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Recipe of the Week | Apricot Jello Salad

Recipe of the Week | Apricot Jello Salad

Something light and cool for warm nights   Ingredients: 1 6 oz. package apricot Jello 1 small jar apricot baby food 1 1 pound 4 oz can crushed pineapple 3/4 cup sugar 1 8  oz. package cream cheese 1 8 oz. Cool Whip   Directions:  Combine Jello and Pineapple and heat until mixture simmers. Add […]

Recipe of the Week: Peach-Blueberry Crisp

Recipe of the Week: Peach-Blueberry Crisp

  It’s blueberry time in Ventura County!   Ingredients: 1/2 cup wheat germ 1/3 cup flour 1/3 firmly packed brown sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 2 Tbs margarine 6 cups fresh peaches, sliced (or two 16 oz pkg frozen, thawed)  1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries Directions: Heat oven to 375 degress Combine wheat germ, 1/4 […]

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate-Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate-Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

Time to forget the diet! Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup butter 2 1/2 cups oatmeal 3/4 cup peanut butter 1 tsp. vanilla Directions: Boil (medium heat) for around 2 minutes sugar, cocoa, milk and butter. Sir in Oatmeal, peanut and vanilla.  Drop on wax paper. Susan Kline, Thousand […]

Recipe of the Week: Quick and Tasty Apple Dessert

Recipe of the Week: Quick and Tasty Apple Dessert

  Time to make this dessert before apple season is over! Ingredients: 1 egg 3/4 c sugar 1/2 c flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 c chopped apples, peeled and cored 1/2 c chopped nuts 1/2 tsp. dash of salt   Directions: Mix Ingredients all at once.  Grease an 8×8 inch square pan and spread […]

Recipe of the Week: Chia Seed Pudding

Recipe of the Week: Chia Seed Pudding

Chia seeds are low in calories and high in nutrients and dietary fiber. In addition to beneficial fats and fatty acids, chia seeds provide a healthy amount of minerals including calcium, potassium, manganese, and zinc. What could be better than a dessert recipe that tastes as good as it is nutritious?   Ingredients: 1 cup […]

Recipe of the Week: SPRITZ – German shortbread cookies

Recipe of the Week: SPRITZ – German shortbread cookies

    Ingredients and Directions: Cream together 1/2 C butter 1/4 C sugar Add 1 egg, beaten 1 Tblspoon Cream 1/2 tsp Almond flavoring Sift together 1 3/8 C flour 1/2 tsp baking powder Combine all ingredients. Drop large walnut sized on GREASED cookie sheet. Press horizontally with fork tines, then press diagonally with fork […]

Recipe of the Week: Baked Apples

Recipe of the Week: Baked Apples

It’s harvest time! Ingredients:  8 medium baking apples  Note: Gala, Fuji or Granny Smith are      good baking apples 1/2 cup apple or orange juice 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup grated reduced fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup chopped walnuts   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 […]

Recipe of the Week: Spiced Apple Cake

Recipe of the Week: Spiced Apple Cake

  The harvest time is here!  Apples are coming into season!  Yum!   Ingredients: 11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1-1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 1-1/2 cups peeled and corded apple slices (any variety) 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 2/3 […]

Is there a way to send excess rainfall to the desert?

Is there a way to send excess rainfall to the desert?

You would need a very, very big boat Drought fixed. Rami Niemi Nearly every water-ferrying proposal flounders on the same challenge: Water weighs a ton. Literally. A cubic meter of it—the size of a washing machine—tips the scales at 2,000 pounds. A convoy of trucks or cargo ships carrying the stuff might quench a short-term […]

Recipe of the Week: Double Fudge Brownie Bars

Recipe of the Week: Double Fudge Brownie Bars

Ingredients: 1 (19.8 or 21.5 ounce) package fudge brownie mix 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 2 cups (12 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup margarine or butter 1 (14 ounce) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk (NOT evaporated milk) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   Directions: Preheat over to 350 degrees. Prepare brownie mix as package directs; stir in […]

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