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15 Minute Recipes

Cheesy Chicken with Rice and Vegetables
Orange Pan Rolls
Mile High Biscuits
Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies


Cheesy Chicken with Rice and Vegetables

1-1/2 lbs. chicken strips
4.4 oz. pkg. chicken flavored rice and sauce mix
1-1/3 cups french fried onions (in can)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped broccoli (fresh or frozen)
1 cup cubed process cheese

In skillet, stir-fry chicken 5 minutes in 1 tablespoon oil until browned. Add rice mix and 2 cups of water. Heat to boiling. Stir in 2/3 cups of the french fried onions, vegetables and cheese. Simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with remaining french fried onions before serving. Yield: serves 10 -12

TIP: I like to experiment with different herbs. Chopped parsley, either fresh or from a jar, is always added to all my dishes.

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Orange Pan Rolls


(Try these for a breakfast treat!)

1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
2 tablespoon shortening
3 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Add orange peel; cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in milk just until moistened. Divide dough into fourths. With floured hands, roll each piece of dough into a ball. Place butter in a bowl. Combine sugar and nutmeg in another bowl. Dip balls in butter, then in sugar mixture. Evenly space in a greased 9-inch round baking pan. Bake in a 450 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown.

Yield: 4 rolls

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Mile High Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt into a bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Combine egg and the milk. Add to flour mixture all at once, stirring just enough with fork to make a soft dough. Turn onto lightly floured suface and knead lightly 15 times. Roll into a 1-inch thickness and cut with a 2-inch cutter, placing 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Yield: makes 16 biscuits

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Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies


(kids love these!)

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1 egg
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream together shortening and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and the peanut butter. Add vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture; blend well. Shape dough in 1-inch balls placing them about 2-inches apart on greased baking sheets. Flatten with floured tines of fork. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 15 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from sheets and cool on racks.

Yield: about 4 dozen cookies

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