Helpful Hint from a Reader

October 9th, 2013

I save the plastic containers that blueberries, grapes and salad mixes come in.  I use them to store triangles or squares that I’ve cut for a quilt or for shapes that I’m going to appliqué on a quilt.

By Jamey W. in Franklin, WV

Oreo Cookie Dessert

October 7th, 2013

½ lb. Oreo Cookie Crumbs

1 Large Box Vanilla Instant Pudding

3 Cups Cold Milk

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened

8 oz. Cool Whip


Make Pudding with milk to directions.  Beat in cream cheese; add Cool Whip.  Fold in cookie crumbs; chill.


Submitted by Martha B. in Kutztown, PA

Cinnamon Raisin Bars

October 4th, 2013


½ cup margarine

1 ½ cups flour

½ tsp. salt

1 cup brown sugar

½ tsp. baking soda

1 ½ cup oats



¼ cup sugar

1 tbsp. cornstarch

1 cup water

1 box dark raisins


To Make Filling:

Combine sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan.  Stir in water & raisins.  Cook until thickened and bubbly.  Cool.


Cream margarine and sugar.  Sift dry ingredients. Stir into creamed mixture.  Add oats, mix until crumbly.  Firmly press ½ mixture in greased 13”x9” pan.  Spread with fillings.


Mix remaining crumbs and 1 tablespoon water.  Sprinkle over filling.  Pat smooth.


Bake in preheated 350 degree over about 35 minutes.  Cool completely, cut into bar cookies.  Also good served warm.


Submitted by Lucy P.

Correction to Open Hours at Strawberry Fields

September 26th, 2013


We listed incorrect hours for the Christmas Open House at Strawberry Fields Mercantile in Hope, IN.

The Open House is November 1st, 4pm to 8pm and November 2nd 10am to 4pm

Hope to see you there!


Ad Changes for The Country Register are Due Oct 1st!

September 24th, 2013

Attention Current Advertisers!


Ad Changes for The Country Register are Due Oct 1st!


Submitting Your Changes (things to include)

-Make sure your store hours are accurate for November and December. Many shops are open later hours during this time frame!

-If you’re ready for a new border, tell us what you have in mind (popular holiday themes include: snowmen, Santa, Christmas Trees, snow)


Also, if you need more copies of the Sept/Oct issue, just let us know and we’ll ship more!


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It’s Time To Start Thinking About Your Holiday Events!

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Baked Oatmeal

September 23rd, 2013

6 cups quick-cooking oats

2 cups brown sugar

4 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

2 teaspoons salt

2 cups milk

1 cup butter, melted

4 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups raisins

Apple slices, dried cranberries and nuts, optional


Mix all dry ingredients; add wet ingredients, then raisins.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13″ baking pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes.


LEFTOVERS:  Let cool completely.  Cut into single serving portions.  Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for a quick breakfast for another day.  Just heat a single serving in microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.

Strawberry Dream Whip Pie

September 20th, 2013

1- 10 in. baked pie shell

4 oz. cream cheese, softened

2 Tbsp milk

1 Tbsp gelatin

1/4 cup water

1 1/2 cup crushed, sweetened strawberries

2 pkg or 1 large Cool Whip 8 oz. would do


Whip cream cheese w/milk until fluffy.  Soften gelatin in cold water.  Place over boiling water until gelatin dissolves.  Cool slightly and add to cheese mixture. Fold in berries and Cool Whip.  Pour in pie crust and chill until set.


Submitted by Grace S. D.

Note from a Reader

September 18th, 2013

Dear Country Register,

I wanted a magazine to tell me of other things (events) going on, and I found it just what I was looking for.

Thank you,

Sandy H. in Gladstone, VA

Helpful Hint from a Reader

September 17th, 2013

I hand quilt the quilts that I make.  When almost finished, I always quilt a “message” somewhere near the border, in the corner or in a space that I’ve left “unquilted”.  The message usually is meant for whomever the quilt will be given.  For instance, a quilt that I made for my daughter had, “I love you, Lindsey”, and another that I made for my dad said, “Happy 80th Birthday, Dad”.

I love to autograph quilts.  When our pastor was leaving and I didn’t have enough time to make a large quilt for him, I made a wall hanging as a going away gift from the congregation.  I made a large label for the back for the quilt and had each person in the congregation sign it. Some people just signed their names, children wrote theirs too, and some people wrote short messages.  I sewed the label to the back of the quilt and it was presented to the pastor at his final worship service with us.  (I also wrote the name of our church, city & state, the title of the “Event” – Pastors Farewell Service and the date.)  He loved it!

Purchase the best backing you can afford.  It will make your quilting easier when using that high quality backing fabric.

Submitted By Marica W. in Trenton, FL

Fire Roasted Tomato Meatloaf

September 16th, 2013

1 ½ lbs Ground Beef
½ Cup Dry Bread Crumbs
1 Egg
1 Cup Milk
1 Small Onion Chopped
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tsp Salt
½ Tsp Dry Mustard
¼ Tsp Pepper
1/8 Tsp Garlic Powder
14.5 oz Can of Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes

Mix all ingredients except tomatoes.

Spread mixture in ungreased loaf pan.

Bake uncovered in 350 oven until done (1 to 1 ¼ hours)

15 minutes before done, put tomatoes on top.

Submitted By Eileen H. in Boothwyn, PA

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