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Peach Tart

The original recipe was found in the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book on page 450.
It makes 4 servings but we handled it quite well, just the two of us. :)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and sprinkle lightly with flour.

How to make the pastry (pie crust):

In a medium bowl, stir together:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt

Use a pastry blender and cut in:
1/3 cup shortening

After pieces are about pea size, sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of the flour mixture. Gently toss using a fork. Push moistened pastry to the side of the bowl and repeat moistening flour mixture using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time until all the flour mixture is moistened (4-5 tablespoons water)
Make a ball from the pastry. Then place on a lightly floured surface and flatten slightly with hands. Roll pastry from the center to the edges into a circle about 13 inches in diameter. Place on prepared baking sheet.

How to make the peach filling:

In a large bo…

Perfect Chicken Chili

I forgot to take a picture because it disappeared too quickly. It was perfectly delicious for us who don't like hot spicy chili.

Mix these ingredients in a large pot:

1 can pinto beans
1 can black beans
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained (I used garlic and onion kind)
1 15-oz can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dried crushed basil
chopped onion to taste (1-2 cups)
black pepper to taste (1/2 teaspoon)
minced garlic to taste (1-2 tablespoons)

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cover. Let simmer for about 15 minutes. Add cooked chicken (1-2 chicken breasts cut up bite-sized). And enjoy with rolls or cornbread.