SILVER FOODIE

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Old Time Minnesota Cocoa Bars

March 5, 2017
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Cuisine
Serves 9
Equipment
8" baking dish, oven
Prep time
15m
Cook Time
25m

Old Time Minnesota Cocoa Bars are quick and simple-to-prepare delightful chocolate nut bar cookies. A great recipe to make when you’re craving chocolate but don’t have any baking chocolate or chocolate chips in the house, this recipe features cocoa to provide the chocolate flavor. Nuts may be omitted if your family doesn’t like them or there are nut allergies in your family.

Note: The original recipe stated 16 servings if you cut them into 2″ squares. My family likes a slightly larger portion!

Marvelous Banana Pineapple Oat Muffins

February 24, 2017
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Serves 2 1/2 dozen
Equipment
oven, muffin pans
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
20m

Marvelous Banana Pineapple Oat Muffins are very moist muffins featuring mashed bananas, crushed pineapple with the juice, wheat germ and whole wheat flour and all-purpose flour. This recipe yields 2 1/2 dozen muffins, making it ideal when you need many muffins for a lot of people! Marvelous Banana Pineapple Oat Muffins freeze well, too!

Take Along Breakfast Cookies

February 24, 2017
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Equipment
oven, cookie sheets
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
16m

Take Along Breakfast Cookies are basically oatmeal cookies to which wheat germ, shredded Cheddar cheese and crisp crumbled bacon have been added for some savory goodness! Great for days when you’re in a rush – just grab a few Take Along Breakfast Cookies and go!

Chicken Almondzini

February 23, 2017
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Serves 6-8
Equipment
13" x 9" baking dish, oven
Cook Time
45m

Chicken Almondzini is a unique retro “comfort food” that features chicken (or turkey)), spaghetti, Swiss cheese, broccoli, mushrooms, pimento and almonds in a creamy, cheesy sauce. The sauce is unusual because mayonnaise is used to make the sauce instead of butter. This recipe is from Kraft Foods and is a long-time favorite of mine!

Mollie’s Vegetarian Chili

February 20, 2017
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Equipment
Large Soup Pot or Dutch Kettle

A traditional chili without meat but with the addition of bulgur, which give the chili a ground-meat-like texture! This recipe is adapted from The New Moosewood Cookbook by Mollie Katzen.

NOTE: Dried beans (2 1/2 cups) may be used. Soak the beans overnight, then place the soaked beans in a Dutch oven or large soup pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Partially cover, turn heat down to a simmer and cook until tender, about 1 1/4 hours. Watch the water level during cooking, adding more if necessary. Drain off any excess water when the beans are done.

Use kidney beans or any combination of beans you prefer to make this wonderful meatless chili!

Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

February 14, 2017
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Cuisine
Equipment
oven, cookie sheets
Prep time
10m
Cook Time
10m

This recipe is for Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies but updated by the use of coconut oil instead of shortening. Coconut oil works just as well as shortening in this recipe and I’d encourage you to try it!

Mallow Date Roll

February 4, 2017
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Cuisine
Serves 8-10
Equipment
Large bowl, waxed paper

I have fond memories of my maternal grandmother making this dessert each year at Christmas. Her Mallow Date Roll is so rich with dates, miniature marshmallows, nuts, pineapple and cream that one slice is very satisfying!

Prizewinning Pineapple Jam

January 9, 2017
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Serves 9 8-oz. Jelly Jars
Equipment
Water Bath Canner, 8-oz. canning jars, lids & rings

A wonderful jam with the flavor of tropical pineapple! Several women have won State Fair prizes with this recipe!

Prizewinning Pineapple Jam makes a great gift!