Recipe of the Day: Scalloped Oysters

My grandmother made this every Thanksgiving… Apparently it was a traditional Cook Family recipe. While I wouldn’t eat it, I can still appreciate the history behind it. Scalloped Oysters 2 8-ounce cans oysters, drained, reserving liquor3 cups roughly crushed saltine crackers3/4 cup melted butter1/4 cup reserved oyster liquor3/4 cup milk1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less,Continue reading “Recipe of the Day: Scalloped Oysters”

Recipe of the Day: Halloween Mice Cheese Balls

Halloween Mice Cheese Balls 8 oz cream cheese, softened2 C (8 oz) pepper jack cheese, softened-or use whatever cheese you like1 1/4 C finely chopped smoked almondsjulienne carrots for tails32 sliced almonds, toasted, for earshot pepper jelly for serving, if desiredcrackers for servingMix the two cheeses.For each mouse: Shape 2 Tblsp into a mouse-ish body.RollContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Halloween Mice Cheese Balls”

Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Caramel Sauce

PUMPKIN ICE CREAM PIE WITH CARAMEL SAUCE Crust:1 1/2 cups crushed Gingersnaps (approximately 30 cookies))1/4 cup butter, melted Filling:1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon1 pint Vanilla ice cream, softened3/4 cup firmly packed Brown Sugar1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground Cloves1 cup fresh or canned pumpkin1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream — whipped SAUCE1 cup CaramelContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Pumpkin Ice Cream Pie with Caramel Sauce”

Recipe of the Day: Halloween Dinner in a Pumpkin

Halloween Dinner in a Pumpkin Medium sized pumpkin (4 pounds)1 &1/2 pounds lean ground beef1/3 cup chopped green pepper3/4 cup chopped celery3/4 cup chopped onion1 cup carrot, diced1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon pepper1/4 cup soy sauce2 Tablespoon brown sugar1 4-ounce can mushrooms1 8-ounce can of sliced water chestnuts1 can cream of chicken soup2 cups cooked riceBlackContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Halloween Dinner in a Pumpkin”

Recipe of the Day: Shrunken Heads in Cider

Shrunken Heads in Cider Ingredients2 cups lemon juice2 tablespoons coarse salt8 large Granny Smith apples32 whole cloves2 gallons apple cider2 (12-ounce) cans frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed2 cups spiced rum (optional) Directions1.Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, mix together lemon juice and salt; setContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Shrunken Heads in Cider”

Recipe of the Day: Soul Cakes

Soul Cakes At one time soul cakes were given to peasants as they went door to door begging. This was the beginning of trick or treating.The idea was that the “treat” was given to the beggar so that they would not play a trick or prank or worse, curse the homeowner. After receiving the cake,Continue reading “Recipe of the Day: Soul Cakes”

Recipe of the Day: Country Witch Eggnog

Country Witch Eggnog 1 cup apple cider3 cups milk2 eggs, beaten1/2 cup whipping cream1/2 cup sugar1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg2 tablespoons brandy Combine all of the ingredients in a large cauldron or pot and cook overmedium heat for 13 minutes. Pour the hot eggnog into mugs and top eachserving with fresh whipped cream (ifContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Country Witch Eggnog”

Recipe of the Day: Farmhouse Breakfast

Perfect for that first cold Autumn morning that there is frost on thepumpkins….. Farmhouse Breakfast Ham and Cheese Omelets Hash Browned Potatoes with Onion Oven-baked French Toast1/3 cup butter6 large eggs1-1/2 cups milk1-1/2 tablespoons powdered sugar1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 teaspoon cinnamon12 slices thick white bread Heat oven to 425 degrees. Have one oven rack in theContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Farmhouse Breakfast”

Recipe of the Day: Spicy Pumpkin Bread

I use to make this recipe constantly, about once a week from September until the end of December. It never lasted long. Spicy Pumpkin Bread 3 cups canned pumpkin puree1 1/2 cups vegetable oil4 cups white sugar6 eggs4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 1/2 teaspoonsContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Spicy Pumpkin Bread”

Recipe of the Day: Mulled Cranberry Brew

1 pint cranberry juice1 cup water3/4 cup sugar1 cinnamon stick6 whole cloves1/2 lemon peel, cut into strips3/4 quart (1 bottle) Burgundy wine2 tablespoons lemon juice Syrup can be made ahead. Combine cranberry juice, water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves and lemon peel in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer gentlyContinue reading “Recipe of the Day: Mulled Cranberry Brew”

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