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CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS

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CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS
This is a must try!!! <3

Ingredients:
1 lb mushrooms
2 Tbs unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 Tbs finely chopped onion
2 Tbs finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 lb crab
2 cups crushed oyster crackers
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg, beaten well
1/2 cup water
6 slices white cheddar cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°. Wash and stem mushrooms. Transfer to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator. Melt the butter in a medium pan and sauté celery, onion and bell pepper for 2 minutes. Finely chop half of the mushroom stems and combine with sautéed vegetables. Add the crab, crackers, cheese, Old Bay, garlic powder, salt, pepper, egg and water and mix well. Divide mushroom caps equally among 6 individual buttered baking dishes and spoon 1 tablespoon of the stuffing into each mushroom. Cover with a slice of cheese and bake until cheese is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

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CRAB STUFFED MUSHROOMS
This is a must try!!!

Ingredients:
1 lb mushrooms
2 Tbs unsalted butter
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
2 Tbs finely chopped onion
2 Tbs finely chopped red bell pepper
1/2 lb crab
2 cups crushed oyster crackers
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 egg, beaten well
1/2 cup water
6 slices white cheddar cheese

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400°. Wash and stem mushrooms. Transfer to a bowl and cool in the refrigerator. Melt the butter in a medium pan and sauté celery, onion and bell pepper for 2 minutes. Finely chop half of the mushroom stems and combine with sautéed vegetables. Add the crab, crackers, cheese, Old Bay, garlic powder, salt, pepper, egg and water and mix well. Divide mushroom caps equally among 6 individual buttered baking dishes and spoon 1 tablespoon of the stuffing into each mushroom. Cover with a slice of cheese and bake until cheese is lightly browned, about 15 minutes.

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Pineapple Angel Food Cake

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Take a box of Angel Food Cake mix (just the contents of the box, no need to follow the directions on the box), & combine it with a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice.<br /><br /><br />
 (No need to use a mixer, just stir it with a spoon) When you do this, something magical happens.<br /><br /><br />
The mixture starts to froth & it turns into an amazingly airy, fluffy bowl of deliciousness right before your eyes.<br /><br /><br />
 Once it's all mixed up,grease and simply pour it into a 9 x 13 cake pan & bake 350 for 30 minutes </p><br /><br />
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Join us at Healthy Happy Helpers

Take a box of Angel Food Cake mix (just the contents of the box, no need to follow the directions on the box), & combine it with a 20 ounce can of crushed pineapple in its own juice.
(No need to use a mixer, just stir it with a spoon) When you do this, something magical happens.
The mixture starts to froth & it turns into an amazingly airy, fluffy bowl of deliciousness right before your eyes.
Once it’s all mixed up,grease and simply pour it into a 9 x 13 cake pan & bake 350 for 30 minutes

Share this to your wall and you’ll always know where to find it.
Join us at Healthy Happy Helpers

 

 

 

Is It A Cold Or The Flu?

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Kelly Bagnasco

Is it a cold or the flu? I hope none of us needs this, but it might be helpful! 

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No Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies

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Allen Carter shared Moses Pecan Farm‘s photo.

No Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies<br />
Ingredients</p>
<p>2 1/2 cups granulated sugar<br />
1/2 cup evaporated milk<br />
1/2 cup corn syrup<br />
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter<br />
1 tsp vanilla extract<br />
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans<br />
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut<br />
Instructions</p>
<p>In a medium sized bowl, combine coconut and pecans; set aside.<br />
In a heavy saucepan over medium high heat, stir sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup and butter. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a full rolling boil -- let boil and stir for 3 minutes.<br />
Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut and pecan mixture. Stir off the heat for about 4 minutes, until mixture starts to cool and thicken.<br />
Drop by large spoonfuls on wax paper. Let harden completely -- about an hour to an hour and a half -- before serving.<br />
Notes</p>
<p>Makes about 20 large cookies.

