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Appetizers

Things to mix with popcorn

2/8/2011 Margaret Schulte 0

This came from a March 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens. They photographed ten containers of popcorn, and each container had been mixed with some other ingredients, so they all looked yummy. I’m guessing […]

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Cookies & Candies

Disappearing chocolate bars

2/7/2011 Margaret Schulte 0

It’s all too easy to run out of chocolate chips or baking chocolate — and that’s when this recipe comes in handy. It only needs baking cocoa, an easy thing to keep on hand. 1-1/4 […]

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Cookies & Candies

Chocolate candy slab

2/7/2011 Margaret Schulte 0

1-1/2 lbs chopped chocolate or chocolate chips (semisweet, dark, or milk) A couple of small handfuls of candy: Peppermint patties, peppermint hard candies or broken candy canes, nonpareils, butterscotch discs, peanut butter cups, broken Butterfingers […]

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Cookies & Candies

Grownup gumdrops

2/7/2011 Margaret Schulte 0

I love the texture of gumdrops, but the flavor of the cheap ones can be appalling. Here are a couple of sophisticated, homemade alternatives. Coconut gumdrops Nonstick cooking spray 1 C sugar 1 C light […]

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Alcoholic

Gingerbread martini

2/7/2011 Margaret Schulte 0

We usually have butterscotch schnapps, also known as “Buttershots,” on hand, because it goes extremely well in hot chocolate. Here’s another use for the super-sweet liqueur. 1-1/2 oz vanilla vodka 1-1/2 oz Frangelico or hazelnut […]