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14 November, 2017

Crock-pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock-pot Mashed Potatoes
Posted in : Christmas, Crockpot's, Easter, Holidays, Thanksgiving, Vegetable's on by : Tamra
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Ingredients 4 lb. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces 4 c. chicken stock 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, plus more for seasoning 1 c. sour cream 1/3 c. sliced fresh chives, plus more for garnish 1/2 c. warm milk Freshly ground black pepper Directions Cook potatoes, chicken stock and salt in a covered 4-
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11 October, 2017

Eye of Newt Deviled Eggs

Eye of Newt Deviled Eggs
Posted in : Appetizers, Entertaining, Funny, Halloween, Kid friendly on by : Tamra
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(makes 20 eyeballs) Ingredients: 10 large eggs, hard boiled 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon sour cream 2 teaspoons prepared mustard 1 teaspoon vinegar 1-2 teaspoons hot sauce (your favorite kind) Salt and Pepper to taste Blue, yellow and green food coloring Sliced olives Diced pimiento Red food coloring Preparation:

21 November, 2015

Lemon Snowball Cookies

Posted in : Christmas, Desserts, Entertaining, Holidays, Home tested, Pastries, Thanksgiving on by : Tamra
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Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 3 Tbsp cornstarch 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup (8 oz) butter, softened 2/3 cup powdered sugar Zest of 2 lemons (about 4 tsp) 2 tsp lemon extract 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup finely chopped almonds 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, for coating Directions In a mixing bowl whisk together
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10 November, 2015

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Posted in : Desserts, Entertaining, Halloween, Holidays, Thanksgiving on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS CRUST: 2cups graham cracker crumbs (from 14 graham crackers) 2tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted FILLING: 1.25-ounce envelope unflavored gelatin 18-ounce bar cream cheese, at room temperature 115-ounce can pumpkin puree 1cup sour cream 3/4cup granulated sugar 2teaspoons pumpkin pie spice 1teaspoon pure vanilla extract DIRECTIONS Make the crust: Heat oven
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10 November, 2015

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce
Posted in : Christmas, Dips / Sauces, Entertaining, Fruit, Holidays, Other, Sides, Thanksgiving on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 4cups fresh cranberries 2cups apple juice 3/4cup sugar 1/4teaspoon orange zest DIRECTIONS Place all the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and cook until the liquid has slightly thickened, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat, let cool, cover, and refrigerate in
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24 October, 2015

Caramel Appletini

Caramel Appletini
Posted in : 4th of July, Beverages, Entertaining, Fruit, Halloween, Holidays on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 2  oz. Smirnoff® Kissed Caramel 1.5  oz. apple juice 0.25  oz. lemon juice 0.25  oz. simple syrup HOW TO MIX Glass: Martini Glass Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain into martini glass. Garnish with thin apple slices and a caramel rim.

24 July, 2015

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail

Watermelon-Tequila Cocktail
Posted in : 4th of July, Beverages, Entertaining, Fruit, Holidays on by : Tamra
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INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup water 1/4 cup granulated sugar 8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound) 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 3/4 cups blueberries 3/4 cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, plus 8 sprigs for garnish 1 1/4 cups silver tequila Ice Directions In a small saucepan, bring the water to a simmer with the
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4 June, 2015

Grandma’s Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies

Grandma’s Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies
Comments : 2 Posted in : 4th of July, Christmas, Desserts, Entertaining, Fruit, Holidays, Home tested, Kid friendly, Snacks, The Family Recipe Box on by : Tamra
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Was going thru the family recipes and my eyes lit up as I came across this cookie recipe that I used to always beg my grandmother to make, Pineapple Oatmeal Cookies.   They were even a hit at the school parties. Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1 cup quick cooking oatmeal
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