No Bake Coconut Pecan Praline Cookies

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups chopped pecans
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
Instructions

In a medium sized bowl, combine coconut and pecans; set aside.
In a heavy saucepan over medium high heat, stir sugar, evaporated milk, corn syrup and butter. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a full rolling boil — let boil and stir for 3 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and stir in vanilla and coconut and pecan mixture. Stir off the heat for about 4 minutes, until mixture starts to cool and thicken.
Drop by large spoonfuls on wax paper. Let harden completely — about an hour to an hour and a half — before serving.
Notes

Makes about 20 large cookies.

Granny’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

 

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I've been looking for this recipe fer a long time now...<br />
Granny's Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce </p>
<p>• 4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread<br />
• 1/2 cup raisins<br />
• 2 cups milk<br />
• 1/4 cup butter<br />
• 1/2 cup sugar<br />
• 2 eggs, slightly beaten<br />
• 1 tablespoon vanilla<br />
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg</p>
<p>Sauce Ingredients:<br />
• 1/2 cup butter<br />
• 1/2 cup sugar<br />
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar<br />
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream<br />
• 1 tablespoon vanilla</p>
<p>Directions for Pudding:<br />
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine bread and raisins in large bowl. Combine milk and 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted (4 to 7 minutes). Pour milk mixture over bread; let stand 10 minutes.<br />
Stir in all remaining pudding ingredients. Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set in center.<br />
Directions for Sauce:<br />
Combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Stir in vanilla.<br />
To serve, spoon warm pudding into individual dessert dishes; serve with sauce. Store refrigerated -Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Granny’s Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

• 4 cups (8 slices) cubed white bread
• 1/2 cup raisins
• 2 cups milk
• 1/4 cup butter
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 2 eggs, slightly beaten
• 1 tablespoon vanilla
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Sauce Ingredients:
• 1/2 cup butter
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
• 1 tablespoon vanilla
Directions for Pudding:
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine bread and raisins in large bowl. Combine milk and 1/4 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted (4 to 7 minutes). Pour milk mixture over bread; let stand 10 minutes.
Stir in all remaining pudding ingredients. Pour into greased 1 1/2-quart casserole. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until set in center.
Directions for Sauce:
Combine all sauce ingredients except vanilla in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture thickens and comes to a full boil (5 to 8 minutes). Stir in vanilla.
To serve, spoon warm pudding into individual dessert dishes; serve with sauce. Store refrigerated -Fashioned Bread Pudding with Vanilla Sauce

Crockpot Lasagna

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As with almost all of the recipes that I post, this one came from a shared post on Facebook.

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Couponing4you‘s photo.

RECIPE OF THE DAY: Crockpot Lasagna

Ingredients:
1 pound Ground Beef
Lasagna noodles
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Brown ground beef and drain. 
Spoon 1 Cup spaghetti sauce in bottom of 4 quart crock pot. 
Mix remaining sauce with beef. 
Place 2 uncooked lasagna noodles on sauce in crock pot. 
Spread 1/3 meat mixture on top of noodles. 
Spread 3/4 Cup cottage cheese over meat. 
Sprinkle 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese over cottage cheese. 
Add another layer of uncooked noodles, 1/3 meat mixture, the remaining cottage cheese and 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese. 
Place another layer of uncooked noodles, meat mixture, and mozzarella cheese. 
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. 
Cook on low for 4 hours.

If cooked much longer, it gets a bit well done.

RECIPE OF THE DAY: Crockpot Lasagna

Ingredients:
1 pound Ground Beef
Lasagna noodles
1 jar spaghetti sauce
1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Brown ground beef and drain.
Spoon 1 Cup spaghetti sauce in bottom of 4 quart crock pot.
Mix remaining sauce with beef.
Place 2 uncooked lasagna noodles on sauce in crock pot.
Spread 1/3 meat mixture on top of noodles.
Spread 3/4 Cup cottage cheese over meat.
Sprinkle 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese over cottage cheese.
Add another layer of uncooked noodles, 1/3 meat mixture, the remaining cottage cheese and 1/2 Cup mozzarella cheese.
Place another layer of uncooked noodles, meat mixture, and mozzarella cheese.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top.
Cook on low for 4 hours.

