California tamale pie

Ingredients

1 lb lean ground beef, browned
3/4 cup yellow corn meal
1 1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg chili seasoning mix
1 tsp seasoned salt
1 lb can tomatoes, cut up

1 lb whole kernel corn, drained
2 1/4 oz sliced ripe olives, drained
1 cup cheddar, grated

How to prepare

Stir together corn meal, milk and egg. Add remaining ingredients, except cheese. Pour into crockpot, cover, cook on high 3 to 4 hours. Sprinkle cheese over top, cover and cook another 5 minutes. Yield: 6 servings

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Chocolate zucchini cake

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup sugar
4 tbsp cocoa
2 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour milk (a tsp of vinegar added to milk)
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cup zucchini, unpeeled, grated

How to prepare

In a bowl, cream butter and eggs. Add oil, vanilla and sugar. Blend well. Sift together the cocoa, flour, baking soda, baking powder, cloves, and cinnamon. Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk. Add zucchini and chocolate chips. Bake in a greased 9″x13″ pan at 325 degrees for 40 to 50 minutes. There is no need to frost this cake, but if you wish, sprinkle or sift powdered sugar on top of the cooled cake.

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Country pork dinner

Ingredients

3 lb pork loin country-style rib, cut into serving pieces
1/3 cup flour
2 tbsp oil
1 1/2 cup apple cider
1 cup water
1 tbsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper
2 lb small red potatoes
16 oz carrots, cut into 2″ pieces
1 lg onion, coarsely chopped
1 sm cabbage, shredded
1 tsp caraway seeds

How to prepare

In a large plastic bag combine flour, salt and pepper. Drop meat into bag and coat pork loin country-style ribs with flour mixture, reserve leftover flour. In large skillet over med-high heat, in hot salad oil, cook meat, a few pieces at a time, until well browned on all sides, removing pieces as they brown.
Reduce heat to med, into drippings in skillet, stir reserved flour until blended. Gradually stir in apple cider. Simmer to thicken to gravy. Remove from heat and set aside. In 6 qt crockpot add potatoes, carrots, onions and cabbage. Sprinkle with caraway seeds. Top with meat. Pour on gravy. Cover crockpot and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8-10 hours. Yield: 4 servings

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K f c coleslaw

Ingredients

8 cups finely chopped cabbage
1/4 cup carrot, shredded
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 tbsp white vinegar
2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice

How to prepare

Cut cabbage and carrots into sm pieces about the size of rice kernels. In salad bowl, combine the sugar, salt, pepper, milk, mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar and lemon juice. Beat until smooth. Add the cabbage and carrots. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Serves 6 to 8.

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Scotch Shortbread

Ingredients

1 cup of soft butter (do not use margarine)
1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar
2 cups of flour

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 300F
Combine all ingredients in bowl. You may have to work it with your fingers until you get a lump like pie pastry. Press flat in ungreased 9×9 pan. Prick all over with fork through to the bottom. Bake in 300F oven for about an hour or until set and a very pale gold. Cut while warm into small squares.

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Black bottom cupcakes

Ingredients

Batter:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup water
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa

Filling:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels

How to prepare

Combine in small bowl – cream cheese, egg, salt, sugar and chocolate morsels mix Well and set aside Sift together in large bowl – flour, salt, baking soda, sugar, cocoa add water, oil, Vinegar and vanilla beat with electric mixer well Fill small muffin tins lined with muffin papers 1/2 full with chocolate batter top Each with 1/2 tsp cheese filling bake approximately 18 min.

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Garlic Butter Scampi

Ingredients

Butter Sauce
3/4 cup butter
1 tbsp garlic, finely minced
1 cup clam juice
1/4 cup flour
1 tbsp parsley, minced
1/3 cup white wine
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tbsp basil, dry
1/4 tbsp nutmeg
salt and pepper
1/2 cup half and half or light cream
Scampi
2 tbsp butter
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tbsp garlic, minced
juice of 1 lemon
1 tbsp parsley, chopped
1/2 tbsp red pepper, crushed
1 tbsp basil, fresh
1/4 cup white wine
1 ds vermouth, dry
salt and pepper
3 lb shrimp, deveined

How to prepare

MAKE SAUCE: Melt butter with garlic in saucepan over med heat; do not let the garlic brown.
In a separate bowl, mix clam juice, flour and parsley, blending until mixture is smooth. Pour flour mixture into garlic butter and stir until smooth and well blended. Stir in wine, lemon juice, herbs and spices, stirring constantly. Gradually add half and half and stir until thickened. Simmer for 30 to 45 min..
MAKE SCAMPI: Melt butter in lg saucepan on high heat and add oil.
Combine remaining ingredients keeping scampi aside until the last min.. Add scampi and saute until firm and slightly pink. Do not overcook. Pour scampi butter over scampi. from the “Garlic Lovers’ Cookbook,” published by the Gilroy Garlic Festival Yield: 8 Servings

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Dutch oven oatmeal pie

Ingredients

3/4 cup light corn syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted 2 lg eggs
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnut pieces
pastry for 10″ single crust pie
whipped cream for garnish

How to prepare

Place prepared pie crust in a 10″ dutch oven. Whisk corn syrup, brown sugar, milk, butter, eggs and vanilla in a lg bowl until well blended. Stir in remaining filling ingredients, then pour into crust. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Bake with 6 coals on bottom and 14 on top. To serve, garnish with whipped cream. This pie may be made in a 12″ oven by doubling the ingredients and baking with 8 coals on bottom and 17-18 on top. These recipes could all be made easily at home using your regular utensils and oven. Most baking temps would be 350

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