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    Tami's Recipes dtstandley@email.msn.com
    CANDLE.gif (893 bytes)Hot Cocoa Mix
    2 cups nonfat dry milk, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/2 c. cocoa, 1/2 cup powdered creamer, dash salt. Combine all ingredients and blend well. Store in tightly covered container. Makes 3 3/4 cups mix. (about 15 - 6 oz. servings) For single servings mix 1/4 cup mix with 3/4 cup hot water.
    xsnow.gif (1859 bytes)Grandma's 7-layer cookies
    1 cube margarine-melted, 1 cup graham cracker crumbs, 1 cup coconut, sm. pkg. choc. chips, sm. pkg. butterscotch chips, 1 1/2 cups nuts, 1 can Borden's condensed milk. Layer in order. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
    Yummm....
    cake2.gif (698 bytes)Incredibly Awesome Rice Krispie Treats
    1 cup sugar, 1 cup light Karo syrup, 1 cup creamy peanut butter, 6 cups Rice Krispies, 1 - 12 oz. bag choc. chips, 1 - 12 oz. bag butterscotch chips.
    Combine sugar and Karo syrup in a pan. Bring just to a boil. Stir in peanut butter until thoroughly blended. Place cereal in large bowl and add mixture. Thoroughly blend. Pour onto "pammed" sheet cake pan. Spread on both chips.
    Melt in warm oven. Spread with rubber scraper. Cool to set. Serves lots!
    star1.gif (801 bytes)Yummy and Easy Cheese Ball
    3 pkgs. softened cream cheese, lots of grated cheddar cheese (or colby-jack), chopped green onions, and 1 pkg. dry ranch dressing mix (sometimes I add 1/2 of another pack) Blend well. Makes 1 large cheeseball or split and make 2 smaller ones. Put on plate in frig and let cool. Great with your favorite crackers.
    Sally's Recipes sally@webspresso.com

    star1.gif (801 bytes)Eric's Fudge!
    There is a funny story about how my fudge came to be named after our friend Eric, but Eric would get mad if I told it on the internet!
    1 box 10X sugar - (3 2/3 cups)
    Cup unsweetened cocoa powder
    cup milk
    cup butter or margarine (1 stick)
    1 T vanilla

    Lightly butter or grease and 8 inch pan (or tin). Blend sugar & cocoa and put in large (3 qt) bowl. Add milk, butter and microwave on high from 2-4 minutes, or until butter is melted. Stir once. Add vanilla, mix well to blend. Spread in pan, cool and cut into squares.
    ~VARIATIONS~ you can add :1 cup peanut butter w/butter; Nuts;  coconut; marshmallows; chopped maraschino cherries.
    ~Substitutions~ instead of vanilla - add a liquor (or any flavoring) of your choice: almond, creme de menthe, Kahlua, coffee, ANYTHING!!

    CANDLE.gif (893 bytes)EASIEST appetizer in the world!
    1 package won ton wrappers
    1 8 oz slab of hot pepper cheese, cut into the size of sugar cubes.
    Preheat oven to 350F. Drop the cubes into center of the wrapper, twist corners closed (moisten fingers w/water) and bake on a cookie sheet or in mini muffin pans for about 6-8 minutes. Serve HOT.

    xtree.gif (2157 bytes)Baked Artichoke Dip
    My favorite!
    Chop 1 jar/can of artichoke hearts (14 oz). Add fresh minced garlic cloves (1-4, your choice), set aside.
    Combine 1/2 c parmesan cheese, 1 T lemon juice, 1/4 cup mayo (lowfat OK) & 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened. Mix well and add the artichokes & garlic. Put into a 1 qt. baking dish, top with 2 T parmesan cheese and 2 T bread crumbs.Bake 2o min @ 375. Serve with bread, crackers or veggies.

    Doris' Recipes shelby@odyssey.net
    cake2.gif (698 bytes)SHRIMP SPREAD (Always gets rave reviews and so easy!)

    1 8-oz. pkg. Cream Cheese, softened
    1/2 Cup Miracle Whip Salad Dressing (I've used mayo, too)
    1 4-1/2 oz. can tiny cocktail shrimp, drained, rinsed
    1/3 Cup finely chopped onion (I decrease this, since I'm not fond of onions)
    1/8 teaspoon garlic salt

    Combine cream cheese and salad dressing, mixing until well blended. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover; chill. Serve with assorted crackers.
    Preparation time: 10 minutes plus chilling.

