Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cereal Candy

I got this recipe from my neighbor Tammy.  It's seriously addicting....I could eat a whole pan by myself!

17.5 oz crispix cereal (I usually use rice or corn chex...on sale this time of year)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups corn syrup
1 1/2 cups peanut butter
2 cups chocolate chips (alternative: 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips with 1/2 cup of cinnamon chips)
1 cup butterscotch chips

1.  Place cereal in a big bowl.
2.  Heat sugar and corn syrup over medium heat until it starts to boil.
3.  Remove from heat and add peanut butter.  Stir until smooth.
4.  Pour over cereal and stir until well coated.
5.  Spread on two cookie sheets.
6.  Melt chocolate chips (or chocolate chips and cinnamon chips together) and drizzle over cereal.
7.  Melt butterscotch chips and drizzle over cereal.
8.  Let set and cool.  Then break apart and store in air tight container.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Broccoli Salad

3 heads of broccoli, chopped into small pieces
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 c craisins
1/2 c salted sunflower seeds
1 c mayonnaise
1 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp white vinegar
  • In a large bowl combine the broccoli, bacon, red onion, craisins, and sunflower seeds.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the broccoli salad and toss to coat.
  • Cover the salad and place in the refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Stir right before serving.
This is one of my FAVORITES!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Caramel Sauce

This recipe is from Jane Payne

2 cups light cream
2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 butter (no substitutions)
1 Tbsp vanilla

Cook: cream, sugar, corn syrup in a heavy sauce pan until boiling. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes then add butter and salt. Turn heat to low and boil gently, stirring often until temperature on candy thermometer reads 228 degrees. Remove from heat. cool slightly and add vanilla. cool until warm and put in jar. Store in refrigerator.

Chocolate Syrup

This is a recipe that we got from our next door neighbor Janet Hogsett. It is delicious!! perfect sauce for ice cream.

Mix together in a saucepan over medium heat:
2-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cocoa

Add 1 large can (12 oz) of evaporated milk to above mixture. stir constantly. bring just to boiling then remove from heat. Add 1 tsp vanilla.

Serve hot over ice cream

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Mexican Chef's Salad

I got this recipe from my girlfriend Laurel Noble Bateman when I was pregnant with Erik.  It is the recipe I used when our kids were growing up.  Make your own adaptations...

Brown: 1 pound Hamburger with diced onions 1/4 teaspoon salt, add 1 can (15oz) Kidney Beans and simmer for 10

1 head of lettuce
4 tomatoes

Toss with:
4 oz grated cheese
8 oz 1,000 island dressing (or Ranch) with Hot sauce to taste

When ready to serve:
Slice and add 1 large avocado
Mix in hamberger
Add one bag Doritos Corn Tortilla Chips or Corn Chips (crunched up)

Garnish with chips, avocado, and sliced tomatoes

Serve Pronto!

Keep everything cold.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Bundt Pan Rolls

This recipe is fast and easy via Danielle from Joleen Kooyman

2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 T yeast
2 eggs
2T oil
1T salt
7 cups flour, divided
1 cup butter

Combine water, sugar, and yeast.  Let bubble.  Add 3 cups flour, oil, salt, and eggs.  Mix well.  Add 4 cups flour and mix well.  Let rise until double.  Punch it down and divide into 2 pieces.  Melt the butter and put 1/2 in each bundt pan.  Roll out the dough as thin as possible.  Cut into circles. Dip into the melted butter and lay on top of each other like fallen dominoes.  Let rise 1 hour or until 1 inch from the top of the pan.  Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Dump onto a plate and serve.  Makes 2 pans.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Funeral Potatoes/Aunt Kathy's Potatoes

8 Med Potatoes - Boiled in the skin/peeled and grated
1 pint sour cream
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can milk
1 teas salt
1/4 grated onion sautee'd in butter (or rehydrated dried onions)
1 1/2 cups grated cheese
1/2 cup crushed flakes/2 t. butter for topping

Put in a 9x13 pan bake on 350 for 1 hour

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Annette Poth's Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup of butter - softened
2 eggs
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Cream together

2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 small package instant vanilla pudding (1/4 cup)
1 cup old fashioned oatmeal
1 cup quick oatmeal
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix well

Bake 350 degrees
12 minutes