Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Holiday Wassail

I don't remember where I got this recipe, but I LOVE it. It's become a favorite for me especially around the holidays.

1 qt. apple juice
1 qt. orange juice
2 c. cranberry juice
2 tsp. lemon juice
1 can pineapple nectar
1 cup sugar
3-4 cinnamon sticks
8 whole allspice
Navel Orange Slices

Combine all ingredients in listed order to your crockpot (4 qt. or larger) and cook on low setting for about 4 hours or until heated to desired temperature. You may also cook it on high initially for an hour and reduce the heat to save time. This reheats well for 3 days.

Submitted by: Megan Colette

Monday, May 9, 2011

Chicken Enchiladas

Super simple and easy...took them to a neighbor recently and she loved them so much I thought I'd share

Chicken Enchiladas
2 cans cream of chicken soup
2 cups sour cream
1 can diced green chiles
1 can cooked chicken
olives (optional)

Mix together soup, sour cream, chiles and chicken. Set aside about 1/3 of filling. Spoon filling inside tortillas, sprinkle with a little cheese and olives (optional). Roll up and place in pan. Cover with filling set aside earlier. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Crock Pot Pulled Pork


I found this crock pot recipe online....it looks way nummy!!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (eggless)

This eggless version is made to eat unbaked.
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 to 6 tbsp. water
Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in the flour, salt, vanilla and chips. Add the water, one tablespoon at a time, until you have reached a cookie dough consistency. Makes 2 cups.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


I was at Macey's one day and they were handing out samples of this nummy salsa. I grabbed the recipe and thought I'd share.

5-6 medium tomatoes
1 bunch of green onions
1 small can tomato sauce
2 chopped jalapeno (3-4 if you like it hot)
3-4 fresh yellow banana peppers
1 bunch cilantro finely chopped
1 teaspoon garlic salt
salt to taste
pepper to taste

Cut tomatoes in halves and grate with a cheese grater down to the skin. Discard the skin. Chop peppers, onions and cilantro. Add to grated tomatoes. Add tomato sauce. Season to taste, chill and enjoy. May add diced avocados just before serving.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. melted butter
2 eggs
1 c. milk
pinch of salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Pour 2 Tbsp batter into pan and quickly tip so batter covers the bottom. Batter should be thin, add extra milk if too thick. Cook one minute and turn.

Fill with favorite toppings an enjoy!

Chicken crepes

Crepes (see recipe above)

Chicken filling
1 can (10 3/4 oz.) cream of mushroom soup
1 can (4 oz.) mushrooms
1 tsp. minced onion
1/2 c. sauted celery
2 c. chopped cooked chicken
1/2 c. chopped stuffed olives (optional)

Combine all ingredients. Spread 2-3 Tbsp. onto each crepe. Pour over the top a mixture of 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 c. sour cream. Sprinkle 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese over top. Bake at 375F for 20 minutes.

Dessert Crepes

Crepes (see recipe above)

strawberries & whipped cream
powdered sugar
butter & cinnamon sugar

Sunday, February 14, 2010


My favorite frosting for anything is cream cheese frosting.  It's super easy to make.

Cream cheese frosting
Did you know you can soften cream cheese in the microwave too?  If you need to soften the cream cheese and butter in the microwave.  Just don't melt them.  It will change the texture of your frosting.

1 cube butter, softened
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
powdered sugar

Mix butter and cream cheese together until smooth.  Add vanilla.  Mix in enough powdered sugar to get the consistency you want.  Usually around 4 cups but you can add whatever.  If you need more moisture you can add a tsp. of milk at a time until you have the right consistency.

Basic frosting

1/2 bag powdered sugar
2 TB melted butter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 TB milk (add a little at a time)

Stir until smooth.  Add food coloring to make fun colors.

Lion House chocolate frosting
Nice semi-rich frosting.  Tastes like fudge to me.

4 TB cocoa
3 c. powdered sugar
4 TB soft butter or margarine
2 to 3 TB milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix cocoa and powdered sugar in mixing bowl.  Add softened butter, milk, and vanilla.  Beat until smooth.

Other frosting ideas:

You can color corn syrup with some food coloring and paint cookies with it.  It makes the cookies shiny and is really fun for kids to paint.  It tastes alright too!  The syrup will dry pretty fast so they won't remain sticky.

You can make a thin glaze with powdered sugar and water/milk and drizzle over cookies.  You can also make a chocolate glaze by melting chocolate chips (add some butter or shortening if you need to thin out) and drizzle that over the top of the cookies.

Before you bake the cookies, you can add sprinkles or broken lifesavers and they will bake into the cookie.  That way you don't have to frost at all!