Submitted By: Gail from Cockatoo Vic AU

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TABBOULI (Parsley and Cracked Wheat Salad)

1C bulghur wheat (cracked wheat)
1C hot water
5-6 green (spring) onions, minced (or sm yellow onion, minced)
3 lg sprigs mint, minced
1 cucumber, finely chopped (optional)
3-4 tomatoes, chopped
4C minced parsley (2 lg More...
18/Nov/09 10:28 AM
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Gath has deleted the aforementioned, errored, second post for me
19/Nov/09 10:58 PM
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Molasses Cookies
Cream together 3/4 cup shortening (butter or margine)and 1 cup sugar.
Add 1 egg, beaten, 4 Tablespoons molasses, mix well. Add 2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 level teaspoons soda, 1 teaspoon ginger, 1 teaspoon ground cloves. Mix together well and stir More...
24/Nov/09 1:03 PM
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1 1/4 cups crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter

Mix well and pat into bottom of 7 ½ x 11 ¾” glass baking dish.

1st Filling:
1 lb. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
3/4 tsp. vanilla

Mix More...
06/Dec/09 10:47 AM
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Rocky Road Christmas Tree

Extremely easy

Melt some chocolate buds (300gr), add 1/3 cup of desiccated coconut, 1/2 cup chopped marshmallows, and 1/2 cup chopped almonds or peanuts. Stir all together.
Lay some aluminum foil on a tray and spoon the mixture in 'x' shapes. Make the More...
20/Dec/09 12:02 PM
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Credit where credit is due ... Angry Ant gave me this recipe for Rocky Road Christmas Tree.
20/Dec/09 12:04 PM
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Stottish Scrawberries

Note: before consuming, they are Scottish Strawberries

A pound of strawberries (washed and hulled) cut into bite size pieces if large.
2 tablespoons of honey (melted in the microwave)
2 cups of Scottish whiskey

Combine the whiskey and honey. More...
20/Dec/09 12:10 PM
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I can't remember who gave me this recipe, but it was somebody on this site.
20/Dec/09 1:13 PM
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Cookie Ingredients:
2 cups (1 lb.) unsalted butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tsp. peppermint extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 cup corn starch

Glaze Ingredients:
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
2 Tbs. unsalted butter, More...
23/Dec/09 4:51 AM
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(We had this coffee cake fresh each morning at my Aunt Ruth's in Seattle, WA; thus the name.)


1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I like nuts - More...
30/Dec/09 12:41 AM
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I'm sorry to say this has been my first visit to view all this yummy food. Drool drool. Someone on the first page requested Q/E microwave recipes so here goes.
Either Chocolate or Vanilla Cake.
1 pkt of Choc or Vanilla cake mix [home brand]
1 can of Lemonade
Mix together pour into a More...
09/Jan/10 6:00 PM
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Cod and beans, the green variety, with pancetta.

Large oven tray. One large pack of sliced green runner beans, empty into tray. liberal dose of olive oil, salt and pepper and some chilli pumpkin seeds(or something similar) sprinkled over all of it. Mix it around. Add a few chunks of cod, More...
14/Jan/10 9:33 AM
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Oh Keith I remember all those recipes. Ah what memories eh!
14/Jan/10 9:34 AM
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Sunny-side up poached eggs

This recipe may be help those wanting to produce a really delicious breakfast item in a very short time. The use of the microwave cuts preparation time, allowing for a little more effort over seasoning the eggs.
Take a small ceramic, microwave-proof, soup-bowl More...
25/Feb/10 5:51 AM
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Danish Chicken Strudel

3 cups of chopped chicken flesh
8 mushrooms sliced
4 spring onions, chopped
185g (6oz) Havarti cheese, shredded
pinch of salt and pepper
6 sheets of filo pastry
melted butter
sesame seeds

In a bowl combine chicken, mushrooms, spring More...
08/Mar/10 9:54 AM
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Corn Casserole

1 box Jiffy corn muffin mix (small box, makes 6 muffins)
1 can creamed corn
1 can whole kernel corn
1 pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter, melted
1 egg

Mix muffin mix, creamed corn, LIQUID from whole corn, cream cheese, butter and egg More...
04/Dec/10 10:12 AM
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Tostada Pie
4 servings

1 lb. ground beef
1 (16 oz.) jar salsa (I use Pace thick & chunky, medium)
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
1 (8 oz.) can crescent rolls
3 Tablespoons corn meal
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar
1 cup lettuce
1 tomato, chopped

Heat oven to More...
04/Dec/10 10:58 AM
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The Best Chicken Tetrazzini
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup of Salsa
16 black olives, diced
1/2 cup pimento (optional)
Dash of salt
Dash of Tabasco sauce
Dash of pepper
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1/2 cup bell pepper More...
06/Dec/10 1:39 PM
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Hot Cranberry Punch for a party
Place in a sauce pan:
3 quarts of water
3 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of red hots candy
Heat and stir until sugar and candy disolve.
Place in a crock pot and add:
1 quart cranberry juice
1 cup orange juice
1 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup lemon juice
Crock pot settling is low. Serve warm on cold nights.

