Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving cookies

I have not been cooking a lot since going back to work but I have been saving a lot of recipes I hope to make before. I seen these today and thought they would be super cute to make.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This is such a wonderful idea.

With all they do for us this is a wonderful idea. If we all bought one or even a few for only $15.00 this could help make Christmas wonderful.

Monday, November 14, 2011

This is not a very good picture, I had to take it fast because they had already started eating it before it even got set out.
4 boxes cream cheese
1/8-1/4 cup finely minced onions
7 shakes or more Worcester sauce
2 shakes Tabasco sauce
1/2 pound ham finely chopped (or you can grate it)

Mix first four ingredients with 2 tablespoons of the ham. Form into a ball and roll in the remaining grated ham.
Sounds like Kristine cook like me and does not measure so she was guessing on this. This is the best cheese ball I have ever had. My son’s one request before he left for the Air Force was that Kristine make this cheese ball for him.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Gluten Free Four

This is from my friend Lisa..

    2 parts extra fine ground brown rice flour
  • 2/3 part potato starch (not flour)
  • 1/3 part tapioca flour (sometimes called starch)
  • That's it!
  • Then, for bread:
  • 1/3 part millet flour
  • 1/6 part sorghum flour
  • 1/6 part cornstarch
  • 1/6 part potato starch
  • 1/6 part tapioca flour
  • These are in the book Gluten-Free Baking Classics

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mock Champagne

2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled
1 (46 fluid ounce) can pineapple juice, chille
1(64 fluid ounce) bottle white grape juice, chilled

To make Ice ring: Fill a ring-shaped cake pan to 1/2 with ginger ale. Freeze until partially frozen. At this stage you can place edible flowers, or pieces of fruit around the ring. Fill pan with ginger ale and freeze until solid. Place in punch bowl just before serving. 
In a large punch bowl, combine 1 bottle ginger ale, pineapple juice and white grape juice.

Apple Punch

I will post pictures as soon as blogger will stop being a pain and let me.

3 (32 fluid ounce) bottles apple juice, chilled
3 (12 fluid ounce) cans frozen cranberry juice concentrate
3 cups orange juice
4-1/2 liters ginger ale
3 apple

In a large punch bowl, combine apple juice, cranberry juice concentrate and orange juice. Stir until dissolved, then slowly pour in the ginger ale.                Thinly slice the apple vertically, forming whole apple slices. Float apple slices on top of punch.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monte Cristo

My family loves Monte Cristo's so I figure I would make them. I have been really sick with not too much going on in the taste bud area but I think they were good. The family liked them, Danny even asked for another one. Jacob who hates cheese even ate it with the cheese, Danny just ate around the cheese. We also found out that strawberries dipped in raspberry jam taste pretty good also.
Monte Cristo's are a little bit messy to make but really easy. I bet these would do good if I cooked them a little and froze them then finished frying when needed.
So give these a try they are really easy and not much work at all.

6 slice cooked turkey
6 slice Swiss cheese
6 slice cooked ham
6 slice American cheese
6 slice wheat bread

1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1-1/3 cup water
1 large egg beaten
oil for deep frying

powdered sugar
red raspberry jelly

To assemble sandwiches: bread, turkey, Swiss cheese, bread, ham, American cheese, bread; cut in half diagonally. whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together to blend well. add water to the egg and add to the flour mixture mixing well. dip each sandwich half into the batter and deep-fry (oil must cover the sandwich) in oil pre-heated to 360 degrees until golden brown. remove from oil to paper towels. sprinkle with the powdered sugar. serve with warm or room temperature jelly.