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Baked Corn Tortilla Chips

Baked Corn Tortilla Chips Prepare your own homemade chips without frying them. These authentic, Baked Tortilla Chips have satisfying crunch you'll love without the added calories. Course Side Dish Cuisine Mexican Prep Time5mins Cook Time15mins

Crock pot Bread Pudding

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Crock Pot Bread Pudding

Credit:
http://www.inthekidskitchen.com/holiday-fun/crockpot-bread-pudding/

Crockpot Bread Pudding RecipeNote: This recipe can be made gluten free and/or dairy free with a few simple substitutions. Simply use non-dairy milk and/or gluten free bread. Slow-cooker Bread Pudding Ingredients2 loaves of french bread8 eggs2 cups milk of your choice1 tsp. cinnamonBrown sugar topping: 3/4 cup butter softened3/4 cup brown sugar2 tsp. cinnamonMelt butter in microwave-safe container and whisk in brown sugar and cinnamon until smooth and thick. Kitchen supplies you might find useful: Crock-pot

Re: Burgundy Bean Soup

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Sounds yummy! I vaguely remember you making this when I was younger
On Fri, Apr 13, 2018, 12:41 Lena Austin <voiceomt2002@gmail.com> wrote: Burgundy Bean Soup
This is a great way to use up that bit left in the bottle from the party or intimate gathering before it goes to vinegar. The next morning after the party, pour the wine(s) into ice cube trays and freeze. Remove the wine cubes and store in a labeled freezer bag until needed for a recipe. It's a handy way to have wine available for recipes without having to keep bottles around.
We use a lot of bacon in our recipes, so we normally don't fry. We cut it up with kitchen shears, then  bake it in the oven, drain,  and store it in 1-lb increment freezer bags until needed. Pre-cooking bacon and ground meats in 1-lb increments (pre-cooked weights) saves time and trouble later. Just remember to label those freezer bags very well with a fat Sharpie!



Quick Beef Noodle Soup

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Quick Beef Noodle Soup


Simple and delicious. Yes, the top picture is my own electric skillet when I made this recipe.

Banana Raisin Bread

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Banana Raisin Bread
I'm a sucker for bread, especially quick breads. It's pretty easy to see this recipe came off the side of a box of graham cracker crumbs. I also recommend that you use bananas that have turned black on the outside. The sugars are fully developed, and they're "mushy" so easy to stir in. If you don't have time to use the bananas immediately, peel them and throw in a zippered freezer bag until you can use them. That way, you'll always have a supply of bananas for banana bread, muffins, and other treats.




Burgundy Bean Soup

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Burgundy Bean Soup
This is a great way to use up that bit left in the bottle from the party or intimate gathering before it goes to vinegar. The next morning after the party, pour the wine(s) into ice cube trays and freeze. Remove the wine cubes and store in a labeled freezer bag until needed for a recipe. It's a handy way to have wine available for recipes without having to keep bottles around.
We use a lot of bacon in our recipes, so we normally don't fry. We cut it up with kitchen shears, then  bake it in the oven, drain,  and store it in 1-lb increment freezer bags until needed. Pre-cooking bacon and ground meats in 1-lb increments (pre-cooked weights) saves time and trouble later. Just remember to label those freezer bags very well with a fat Sharpie!



Cheesy Sausage Skillet

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Cheesy Sausage Skillet
A few years ago, my roomie David talked me into buying an electric skillet. I'm addicted to it now! This recipe is perfect for an electric skillet, where you can monitor the temperature more accurately, and even bring it to the table to serve directly.
When times were especially lean, I substituted Spam for the sausage. It doesn't require pre-cooking. Just cut it up into bite-sized chunks and toss it in with the vegetables at the end to warm up. Spam now comes in a variety of flavors like bacon, chorizo, and jalapeno. So give it a try. It's better for you than Ramen!


Diet Kool Pops

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Diet Kool Pops


Kool Aid pops were a part of my childhood, and probably kept Mom from killing us in summer. They're a cheap and easy snack even now, with some modifications to avoid all that sugar. Who says Mom can't enjoy a frosty treat, too? I got my kool-pops mold from someone who no longer wanted them, but you can pick them up in dollar stores or even online. In a pinch, use Dixie cups, cover with foil, stick in a stick (available at craft stores by the box), and freeze. But frankly, the mold is worth the purchase. Most molds can also be used to freeze fruit smoothies, juices, and yogurts.

