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          Z U C C H I N I   B R E A D

          3 cups grated zucchini		
          3 eggs				
          1 cup cooking oil		
          1 cup white sugar		
           cup brown sugar		
          3 tsp. vanilla			
          3  cups flour	
          1 tsp. salt
          1  tsp. baking powder
          1  tsp. baking soda
          2 tsp. cinnamon
           tsp. nutmeg
           tsp. cloves
           cup chocolate chips	                                        
           cup nuts

          Beat eggs until light and fluffy. 
          Add oil, sugar and zucchini. Mix
          well. Add vanilla. Add dry ingredients
          and mix well. Pour into loaf pans 
          (makes two large loaves). Bake at 
          350 degrees for 50 to 60
 Submitted by Laura Crumpacker, 

P I E C R U S T 4 cups flour (generous) 1 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt cup water tsp. baking powder 1 cup crisco 1 Tbsp. vinegar 1 egg Mix dry ingredients. Cut in shortening. Add water, vinegar and egg. Stir. Form into a ball and divide into 5 pieces. Chill hour before rolling out. Freeze unused portions. Submitted by Laura Crumpacker, New Mexico, USA

F R E S H A P P L E L O V E R ' S C A K E Makes 1 large bundt cake or one 15x11-inch sheet cake A very moist cake that is chock full of taste and healthy goodness. It provides abundant fiber and nutrition from the large quantity of fresh apples and raisins. * 6 cups chopped apples, without peeling * 3 cups sugar * 3 eggs * cup cooking oil * 3 teaspoons vanilla * 3 cups flour * 3 teaspoons baking soda * 3 teaspoons cinnamon * 1- teaspoon salt * 1- cup chopped pecans * 1- cup golden raisins Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour cake pan. Combine apples and sugar and stir to coat apples. Let stand while preparing batter. Beat eggs lightly. Add oil and vanilla and beat to mix well. In large bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Alternately add flour mixture and apples to the egg mixture, beating until well mixed. Stir in pecans and raisins. Batter will appear a little thin. Bake for approximately 1 hour or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. VARIATION: Leave peeling on apples and chop apples in food processor.

N O - F A I L B O I L E D F R O S T I N G Makes about 1 to 1-1/2 cups This frosting is very creamy, neither fluffy nor stiff, yet it forms a thin non-sticky coating. This frosting can be flavored with lemon, orange, peppermint or other flavoring. * 1 cup sugar * tablespoon light corn syrup * 1/8 teaspoon salt * 6 tablespoons water * 1 egg white, stiffly beaten * 1 teaspoon vanilla * cup margarine or butter * package confectioners' powdered sugar In small bowl, beat 1 egg white until stiff but not dry. In large saucepan, cook sugar, syrup, salt and water over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover 2 to 3 minutes to dissolve sugar crystals on sides of pan. Uncover. Continue to cook until soft-ball stage (236 degrees on candy thermometer) is reached. Remove from heat. Gradually add hot syrup to beaten egg whites, beating consistently with electric mixer. Add vanilla and beat until frosting is of spreading consistency. Cream butter and powdered sugar, adding a little water if needed until frosting is stiff but creamy. Add this mixture to the boiled mixture and cream with mixer. This is enough frosting for a 2-layer cake. VARIATIONS: 1. Lemon or Orange: substitute orange or lemon juice for the water and vanilla. 2. Coloring may be added according to the flavoring used. 3. Instant coffee (about 2 teaspoons) may be added to frosting after cooking while it is still hot. 4. Shredded coconut can be patted on top of icing before frosting sets. font>

C O U N T R Y  T E A R O O M  P A S T R Y

4 cups sifted flour
1 T. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. Crisco
1 T. white vinegar
1/2 c. cold water.
1 egg

Sift together flour, sugar and salt into a bowl. Cut in Crisco with pastry
blender or two knives until particles are the size of peas. 
Beat egg in bowl. Blend in vinegar and water. Sprinkle over flour mixture,
a tablespoon at a time. tossing with fork to mix. Gather dough together
with fingers so it cleans the bowl. Chill before rolling. Makes pies for 2
deep dish pies with crusts.

To make the master mix:
3# can Crisco
5# flour
5 T. sugar
8 t. salt
mix this and store in Tupperware container in refrigerator.
When ready to use, add: 1 egg, 1 T. white vinegar, and water to make 2/3
cups of liquid.
Add this to 5 cups of the master mix. Mix and chill. Will make 4 deep

 Submitted by Nancy Haley, Indiana, USA

G R E E K B A K L A V A 2 lbs. walnut meats, almonds or pecans 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. cinnamon tsp. nutmeg 2 lbs. melted butter 2 lbs. filo (Phyllo) pastry sheets Grind walnuts and mix with sugar and spices. Grease 11"x16" pan with melted butter. Place 12 filo sheets in pan, brushing each with melted butter. Sprinkle with 2 c. nut mixture; cover with 5 filo sheets, brushing each generously with melted butter. Continue this procedure until all nut mixture is used. Finish with 12 filo sheets on top, brushing each with melted butter. Chill. When chilled, cut pastry into small diamond shapes. Bake in slow oven (300) for 1 hours until lightly browned. Remove from oven and pour cool syrup (recipe below) over hot pastry. Makes 75 pieces. SYRUP: Combine 5 c. sugar, 3 c. water and juice of 1 lemon. Cook over low heat until syrup is medium consistency. Cool.
Very rich and addictive. Share with lots of friends to avoid eating it all yourself!! Enjoy!! This is a personal favorite but I don't make it too often. It's just too tempting! Submitted by Laura Crumpacker

1 lg. Pkg Orange Jello 1 15-20 can crushed pineapple 1 sm can mandarin oranges 1 bag of mini marshmallows 4 bananas sliced 8oz. container frozen whipped topping 8oz. pkg shredded cheddar cheese In a 8x13 oblong pan mix jello according to pkg. instructions,using the drained the juice from the canned fruit into a measuring cup with the needed water to 2 cups and use this for the cold water needed to for the jello mix as the directions say. after the jello is mixed through ad the fruit and mix. Next add the marshmallow and layer these on top of the jello mix till it is all covered. Put the pan mixture in the refidgerator to set up. After the jello is set put the sliced bananas as another layer on top of the marshmallow layer. Then spread the whipped topping over the banana layer and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Submitted by Joyce Bee, South Dakota USA

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