Don't bother with soaking and cooking beans for Classic Texas Caviar - the canned variety works well. But skip the bottled dressing, and take a little extra time to measure your own vinegar, oil and spices.
A winner at the county fair, it 's packed with ground apples, raisins, cranberries, red sour cherries, gooseberries, apricot brandy, lemon and orange rind, oodles of spices, sugar and vinegar. This fabulous concoction is then baked and put up in sterilized jars. It makes eight quarts.
Leftover chicken never had it so good. Diced chicken, peas, carrots, onion, chicken broth, butter and milk are combined, and put into a large casserole and covered with great spoonfuls of biscuit dough.