Friday, October 15, 2010


Idea #1

Idea #2

This is a great quick treat for parties or to put in bags to deliver to friends!


1 bag pretzels
1 pkg. M&Ms
1 pkg. Hershey "Hugs"

Place pretzels (We used the square kind) on baking sheet. Place a Hug on each pretzel and bake at 200 degrees for about 8 minutes (just watch for the Hugs to melt). Remove from oven and promptly place a couple of M&Ms on each pretzel, pressing into the melted chocolate. Allow to cool before serving. At room temperature, this takes SEVERAL hours. I would recommend making these the day before you plan on eating/delivering. You can put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process.

So fun even for young children to make!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

YUMMY Corn Chowder

Chipotle Corn Chowder

■2 slices Bacon, Cut Into 1/2-inch Pieces (or Smaller)
■2 Tablespoons Butter
■1-½ whole Yellow Onion, Diced
■4 Cups frozen corn that you buy from Costco.
■2 whole Chipotle Peppers In Adobo Sauce, Finely Diced
(With children i suggest maybe a half of a pepper in adobo sauce
but the pepper really makes this so awesome!)
■1 whole 4-ounce Can Diced Green Chilies
■32 ounces, fluid Chicken Broth
■1-½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream (I used 2 cups )
■½ teaspoons Kosher Salt (more To Taste)
■3 Tablespoons Corn Meal(I used 5 tablespoons)
■¼ cups Water
Preparation Instructions

Cook bacon and onion till bacon is done.
Add bacon pieces to a pot or dutch oven over medium heat. Cook for a couple of minutes. Add butter and melt. Add corn. Stir and cook for one minute. Add both kinds of chilies and stir.

Pour in chicken broth and cream. Add salt. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.

Combine cornmeal (or masa) with water. Stir to combine, then pour into the chowder. Cover and cook for 15 minutes over low heat. If chowder needs more thickening, add another tablespoon of cornmeal mixed with water. Cook for another ten minutes.

Serve with crusty sourdough bread from Kneaders! Soooooo Good!

This recipe is from Pioneer Woman Blog! Its a great recipe!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Yummy Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Mindy Powell

2 c white granulated sugar
2 c flour
1 t baking powder
2 t baking soda
2 t cinnamon
2 t nutmeg
1 t salt
4 eggs
1 1/2 c oil
1 29 oz can pumpkin

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together dry ingredients and beat slowly. Add wet ingredients and beat together until mixed well. Place in a well-greased 9x13 pan and bake for 50 minutes. Let cool and add cream cheese frosting.

1 8 oz package cream cheese
1/4 c butter
2 t milk
1 t vanilla
4 c powdered sugar

Let butter and cream cheese come to room temperature. Beat cream cheese, butter, milk & vanilla on low. Add powdered sugar on low slowly until smooth.
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