Mom's Not-So-Spicy Chili recipe

Brown hamburger 1.5 lb.

Add green pepper, celery, onion (cut up)

* drain any juice

Add 1 can each:
chili beans
kidney beans
large puree

Add chili powder, salt, pepper (as you like)

Simmer about 1 hour

(by Marie Stahlman)

Use organic vegetables, meat, poultry, fruit, spices, dairy, and other ingredients whenever possible! These are so much better for your health, and also protect the environment and animals from misuse and cruel treatment. Most grocery stores now carry organics. Another tip, with beef, buy "grass fed" for optimum nutritional benefits - your body will thank you :)

Learn more about Organics and Compassionate Cooking.

Mom's Meatloaf recipe

1 lb. ground beef
1 egg
Onion, cut up (to taste)
Seasoned bread crumbs (Italian)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl (by hand). Move to casserole dish, or loaf pan. Top with ketchup.

Bake 350 - 1 hour or until center is not pink.

* if you like your meatloaf drier, use more breadcrumbs; for a moister meatloaf, use less.

(by Marie Stahlman)

Vegetarian Alternative for Ground Beef

The best product out there for making meatloaf, meatballs, tacos, sloppy joe, etcetera, is Gimme Lean Ground Beef Style. Healthy and unbelievably delicious. You should try it! (I have found that you can skip the eggs - in meatloaf and meatballs - when you use Gimme Lean; see what you think.)

My favorite Christmas Cookie recipe ~ Snickerdoodles from

Aunt DoDo's Congo Bars recipe

2-3/4 cups sifted flour

2-1/2 teasp. baking powder

1/2 teasp. salt

2/3 cup of shortening

1 lb. of brown sugar (light) = 2 cups

4 eggs

1/2 cup of nuts

1 - 7 oz. chocolate chips

1 tsp vanilla

Mix and sift dry ingredients, melt shortening and let cool. Add brown sugar, stir until well mixed. Allow to cool slightly. Add eggs one at a time, beating well. Add dry ingredients, nuts, chocolate chips and vanilla. Pour into a greased 15x10 cookie sheet. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. When cool, cut into bars (yields) 35 bars. Insert tooth pick. If it comes out dry they are done. If not only 5 minutes more. They are really a nice bar. Our favorite at Xmas time. Love, Aunt DoDo
(by Josephine aka DoDo Lostracco)

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