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    Default Irresistible Peanut Butter Cookies

    3/4 C Peanut butter
    1/2 C Crisco shortening
    1 1/4 C firmly packed lite brown sugar
    3 Tablespoons Milk
    1 Tablespoon Vanilla
    1 Egg
    1 3/4 C flour
    3/4 Teaspoon Salt
    3/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

    Heat oven to 375 degrees

    Combine: peanut butter, Crisco, brown sugar, milk, vanilla in a large bowl. Beat at medium until well mixed then add egg, beat well.

    Combine: flour, salt, baking soda, into small bowl.

    Slowly add dry mixture to peanut butter mixture.
    Beat on slow till blended then space spoonful of mixture to an ungreesed pan. Reduce heat to 350 degrees, cook for appox. 14 minutes.
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    Default Roasted Carrots

    Roasted Carrots

    Cut 1 lb cleaned carrots into 1 1/2 inch pieces (cut thicker pieces in half for even roasting). Toss with a few tablespoons of Italian dressing. Place in shallow baking dish. Cover with foil. Roast at 450 for 20 minutes, remove foil and roast an additional 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally.

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    Turkey Meatloaf (coolmama72)

    1 ½ lbs. ground turkey
    2 Tbs. soy sauce
    ½ cup Italian bread crumbs
    ½ cup ketchup
    ½ cup uncooked oatmeal
    ½ cup skim milk
    1 large onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
    1 egg
    Generous grating black pepper

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients. Place mixture in a 9x5 inch loaf pan coated with nonstick cooking spray. Back until internal temperature is at least 160 degrees, about 1 ¼ hours. (If you don’t have a meat thermometer, toward the end of cooking time, cut a slit in the middle and cook until juices run clear - not pink - and meat has lost its pink or reddish color. Makes eight servings

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    Peppered Pork Roast with Cherry Salsa (marie)
    1/3 cup chopped onion
    1/3 cup chopped green pepper
    1/3 cup chopped green chilies
    1/3 cup dried cherrier / chopped
    1/3 cup red cherry jam
    1 1/2 tbs vinegar
    2 tbs chopped fresh cilantro / or dired if need be
    1 to 2 tb cracked black pepper
    2 tsp garlic salt

    3 lbs boneless pork loin roast

    Combine the first 7 ingredients and mix well. Cover, and chill for several hours. Rub pepper and garlic salt onto all surfaces of the pork roast. Place roast in a pan and cook at 350 for 1 hour until internal meat temp registers 155 to 160 Let stand ten minutes before slicing

    Serve with the reserved cherry salsa

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    Beef Potato Casserole (marie)
    6 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
    1/2 cup milk
    2 tablespoons butter
    2 pounds ground beef
    1 onion, chopped
    1 green bell pepper, chopped
    salt and pepper to taste
    1 (8 ounce) package processed American cheese, sliced

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F
    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook until tender but still firm, about 15 minutes. Drain, then mash with milk and butter until smooth.
    In a large, deep skillet over medium high heat, combine ground beef, onion and green pepper. Cook until beef is evenly brown. Drain excess fat. Season with salt and pepper.
    In a deep casserole dish, spoon a layer of beef mixture. Spread a layer of mashed potato over the beef. Continue alternating layers until the dish is full. Top with cheese.
    Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

    -author unknown

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    Cola Chicken (mea3)
    I've made this a bunch of times for my family and they love it. It's called Cola Chicken and this is what you need/do:

    4 skinless boneless chicken breasts
    1 cup catsup
    12 oz can of diet cola

    Put chicken in non-stick skillet. Pour catsup and diet cola over the top (I usually mix these together before I pour it over the chicken). Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat and cook for 45 minutes. Uncover, turn up the heat and continue to cook until the sauce becomes thick and adheres to the chicken.

    It turns into the most incredible BBQ sauce. Yummmmm!

