Swamp Juice a la Slime
1/2 cup light corn syrup
Green paste food coloring
5 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
2 cups white grape juice
2 drops yellow food coloring, optional
1 cup club soda, chilled
Fresh pineapple slices, optional
Refrigerate 10 champagne flutes or cocktail glasses until chilled. In a small bowl, combine corn syrup and green food coloring; dip rims of chilled glasses into mixture. Turn glasses upright, allowing mixture to slightly run down sides of glasses. Freeze until firm.
In a pitcher, combine the pineapple juice, grape juice and yellow food coloring if desired. Refrigerate until chilled.
Just before serving, stir club soda into juice mixture. Pour juice into prepared glasses; garnish with pineapple if desired. Yield: 10 servings (2 quarts).
Recipe found here: Swamp Juice a la Slime
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Elegant Pumpkin Pie
1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
1 can (30 ounces) pumpkin pie filling
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 carton (24.3 ounces) Philadelphia ready-to-serve cheesecake filling
2 cups whipped topping
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup glazed pecans
Unroll each sheet of pastry into a 9-in. pie plate; flute edges. In a large bowl, beat the pie filling, milk and eggs until smooth; pour into crusts. Cover edges loosely with foil.
Bake at 425° for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 35-40 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Remove foil. Cool on wire racks.
In a large bowl, combine the cheesecake filling, whipped topping and salt. Spread over pies; sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2 pies (8 servings each).
Recipe found here: Elegant Pumpkin Pie
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Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup water
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a large bowl, cream butter 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, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
Pour into a gre
ased and floured 10-in. tube pan. Bake at 350° for 65-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes. Run a knife around edges and center tube of pan. Invert cake onto a wire rack over waxed paper.
For sauce, combine the sugar, butter and water in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat just until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat; stir in extracts.
Poke holes in the top of the warm cake; spoon 1/4 cup sauce over cake. Let stand until sauce is absorbed. Repeat twice. Poke holes into sides of cake; brush remaining sauce over sides. Cool completely. Yield: 12-16 servings.
Recipe found here: Blue-Ribbon Butter Cake
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Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole
1 package (16 ounces) rigatoni or large tube pasta
1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
1 small onion, chopped
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
2 cans (15 ounces each) pizza sauce
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 package (8 ounces) sliced pepperoni
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Drain pasta; place in a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the beef mixture, cheese, pizza sauce, soup and pepperoni. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Yield: 12-14 servings.
Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Pizza Casserole
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Asian Noodle Toss
8 ounces uncooked thin spaghetti
1 package (10 ounces) julienned carrots
1 package (8 ounces) sugar snap peas
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, undrained
1/2 cup stir-fry sauce
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Stir in carrots and peas; cook 1 minute longer. Drain; place in a bowl. Add the chicken, oranges and stir-fry sauce; toss to coat. Yield: 5 servings.
Recipe found here: Asian Noodle Toss
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Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 large carrots, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 cans (12 ounces each) fat-free evaporated milk
1 cup half-and-half cream
4-1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2 cups cooked brown rice
In a Dutch oven, melt butter. Add the carrots, celery and onion; saute for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with flour; stir until blended. Stir in seasoned salt and curry. Gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Gradually add broth. Stir in chicken and rice; return to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Recipe found here: Makeover Curried Chicken Rice Soup
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