3 c. oats, uncooked, quick or old fashioned 1 1/2 c. flour 1 c. packed brown sugar 1 c. margarine, melted 1/2 tsp. salt (optional) 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 (10 – 12 oz.) jar fruit preserves Combine all ingredients except preserves; mix well. Reserve one cup oats mixture; press remaining mixture into bottom of […]

1 Tbsp. margarine 1 Tbsp. brown sugar 1 c. rolled oats 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/2 c. whole-wheat flour 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. apple juice 1/4 c. dried currants or raisins Beat together margarine and sugar until creamy. Stir in oats and cinnamon until combined, then add flour and stir. Mix apple juice, vanilla […]

3 strips bacon 1 c. chopped onions 1 c. grated carrots 1/2 tsp. dried thyme 1 c. tomato sauce 1 Tbsp. tomato paste 1 tsp. honey 1 c. fresh bread crumbs 2 c. canned navy beans, rinsed and drained Cook bacon in medium-size skillet over medium – low heat about six minutes, or until crisp. […]

1 1/4 c. elbow macaroni 1/4 c. red wine vinegar 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil 3/4 tsp. oregano 1 Tbsp. frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed 1/2 tsp. salt 1 bunch celery 1/4 tsp. black pepper 2/3 c. thinly sliced radishes 1 1/2 c. frozen lima beans, cooked and drained 1 1/2 oz. Parmesan cheese 1 […]

1 (14 oz.) can plum tomatoes, with liquid 1 1/4 c. diced red bell pepper 1 c. tomato juice 1 c. coarsely chopped onion 1/2 lb. small red potatoes, peeled and diced 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 1/4 tsp. black pepper 2 Tbsp. chopped parsley (optional) 1 slice whole-wheat bread 3/4 c. skim milk […]

2 lbs. extra lean ground beef 3 egg whites 2 c. soft bread cubes or 1 c. rolled oats 2/3 c. low-sodium ketchup or barbecue sauce 4 Tbsp. fined chopped onion 1/4 tsp. black pepper 1/4 c. low-sodium barbecue sauce Mix first six ingredients together. Put in 9-inch by 5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325° […]

1 very ripe medium banana 1/2 c. lowfat vanilla yogurt 3/4 c. pineapple juice 1/2 c. strawberries (or other fruit) Break banana into small pieces and put in blender with juice, yogurt and strawberries. Secure lid and blend until smooth. Serve immediately. Makes two glasses.

David M. “Dave” Bergmann, age 91 of Melrose, died peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2015 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota. A private family service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Melrose. David Michael Bergmann was born December 3, 1923 in Millwood Township, Stearns […]

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