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MARINATED MUSHROOMS Ingredients

Directions

4 packages fresh whole mushrooms 1 stick butter 2 packages Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning

Clean mushrooms and put in crock pot. Slice butter and distribute on top of mushrooms. Sprinkle seasoning packets over mushrooms and butter. Cook 1 hour and 30 minutes on high.

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BEAN SOUP Ingredients

Directions

1 lb. navy beans 1/2 tsp. soda Small onion, chopped Ketchup Salt and pepper Ham bone

Cover beans with water and soak overnight. Wash. Cover with hot water and soda, boil 3 minutes, drain. Cover with hot water and add onion ketchup (till pink), pepper and very little salt. Add meat and bone. Cook 3-4 hours until done.

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RASPBERRY DESSERT SALAD Ingredients

Directions

6 oz raspberry jello 2 c hot water 10 oz pkg frozen raspberries 1 c applesauce 1 c sour cream 2 1/2 c miniature marshmallows

Dissolve jello in hot water; when nearly set add the raspberries and applesauce. Pour into bowl or mold. When set frost with the sour cream mixed with the marshmallows.

Submitted by: Elaine R. Hansen ~ Luverne, MN December 12, 2013 • The Free Press • Last Minute Gift Guide - 7

FRESH APPLE BREAD Ingredients

Directions

4 c. finely diced apples 2 c. sugar 2 eggs 3/4 c. oil 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 2 1/2 c. flour 1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon

Mix cut apple and sugar (sugar may vary with sweetness of apples). Let apples stand 1 hour. Add: eggs & oil, stir well. Add flour, soda and vanilla along with cinnamon. Pour in loaf pan. Mix well and bake in 350° oven for 1 hour. Makes large or small loaf.

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REUBEN DIP Ingredients

Directions

1/2 cup drained sauerkraut, chopped 1 package cream cheese, softened 1 cup grated Swiss cheese 4 ounces sliced corned beef, finely diced 3 tablespoons milk

Combine ingredients and put in CrockPot on low until melted and yummy. Serve with crackers.

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STEAK MARINATE Ingredients

Directions

1/4 c. soy sauce 4 tsp. olive oil 1 tsp. honey 2 tsp. Montreal steak seasoning 1 Tbsp. red wine

Mix all above ingredients. Sprinkle the steak with a small amount of: pepper, garlic or onion powder, ginger. Add steak to marinate for 15 minutes, turn over and marinate another 15 minutes. Put on grill and cook to desired done ness.

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CHICKEN CASSEROLE Ingredients

Directions

4 to 5 c of cooked cut up chicken 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 3 c prepared minute rice 1 c mayonnaise 3/4 to 1 soup can of milk 1 tube of crushed Ritz crackers 1/4 c melted butter

Mix chicken, soup, rice, mayonnaise, milk and 1/2 of the crushed crackers. Top with remaining 1/2 of crushed crackers and 1/4 c melted butter. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes. This casserole freezes well before baked. Enjoy!

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JIMMY DEAN BAKE Ingredients 12 oz Jimmy Dean sausage 1 lg onion 2/3 c minute rice (uncooked) 2 cans cream of celery soup 3 3/4 c Rice Krispies 1 lb cheddar cheese 5 eggs

Directions

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Directions

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Saute all ingredients in olive oil in a large saucepan until hot.

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SPINICH BAKE Ingredients

Directions

(2) 10 oz. pkg. Birds Eye chopped spinach 2/3 c. Miracle Whip 2 eggs, beaten 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 med. onion, chopped 1 c. Kraft Cheddar cheese, grated 1/2 c. bread crumbs 2 Tbsp. butter, melted

Heat over to 350°. Thaw chopped spinach, drain. Mix spinach, eggs, soup, onions, cheese and dressing. Pour into an 8 inch square pan. Top with combined bread crumbs and margarine. Bake 45 to 55 minutes.

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CHOCOLATE-COVERED PEANUT CLUSTERS Ingredients

Directions

2 (12-oz.) pkgs. semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 c. creamy peanut butter 16-oz. pkg. mini marshmallows 2 1/2 c. milk chocolate-covered peanuts Powdered sugar

Melt chocolate chips with peanut butter in a heavy saucepan; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in marshmallows and chocolate-covered peanuts. Drop by tablespoons onto wax paper-lined baking sheet. Chill until firm; sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. Makes about 4 dozen.

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Directions

1 large Sara Lee pound cake 2 large Hershey Bars 32 large marshmallows 1 cup milk 2 pints whipping cream 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar

In double boiler melt 2 Hershey Bars (save 1 section across for grating), marshmallows and milk; cool completely. Slice pound cake lengthwise (5) to cover bottom of 9x13 cake pan. Beat 1 1/2 pints whipping cream, then fold into melted, cooled Hershey mixture with spatula. Spread over cake layer evenly, then chill. Beat 1/2 pint whipping cream, add powdered sugar and blend in. Spread on top of chilled dessert, then grate Hershey Bar section and put on top. Chill.

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