Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Cracker Dip

I got this recipe from The Friend a couple years ago. It is yummy!

1 8-oz bar cream cheese, softened
1/3 c. sour cream
1 t. green olive juice
1/4 c. sliced green olives w/pimentos
1/4 c. chopped green peppers
1/4 c. chopped red peppers

*Beat cream cheese & sour cream until smooth. Beat in olive juice. Chop olives/peppers and stir in. Serve with Triscuts or Wheat Thins. Also good with celery sticks!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Potato Soup

This is one of my favorites!

Potato Soup

½ lb Bacon
½ C. Chopped Onion
1½ C. Celery (chopped)
1½ C. Carrots (diced)
5 or 6 Potatos (diced)
Season to taste with Salt & Pepper, Onion Salt, and Celery Salt.
¾ C. Milk

Cut Bacon about ½ inch thick across slices and fry in large skillet. Drain grease, leaving about 2 tbsp. Put in onions and celery sauté until soft. Put this mixture into a large pot, add carrots, potatoes and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for a few hours until potatoes and carrots are cooked. Use masher to break up potatoes and add ¾ C. of milk.

Gingerbread Cinnamon Rolls

Perfect for this time of year, and sooooo yummy.

2 pkg active dry yeast (or 2 1/2 t.)
1/4 c. warm water
1/2 c. evap milk
1/3 c. molasses
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T. oil
1/2 t. salt
4 c. flour
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 T. sugar
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. ginger
dash nutmeg
2 T. butter, softened
white frosting
sugared cranberries

*Dissolve yeast in warm water and let stand for 5 min. Pour into mixer and add the following: milk, molasses, brown sugar, egg, oil, & salt. Whisk ingredients until combined & add flour. Turn onto floured surface & knead for five minutes. Cover & let rise until double. Combine sugars and spices for filling. Punch down dough and turn onto floured surface again. Let stand 10 minutes. Roll out into rectangle. spread softened butter on dough and sprinkle with filling mixture. Roll out and cut into 12 rolls - place them in a greased 9 x 13 pan. Let rise until double. Bake @ 350 for 25 minutes. While hot, frost with white frosting. For sugared cranberries, roll frozen cranberries in sugar.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Taco Soup

Taco Soup

4 cans of Beans (kidney, black, pinto, etc.)
1 can Tomato Soup
1 can Tomato Sauce
1 big can Chopped Peeled Tomatoes
1 packet Taco Seasoning
1 can Corn
1 1/2 lb Hamburger browned (I like to cook with onions)

Do not drain!
Mix everything together.
Add browned Hamburger.
Cook until done.

Tortilla strips

Coffee Cake

This is a family favorite!

Coffee Cake

1st Mixture:

2 1/2 c. Flour
1 c. Brown Sugar
3/4 c. White Sugar
1 tbsp. Nutmeg
1 tbsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Salt
3/4 c. Oil
Mix together. Then remove 3/4 c. and set aside for the topping.

2nd Mixture:
1 Egg
1 c. Milk
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 c. Vinegar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
Add to the 1st Mixture and stir until blended.

Grease 9x13 pan. Pour mixture into pan. Then sprinkle topping across the top.
Bake @ 350* for 30 - 35 minutes.

Great for Breakfast!!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This isn't a recipe, just a picture of our awesome Turkey. I have to brag on my husband just a little - he did it all by himself - even cleaning out the guts and putting the stuffing in. Thanks, baby!

Creamy Pumpkin Pie w/Cranberry Topping

I got this recipe from Family Fun Magazine. The only change I made was just doing cranberry sauce from scratch for the topping - which isn't hard at all. It's just 1 bag of fresh or frozen cranberries to 1 c. water and 1 c. sugar. The recipe is on the Oceanspray bag! It really is sooooo delicious. Make sure to top w/Cool Whip. Here is the link: