recipe of the day. pumpkin muffins

Pumpkin Muffins
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 cups pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped dates
3/4 cup chopped nuts
Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside. Cream shortening, butter, brown sugar and eggs. Fold dry ingredients alternately with pumpkin into egg mixture. Add vanilla, dates and nuts. Fill greased muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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recipe of the day. Mix it and run chicken

Mix It And Run Chicken
2 (15 ounce) cans cut green beans, undrained
2 (10 3/4 ounce) cans cream of mushroom soup
4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
Drain beans, reserving juice in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Stir soups into bean juice, blending thoroughly; set aside. Place beans in 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt. Add chicken. Sprinkle with salt. Top with soup. Cover; cook on low for 8 to 10 hours, or until chicken is tender but not dry or mushy.
Makes 4 servings.

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Recipe of the day tangy meatballs

Tangy Meatballs
2 eggs
2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
1 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3 pounds lean ground beef
Sauce:
2 cups ketchup
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 to 2 teaspoons liquid smoke, optional
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Add oats, milk, onion, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Add the ground beef; mix well. Shape into 1 1/2 inch balls. Place in two greased 13 by 9 by 2 inch baking pans. Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 30 minutes; drain. Place all of the meatballs in one of the pans. In a saucepan, bring sauce ingredients to a boil. Pour over meatballs. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes, or until meatballs are done.
Makes 4 dozen.

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Recipe of the day for Monday

Tater Dipped Veggies
1 cup instant potato flakes
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon celery salt
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted and cooled
2 eggs
4 to 5 cups fresh bite-size vegetables (mushrooms, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini and/or carrots)
Ranch salad dressing or dip, optional
In a small bowl, combine potato flakes, Parmesan cheese, celery salt, garlic powder and butter. In another bowl, beat eggs. Dip the vegetables, one at a time, into eggs, then into potato mixture; coat well. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with dressing or dip, if desired.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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Recipe of the day for Monday mini hamburgers

Mini Hamburgers
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 pound lean ground beef or ground round
1 egg, beaten
1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
40 miniature rolls, split
8 ounces process American cheese slices, cut into 1 1/2 inch squares, optional
40 dill pickle slices, optional
In a skillet, saute onion in butter. Transfer to a bowl; add meat, egg and seasonings. Spread over bottom halves of the rolls; replace tops. Place on baking sheets; cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. If desired, place a cheese slice and pickle on each hamburger; replace tops and foil and return to the oven for 5 minutes.
Makes 40 appetizers.

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Recipe of the day for sunday

Stir And Drop Sugar Cookies
2 eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In bowl, combine eggs, oil, vanilla and sugar. Beat with mixer until combined. In another bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Dough will be soft. Drop by teaspoonfulss 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press flat with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from pans.

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Recipe of the day for Saturday

Buttermilk Banana Nut Bread
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup bananas, mashed
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 cup nuts, chopped
Sift flour, baking soda and salt. Cream butter, gradually adding sugar. Add eggs and bananas, blending thoroughly. Combine buttermilk and lemon juice. Add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture, alternately with buttermilk mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Stir in nuts. Spoon mixture into a 9 by 5 by 3 inch loaf pan, greased only on the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for 60 to 70 minutes. Remove from oven and cool slightly. Remove from pan and cool right side up.
Makes 1 loaf.

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