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Butte Pasties (from Butte's Heritage Cookbook)

Maureen Mansfield, the gracious wife of the Senate majority leader, was raised in the shadow of the Anselmo mine. Friends say she possesses a true Butte personality; open-hearted, fun-loving and friendly. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hayes, she was educated at St. Catherine's in St. Paul, Minnesota and taught at the local high school. A shy, young miner was seen stopping by at the Hayes' front porch, his lunch bucket clutched in hands. Maureen urged him to try to complete his education, which he did, at the Montana School of Mines. They were married, and are a perfect example of the Butte saying that love takes a lifetime. This is her recipe for Irish pasties.

Kevin's Sausage Dip

For a gluten-free snack, serve with Fritos Corn Chip Scoops! 1 serving = 1 oz (approx 10 chips). Using reduced fat sausage and fat-free cream cheese reduces calories from 288 per serving to 140!

Chicken Enchiladas

My girls love this! You can also use 10 oz chicken left-overs. I often use Cream of Chicken soup instead of the chicken gravy.

California Raisin Bars

I cut this out of the Farm Journal years ago! I use Grandpa Hockers food grinder for the orange and raisins.

Sweet Potato-Pecan Casserole

According to nutritionists at the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the single most important dietary change for most people, including children, would be to replace fatty foods with foods rich in complex carbohydrates, such as sweet potatoes.

CSPI ranked the sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. With a score of 184, the sweet potato outscored the next highest vegetable by more than 100 points. Points were given for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars and complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron and calcium. Points were deducted for fat content (especially saturated fat), sodium, cholesterol, added refined sugars and caffeine. The higher the score, the more nutritious the food.

Sweet potato baked 184
Potato, baked 83
Spinach 76
Kale 55
Mixed Vegetables 52
Broccoli 52
Winter Squash, Baked 44
Brussels Sprouts 37
Cabbage, Raw 34
Green Peas 33
Carrot 30
Okra 30
Corn on the Cob 27
Tomato 27
Green Pepper 26
Cauliflower 25
Artichoke 24
Romaine Lettuce 24

Apple Salad

Easy! I like to prepare at work! I just put ingredients in my lunch box.


Incredible! (1 rating)
Burger-Bean Bake

Auntie Jean used to make this!

Baked Frittata

Best if made the night before a family breakfast

Wagon Train Biscuits

Here is a great recipe for old fashioned biscuits...and I do mean old.
It was found in an 1842 diary of Alice Stephans. She stated that it had been in her family for generations. She baked them in a Dutch oven and sometimes used what we now know as a "reflector fire." I use this recipe when camping and it is GREAT!

Blueberry Applesauce Muffins

Blueberries are one of the low GI fruit star performers. They are packed with vitamin K and manganese, in addition to vitamin C and numerous B vitamins. Studies have shown them to have many health benefits, from preventing and fighting illness to improving the health of the brain and its function. Inside this modest appearing berry are potent mixtures of substances that seem to battle cancer, decrease inflammation and even slow the aging process via the remarkable antimicrobial substance called resveratrol. Many experts and nutritionists suggest that incorporating blueberries into our daily meal plan can significantly improve our general health, well being and longevity. This low glycemic index fruit can be eaten fresh, frozen or even dried.

Fiddle Faddle

Light Corn Syrup Blackstrap Molasses
kcal 173.1 169.3
K+ 43.1 mg 206.3 mg
Ca++ 0.7% 6.3%
Cu 4.1% 10.7%
Fe++ 1.5% 7.9%
Mg++ 4.0% 7.5%
Manganese 6.8% 15.1%


Very Good (1 rating)
Campbell's Baked Chicken & Rice

Easy Campbell's recipe



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