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Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie


2 cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup packed Dixie Crystals Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 ea eggs, separated
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1/4 cup Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulate Sugar unbaked 10-inch pastry shell
    Whipped topping (optional)


Preheat oven to 400° F.

Combine sweet potatoes, brown sugar, butter, egg yolks, spices and salt in a large mixing bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer until combined.  Add evaporated milk, mixing until blended.

Beat egg whites in a separate clean bowl until foamy. Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.  Fold into potato filling.  Pour filling into pastry shell.

Cook at 400° F for 10 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350° F and bake for an additional 45-50 minutes or until set.

Cool.  Top with whipped topping, if desired.


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Chocolate Coconut Crunch Cookies

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2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup butter, unsalted, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 ea eggs, lightly beaten
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
2 cups coconut, shredded
12 oz chocolate chips
1-1/2 cups almonds, lightly salted, dry roasted, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 300° F.

In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.

In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars.  Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract.  Mix on low speed until blended.  Add the flour mixture and mix just until blended, do not over-mix.  Add the coconut, chocolate chips, and almonds and stir just until blended.

drop the dough by round tablespoons 2-inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

Yield:  4 dozen

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Mushroom-Topped Pork Chops

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4-6 ea pork chops, boneless, 3/4-inch thick
1 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 cup finely chopped mushrooms
1 Tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 ea egg
1 tsp salt
    dash black pepper
2-3 Tbsp grated cheddar cheese


Heat the butter in a pan.  Brown pork chops on both sides.  Place in an ovenproof dish.

Prepare Topping:

Sauté the mushrooms in butter in a skillet until they are no longer moist.  Cool.

Mix together mushrooms, parsley, red onion, egg, and salt and pepper.  Place filling on top of pork chops.

Bake at 350° F for about 40 minutes.  Sprinkle with cheese after 30 minutes of cooking time.  Check for doneness at the side of a pork chop,  The juices should run clear when pierced with a fork.

Serve with a salad or sliced herbed tomatoes and rice or boiled new potatoes.

Serves 4

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