Vanilla almond popcorn

Ingredients

8 qts popped corn (airpopped works better)
4 oz sliced almonds
2 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup butter or margarine
1 tbsp salt

2 tbsp butter vanilla (found at any gourmet or cake shop)
1/2 tbsp baking soda

How to prepare

Melt butter, sugar and corn syrup over low heat add salt and bring to a boil, Stirring occasionally after five minutes, quickly stir in butter vanilla and baking Soda pour half over corn and mix repeat bake at 250

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Sweet Potato Pecan Pie

Ingredients

1 (9″) unbaked pie shell
1 lb sweet potatoes, cooked and peeled (2 med)
1/4 cup margarine
14 oz sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp grated orange rind
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs

Pecan Topping
1 egg
3 tbsp dark corn syrup
3 tbsp light brown sugar, firmly packed
1 tbsp margarine, melted
1/2 tsp maple flavoring
1 cup chopped pecans

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350. In lg mixer bowl, beat hot sweet potatoes with margarine until smooth. Add remaining ingredients except pie shell and pecan topping ingredients; mix well. Pour into pie shell.
Bake 30 min.. Remove from oven; spoon Pecan Topping evenly over top. Bake 20 to 25 min. longer or until golden brown. Cool. Serve warm or chilled. Refrigerate leftovers. Pecan Topping: In sm mixer bowl, combine egg, corn syrup, brown sugar, margarine and maple flavoring; mix well. Stir in chopped pecans. Simply Delicious Desserts with Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk

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Provincial style stuffed eggs

Ingredients

6 hardcooked eggs
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp mayonnaise
6 to 8 oil cured black olives, pitted and chopped fine
1 clove of garlic, finely minced
2 anchovies, finely mashed
2 tbsp flat leaf parsley, finely minced

How to prepare

Cut a tiny little sliver off each end of the hardcooked egg cut eggs in half Crosswise in a sm food processor bowl combine egg yolks and all other Ingredients process until smooth Using a pastry bag outfitted with a lg decorator tip, pipe filling into the egg White mound the filling sprinkle filling with a bit of finely minced flat leaf Parsley

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Sirloin tips and mushrooms

Ingredients

1 1/4 lb sirloin, cubed
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 lb fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup water or beef broth
1/2 cup dry red wine
1 1/2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp cornstarch
1/2 cup whipping cream
chopped parsley

How to prepare

Coat a wide skillet with non-stick vegetable spray. Brown the meat. Add garlic as pieces brown, move them to a casserole dish that can be covered. Add 1/4 cup wine to the skillet. Saut’ mushrooms in the wine and add them to the casserole with the meat. Microwave the casserole, covered for 4 minutes, stirring each minute, on high. Remove from microwave, cover and bake in the conventional oven for 1 hour on 275

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Crockpot barbecue

Ingredients

1 1/2 lb. Boneless chuck, 1 1/2″ thick
1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
1/4 cup wine vinegar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup catsup

1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry or prepared mustard
1/4 tsp black pepper

How to prepare

Cut the beef on a diagonal, across the grain into slices 1″ wide. Place these in the crockpot. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over the meat, and mix. Cover and cook on low for 3 to 5 hours.

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Hash brown casserole

Ingredients

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 bag (2 pounds) frozen hash browns
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 cup cubed ham
10 eggs, beaten
Salt and pepper
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

How to prepare

Heat oil in a lg skillet. Add hash browns, onions and green peppers. Cook until potatoes begin to brown. Spray a 9 x 13 x 2″ baking dish with vegetable oil spray. Spread potato mixture in pan. Top with ham. Pour eggs over all and season with salt and pepper. Gently stir to coat all ingredients with egg. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake, covered, at 375

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Overnight eggnog french toast

Ingredients

8 slices egg or raisin bread
6 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups eggnog or buttermilk
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled
Maple syrup, as accompaniment

How to prepare

1 arrange bread in a single layer in a 13 x 9 x 2 -” baking pan
2 in a med bowl, whisk eggs until blended whisk in sugar, eggnog, nutmeg, cinnamon, and butter pour mixture over bread turn slices to coat cover with plastic Wrap and refrigerate overnight
3 preheat oven to 400f bake 10 mins turn bread over and bake until golden color, 5 Mins serve with maple syrup serves: 6.

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Blackberry cobbler

Ingredients

2 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
4 cup blackberries, picked over, rinsed & drained well
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 tbsp unsalted butter, cold, cut-up
vanilla ice cream

How to prepare

In a large bowl, stir together the cornstarch an 1/4 cup cold water until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries, and combine the mixture gently but thoroughly. Transfer to an 8″ cast-iron skillet. In a bowl, combine well the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1/4 cup boiling water and stir the mixture until it just forms a dough. Bring the blackberry mixture to a boil on top of the stove, stirring. Drop spoonfuls of the dough carefully onto the boiling mixture, and bake the cobbler on a foil lined baking sheet in the middle of a preheated 400

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Country style ribs & corn

Ingredients

2 1/2 lbs meaty country style pork ribs
3 tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp butter or margarine
4 medium potatoes, pared and sliced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
3/4 cup milk
1 can (16 oz) cream style corn
1 fresh tomato, diced
2 green onions, thinly sliced

How to prepare

1. Dust ribs with flour and sprinkle with garlic powder. Brown in heated butter in a heavy skillet.
2. Layer potatoes in a lightly oiled 13 x 9 baking dish. Sprinkle with salt, black pepper, onion and green pepper.
3. Pour milk over vegetables. Cover with the corn and top with the browned ribs, covering vegetables in a single layer.
4. Cover and bake at 350f for 30 minutes. Remove cover and bake 30 minutes longer or until ribs are tender and potatoes are done. Before serving, sprinkle with potato and green onions. Pork chops be can substituted. Can be made ahead, except for the baking, cover and refrigerate.

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Snickers cheesecake

Ingredients

1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
3 tbsp margarine, melted
24 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unbleached all-purp. Flour
3 large eggs
1/2 cup sour cream

1 tsp vanilla
1 cup mini snickers bars cut into chunks (about 16 mini-bars)

How to prepare

Combine crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 9″ spring form pan. Bake at 350

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