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INGREDIENTS: 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cups shortening 5 tablespoons cold water 1 3/4 cups of fresh blueberries 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon margarine 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 cup water 1 tablespoon flour 1 teaspoon sugar
Mix salt and flour. Cut in shortening. Add water a tablespoon at a time. Form ball. Roll out on floured surface. This dough will dry out quickly, so use immediately.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Bring fruit and water to a boil in a saucepan. Lower heat and simmer for about five minutes. Stir in remaining ingredients, except butter, and bring to a boil once more. Boil for a minute, then add butter. Cut your pastries into circles or squares and fill. Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 425 for about 20 minutes or [...]
Ingredients: 3 cups julienne-cut cooked pork loin 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 1/2 cup sliced green onions 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 3 cups cooked, chopped red potatoes 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1 cup drained, chopped pickled beets
Preparation: ook bacon until crisp in large skillet. Add onions and green peppers. Cook over medium-high heat 1 minute. Stir in potatoes, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in pork and beets. Cook until heated through.
Ingredients: 1/3 cup water 1/3 cup instant nonfat dry milk 4 eggs, separated 1 cup sieved cottage cheese 1/2 tsp salt 1/3 cup sifted all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp butter or margarine 1/2 cup honey 1/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
Preparation: Place water in bowl. Add nonfat dry milk and beat until mixture stands in soft peaks. Add remaining ingredients except egg whites. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into first mixture. Pour batter, 2 Tbsp at a time, onto hot, greased griddle. Bake until golden brown. Turn and bake on other side. Serve immediately with sugar, syrup or honey-orange sauce. Honey-Orange Sauce: Melt butter in small saucepan. Add honey and orange juice concentrate. Heat until warm.
1/2 cups rolled oats 1 1/2 cups water 2 cups shredded unpeeled apples 1 1/2 cups (about 9 ozs.) pitted prunes, whole or halved 2 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp cinnamon – fresh fruits (sliced banana, apple, pineapple, orange segments) – chopped almonds or pecans
Preperation Combine oats, water, shredded apples, prunes, honey, lemon juice, and cinnamon. Cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, spoon some of the muesli into a cereal bowl. Top with your choice of fresh fruits and nuts. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt or milk, if desired. Muesli can be stored in covered container in refrigerator for several days.