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Diet Cocoa Brownies

Ingredients
1 c. sugar
1 tbsp. Sweet and low (artificial sweetener)
8 tbsp. cocoa (unsweetened)
1/2 c. corn oil
1 c. unsifted flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 c. broken nuts
5 sm. eggs (4 med.)
2 tsp. Vanilla

Preparation:
Beat eggs well, add liquid ingredients. Add dry ingredients, beat well. Pour into greased and floured 9 x 15 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until springs back to touch. Cool, cut into 2 inch squares. Serves.

Sugar Free Rice Pudding

Ingredients
1/2 c. uncooked rice
1 c. water
1/2 c. raisins
2 1/2 c. skim milk
3 lg. beaten eggs
Artificial sweetener to equal 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon

Preparation:
In large saucepan, bring rice and water to a boil. Stir, cover, then simmer until rice is tender and liquid absorbed – about 15 minutes. Turn rice into 1 1/2-quart casserole. Stir in raisins; set aside. In saucepan, scald milk; gradually add eggs, sugar, vanilla and salt. Pour over rice mixture. Set casserole in pan containing 1 inch of water and bake at 350 degrees for 65 to 70 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Sprinkle with cinnamon before serving.

Southern Smothered Chicken

Ingredients
2 – 2 1/2 lb. chicken, cut up or 4 chicken breasts
1 stick margarine
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
Boiling water
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Salt & Pepper

Preparation:
Place chicken in baking pan 2″ deep after seasoning and dusting generously with flour. Do not let pieces touch. Pour lemon juice and sauce into a measuring cup and finish filling with hot water. Pour around chicken. Add hot water to come half way up but not to cover. Dot with butter and bake at 300 degrees 1 to 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally. This can be cooked ahead and reheated. It browns nicely, is crisp on outside but so tender on inside. Serves 4

Ray’s Smothered Chicken

Ingredients
1/3 c. all purpose flour
Salt and pepper to taste
2 1/2 to 3 lb. fryer chicken cut up
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 med. onion, sliced
1 1/2 c. water

Preparation:
Combine flour, salt and pepper. Coat chicken with flour mixture. Heat oil in large heavy skillet. Brown chicken on all sides. Remove from skillet. Brown remaining flour mixture in oil until golden brown. Stirring constantly. Slowly stir in water. Return chicken to skillet. Add onion, cover and cook over low heat until done. About 25 to 30 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

Aunt Bessie's Smothered Chicken

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 lb. chicken, cut up
2 or 2 1/2 c. flour
Salt and pepper to taste
1 stick margarine
2 cans cream of chicken soup (use 1
can cream of chicken, 1 can cream
of mushroom)
2 or 3 cans water
1 pan, 9 x 13 x 2

Preparation:
Melt margarine in pan in oven at 350 degrees. Set aside. Salt, pepper and flour chicken. Put in pan. Put soup over chicken with spoon. Sprinkle black pepper on chicken and add 2 cans of water in pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until done. (If gravy gets thick add more water). NOTE: Gravy is good with creamed potatoes.

Anise Liqueur

Ingredients
1 lemon
3 c. granulated sugar
2 c. water
1 1/3 c. vodka
1 1/4 c. basic sugar syrup, (No. 1,2,3)
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. anise extract
Yellow food coloring

Preparation:
Pare very finely the bright-colored rind from the lemon (no white). Blot peel on paper toweling to remove any excess oil. Combine sugar, water and peel in a large saucepan, heat to boiling, stirring often. Lower heat, simmer for 5 minutes. Strain syrup into a glass container. Cool to room temperature before preparing liqueurs. Combine vodka, sugar, syrup, vanilla and anise extract in a 4 cup screw-top jar. Stir in just enough yellow food coloring to tint liquid a pale yellow. Close jar. Store in a cool, dark place for at least 1 week to age. Yield: about 1 1/4 pints.

Sorrell Liqueur

Ingredients
1 lb. sorrel
2 lb. sugar
4 grains clove
1 or 2 sticks cinnamon
3 pt. Water

Preparation:
Wash and clean sorrel removing seeds. Place ingredients in saucepan and bring to a boil for about 1/2 hour. Add 3 to 4 oz. rum. Serve with crushed ice