"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali
This recipe for Crunchy Mix, by Juanita Jordan, is from Pine River Senior Center,
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2 sticks margarine (not butter) 1 lb. brown sugar 1/2 cup Karo syrup 1 tsp. vanilla 1 tsp. rum flavor 2 boxes (12 oz.) Chex Mix or Crispex 1 can (16 oz.) mixed nuts 1 bag (10 oz.) pretzels
Cook margarine, sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes only. Add flavorings after removing from heat. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Place in pan and bake at 250 degrees for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
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