Minty Chocolate & Peanut Butter Grahams Recipe


Hey friends! I have decided that chocolate and peanut butter should become their own food group. I will add them near the bottom of the pyramid thingy so I get 10 servings a day. No, but seriously, you must make these minty-chocolate-peanutbutter-no-bake-grahams. Do it now. You will need: 8 graham crackers (1 sleeve) 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate-that's 6 squares in Bakers 3 oz white chocolate 1/2 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy) 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon pepermint green food coloring First, break graham crackers in half long-ways and lay in foil lined baking sheet. Then, combine semi-sweet chocolate and peanut butter … [Read more...]

DIY Gift: Biscuit Mixes


If you thought yesterday's homemade apple butter was killer, check out it's partner in crime... homemade biscuits. yum. Here's what you will need: 7 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup pastry or cake flour 1 cup Saco buttermilk powder 4 teaspoons salt 4 teaspoons sugar 4 tablespoons double acting baking powder 4 teaspoons baking soda (make sure it's fresh-check the date) 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) shortening (like Crisco) 1/2 cup (4 oz) unsalted butter Mix together all dry ingredients. Cut in shortening and butter to form a coarse, crumbly mixture. Kelli and I softened the butter and used a food processor to cut it and the … [Read more...]

Easy DIY gift: Homemade Apple Butter


Homemade apple butter is a super fun gift for the holidays. I am not a canner-type person, don't worry if you aren't either, it is crazy easy and doesn't require any of that fancy canning tool type stuff. You will need about 3 bags of apples, 2 red and 1 green.  I used gala for the red. Apple Butter: 2 to 1 mix of gala (red apples) and green apples. 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 3 cups white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 3 teaspoons cinnamon pinch of ground cloves You will also need a Crockpot, metal funnel, and pint jars Peel, core, and chop up apples, filling up your Crockpot to the tippy top.  Add the vinegar and bake on HIGH for 8 … [Read more...]

Soft Spice Biscotti

Good morning blog friends!   I thought you all might like this Soft Spice Biscotti recipe for your winter wonderland.  It's from a good friend in Kentucky, and it is soft and yummy! 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup sliced almonds 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 2 tsp water 2 large egg whites 1 large egg Mix all, set aside 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder Mix and add into wet ingredients from above Separate into 3 balls Roll each into a rectangle, about 3/4" thick Position on greased cookie sheet Bake at 375 for about 20-25 minutes, they will dry out fast, so don't over cook.  … [Read more...]

Caramel Corn Recipe: DIY Christmas Presents

  I always love food gifts, especially for guys or families. This Caramel Corn is extra yummy, easy, and cheap. Here is what you do:   Puffs: 1 - 7-8oz bag of puff corn curls (see picture above) place in a large roaster pan Caramel Sauce: 1/2 lb butter (not margarine) 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1. Mix all caramel sauce ingredients in a 2 quart saucepan and cook for 2 minutes 2. Add 1 tsp baking soda, it will get really foamy 3. Pour sauce over puffs and stir until mixed 4. Cook at 250 for 45 minutes, mixing every 15 minutes 5. Remove from pan and put on wax paper 6. Break apart with … [Read more...]