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  • Amish Cook: Thanksgiving recipes

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  • Editor's note: This is our annual Thanksgiving recipe round-up. Lots of email requests for past recipes come in this time of year and these are the most requested Amish Cook Thanksgiving recipes over the past few weeks. Enjoy them on your table and Lovina will return will her regular format column next week!'
    Sweet potato casserole
    3 cups cooked and mashed sweet potatoes
    1/2 cup sugar
    1/2 cup butter
    2 eggs, beaten
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1/2 cup milk
    Topping: 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup flour, 1 cup brown sugar, 1 /2 cup nuts
    Preheat oven to 350. Mix all of the ingredients except for topping into 2 quart baking dish. In a small separate bowl mix topping ingredients and sprinkle over sweet potato mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
    Pumpkin pie squares
    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2cup rolled oats
    2 eggs
    3/4 cup white sugar
    1 (15-oz.) can pumpkin
    1 (12-ozs.) can evaporated milk
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
    For the crust:
    In a medium bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar then mix in flour. Now add the oats to make an oatmeal crumble crust to press inside a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
    For the filling:
    While the crust is baking, make the pie filling to add to the crust. In a large bowl, beat eggs and mix in white sugar. Beat in pumpkin and evaporated milk. Mix in salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves.
    Pour filling over baked crust. Return to the oven and bake in heated oven 20 minutes, until set. Let cool before cutting into squares.
    Traditional dressing
    2 tablespoons chicken soup base
    2 cups hot water
    4 large eggs, beaten
    1 /4 cup diced carrots
    1 /4 cup diced celery
    1 /4 cup chopped yellow onion
    2 cups hot water or used potato water for better flavor
    10 slices of bread, crumbled
    1 teaspoon seasoning salt
    Directions - Dissolve the soup base in the two cups of hot water. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased casserole dish and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
    Broccoli casserole
    3 cups Rice Krispies
    1 stick butter
    1 1/2 cups fresh lima beans
    2 cups of fresh broccoli
    1 cup water chestnuts
    1 cup sour cream
    Page 2 of 2 - 1 10.5-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
    1 package of dry onion soup
    Brown Rice Krispies over low heat in butter. Set aside. Place lima beans, broccoli and water chestnuts in dish. Pour sour cream and mushroom soup over ingredients. Cover with dry onion soup mix and browned Rice Krispies. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
    Lovina Eicher is Old Order Amish and lives in Michigan. Readers with culinary or cultural questions can write to Lovina at: PO BOX 2144, Middletown, Ohio 45042.
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