Friday, October 31, 2014

Pumpkin in Cheese Balls

Pumpkin in Cheese Balls
Makes 12-15

2 ( 8 ounces) Packages cream cheese, Softened
2 (8 ounces) packages sharp cheddar, grated.
1 (1 ounces) envelope ranch style salad dressing mix
1 ( 3 ounces) package real bacon pieces 
8 pretzel rods 
1 ( 7 ounces) bag crispy potato sticks 

  1. In a bowl, combine cream cheese, chedder, and dressing mix. 
  2. Beat with a electric mixer until creamy. 
  3. Stir in packages of bacon pieces.
  4. Lightly grease a 6 cup mini flute pan.
  5. Press cheese mixture evenly into each cup.
  6. Cover and refrigerate 4 hours 
  7. Gently loosen edges of cheese with a knife.
  8. Invert pan into serving platter. 
  9. Break pretzel rods to desired length and put in center of pumpkins to make the stem. 
  10. Surrounded pumpkins with shoestring potatoes to make the hay around
  11. serve with crackers and crispy potato sticks. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Popcorn Balls

Popcorn Balls
Makes about 14 pop cornballs

2 Cups Sugar
1 1/3 cups of Water
1/2 cups of Light corn syrup
1 teaspoon Vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
18 Cups of Popped Corn

  1. In a medium saucepan combine Sugar, water, Syrup, Vinegar, and salt.
  2. Cook over high heat until mixture reaches 255 F degree (hard-ball stage) on a candy Thermometer.
  3. Stir in Vanilla. 
  4. Pour over popped corn, tossing gently to coat. 
  5. When mixture is cooled enough to handle, press popcorn into 3 inch balls.
  6. Cool completely on wax paper. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scary Monster Eyes

Scary Monster eyes
makes up to 4 dozen
Can be frozen up to one month

1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter, soften
2 cups creamy or crunchy Peanut Butter
1 cup crushed Frosted Flakes Cereal
1 (16oz) box of Confectioners Sugar
2 (16oz) packages Chocolate Candy Coating melted
1 Cup of frosted toasted oat cereal.
Red gel icing

In a large bowl, combine butter and peanut butter.
beat with a electric mixer until creamy
Gradually beat in crushed cereal and Confectioners sugar.
Cover and Chill for 4 hours.
Shape peanut butter mixture into 1 inch shaped balls.
using a skewer or toothpick, dip peanut butter balls in melted candy coating.
Place on wax paper and place 1 roasted cereal o on hole from toothpick to make the center of the eye.
Repeat procedure with remaining peanut butter balls, candy coating and frosted cereal o and decorate the surface with squiggles of red gel icing.
Store monster eyes in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Cranberry Butter

Cranberry Butter

Makes about 1 cup 

1 cup of Butter Soften.
3 tablespoons Confectioners Sugar.
2 Tablespoons Cranberry Preserves.

In a medium bowl, beat butter until creamy.
Mix in Sugar and Preservers.
Cover and Chill.
Bring to room temp before Serving.

Pumpkin Sandwiches

Pumpkin Sandwiches

Makes 12 Sandwiches

1 1/2 cups of mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons prepared mustard
1 (3 ounces) package real bacon Pieces
24 slices wheat bread
1/2 pound thinly slices deli turkey
1/2 pound thinly slices deli ham
12 Slices American cheese

  1. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, and bacon pieces.
  2. Spread evenly over each bread slices.
  3. Top 12 of prepared bread slices with 1 thin slice turkey, 1 thin slice ham, and 1 slice cheese.
  4. Top sandwiches with remaining prepared bread.
  5. Cut each sandwich with a pumpkin cutter.
  6. Discard sandwich scrapes. 

Monster Mash

Monster Mash 
Makes 10-12 servings 

2 (20.5 ounce)  Cans re fried black beans 
1 (10 ounce) can tomatoes and green chilies drained
1 Tablespoon taco seasoning
2 cups shredded Colby jack cheese blend
tortilla chips for serving 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly grease a 2 quart baking dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients.
  4. Spoon into prepared backing dish.
  5. Bake 35-45 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
  6. Serve with chips.

Candy Buggy Mix

Buggy Mix
Makes 7 1/2 Quarts

8 cups crispy corn cereal squares
8 cups crispy rice cereal squares 
6 cups frosted toasted oat cereal
1 (16 ounces) bag pretzel nuggets
1 (16 ounces) bag candy corn 
1 (14 ounces) bag orange and black candy coated chocolate pieces 
2 (24 ounces) packages white chocolate candy coating melted
Orange and Black sanding sugar

  1. In a large roasting pan or large bowl, combine cereals, pretzels, candy corn, and candy coated chocolate pieces.
  2. Pour melted candy coating over mix, tossing gently separating. 
  3. Sprinkle with Orange and Black sanding sugar. 
  4. Let cool.
  5. Store in a  airtight container

Monday, October 27, 2014

Slime Limey Punch

Slime Limey Punch
Makes 1 Gallon

4 Cups Water.
2/3 Cups Presweetened Powdered instant Limeade drink mix.
1 (12 oz) Can Frozen Limeade, Concentrate thawed.
1 (2 liter) Bottle Ginger Ale, Chilled.

