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BOLOGNA SALAD

A girlfriend’s mom made this spread years ago for our Teen Club Luncheon back in Iowa in the 50’s. I asked her to tell my Mom how to make it. I made the recipe for my kids while they were growing up & they still love it. Sweet relish and eggs round out the flavor of bologna in this simple but delicious spread. Serve it on cocktail toast, or use it in sandwiches. The amount of egg, creamy salad dressing and relish should be adjusted to taste. Oh wow! I…

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Cherry Cheesecake Lush

Ingredients 1cup vanilla wafer crumbs 1cup finely chopped pecans 1cup butter, melted 18-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1cup powdered sugar 116-ounce container whipped topping, divided 23-ounce packages cheesecake flavored pudding; 3 C milk 1can LUCKY LEAF® Premium Cherry Fruit Filling & Topping ½cup chopped pecans Instructions Preheat oven to 350°. In medium mixing bowl, combine vanilla wafer crumbs, finely chopped pecans, and melted butter. Press into a 9 X 13 baking pan; bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool. In a separate mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 cup whipped topping.…

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Alicia Silverstone calls on Starbucks to stop charging extra for non-dairy milk

The “Clueless” star took to Twitter to share her less-than-stellar experience at the coffee chain. After a disappointing experience at Starbucks, actress Alicia Silverstone took to Twitter to express her frustration about the coffee chain’s sustainability practices — and the way it prices non-dairy drinks. “Depressing! Just brought my reusable mug to @Starbucks &saw staff use a disposable cup, pour it into my mug, then toss the disposable cup,” she wrote on Tuesday. “Totally defeats the purpose of trying 2 reduce waste! Then I looked around to see so many…

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Poor Man’s Stew

Ingredients : 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained 1.5 lbs potatoes, diced large 3 carrots, sliced 1 onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced (I had this on hand already) 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste 2 cups water 1 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. dried oregano Directions : Add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker. In a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, onion powder and oregano. Pour this mixture…

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Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients: 3 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1 to 2 tablespoons milk Directions 1 In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk. 2 Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. Frosts…

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Drunken Bourbon Bread Pudding – New Orlean’s bread pudding!

Have you ever visited the Big Easy? If you have then you know that this city is home to some of the world’s best foods. For example, this New Orlean’s bread pudding has got to be the best bread pudding that I have ever tasted. I didn’t have to leave the state of Pennsylvania to get it, either. This recipe will take you on a journey to New Orleans from your very own kitchen. You’ll find that the directions are very easy to follow and what you are left with…

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BEST EASY MEATLOAF RECIPE

Happy AUGUST! Are you looking for a super yummy, quick dinner to make? If you haven’t tried my meatloaf yet, I think you’re going to love it!  It’s low in calories, very moist and has a divinely rich sweet ketchup glaze.  It’s a whole lot skinnier than most meatloaf recipes because I’m using an extra lean ground beef, homemade whole wheat bread crumbs and egg whites. By the way, making your own crumbs is really simple to do. Ingredients : 2 lbs. extra lean ground beef 1/4 cup of Zesty…

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Mississippi Mud Cake

Here’s my Mississippi Mud Cake Recipe. I think you’ll love it, too! Ingredients: 1 cup of melted butter (or 1 stick of butter and 1 stick of margarine) 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 4 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted 1 (10.5-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows Instructions: 1. Whisk together melted butter and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Stir in flour and chopped pecans. 2. Pour batter into a greased…

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FRESH APPLE CAKE

Ingredients: 1 c vegetable oil 2 c sugar 3 eggs 3 c flour 1 tsp baking soda 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 c chopped pecans 3 c peeled and chopped apples Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 x 13″ pan. Combine oil, sugar, and eggs. Stir in flour and baking soda. Add vanilla, pecans, and apples. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 45-50 minutes. Cool for 2 hours. Then prepare frosting. Frosting: 1/2 c butter 1 c brown sugar, packed 1/4 c evaporated milk 1/2 tsp…

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Boil Potatoes And Slice Them. Arrange With Meatballs And Cheese And Bake For A Delicious French Treat

So much of modern American cuisine comes out of French cooking that it’s hard to overstate its influence. Although we may think of the legendary chef and TV host Julia Child as an All-American chef, Child’s signature influences were from French cuisine and how it could be translated to fit the American home. On the other hand, we may have the impression that French cooking is only for the high-minded chef or that it’s too complicated to pull off regularly. Fortunately, we’ve got a recipe for you today that proves…

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Crock Pot Cube Steak

Ingredients: 6 cube steaks 1 medium onion peeled and sliced into rings 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of celery soup 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix 1/2 soup can of water salt and pepper Instructions: Peel, slice and separate the rings of one medium sized onion. Salt and pepper each cube steak. Place 2 cube steaks in the bottom of your crock-pot. Top with onions and repeat. Separating each addition of meat with onions. This will help separate them later and avoid them being one melded…

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Pecan Pie Muffins

I love pie. I love all kinds of pie. I will never turn down a slice of homemade pie. But if I had to choose my absolute favorite pie, it would be Pecan Pie. It is the mother of all pies. Of course, if you ask my hubby, the Apple Pie is the mother of all pies. We just agree to disagree. Apple comes in a very close second for me. So when you can take the flavors of a pecan pie and put them into other baked goods, then I am…

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