Saturday, July 24, 2010

Honey Butter

1 c butter or margarine, softened
1/2 tub or jar of marshmallow creme
1/4 c  honey
1/4 c powdered sugar

Mix together well and refrigerate until it reaches the desired consistency.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Cheese Ball

2 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese
1 pkg (8 oz) cheddar cheese
1 T finely chopped onions
1 T chopped red bell peppers
2 t worcestershire sauce
1 t lemon juice
dash ground red pepper (cayenne)
1 c chopped pecans

beat cream cheese and cheddar cheese in small bowl with electric mixer until blended. Mix in all remaining ingredients except pecans.  Cover.  Refrigerate several hours or over night.  Shape mixture into ball and roll in pecans.  Serve with crackers.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Caramel Popcorn

2 c unpopped popcorn
2 c brown sugar
1 c margarine
1/2 c corn syrup
1/2 t salt
1 t vanilla
1/2 t baking soda

Pop popcorn and cool.  Remove unpopped kernels. In sauce pan mix brown sugar, margarine, white syrup, and salt.  Bring to boil and boil 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and baking soda.  Place popcorn in roasting pan and pour caramel over popcorn stirring thoroughly to coat all popcorn.  Bake 1 hour at 250, stirring every 15 minutes.  For chewier caramel corn, don't bake.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Cream Cheese Pinwheels

1-8 oz package cream cheese, softened
black olives, minced
1 small can of green chillis and/or jalepenos
green onion

Mix together the above ingredients (in amounts according to taste).  Spread generously on flour tortillas.  Roll tortillas up and cut into 1 inch pieces.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Mocha Latte

This recipe is not for the coffee conosur. It's just something I enjoy to save money.  It's pretty close to the real thing.

1/4 c strong coffee, hot
warm milk-enough to fill your coffee cup the rest of the way (you can use chocolate milk)
 **I just warm my milk in the microwave.
chocolate syrup, to taste (or caramel if you rather)

I always make this recipe with chocolate syrup because that's how the coffee houses make it.  But if you want a richer chocolate flavor, try chocolate milk.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Homemade Frappuccinos

Chocolate Ice Cream or Chocolate Milk
1/4 c Strong Coffee, cooled
Caramel Syrup
Ice Cubes
Whipped Topping (Optional)

Using the cup you will serve the drink in, fill the cup/glass 2/3 full with ice.  Put ice in blender, followed by coffee, Caramel Syrup (as much as desired) then about 4 scoops of ice cream.  If using chocolate milk, use 3/4 cup of ice, and add more ice to reach desired consistency.  Blend thoroughly until all ice is crushed.  It may take a few minutes.  Add more ice or milk to reach desired consistency.  To sweeten flavor, add more caramel syrup.  Top with whipped topping and drizzle with syrup for a perfect treat.

*It is important to use caramel syrup,  not chocolate, otherwise your flavor will be syrupy.  You can use vanilla ice cream or white milk to make only a caramel Mocha.  The Caramel add the right amount of sweetness without destroying the rich chocolate flavor.

*To get the right chocolate flavor, it is important to use chocolate milk or ice cream.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Ice Cream Cone Cakes

1box party rainbow chip cake mix

Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
24flat-bottom ice cream cones
1recipe frosting (or if you have to, store bought...yuck!)

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill each cup 2/3 full of batter (1 heaping tablespoon each). Place ice cream cone upside down on batter in each cup.

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake comes out clean (cones may tilt on batter). Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove paper baking cups. Generously frost cake with frosting, and decorate as desired. Store loosely covered.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Golden Grahams S'mores

1 stick of butter
1 bag of large marshmallows
1 box of Golden Grahams cereal (small box)
½ bag of mini marshmallows  (I actually omitted these the first time because I didn't have any, and it was still great!)
½ bag of milk chocolate chips
Grease a large mixing bowl and 9x13 pan.  In the greased large mixing bowl, microwave butter and large marshmallows for 3 minutes, stirring every minute, or until melted.  Mix in Golden Grahams until well coated with marshmallow mixture, let cool for a couple of minutes (otherwise chocolate chips will melt when stirred in).  Stir in mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.  Press into greased 9x13 pan, cool on the counter until set.