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Chile Cheese Rice Bake

You’ll Need:

1 cup long grain white rice

2 medium zucchini, sliced
1 (7-ounce) can diced green chiles
12 ounces Jack cheese, grated
1 large tomato, chopped
Salt to taste
2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon oregano
1 garlic clove, chopped

1/4 cup chopped green onions

Chopped parsley

Procedures : 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cook rice and set aside. Steam zucchini until tender, then drain.
3. Butter 3-quart casserole. Layer rice, chiles, 1/2 of cheese, zucchini and tomato. Sprinkle with salt. Combine sour cream, oregano, garlic and green onions and spoon over tomato layer. Scatter remaining cheese on top.

4. Cover and bake for 45-50 minutes.
5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

SERVES: 8

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Black Bottom Pie

You’ll Need:

2-1/2 cups finely crumbled graham crackers

1 stick melted butter
2 cups whole milk or half & half
1/2 cup sugar
1-1/4 Tablespoons cornstarch

4 large egg yolks
1 Tablespoon gelatin
1-1/4 squares unsweetened chocolate

1 teaspoon vanilla
4 stiffly beaten egg whites

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint whipping cream
Grated chocolate


Procedures : Melt butter, mix well with graham cracker crumbs, press firmly on bottom and sides of 7-1/2 x 12 inch dish. Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour or until very crisp. Cool thoroughly. Separate eggs, put whites in mixing bowl. Set aside. Add hot milk, stir until well mixed, return to pot and cook until wooden spoon is well coated. Stir in gelatin which was soaked in 1/3 cup water. Divide custard in half. In one half add melted chocolate and vanilla. Stir thoroughly. Pour on top of crust. Refrigerate until “set”. In other half, fold in stiffly beaten egg whites to which cream of tartar, sugar and vanilla have been added. Pour on top of cooled chocolate custard. Refrigerate. Beat cream. Put on top of custard after it has been thoroughly cooled and is firm. Grated unsweetened chocolate sparingly on top.

SERVES: 9

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Cheese Spinach Bake

You’ll Need:

2 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach

1-1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
4 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup butter, softened
3 eggs, beaten
2 teaspoons flour
Salt and pepper to taste


Procedures : Cook the spinach using package directions; drain.
Combine the spinach, cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, butter, eggs, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Spoon into a greased 1-quart baking dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

SERVINGS: 4

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EGG PANDESAL

You’ll Need:

2 tbsp yeast
2 cups water-luke warm
? cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1 cup powdered milk ( skim milk )
1/3 cup margarine
2 pcs eggs
1 kilo All Purpose Flour


Procedures : 1.)Combine salt and sugar and All Purpose Flour.
2.)Dissolve yeast + 1 tbsp sugar in luke warm ? cup for 5 minutes ? 10 minutes and let rise. Set aside.
3.)Sift the flour, measure. Make hallow in the center, add yeast mixture and margarine.
4.)Proofing time 60 minutes. Baking time 20 mins until done
5.)Make baston, roll in bread crumbs
6.)Cut.

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COCONUT MACAROONS

You’ll Need:

4pcs eggs
? cup margarine (dari cr?me)

2 tsbp vanilla
1 can condended milk
4 cups desiccated coconut
? cup All purpose flour
? cup sugar


Procedures : 1.)Cream the butter, add the sugar and beat well.
2.)Add milk, eggs and vanilla to the cream mixture blend thouroughly.
3.)Add desiccated coconut, All purpose flour continue beating. Fill the paper cup with the coconut mixture and bake for 15 minutes at 350? F.

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Prebaked Tart Shell

You’ll Need:

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 stick (4 ounces) cold butter, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup ice water


Procedures : Put the flour in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture
resembles coarse meal. In a small bowl, dissolve the sugar and salt
in the water. Sprinkle over the flour mixture, tossing until the
dough begins to mass together.

Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and form it into a ball.
Wrap in plastic wrap and flatten into a 6 inch disk. Refrigerate for
at least 30 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough into a large round,
1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Trim to a 15 inch circle. Dust the dough lightly with the flour and fold into quarters. Place it, with the point in the center, in a 9 1/2 or 10 inch tart pan, about 1 inch high, with a removable bottom. Open up the pastry and fit into the pan, folding down the excess to reinforce the sides. Press the pastry against the fluted sides of the pan; trim off any excess dough. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

Preheat the oven to 425F. Line the pastry with foil and fill with pie
weights or dried beans. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the pastry
is almost dry. Remove the foil and weights, prick the bottom and sides
all over with a fork, and continue baking for 5 to 8 minutes, or until
the crust is golden brown.

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Cranberry Crumb Tart

You’ll Need:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 sticks (6 ounces) cold butter, cut into 1 inch cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 cups fresh cranberries (about two 12-ounce bags)
Prebaked Tart Shell


Procedures : Preheat the oven to 375F. In a large bowl, combine the flour and 1 3/4
cups of the sugar. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Continue cutting until the mixture forms nickel sized clumps that crumble easily.

In a medium bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the salt. Add the cranberries and toss to coat well.

Spon the cranberries into the Prebaked Tart Shell, mounding them slightly in the center. Using your fingers, lightly squeeze pieces of the crumb topping and drop them gently over the berries (do not press the topping into the fruit).

Bake until the topping is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling around
the edge, about 40 minutes. Serve at room temperature.

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Caramelized Pear Tart

You’ll Need:

Pastry:
14 Tbsp. butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
zest of 1 lemon, grated
3/4 cup finely ground almonds
1 3/4 cups flour

Filling:
2 1/2 lbs. ripe, firm pears, peeled, cored, and cubed
(or large can of pears drained/cubed, though not as good)
8 Tbsp. Butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup toasted almonds


Procedures : Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg yolks and zest, mix well. Add almonds and flour, mix well. Form into ball, wrap with plastic, and chill 1 hr.

Grease 10 inch tart pan with removable bottom. On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Transfer to pan and press to bottom and sides. Line dough with foil and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake at 400 degrees(F) for 20 minutes. Remove foil and weights, bake 3 minutes until golden.

While crust is baking, melt butter in large, heavy skillet. Over medium heat, saute pears until tender.* Sprinkle with the sugar and cook until fruit is caramelized(golden brown.) Place filling in baked crust and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Serve warm or chilled.

* If using canned pears, don’t cook the pears first–add sugar with pears.

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Banana Cream Pie

You’ll Need:

3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour or 3 Tbs cornstarch (I use the cornstarch)
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups milk
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 Tbs butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 9-inch baked pastry shell
(meringue made from the leftover egg whites, optional)

1 1/4 cups of whole milk or half-and-half
pinch salt
pinch pepper
2 Tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons maple syrup
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
9 inch pie pan filled with your favorite crust


Procedures : Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a saucepan. Add milk gradually. Cook, stiring constantly, over medium heat til bubbly. Cook and stir an additional 2 minutes and remove from burner.

Stir small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks, immediately add egg yolk mixture to hot mixture and cook for 2 minutes, stiring constantly. Remove from heat.

Add butter and vanilla and stir til smooth.

Slice 3-4 bananas into the cooled baked pastry shell. Top with pudding
mixture and spread meringue (if desired) on top of the pie. Bake at
350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Cool.

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Lucille’s Sweet Potato Pie

You’ll Need:

6 medium Sweet potatoes, (use the rounder ones)
3 sticks of butter
1.5 cup sugar, (2 cups if you want)
3 eggs ( beaten)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt

2 – 9″ pie crusts


Procedures : Boil sweet potatoes in their jackets until cooked. – thin knife goes through. Beat the eggs. Put butter & sugar in a large bowl. Peel
hot potatoes – with knife cut top and peel down, removing any stringiness from the potato with the skin, cut bottoms. Place hot peeled potatoes on the butter in the bowl with sugar, CRUSH together.
Add beaten eggs. Stir in spices ( to taste).

Pour into two unbaked pie crusts. ( consistency of pumpkin pie mix)
Bake at 350F until brown

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