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    Strawberry-Banana Shake

    Cut into 8 pieces... 1 pkg (16 oz) frozen sliced strawberries. Peel and cut into 1" pieces... 1 banana. Put banana pieces in blender container. Cover and mix until smooth. Add frozen strawberry pieces one at a time. Mix on high speed until smooth after adding each piece. Divide mixture among...
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    Fruit-Peanut Salad

    Finely chop... enough salted peanuts to fill 1/4 cup. Roll in the peanuts... 3 banana chunks. Arrange on a plate... crisp lettuce leaves. Arrange on the lettuce... the nutty banana chunks, 3 apple slices, 1/4 cup mandarin orange segments. Sprinkle with... cut-up maraschino cherries and grapes 1...
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    Baked Banana Splits

    Cut 4 peeled firm bananas into quarters; place bananas and 4 maraschino cherries in greased baking dish. Brush bananas with lemon juice; sprinkle with 2 tbsp. brown sugar. Dot with 2 tbsp. butter; drizzle with 1 tsp rum flavoring. Bake uncovered 15 minutes. Top each serving of bananas with...
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    Fresh Mint Fondue

    Mix 1/4 cup finely snipped mint leaves and 1/4 cup sugar; let stand 1 hour. Melt 1 cup mint-flavored apple jelly over low heat; blend in mint-sugar mixture and 1/4 cup water. Pour into dessert fondue pot to keep warm. Spear Dippers (below) and swirl in fondue. 1 1/2 cups Dippers: Chiffon cake...
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    Blueberry-Cinnamon Fondue

    In saucepan, mix 2 cups frozen blueberries, 1/4 cup each sugar and water, 2 tbsp. lemon juice, 2 tsp. cornstarch and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour into dessert fondue pot to keep warm. Spear Dippers (below) ans...
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    Raspberry Fondue

    Heat 2 pkgs (10oz each) frozen raspberries, thawed, and 1 cup currant jelly to boiling. Mix 2 tbsp. cornstarch and 1 tbsp. cold water; stir into raspberry mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Strain sauce; pour into dessert fondue pot to keep warm. Spear Dippers...
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    Minute Chocolate Fondue

    In saucepan, heat 1 can Betty Crocker ready-to-spread frosting over low heat, stirring frequently. Pour into dessert fondue pot to keep warm. Spear Dippers (below) and swirl in fondue. 2 cups Minute Minty Chocolate Fondue: Stir 1/2 tsp. mint extract into frosting. Dippers: Angel food cake...
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    Chocolate Fondue

    12 oz. milk chocolate, semisweet chocolate pieces, or sweet cooking chocolate 3/4 cup light cream 1 to 2 tbsp. cherry brandy, orange flavored liqueur, or 2 tsp powdered instant coffee Dippers (below) In heavy saucepan, melt chocolate in cream over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from...
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    Batter Franks

    3 cans (5oz each) Vienna sausages or 1 lb. cocktail weiners 1 egg 1/3 cup milk 1 cup Bisquick baking mix 2 tbsp. yellow cornmeal 1/2 tsp. dry mustard 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/8 tsp. cayenne red pepper Ketchup and mustard Cut sausages crosswise into thirds. Slightly beat egg; blend in milk. Mix in...
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    Lemon Pudding Cakes

    Prepare Betty Crocker lemon pudding cake mix as directed on package and, for a change, prepare one of these variations: *Sprinkle 1/4 cup chopped nuts and 1/4 cup cut-up dates over batter before adding pudding. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. *Slice 1 large ripe banana over batter before adding...
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    Banana Orange Frosted

    1/2 cup orange juice 1/2 cup milk 1 banana, cut up 1 pint orange sherbet Mix orange juice, milk, banana and half the sherbet in blender on high speed until smooth. Pour into tall glasses; top each with scoop of remaining sherbet. 3 servings (1 cup each)
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    Fruit-Limeade Frost

    Pour 1 can (6oz) frozen limeade concentrate, thawed, over fresh fruit (watermelon or cantaloupe balls, pineapple wedges, peach slices, banana slices) in bowl. Cover; chill 2 hours. To serve, spoon into chilled dessert dishes. Garnish with a sprig of mint.
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    Fruit Floaters (Fruity Ice Cubes)

    Try any of these combinations for flavor and fun. Blueberries in apricot nectar. Melon balls in pineapple-grapefruit juice. Orange sections or banana slices in orange juice. Raspberries in milk. Seedless green grapes in grape juice. Strawberries in lemonade. Fruit Cubes: Place a...
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    Pastel Banana Bobs

    4 medium bananas 3 tbsp. butter or margarine 3 tbsp. milk 1 pkg. Betty Crocker lemon or creamy cherry frosting mix Toasted shredded coconut or crushed Trix cereal Prepare bananas as directed for Chocolate Banana Bobs. In top of double boiler over hot water, melt butter in milk. Stir in...
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    Chocolate Banana Bobs

    Peel 4 medium bananas; cut crosswise into 4 pieces. Insert wooden ice-cream stick in each piece; place on baking sheet. Freeze until bananas are firm, about 2 hours. In top of double boiler over boiling water, melt 2 tbsp. shortening and 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate pieces, stirring...
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    Banana Splits

    For each serving, peel and slice 1 banana lengthwise in half; place in shallow dish. Top banana with 1 scoop each of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry ice cream. Spoon chocolate sauce over chocolate ice cream, drained crushed pineapple over vanilla ice cream, and frozen strawberries (thawed)...
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    Very Moist Banana Cake

    1 cup white sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs Pinch salt 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 cup sour cream or milk 1 tsp. baking soda 2 bananas mashed 2 good cups flour Bake at 350F for 35 minutes. Icing: 5 tbsp. butter 5 tbsp. milk Icing sugar to desired consistency - add 1 tsp. banana...
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    Banana Muffins

    1 cup mashed bananas - add 1 tsp. baking soda and let stand 10-15 minutes 1 cup miracle whip 1 cup white sugar 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder Mix well. Bake in muffin tins at 350F for 20-25 minutes.
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    Chili Con Queso

    This can be frozen. 1 can 19 oz. tomatoes (drained) 1 tbsp. margarine 1 clove garlic, chopped finely (or garlic salt or powder to taste) 2 tbsp. all purpose flour 1 cup 2% milk 1 can green chilis or hot banana peppers (4 oz. or to taste), drained and finely chopped 8 oz. Velveeta cheese...
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    Guiltless Banana Split

    1 banana, sliced lenghtwise 1 pineapple slice, cut into wedges 4 large strawberries 2 tbsp chocolate syrup 1 tbsp low-fat whipped topping Place the banana halves on a plate. Top 1 half with the pineapple. Top the other half with the strawberries. Drizzle with the chocolate syrup and top with...