Rum-spiced cider

Ingredients

2 qts apple cider, preferably fresh and unfiltered
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
2 pieces (2″ each) cinnamon stick
12 whole cloves
12 allspice berries
2 cup dark rum
1/2 stick (4 tbsp ) unsalted butter, sliced into 8 pats (optional)
8 long cinnamon sticks, for garnish

How to prepare

In a nonreactive pan combine the cider, brown sugar, short cinnamon sticks, cloves, And all-spice set over medium-low heat, partially cover, and slowly bring just to a Boil, stirring occasionally and skimming any scum that forms on the surface Meanwhile, divide the rum among 8 lg mugs drop a pat of butter and a cinnamon Stick into each mug if desired strain the cider into the mugs and serve immediately Serve 8.

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Crockpot chicken parisian

Ingredients

6 med chicken breasts
salt & pepper
paprika
1/2 cup dry white wine or vermouth
1 can cream of mushroom soup
4 oz mushrooms, sliced, drained
1 cup sour cream, mixed with

1/4 cup flour

How to prepare

Sprinkle chicken breasts lightly with salt, pepper, and paprika. Place chicken in crock pot. Mix white wine, soup, and mushrooms until well combined. Pour over chicken. Sprinkle with a little more paprika. Cover and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. (on high: 3 to 4 hours) remove chicken and stir in sour cream mixture during last 30 minutes. Serve sauce over chicken with rice or noodles.

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Sour cream coffee cake

Ingredients

Streusel mix:
1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp cinnamon
2 tbsp melted butter
Cake mix:
1/2 cup soft margarine
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 cup flour
1/2 tbsp baking soda

1 tbsp baking powder

How to prepare

Mix streusel ingredients well and set aside cream the soft margarine, and add the Eggs and beat well add sugar and beat again, add sour cream beat all very well, and Set aside sift together (or stir together gently) the flour, baking soda, and Baking powder add – flour mixture to marg/egg/sugar mixture stir – gently until Well mixed add – 1 tbsp vanilla and stir in gently put – in a buttered and floured Pan first 1/2 of batter, then most (80 – 90%) of streusel mix, then rest of batter, Then rest of streusel mix on top (use a round pan with the tube/post whatever you Call it in the middle) preheat oven to 350, bake for 45 minutes

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Ultimate cheesecake

Ingredients

Cheesecake crust:
2 cups cinnamon graham crackers -ab 26
6 tbsp butter, melted

filling:
3 (8 oz pkgs) cream cheese, softened
1-1/3 cups sugar

3 eggs
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp grated lemon peel
2 tsp vanilla extract

topping:
2 cups sour cream

3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla

glaze:
1/2 cups sugar
1-1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cups water
1/3 cups fresh lemon juice
1 egg yolk
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp grated lemon peel

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350

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Perfect sugar cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder

How to prepare

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees f. Lightly grease baking sheets.
2. Combine butter and sugar in a bowl and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix the dry ingredients together and sift into butter mixture; stir until well-blended. Dough should be very stiff. Chill 1-2 hours.
3. Divide dough into quarters. Roll out one piece of dough to 1/4″ thickness on lightly-floured board. Dust top with flour and cut with cookie cutters.
4. Place cookies on a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are light brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
Prepared 12/19/94 by donata maggipinto, food & entertaining specialist for williams-sonoma. From: mike n maty

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Golden mushroom chicken thighs

Ingredients

6 chicken thighs
1 can golden mushroom soup

How to prepare

Pull the skin off the thighs. Rinse in cold water. Put in crockpot. Pour in one can of golden mushroom soup and 1 can water. Cook on high at least 4 hours or until chicken falls off bones. Remove bones. Yield: 3 servings

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Gourmet

Ingredients

1 head boston lettuce, washed, dried, & chopped fine
1/2 lb fresh spinach, washed, dried, & chopped fine
1 cup scallion, minced
2 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs, fine
1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup unsalted butter
2 tbsp pernod
1 tbsp anchovy paste
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
12 slices bacon, lean
36 lg oysters in shells
coarse salt for platters
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Shuck oysters, reserving liquor and bottom shells. Scrub and dry shells. In a bowl, combine lettuce, spinach, scallion, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, parsley, celery, and garlic. In a skillet, met butter over moderate heat and cook the spinach mixture, stirring for 1-2 minutes, or until greens are wilted. Stir in the pernod, anchovy paste, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Chill the mixture, covered, for 1 hour. In another skillet, cook bacon over moderate heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain, and then crumble it. Arrange one oyster in each of the reserved shells and moisten each with some of the reserved liquor. Spread half the spinach mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the oysters. Sprinkle bacon over each oyster. Top the bacon with remaining spinach mixture and sprinkle each with 1 tbs. Of remaining bread crumbs. Arrange oysters on an oven proof platters filled with coarse salt. Bake in the middle of a preheated 450f oven for 18 minutes or until bread crumbs are well browned. Garnish with parsley sprigs and lemon wedges and serve.

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Fantastic Hot Fudge Sauce

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups corn syrup
3/4 cup cocoa
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup butter
1 tsp Vanilla

How to prepare

In a saucepan, combine corn syrup, cocoa and salt. Stir constantly over med heat until mixture begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Makes 2 cups of sauce. Keeps well in the fridge and can be re-heated. Great with vanilla ice cream.

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Butter pecan turtle bars

Ingredients

Crust:
2 cups flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup pecan halves
Caramel:
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate chips

How to prepare

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crust: combine flour sugar and butter; mix well. Pat firmly in 9×13 pan; sprinkle pecans on top. Caramel layer: in a heavy saucepan over med heat cook butter and sugar, stir constantly; boil 1/2 – 1 minute. Pour evenly over crust. Bake 18 – 22 minutes or until layer is bubbly. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Allow to melt 2 – 3 minutes; swirl for marble effect. Cool completely before cutting. Makes 3 – 4 dozen.

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