If cooked much longer, it gets a bit well done.

 

 

Peanut Butter Potato Candy

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This was on Facebook and posted by Janet Woodall‎ – Facebook Recipe Center

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Peanut Butter Potato Candy

1/4 cup unseasoned mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 (16 ounce) package confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar for dusting
1/3 cup peanut butter, or as needed

Combine mashed potatoes, milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a bowl. Stir confectioners’ sugar into potato mixture until a dough consistency is reached. Refrigerate dough until chilled, about 1 hour. Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar on a cutting board or waxed paper.

Roll dough into a large rectangular shape on prepared surface. Spread enough peanut butter on top layer of dough to cover. Roll dough into a jelly roll shape; refrigerate roll for 1 hour. Slice dough into pinwheels to serve.

A Brilliant New Way To Peel Potatoes

I can honestly say I have never seen anyone attack a bag of potatoes like this brilliant Russian genius does in this video. Using just a few household items, he was able to expertly peel an entire bag of potatoes in a fraction of the time that it would’ve taken using the traditional method.

When he started with making your own power-drill-toilet-brush, we here at SFG were a bit skeptical. But, as soon as we saw the finished product, we couldn’t wait to share it.
This incredible video got us thinking: what other clever ways could someone peel a potato? For instance if you don’t have a spare (clean) toilet brush and power drill laying around. One trick we really liked requires only a bowl of ice water. Start by cooking your potatoes in boiling water. After they are cooked through, dump those spuds into a nearby bowl of ice water. You don’t want to freeze these suckers, so pull them out after a few seconds. This part of the process is basically so you can handle these piping hot potatoes in your hands. Then, all you have to do is carefully rub the potato in your hands and watch the skin slide right off with incredible ease.
Still, we are very impressed with this man’s technique. What do you think? Let us know your thoughts and feelings in the comment section below.

7 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

7 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Lemon Water

Many of us take water for granted. Sometimes we forget how lucky we really are. Considering water is such a vital resource, it’s important to consume enough. Are you drinking enough water? If not, how come? Many individuals find the taste of water boring, as it lacks flavor.

If this is the case for you, don’t be shy to add some lemon to your next glass of water. Lemon is a highly beneficial addition, as it boosts your overall health. Not only will you be consuming essential amounts of water, but you will also increase the overall benefits that your glass of water provides.

Pop and juice are packed with sugar. Although there are natural juices, many beverage options increase your blood sugar, without providing your body with any nutritional value. If you’re trying to lose weight, maintain a healthy lifestyle, or simply feel better; you need to drink more water. Jazzing up your water with lemon will benefit you in the following seven ways:

1. It Balances the pH Levels in Our Body

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Although we are overfed, many people are deficient in a wide variety of nutrients. This has led to a population with highly acidic bodies, creating a wide variety of conditions. In order to maintain optimal health, your blood needs to be slightly alkaline.

This of course means that our pH needs to be slightly above 7. The pH of water in its purist form is 7. Any pH below 7 is considered acidic and humans will stop functioning at a pH level below 6.8. The average pH of human blood falls between 7.35 and 7.45. Lemons are thought of as acidic, yet they have an alkalizing effect on our body. Bottled water companies are beginning to offer high pH options in an effort to appeal to those seeking an alkaline aid. However, these bottles typically cost $3 per liter or more, which is somewhat ridiculous considering the pH benefits and economics of putting some lemon in your tap water.

Lemon water can help stabilize the pH of your body, preventing various health conditions. Since lemon water has a positive effect on pH levels, it helps the body remove toxins. This natural detox process is incredible for fighting off viruses and many other related ailments (especially regarding your long-term health).