Preparing for David's birth

David was meant to be born into our family.   It took 3½ years to prepare for his coming.   In the Fall of 2002, I had a dream I was pregnant.   It seemed strange to me because my husband and I felt that our family was complete.   We...
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Golden Cornmeal Muffins

1 1/2 c. sifted flour 3/4 c. cornmeal 1/2 c. sugar 4 t. baking powder 1 t. salt 2 eggs, slightly beaten 3 T. melted margarine 1 c. milk Preheat oven to 400°. Sift together flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Combine eggs, butter and milk in...
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Marinated Fried Chicken

1 c. shoyu 1/2 c. sugar 1/4 t. mono-glutamate 2 frying chickens, boned and cut into bite size pieces Cornstarch Oil for frying Combine shoyu, sugar and mono-glutamate and mix well.  Marinate chicken pieces in this sauce for about 30 minutes.  Drain and roll in cornstarch.  Fry chicken in medium hot...
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Frosting for German Chocolate Cake

1 can Eagle Brand milk, unopened. 1 cube of butter or margarine 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 2 cups angel flake coconut 1 cup pecans, chopped Please Eagle Brand milk (unopened can) in a saucepan.  Fully immerse in water, but do not cover the top of the can.  Gently boil for...
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Basic Muffins

1 3/4 c. sifted flour 1/4 c. sugar 3 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1 egg, slightly beaten 3 T. cooking oil 1 c. milk Preheat oven to 400°. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into mixing bowl. Combine egg, oil and milk in small bowl; blend well. ...
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Crabmeat au Gratin

White Sauce: 1/2 c. butter 2/3 c. flour (mix in 2 t. of salt - may add a bit more) 2 2/3 c. milk 2- 61/2 oz. cans crabmeat, drained 4 c. chopped celery 1/2 c. chopped green pepper 2 sm. Jars of chopped pimento 2 T. grated onion 1/3 c....
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Cold Somen

3 pkgs. Somen (about 1/2 lb.) 6 cups boiling water Dashi sauce:  1/2 cup dashi (made with katsuo)                          1/3 cup shoyu                           2 - 1/2 T. sugar                           1/2 t. msg In large pot add somen to 6 cups boiling water.  Stir thoroughly.  Place lid on pot and bring to...
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Coca-Cola Jello Salad

1 - 16 oz. pkg. of frozen, pitted sweet cherries 1 - 16 - 20 oz. can crushed pineapple in its own juice 2 -  3 oz. pkgs. Cherry Jello 3/4 c. chopped walnuts 1 - 12 oz. can coca cola Drain and cut up cherries.  Drain pineapple. Save all of...
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Chris Raudonis Chili Egg Puff

10 eggs 1 t. baking powder 1/2 t. salt 1/2 c. flour 8 oz. green chilis chopped 1 lb. shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 pt. cottage cheese (small curd) 1/2 c. melted butter Preheat oven to 350°.   Beat eggs.  Add dry ingredients and both cheeses.  Add butter and chilis.  Bake in...
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Chili Rellenos Jose`

9 whole green chilies (1 lg./1 sm. Can) 1/2 # Monterey Jack Cheese, cut in 1x3" strips 1/4 # Cheddar cheese, grated 3 eggs 1/2 c. + 2 T. milk 2 T. flour 1/4 t. salt Paprika Tabasco Salt and pepper to taste.   Preheat oven to 350°.    Carefully rinse...
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Chili

1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes 2 cans tomato sauce 1 medium can of Ortega peppers diced (or) cut up whole peppers (medium - hot) 1 can pinto or kidney beans, drained 1 medium onion diced 1 lb. ground beef Garlic salt - to taste Onion salt - to taste Pepper...
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Chicken Pot Pie

1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup chopped onion 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 3/4 cups chicken broth 2/3 cup milk   2 (9 inch) unbaked pie crusts Preheat oven to 425°F ...
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Cake al la Mandarin

1 large Angel Food cake 1 box instant vanilla pudding 2 c. heavy cream 1 can mandarin oranges Mix instant pudding according to directions.  Whip cream until peaks form.  Drain oranges and set aside 15 for the top of the cake.  Dice the balance of the oranges and add to the...
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Cabbage Rolls

1 lb. ground beef 1/2 lb. ground sausage or pork 2 c. cooked rice 1 can tomato soup 1 small onion 1/2 t. salt 1 egg 1/2 lb. sauerkraut tomato juice 1/8 t. pepper 1/8 t. paprika Lg. head of cabbage Combine meat with pepper, paprika, egg, onion, tomato soup, rice...
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"The Metal Ghost"

Our family owned a second home in Georgetown from 1967 to 1977.  Shortly after taking possession, our daughter brought some college girl-friends to spend a weekend in the 1867 home.  Somehow, she lost her car and house keys so she had to have her brother bring keys so they could get back...
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"Reminisces About the Theater"

While I was attending law school at Catholic University, the university had a prominent music department with noted actors and actresses playing in the theater department's monthly public plays. During this same time, Ed McMann was a student. After my graduation from law school and marriage to Florence Ksrazek (who also...
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Butter Cream Candy

2 boxes of powdered sugar 1/2 lb. butter 1/4 cup milk 2 t. vanilla Heat milk and butter (don't bring milk to a boil).  Add 1 lb. of sugar and beat in with a mixer.  Mix remaining 1 lb. of sugar in by hand.  Add vanilla.  Shape and dip. Dip:  Melt...
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Bugs in a Bag

Graham crackers Raisins Dried cranberries or gummy worms Sealable plastic bag Crush several graham crackers in a sealable bag and add raisins (to make "bugs").  The dried cranberries become "ladybugs."   by Ruth Gomez
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Brownies

1 c. sugar 1 cube margarine 1 c. flour 4 well-beaten eggs 1 - 16 oz. can Hershey Syrup 1 t. vanilla Preheat oven to 375° Beat eggs.  Add rest of ingredients to the eggs.  Can add nuts if desired. Pour into a greased and floured 9 X 13" pan and...
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Betty's Potato Salad

2 qts. cooked potatoes, diced 1 onion , diced 4 pieces of celery, diced 1 carrot, diced 6 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cubed salt to taste Combine and set aside.  Mix salad dressing ingredients and pour over potato mixture.  Mix well.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. Salad Dressing (cook): 2/3...
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