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Over The Hill Birthday Cake

1 box of chocolate cake mix
One can chocolate frosting
10-12 Oreo cookies, crushed to look like dirt*
1 bag of Gummi worms

Bake cake according to directions on box in a 13×9 inch pan. After the cake is cooled completely, frost it generously. Then sprinkle generously the crushed Oreos. Cut a few Gummi worms in half and put in the “dirt” to look like they are coming out, and the rest to lay on the cake. You can purchase a black tombstone candle to put as the headstone.

*Mint filled Oreos work good because the green makes it look like a little grass in the dirt.

From Kim’s Recipe Collection

Lemon Granite

3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp grated lemon peel
3 cups water
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

1. Place 13×9 inch metal pan in freezer and chill.

2. Mix in medium bowl, and combine all other ingredients, blend well

3. Pour mixture into chilled pan. Place in freezer for 30 minutes. When ice crystals begin to form at edges of pan, stir mixture with fork and return to freezer. Freeze about 2 hours stirring every 30 minutes. Makes approximately 7 (1 cup) servings.

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Hot Spiced Apple Cider

1 gallon jug of non-alcoholic apple cider
1 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
2 tsp. each of cinnamon, nutmeg, & ginger
1 tsp. ground cloves (or 2 tsp. whole)
2 cups cranberry juice cocktail (optional)

Pour cider into a large pot or crock pot. Heat to simmer. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

Simmer for at least a half hour. Serve in mugs garnished with a cinnamon stick.

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You can add more or less of the spices, according to your own preference.

Fumi Salad

This recipe was given to Kim from her pastor’s wife, Lori.

1 bag shredded cabbage
2 pkgs. Oriental Ramen Noodles, crushed (reserve seasoning packets for dressing)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 small bag sunflower seeds

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup cider vinegar

Mix oil, vinegar, and packages of seasoning ahead of time and chill. Just before serving, toss cabbage, noodles, onions and sunflower seeds with the dressing.

Orange Jello Salad

3 cups water
1 small box orange Jell-O
2 boxes Americana Tapioca pudding
2 small cans mandarin oranges
2 cups Cool Whip

Combine 3 cups of water, orange Jell-O, and Tapioca pudding in a medium sauce pan and heat to the boiling point, stirring constantly. Set aside to cool. Once cooled, add mandarin oranges and cool whip. Refrigerate.

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Baked Pumpkin Seeds

You’ve got a pumpkin that you want to carve. Don’t throw away those seeds from the inside.

Remove the seeds from the stringy part (pulp). Do not rinse. It’s okay to leave a little of the pulp on the seeds.

Mix the seeds with 1/4 cup of melted butter or margarine, then spread on a cookie sheet.

Sprinkle with a small amount of salt.

Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. The seeds should be lightly browned.

Let cool. Store in airtight containers or plastic bags.

– From Kim’s Recipe Collection