  1. In a large pitcher, Combine Water and Drink Mix.
  2. Stir in Limeade concentrate: Chill
  3. Add Ginger Ale just before serving

Chocolate Cake in a jar

Chocolate Cake In A Jar

Makes 5 Jars

2 Cups all purpose Flour.
2 cups Sugar.
1 teaspoon Baking soda.
1/4 teaspoon Salt.
2/3 Cup of Butter, Melted.
1/2 cup Water.
6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder.
1/2 Cup Buttermilk.
2 large Eggs beaten.
1 Teaspoon Vanilla extract.

Preheat oven 325 degrees.
Brush 5 (12oz) sterilized canning jars with melted shortening
Place Jars on a baking sheet. Set Aside
In a Large bowl, Combine Flour, Sugar, Baking Soda, and Salt.
In another bowl Combine butter, Water, and Coca powder. Wisk until smooth.
Add Butter mixture to Flour mixture whisking to combine well.
Stir in Buttermilk, eggs, and Vanilla. Wisk until smooth.
Evenly divide batter between jars, filling each jar half full.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a wooden pic inserted in center comes out clean.
Using kitchen towels, remove one jar at a time from oven, and carefully place lid and ring on each.
Screw lids on tightly.
Cool Jars on counter top.
Once Jars have sealed, Store them in a cool place for 1 year.

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Jolly Rancher Martini - Adult drink

Jolly Rancher Martini Adult drink

Watermelon Jolly Rancher.
1tsp Grenadine
2oz Watermelon Vodka
Crushed Ice
Martini Glass
6oz Whit Cranberry Juice
1TBS. Margarita Mix
Limeade Concentrate

  1. Place 1 Watermelon Jolly Rancher in a Martini Glass rimmed with crushed jolly rancher
  2. Add 1tsp. Grenadine. 
  3. In a shaker with crushed ice, Combine 2oz Watermelon Vodka, 6oz White Cranberry Juice and 1TBS Margarita mix or limeade concentrate.
  4. Shake well
  5. Strain in Martini Glass
  6. Garnish with melon ball and lime zest
  7. Serve Immediately

Snickers - tini Drink - Adult Drink

Snicker-Tini - Adult Drink

2Tbs Choclate Syrup
2tsp. Peanut butter
Martini glass
Crushed Ice
1/4 Half and half.
3/4oz. Irish Cream Liquor
Chocolate Liqueur
Caramel Vodka
Snicker candy bar in to slices 

  1. Mix 2Tbs. Chocolate syrup and 2 tsp. Melted peanut butter. 
  2. coat Martini glass rim with mixture
  3. Drizzle any remaining into glass. 
  4. In shaker with crushed ice, combine 1/4 cup half and half and 3/4oz each Irish cream liquor, Chocolate liqueur and Caramel Vodka. 
  5. Shake well, strain in to martini glass.
  6. Garnish with skewered slices of snickers candy bar pieces
  7. Serve immediately

Almond Joy Martini - Adult drink

Adult Drink
Almond Joy Martini 

2tsp Chocolate syrup
Martini Glass
Coconut Shredded
1 1/2oz Amaretto Rum
1oz White Chocolate Liqueur
1tsp Cream of Coconut
Whole Almonds
Whipped Cream - Optional

  1. Pour 2tsp. Chocolate syrup into martini glass rimmed with shredded coconut, if desired.
  2. In shaker with crushed ice, Combine 1 1/2oz Amaretto Rum, 1oz White Chocolate Liqueur, 1tsp cream of coconut. 
  3. Shake Well and Strain into Martini Glass. 
  4. Garnish with whipped cream and Whole Almond
  5. Serve Immediately

Peppermint Patty Martini - Adult Drink

Peppermint Patty Martini - Adult Drink

3/4oz Chocolate Vodka
Green creme de menthe
Ice crushed
Mini peppermint patty
Mint sprig
1/3 cup of Vanilla creamer or melted vanilla bean ice cream
Martini Glasses

  1. In a Shaker with Ice, Combine 3/4oz Chocolate Vodka
  2. Green Creme de menthe and 1/3 cup of Vanilla or melted vanilla bean ice cream.
  3. Shake well and strain into Martini Glass.
  4. Drizzle melted dark chocolate in spiral shape on top of drink if desired. 
  5. Garnish with mini peppermint patty and mint sprig.
  6. Serve immediately

Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples

Makes 8 Apples

2 (14 ounces) Bags individually wrapped caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup Heavy whipping cream
8 Wooden sticks
8 large Apples

  1. In a microwave - safe bowl, combine caramels and cream. 
  2. Microwave on high for 30 second intervals, string after each, until caramels are melted and smooth. 
  3. Firmly press 1 wooden stick in top of each apple.
  4. Dip apples into caramel, using the stick as a handle. 
  5. Let excess caramel drip back into bowl. 
  6. Place apples on parchment paper to cool.

