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Vampire Blood with Bugs

Vampire Blood with Bugs

Items you will need:

4 fresh or frozen strawberries
1/2 cup whipped topping or 1/4 cup milk
2 Tablespoons Strawberry syrup
1/4 cup whole Blueberries
Red licorice Stick
1 Tablespoon Chocolate Sprinkles

Mix all together and serve.

October 27, 2006 Posted by | Candy, Candy Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Events, Famous Recipes, Food, Fruits, Halloween, Halloween Recipes | Leave a comment

Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

Cranberry-Pumpkin Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup solid pack pumpkin puree
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup cranberries
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon orange zest
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Grease cookie sheets.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Beat in vanilla, egg and pumpkin.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; stir into mixture until well blended.
Cut the cranberries in half and stir into mixture along with the orange zest and walnuts.
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.

October 24, 2006 Posted by | Dessert, Events, Famous Recipes, Fruits, Halloween, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Recipes, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Citrus and Cottage Cheese Salad

Citrus and Cottage Cheese Salad

2/3 C. nonfat or low-fat cottage cheese
1 tsp. honey
1 1/2 tsp. sliced almonds, lightly toasted and chopped (plus extra
for
garnish)
1 orange, peeled and segmented
1 kiwi, peeled and sliced into rounds

Lightly mix together the cottage cheese, honey and almonds. On a plate or in a shallow bowl, arrange a layer of fruit and top with a spoonful of cottage cheese mixture. Repeat one more layer. Garnish with extra almonds.

Variation: You can substitute an 8 oz. container of prepared citrus
segments for the fresh fruit. Makes 1 serving.

October 19, 2006 Posted by | Cheese, Food, Fruits, Lunch, Meals, Salad Recipes, Salads | Leave a comment

Apple Pie Coffee Cake

Apple Pie Coffee Cake

1 (18.25 ounce) box spice cake mix
1 (21 ounce) can apple pie filling
3 eggs
3/4 cup regular or fat-free sour cream
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Glaze:
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons whole or fat free milk

Set aside 1 tablespoon cake mix. Set aside 1-1/2 cups pie filling.

In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, sour cream, water, oil, extract and
remaining cake mix and pie filling. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
Pour half of the batter into a 10-inch fluted tubepan coated with
nonstick cooking spray.

Combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and reserved cake mix; sprinkle over
batter. Spoon reserved pie filling over batter to within 3/4 inch of
edges; top with remaining batter.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 40-50 minutes.

October 17, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Cake Recipes, Christmas, Coffee Cake, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Events, Fruit Recipes, Recipes, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

CARAMEL APPLE CRUMB PIE

CARAMEL APPLE CRUMB PIE (WITH PECANS)
MAKES: 12 SERVINGS

11 oz pkg pie crust mix
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/4 cup flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, melted
3 pounds apples, cut into slices
1/3 cup caramel sauce

Place baking sheet in oven. HEAT OVEN TO 375°. Combine crust mix, 1/4 cup
pecans, and 1/3 cup water until dough forms. Shape into disk. On floured
surface, roll dough into 11 inch circle, fit into 9 inch pie pan. Trim and
flute edges. Prick bottom with fork and refrigerate 10 min. In bowl, combine
1 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and remaining pecans. Stir in
butter, toss mixture until crumbs form. Set aside. In another bowl, combine
apples with remaining sugar, flour and cinnamon. Spoon filling into pie
shell, top with pecan crumb mixture. Bake on hot baking sheet 1 hour 45 min.
or until filling bubbles. Cool. DRIZZLE WITH CARAMEL SAUCE JUST BEFORE
SERVING.*

October 17, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Christmas, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Events, Famous Recipes, Fruit Recipes, Fruits, Halloween, Pie Recipes, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Chunky Apple Cake

Chunky Apple Cake

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups chopped peeled tart apples

BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE:
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs,one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, cinnamon,nutmeg,salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well (batter will be stiff). Stir in apples until well combined. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking dish. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned and springs back when lightly touched. Cool for 30 minutes before serving. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted. Gradually add cream. Bring to a slow boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Serve with cake. (12-14 servings)

October 17, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Cake Recipes, Cooking, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Fruit Recipes, Fruits, Recipes, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coated Apples

Chocolate Peanut Butter Coated Apples

A new, delicious twist on the traditional caramel apple! These are ideal for fall when you have an overabundance of apples, but don’t discount them for other holidays and occassions! Simply change the color of the sprinkles or other decorations to fit the season or event.

Editor’s note: For children with allergies to peanuts, replace the peanut butter chips with butterscotch or mint for a different twist!

You will need :
12 wooden ice cream sticks
12 medium apples, stems removed
1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
2/3 cup cocoa

Optional for decorating apples:
chopped peanut butter chips
chopped or mini chocolate chips
chopped vanilla chips
flaked coconut
colored spinkles
chopped nuts

What you do:

Insert wooden stick into each washed and dried apple. Cover a baking sheet or tray with waxed paper.

