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September Recipes: Hand Pies, Chow Chow and No-Bake Cookies

Published: September 1, 2015 9:01 AM

Savory Hand Pies

Ingredients:
 1 loaf fresh or frozen bread dough (thawed if using frozen)
 2 1/2 cups chopped ham, fully cooked
 1 cup shredded Swiss cheese (or other cheese of choice)
 1 egg yolk
 1 tablespoon water

Directions:
Allow dough to rise as directed. Punch down, kneading slightly to make smooth and divide into 10 equal sized pieces. Roll each piece into a 5" circle. Lightly flour dough if sticking to work surface.
Place 1/4 cup of ham and 2 Tablespoons of cheese on each circle. Beat egg yolk with water and brush along edge of circles. Fold each circle in half and pinch edges together to seal in contents. Place on greased sheet and brush top with egg mixture. Bake at 375 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve straight from the oven or at room temperature. Can be frozen for future enjoyment.

Chow Chow

Ingredients:
 1 cup chopped green tomatoes
 1 cup chopped bell peppers
 1 cup chopped cabbage
 1 whole cucumber, chopped
 1 cup chopped onions
 2 qt. water
 1/4 cup salt
 1 cup chopped carrots
 1 cup chopped green beans
 2 tsp. mustard seed
 2 tsp. celery seed
 2 cups vinegar
 2 cups sugar

Directions:
Soak the tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and onions overnight in water and salt. Drain. Cook carrots and green beans for 10 minutes and drain.
Mix all ingredients. Heat to a boil. Pack in jars and seal.
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No Bake Cookies

Ingredients:
 2 cups white sugar
 3 teaspoons cocoa
 1/4 cup butter
 1/2 cup milk
 3 cups rolled oats
 1/2 cup peanut butter
 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
Combine white sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a 4 qt. saucepan. Mix and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add rolled oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix ingredients together. Drop quickly by teaspoon on wax paper. Cool and serve


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