Friday, September 19, 2008

White Chip Dip

  • 1 lb sausage
  • 1 green pepper (optional)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 (16 oz) carton sour cream
  • 2 ( 8 oz) packages cream cheese
  • 1 can sliced olives
  • 1 (4 oz) can green chilies
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • Tortilla chips

Saute sausage, chopped green pepper, and chopped onion. In crockpot add sour cream, cream cheese, sliced olives (drained), green chilies and diced tomatoes. Add meat mixture. Stir well. Keep Crockpot on low, stirring occasionally. Server with tortilla chips.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Choke Cherry Syrup

5 Cups Choke Cherry juice
3/8 cup Lemon juice
2 Tbls of powdered pectin
7.5 Cups of sugar

Put Choke Cherry juice in pan with a tsp of butter(to help with foaming). Add the pectin, lemon juice and sugar and heat until boiling. Boil hard for 90 seconds. Poor into jars. Invert jars for 5 minutes to help seal lids. Return to normal side up after 5 minutes.

Enjoy on pancakes, waffles or french toast!

Cheese Ball

1 pkg cream cheese, softened
1 pkg Hidden Valley Rance Dip Mix
Chopped green onion to taste
Milk -- to consistency

Roll into ball and refrigerate.
Serve with any crackers.

(I like to roll mine in slivered almonds or sunflower seeds!)

Cinnamon Twists

2 Cups warm water
1/2 cup powdered milk
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 Cup oil
2 Tbs yeast
1/4 Cup sugar
1 egg
5 or 6 cups flour

Combine yeast and warm water...let bubble. Add your other ingredients. Let raise in bowl for approx. 20 minutes. Put some oil on the counter where you plan to roll the dough out. Pat dough, with oil on hands, to a rectangle 12" wide and 20" long. Sprinkle sugar and cinammon down center third of the rectangle. Fold right third over sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle again and fold left third over the top. Grease large cookie sheet. Cut in 1" strips. Twist twice as you place each piece on the pan. Let raise on the pain about 30 minutes. bake in 375 degree oven for 12-14 minutes. Brush with glaze of powdered sugar, hot water and vanilla.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Rice Crispies

We can't have a party without these ;) I consider these a game time goody, although they are not an appetizer.
1 C. Sugar
1 C. Karo syrup
Heat and dissolve in a medium saucepan. When it just starts to boil, remove from heat and stir in:
1 C. creamy Peanut Butter
When PB is melted and mixture is smooth, pour mixture over
6 C. Rice Crispies
and mix until evenly coated.
Pour into a 9x13 pan and cool.
1/2 bag milk choc. chips
1/2 bag butterscotch chips
together (either in microwave or on stove top on low heat) and spread over rice crispies. Chill until topping is solid. ENJOY!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Game Time Goodies

Lil' Smokies--really good

2-3 bags of lil' smokies
1 jar of grape jelly
1 can of whole cranberries

Crock pot on high for 1 hour