Raspberry vinaigrette dressing

Ingredients

4 oz seasoned rice vinegar
8 oz olive oil
3/4 pint fresh raspberries
16 mint leaves, de-stemmed
2 oz water
1 oz sugar

How to prepare

Put rice vinegar into a blender. Turn on blender and slowly add 4 oz. Of olive oil and blend until mixture begins to thicken. Add raspberries and mint leaves to mixture until blended, and then add remaining 4 oz. Of olive oil. Mix water and sugar together and add to blended mixture. Serve over mixed greens.

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White chocolate cappuccino mousse

Ingredients

3/4 cup heavy (whipping) cream, scalded
6 oz (1 cup) white chocolate chips
1 large egg, room temperature
2 tsp instant espresso coffee powder, dissolved in 1 tbsp boiling water

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp orange extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup heavy (whipping) cream
optional garnish: whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate coffee beans

How to prepare

1. In a blender or food processor, add half the scalded cream, white chocolate, egg, espresso, cinnamon, orange extract, and vanilla extract.
2. With machine running, slowly pour in remaining scalded cream. Blend at high speed for 2 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Chill for about 15 minutes.
4. Beat the 1/3 cup heavy cream into stiff peaks. Fold into cooled white chocolate mixture and spoon into glass coffee mugs or dessert glasses. Chill for several hours.
5. Before serving, garnish tops with whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and chocolate coffee beans, if desired.
Makes 4 servings.
Prepared 1/19/95 by edwina gadsby, one of five finalists in our great american dessert contest. From: mike n maty

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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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Plum sauce #2

Ingredients

1 cup plums
1 cup apricots
1/2 cup pimiento
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup applesauce

How to prepare

Peel and pit fresh plums and apricots, chop pimiento; combine in saucepan with remaining ingredients. Bring slowly to boil, stirring; simmer covered 1 hour. Pour into jars while still warm and cap tightly. Store at least 1 month in a cool, dark place before using. If too thick, thin slightly with water before serving; sweeten if desired with additional sugar.

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No-bake candy corn

Ingredients

1 pt. Popped popcorn
1 1/2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
3 oz water (about 6 tbsp.)

How to prepare

Melt butter & add sugar & water, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cover pan & gently boil for about 4 minutes. Uncover & cook to the soft ball stage with out stirring. Pour over popcorn & stir well. Spread out on waxpaper & allow to harden.

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Sour Cream Coffee Cake 2

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cup allpurpose*
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup sour cream
Applenut Filling —
1 1/2 cup chopped apples
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 tbsp allpurpose flour
2 tbsp margarine or butter
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
Brown Sugar Filling —
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Glaze
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp milk

How to prepare

*if using self-rising flour omit Baking powder, baking soda And salt.
Heat oven to 350

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World’s Best Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 cup oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tarter
1/2 tsp salt
5 cup flour

How to prepare

Cream butter with granulated and powdered sugars. Beat in eggs until smooth. Slowly stir in oil, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tarter, salt and flour. Chill dough for easy handling. Shape into walnut size balls and press down. Bake at 350

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Charlie gibson’s cake

Ingredients

2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 eggs
3/4 cup cocoa
Few drops red food coloring
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp baking soda dissolved in
1 cup sour milk*
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup hot coffee

How to prepare

Mix ingredients in order given, alternating flour and sour milk add coffee last pour Batter into prepared 9″ square pan bake in oven at 350

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Butter pecan turtle bars

Ingredients

Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup pecan halves
Caramel:
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crust: combine flour sugar and butter; mix well. Pat firmly in 9×13 pan; sprinkle pecans on top. Caramel layer: in a heavy saucepan over med heat cook butter and sugar, stir constantly; boil 1/2 – 1 minute. Pour evenly over crust. Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until layer is bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Allow to melt 2 – 3 minutes; swirl for marble effect. Cool completely before cutting. Makes 3 – 4 dozen.

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