Tacos in a Bag from the Merchants Family Cookbook

BlogRecipe-TacosInABag

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1/2 lb. shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • onions, chopped
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • lettuce, shredded
  • sour cream
  • avocado dip (optional)
  • taco sauce
  • 8-10 individual bags of chips — Fritos or Doritos work well!

 

Directions:

Brown ground beef and drain off excess fat. Add taco seasoning mix and prepare according to directions on package. Crush chips in the bag and cut off the top of the bag. Add 1-2 Tablespoons of ground beef mixture, all or any combination of the “toppings” and stir. Top with sour cream and taco sauce. Great for camping!

Peach Cobbler from the Merchants Family Cookbook

 

BlogRecipe-PeachCobblerIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 can (16 oz) sliced peaches, save liquid
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp banking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 

Directions:

Pour butter into a shallow 2 quart baking dish; set aside. Drain peaches, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a saucepan, bring the peaches and juice just to a boil. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, flour, milk, baking powder and salt; mix well. Pour over butter in baking dish. Spoon hot peaches over batter. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

 

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Country Style Spare Ribs from the Merchants Bank Family Cookbook

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Ingredients for Marinade:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Enough water to cover ribs

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together. Pour mixture over ribs. Add enough water to cover ribs. Simmer, covered, until done, about 2 hours, checking to see if tender.

Place on broiler pan or grill and brush on the following BBQ sauce:

  • ½ cup miracle whip
  • 1 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 4 Tbsp. hot sauce
  • 2 drops of Tabasco sauce

Grill or broil for a few minutes.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Strawberry Pecan Pie from the Merchants Bank Family Cookbook

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Layer 1: 1 ½ cup flour, ¾ cup butter, ½ cup pecans

Mix and spread in pie pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool completely.

Layer 2: 8 oz. package cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp milk, ½ tsp almond extract

Mix well & spread over crust.

Layer 3: 1-2 pounds fresh strawberries sliced.

Place berries on cream cheese layer.

Layer 4: Whipped cream or cool whip

Spread over berries. Garnish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Fresh Mango Salsa FROM THE MERCHANTS FAMILY COOKBOOK

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Ingredients

  • 4 mangos, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green jalepeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. Serve with lime chips, grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Grilled Cajun Shrimp from the Merchants Family Cookbook

Recipe-CajunGrilledShrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 stick butter
  • Oil for greasing grill

Directions

Butterfly Shrimp: With a sharp knife, slit underside of shrimp lengthwise.

Marinate Shrimp: Combine paprika, salt, pepper and garlic. Stir into melted butter. Add shrimp to mixture and coat evenly. Marinate for 1 hour.

Grill Shrimp: Shake off and save marinade. Arrange shrimp on grill or place on wooden skewers. Grill shrimp 3-4 minutes, brush with marinade, continue cooking 1-2 minutes. Garnish with lime or cilantro if desired.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Chinese Cole Slaw from the Merchants Family Cookbook

Chinese Cole Slaw

Ingredients

For Salad:

  • 1 head red cabbage
  • 1 bunch green onions
  • 2-3 Pkgs Ramen Noodles, Uncooked , no seasoning
  • 1C. Slivered almonds
  • ½ C Sesame seeds
  • ½ C. butter

For Dressing:

  • 1c. oil
  • 1c. Sugar
  • ½ c. vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Soy sauce

Directions

Chop Cabbage and onions, mix well. Break Noodles and sauté with almonds and sesame seeds on butter until deep golden brown. Mix dressing ingredients together in a blender to mix well. Toss cabbage noodles and dressing together in a large bowl. Noodles will soften with time. Refrigerate unused portion.

Cook’s Note: Recipe may be cut in half, as this makes a large amount.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.