    CANDLE.gif (893 bytes)SWEET POTATO CASSEROLE (Wonderful with ham and a tradition at our Christmas dinner!)

    Two large cans sweet potatoes, drained
    1 teasp. salt
    1 Cup brown sugar
    2 Tablesp. butter
    3 Tablesp. flour
    1 Cup mini marshmallows
    1 Cup Half & Half
    1/2 Cup pecans (or walnuts)

    Place drained potatoes in a buttered 9 X 13" casserole or pan. Combine salt, sugar, and flour and pour mixture evenly over potatoes. Dot with butter, add marshmallows and nuts. Pour half & half over all. Bake at 325 F for 1 hour.
    coffeepot.gif (827 bytes)RASPBERRY ALMOND SANDWICH COOKIES (Another really easy, but delicious recipe!)

    1 box Duncan Hines Golden Sugar Cookie Mix
    1 egg
    1 Tablespoon water
    1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    3/4 Cup sliced natural almonds, broken
    Seedless Red Raspberry Jam (I use Polaner's all-fruit)

    1. Preheat oven to 375 F
    2. Combine cookie mix, buttery flavor packet from mix, egg, water and almond extract in large bowl. Stir until thoroughly blended. Drop half of dough by level measuring teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. (It is a small amount of dough but will spread during baking to 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 inches.)
    3. Place almonds on waxed paper. Drop other half of dough by level measuring teaspoonfuls onto nuts. Place almond side up 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
    4. Bake both plain and almond cookies at 375 F for 6 minutes until set but not browned. Cool l minute on cookie sheets. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.
    5. Spread bottoms of plain cookies with jam; top with almond cookies, almond side up. Press together to make sandwiches. Store in airtight container.

    Makes 4 1/2 to 5 dozen cookies.
    xtree.gif (2157 bytes)CHRISTMAS BRUNCH CASSEROLE
    1 dozen eggs
    1/2 Cup milk
    8 oz. sour cream
    about 2 Cups diced ham (may substitute sausage, cooked and drained, or cooked links cut into bite-sized pieces, or crumbled bacon)
    about 2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, swiss, jack or combination, depending on your own preferences.)

    Beat together eggs and milk. (Crack eggs into bowl, and discard shells before you start beating!) Fold in sour cream until well blended. Add your choice of meat or skip it for a meatless version, and desired amount of cheese. (That's the beauty of this recipe - use what YOUR family likes. We like lots of cheese!) Pour into buttered 9X13 glass baking pan. (Aluminum may turn the eggs gray!) Bake at 350 F until set, and just beginning to turn golden on top. Cut into squares. This will serve up to 12, depending on the size of the squares you cut. Talk about versatile, you can't ruin it, so use as many eggs and as much meat and cheese as you need to feed your group. Just keep the milk and sour cream in the same general proportions to the eggs and use an appropriate size glass casserole.

    xsnow.gif (1859 bytes)FUDGE (This is so easy and fool-proof IF you follow the directions exactly!)

    4 1/2 Cups Pure Cane Sugar (Domino's works best)
    1 Can Evaporated Milk
    1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
    2 Sticks Butter
    18 oz. Chocolate Chips (or any variety of chips, I like peanut butter and butterscotch, or you could do chocolate mint. I'm going to try to swirl chocolate and peanut butter this year.)
    Nuts, if desired.
    In a very heavy saucepan over med high heat combine sugar and evaporated milk. Cook, stirring until mix comes to a full rolling boil; then boil EXACTLY 7 minutes, stirring constantly and being careful not to burn.
    Remove from heat. Add vanilla, butter, chips and nuts. Stir until butter and chips are completely melted. Spread in well buttered 9 X 13" pan. Refrigerate at least 6 hours. Cut in squares. It's outta this world and makes great gifts!
    ~~~~~~~~~

    star1.gif (801 bytes)Kansas Corn Scallop from Rena's Kitchen
    1 can whole kernel corn, drained
    1 can cream style corn
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 small can evaporated milk
    4 Tbs. butter, melted
    2 Tbs. instant minced onion
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    2 Cups crushed soda crackers
    1 12 oz. pkg. processed swiss cheese diced or shredded
    Mix everything together and pour in a well-buttered casserole.
    Bake at 325 for 1 hour.

