bowl. Heat Vinegar, Oil, Sugar and Salt & Pepper over medium heat intil sugar dissolves. When cool, pour over ingredients and mix together. | Black Bean Salsa | 10 | Ashley

11: Stuffed Mushrooms | Ingredients: 1 6 Ounce Can Crabmeat, Drained 1/2 Cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese 1/4 Cup Real Mayonnaise 1 1/2 ATablespoon Parsley Flakes 15-20 Medium/Large Mushroom Caps Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Mix first five ingredients in a bowl. Wash mushrooms and remove the stems. Spoon mixture evenly into mushroom caps. Place on baking sheet. Top each mushroom cap with a little extra cheese. Bake 10-12 minutes until mushrooms are cooked | 11 | Holly

12: Ingredients 1 Pound Lean Ground Beef/Ground Turkey 1 Small Onion (chopped) 3 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 Can Diced Tomatoes (undrained) 1 Cup Water 8 Ounce Tomato Sauce 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley Flakes 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil Leaves 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano Leaves Salt/Pepper to taste 2-1/2 Cups Broken Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles, Uncooked 1 Cup Fat Free Cottage Cheese 1/4 Cup Fat Free Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Egg Shredded Fat Free Mozzarella Cheese for Garnish | Skillet Lasagna | Main Dishes | 12

13: Directions: In a large skillet, brown beef with onions and garlic. Drain. Add tomatoes, water, tomato sauce, parsley, basil, oregano, and salt. Stir in uncooked pasta. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until pasta is tender. Combine cottage and Parmesan cheeses. Mix in the egg. Drop cheese mixture by rounded tablespoons onto pasta mixture. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more. Sprinkle with shredded mozzarella and serve. Advice: Tiffany Saulnier's mom, Debbie, and Tom told Geoff and I this at our wedding, "Marriage is like a coffee cup. You have got to put more into it than you take out in order for it to reach it's full potential." | 13 | I | Carrie

14: Daughters are little girls that grow up to be your best friend... | Grandma Whitworth’s Cream of Potato Soup | Ingredients: 1 cup diced potatoes 1 cup boiling water Celery salt 2 cups thin white sauce 1 tsp minced onion Salt, pepper, paprika Directions: Combine potatoes, water and onion. Cook until vegetables are tender. Rub through sieve. Add white sauce. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and celery salt. Heat to boiling. Garnish with paprika. | 14 | Mom

15: Ingredients: 2 Slices of Bread 2-3 Pieces of Cheese Butter | Directions: Spread butter on the outsides of both pieces of bread. Put on pre-warmed skillet. Put cheese in the middle. Brown on both sides flipping sandwich over every few minutes. Keep the stove on medium instead of high to prevent quick burning. | Madison | Grilled Cheese | Having a sister is like having a best friend you can't get rid of. You know whatever you do, they'll still be there. ~Amy Li | 15

16: When you are standing at the altar gazing into your future husband's eyes listening to the minister talk about your future as husband and wife, don't picture the young and vibrant man in front of you. Picture less hair, a few less teeth, more wrinkles, an age spot or two... picture a few more chins and a couple of wiry black hairs sticking prominently out of one ear and an even longer one out of one nostril. Gaze lovingly down and picture a little belly hanging over a somewhat shriveled and shrunken hoohoo. If you can picture this and still want to marry this man, continue gazing into his eyes and say "I do..." | Throw any meat and veggies in a crock pot and set it for 8 hours!!!! :) That's about the extent of my cooking skills. - Danielle Huffman | Easy Crockpot Meal | 16

17: Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Round 1 Package Dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dip Mix 1 Package Dry Taco Seasoning Mix 2 Cans Mild Rotelle Tomatoes 2 Pounds Cans Crushed Tomatoes 2 Pounds Cans Dark Red Kidney Beans 2 Pounds Cans Pinto Beans 2 Pounds Cans Black Beans Directions: Do not drain anything; mix all together and simmer over low heat! Simply delish! - Aunt Jane | Delicious Chilli | 17

18: Cheese Tortellini Soup | Ingredients: 1 Bag Frozen Cheese Tortellini 2 Cans Fat Free Beef Broth 1 Can Enchilada Sauce 2 Cups Salsa | Directions: Put all ingredients in a pot, cover, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally | Advice: Stay connected... don't forget to talk about your day, randomly text "I love you", and continue to put your spouse in front of yourself. | Much Love, Kassy | 18

