Spaghetti Pie

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Spaghetti Pie 10-12 ounces spaghetti, cooked 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 2 eggs, beaten 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 stick butter 1 large (24 ounce) carton of cottage cheese 1 onion–chopped 2 cans tomato soup 1 cup ketchup 1/4 cup sugar (optional) 1 package spaghetti sauce mix 1 large can mushrooms (optional) 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese garlic salt to taste Brown 1 1/2 lb. ground beef and onion. Drain fat. Add soups, ketchup, spaghetti sauce mix, mushrooms, sugar and garlic salt. Simmer briefly. Cook spaghetti. Drain. Mix eggs, Parmesan cheese and butter into cooked spaghetti. Place into a greased 9×13 casserole dish. Pour cottage cheese on top. Add the meat mixture on top of the cottage cheese. Bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Top with mozzarella...

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Sweet and Sour Coleslaw

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My recipe for the spring is full of antioxidants to help fight cancer. I’m on a health kick this month and hope you enjoy this. One serving is about 40 calories.   Sweet and Sour Coleslaw 4 cups of chopped coleslaw 1 red (you can use yellow or green) bell pepper, chopped 1 batch of green onions, chopped 1 can of cooked corn 1/2 cup of white vinegar 1/3 cup Splenda (no calorie sweetener) Salt and pepper, to taste Toss all the ingredients together and refrigerate for a few hours, then serve. This recipe keeps well for several days.

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Pumpkin Pie Cake

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A friend gave me this one after I had it at a luncheon. It was great! It is a wonderful dish to take to a potluck dinner or for a party.   Pumpkin Pie Cake 1 large can (29 oz.) or 2 (16 oz.) cans of pumpkin 1 (13 oz.) can of evaporated milk 4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 3 eggs 1/2 tsp. salt 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (depending on pumpkin amount) Beat together above ingredients. Pour into lightly greased 9×13 pan. Sprinkle 1 box yellow cake mix over top. Dribble 1 1/2 to 2 sticks melted butter or margarine over the top. Top with lots of chopped pecans. Bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees until crispy. Serve hot or cold. Top with cool whip.

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Bean Salad

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Here is a recipe I love to make during the summer months because I don’t have to use a stove and heat up the kitchen on those hot days. Bean Salad 1 can of kidney beans 1 can of pinto beans 1 can of green beans 1 can of chick peas several stalks of celery-diced 1 red onion-diced Mix all the ingredients together then put oil and vinegar in to taste (the mixture should be what you like–I usually have more vinegar to oil). Season with salt, pepper and Mrs. Dash. With this recipe you can substitute different beans or spices. This salad is better if it sits a day in the refrigerator and it last for a while.

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Taco Soup

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Here is the recipe I really enjoy as the weather gets colder. In Oklahoma it hasn’t gotten very cool yet, but a person can only wish. What I love about this recipe is that you can freeze part of it for use later. It will make a big batch of soup that can last over several meals. Taco Soup Two pounds of ground round (extra lean is the best) 1 large onion, chopped 3 cans of stewed tomatoes, plus the liquid 2 cans pinto beans, plus the liquid 1 can of kidney beans, plus the liquid 1 can yellow hominy, plus the liquid 1 4 ounce can green chiles, chopped 2 packages of taco seasoning (some people only use 1) 1 package Ranch style dressing mix 1 cup water or more as desired Brown the meat and onion together. Drain any fat. Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for...

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Tropical Fruit Salad

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This recipe brings back fond memories of the many open houses my high school students with special needs had at Christmas time right before winter break. For a month they would cook different dishes to serve during a two hour period. They were proud of what they had accomplished and were always eager to show their friends and families how well they cooked. The tables were laden with many sweets but also appetizers and dips. For that month they cooked, they also decorated the room and made the invitations before personally going around the school delivering them to their teachers and friends they had made. This open house and the play they performed right before it became the highlight of the year for their families and many people at the school. Their peers...

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