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Apple Pie Filling

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I wanted to share this recipe for making apple pie filling.  I have made pie filling before and canned it and was not super pleased with the results.  It seems my recipe was a little too runny and the pie didn’t set up well.  This recipe is new to me but it is definitely a keeper.  I got the recipe from the Mennonite Country Style Recipes and Kitchen-Secrets.  This is one of my all time favorite cookbooks and if you ever have to opportunity to buy it, I highly recommend it.  Anyway, here is the recipe!

9 1/2 cups water, 4 1/2 cups sugar, 1 1/2 cups cornstarch, 1 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. ground cinnamon, 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1/4 tsp. ground allspice.  Combine in large saucepan.  Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Add 3 tbsp. lemon juice.  Slice apples directly into jar adding layers of syrup as you fill (otherwise there will be too many air pockets).  Leave at least 1 in. headspace.  If jars are filled too full, syrup will spew out during processing.  Tighten lids and process in boiling water bath for 25 min.  Yields approx. 7 qts.

Well, we better get busy.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

 

Yeast Rolls

Easy  Yeast Rolls
I’ve had lots of compliments on these over the years, and many people now have this recipe and it’s the only one they use!

Ingredients
1 cup warm water
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbls softend butter
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2-4 cups flour

Method
Put water and yeast in large mixing bowl and add next 4 ingredients. Beat with dough hook until well blended. Add 3 1/2 to 4 cups flour and mix until soft dough forms (should not be sticky). Put out onto floured board and knead a few times until smooth. Place in greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in warm place approx. 45 minutes. Punch down and turn out onto floured board. Shape into 12 rolls and place in greased 13×9 in. baking pan. Let rise again about 30 minutes. Bake 350 for 20 minutes. Brush tops of rolls with butter. Recipe is easily doubled.

Potato Soup

4 cups peeled and diced potatoes, 1/2 cup minced onion, 2 cups chicken stock or one 13 3/4 oz can chicken broth, 1 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp celery salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper and 2 cups milk.

Put all ingredients except milk in sauce pan and simmer until potatoes are done.  Add milk.  Soup may be thickened with a flour and milk mixture.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ingredients:
Black Pepper ¼ C
Parsley Flakes 1 1/2 C
Garlic Salt ½ C
Kosher Salt 2 Tbsp
Granulated Garlic ¼ C
Granulated Onion 3/4 C
Dill Weed 2 Tbsp

Procedure:
1. Combine all ingredients, store in an airtight container. Makes about 3 ½ cups of dry mix
2. To Make Dressing, whisk together 2 Tbsp of mix with 2 Cups each of mayonnaise and buttermilk 1 ½ Cups sour cream, & 1 tsp Lemon Juice. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Makes 1 ¾ Quarts

I got this recipe from http://www.thecraftyblogstalker.com

Chicken Noodle Soup with Homemade Egg Noodles

Egg Noodles

Printed from Pennies & Pancakes

~ adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

*Makes about 1 pound of dry noodles


INGREDIENTS

2 cups all-purpose flour (plus more for rolling out the dough)

1 tsp salt

2 egg yolks, beaten

1 egg, beaten

1/3 cup water

1 tsp. vegetable oil


DIRECTIONS

In a large bowl stir together the flour and the salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. In a small bowl stir together egg yolks, whole egg, water, and oil. Add egg mixture to flour mixture; mix well.

Sprinkle a kneading surface with flour. Turn dough out onto floured surface. Knead until dough is smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes total). Cover and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to about 1/16 inch. Let stand, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes.

Lightly dust the dough with flour. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into strips. The original recipe recommends 1/4 inch wide and 2-3 inches long. I cut mine larger, because that’s how we like them. How you cut them depends on how you like your noodles. They will expand when cooked.

To serve immediately, cook until tender but still firm, with no doughiness in the middle. Drain.

To store cut noodles, let them dry about 1 hour or until completely dry. I turn them over so that both sides get exposed to the air. Place dry noodles in an airtight container or ziplock bag and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or place in a freezer bag or freezer container and freeze for up to 8 months.

Favorite Chicken Noodle Soup

Printed from Pennies & Pancakes

*Makes 6 servings (about 12 cups)

INGREDIENTS

8 cups chicken stock (or chicken broth)

1 cup cooked chicken, chopped

3 large carrots, peeled and chopped

1 large celery stalk, finely chopped

1 1/2 cups homemade egg noodles (or 2 cups store-bought)

1 dried bay leaf, crushed (opt.)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

 

DIRECTIONS

In a large pot, bring chicken stock, carrots, celery, crushed bay leaf, salt, and pepper to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and let cook till carrots are softening, but still mostly firm (8-10 minutes).

Add the chicken and noodles, cover, and let cook, uncovered, until the noodles are completely cooked through (15 -20 minutes). Taste, and adjust salt and pepper if desired.

Serve immediately, or store in covered containers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days, or in the freezer 2-3 months.

Fried Rice

INGREDIENTS
3 cups cold cooked rice (1 cup dry long-grain rice yields 3 cups cooked)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup ham, diced
1 small onion, diced
1 tsp jarred minced garlic (or 2 minced fresh cloves)
3 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 small head broccoli, stem discarded, florets chopped
2 eggs
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce

DIRECTIONS
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

Add the ham. Cook, stirring occasionally till ham is lightly browned.

Add onion. Cook for 2 minutes until onion is fragrant, then add the garlic, and cook an additional 30 seconds or so.

Add the rest of the vegetables and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Push the ham and vegetables to the sides of the skillet with your spoon, and add the eggs, scrambling them, then incorporating them with the vegetables.

Add the rice, and stir everything together. Add the soy sauce, and stir till rice is hot, and everything is mixed together.

Serve immediately.

I got this recipe from http://penniesandpancakes.blogspot.com/

Microwave Kettle Corn

Microwave Kettle Corn
Serves 1
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp. popcorn kernels
2 tsp. oil
1 Tbsp. sugar or sugar substitute
Dash salt

Directions:

  • Pour the kernels, oil, sugar in a small bowl.  Mix until all kernels are well coated with sugar and oil.
  • Pour the bowl’s contents into the paper bag.  Place the bag on a plate and fold the top of the bag over 1″ twice.
  • Place in the microwave on popcorn setting or for about 1 minute, 45 seconds.
  • Open slowly and carefully, as steam will be hot.  Salt to taste.

I got this recipe from http://content2be.blogspot.com/2011/11/homemade-kettle-corn-in-microwave.html

Oatmeal Pie

2 eggs beaten, 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup uncooked oatmeal (I prefer old-fashioned oats but quick cooking will work as well) 1 tsp. vanilla, 2/3 cup melted margarine, 2/3 cup corn syrup, 1/4 tsp. salt.

Mix all ingredients together and pour into uncooked pie shell.  Bake at 350 degrees for about l hr.  Tastes very similar to pecan pie.

Salsa

Given to me by Judy Yoder

7 qts tomatoes-chunked, 6 garlic cloves-chopped, 5 onions-chopped, 4 green peppers-chopped, 1/2 cup hot peppers-chopped (or to taste), 2 cups vinegar, 2 tbsp salt, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tsp oregano, 2 tsp cumin, 2 tsp cilantro.

Simmer until thick.  Process 20 min. in water bath canner.  Makes approx. 11 pints.