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1. Delicious Chicken Dinner
2. Delightful Layered Dessert
3. Deviled Bean Bake
4. Diet Coke Christmas Cake
5. Dilled Ham and Eggs
1. Delicious Chicken Dinner

Try this delicious chicken dinner dish.

From, "Traditions...A Taste of the Good Life" published by The Junior League of Little Rock, Inc. in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


1/2 cup butter
1/2 large onion, chopped
1 (10-3/4 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
1 (4 ounce) can mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup wine
1/4 teaspoon salt
Ground pepper to taste
1 (3 pound) chicken, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup slivered almonds, or cashews

Saute onion in butter until limp. Add cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, mushrooms, wine, salt and pepper. Simmer over low heat for 5 minutes. Combine sauce with chicken in a 3 quart casserole dish. Top with almonds or cashews and bake, uncovered, for 30 minutes at 350 degrees, or until bubbly. Serve as is, or over rice. Especially good if served in patty shells.

NOTE: A versatile dish that's good and easy can be served so many different ways!
2. Delightful Layered Dessert

You'll love this delicious dessert trickled with the candy of your choice!

From, "Tell Me More, A Cookbook Spiced with Cajun Traditions and Food Memories," by The Junior League of Lafayette, published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup flour
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

INGREDIENTS for Filling Layer One:
8 ounces cream cheese
1 cup Cool Whip
1 cup powdered sugar

INGREDIENTS for Filling Layer Two:
1 large box chocolate instant pudding mix
2-3/4 cups of milk

INGREDIENTS for Topping:
Remainder of Cool Whip
1 or more of the following Chocolate bar Heath bar chips Chopped nuts

Melt butter, mix with flour, nuts, and sugar. Pat firmly onto bottom of 8 x 11 inch glass baking dish. Bake for 20 minutes in 350 degree oven. Cool well.

TO PREPARE Filling Layer One:
Mix softened cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add Cool Whip and mix well. Spread over cooled crust.

TO PREPARE Filling Layer Two:
Mix following pie directions on pudding box. Spread over layer one.

Spread with Cool Whip making swirls. Sprinkle with chocolate curls (with vegetable peeler shave along edge of chocolate bar), Heath bar chips, and/or chopped nuts. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
3. Deviled Bean Bake

This delicious baked bean dish is an excellent choice for tonight's supper!

From, "The Houston Junior League Cookbook" published by The Junior League of Houston Inc. in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.

4 slices bacon
4 medium onions, thinly sliced
4 large fresh tomatoes
1 jar (1-pound, 6-ounce) Boston baked beans
1 heaping Tablespoon Creole or Dijon mustard
3 Tablespoons black molasses
1 small jar (3-ounce) Smithfield deviled ham
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon minced parsley
Salt and pepper

Fry bacon until crisp, then crumble. Saute onions in bacon drippings until golden brown. Peel tomatoes and cut into thin slices. In a casserole make layers of half the onions and half the tomato slices. Mix beans with mustard, molasses, ham, Worcestershire sauce and parsley. Taste before seasoning with slat and pepper. Pour bean-ham mixture into casserole. Top with another layer of onions and tomatoes. Sprinkles crumbled bacon over top and bake in 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
4. Diet Coke Christmas Cake

By: Journey Staff November 21, 2012

Get festive with this fruity seasonal loaf.


1 1/4 cup Diet Coke
1 cup dried pitted dates, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup dried sour cherries
1/4 cup dried cranberries
4 tablespoons honey
1 cup self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground mixed spice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 cup pecans or walnuts, chopped


Grease and base line a loaf and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat the Diet Coke in a medium pan until boiling. Remove from heat and stir in dates, baking soda, then stir in the cherries, cranberries and honey. Mix well and allow to cool.
Sift the flour with the spices, then add to the cooled date mixture. Stir in the eggs and nuts. Pour into the prepared tin and bake for 1-1 hours, or until a fork inserted into the middle comes out clean, covering with foil if the cake becomes too brown.
Leave to cool in loaf pan. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Makes 10 slices.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: about 1 hours

Source: The Coca-Cola Company
5. Dilled Ham and Eggs

Plan for this delicious spin on Ham and Eggs!

From, "Boot Straps...A Taste of Oklahoma Heaven" published by The Junior Welfare League of Enid, Inc. in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.

1/4 cup minced green onions
3 Tablespoons butter
3 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dillweed
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
2 cups chopped cooked ham
6 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Toast points

Saute the green onions in the butter in a skillet. Stir in the flour. Cook over low heat until bubbly, stirring constantly. Add the salt, dillweed and pepper and mix well. Remove from heat.

Add the milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly. Fold in the ham, eggs and parsley. Spoon over toast points on plates. To prepare toast points, remove the crusts from cracked wheat bread slices. Pat the bread over the bottom and up the side of muffin cups. Toast at 350 degrees until light brown.

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