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My avocation is cooking and seeing what I can create in the kitchen. I've found many good and interesting recipes in the following web sites:

Betty Crocker.com

Iowa Farmer.com
Food TV.com
Emeril.com

A few of my favorite recipes are as follows:


DESSERT - BLUE WILLOW BARS (DREAM BARS)
1 yellow cake mix
4 eggs
½ cup soft butter or margarine
8 oz. Cream cheese
1 lb. Confectioner's sugar
1-cup coconut
1-cup pecans or walnuts

Blend cake mix, 1 egg, and butter together.
Put in a 9 x 12 greased, baking pan.

Blend 3 eggs, cheese, and sugar.
Stir in nuts and coconut.
Spread over cake mixture.
Bake 35 45 minutes @ 350 until firm.
Cool before cutting.


MAIN DISH - HAM LOAF
½ cup ketchup
1-cup bread crumbs (or 3 slices of bread)
Salt & pepper to taste
1 tbsp brown sugar
2 eggs
½ cup chopped onions
1-1/2# ground ham
½# ground pork (or beef)

Mix together thoroughly and form into a loaf
Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour


VEGETABLES VIDALIA ONION CASSEROLE

Sauté:

4 medium Vidalia onions (Florida sweet, Texas sweet, Walla Walla, or any other sweet onion may be substituted, but not as good)
¼ cup of butter

Mix in casserole dish:

Sautéed onions (above)
1-cup sour cream
2 eggs (beaten)
¾ cup Parmesan cheese (Romano cheese may also be added)
Salt & pepper to taste

Top with:

½ cup of shredded Mozzarella cheese
Bake at 425 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes


Spirited Sweet Potato Casserole

2-1/2 lbs sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons margarine or butter
1/3 cup of milk
¼ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons bourbon or apple juice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 egg whites
½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake potatoes 50 to 60 minutes or until very tender.
Cool 10 minutes; leave oven on.
Scoop pulp from warm potatoes into large bowl; discard skins.
Add margarine (or butter) to bowl; mash with potato masher until potatoes are fairly smooth and margarine has melted.
Stir in milk, brown sugar, bourbon, cinnamon and vanilla; mix well.

Beat egg whites with electric mixer at high speed until soft peaks form.
Add salt; beat again until stiff peaks form.
Gently fold egg whites into sweet potato mixture.

Spray 1-1/2 quart soufflé dish with nonstick cooking spray.
Spoon sweet potato mixture into dish; top with pecans.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until sweet potatoes are puffed and pecans are toasted.

Makes 8 servings


Original Chex Party Mix

Heat oven to 250 F.

Melt 6 tablespoons of margarine or butter in a large roasting pan in oven.
With a wooden spoon, stir in 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce, ¾ teaspoon
garlic powder, 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt and ½ teaspoon of onion powder.
Stir until seasonings are completely incorporated into butter.

Gradually stir in 1 cup mixed nuts, 1 cup pretzels, 1 cup garlic-flavor bagel chips,
3 cups Corn Chex, 3 cups Wheat Chex, and 3 cups of Wheat Chex. Mix until all
ingredients are evenly coated.

Bake 1 hour, stirring about every 15 minutes.

Spread mixture on paper towels to completely cool. Store in airtight container.
Makes 12 cups.

Note mixture can be changed to add cashews, peanuts, goldfish chips, and
use of the new 1 pound box of mixed Chex.

   
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