Monday, November 23rd ~ Friday, November 27th
2 cans cherry pie filling
1 can crushed pineapple, drained
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip
Combine all ingredients. Chill overnight.
Five Minute Cranberry-Walnut Cobbler
Debbie Macomber’s Christmas Cookbook
2 1/2 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
3/4 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. 3/4 c. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
12 Tbsp. (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 c. all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 350. In 9 inch pie pan, combine cranberries, walnuts & 1/2 c. sugar; toss until coated. In medium bowl, whisk eggs, melted butter, remaining sugar and almond extract until blended. Fold in flour and salt until combined. Pour batter over cranberry mixture. Bake 40 minutes, until crust is golden and fruit bubbles. Transfer to wire rack to cool. Serves 8. (TIP: you can also substitute blueberries or strawberries for the cranberries. Just cut the sugar added to the fruit in half).
Fall Snack Mix
1 (12 oz.) box Honey Nut Chex cereal
1 (12 oz.) box Cinnamon Chex cereal
1 (12 oz.) pkg. nuts (any kind)
1 box golden raisins
1 c. craisins, dried cherries, dried fruit
2 sticks butter
1 c. brown sugar
Mix all ingredients together in large bowl. In medium saucepan, melt butter and brown sugar. Boil 2 minutes. Pour over cereal mixture. Pour into rimmed baking sheets or large roasting pan. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes. Spread on wax paper. When cool, store in air-tight container.
Cubed, sliced, wedged or mashed, SWEET POTATOES are loaded with good nutrition. They’re chock full of fiber (one medium spud has about 4g), which will keep you feeling fuller longer.
Research confirms that sweet potatoes are a low glycemic food, making them a diabetes friendly dish.
Several studies have shown that the beta carotene in sweet potatoes is better absorbed when eaten with foods that contain fat.
HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING IDEAS:
National Geographic Kids, EDIBLE SCIENCE: EXPERIMENTS YOU CAN EAT
Tim Federle, GONE WITH THE GIN: COCKTAILS WITH A HOLLYWOOD TWIST
Spots and Stains Primer:
Mix some magic: Diluted dish soap is a great remedy for many stains/spills. Mix 1/4 tsp. dish soap (use only clear or white-with no dyes) with 1 cup warm water. Keep the mixture in an olive-oil cruet under the sink so you’re always prepared.
WALTHAM BUTTERNUT. Is the most familiar. Has long neck and bulbous bottom. Sweet/nutty flavor.
CANDY ROASTER. History dates back to Cherokee Indians. Is light pink and long rather than round. Flesh is firm and not stringy, making it a great pie and canning squash. One will go a long way.
LONG ISLAND CHEESE. Is light buff pink that originated in New York and has the shape of a cheese wheel. Inside flesh is bright orange which makes it a nice selection for soups.