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Cheese Ring

Recipe Source: Wildlind /

Prep/Cooking Time: 2 Hrs 20 Min


1 pound shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
5 medium green onions, finely chopped (white parts only)
1 pinch cayenne pepper
1 pinch garlic salt, or to taste
1 (10 ounce) jar raspberry preserves
1 (10 ounce) package thin wheat crackers


In a medium bowl, mix together the Cheddar cheese, mayonnaise, green onion, cayenne pepper, and garlic salt until well blended. Coat a ring shaped gelatin mold generously with cooking spray. Spoon the cheese mixture into the mold, cover, and chill for 2 to 3 hours to set.

Unmold onto a serving plate, and pour raspberry preserves into the center. Arrange wheat crackers around the outside of the ring.

Classic Bran Muffins

Recipe Source: Janet Kalman Villada /

Prep/Cooking Time: Prep:20 Min / Cook:20 Min


1 1/2 cups wheat bran
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

Mix together wheat bran and buttermilk; let stand for 10 minutes.

Beat together oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and add to buttermilk/bran mixture. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.

Stir flour mixture into buttermilk mixture, until just blended. Fold in raisins and spoon batter into prepared muffin tins.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean. Cool and enjoy!

Thimble’s Baked Spaghetti

Recipe Source:


1 small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 small green pepper, diced
1 large can tomato sauce
1 tsp chili flakes
1 tsp basil
1 cup chopped olives
1 375g package whole wheat (or plain) spaghetti
1 cup chopped fresh spinach
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
1/4 grated Parmesan


Boil noodles according to package directions in a large pot.

To prepare tomato sauce (you may substitute your favorite tomato sauce recipe here):
Cook onion, chili flakes and garlic in a small amount of oil in a sauce pan. Add green pepper. Stir in tomato sauce, olives and basil. Let simmer on low for 10 minutes.

When noodles are done, drain and put back in the large pot. Pour tomato sauce over noodles and mix together. Add spinach and cottage cheese and stir until mixed in. Pour the whole mixture into a large casserole dish. Top with the mozerella and parmesean. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes, or until cheese in melted and brown. Let stand for 5-10 minutes and serve.

Taco Snack Mix

Recipe Source: Diana Rattray


4 cups assorted square wheat, rice or corn cereals
4 cups small pretzel sticks
4 cups tortilla chips
1 envelope taco seasoning mix
1/4 cup melted butter


Combine all ingredients except margarine in a large bowl, tossing to coat well with seasoning. Drizzle with melted butter and toss to coat well. Store in an airtight container.

Makes about 12 cups.

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