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Spiced Cran-Apple Liqueur

Ingredients
4 med. Granny Smith apples (1 1/2 lbs.)
2 c. white wine
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. whole cloves
2 c. sugar
1 pkg. (12 oz.) cranberries, coarsely chopped
2 c. brandy
1 tsp. grated orange peel

Preparation:
1. Pare and core apples; cut in eighths. In large glass bowl, combine apples, 1/2 cup wine, the cinnamon and cloves. Cook on HIGH 8 minutes or until boiling, stirring occasionally. Add sugar; cook on HIGH 4 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring once.
2. Add cranberries, brandy, remaining wine and the orange peel; mix well. Pour into 2 quart glass container; cover tightly. Store in cool, dark place 3 weeks, shaking occasionally.
3. Strain through double thickness of cheesecloth; repeat until liquid is clear. Pour liqueur into 1 quart bottle or decanter; cover tightly. Store in cool, dark place for 2 weeks before serving or gift-giving. Save soaked apples an cranberries to serve over ice cream or pound cake. Make 1 quart liqueur.

Mocha (hot) 4 servings

Ingredients
2 cups coffee
1/3 cup cocoa
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whipping cream
dash cinnamon

Preparation:
Mix cocoa, sugar, coffee and milk in a sauce pan Heat, over medium heat constantly stirring, until simmering Remove from heat and stir in vanilla Pour into cups, top with whipped cream and cinnamon

Black-eyed Peas With Ham

Ingredients
3 1/2 c Fresh black-eyed peas or Frozen, thawed
3 c Chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
4 oz Ham, finely chopped
1 sm Yellow onion, chopped
2 tb Balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar
3 lg Garlic cloves, minced
1 Bay leaf
1/2 ts Dried thyme, crumbled
1/4 ts Dried crushed red pepper

Preparation:
Bring all ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer until peas are tender, stirring occasionally, about 45 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Yield: 6 servings

Hilda’s Fried Apricot and Peach Pies

Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup shortening
1 cup milk
8 ounces dried apricots
1 (6 ounce) package dried peaches
3/4 cup white sugar
2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Preparation:
To Make Crust: In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Mix in milk and stir until dough forms a ball. Roll out dough and cut into 18 6-inch circles. Set aside.
2 To Make Filling: In a large saucepan, combine apricots, peaches, and sugar. Add enough water to cover fruit. Cover pan and cook over low heat until fruit is falling apart. Remove lid and continue to cook until water is evaporated.
3 Place oil or shortening in small high-sided skillet. Place over medium heat. Spoon equal amounts of filling into each pastry circle and fold in half. Seal pastry with a fork dipped in cold water.
4 Fry a few pies at a time in hot oil, browning on both sides. Drain pies on paper towels.

Smooth Salmon Pate

Ingredients
8 oz Cream Cheese
1 ts Horseradish
1 tb Lemon Juice
1 c Cooked Salmon
2 ts Minced Onion
2 tb Chopped Fresh Parsley
1/4 ts Liquid Smoke *

* omit if smoked salmon is used.

Preparation:
Blend all ingredients in mixing bowl. Transfer to serving bowl. Cover, chill until needed. Garnish with parsley sprigs. Serve with party rye or crackers. Makes 2 cups.

From: Care-Alot Cookbook United States Senate Slate Gordon – Washington State

White Bread Salmon Pate

Ingredients
1 sl White bread
1 tb Unsalted butter
1/2 c Diced onion
1/2 c Dry white wine
4 Eggs
3 Egg whites
1/2 lb Whitefish
2 1/4 lb Salmon
1 ts Salt
1 ts Ground white pepper
1 ts Ground coriander
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/2 c Whipping cream

Preparation:
PREHEAT OVEN TO 325F. Remove and discard the crust from the bread. Tear the bread into pieces and set aside. Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat on the stove, add the onions and cook, stirring for 5 minutes or until softened. Add the wine, bring to a boil and cook 1 minute. Add the bread and cook, stirring 5 minutes. Scrape the mixture into a mixing bowl. Roughly cut the whitefish and salmon into 1-inch pieces and add to the bread in the mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, coriander and nutmeg and mix. Place the mixture in a food processor and process until smooth. Or, fit a meat grinder with a medium die and grind the fish mixture twice. Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and place bowl over a pan of ice water. Add the eggs and the whites and mix well. Slowly add the cream. Pack the mixture into a 9-by-5-by-3-inch glass, ceramic or metal loaf pan. Tap the pan on a counter to firmly pack. Cover tightly with a double layer of aluminum foil. Place loaf pan in a larger pan and fill with boiling water until it rises halfway to the top of the loaf pan. Place in the oven for 1 hour. Remove pate from oven and its water bath. Place loaf pan on a baking sheet. Cool for 1 hour. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours. To remove, run a knife around edges of the pate. Dip loaf pan in hot water for a minute. Turn out onto a plate. Serve with toast or crackers.

Ray’s Salmon Pate

Ingredients
1/4 lb Smoked salmon
1/2 lb Smoked mackerel fillets
8 oz Light cream cheese
2 ts Lemon juice
1/4 ts Cayenne
1 ts Horseradish
Fresh ground pepper

Preparation:
Remove skin and bones from smoked mackerel. Puree all ingredients in a food processor. Package for refrigerator.