    **(tyedye) variation: ive made something similar to this using a beef roast and cooking it all day in the crock pot. the recipe i used added a pack of dry onion soup mix. i used mushroom/onion and its very tasty. i will try your version with chicken. sounds yummy!

    **(tonya) variation: There is also another version of this for the grill or oven. You need a whole roasting chicken. Clean out the cavity and take a can of diet soda ( open the top with a can opener ) mix more herbs with the pop and set the chicken on the can. The can will fill up the whole cavity and steam from within the chicken. Bake or grill till done.

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    breakfast quiche (tylersmommy0)
    Place Tater Gems in a round cake pan. Cook them about 3/4 of the recommended time.
    Add beaten eggs, sausage, tomatoes, etc. And cook at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or until it looks done. It is a super easy and yummy breakfast "quiche"!

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    Chicken Stir Fry (marie)
    3 tablespoons Kikkoman Soy Sauce, divided
    2 tablespoons cornstarch, divided
    2-1/2 teaspoons sugar, divided
    1 clove garlic, pressed
    2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch squares
    1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
    1/2 pound fresh broccoli
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
    1 medium onion, chunked
    1 small carrot, cut diagonally into thin slices
    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    1/4 pound fresh snow peas, trimmed and cut in half

    Combine 1 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon
    sugar and garlic; stir in chicken. Let stand 15 minutes.

    Meanwhile, blend remaining 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 1 Tbsp. cornstarch,
    2 teaspoons sugar and vinegar with 3/4 cup water; set aside.
    Remove flowerets from broccoli; cut into bite-size pieces.
    Peel stalks; cut diagonally into thin slices.

    Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in hot wok or large skillet over high heat.
    Add chicken and stir-fry 3 minutes; remove. Heat remaining
    1 Tbsp. oil in same pan. Add broccoli, onion, carrot and red
    pepper; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add snow peas; stir-fry 2 minutes
    longer. Stir in chicken and soy sauce mixture. Cook, stirring,
    until sauce boils and thickens.

    Makes 4 servings

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    Cheese Manicotti (marie)
    1 large onion; minced
    1 pound mushrooms, sliced
    1/2 cup butter or margarine
    1/2 cup flour
    4 cups milk
    1 1/2 ups parmesan cheese, grated
    salt and pepper to taste
    12 manicotti shells
    1 pound deli-style ricotta
    4 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
    1/2 cup romano cheese, grated
    1/4 cup walnuts, finely chopped
    1/4 cup parsley, chopped
    3 eggs
    1 dash nutmeg


    Saute onion and mushrooms in butter 5 minutes; stir in
    flour. Gradually stir in milk; stir over low heat until
    sauce bubbles and thickens. Stir in 1 cup Parmesan cheese
    and salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Cook manicotti
    shells according to package directions; drain and cover
    with cold water. Mix together ricotta, mozzarella, Romano
    and remaining Parmesan cheese; add walnuts, parsley and
    eggs. Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Drain
    manicotti shells; stuff with cheese mixture. Place shells
    side by side in a greased shallow baking pan; spoon sauce
    over all. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven 20 to 25 minutes,
    or until bubbly and golden

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    Quesadilla recipe ll (tyedye)
    1 pound chicken (or pork, or beef)
    1/2 bag frozen peppers and onion
    1 pack dry fajita mix
    flour tortillas
    grated cheese, any kind you prefere

    brown the meat, add peppers and dry fajita mix. i never add the water it recomments but you can if you prefere.
    i use my George Forman grill to do the rest.
    spray frypan or grill with cooking spray. lay tortilla on grill with half hanging over the end. add meat mixture and cheese and fold the other half over that. cook till crispy. wont take long. use pizza cutter to cut in triangles.
    I serve this with refried beans.

    1 can refried beans
    green onions, chopped

    mix the beans with some salsa and top with cheese and green onions.
    you can bake the beans in the oven till hot or you can cook them in the nuker. tastes great with totilla chips.

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