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Old Odd and Other Stuff, Volume 1 and 2 are available at Stokes County Arts Council or can call Cecilie King at336-816-3891 or cecilieking@aol.com.

Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes invites you to attend the 2015 Festival of Trees Community Reception on Friday, December 18 at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Medical and Specialty of King at 167 Moore Road in King. Contact: Kelsey McGaha at 1-828-553-9379 for more details or email her at kelseymcgaha@pchstokes.com

The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be at Trinity United Methodist Church, 725 W. Dalton Street, King on Monday, December 28, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Give a meaningful gift this holiday season, Donate blood. All presenting donors will receive a gift.

DON’T FORGET – King Outreach Ministries needs extras for the Christmas season. As you are buying Christmas presents, remember KOM needs – Detergent, Baby needs, Personal Care Products, Good used furniture for Thrift Shop, Good used blankets and quilts, linens, curtains, Good used fans & small air conditioners, household items, dishes, flatware, pots and pans, lamps, lamp shades. For information, please call 336-983-4357 or kingoutreach@triad.twcbc.com

Forsyth Tech – For upcoming events visit http://www.forsythtech.edu/services-businesses/small-business-center.

Stokes County Arts Council Presents: Mr. Snowman, by Angela Llewellyn. A Kids Theatre Production Thursday, December 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the King Recreation Acres located at 107 White Road in King. Directed by Brack Llewellyn

Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes

You are invited to attend the 2015 Festival of Trees Community Reception on Friday, December 18th at 7 p.m. at the Pioneer Medical and Specialty of King at 167 Moore Rd in King. Contact: Kelsey McGaha at 828-553-9379 for more details or email her at kelseymcgaha@pchstokes.com

Preachers Cake

2 c. sugar

2 c. unsifted flour

2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

1/2 c. chopped nuts

1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple with juice

Mix all together in a 9×13 pan. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 30-45 minutes. Frost if desired.

CREAM CHEESE FROSTING FOR PREACHER’S CAKE:

1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese

1/2 stick butter

1 3/4 c. confectioners’ sugar

2 tsp. vanilla

1/4 tsp. salt

Mix together cream cheese and butter. Beat in sugar, salt and vanilla.This is an extremely moist and very delicious cake. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Balls.

16 oz. peanut butter

1 pound confectioners’ sugar

1.5 sticks (3/4 cup) butter

Melted chocolate bark for dipping

-Mix together the peanut butter, sugar and butter.

-Roll into balls, insert tooth pick (to dip easier) and chill in freezer about 30 mins.

-Dip into melted chocolate, place onto cookie sheet lines in wax paper

*Best stored in the fridge.

*Coconut pecan cake icing and coconut flakes can be added to the mixture for new taste!

CHEESE BALL OR LOG

Betty Pulliam

1 lb sharp cheddar cheese

1 (3 oz.) pkg cream cheese

2 Tabsp. Mayonnaise

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp. garlic salt

½ tsp Tabasco

¼ tsp. red pepper

Nuts optional

Grate cheese and let soften. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Make into two balls or logs. Sprinkle with paprika or roll in crushed nuts. Nuts may be added to mixture as well as to the outside. Chill, slice, and eat

RUSSIAN TEA

By Margaret Furches

4 cups water

2 cups sugar

1 Tabsp whole cloves

2 small sticks of cinnamon

Tie spices in cheesecloth and simmer in sugar and water while preparing following liquid:

4 cups boiling water

3 family-size tea bags

1 qt orange juice (small can if using frozen)

1 lg can pineapple juice

Juice of 4 lemons

Remove spices and add to mixture. Makes 1 gallon.

BACON-MANDARIN SALAD

By Blake Smith

½ Cup olive or canola oil

½ cup red wine vinegar

¼ cup sugar

1 Tabsp chopped basil, optional

2 (15 oz.) cans mandarin oranges, drained and chilled

1 bunch red leaf lettuce

1 head romaine lettuce, torn

1 pkg. bacon, cooked and crumbled

1 (4 oz) pkg sliced almonds, toasted

Add together and toss gently. Sprinkle with bacon and almonds, toasted

SPAGHETTI CHICKEN

By Frances Rutledge

Cook whole chicken in pot, covered with water. For more flavor, add a stalk of celery, a chunk of an onion, margarine, salt and pepper in with the chicken, Debone the chicken. Cook spaghetti noodles in the chicken broth.; drain. Heat and melt:

1 lb. Velveeta cheese

1 cup milk

¼ cup mayonnaise

4 oz. cheddar cheese

3-4 Tabsp salsa

Mix noodles, chicken and sauce together until thoroughly mixed in a 9×13 inch dish in low heated oven. May be made a day ahead for more flavor.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownie Bites

3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 tbsp water

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

1 egg

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

3/4 cup milk chocolate chips

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:

In a microwaveable safe bowl, combine the sugar, butter, and water. Microwave in 45 second increments until butter is melted. Add in the 1 cup chocolate chips (semisweet) and stir until melted. *If not melting entirely, stick back into microwave for a few seconds. Stir mixture until completely combined.

Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour and baking soda. Allow batter to cool off slightly, for about 5-10 minutes. Fold in the milk chocolate chips.

Grease or line a muffin tray and fill each tin with batter, about 3/4 full. Place muffin tray in a preheated oven, 350, and bake for 14-16 minutes.

Once brownie cups are baked, remove from oven and allow to cool off for about 5 minutes. If brownie centers do not cave in when cooling, use a tablespoon and gently press into the middle of each cup creating a small divot. Microwave the peanut butter until creamy and melted.

Pour about 1 tbsp peanut butter into each brownie cup center. Top with additional chocolate chips if desired.

Enjoy!!

Please share your recipes with me at P.O. Box 385, King, NC 27021 and I’ll print them in this column. Thanks.

Peggy Hall Wall has been covering the King Community for many years and can be reached at peggyhwall@yahoo.com or 336-813-6231.

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