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Let's CookBy Linda Hoskins

     This week I have a couple recipes for you that were sent by R. H. Kirch of St. Clair County. This first one is for Strawberry Pie, and although I have not made it, I think it sounds easy to make.
Strawberry Pie
   submitted by R. H. Kirch
3 oz strawberry Jello
1 2/3 cup hot water
2 cups CoolWhip
2 Tbsp sugar
1 9″ baked pie crust
1 1/2 cups strawberry halves
     Dissolve Jello in hot water. Cool slightly, until thickened. Mix 1/2 cup of the Jello with Cool Whip and sugar, blending well. Spread bottom and sides of baked pie crust. Stir the berries into the rest of the Jello. Spoon over the Cool Whip mixture. Chill at least three hours. (Note: if you use frozen strawberries, reduce the amount of hot water to 1 1/3 cup).
Apple Pudding
   submitted by R. H. Kirch
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour, sifted
2 Tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup chopped nuts
2 cups apples, diced
     Beat eggs. Add sugar, flour, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Add apples and nuts. Pour into a 13×9 pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes.
     Ms. Kirch says this apple pudding is good served warm or cold. She recommends serving with a dollop of whipped cream. I bet it’s good warm with a scoop of ice cream! This next recipe also comes from Ms. Kirch, and it sounds interesting. It mixes peas and Rice Krispies!
Pea Casserole
   submitted by R. H. Kirch
1 small onion, chopped
1 stick butter
2 cans peas
2 cups Rice Krispies
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2/3 cup Milnot
2 cups fine bread crumbs
     Brown onion in butter. Add peas, Rice Krispies, soup and Milnot. Place in a casserole dish. Top with bread crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and crumbs browned.
     I don’t see many recipes for Milnot, and it can be hard to find in stores. Milnot is the brand name for an evaporated filled milk, meaning the butterfat has been removed and replaced with soy oil. If you can’t find Milnot, you can use an equal amount of evaporated milk. (not to be confused with sweetened condensed milk!).
     If you have a recipe to share, please send it to letscook! or mail to Mascoutah Herald, PO Box C, Mascoutah IL 62258. Thanks, and Happy Cooking!

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