December 27, 2011

Happy Chanukah

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas filled with many sweet memories that will last a lifetime.
My family and I had an unforgettable Christmas this year and I could not have asked for more. Christmas is a very important remembrance of the wonderful birth of Jesus and I love to read the story of Christmas to my children and see there faces light up. This year my four year old was very interested in the manger scene and I was so touched that he wanted to know all about the birth of sweet, baby Jesus.
My family and I also observe all the Jewish holidays and this time of year we remember another miracle through the Chanukah story. If you have never read this story I encourage you to take a moment and read another miracle of Emmanuel.
Our Chanukah is filled with family fun


 and of course food!
             Pin It

I always make latkes and applesauce and would love to share the recipes I use.
Click on each link for the full recipe.

Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce

Stove Top Homemade Applesauce

Latke Recipe

December 20, 2011

Blueberry Muffins Topped with Crumble

Adapted From: To Die For Blueberry Muffins 

Christmas is almost here and company is on the way. Yikes! What is for breakfast?
How about blueberry muffins topped with crumble?!
You will win your family's heart with this wonderful breakfast.

         Pin It
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup + 3 TBS white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
5 TBS white sugar or brown sugar
2 TBS all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1-2 TBS cold butter, cubed
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup + 3 TBS sugar, salt, and baking powder.
In a small bowl whisk vegetable oil, egg, vanilla and milk; then mix with flour mixture.
Fold in blueberries.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 of the way and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.

To Make Crumb Topping:
    In a mixing bowl add sugar, flour, butter, cinnamon.
Cut in butter with a fork or pastry blender until you reach a crumble texture. If your butter is clumping just keep cutting in and you may need to add a bit more butter until you reach a crumble texture. Sprinkle over muffins before baking.
  Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.               
Enjoy :)

December 17, 2011

Snow Dust Brownies

Pin It

Looking for a great brownie recipe? This is the one you are looking for!

3/4 cup unsweetened coca powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
chopped pecans (optional)

1. Heat oven to 350 and grease and flour an 8in square pan. If you double the recipe use a 9x13 pan.

2. In a large bowl stir cocoa and baking soda. Add 1/3 cup of vegetable oil and boiling water. Mix until will blended and thickened. Stir in the sugar, eggs, and remaining oil. Finally add the flour, vanilla, and salt. Mix well until all of the flour is absorbed. Spread evenly into the pan.
(I added chopped pecans on half)

3. Bake in the oven for about 45 minutes, but always check at 30 min. Allow to cool before cutting. Once cool cut into squares and dust with powder sugar.

December 16, 2011

Cranberry & Brie Tartlets

This recipe has been moved to, click here for the full recipe!

December 9, 2011

Hamburger Veggie Soup

        Pin It 

This recipe has been moved to, click here for the full recipe!

Cinnamon & Sugar Butter

I love flavored butters; they bring pizazz to any dish!
This is my recipe for cinnamon & sugar butter.
It’s so easy you will be amazed :0)

What you need:
1 stick of butter at room temp.
1 ½ tsp McCormick Cinnamon Sugar

In a small bowl combine butter and cinnamon sugar. Blend well!
This delicious butter will pump up the flavor of cornbread, waffles, pancakes, and toast.
Refrigerate leftovers!

December 6, 2011

Snowman Pretzel Sticks

Christmas time is underway and the cooking has begun!
These snowmen pretzel are so much fun for the kids to make. The smaller ones will love to sprinkle red and green sugar crystals and the older ones will fun have dipping pretzels in the chocolate and decorating! This is a winter treat sure to please anyone from 1 to 99 :)
        Pin It

First I prepared all the candy on a sheet of wax paper for easy access.

Accessories for Pretzel Snowmen
Hats- gum drops and black jellybeans with a Twizzler rim
Eyes- mini chocolate chips
Nose- orange decorating icing
Mouth- black decorating icing
Scarf- pull a part Twizzlers
Buttons- round decorating confetti

You can easily change any of the candy accessories to fit your snowmen.

You will also need:
1 package of pretzel rods
white chocolate for dipping

This is a closer look at the jelly bean top hats with a Twizzler rim.

Melt white chocolate according to the package directions.

I used a spoon to smooth chocolate on the pretzel rods because they were too large to actually dip. Then place them on waxed paper and let the pretzels cool for a few minutes. Afterward, I allowed my little one to sprinkle sugar crystals and my older children were able to place the eyes and buttons.
Place the snowmen in the fridge for about 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

Use white chocolate as glue to place the hats on top of the pretzel stick.
Dip the gum drop and jelly bean hats in chocolate and then place the hats on top of the pretzel stick. Hold for a minute or until the hat is in place. Once the hats have harden in place, wrap Twizzler scarfs around the neck of the snowmen. Add the nose with orange icing and a smile with black icing.

You now have a wonderful treat that everyone will enjoy!

December 2, 2011

Chicken & Cornbread Dressing

This recipe has been moved to, click here for the full recipe!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...