19: Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 (15 ounce) can creamed corn 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn 1 (8.5 ounce) package corn bread mix | Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a mixing bowl, stir together the sour cream, butter, creamed corn, corn niblets and corn muffin mix. Pour into a 1 quart casserole dish and bake for 40 minutes. | Vanessa | Corn Casserole | 19

20: Cashew Chicken Salad Sandwiches | Ingredients: 1 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream 1 Cup Light Mayonnaise 1 Teaspoon Curry Powder 2 Cups Chopped Boneless Chicken Breasts (about 2) 1/3 Cup Chopped Celery 2 Tablespoons Chopped Dry-Roasted Cashews 1 Tablespoon Finely Chopped Green Onions 2 Whole Wheat Hamburger Buns | Directions: Combine first 3 ingredients in a large bowl, stirring until well blended. Add chicken, celery, cashews, and green onions; stir well. Chill. Serve chicken salad on buns. | Vanessa | 20

21: Ingredients: 1 Cup Shredded Four Cheese Mexican Blend Cheese, Divided 1/3 Cup Fat Free Milk 1/4 Cup Egg Substitute 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Red Pepper 1 Can Cream-Style Corn 1 Box Corn Muffin Mix 1 Can Chopped Green Chiles, Drained 1 Can Red Enchilada Sauce 2 Cups Shredded Cooked Chicken Breast 1/2 Cup Fat Free Sour Cream | Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Combine 1/4 cup cheese and next 7 ingredients (through chiles) in a large bowl, stirring just until moist. Pour mixture into a 9"x13" baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until set. Pierce entire surface liberally with a fork; pour enchilada sauce over top. Top with chicken; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes or until cheese melts. Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces; top each serving with 1 tablespoon sour cream. | Chicken Tamale Casserole | Vanessa | 21

22: Chicken Tortilla Soup | Ingredients: 2 Cans Chicken Broth 1 Cup Medium Chunky Salsa 1 Bag Fajita Chicken Strips Shredded Cheese for Topping Crushed Tortilla Chips for Topping Sour Cream for Topping | Directions: Bring chicken broth and salsa to a boil. Add in sliced chicken (It looks like more than it really is once it’s mixed in because it all sinks to the bottom.) Boil for about 5 minutes. Pour into individual bowls and top with shredded cheese, crushed tortilla chips, and sour cream. | Holly | 22

23: Ingredients: 24 Fresh Green Chile Peppers 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, or as Needed 3 Cooked, Shredded Chicken Breast Halves 4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Divided 3 Cups Enchilada Sauce, Divided 1 Can Black Olives 8 Ounces Sour Cream | Directions: Preheat the oven broiler. Brush peppers with oil and arrange on a baking sheet. Broil peppers 5 minutes, turning occasionally, until scorched on all sides. Remove from heat, cool slightly, and peel. Reduce oven temperature to 350. In a bowl, mix the shredded chicken, 2 cups cheese, and 1 cup enchilada sauce. Cut a slit in each roasted chile pepper.... | Directions: (Continued) .....stuff each with about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture. Arrange stuffed chiles in a single layer in a large baking dish. Cover with the remaining enchilada sauce.Bake 35 minutes in the oven, until bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, and continue baking 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with olives and sour cream to serve. | Vanessa | Chicken Stuffed Chiles | 23

24: Crock Pot Round Steak | Ingredients: 2 - 2 1/2 Pounds Round Steak 1 Package Onion Soup Mix 1/4 Cup Water 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup Directions: Cut steak into serving pieces and season with salt. pepper, garlic powder. Place in crock pot. Add soup mix, water and soup. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours. | Laurie & Caitlin | 24

25: Ingredients: 1 Stick of Butter 1 Cup Flour 3/4 Cup Chopped Nuts 1 Cup Sugar 8 Ounces Cream Cheese 1 Large Tub of Cool Whip 2 Boxes Instant Chocolate Pudding 3 Cups Cold Milk | Directions: Mix flour and butter together until crumbly. Add nuts. Press into a 9"X13" pan and bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Cool. Cream together sugar and cream cheese. Add 1/2 of the cool whip and blend together and pour over crust. Beat instant pudding and milk together until thick. Pour slowly over cool whip mixture. Top with remaining cool whip and refrigerate. Let set for a few hours and serve. | Sex in a Pan | Always listen to each other and be each others best friend. The rest will fall into place along your journey together. - Judy | Desserts | They call this Sex in a Pan because you ooohh and aaahhh over how good it is. Enjoy!!! | 25

