Miscellaneous Recipes

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 […]

Chestnut Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten-free)

Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup golden brown sugar 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 egg 1 cup chestnut flour* 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1-1/4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips About 3 whole roasted and peeled chestnuts Directions: Preheat the oven to 350°F […]

Spanish Rice

Ingredients: 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
 1 cup instant brown rice
 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
 1/4 teaspoon oregano
 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes (can use Mexican style with green chilies)
 1/3 cup corn, (drain and rinse if using canned corn)
 1/3 cup black beans (drain and rinse if using […]

Cracked Pepper and Sea Salt Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients 2 cups pumpkin seeds 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 ½  tsp sea salt Fresh milled black pepper Directions Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Separate pumpkin seed from pulp. Do not wash seeds. Toss seeds, salt and oil together in a large bowl. Spread on a greased baking sheet.  Sprinkle with fresh cracked pepper. Bake […]

Grilled Apples

Ingrediants: 4 baking apples
 2 Tbsp. cinnamon
 2 Tbsp. sugar
 Aluminum foil sheets Directions: Preheat grill. Wash, dry and core apples. In small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar. Place each apple on center of aluminum foil sheet; spoon tablespoon cinnamon/sugar mixture into core, and wrap apple in foil. Place foil-wrapped apples in small foil pie […]

Tomato-Basil Relish

Ingredients: 4 tablespoons olive oil 3/4 pound tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped 6 large garlic cloves, minced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar Directions: Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add tomatoes and garlic. Sauté until tomatoes soften, about 5 minutes. Add basil and vinegar. Season with salt and […]

Maple Walnut Granola

Ingredients: 4 cups rolled oats    1 cup wheat germ 1 cup sesame seeds    1 cup coconut 1 cup chopped walnuts    1/3 cup oil 1/2 cup maple syrup 3/4 cup honey Directions: Preheat oven to 250°. Combine oats, wheat germ, sesame seeds, coconut and nuts. Add oil and stir until evenly distributed. Pour in maple syrup, […]

Gluten-Free Snack Mix

Ingredients: 8 cups popped popcorn 2 cups Koala Crisp cereal 1 package (5 ounces) dried cherries 1/3 cup butter, cubed 1/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: In a large ungreased roasting pan, combine the popcorn, cereal and cherries. In a small saucepan, melt butter. Add honey and cinnamon; cook and stir until heated […]

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