    Elaine's Recipes (Doris' sister) - bearcraze@hotmail.com
    star1.gif (801 bytes)CHRISTMAS JELLO
    1 LARGE PKG. RASPBERRY JELLO
    1 CUP BOILING WATER
    1 CUP COLD WATER
    1 CUP APPLESAUCE
    1 CAN CRANBERRY SAUCE
    TOPPING:
    3 OZ. PKG. CREAM CHEESE
    2 TABLESPOONS MAYONNAISE
    1 TEASPOON ORANGE JUICE
    IN A 9 X 9 SQUARE DISH OR 9 X 13 OBLONG DISH, DISSOLVE JELLO IN  BOILING WATER. ADD COLD WATER. STIR IN APPLESAUCE AND CRANBERRY SAUCE  UNTIL EVENLY BLENDED. REFRIGERATE UNTIL COMPLETELY SET. MIX TOGETHER  CREAM CHEESE, MAYONNAISE, AND ORANGE JUICE UNTIL SMOOTH. CUT INTO  SQUARES AND SERVE ON LETTUCE LEAF. GARNISH EACH SQUARE WITH A DOLLOP OF TOPPING.
    CANDLE.gif (893 bytes)STICKY BUNS FOR CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST
    1 LOAF FROZEN BREAD DOUGH, THAWED
    1 PKG. INSTANT BUTTERSCOTCH PUDDING MIX
    1/2 CUP BROWN SUGAR
    1 TSP. CINNAMON
    1 STICK BUTTER OR MARGARINE, MELTED
    1/2 CUP CHOPPED NUTS, OPTIONAL
    THE NIGHT BEFORE:
    AS SOON AS DOUGH IS THAWED ENOUGH, CUT INTO 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, AND 1/32s. MIX TOGETHER DRY INGREDIENTS. DIP BREAD DOUGH PIECES INTO MELTED BUTTER AND THEN DRY MIX. PLACE IN ROWS   IN UNGREASED 8 X 8" PAN. SPRINKLE WITH NUTS IF DESIRED. ANY LEFTOVER   BUTTER AND DRY MIX CAN BE POURED OVER THE TOP. COVER WITH FOIL OR  PLASTIC WRAP AND LET RISE OVERNIGHT. (UNTIL DOUBLED.) BAKE AT 350 FOR 20 TO 25 MINUTES.
    IF PREFERRED, RECIPE CAN BE DOUBLED AND PIECES LAYERED IN A TUBE PAN.
    LET RISE AND INCREASE BAKING TIME.20
    Millie's Recipe - beartales@pipeline.com
    xtree.gif (2157 bytes)Quick Pizza Dip
    1 8 oz. container cream cheese
    1 tsp. Italian seasoning
    1/2 cup pizza seasoning
    1/8 tsp. garlic powder
    2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
    2 tsp. each chopped red and green peppers
    1) Beat cream cheese and seasonings w/ electric mixer on medium until well blended.
    2) Spread on bottom of 9" pie plate (glass looks better than metal)
    3) Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese, pizza sauce, remaining mozzarella cheese and peppers.
    4) Bake 15-20 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.
    5) Serve with breadsticks.
    Kelly's Recipe kmmarino@spacestar.net
    ribb.gif (2936 bytes)WHITE CHOCOLATE PARTY MIX - EASY! EASY! EASY!
    1 pkg (10 oz) mini pretzels
    5 cups Cheerios
    5 cups Corn Chex
    2 cups Salted Peanuts
    1 lb. Plain M&M's
    2 pkgs (12 oz. each) vanilla chips or almond bark
    3 Tbs. Vegtable Oil
    In a large bowl, combine first five ingredients; set aside. In a microwav-safe bowl, heat chips and oil on medium-high for 2 minutes, stiring once. Microwave on high for 10 seconds; stir until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture and mix well. Spread onto three waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Cool; break apart. Store in an airtight container.
    Make about 5 quarts. I used a 700-watt microwave in making this. Enjoy! You can't get enough. Kind of that salty-sweet thing going.
    Doris got this from her cousin - please take it in the "spirit" in which it's intended
    warning: do not try this at home unless you have a designated fruitcake tester in your kitchen!
    coffeepot.gif (827 bytes)A Different Way to Make Fruitcake
    1 cup water
    >> 1 cup sugar
    >> 4 large eggs
    >> 2 cups dried fruit
    >> 1 teaspoon baking soda
    >> 1 teaspoon salt
    >> 1 cup brown sugar
    >> lemon juice
    >> nuts
    >> 1 gallon whiskey
    Sample the whiskey to check for quality.
    Take a large bowl.
    Check the whiskey again to be sure that it is of the highest quality.
    Pour 1 level cup and drink.
    Repeat.
    Turn on the electric mixer; beat 1 cup butter in a large fluffy bowl.
    Add 1 teaspoon sugar and beat again.
    Make sure the whiskey is still okay. Cry another tup.
    Turn off the mixer.
    Break two legs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
    Mix on the turner.
    If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers, pry it loose with drewscriver.
    Sample the whiskey to check for tonsisticity.
    Next, sift 2 cups of salt. Or something. Who cares.
    Check the whiskey.
    Now sift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
    Add one table. Spoon. Of sugar or something. Whatever you can find.
    Grease the oven.
    Turn the cake tin to 350 degrees.
    Don't forget to burn off the tweater.
    Throw the bowl out of the window.
    Check the whiskey again.
    Go to bed.
    Who the leck hikes fruitcake anyway?
    Linda's Recipes Lindamc123@aol.com
    xtree.gif (2157 bytes)Pumpkin Roll
    3 Eggs                   1 C. sugar
    2/3 C. pumpkin    1 tsp. lemon juice
    3/4 C. flour           1 tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. cinnamon    1/2 tsp. nutmeg
    1/4 tsp. salt       
    1 C. chopped nuts (us as topping)
    Beat Eggs. Add sugar, stir in pumpkin and lemom juice.  Stir in all dry ingredients, retaining nuts for later use. Grease and flour jelly roll pan...spread mixture in pan. Place nuts on top. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes. Turn out of warm pan onto a powdered sugar covered towel. Roll in towel to cool.
    Unroll and fill with this blend:
    1 cup powdered sugar, 6oz cream cheese, 4 teaspoons oleo,
    and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
    CANDLE.gif (893 bytes)CHEESE ROLL
    1 lb. Processed cheese..I use Velveeta     8 oz. cream cheese

