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Friday, February 4, 2011


1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 18-ounce can pork and beans

1/2 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons vinegar

1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

Brown beef and onion; pour off fat. Add remaining ingredients, mix well; pour into 1 1/2 quart casserole. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 6 servings.


1/2 cup shortening

1/2 cup butter or margarine

2 1/2 cups brown sugar

2 well-beaten eggs

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped pecans

Thoroughly cream shortening, butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Sift together dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Add nuts.

Drop from teaspoons, about 2 inches apart, onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

It is easy to cut this recipe in half.


1 package brownie mix

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup chopped nuts

Prepare mix as directed on package, replacing water with the sour cream. Spread in a foil-lined 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking pan and top with nuts. Bake as directed on the package. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into squares.


1 deep uncooked pie shell

1 can Veg-All vegetables, drained

1 can cream of chicken soup

2 cups chopped chicken (I keep some in the freezer)

Mix all ingredients and pour in pie shell. Top with grated cheese and Ritz crackers or you can use plain Saltines. Dot with margarine and bake at 350 degrees for about 40 minutes until crust is brown and center is firm. Serve in wedges like a pie, or spoon out. This is easy, economical, nutritious and good.


Tear up one 9 x 14 inch angel food cake into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Pour 1 large and 1 small instant vanilla pudding over this while pudding is thin. Spread fruit pie filling (I use cherry or strawberry) over this, let stand several hours. Spread a large box of Cool Whip over this and serve. It freezes well.


1 can asparagus

2 hard-boiled eggs

3/4 stick margarine

1/4 pound American cheese, cubed


crushed cracker crumbs

salt and pepper

Line a casserole dish with crushed cracker crumbs, dot with margarine. Add one half of the asparagus, cover with cracker crumbs, cubed cheese, one chopped egg, and dot with butter; salt and pepper as desired. Repeat with other half of ingredients. Pour milk around the edges of the dish until you can see it. Bake at 350 degrees until butter and cheese have melted and cracker crumbs are nicely melted.

We used to fix this casserole in long pans to serve the Petersburg Lions Club,



Prepare the macaroni as directed on the box. Drain the cooked macaroni, then stir in 2/3 cup milk and 1 1/4 cups American cheese. Heat together. I like this with pinto beans, onions, corn bread and relish.