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Beefy Rice Bake

1 cup uncooked white rice

1 cup uncooked wild rice

2 lb lean ground beef

1/2 cup butter

1 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced, 6 cups

1 cup chopped celery

1 cup chopped oinion

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup water

1 can cream of celery soup

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1 can drained water chestnuts

1 cup slivered almonds

1 cup sour cream

Cook white rice following package directions for 10 minutes only; drain. Cook wild rice following the basic recipe; drain. Cook ground beef; set aside. Melt butter in skillet: saute mushrooms, celery and onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Combine soy sauce, water, sour cream, soup, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Stir in rice, ground beef, mushrooms, celery, onion, water chestnuts and half of the almonds. Pour mixture into greased 3 quart casserole: sprinkle with remaining almonds. Refrigerate up to 4 hours. Bake, covered, in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes:uncover and bake until heated through, about 15 to 20 minutes longer. Garnish with snipped parsley.

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Chocolate Syrup Brownies

1/4 lb butter

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking powder

4 eggs

1 large can of chocolate syrup

1/2 cup nuts

1 cup + 1 tbsp flour

Cream butter and sugars. Beat eggs, add vanilla & other ingredients. Bake @ 350 degrees for 30 minutes in a cake pan.

Frosting: Boil rapidly for 30 seconds.

6 tbsp butter

6 tbsp milk

1 1/2 cup sugar

Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup chocolate chips

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Old Fashioned Apple Pudding

8 slices toasted bread, cut into cubes

1 cup evaporated milk

5 eggs

3/4 cups sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp salt

1 can (1 lb ) pie sliced apples

1 cup raisins

1/2 cup brown sugar

Put bread and milk into a bowl & let stand. Beat eggs until foamy. Stir remaining ingredients except brown sugar into eggs. Mix egg & bread mixture. Pour into greased 9inch square pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over top. Bake @ 300 degrees for 50 minutes and serve with lemon sauce.

Lemon Sauce:

1/2 cup sugar

2 tbsp cornstarch

1 cup water

1/4 soft butter

1 tbsp grated lemon rind

3 tbsp lemon juice

Mix sugar & cornstarch in saucepan. Stir inĀ  water gradually. Cook and stir until mixture boils. Boil until thick and clear. Take from heat and stir in butter, lemon rind, and juice.


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Wild Rice Basic Cooking Method

1 cup wild rice

4 cups water

1 tsp salt

Rinse wild rice under running water using a strainer or in a bowl of water; drain. Bring wild rice, water, and salt to boiling in sauce pan. Reduce heat and simmer covered, until kernels open and are tender but not mushy, 45 to 55 minutes. drain.

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Double Fudge Brownies

1 1/2 cups unsifted flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

2/3 cup butter

1 1/2 cups sugar

1/4 cup water

one 12 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips

2 tsp vanilla

4 eggs

1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven 325 degrees. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In a small sauce pan, combine butter, sugar, and water; bring just to a boil. Remove from heat. Add chocolate chips and vanilla, stir mixture until smooth. Transfer into a large bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread into a 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes

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Butterscotch Brownies

2 cups unsifted flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

one 12 ounce bag of butterscotch chips

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

4 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. Melt over hot (not boiling)water, butterscotch chips and butter, remove from heat and transfer into large bowl. Stir in brown sugar. Cool for 5 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla extract. Blend in flour mixture. Stir in nuts. Spread in a 9×13 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees, for 30 minutes.

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Apple Nut Dessert

Mix in one bowl:

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp shortening

Stir in until well mixed:

1/2 cup evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla

Stir in until coated:

1/2 cup chopped nuts

3 cups cut up apple

Spread in greased 9 inch square pan.

Mix with fork:

2 tbsp brown sugar

1/3 cup flour

2 tbsp butter

Sprinkle over apple mixture. Bake 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees. Serve warm or cold. If desired to with ice cream.