Here's a link for cheap ice pop molds. https://www.amazon.com/SODIAL-Popsicle-Yogurt-Icebox-Freezer/dp/B00TJPYEMW/ref=sr_1_2?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1523650631&sr=1-2&keywords=popsicle+molds&refinements=p_36%3A1253523011
No , I don't get a kickback from Amazon, or anyone else. I just happen to be an Amazon Prime member.

Double Layer Pumpkin Pie

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Double Layer Pumpkin Pie
What do you say to Pumpkin Pie? (Come here you round plate of deliciousness…) Here in the Deep South, sometimes a cool alternative to hot pie might be needed. This is a lovely alternative when temperatures soar. Who says you have to wait until fall for all that delicious nutrition in pumpkin?


Lee Plumb, NCICS

Graham and Peanut Butter Bon-Bons

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Graham and Peanut Butter Bon-Bons
These are delicious served on the pagan holiday of Beltane. Okay, they're good anytime!

Tip: For the confectioner's coating, I use and recommend Wilton's Candy Melts. Again, I don't get any kickback for this. I just happen to find them easy to melt and use, and they come in a variety of colors for every occasion without having to fiddle with messy food colors.

Lee Plumb, NCICS

Weight Watchers 3-2-1 Mug Cake

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Best thing ever to satisfy the sweet craving without going nuts.

https://simple-nourished-living.com/weight-watchers-3-2-1-microwave-mug-cake/
https://simple-nourished-living.com/weight-watchers-3-2-1-microwave-mug-cake/

You can find videos on YouTube like this one:



Best part is, you can have any cake flavor you want! If there's a cake mix for it, you can make this mug cake recipe with it. I have made pumpkin, carrot, black forest, and coconut to date.

I take mix in a jar, with an old tablespoon inside and make it in my coffee cup at work. That old 3 PM sugar craving is handled, and I didn't have to make one giant cake to do it.



Jell-o Jigglers Kid and Adult Version

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Jell-o Jigglers
Who didn't love these as a kid? So simple, so easy, so…easy to turn into an adult naughtiness. (That recipe is at the bottom.)

Molds are available just about anywhere! Or just use cookie cutters.
Adult Jigglers Warning! Do not serve these to kids! Ingredients·1 1/2cupwater ·3/4cupvodka (check out flavored vodkas for variety!) ·2, 4-serving packages of Jell-O Instructions1.Boil the water in a small sauce pan over high heat. 2.Add the Jell-O to a small bowl. 3.Add the boiled water to the bowl with the jello. 4.Stir until the Jell-O has been completely dissolved.
Pour into the molds and allow to set. A dip in hot water for a few seconds should release the jigglers from the mold. Keep them cool! 

Creamy Lemon Squares

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Creamy Lemon Squares
When you have a child who loves lemons, you need a quick and easy recipe to satisfy those sourpuss cravings! And who doesn't love lemons and lemonade in the hot summertime?

Hint: if you have a food processor, you can "cut in" the cold margarine by dumping the wafers, flour, and brown sugar in the processor bowl, add the margarine in bits, and pulse until it resembles coarse crumbs. Just add the margarine in a bit at a time.

Lee Plumb, NCICS

Turtle Cheesecake Trifle

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Turtle Cheesecake Trifle
2 Sara Lee Pound Cakes (found in the freezer section of the grocery)
3 8-oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
¾ cup sugar
12 oz Cool Whip
2 c chopped pecans (I used walnuts)
10 oz caramel ice cream topping
10 oz hot fudge ice cream topping (I used Hershey’s syrup)


1.Cut the pound cakes into bite-sized cubes
2.Use a mixer to cream together the cream cheese, vanilla, and sugar. Fold in the Cool Whip.
3.Layer the trifle as follows:
a.Single layer of pound cake cubes
b.Drizzle with ice cream toppings
c.Sprinkle on nuts
d.1/3 of the cheesecake mix
e.Repeat, finishing last cheesecake layer with another drizzle of ice cream toppings and nuts.
4.Chill until ready to serve.