Monday, November 29, 2010


4 Cups Sugar
1 Can Evaporated Milk
3 Large, 7 oz.Hershey Bars
2 Cubes Butter

~Butter a 9X13 pan.
~Break up chocolate bars in a large bowl. Add butter and set aside.
~In a sauce pan, add Sugar and milk. Bring to a rolling boil.
~Turn to med-high and stir constantly for exactly 10 minutes.
~Add to the bowl of chocolate and butter. Mix with an electirc mixer of some sort until all are smooth and melted.
~Add nuts at this point if you wish.
~Pour into a buttered 9X13 pan.
~Let set up in the fridge.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


1 Gallon Apple Juice
1 Can of Frozen Orange Juice concentrate
4 Cups of Water
2/3 Cup Sugar
2 Cinnamon Sticks
12 Whole Cloves
10 Whole AllSpice
Put in a crock pot or on stove top and heat, stirring occasionally. I put a 1/4 of the recipe in a hot cocoa maker. That works good if you have one of those.

If you buy the spices at a regular store you will pay WAY too much. I found them in bulk for a great price at Winco. For example at the grocery store I found the a bottle of 10 cinnamon sticks for for $3.89. At Winco I got them for about $2.50lb. Worth the drive, I would say.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

2 pie crusts
3 Cups pumpkin puree
6 large eggs
1 1/2 Cups + 2 Tbsp. packed light brown sugar
2 Tbsp. Corn Starch
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
3 Cups evaporated milk
whipped cream for serving

-In a large bowl add pumpkin puree, brown sugar, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, ginger, vanilla, nutmeg, eggs, and evaporated milk; whisk until combined.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and add the pumpkin mix to the 2 pie shells. Bake on rimmed baking sheets for 35-40 minutes. Bake until all but centers are set.
-Let cool completely on a wire rack and serve with whipped cream.

* Makes 2 pies. Recipe from Martha Stewart

Whipped Cream

There's nothing better than homemade whipped cream!

Whipped Cream

1 Cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 Cup granulated sugar
1/2 Tbsp. Vanilla

-Beat on high in your mixer for about 10-15 minutes. Refrigerate the extra and serve in hot chocolate or with pie or just eat it as is!
*Be sure your bowl and whisk is very clean and preferably cold for best results.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Chicken Cacciatore

This is a recipe I found from Pioneer Woman. It looked so yummy I had to try it is yummy!Chicken Cacciatore

1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp olive oil
flour for coating chicken
4 cuts of chicken skin-on
1 onion
1 bell pepper
3 cloves garlic
1 can tomatoes
3/4 C. cooking wine
1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1/4 tsp. turmeric
parmesan cheese

She gives you a step-by-step tutorial here. Enjoy!