26: Ingredients: 1 Cup Flour 1 Cup Sugar 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 3/4 Cup Milk 1 Can of Peaches Pinch of Salt | Peach Dessert | Directions: Make batter of above ingredients. Melt 1/4 cup margarine in baking dish. Pour batter over melted margarine. Do not stir. Empty peaches over batter. Bake at 350 for 1 hour. | 26 | Aunt Cora Dell

27: Directions: Pre-heat oven to 375. Mix evaporated milk, butter and chocolate chips in 1 quart saucepan. Stir over medium heat until chocolate is completely melted. Mix eggs, sugar, flour and salt in 1 1/2 quart bowl. Stir in chocolate mixture, vanilla and pecans. Pour into crust. If desired, top with pecan halves. Bake 35 minutes or until firm. Cool completely before serving. | Ingredients: 1 9” Pastry Shell (unbaked) 2/3 Cup Evaporated Milk 2 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine 1 Cup Chocolate Chips 2 Eggs, Slightly Beaten 1 Cup Sugar 2 Tablespoons Flour 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Chopped Pecans 1 Teaspoon Vanilla | Chocolate Pecan Pie | This was your Great Grandma Harter's recipe. I make it every Christmas. It is easy to make and is very good. - Aunt Cora Dell | 27

28: Strawberry Pie | Ingredients: 4 Tablespoons Strawberry Jello 4 Tablespoons Flour 1 Cup Sugar Sliced Strawberries | Directions: Mix dry ingredients together, than add 1 cup BOILING WATER. Boil on stove until thick, then chill. Pour over sliced berries in baked piecrust, or use store bought shortbread cookie crust. (Do Not Bake) Chill until firmly set. Top with whipped cream. | Jenna Boren | 28

29: Ingredients: 1 Stick Butter 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 8 Ounces Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar 3/4 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips Mini Vanilla Wafers | Directions: Melt butter and brown sugar on medium heat. Add vanilla to melted butter and sugar mixture. In separate bowl, mix cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add first mixture with second bowl. Add chocolate chips. Let chill before serving. Dip is served with mini vanilla wafersit’s amazing. | Liz | Cookie Dough Dip | 29

30: Ingredients 1 Package of Oreos, Crushed 8 Ounces Cream Cheese, softened 1 Package of Chocolate Almond Bark Directions: Using a food processor or hand mixer, mix Oreos and cream cheese. Roll into walnut size balls. Chill for 1 hour. Melt 3/4 almond bark over low heat. Stick a toothpick in Oreo balls and dip in chocolate. Allow chocolate to harden on wax paper (about 15 minutes) Refrigerate and enjoy! Advice: Live a little, love a lot! :) - Christy | Oreo Balls | 30

31: Ingredients: 2 Sticks Softened Butter 2 - 3 Cups Flour 4 Teaspoon Vanilla 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda 1 Teaspoon Salt 1 Cup Granulated Sugar 1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar 2 Large Eggs Obscene amount of chocolate chips :) Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. | Stacey's Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies | 31

32: Ingredients: 2 Packages Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix 3 Cups Milk 1 Container Frozen Whipped Topping, Thawed 1 Package Chocolate Graham Crackers 1/4 Cup Milk 2 Packages Prepared Chocolate Frosting Directions: In large bowl, combine pudding mix and 3 cups milk; mix well. Fold in whipped topping and beat with mixer for 2 minutes. In a buttered 9”x13” baking dish, spread a layer of graham crackers on the bottom of the dish. Spread 1/2 of the pudding mixture over crackers, then top with graham crackers. Spread remaining pudding over crackers and top with another layer of crackers. Cook the container of frosting uncovered in the microwave for 1 minute on half power. Pour over the top of cake. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours before serving. | Chocolate Eclair Cake | Vanessa | 32

33: Grandma's Easy Peanut Butter Cookies | Ingredients: 1 Cup Peanut Butter 1 Cup Sugar 1 Large Egg 1Teaspoon Vanilla Directions: Stir together ingredients in large bowl. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart, flatten with fork. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool. Yields about 30 cookies. Chill dough 2 hours in refrigerator before baking—works better. Variation: Evenly press 1 cup chocolate chips or 1 cup chopped peanuts on prepared cookies on baking sheet before baking as directed. | Grandma Betty Miller | 33

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