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This recipe comes from LUELLA CLAFLIN of Oakdale, Minn., who writes: "This is a good recipe for the cooler days."

Cabbage soup

1 pound ground beef


1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 celery stalks, chopped

1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained

1/2 medium cabbage head, chopped

1 15-ounce can Italian stewed tomatoes

1/2 15-ounce can water


3 15-ounce cans beef broth

Brown beef, drain. Add all remaining ingredients in soup pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 hour. Garnish with parsley.


This recipe comes from JUDY SYRING of Rochester.

Pumpkin bars

2 cups original Bisquick mix

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil


2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (or you can substitute pumpkin pie spice)

1 teaspoon baking soda

4 eggs, beaten

1 15-ounce can pumpkin

1/2 cup raisins

Cream cheese frosting:

1 3-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup butter, softened

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups powdered sugar

Heat oven to 350. Grease 15-inch by 10-inch sheet pan. In large bowl, beat all bar ingredients, except raisins with electrical mixer on low speed. Then on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in raisins and pour into pan. Bake 25-30 minutes or until done. Cool completely.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar on low speed until smooth. Spread over bars.

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