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Baked Quesadillas

13 Sep


2 8-oz. cans chicken, drained and flaked

1 to 2 T. taco seasoning mix

8-oz. jar salsa

8-oz. pkg. shredded Mexican-blend cheese

16 8-inch flour tortillas

Garnish: sour cream, avocado slices


Mix chicken, taco seasoning, salsa and cheese. 
Arrange 8 tortillas on baking sheets sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. 
Spread chicken mixture onto tortillas. 
Top with remaining tortillas. 
Spray tops with non-stick vegetable spray. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 10 minutes, until tops are golden. 
Allow to cool for a few minutes; cut into quarters. 
Garnish with sour cream and avocado slices. 
Makes 8 servings.

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Crustless Pizza Quiche

5 Sep


1/2 c. pepperoni, diced

8-oz. can sliced mushrooms, drained

5 eggs, beaten

3/4 c. milk

1/8 t. dried oregano

1/8 t. dried basil

8-oz. pkg. shredded mozzarella cheese



Layer pepperoni and mushrooms in a greased 9″ pie plate. 
In a bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and seasoning; pour over pepperoni and mushrooms. 
Top with cheese. 
Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and heated through. 
Serves 4 to 6.

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Cheesy Baked Tortellini

5 Sep


10-oz. pkg. refrigerated cheese tortellini

2 c. marinara sauce

1/3 c. mascarpone cheese or softened cream cheese

1/4 c. fresh Italian parsley, chopped

2 t. fresh thyme, chopped

5 slices smoked mozzarella cheese

1/4 c. shredded Parmesan cheese


Prepare tortellini according to package directions; drain and set aside. 
Meanwhile, in a bowl, combine marinara sauce, mascarpone or cream cheese, parsley and thyme. Fold in tortellini. Transfer to a greased 9″x9″ baking pan. 
Top with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. 
Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly. Serves 4 to 6

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Apple-Pork Chop Casserole

5 Sep


1 T. oil

8 boneless pork chops

2-6-oz. pkgs. herb-flavored stuffing mix

2-21-oz. cans apple pie filling


Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. 
Cook pork chops in oil until both sides are browned. 
Meanwhile, prepare stuffing according to package directions. 
Pour pie filling into a lightly greased 13″x9″ baking pan; lay pork chops on top. 
Cover with stuffing. 
Bake, uncovered, at 325 degrees for 45 minutes to one hour, until pork chops are cooked through. Serves 8.

This Recipe came from Gooseberry Patch 101 Cozy Casseroles

Chicken Gumbo

4 Sep


  • 4 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled 
  • 1 c. onion, chopped 
  • 1 c. green pepper, chopped 
  • 1 c. celery, chopped 
  • 1 clove garlic, minced 
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
  • 4 14-1/2 oz. cans chicken broth 
  • 2 t. salt 
  • 1/4 t. pepper 
  • 15-oz. can tomato and herb sauce 
  • 16-oz. pkg. frozen, sliced okra 


Place bacon, onion, green pepper, celery and garlic in a Dutch oven; sauté for 3 minutes. Add chicken, chicken broth, salt and pepper; simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and okra; simmer until okra is tender, about 30 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Patch, Gooseberry (2002-09-15). Soups Cookbook (Classic Cookbooklets) (p. 11). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition. 

Cowboy Stew

4 Sep


  • 5 to 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed 
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 
  • 1 lb. ground beef 
  • 1 T. all-purpose flour 
  • 8-oz. can tomato sauce 


Boil potatoes and carrots in a saucepan until tender, about 30 minutes; set aside. Shape beef into one-inch meatballs; brown in a skillet and drain. Pour meatballs into undrained vegetable mixture; heat for 5 minutes and set aside. Whisk flour with 1/2 cup water; add tomato sauce. Stir into beef mixture; cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Serves 4.

Patch, Gooseberry (2002-09-15). Soups Cookbook (Classic Cookbooklets) (p. 9). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition. 

Tailgate Sandwich Ring

31 Aug

Enjoy this recipe from Harvest Kitchen Cookbook (M784).


  • 2 11-oz. tubes refrigerated French bread dough
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
  • 3/4 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 T. green onion, chopped
  • 1/2 lb. deli sliced turkey
  • 1/2 lb. deli sliced ham
  • 1/2 lb. sliced provolone cheese
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 c. lettuce, chopped


Spray a Bundt pan with non-stick vegetable spray. Place both tubes of dough into pan, seam-side up, joining ends together to form one large ring. Pinch edges to seal tightly. Lightly spray top of dough with non-stick vegetable spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes, until golden. Carefully turn out; cool completely. Combine bacon, mayonnaise and onion; mix well. Slice bread horizontally. Spread half the bacon mixture over bottom half of bread. Top with turkey, ham and provolone. Place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until cheese melts. Top with tomatoes and lettuce. Spread remaining bacon mixture on top half; place over lettuce. Slice into wedges. Serves 8.

Candy Bar Brownies

31 Aug


18-1/ 4 oz. pkg. German chocolate cake mix
3/ 4 c. butter, melted
2/ 3 c. sweetened condensed milk
5 2-oz. chocolate-covered caramel nougat candy bars, thinly sliced


In a bowl, combine dry cake mix, butter and condensed milk. Press half of batter into a greased 13″ x9″ baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Remove from oven; arrange candy bar slices Press remaining batter over candy bar layer. Return to oven; bake an additional 20 minutes. Cool; cut into squares. Makes 16 to 20.

Patch, Gooseberry (2012-05-07). Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes (Kindle Locations 41-42). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition.

Apple Brownies

30 Aug
Gooseberry Patch
Patch, Gooseberry (2012-05-07). Circle of Friends Cookbook 25 Brownie & Bar Recipes (Kindle Locations 21-24). Perseus Books Group. Kindle Edition. 
  • 1/ 2 c. butter, softened 
  • 1 c. sugar 
  • 1 t. vanilla extract 
  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1-1/ 2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/ 2 t. baking soda
  • 1/ 2 t. baking powder 
  • 1/ 2 t. nutmeg 
  • 1 c. apples, peeled, cored and chopped 
  • 1/ 2 c. chopped nuts 

In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy; stir in vanilla and egg. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking baking powder and nutmeg. Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix thoroughly. Fold in apples and nuts. Spread batter in a greased 9″ x9″ baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and cut into squares. Makes one dozen.
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Spiced Pumpkin Bars

24 Aug

Enjoy this recipe from Recipes for Warming Hearts (M216).

3 eggs, beaten
15-oz. can pumpkin
1 c. sugar
12-oz. can evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla extract
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ground ginger
1/4 t. ground cloves
18-1/4 oz. pkg. spice cake mix
3/4 c. butter, thinly sliced
1 c. chopped pecans
Optional: 16-oz. can cream cheese frosting

In a large bowl, beat eggs and pumpkin together. Blend in sugar, evaporated milk, vanilla and spices. Pour into a greased 13″x9″ baking pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix evenly over top of batter. Dot with butter slices, making sure to place some in corners of pan. Sprinkle pecans over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes. Cool; frost, if desired, and cut into bars. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

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