Just A Pinch – Spring Recipes

compiled by Teresa Vinson

Happy Spring! Nothing says spring like fruit salad and refrigerator cakes. The Cherry 7-Up cake is light, cold and delicious and so is the honey lime fruit salad. I think you will enjoy these new recipes. My family sure did.

Pork Chop Casserole
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Recipe from Barbara Barton of Nashville, better known as BeBaBa. JoAnn Tucker got this recipe from her daughter-in-law Rebecca Tucker. BeBaBa is Rebecca’s grandmother.
Pork Chop Casserole
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Recipe from Barbara Barton of Nashville, better known as BeBaBa. JoAnn Tucker got this recipe from her daughter-in-law Rebecca Tucker. BeBaBa is Rebecca’s grandmother.
Instructions
  1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper. Dredge pork chops in mixture. Cook in oil for 4-5 minutes or until brown. Place chops in a 9 x 13 baking dish. Combine soup, broth, and sour cream and pour over chops. Sprinkle half of the onion rings on top. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Remove from oven and stir sauce around meat and then top with remaining onion rings. Return to oven for 10 minutes.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
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I remember going to my sister’s house (Carolyn Barnes) when I was young and eating this. We all thought it was delicious. I do not have her exact recipe. I found this one and it is delicious. I think her recipe called for a can of drained English peas and used shell macaroni in the place of egg noodles.
Tuna Noodle Casserole
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I remember going to my sister’s house (Carolyn Barnes) when I was young and eating this. We all thought it was delicious. I do not have her exact recipe. I found this one and it is delicious. I think her recipe called for a can of drained English peas and used shell macaroni in the place of egg noodles.
Instructions
  1. Mix the soup, mayonnaise and milk together in a large bowl. Add the diced onion and celery. Fold in the tuna, followed by the cooked egg noodles and shredded cheddar cheese. Salt and pepper to taste. Place in a casserole dish. Cook at 375 degrees for about 40-45 minutes, just until the top starts to brown.
Swiss Steak
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This was also my mother’s recipe. Sometimes she made it with tenderized round steak and sometimes with hamburger patties.
Swiss Steak
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This was also my mother’s recipe. Sometimes she made it with tenderized round steak and sometimes with hamburger patties.
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Mix salt, pepper and flour and dredge the meat in it. Then, heat a small amount of oil in a skillet and brown the meat. Remove the meat and sauté the onion, pepper and celery. Return the meat to the skillet and add the tomatoes and sugar. Let simmer until done. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Pork Chops with Spanish Rice
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This was my mother’s recipe. We all loved it. She didn’t measure anything, just added and tasted until it tasted like she thought it should.
Pork Chops with Spanish Rice
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This was my mother’s recipe. We all loved it. She didn’t measure anything, just added and tasted until it tasted like she thought it should.
Instructions
  1. Cover the bottom of a large skillet with oil. Mix pepper, and flour together and dredge the pork chops in the mixture. Brown pork chops in the oil just until browned on both sides, but not done. Remove the pork chops from the skillet. Add the chopped pepper, onion, and celery to the skillet and sauté until slightly tender. Return the pork chops to the skillet and add the rice, tomatoes, chicken broth, and sugar. Cover and simmer until rice and pork chops are tender. If there is excessive liquid uncover, and cook longer. If it is dry, add more chicken broth.
Recipe Notes

I use a large electric skillet when making this.

Green Bean Bundles
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I made these one night, and my brother-in-law said they were the best things he had ever eaten. A few days later, I did a repeat and made them again. There are never any leftovers with these.
Green Bean Bundles
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I made these one night, and my brother-in-law said they were the best things he had ever eaten. A few days later, I did a repeat and made them again. There are never any leftovers with these.
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  1. Wrap 8-10 beans in each slice of bacon. Place seam side down in baking dish. Mix remaining ingredients together. Pour over beans. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until bacon is done.
Heavenly Fruit Dip
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Heavenly Fruit Dip This recipe is from Debbie Butler Tate, who is posting her late mother’s recipes, along with a warm and entertaining family story, daily on Facebook. She calls this endeavor “357 Days of Mary Nell.” Debbie said,“Mom just mixed it in with the fruit and chilled.”
Heavenly Fruit Dip
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Heavenly Fruit Dip This recipe is from Debbie Butler Tate, who is posting her late mother’s recipes, along with a warm and entertaining family story, daily on Facebook. She calls this endeavor “357 Days of Mary Nell.” Debbie said,“Mom just mixed it in with the fruit and chilled.”
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients, except the whipping cream, in a heavy sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thick. Let mixture cool. Next, fold in the whipped cream. Serve on top of fresh fruit or on the side for dipping.
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Cole Slaw
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Cole Slaw
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  1. Mix all of the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process in short pulses until finely ground. Chill for 1 hour before serving.
Cherry 7-Up Cake
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Cherry 7-Up Cake
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  1. Place cake mix, eggs, oil, chopped cherries, and cherry juice in the bowl of an electric mixer and mix. Optional: Add red food coloring to make cake pinker. Pour batter into a 9 x 13 inch cake pan and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. While the cake is baking, combine Jell-O with 1 cup hot water and mix until dissolved. Add cold 7 Up and mix well. Remove cake from oven and poke holes in the cake with the end of a wooden spoon. Pour the Jell-O mixture over the cake. Top with Cool Whip and chill for 2-3 hours or until Jell-O is set. Enjoy!