Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Yummy Recipes

During our recent move, several recipes that our family enjoys were discovered hiding in the back of  the cookbook shelf.  These recipes are written on cards and it would be disappointing to not be able to find them when we’d like to cook them.

The first recipe is from my mom.  She makes this salad in the fall for Halloween and Thanksgiving.  It’s so yummy that my family has requested it on Labor Day.  Since our apple trees are overflowing with apples, it seems appropriate.

Nana’s Taffy Apple Salad  

Serves approximately 10

1  20 ounce can of crushed pineapple
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1 egg, lightly beaten
½ cup sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon flour
4 ½ teaspoons cider vinegar
1 carton whipped topping
3 cups diced unpeeled apples
1 ½ cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts

Drain pineapple, reserve juice.  Combine pineapple and marshmallows, cover and refrigerate several hours.  Combine egg, sugar, flour, vinegar and reserved pineapple juice.  Cook until mixture is thick.  Cool.  Fold whipped topping into chilled dressing.  Add apples and peanuts to pineapple and marshmallows.  Fold in dressing.

Most of my family love the Chex snack mix.  Last year, I searched everywhere for the oven preparation recipe because my family prefers it to the microwave version.  We ended up purchasing Chex mix because I never did find the recipe.  I’m posting it here so it will always be handy.

Original Chex Party Mix (oven cooking method)

3 cups Corn Chex
3 cups Rice Chex
3 cups Wheat Chex
1 cup mixed nuts
1 cup bite sized pretzels
1 cup garlic flavor bagel chips
6 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 ½ teaspoon season salt
¾ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder

Preheat oven to 250 degrees
Melt butter in large roasting pan.  Stir in seasonings.  Gradually add all other ingredients.  Mix well.  Bake for 1 hour.  Remove from oven and spread out on paper towel to cool.  Store in airtight container.

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