Category Archives: Recipes

Just in time for your Holiday Parties – The BEST “Artichoke Dip” Ever!

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quick-easy-artichoke-dip-vertical-a-1200The BEST “Artichoke Dip” Ever!
 
1 8oz. Block – Philadelphia Cream Cheese
1 cup Best Foods/Hellman’s Mayonnaise
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
  (not marinated hearts)
1 small can chopped Ortega green chilies
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
   (I use Kraft 3-Blend Cheese in the refrigerator section)
 

Mix together and bake uncovered @ 350 degrees for about 30-45 minutes or until a little golden on top.  Best served with Triscuits!

 

Real Beer!

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I went to the grocery store last week and this sign made me chuckle.  It’ll be 24 years, this year, since I moved to Colorado and full strength beer (beer only) is NOW available in grocery stores!  Previously only “3.2 beer” was sold which means the alcohol strength was only 3.2%.  So I could go to the liquor store and buy Blue Moon with 5.4% or be lazy and pick it up at the grocery store with 3.2%. That changed as of January 1, 2019, however, wine and spirits won’t be available in Colorado grocery stores until 2037.  So crazy, lol.

WOW Me Wednesday (ok Thursday!)

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CARDAMOM WHITE HOT CHOCOLATE by Trisha Yearwood

I actually made this a few times during the holidays and wanted to share it with you.  This is super simple and super YUMMY!  The cardamom spice is used with Chai Lattes sooooo if you like those, you’ll love this!  Snow is coming tomorrow . . . so I’ll probably be making this again!  It’s the perfect compliment to a snowy, cold day!

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom

3 1/2 cups whole milk (I used 2%)

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put the white chips, cardamom and 1 cup milk into a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat whisking often, until smooth. Add the heavy cream and remaining 2 1/2 cups milk and heat, stirring occasionally, until hot. Stir in the vanilla. Serve – makes about 4 cups.  Enjoy!!

 

They’re Back . . . .

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Just picked these up at Target in the Christmas goodies section!  Betty Crocker’s Gingerbread Cookie Mix – These are the best and they only have them during the holidays.  I use the recipe on the package but I roll them into balls and them roll them in sugar before I bake them.  They are sooooo good with a cup of tea (or coffee or by themselves, lol)!  LOVE

So Yummmm

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First, I guess you need to be a fan of Candy Corn – and Brach’s is the best!  Mix a bag of Candy Corn with a can of salted peanuts and you will have yourself a yummy treat!!  The chewy nougat goodness of the candy corn mixed with the salty crunchy peanuts makes an awesome combination and what a cute Fall treat!  Add Candy Corn to your favorite trail mix for a bit of sweet.  Give it a try!!

And besides . . . how cute is a jar of those sitting in your kitchen! Happy Fall!