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Navy Beans & Ham

1 package of dried navy beans

1 pound of ham torn into pieces

Water (enough to cover beans)

Dash of Liquid Smoke*

Salt and Pepper to taste

In a crock pot add beans and enough water to cover them, soak overnight (no heat). The beans will soak up all of the water.
Turn crock on high heat add ham, liquid smoke, salt & pepper, and 2 cups of water. Leave on high for an hour so that it starts cooking well, then turn to low heat and continue cooking for an additional 6-7 hours or until beans are soft and mushy.



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These make a great snack. You can make just one or enough for the whole gang.

English Muffin Pizzas

1 package (6) English muffins
1 can pizza sauce
1 8-ounce package shredded mozzarella cheese
Desired toppings

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Split English muffins and arrange halves on a cookie sheet. Spread desired amount of sauce on each muffin half, top with favorite toppings. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, until cheese melts.

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Peanut Butter Cup Bars

1 C. butter, softened
1 1/2 C. graham cracker crumbs
1 box powered sugar
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
1 C. regular (or crunchy) peanut butter

Mix butter and peanut butter. Add sugar and crumbs; mix well (mix with hands).

Press into a 9 x 13-inch pan. Melt chocolate bits and spread quickly over top.

Chill and cut.

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Bacon Dip

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1 cup Mayonaise
1 cup Sour Cream
1 tomato seeded and diced
1 cup real bacon bits



Combine all in small crockpot. Heat on low for 1 hour before serving. Serve from crock with bread pieces for dipping. Serves 10.

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Marshmallow Confetti Crackers



Saltine Crackers (or Ritz)

Peanut Butter (creamy or crunchy)

Marshmallows (regular or mini)


Chocolate chips


~Place crackers on a cookie sheet, spread peanut butter on each cracker, then add a few chocolate chips on top of that. Then stack 1 regular marshmallow or a few mini marshmallows on top and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon. Place in oven on broil until they get gooey. Serve warm.

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Crab Yummy’s

(My friend Sarah shared this recipe with me several years ago).


6 English Muffins

1 5oz Jar of *Old English Cheese Spread (see picture below)

1 Stick of butter

1 T Mayo

6-8 oz Imitation crab meat (you can substitute real crab if you would like)


~Pull English muffins apart so that each one makes two

~Lightly toast English muffins then cut in half again (you should get 4 pieces out of each full muffin) and set aside on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
~In a medium sauce pan melt butter and cheese, then remove from heat.

~Stir in mayo and crab meat.

~Spoon mixture over English muffins

~Place cookie sheet in oven on broil until the cheese becomes bubbly (about 3 to 5 minutes tops)

Best served while still warm, great for snacks or partys.

*Old English Cheese Spread (sharp cheddar) 

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