Spooky Crispy Bats

Spooky Crispy Bats
makes about 2 dozen

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
40 marshmallows
7 cups cocoa crisp rice cereal
red cinnamon candies
Black sanding sugar
red gel icing

  1. In a large saucepan melt butter over low heat.
  2. add marshmallows, string until melted and smooth. 
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. add cereal, string well to coat. 
  5. Spoon mixture into a lightly greased 15x11x1 inch jellyroll pan. 
  6. press down lightly
  7. Sprinkle with black sanding sugar. 
  8. Let mixture cool 20 minutes. 
  9. invert pan onto wax paper. Sprinkle this side with black sanding sugar.
  10. Let cool 2 hours.
  11. Cut out, using a bat shaped cutter. 
  12. to make bat eyes, adhere red cinnamon candies using red gel icing. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Sesame Noodles

Sesame Noodles

Seasame Noodles
10 minutes to cook
Serves 8
4 cloves Garlic
4 Green Onions whole thin
1/4 cup Soy sauce
12 fl oz Noodles, thin cooked and drained
1/2 tsp Chili oil, hot
2 tbsp Sugar
4 tbsp Canola oil
2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
3 tbsp Sesame Oil, Pure
Chicken breast opitional
Cook the noodles soft and drain, keep warm.
Chop up garlic.
Add sugar to soy sauce.
Throw in the garlic and rice vinegar.
Now add sesame oil.
Add chili oil.
Now add Canola oil.
Stir in sauce onto noodles.
Gently toss noodles.
Top off with onions.
You can also chop up 1 chicken breast and top off with chicken as well – opitional

Blueberry Thirst Quenchers

Blueberry Thirst Quenchers

Blueberry Thirst Quencher
6 cups of Blueberry juice cocktail – chilled
3 cups Lemon-Lime soda chilled
9oz Blueberry-flavored Vodka – chilled
Crushed Ice
1cup fresh Blueberries
1 cup sliced Mango
In a large pitcher combine the juice, soda and vodka.
Serve over ice.
Garnish with Blueberries and Mangos

Summertime Tea

Summertime Tea
15 min prep + Chilling
18 Serving’s (3/4 cup each)
14 Cups of Water, Divided
6 Individual black tea bags
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cups thawed frozen Orange juice concentrated
3/4 cup thawed frozen lemonade concentrated
1 cup tequila,
Optional fresh mint leaves and or lemon and lime slices
1. In large saucepan, bring 4 cups water to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Add tea bags.
Cover and steep for 3-5 minutes
Discard tea bags
2. Stir in the Sugar, Concentrates and remaining water.
Add tequila.
Refrigerate until chilled.
Garnish with mints lemons and limes

Sweet Chipotle Pretzels

Sweet Chipotle Pretzels
1 Egg White
1tbsp Water
1/2cup packed Brown Sugar
1 1/2tsp gound Cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground Allspice
1/8tsp ground Chipotle Pepper
4 cups of minuture Pretzels
Whisk 1 Egg white with 1tbsp Water
add 1/2 cup packed brown Sugar, 1 1/2tsp ground Cinnamon, 1/4tsp ground Allspice
and 1/8tsp gound Chipotle Pepper.
Pour over 4 cups of minute Pretzels
Stir untill coated
Place Pretzles onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Bake for 350 degree for 10-12mintues or until crisp.
Makes 4 cups

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

Active Time: 10 min
Total Time: 20 min
Serves 4
4 center – cut Pork Chops
2 Delicious Apples Diced
1 Medium Onion Sliced
2 tsp. Minced thyme
1 cup Apple Cider
1 tbs Cider Vinegar
Pinch of ground Cinnamon
2 Tbs Dried Cranberries
2 pkgs (8.8oz each) 90 second rice blend
1/2 cup Peas (optional)
  1. In skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat, cook Pork Chops 6 minutes or until done, turning once.  Remove, Set aside.
  2. Add apples, Onions, and Thyme. Cook for 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Add Apple cider, Vinegar, Cranberries and Cinnamon. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Add Rice blend and peas. Cook for another 2 minutes or until heated through, stirring.
  5. Season with some salt and pepper (optional)
  6. Return Pork Chops and accumulated juices to skillet. Heat another 2 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookie

Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups flour
2 tea baking soda
1 tea salt
1 package butterscotch morsels (11 ounces)
1 cup chopped pecans
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. line sheets with sprayed oil and then floured
3. In a large bowl, beat butter and Brown sugar until creamy.
4. add eggs and Vanilla until fluffy
5. In another med bowl combine flour, oats, baking soda, and salt.
6. mix completely then throw in morsels and pecans.
7. drop cookies by a tablespoon 2 inches apart on to baking sheet.
8. bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly brown.
9. let cool on pan for 2 minutes.
10. remove from sheet and store or eat.
Makes 4 1/2 dozen