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ORANGE ICEBOX COOKIES

1 cup shortening
2 tbsp orange juice
½ cup white sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
2¾ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp soda
1 egg
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp grated orange peel

1. Mix in the usual manner, and roll out into rolls and wrap in waxed paper.  Put in refrigerator.

2. When ready to bake, slice into ¼-inch slices or what you prefer.  Put on greased cookie sheets, and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees till done.

3. Let cool on rack, and store in airtight container.

EASY AND FAST CHILI FOR TWO

1 can kidney beans
1/2 lb hamburger
1 can tomato soup
1 tbsp chili powder
1 small onion, chopped

1. Dump all into a pot. Bring to a boil.

2. Turn down, and simmer about 30 minutes.

Linda’s Note: Add a can of chili beans and you can feed more people. I also fry the onion with the hamburger before dumping in pot.

EASY FRENCH BREAD (BREAD MACHINE RECIPE)

1½ cups water 
3¼ cups white bread flour 
1½ tbsp sugar 
1½ tsp Salt 
3 tsp active dry yeast

1. Put all ingredients in bread machine pan. Set for a large loaf. Use regular or rapid bake cycle.

2. To develop the crisp crust that French bread is known for, turn the machine off and reset it after the first knead cycle is completed. This gives the bread extra kneading time and results in a crisp crust

Makes 1 loaf

EASY POTATO BREAD 

2 tsp yeast 
3 cups bread flour 
1/4 cup instant potato flakes 
1/2 tbsp salt 
1½ tbsp butter 
1½ tbsp sugar 
3/4 cup milk 
3/8 cup water

1. Place all ingredients in bread pan, and start.

2. Allow to cool 1 hour before slicing.

PEANUT BUTTER POUND CAKE

1 yellow cake mix 
3 eggs 
2/3 cup milk 
1½ cups creamy peanut butter 
1 regular size Instant vanilla pudding

1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Blend well. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes.

2. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.

3. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Remove from pan and cool completely.

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