06/Dec/10 1:49 PM
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Sweet Potato Casserole (Or Yam)
Combine and mix well:
3 cups sweet potatoes (or yam)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs well beaten
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Mix well and place in a casserole baking dish.
Syrup for topping
Place in a sause More...
06/Dec/10 1:59 PM
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sause/sauce pan... and I checked it twice!
06/Dec/10 2:08 PM
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Beetroot and carrot side-salad

Coarsely grate half a raw beetroot and mix that with a grated, raw, medium-sized carrot.
Add a dessert-spoonful of lemon juice and chopped capers to taste, then sprinkle with hot red pepper before chilling in the fridge. Upon your first try this provides More...
10/Dec/10 1:06 PM
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CornBread Salad (It makes a lot, invite friends)
1 oz. package Hidden Valley Ranch dry salad dressing mix.
1 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise
1 9inch pan of cornbread. (homemade is best)
2 cans of pinto beans, drained
1 lg. tomato, chopped
1and1/2 cup chopped green More...
11/Dec/10 2:39 AM
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Wish one could correct after a post.. it is CORN, not corin.. what is corin? Southen speak has made it's way into my voc- cab- u- lary. My excuse and I am sticking to it!
11/Dec/10 2:43 AM
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Lettuce Layered Salad
Serves 8-10

1 head lettuce, chopped (I use iceburg)
1/2 cup celery, chopped (or more)
1 green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas, slightly thawed
1 cup salad dressing (I use Miracle Whip Lite)
2 Tablespoons More...
11/Dec/10 5:31 AM
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Vegetables with Sauce (this is a favorite of mine
1 cup mayonnaise
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. minced onion
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
Dash of hot pepper sauce
2 eggs, hard boiled and chopped. Set aside.
Combine all the ingredients More...
12/Dec/10 1:41 AM
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Polish Serious Beans (Good Crock-pot meal)
2 cans butter beans
2 cans baked beans
2 cans kidney beans
2 cans lima beans
Drain and place in crock-pot or large baking dish.
1/2 lb. bacon, brown and crumble
1 lb. Keilbasa sausage, slice and brown along with 1 cup of diced More...
12/Dec/10 1:53 AM
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One more, this is nice for the ladies luncheon.
Cottage Cheese Loaf
2 cups Cottage Cheese
1 large green pepper, diced
2 large carrots, grated
1 Tbsp. minced onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups dry bread crumbs
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 cup of milk
Butter a loaf pan and line More...
12/Dec/10 2:07 AM
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...from “I’ve got a Cook in Kalamazoo” cookbook.

Makes approximately 30 - 36: Can double recipe if desired.

(For a party I make 60 at a time because they're gone in 5 minutes!)

Ingredients: (double everything if making a More...
12/Dec/10 3:27 AM
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John from MI, USA shared this recipe with me. He said it was his favorite!

Raspberry Filled Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

Cake: (makes 3 layers)
3 cups of sugar,
2-3/4 cups all purpose flour,
1 cup baking cocoa,
2 tsp. baking soda,
3/4 tsp. baking More...
12/Dec/10 3:57 AM
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Cookies, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip
From The Kitchen of: Alberta ****** (my mom)

¾ Cup Margarine
½ Cup Sugar
1 Cup + 2 T. Flour
¼ Tsp Salt
1 Tsp Vanilla
3 Cups Quick Rolled Oats
½ Cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Tsp Baking Powder
1/3 Cup More...
12/Dec/10 6:20 AM
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Granola Rum Balls From the Kitchen of: Edie ****** (My sister)

4CupsGranola (Bulk)
1 12oz Box “Nilla” Wafers (crushed)
1 ½ CupsPowdered Sugar
4TBSPInstant coffee
½Cup“Karo” Syrup (light)
3/4 Cup Rum (reg or 151)

In a mixing bowl, More...
12/Dec/10 6:25 AM
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Easy Apple Cake (from the Los Angeles Times)

2 cups finely diced tart apple
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
1 egg, beaten
1 cup unsifted flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Place apples in a More...
13/Dec/10 11:02 AM
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Sauerkraut Balls (New Years Eve appetizer)
4 Tbsp oleo
1 large onion diced fine
1 and 1/3 cup chopped ham or cooked sausage.(hot or mild)
4 Tbsp. flour
1/2 clove of garlic (or a little more)
3 cups sauerkraut, drain and save the juice
If you have a food processor use it to More...
31/Dec/10 1:12 AM
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12-oz. bag of fresh cranberries
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup fresh orange juice
Grated rind from one orange

Wash cranberries and place in a saucepan with sugar and OJ. Cover, bring to boiling point More...
03/Jan/11 3:29 AM
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Select 4 eggs (they'll separate better if they're not newly purchased but about a week old), and let them warm almost to room temp before cracking.

Wash metal serving spoon, metal mixing bowl and whisk beater in clean, soapy water then rinse in super hot water to eliminate More...
05/Mar/11 2:50 AM
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Maple Pork Chops with Apples

4 lean pork chops, about 1/2 inch thick
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
2 medium apples, cored with skin left on and sliced
2/3 cup maple syrup

In a large skillet, melt the butter or margarine. Over medium heat, lightly brown the chops on both More...
03/May/11 10:45 AM
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60g butter softened
2 Tbsp caster sugar
Half Cup Plain Flour
2 Tbsp dessicated Coconut
Caramel Filling:
395g can Condensed Milk
2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
40g Butter
& 100g good Dark Chocolate for topping.
Oven Temp 180degC, 170C Fan More...
29/May/11 12:14 PM
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Slow roasted Apples with Honey and spices

In a ceramic baking dish put 1/4/cup honey and 1/4 cup boiling water and a large pinch of saffon threads 1 broken up cinnamon quill and 6 whole cloves ( or an equivelent ground spices)

Mix together to disolve the honey.
Add 6 - 8 pealed More...
02/Jun/11 3:24 PM
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From Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Companion.
Anna-Maria's Zucchini Slice
For Zucchini you can also use courgette or patty-pan squash

1/4 cup olive oil
500gms (a bit over 1 lb) zucchini or squash etc, coursely grated
I large onion finely chopped
170 gms (6oz) parmesan, More...
07/Jul/11 12:26 PM
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