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POTATO SOUP 1-4-03 Top of page

2 cups boiling water
2 cups diced potatoes
½ cup diced celery
½ cup diced carrots
¼ cup diced onions
1½ tsps. salt
¼ tsp. pepper

Simmer 10 minutes, do not drain.

Make a white sauce with the following

¼ cup margarine
¼ cup flour
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Pour into vegetables. Heat and serve.

POTATO SOUP IN A JAR (1-29-99) 1-4-03

1¾ cups instant mashed potatoes
1½ cups dried milk
2 tbsps. instant chicken bouillon
2 tsps. dried minced onion
1 tsp. dried parsley
¼ tsp. ground white pepper
¼ tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. turmeric
1½ tsps. seasoning salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Put ingredients in a 1 quart jar. On gift tag: Place ½ cup mix in soup bowl; add 1 cup of boiling water; stir until smooth.

CROCKPOT DRESSING (10-27-98 ) 1-11-03 Top of page

1 cup margarine
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped celery
¼ cup parsley sprigs
13 cups dried bread cubes
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1½ tsps. salt
1½ tsps. sage
1 tsp. thyme
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. marjoram
4 cups chicken broth
Some diced giblets, to taste
2 eggs, well beaten

Melt margarine in pan; sauté onions, parsley and celery. Pour mixture over bread cubes in a large bowl. Add seasonings and toss to coat. Pour broth over cubes, then add eggs; mix thoroughly. Put mixture in crockpot; cover and cook on high for 45 minutes. Reduce heat to low and cook at least 4 hours.

CROCKPOT PORK CHOP W/DRESSING (may/jun98pg4) 1-11-03

1 pkg. (6oz.) Stovetop Stuffing mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 tsp. curry powder
4-6 boneless pork chops

Grease crockpot. Mix stuffing as directed, but only use one cup water. Put half of dressing in bottom of crockpot. Spoon ½ can of soup on top. Sprinkle with curry powder. Place chops on top. Add rest of stuffing, then soup. Cook on low, 6-7 hours.

If a recipe calls for frozen coconut, you can get unsweetened, dry coconut and add some moisture to the recipe or buy a coconut and shave it. You can also buy it at Super Wal-Mat.


Peel a lime and toss it in the blender with crushed ice and any alcohol; vodka or whiskey.


Put in a blender,

1 small can frozen lemonade
1 small can frozen limeade
1 small can of tequila.
1 shot glass of Triple sec

Fill blender with crushed ice.

SPAGHETTI CASSEROLE PIE (may/jun01pg8) 1-11-03

2 lbs. Ground beef
½ medium onion, chopped
32 oz. jar of spaghetti sauce
4 tbsps. margarine
3½ tbsps. flour
1½ cups evaporated milk
2/3 cup water
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
8 oz. spaghetti

Brown the meat and the onion. Drain. Add the sauce. Cook spaghetti (break it in half), rinse and drain. Combine with the sauce mix. Combine the margarine, flour, milk and water. Cook until slightly thickened. Add 1 cup of the cheese. Stir 'til melted. Spread ½ of the spaghetti mix in the 9 x 13" pan (greased). Add cheese mix. Top with the remaining spaghetti mix. Then top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

MARGARITAS 1-18-03 Top of page

1 jelly jar glass of tequila
½ jelly jar glass of Triple sec
1 jelly jar glass of port of call concentrate mix
3 jelly jar glasses of water

Blend well with ice and serve. OLE!

MARGARITAS (1-11-03) 1-18-03

Put in a blender,

1 small can frozen lemonade
1 small can frozen limeade
1 small can of tequila.
1 shot glass of Triple sec

Fill blender with crushed ice.

TO TEST FRESHNESS OF BAKING POWDER: (may/jun96pg8) 1-18-03

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking powder with 1/3 cup hot water. If mixture does not foam, the powder is stale and should not be used.

Baking Powder substitution: 5/8 tsp. cream of tartar + ¼ tsp. baking soda = 1 tsp. baking powder.

CELEBRITY 4 CHIP FUDGE (12-11-98) 1-18-03

¾ cup margarine
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 tbsps. milk
10 ozs. peanut butter chips
10 ozs. chocolate chips
11 ozs. milk chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Melt ingredients in a saucepan, stirring with a wooden spoon. Add a 7½ oz. jar of marshmallow creme, 1½ tsps. real vanilla, ½-1 tsp. almond extract. Fold in 1 pound walnuts. Mix together and put in a 9x13" pan. Let cool.

CAKE IN A JAR (Chocolate Brownie Cake) 1-18-03

2½ cups flour
2½ cups sugar
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsps. instant coffee
2 tsps. baking soda
1½ cups walnuts
2 tsps. powdered vanilla (optional)

Combine into a jar or airtight container.

Gift Tag:

Mix the contents of the jar with:
3 cups sour cream
2 large eggs
½ cup canola oil
2 tsps. vanilla if you can't find the powdered vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Grease standard size bundt pan. Mix with mixer on medium to low speed until smooth. Pour into pan. Bake 1 hour 10 minutes, until tests done. Let cake rest 15 to 20 minutes in pan. Let it cool the rest of the way. Very moist cake.

You can find vanilla sugar, which is the same as vanilla powder in many catalogs. 1-25-03 Top of page

Ethnic Foods
695 Lunt Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL

Target has Vanilla sugar.

Healthier cheeses have some trouble melting so you could choose alpine lace or some soy cheeses. Add a little bit of skim milk when heating it over the stove and then it will melt easily on anything.


2¼ cups flour
½ tsp. sugar
1/3 cup cold skim milk
½ cup + 1 tbsp. canola oil

Mix flour and sugar. Pour milk and oil into same measuring cup, do not stir liquids. Add all at once to the flour, stir with a fork until well mixed form into something ball. Roll out with waxed paper or saran wrap

If you need to bake the crust first, preheat oven to 450° and bake 14-16 minutes.



1 head of lettuce, romaine or green leafy lettuce
Vegetable broth or white wine for deglazing
2 cups shredded lettuce for sautéing
4 fresh garlic cloves
1/2 cup rice vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon Honey

Cooking Method:

In a dry sauté pan, roast shredded lettuce. When bottom of sauté pan browns, remove from heat. Deglaze roasted lettuce in sauté pan by drizzling with vegetable broth or white wine. Cool and add to food processor. Add garlic, rice vinegar, mustard and honey. Blend. Serve over lettuce. Dressing can be warm or cold. Add garnish of tomatoes, green onions, or soy "bacon" bits. Serves four.

To make soy "bacon" bits, use 1/2 cup Grapenuts® and 1 to 2 Tablespoons light soy sauce with a touch of liquid smoke flavor if desired. Let dry and sprinkle on lettuce greens.

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