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SOUTHERN FRIED APPLES




The amount of sugar used will depend on the type of apples used.
1 pound apples (preferably tart), peeled and cored and cut into slices
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons granulated or light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
a squeeze of fresh lemon juice, if desired
How to make it



In a skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. When butter is bubbly, add the sliced apples into the pan and stir until they are coated with butter. Let them cook a couple of minutes, stirring gently and then add the sugar and cinnamon which has been mixed together. Cover pan with a lid and cook for about 5 minutes. Check apples as they cook rather quickly this way. When the apples are tender, uncover and cook until the juices are thick and bubbly. If there isn't as much syrup as you would like, you may add 1 tablespoon of water to the skillet after you remove the lid, and continue cooking until thickened. Don't stir too much at this point or the apples will fall apart. Total cooking time will depend on the amount of apples you are cooking. These were done in 10 minutes, but a large pan full will take a bit longer. Remove apples to a serving dish. Enjoy!
I think they are best after they cool down a few minutes, and I even love them at room temperature.

Spiced Nut & Cranberry Mix




Spiced Nut Cranberry Mix recipe

1 cup dried sweet cranberries
1 cup almonds
1 cup cashews
1 cup pecans
1 cup walnuts
2-4 tablespoon brown sugar (you need enough sugar to cramelize in the oven)
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 egg white
salt to taste

How to make it



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.Grease and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
In a bowl, lightly whisk the egg white along with all the other spices.Add the nuts and cranberries and toss till all the nuts are uniformly coated in the spice mixture.
Spread the nuts in one layer on the lined sheet pan.
Roast for 15-20 minutes, tossing once or twice, until the nuts are glazed and golden brown.
Sprinkle the warm nuts with a little more salt and set aside to cool.
Serve warm or cool completely and store in airtight containers.

Pepperjack Meatloaf




1 egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 cup (4 ounces) pepper Jack cheese, divided
1 cup salsa, optional

How to make it :



In a large bowl, combine the egg, s , onion, salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Press half of the beef mixture onto the bottom and halfway up the sides of a greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan. Sprinkle 3/4 cup cheese over meat to within 1/2 in. of sides. Pat remaining beef mixture over cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until meat is no longer pink and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with salsa if desired. Makes 6 servings.

Diane's Fresh Apple Cake With Caramel Glaze




1⁄4 cup cinnamon-sugar mixture (for dusting cake pan)
4 apples, chopped small
3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
GLAZE

2 tablespoons butter
1⁄2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons milk

DIRECTIONS



Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease a bundt pan or tube pan and coat with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Mix apples, eggs and oil with an electric mixer.
Add the flour, sugar, baking soda and cinnamon; mix well.
Pour into pan and bake about 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Allow cake to cool in pan for at least 10 minutes; invert onto a cake plate.
To prepare Glaze; combine butter, brown sugar and milk in a medium saucepan, bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute.
Spoon over cake, allow to cool before serving, ENJOY.

Buffalo Chicken Roll-Ups




Ingredients

2 cups shredded [cooked] chicken [I used rotisserie chicken]
1/2 cup cream cheese [light]
2 tbsp buffalo wing sauce
salt & pepper
1 package of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
1 egg
1 tbsp cold water

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Instructions



Begin by combining chicken, cream cheese, and buffalo sauce in a medium mixing.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Roll out crescent rolls. Fill each crescent roll with about 1-2 tbsp of shredded chicken mixture. Roll up crescent roll tightly, making sure the chicken mixture stays within the roll. Tuck corners and ends in, and lay on a baking sheet with seam side down.
Whip egg and water together to create egg wash. Brush this egg wash over completed crescent rolls to ensure a golden result.
Bake filled crescent rolls for about 8-10 minutes, or until crescent rolls are risen, golden and shiny.
Serve immediately with your choice of dipping sauce. We are a ranch family, through and through!

Tasty Mandarin Orange Pineapple Cake




1 box Duncan Hines Butter Cake mix
1/2 cup Wesson oil
1 11- ounce can mandarin oranges
1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
Icing
12 ounce tub of Cool Whip
small instant vanilla pudding mix
1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple

Steps :



Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine cake mix, oil, oranges with juice, sugar and eggs. Mix at medium speed for 2 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees in 3 greased, floured and lined with wax paper pans for about 20 minutes or until center of the cake bounces back when touched. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove from pans and cool completely on cooling racks.
Icing
Drain juice from pineapple and set aside (If the icing seems to be too thick you can use it to thin it out a bit).
Mix pineapple with the instant vanilla pudding. Stir in Cool Whip. Frost the cake according to these directions. Store the cake in the refrigerator. I think it is better the next day

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies




Ingredients

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons milk
40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped

Instructions



Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Sift together the flour, salt and baking soda; set aside.
Cream together the butter, sugar, peanut butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, vanilla and milk. Add the flour mixture; mix well. Shape into 40 balls and place each into an ungreased mini muffin pan.
Bake at 375 degrees for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven and immediately press a mini peanut butter cup into each ball. Cool and carefully remove from pan.
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