Miscellaneous Recipes

Wassail

Ingredients: 2 qt. apple juice 1 pt. cranberry juice 3/4 cup sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tsp. allspice 1 sm. orange 5-8 whole cloves Directions: In a large crackpot, combine juices and sugar. Mix well. Add cinnamon sticks and allspice. Poke cloves into the orange and add to mixture. Cook on high for 1 hour, […]

Homemade Creamed Corn

Ingredients: 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen corn kernels, thawed 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup whole milk 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Directions: In a skillet over medium heat, combine the corn, cream, salt, sugar, […]

Mom’s Baked Beans

Ingredients: 1 lb. dried Navy or Great Northern beans 3/4 lb. lean, salted pork, cut into 1″ squares 1 lg. onion, rough diced 1/2 cup black molasses 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 cup ketchup 1 tsp. vinegar 1 tsp. nutmeg 1 tsp. ginger 1 tsp. mustard Directions: Soak beans overnight in water (keep water), in […]

Homemade Granola recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups rolled oats (extra thick ) 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. course kosher salt (omit if adding salted nuts, pretzels, etc) 3 T canola oil 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1 t. vanilla extract 1/2 cup mixed nuts (or your choice) 3/4 cup dried fruit (or your choice) Directions: Preheat […]

Field Corn Heating Pad

Ingredients: 6 cups dry field corn (approximate) 1 or 2 sticks cinnamon, cut up in pieces Whole Cloves (just a couple) 1 hand towel Directions: Fold your hand towel in half lengthwise and sew all 3 open sides together to form a sack, leaving a 1 to 2 inch opening along one edge. Very carefully, […]

Chocolate Buttercream Cherry Candies

Ingredients: About 48 maraschino cherries, with stems, well drained 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup Cocoa powder or Dark Cocoa 1 to 2 tablespoons milk, divided 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract WHITE CHIP COATING (recipe follows) CHOCOLATE CHIP DRIZZLE (recipe follows) Directions: Cover tray with wax […]

Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Ingredients: 1/2 cup ground almonds
 1/2 cup ground oatmeal
 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
 1/4 cup almond oil
 1 tsp. vanilla extract
 Small containers with lids Directions: Combine all ingredients using a spatula in a large bowl until well blended. Mix should have a paste-like texture. If it is too dry, add more oil […]

Spicy Cocoa Glazed Pecans

Ingredients: 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar , divided 1 cup water 1-1/2 cups pecan halves or pieces 1 tablespoon cocoa powder 3 to 4 teaspoons chili powder 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray shallow baking pan with vegetable oil spray. Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and warm […]

Chewy Cocoa and Peanut Butter Treats

Ingredients: 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) Peanut Butter Chips 1/4 cup cocoa powder 2 tablespoons butter or margarine 6 cups crisp rice cereal Directions: Butter 13x9x2-inch pan. Stir together corn syrup and brown sugar in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture […]

Chocolate Mints

Submitted by Marlys B. Ingredients: 1 pkg. chocolate almond bark 8 oz. pkg. choc. chips 4 oz. unsweetened choc. squares 1 tsp. peppermint extract Directions: Melt together and mix well. Drop by tsp. onto waxed paper.

“Egg Nog” White Chocolate Bark

Ingredients: 4-1/2 pkg.  (4 oz. each) White Chocolate (18 oz.), chopped 1 can  (6 oz.) Pistachio Lovers nut mix 1/2 cup  dried cranberries 1/2 tsp.  vanilla 1/4 tsp.  ground nutmeg Directions: MICROWAVE chocolate in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 2 min. or until almost melted, stirring every 30 sec. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Balls

Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter 1/2 cup Creamy Peanut Butter 1/4 cup milk 3-2/3 cups powdered sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups finely chopped peanuts 1-1/2 cups Semi-Sweet or dark Chocolate Chips 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil) Directions: Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil; butter […]

Hard Candy Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup light corn syrup ¾ cup water 1 dram (1tsp.*) flavoring, any flavor liquid food coloring (as desired) Powdered sugar (optional) Use of a candy thermometer is recommended Directions: Have all ingredients and tools assembled and within easy reach of the stove. The use of metal spoons and measuring […]

Almond Butter Toffee

Ingredients: 2 cups sliced or slivered almonds 3 sticks (1-1/2 cups) unsalted butter 2 cups granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 3 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 teaspoon LorAnn Pure Madagascar Vanilla Extract 1/2 teaspoon LorAnn Almond Emulsion, optional 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped (can use chocolate chips) Directions: Toast almonds in a 350°F. […]

Classic Caramels

Ingredients: 2 cups granulated cane sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup half and half 1 cup milk 1 cup butter 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract Whole pecans (optional) Course-ground sea salt (optional) Directions: Butter a 9 x 13 inch pan. Combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup, half […]

Crockpot Candy

Ingredients: 32 oz. dry roasted peanuts 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips 4 oz. German’s sweet chocolate (Baker’s Brand) 32 oz. white chocolate candy chips (Hershey’s vanilla) Directions: Layer in order in the crock-pot, do not stir. Cook on low for 2 hours. Do not stir and do not take the lid off during cooking. When […]

Homemade Tatertots

Ingredients: 1/3 cup onion, chopped 1 Tablespoon tomato paste 1 Tablespoon margarine 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup cooked mashed potatoes 1/2 cup whole grain bread crumbs 1 cup cooked brown rice 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Directions:   Put margarine in pan and heat until melted.  Add onions and saute onions until you can almost […]

No Fail Pie Crust

Ingredients: 3 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup shortening (Not butter!) 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon vinegar About 6-7 tablespoons ice water Directions: Combine dry ingredients and cut shortening in with a pastry blender or two knives. In electric blender: mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to other ingredients, stirring […]

Baked Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients: 5 sweet potatoes (cooked) 4 apples 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup margarine 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 cup hot water 2 tablespoons honey Directions:   Boil 5 sweet potatoes in water until they are almost tender. After the sweet potatoes cool, peel and slice them. Peel the apples. Remove the cores, […]

Country Style Potato Salad

Ingredients: 3 potatoes (medium) 1 cup celery (chopped) 1/2 cup onion (minced) 1 cup peas (frozen) 1 tablespoon mustard (prepared) 1/2 cup mayonnaise, low-fat 1/2 cup yogurt, non-fat plain black pepper (fresh cracked, to taste) lettuce and tomato (Garnish:) Directions:   Wash potatoes, leave skin on and cut in bite-size chunks. Place in pan and […]

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