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Blueberry Dessert: Line greased 8 x 8 inch pan with 2 cups of fruit. Pour this batter over fruit. Combine together 1/2 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, 3 tbsp butter(melted) 1/2 cup milk, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt. Mix and sprinkle over top of cake: 1 cup sugar , 1/4 tsp salt, 1 tbsp cornstarch Pour 1 cup boiling water over all. Bake at 375 degrees for 1 hour.

Sweet Potato Pie: 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes(instead of baking fresh you can also use Bruce's Yams in 40 oz can and buy 2 cans. You then drain all liquid from sweet potatoes. Make sure at room temperature and then mash them). 1 cup milk and 1 cup cream(evaporated milk) or 2 cups milk and 2 tbsp butter. 4 eggs, 2 1/4 cup sugar, 2 tsp lemon extract and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, 1/4 tsp baking powder Combine sweet potatoes, milk, eggs and sugar. Beat at high speed with mixer. Add flavorings, mix baking powder with 1 tbsp milk and add to the potato mixture. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour. Makes two 9 inch pies. (Put toothpick in center of pie and check if it comes out clean if so then it is done. Note: If edge of crust is getting to brown put a strip of foil around edge only. Then finish baking. Crust: 2 cups all purpose flour(at room temperature), 1 tsp salt, 3/4 cup Crisco Shortening, 5 tbsp ice water Put flour and salt in a bowl and mix, add Crisco. The use a fork to blend until size of small peas. Put wter in and knead. Divide into 2. Put dusting of flour on cutting board and rolling pin. The roll pie crust as thin as you can. I put a piece of wax paper on top of crust and roll. Just lift wax paper a little. Then roll again. You then put in pie plates and trim. Makes two 9 inch pie shells. If only making one pie you can freeze other and it's ready for your next pie.

Quick Applesauce Crisp: 2 cups Applesauce, 1 cup Bisquick, 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup raisins, 4 tbsp firm margarine or butter, 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup chopped nuts, 2 tbsp heaping baking powder Heat oven at 375 degrees. Mix applesauce, brown sugar, raisins and cinnamon in ungreased round pan(9x1 1/2inches). Heat in oven 15 minutes. Mix rest of ingredients except nuts until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Sprinkle evenly over applesauce mixture. Bake until golden brown - 25 minutes. Makes 4-6 servings.

Hello Dollies: 1 stick unsalted butter, 1 cup finely crushed vanilla wafers, 1 cup chocolate chips, 1 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup coconut(shredded), 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk(do not use the low fat) Before beginning chop the pecans finely. Also crush the vanilla wafers. Placing a small handful in a ziploc bag and roll with a rolling pin until finely crushed. Measure out all the ingredients. Heat the oven to about 300 degrees, melt the butter in a 9 x 13 pan. You can cut the butter into chunks if you want. As soon as the butter is completely melted, pull the pan out and set it down somewhere level. Sprinkle the crushed wafers evenly across the melted butter. Add on top (one at a time) the chocolate chips, then the pecans, then the coconut. Open the can of the condensed milk and spread or pour it as evenly as possible over the top of it. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes, keeping an eye on the oven to make sure the top browns without burning.

Health Nut Cookies: 8oz chopped apricots, 2 lb very ripe bananas(weight without peels), 1 lb chopped dates, 1 1/2 cups raisins, 1/3 cup sesame seeds, 2 tbsp baking soda, 2 cups peanut butter, 3 cups whole wheat flour, 1 cup chopped peanuts. Cream bananas. Add rest of ingredients and mix for two minutes. Drop onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.

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