In a medium microwave-safe bowl, stir together peanut butter chips and oil. Microwave on high 1-1/2 minutes or until chips are softened. Stir until melted.

Stir together confectioners’ sugar and cocoa; gradually add to melted chip mixture, stirring until smooth. Microwave on high 1 minute or until very warm.

Dip apples into mixture, twirling to remove excess coating. (If coating becomes too thick, return to microwave for a few seconds). Roll coated apple in chopped chips or coconut if desired, or sprinkle toppings onto apples. Allow to cool on prepared baking sheet or tray.

Yield: one dozen apples.

October 17, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Candy, Chocolate, Dessert, Events, Fruit Recipes, Halloween Recipes, Recipes | Leave a comment

Cranberry Apple Bread

Cranberry Apple Bread

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups peeled, chopped apples
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup Egg Beaters (egg substitute)
1 cup fresh cranberries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and soda. Set aside. Mix apples,
sugar and oil in medium bowl. Stir in Egg Beaters. Add flour mixture,
just until moistened. Batter will be thick. Stir in cranberries and
walnuts. Spread into a greased 8-1/2 x 4-1/2 x 2 1/2 loaf pan. Bake at
350° for 1 hour or until toothpick comes out clean.

October 17, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Cooking and Food, Dessert, Events, Famous Recipes, Fruits, Recipes, Specialty Breads, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment

Edible Crawlies for Kids

Edible Crawlies for Kids

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Usually ants, beetles, and other creepy crawlies are not welcome in the kitchen. But that’s not the case with these fun snacks. Grab the kids and eat some bugs!

Note: Where peanut butter is used in these recipes for “gluing” edible body parts together, frostings may be used as a substitution for those children who are sensitive to or allergic to nuts.

Ants in the Sand

graham crackers, crushed
chocolate sprinkles
snack sized resealable plastic bags

To crush graham crackers, place inside a large (gallon size) resealable plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, smash crackers through bag by rolling back and forth over them until they are all in crumb form.

Fill snack sized resealable bags halfway with graham cracker crumbs. Add a small handful of chocolate sprinkles to the bags and seal.

Bugs on a Log

celery stalks
peanut butter
raisins

Spread peanut butter onto washed and drained celery stalks. Top with raisins. For children who are allergic to peanuts, try using cream cheese or processed cheese spread in place of the peanut butter.

Cookie Spiders

black or chocolate licorice twists
fudge sandwich cookies
chocolate frosting
red cinnamon candies

Cut licorice in half. Remove the top of each sandwich cookie; press 8 licorice pieces into the fudge center to resemble spider legs. Spread a little chocolate frosting over the licorice; replace cookie tops. Frost the tops of the spider cookies with frosting. Place red cinnamon candies on top for eyes.

Muenster Beetles

crunchy chow mein noodles
muenster cheese (or other soft block cheese)

Cut cheese into 2″ x 1″ rectangular blocks. Gently insert three chow mein noodles on each side of cheese block for legs. Using two broken chow mein noodles, insert into “head” as antennae.

Note: Cheddar makes a bright and colorful beetle, but can be very frustrating for little fingers as the cheese is a bit too hard to press the noodles into without breaking. Use softer cheese such as gouda, havarti, monterey jack, or even mozerella.

Peanut Butter Caterpillars

bananas
peanut butter
grapes
chow mein noodles

Peel and slice a banana. Join the slices together by “gluing” them with peanut butter. Carefully poke two chow mein noodles (or break a pretzel stick in half to make two pieces) through the top of the grape. Use more peanut butter to attach the head (grape) to the front of the body, with antennae (chow mein noodles) pointing up.

October 14, 2006 Posted by | Apple Recipes, Apples, Banana Recipes, Bananas, Candy Recipes, Cheese, Chocolate, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Events, Famous Recipes, Fruits, Halloween, Halloween Recipes, Vegetables | Leave a comment

FROSTED APPLE RAISIN PIE

FROSTED APPLE RAISIN PIE

Pastry for 9 inch double crust pie
3/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
6 c. peeled, sliced tart apples
1/2 c. seedless raisins
2 tbsp. orange juice
3 tbsp. butter

Powdered Sugar Frosting
Divide pastry into 2 parts; roll one part into a circle and line 9 inch
piepan. Combine sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon. Mix with apples and
raisins;
place in piepan. Sprinkle with orange juice and dot with butter. Cover with
crust, seal edges, and bake at 400 degrees F. for 15 minutes. Reduce
heat to 350
degrees F. and bake 40 minutes longer. Remove pie from oven and spread
Powdered Sugar Frosting over hot pie. Yield: 6 servings.

POWDERED SUGAR FROSTING:
1 c. powdered sugar
3 tbsp. strained orange juice
1 tsp. grated orange rind
Combine sugar, juice, and rind; spread over hot pie.

October 14, 2006 Posted by | Apples, Christmas, Dessert, Dessert Recipes, Events, Famous Recipes, Fruit Recipes, Fruits, Pie Recipes, Thanksgiving | Leave a comment