Sunday, September 30, 2012

Nothing like a good tailgate party before the game. So much food and so good! We tasted a new chili dog with cheese. It definitely had a chili bite to it. But it was just enough heat to be good.
Here is just one of the times Wisconsin had the ball and was ready to start a play. It looked like it might be their ballgame, right to almost the end. Then Nebraska scored a touchdown and we WON 30-27! Talk about a nail biter game.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Cherry Mash Bars/Candy

Remember when you were a child, there was this ungodly sweet candy bar called Cherry Mash? Well, this recipe is so close to that sweet candy bar, it will take you back to 1918 - 1950. Cherry Mash is the third oldest candy bar in the USA and is made by the Chase Candy Company. You really NEED a powerful sweet tooth to eat this. But the flavor is good. With Halloween coming up, this might be just the thing to make for the tricksters!

Cherry Mash Bars
2 cups Miniature Marshmallows
2/3 cup Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup Butter
2 cups Sugar
10 oz. package Cherry Chips
12oz. package Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
3/4 cup Peanut Butter
12oz. Crushed Salted Peanuts
Add butter to a sauce pan and melt on low.  Once melted, add marshmallows, evaporated milk & sugar.  Bring to a boil for 5 minutes stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and stir in cherry chips until completely melted. Line a 9x13 pan with wax paper.  Pour cherry mixture into the pan and spread out evenly. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a double boiler or in the microwave.  Mix in crushed peanuts.  Pour on top of cherry mixture.  Let the bars cool and then refrigerate overnight or 4-6 hours. Once chilled, lift the wax paper to remove from the pan.  Cut into 1 inch square pieces and enjoy!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hot Seafood Dip....

This recipe comes from a lady in Centralia, Missouri. Here in the heartland fresh crabmeat is not always readily available or within a person's budget. So the imitation crabmeat is often substituted in recipes. Here is a hot seafood dip that you will remember for a long time. Make it part of your fall tailgate parties or the holiday season. It will quickly become a favorite in your family.
Seafood Dip
1 cup (6 ounces) flaked imitation crabmeat
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onion
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup bread crumbs
In a large bowl, mix the first 10 ingredients until smooth. Spread in a 9-in. pie plate. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Uncover and bake 5 minutes more. Serve with crackers, celery sticks or other raw vegetables. Yield: 6-8 servings. 1/4 cup serving is 161 calories.
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Trail Mix.....My Best Traveling Friend

School has started and everyone is looking for that sweet but healthy snack for the lunch bags. These are two I like to take on my trips and truthfully, just to snack around the house. It has protein, fruit and just enough candy to satisfy that sweet tooth in all of us. Basically, you can add the ingredients in any quantity you like but the proportions given below are my favorites. Using the yogurt covered raisins are a healthier choice, but it never hurts to have a little malt ball here and there, just for fun! If you don't like one or two of the ingredients, leave them out. After all, this is your trail mix.

Banana Chip Trail Mix
1 cup walnuts
1 cup cashews
1 cup banana chips
1 cup chocolate malted milk balls (or 1 cup yogurt covered raisins)
1 cup dried pineapple chunks.
Fruit Nut Trail Mix II
1 cup Almonds
1 cup Cashews
1 cup Walnuts
1 cup Pecans
3/4 cup Pineapple
3/4 cup Dried cranberries
1 cup Banana chips
1/3 cup Raisins
1/2 cup Sunflower seeds

Hope you enjoy these Trail mix recipes as much as I do. It is so much better for you than that afternoon candy bar or two!
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