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Sweet & Sour Squash Salad

Ingredients
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
2 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Directions
For dressing, whisk first six ingredients until sugar is dissolved. Place vegetables in a large bowl; toss with dressing.

Refrigerate, covered, until cold. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Sour Squash Salsa Salad

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Apple Fritter Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
1/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 medium apples, peeled and chopped (about 2 cups)
1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or unsweetened apple juice, room temperature
1/4 cup butter, melted

ICING:
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 to 5 tablespoons 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Line an 8-in. square baking pan with parchment paper, letting ends extend up sides.

Whisk together the first five ingredients. Add apples and beer; mix just until blended (do not overmix; batter will be thick). Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 40-45 minutes.

Lifting with parchment paper, immediately remove cake from pan. Brush all sides with melted butter. Cool. Meanwhile, combine all icing ingredients. Spread or drizzle over cooled cake. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Apple Fritter Cake

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Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients
1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 cup warm water (110° to 115°)
3/4 cup warm milk (110° to 115°)
1/2 cup warm buttermilk (110° to 115°)
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1-1/4 teaspoons salt
5-1/2 to 6 cups all-purpose flour
FILLING:
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
4 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
ICING:
1-1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons instant cappuccino mix, optional
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add warm milk, buttermilk, sugar, butter, salt and 4 cups flour. Beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

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.

Punch dough down; turn onto a floured surface. Roll into an 18×12-in. rectangle; brush with butter. Combine brown sugar, coffee granules and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough to within 1/2 in. of edges.

Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place rolls, cut side down, in a greased 13×9-in. baking pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°. Bake 22-28 minutes or until golden brown. Place pan on a wire rack. In a small bowl, beat icing ingredients until smooth. Spread over rolls. Serve warm. Yield: 1 dozen.

Recipe found here: Cappuccino Cinnamon Rolls

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