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Roasted Corn Salsa

Roasted Corn Salsa

Ingredients
2 medium ears sweet corn in husks
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon finely chopped sweet red pepper
1 teaspoon minced seeded jalapeno pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
Tortilla chips

Directions
Peel back husks of corn but don’t remove; remove silk. Replace husks and tie with kitchen string. Place corn in a bowl and cover with water; soak for 20 minutes. Drain. Grill corn, covered, over medium-high heat for 20-35 minutes or until husks are blackened and corn is tender, turning several times. Cool.

Remove corn from cobs and place in a bowl. Add tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, peppers, salt and pepper. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: about 2-1/2 cups.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Roasted Corn Salsa

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Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

Ingredients
1 cup chopped fresh strawberries
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons strawberry preserves
2 fresh rosemary sprigs
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) vanilla yogurt
6 freezer pop molds or paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop or lollipop sticks

Directions
In a small bowl, mix strawberries, vinegar, preserves and rosemary. Let stand 30 minutes; discard rosemary.

Spoon 2 tablespoons yogurt and 1 tablespoon strawberry mixture into each mold or paper cup. Repeat layers. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm. Yield: 6 pops

Recipe found here: Strawberrry-Rosemary Yogurt Pops

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Chocolate Malted Cookies

Chocolate Malted Cookies

Ingredients
1 cup butter-flavored shortening
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup malted milk powder
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chunks
1 cup milk chocolate chips

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the shortening, brown sugar, malted milk powder, chocolate syrup and vanilla for 2 minutes. Add egg.

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chunks and chips.

Shape into 2-in. balls; place 3 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Chocolate Malted Cookies

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Pecan Sandies Cookies

Pecan Sandies Cookies

Ingredients
2 cups butter, softened
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups chopped pecans
Additional confectioners’ sugar

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add water and vanilla; mix well. Gradually add flour; fold in pecans.

Roll dough into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets and flatten with fingers.

Bake at 300° for 20-25 minutes or until bottom edges are golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. When cool, dust with confectioners’ sugar. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Recipe found here: Pecan Sandies Cookies

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Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting

Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting

Ingredients
1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons cold 2% milk
4-1/2 teaspoons instant vanilla pudding mix
1 can (16 ounces) chocolate fudge frosting

Directions
Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool on a wire rack.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, beat the confectioners’ sugar, butter, peanut butter, milk and pudding mix until smooth. Spread over brownies. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. Frost with chocolate fudge frosting just before cutting. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Fudgy Brownies with Peanut Butter Pudding Frosting

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Surprise Cupcakes

Surprise Cupcakes

Ingredients
1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
3/4 cup strawberry or grape jelly
Frosting of your choice
Colored sprinkles, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating well after each addition.

Fill 36 paper-lined muffin cups half full. Drop jelly by teaspoonfuls into the center of each.

Bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes; decorate with sprinkles if desired. Yield: 3 dozen.

Recipe found here: Surprise Cupcakes

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Jelly Doughnuts

Jelly Doughnuts

Ingredients
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)
1/3 cup butter, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar, divided
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons jelly or jam
1 egg white, lightly beaten
Oil for deep-fat frying

Directions
In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. In a large bowl, combine milk, butter, 1/3 cup sugar, egg yolks, salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (do not knead)

Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead about 10 times. Divide dough in half.

Roll each portion to 1/4-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. round cutter. Place about 1/2 teaspoon jelly in the center of half of the circles; brush edges with egg white. Top with remaining circles; press edges to seal tightly.

Place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Roll warm doughnuts in remaining sugar. Yield: 16 doughnuts.

Recipe found here: Jelly Doughnuts

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Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Frosted Pumpkin Doughnuts

Ingredients
2 Eggland’s Best Eggs
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup evaporated milk
Oil for deep-fat frying

FROSTING:
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons orange juice
1 tablespoon evaporated milk
1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions
In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar and butter until smooth. Beat in pumpkin and lemon juice. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg; gradually add to pumpkin mixture alternately with milk. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 5-6 times. Roll to 3/8-in. thickness. Cut with a lightly floured 2-1/2-in. doughnut cutter.

In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry , a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Combine frosting ingredients; spread over cooled doughnuts. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

Ingredients
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 cup canola oil
4 eggs
1/4 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
14 ounces caramels
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Directions
In a large bowl, beat the sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs and milk. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder; gradually add to egg mixture until well blended. Fold in chocolate chips and 1/2 cup walnuts.

Spoon two-thirds of the batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the caramels and condensed milk over low heat until caramels are melted. Pour over baked brownie layer. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.

Drop remaining batter by teaspoonfuls over caramel layer; carefully swirl brownie batter with a knife.

Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Caramel Brownies

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Bacon Cheeseburger Buns

Bacon Cheeseburger Buns

Ingredients
2 packages (1/4 ounce each) active dry yeast
2/3 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
2/3 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
2 eggs
2 teaspoons salt
4-1/2 to 5 cups all-purpose flour

FILLING:
1 pound sliced bacon, diced
2 pounds ground turkey or beef
1 small onion, chopped
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
3 to 4 tablespoons butter, melted
Ketchup or barbecue sauce, optional

Directions
In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the milk, sugar, shortening, eggs, salt and 3-1/2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.

Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. In a Dutch oven, cook the beef, onion, salt and pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add bacon and cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Remove from the heat.

Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; divide into fourths. Roll each portion into an 12-in. x 8-in. rectangle; cut each into six squares. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture in the center of each square. Bring corners together in the center and pinch to seal.

Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with butter. Serve warm with ketchup if desired. Yield: 2 dozen.

Recipe found here: Bacon Cheeseburger Buns

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