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Loosing your imagination what to cook? Bored of your daily bill of fare? Why not to try some of our recipes. They are easy to prepare and healthy.

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Baked Macaroni, Cheese & Spinach

Serves: 6
Prep. Time: 0:45

15 oz. tub low-fat ricotta cheese
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1/2 cup egg substitute OR 2 eggs - beaten
2 tsp. prepared brown mustard
1 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 lb. bag elbow macaroni - prepared as directed
2 cups shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
2 cups torn fresh spinach
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese - low-fat okay
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tsp. paprika

-Spray a 13" X 9" X 2" or 3 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
-In a food processor or blender, mix ricotta, milk, egg substitute, mustard, hot sauce, salt, and pepper. Process until smooth.
-In a saucepan over low heat, stir together cooked macaroni, cheddar, and spinach until cheese melts and spinach wilts.
-Stir ricotta mixture into macaroni mixture, then scrape into prepared baking dish.
-In a small bowl, combine Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, and paprika. Sprinkle evenly over macaroni and cheese.
-Bake in a 375 degree oven for 25 minutes.

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Broccoli Casserole

Prep. Time: 0:50
Serves: 6

1 med. onion - chopped
1/4 cup butter OR margarine
1 lb. fresh OR frozen broccoli florets - cooked until tender
(2) 10.75 oz. cans condensed cream of mushroom soup - low-fat okay
1/4 - 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese - low-fat okay

-In a small skillet over medium heat, sauté onions in butter until translucent, for 4 minutes.
-Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart oven-proof casserole dish.
-Bake, uncovered, in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

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Corn Salad

Prep. Time: 0:10
Serves: 6-8

1 can whole kernel corn - drained
1 sm. cucumber - peeled, diced
1 lrg. tomato - diced
1 med. onion - diced
1/2 - 1 med. green bell pepper - seeded, diced
1 stalk celery - diced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 Tbls. mayonnaise - low fat okay

-Combine all ingredients and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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Pumpkin Cake

Serves: 8
Prep. Time: 0:50

18.25 oz. box yellow cake mix
2 cups canned pumpkin
2 eggs
1/4 cup water
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

-Beat together all ingredients with an electric mixer for 2 minutes.
-Pour into a greased and floured bundt cake pan.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.

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Applesauce Cookies

Serves: 48
Prep. Time: 9:00

2 cups chunky applesauce
3 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup vegetable shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup cold coffee
1 cup chopped raisins OR chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, etc.)

-Spoon applesauce into a cheesecloth-lined sieve; set aside to drain.
-Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.
-With an electric mixer, cream together sugar, shortening, and eggs.
-Stir in coffee.
-Slowly beat dry mixture into wet mixture.
-Fold in strained applesauce, raisins/dates, and nuts by hand.
-Refrigerate batter 8 hours or overnight.
-Drop cold batter, 1 heaping tsp. at a time, onto a lightly greased cookie sheet 2" apart.
-Bake in a 375 degree oven for 9-12 minutes, until finger pressed in center barely leaves an impression.

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Lazy Man's Peach Pie

Serves: 16
Prep. Time: 0:30

3/4 cup butter OR margarine - melted
1 cup self-rising flour
3/4 cup milk - low fat okay
1 cup granulated sugar
14 oz. can peaches - drain, reserve juice

-Spread butter evenly over bottom of a 9" X 9" X 2" pan.
-Mix flour, sugar, and milk and pour over margarine.
-Drop peach slices over batter and pour peach juice over peaches.
-Sprinkle with nutmeg or cinnamon if desired.
-Bake in 350 degree oven until brown.

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Refreshing Fruit Salad

Serves: 6-8
Prep. Time: 0:10

8 oz. lemon OR vanilla yogurt - low-fat okay
2 ribs celery - chopped, optional
1 red apple - cored, chopped
1 green apple - cored, chopped
1 nectarine - pitted, sliced
1/2 cup halved grapes
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

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-Fold together all ingredients; refrigerate until ready to serve.

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