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Mexican Bean Dip

Ingredients: 2 cups canned or cooked dried beans (suggested: black beans or pinto) 2 Tbsp. milk 1 tsp. chili powder ¼ tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. onion, finely diced, or onion powder   Hot sauce (optional) to taste Directions: Mash the beans with a fork. Mix the milk, spices, and beans together in a medium sized bowl. Add hot sauce if you like. Serve with […]

Cranberry Fruit Salad

Ingredients: 1  can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained and juice saved 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or apple juice 2 Tbsp. lemon juice 1 package (3 ounces) raspberry-flavored gelatin 1 can (15-16 ounces) cranberry sauce, mashed 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional) 1/2 cup chopped celery (optional) Directions: Combine pineapple juice, cranberry juice cocktail, and lemon juice in medium saucepan. Bring to boil, then remove from heat. Add gelatin […]


Ingredients: 2 cups garbanzo beans ((chickpeas) cooked) 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon sesame tahini ((sesame paste) or substitute peanut butter for a sweet taste) 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions: Mash the garbanzo beans until smooth (if you have a blender, put the beans and lemon juice into it and blend). […]

Corn Dip

Submitted by Betty Glenn of Chester, WV Ingredients: 2 – 8 oz. pkgs. cream cheese 1 stick soft butter 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 1 can shoepeg corn, drained jalepeno peppers Directions: Mix cream cheese and butter with mixer. Stir in peppers, cheese and corn. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes. Use jalepeno peppers from […]

Homemade Creamed Corn

Ingredients: 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions: In a skillet over medium heat, combine the corn, cream, salt, sugar, […]

Mom’s Baked Beans

Ingredients: 1 lb. dried Navy or Great Northern beans 3/4 lb. lean, salted pork, cut into 1″ squares 1 lg. onion, rough diced 1/2 cup black molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 1 tsp. vinegar 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. mustard Directions: Soak beans overnight in water (keep water), in […]

Stuffed Pepper Soup

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef (or sausage) 28 ounce can diced tomatoes 15 ounce can tomato sauce 4 cups water 1 to 2 pound package frozen pepper and onion blend (Mine was 1 lb, 6 oz) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoons paprika 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon garlic 2 teaspoons basil […]

Grandma Stingel’s Date Pudding

Submitted by Farm and Dairy Editor, Susan Crowell Ingredients: 2 cups dates, cut fine 2 cups boiling water 2 tsp. soda 2 cups sugar 2 tbsp. butter 2 eggs 1 cup nuts 1 tsp. vanilla 3 cups flour Directions: Pour boiling water over dates and let stand to cool. Mix with dates the rest of […]

Mom’s Famous Date Nut Pinwheels

Submitted by Tom Hensel Ingredients: 3 eggs  1/2 cup granulated sugar  1 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup finely chopped walnuts 1 cup Crisco 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt  3 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 lb dates (approximately 2 package—may have some filling left) Directions: Cook dates in a little water (just cover […]

Arlene’s Famous Cranberry Salad

Submitted by Teresa Alspach of Minerva, Ohio Ingredients: 1 package raw cranberries (12 or 16 oz) chopped 1 cup chopped celery 1 20 oz can of crushed pineapple (undrained) 1 large box of cherry Jell-o ¾ cup sugar 2 cups boiling water, 1 cup cold water   Directions: In a 2-quart casserole dish, mix sugar, […]


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