Sunday, December 20, 2009

Fancy Pork & Beans

This might sound weird, but the mixture of sweet and spicy is really good. This recipe is also quick and easy.

2 cans baked beans(I don't have a homemade recipe for these yet but i'm working on it)
1 package cheddarwurst, sliced
1 can ranch style beans
1 jalapeno, diced
1 shallot, diced

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, spray with pam and add shallots and jalapenos. Cook and stir until softened. Add all cans of beans and stir, bring to a simmer. Reduce heat and cook for 15 minutes. Heat a separate pan over medium heat, and add cheddarwurst. Cook and stir for 5 minutes. Pour into beans, stir. Cook for another ten minutes. Enjoy!

S'more Cookies

This recipe comes out of a pillsbury magazine from 2007. I make them every year, and people just love them.

1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cups flour
1 cup ground up graham crackers, Put about 8 whole graham crackers in a ziploc bag and seal it, crush graham crackers with a rolling pin until they are ground up.
1/2 teaspoon salt
120 mini marshmallows
30 hershey chocolate rectangles, broken in half

Make It:
Preheat oven 325. In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and brown sugar, until creamy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until blended together. Add flour and graham cracker and salt. Beat on low until a stiff dough forms. Shape teaspoons of dough into 60 balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press the center of each ball down with your thumb, to make an indention. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and press two mini marshmallows into each cookie, put back in oven and bake for 2 minutes. Remove from oven and place one piece of chocolate on each cookie. Allow to sit for ten minutes then smooth the chocolate around on the cookie. Move to a rack to allow to cool completely. Enjoy!

Christmas M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 stick butter, softened
4 ounces butter flavored crisco
3 eggs
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup christmas M&M's
1/2 cup dark christmas M&M's

Make It:
Preheat oven to 350. In a mixing bowl beat together sugar, butter, shortening, and brown sugar until creamy. Add in eggs one at a time, mixing each one in before adding the next. In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, and baking soda. With mixer on low, slowly pour in flour mixture, a little at a time. Once all flour is poured in, mix until completely combined. Gently fold in chocolate chips and M&M's. Drop tablespoons of dough( I use a melon baller)onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes on cookie sheet, then move cookies to a rack and allow to cool completely. Enjoy!