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Raisin Rice Pudding

4 Cups Half-And-Half Cream
2/3 Cup Uncooked Long Grain Rice
3/4 Cup Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon Salt
4 Eggs, Beaten
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1/2 Cup Raisins

In A Heavy Saucepan, Heat Cream; Stir In Rice
Cover And Cook Over Low Heat For 30-40 Minutes
Or At Least Until Most Of The Cream Is Absorbed
Stir Occasionally
Remove From Heat
Stir In Sugar And Salt
Add A Small Amount To Eggs And Return All To Pan
Cook And Stir Over Low Heat Until Mixture Reaches 160 Degrees
Stir In Vanilla And Raisins

Serve Warm
Refrigerate Any Leftovers
8 Servings
From Farm And Ranch Magazine
April/May 1999

Candy Bar Fudge

1/2 Cup Butter Or Margarine
1/3 Cup Baking Cocoa
1/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/4 Cup Milk
3 1/2 Cups Confectioner's Sugar
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
30 Caramels Unwrapped
1 Tablespoon Water
2 Cups Salted Peanuts
1/2 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips

In A Microwave-Safe Bowl, Combine The Butter, Cocoa, Brown Sugar And Milk
Microwave On High Until Mixture Boils, About 3 Minutes
Stir In Confectioner's Sugar And Vanilla
Pour Into A Greased 8" Square Baking Pan
In Another Microwave Safe Bowl
Heat Caramels And Water On High For 2 Minutes Or Until Melted
Stir In Peanuts And Spread Over Chocolate Layer
Microwave Chocolate Chips On High For 1 Minute Or Until Melted
Spread Over The Caramel Layer

Chill Until Firm
Yield 2-3/4 Pounds

Recipe By
Taste Of Home Dec/Jan 1996


3 Cups Regular Rolled Oats
1 Cup Shredded Coconut

1 Cup Of Any Mixture Of The Following
Shelled Sunflower Seeds
Sesame Seeds
Chopped Pecans
Or Cashews

3/4 Cup Regular Wheat Germ
3/4 Cup Chopped Or Sliced Almonds
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar, Firmly Packed
1/2 Cup Instant Nonfat Dry Milk
1/3 Cup Honey
1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil

1 1/2 Cups Of Any One Or Mix Of The Following
Chopped Dates
Chopped Dried Apricots
Or Chopped Dried Peaches

Preheat Oven To 325 Degrees F
Grease A Large 16x11x2 Inch Baking Pan With Solid Shortening And Set Aside
Combine The First 7 Ingredients In A Bowl, Mixing Well
In A Small Saucepan, Combine Honey And Oil
Heat Gently To Dissolve The Honey
Pour The Honey Mixture Into The Dry Ingredients
Stir Well To Thoroughly Coat And Mix
Spread The Mixture Evenly Over The Baking Pan
Bake For 15-20 Minutes Or Until Toasted To Your Liking

While Baking, Stir With A Spatula Every 5 Minutes
As Granola Cools, Add The Chopped Dried Fruit
Cool Well
Store At Room Temperature In An 11 Cup Airtight Container
This Recipe May Also Be Put Into Glass Jars With Decorated Lids And Used As Gifts

Cookies In A Jar


0.5 Cup White Chocolate Chips
0.5 Cup Crisp Rice Cereal
1.5 Cups All-Purpose Flour
0.75 Teaspoon Baking Soda
0.25 Teaspoon Baking Powder
0.5 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
0.5 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips
0.5 Cup Rolled Oats
0.5 Cup White Sugar


In A 1 Quart Jar
Layer The Ingredients In The Order Listed
Pack Down Firmly After Each Addition

Place Lid On Jar
Cover Lid With A Circle Of Pretty Material Or A Small Doiley
Then Tie With Raffia Or A Pretty Bow For Gift Giving

Attach A Tag That Reads
Cream 2 Tablespoons Of Water
1/2 Cup Of Margarine
And 1 Egg Together Until Light

Add The Entire Contents Of The Jar And Stir Until Well Blended
Drop By Rounded Spoonfuls Onto An Unprepared Cookie Sheet
Bake At 350 Degrees F (175 Degrees C) For 10 To 12 Minutes

Recipe From
Better Homes And Garden Magazine

7-Layer SouthWestern Dip


3 Cups Shredded Lettuce
1 15-Ounce Can Black Beans , Rinsed And Drained
1/2 Cup Chopped Red Sweet Pepper (And/Or Yellow Sweet Pepper)
1/4 Cup Sliced Green Onions
1 8-Ounce Carton Dairy Sour Cream
2 Finely Chopped Jalapeno Peppers
1 Teaspoon Shredded Lime Peel
1 8-Ounce Jar (1 Cup) Chunky Salsa
1/2 Of A Medium Avocado, Peeled And Coarsely Chopped
2/3 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese Or Monterey Jack Cheese
1/3 Cup Chopped Pitted Ripe Olives
1 Tablespoon Snipped Fresh Cilantro Or Parsley (Optional)
1 Recipe Homemade Tortilla Chips Or 16 Ounces Tortilla Chips

Line A 12-Inch Platter With The Shredded Lettuce
Stir Together Black Beans, Sweet Pepper And Green Onions
Spoon Atop Lettuce, Leaving A Lettuce Border
Dollop Sour Cream Atop Bean Mixture
Gently Spread In A Smooth Layer Atop Beans, Leaving A Border
Sprinkle With Jalapeno Peppers And Lime Peel
Drain Excess Liquid From Salsa
Stir In Avocado, Spoon Atop Sour Cream Layer, Leaving A Border
Sprinkle Cheese On Top
Top With A Layer Of Chopped Ripe Olives
Sprinkle With Cilantro Or Parsley, If Desired
Serve Immediately Or Cover And Chill For Up To 6 Hours
Serve With Homemade Tortilla Chips Or Purchased Chips

Makes About 32 Appetizer Servings

HomeMade Tortilla Chips

Cut Ten 6-Inch Flour Tortillas Into Wedges
Place In Single Layers On Ungreased Baking Sheets
Bake In A 350 Degree F. Oven About 10 to 15 Minutes Or Untill Dry And Crisp

Make-Ahead Tips

Prepare And Bake Homemade Tortilla Chips
Store In An Airtight Container At Room Temperature For Up To 24 hours
Prepare Layered Dip
Cover And Chill Up To 6 Hours
These Are Very Easy, Delicious And Take Only About 10 Minutes To Make 
May Also Be Used As Gifts By Putting In Small Jars With Lids

Cover The Lid With A Circle Of Pretty Cloth
Or A Small Doiley And Tie With A Bow

Glazed Pecans

1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
2 Teaspoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch Salt
3 Cups Pecan Halves

Boil All Ingredients 3 To 5 Minutes
Tossing And Stirring
Spread On Wax Paper To Cool
Store Airtight

Wake-Up Casserole

8 Frozen Hash Brown Patties
4 Cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Pound Cubed Fully Cooked Ham-2 Cups
7 Eggs
1 Cup Milk
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Mustard

Place Hash Brown Patties In A Single Layer In A Greased 12-Inx9-Inx2-In Baking Dish
Sprinkle With Cheese And Ham
In A Bowl, Beat The Eggs, Milk, Salt And Mustard
Pour The Mixture Over The Ham
Cover And Bake At 350 For 1 hour

Bake 15 Minutes Longer Or Until Edges Are Golden Brown
And A Knife Inserted Near The Center Comes Out Clean

Taste Of Home
December 1998

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