Bacon & Egg Bake
Dave Nelson, Cherokee County
Published June 26, 1982
6 slices bacon
2 onions, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/4 c. milk
5 hard-cooked eggs, sliced
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste

Toasted English muffins

Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry bacon and remove from pan to towel-lined plate. Brown onions in bacon grease and drain. Stir soup, milk, eggs, cheese and seasonings together. Pour into baking dish. Crumble bacon and sprinkle onto mixture. Bake 20 minutes. Serve over muffin halves. 

Tomato & Cucumber Salad w/Peach Vinaigrette
Evelyn George, Jasper County

3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
6 tbsp. olive oil
1 very ripe peach
1 tbsp. fresh basil
1 tsp. sugar
1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced
3/4 c. sliced red onion
1 tsp. kosher salt
2 lb. (3-4) tomatoes, thinly sliced
1/2 c. basil leaves, julienned
1/4 tsp. pepper

Instructions: Combine all dressing ingredients and set aside. Assemble your salad ingredients. Option to assemble on a platter or prepare in a bowl. Add dressing 15 minutes after combining salad ingredients.  Serve immediately.  

Banana Bars

Marilyn Lawler, Jackson County

1 c. oil 
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
1-1/2 c. mashed bananas
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder
2 c. flour
3/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. allspice
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 c. chopped nuts (optional)

Frosting of choice

Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine oil, sugar and eggs. Mix well. Add mashed bananas and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients and nuts. Mix well. Spread mixture into greased and floured 10x16 sheet pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Cool. Frost with desired frosting. 

Creamy Cumbers

Rose Marie Ambrosy, Jackson County

1-1/2 c. Miracle Whip
1 c. vinegar
3/4 c. sugar
Salt and pepper
2-3 cucumbers, thinly sliced

1/3 c. sliced white onion

Instructions: Whisk together first four ingredients. Add cucumber and onion to the mix, and combine. Refrigerate overnight for best results. 

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