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This is for folks who would like to share simple recipes that they enjoy and find easy to make.

Coper's version of Calico Beans

Ingredients:

     1 lb. Hamburger              1/2 pound Bacon/Ham
     1 onion chopped              1/2 cup ketchup
     1/2 cup brown sugar          1 tsp mustard powder (or mustard)
     1 tsp vinegar (opt.)         1 12 oz can Chick peas (or green peas)
     1 12 oz can baked beans      1 12 oz can kidney beans

Instructions:

Brown hamburger, bacon (or ham) and onion in pan, drain grease. Mix all ingredients together and bake at 350oF for approximately 40 minutes. You may of course use the legumes of your choice.

Copernicus's Evil Brownies

(Recipe off of Hershey's Cocoa)

Ingredients:

     1 cup butter                      1 cup all purpose flour
     2 cups sugar                      1/2 tsp baking powder
     2 tsp real vanilla extract        1/4 tsp salt
     4 eggs                            3/4 cup Hershey's Cocoa

Instructions:

Heat oven to 350oF. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan.

Melt the butter in the pan. First stir in sugar and then vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with a wooden spoon after adding each egg.

Add cocoa, beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt, beat well. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until brownies just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Chocolate Frosting for Evil Brownies

Ingredients:

	1 cup powdered sugar (to start)
	1/2 stick butter
	1-2 tsp of vanilla
	1/4 cup Hershey's cocoa
	some milk, maybe

Instructions:

Melt the butter in a pan. Add the powdered sugar and stir to smooth out. Add the cocoa and the vanilla, and stir away (you get strong arms from both recipes). If it gets a bit lumpy, add a teaspoon of milk or so. If it's too chocolatey, add powdered sugar and vice versa. Spread over brownies. (Now the evil part: Invite friends over, let them have the brownies. When they are downing their second one, pull out a jug of milk labelled "Milk $5 a glass." Make sure to let them know you are joking quick, otherwise you may be hurt. ;)

Coper's Sour Puss Pickles

Ingredients:

        4-6 Pickling cucumbers
	1 white onion
	Green pepper and cauliflower can also be added
        2-3 cloves
        2 tablespoons chopped garlic
        Quart of white vinegar
        teaspoon of crushed red hot pepper
	2 tablespoons brown sugar
	2 tablespoons sea salt
	2-3 tablespoons yellow mustard seed
	1 tablespoon dill weed
	Some water

Instructions:

This one is easy. Chop up the veggies they way you want them (usually bigger chunks work best). In a 2 quart container, put in all the solid ingredients, fill the container halfway at most with vinegar and mix thoroughly. Add vegetables in layers. Hopefully the vinegar will be within an inch or so of the top of the container. If so, you can fill it the rest of the way with water, or for more powerful pickles, finish it off with vinegar. Flip sealed container a couple of times, and then put in the fridge. Best the next day. After 2-3 days will be so sour they probably won't taste too good.


Brenda found this....colorful recipe for Kitty Litter Cake. Try it out. :)