    Roll Velveeta between layers of plastic wrap. Spread Velveeta with softened
    cream cheese. Chop Finely .. 1/2 cup pecans, 2 canned jalapeno peppers, 3
    green onions with tops, and 1 small jar pimentos (drained). Spread on top of
    Velveeta and cream cheese. Roll into a log shape. Cut into logs about 6 inches long. Can be frozen. Serve with crackers.

    Carol From Big Grizz's Recipes biggrizztl@aol.com
    xsnow.gif (1859 bytes)Baked Corn Pudding Casserole
    1 can whole kernel corn drained (12-15oz.)
    1 can creamed corn (12-15oz.)
    1 egg, beaten
    1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix
    1 c sour cream
    1 stick butter melted

    Mix all ingredients. Pour into greased casserole dish. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes, or until lightly browned on the top. Can easily be doubled.

    xtree.gif (2157 bytes)Yummy Hershey's Moist Chocolate Cake
    1 3/4 c all purpose flour
    2 c sugar
    3/4 c cocoa
    1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
    1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
    1 tsp. salt
    2 eggs
    1 c milk
    1/2 c oil
    2 tsp. vanilla
    1 c. boiling water
    Combine dry ingredients.
    Add remaining incredients EXCEPT boiling water; beat at medium speed 2 minutes.
    Remove from mixer; stir in boiling water (batter will be thin).
    Pour into 2 greased and floured 9" pans or a 13" x 9" pan.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes for layers, or 35-40 for 13" x 9" pan.

    cake2.gif (698 bytes)Carrot Cake
    2 c flour
    2 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp mace
    1 1/2 c sugar
    1 1/4 c oil
    4 eggs
    3 c finely shredded carrots
    1 tbl grated lemon peel
    3/4 c chopped nuts
    1/2 c raisins

    Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and mace; set aside.
    Beat together sugar and oil.
    Gradually beat in eggs and then flour mixture.
    Stir in carrots, lemon peel, nuts and raisins.
    Grease and flour a 10" tube pan or three 8" round cake pans.
    Pour in batter and tap on counter to release any air bubbles.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes for tube pan, 25-30 minutes for cake pans.

    Cream Cheese Frosting
    8 oz cream cheese
    6 tbl butter softened
    1 tsp vanilla extract
    2 - 2 1/2 c confectioners sugar

    Combine all ingredients together and beat until smooth.