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June 2010



What Cancer Cannot Do!

It cannot cripple love.

It cannot shatter hope.

It cannot corrode faith.

It cannot destroy peace.

It cannot kill friendship.

It cannot suppress memories.

It cannot invade the soul.

It cannot steal eternal life.

It cannot conquer the spirit

Therefore, Cancer Is So Limited!

(Source Unknown)

Get-Well Cards Contain Family-Favorite Recipes

I'm home recovering from surgery.  I jokingly told my friends that they could send me get-well cards, but I would be shaking them first before I opened them and if there wasn't a family-favorite recipe inside, I wasn't opening it.  Below is a recipe that got left out of last month's article, and a few family-favorite recipes for you to enjoy.

Polish Sausage and Applesauce
(Becky Werchowski)

3 pounds of link Polish Sausage, cut in 1-inch slices
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 (1-lb.) cans chunky applesauce

Place sausage slices in a skillet, cover with water, bring to a boil, and drain.  In a mixing bowl, combine onion, cider vinegar, brown sugar, and applesauce.  Stir in meat.  Place ingredients on a jelly roll pan and bake for 1 hour in 325 degree oven (or place in crock pot on low for 4 hours).

Sweet Story Cake
(Mary Hunt)

4 stiffly beaten egg whites (prepared and set aside)
1 1/2 cups white granulated sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups white flour, sifted
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup maraschino cherry juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons almond extract
18 maraschino cherries, chopped
1/2 cup walnuts

In a medium-size mixing bowl, stiffly beat egg whites and set aside.  In a large mixing bowl, cream together the sugar and shortening and mix in the flour, baking powder, salt.  Combine the milk, cherry juice, vanilla, and almond extract, and add to cake ingredients, mixing well.    Stir in beaten egg whites, maraschino cherries, and walnuts.  Place equal amounts of cake batter in two 9-inch greased and floured cake pans.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.  Frost with pink almond flavored frosting.

Spinach Casserole
(Mona Snyder)

3 (10-oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 pint sour cream
1 package dry onion soup mix
Club-type crackers, crushed for topping

Heat spinach in microwave until thawed.  Drain.  Turn into 2-quart glass casserole dish.  Add butter, sour cream, and onion soup mix.  Mix well.  Sprinkle top with crushed crackers.  Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Pistachio Surprise
(Bonnie Jeffrey)

1 cup chopped walnuts, divided
1 cup white all-purpose flour, sifted
1/2 cup butter, softened
8-oz. cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 1/2 cups Cool Whip®, divided
3 cups milk
2 small packages instant pistachio pudding

Mix ONLY 3/4 cup walnuts, flour, and butter.  Press into 9x13-inch pan.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.  Cool completely.  Blend together cream cheese and confectioners sugar.  Stir in ONLY 1 cup Cool Whip® and spread on crust.  Beat together milk and pudding until thick.  Pour over second layer.  Top with remaining Cool Whip® and walnuts.

Send your favorite family recipes to Marcella Stockin, 5200 Riceville Road, West Valley, New York 14171 or e-mail me at marcellastockin@yahoo.com.  I'd love to hear from you.  Providing you with recipes to help make you the best cook in the neighborhood.  Visit my website at cellascookbook.com for more recipes and archived newsletters.