Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hosmer’s Holiday 7s

2oz Seagram's 7 whiskey

4oz 7 UP

1T Cranberry sauce (recipe follows)


Fill shaker with ice, Seagram's 7 and cranberry sauce. Shake to mix. Strain into cocktail glass filled with ice. Top with 7 UP and enjoy!


***Cranberry sauce

2c. cranberries

1c. orange juice

1c. sugar

Put in medium sauce pan on medium-medium high heat. Stir until starts to boil. Reduce heat and simmer to a nice sauce.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pumpkin “Mousakas” Cake

Thanksgiving. The best time to reflect on the many blessings we have endured this year. Our families, friends, health, home, faith and let us not forget the awesome season the Royals have graced us with this year! One of the desserts I will be making for my overflowing Thanksgiving menu will be my Pumpkin 'Mousatas' Cake.What you will need:

1 8oz cream cheese softened

1 stick of butter softened

2/3c powdered sugar

1c.pure pumpkin puree    

1 lg pkg of Vanilla pudding

3c. milk

1 16oz cool whip

1 box of White cake mix

1c. water

1/4 c. vegetable oil

3 egg whites

Lotus cookies (Biscoff)

Nutmeg & Cinnamon



Pumpkin Mousse    

Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar. Then add pumpkin puree. In separate large bowl, whisk vanilla pudding and milk together. Add vanilla pudding to pumpkin mixture… mix well. Whip in Cool Whip. Cover mixture and chill until set.

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

Cake: Mix cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour in a Jelly roll pan or cookie sheet with side that has been greased and floured. Cover cake mix with Lotus cookie crumbs. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon. Bake for 15-17 minutes..or until done.

When ready to serve, cut cake into squares and give a nice helping of mousse a top the cake and dust with nutmeg and cinnamon.

You will have plenty of mousse leftover…feel free to make some nice mousse cups for those that just can't get enough of your Pumpkin 'Moustakas'….Just like we just couldn't get enough of him on the field.

*Catch KCTV5 on November 21 at 9am central mountain time to see me demonstrate this recipe for y'all. I would love to have your feedback from those of ya that give it a try. ENJOY!!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kids Project - Candy Corn Jello Treats

Candy Corn Jello Treats

Needing an idea to get the kidos in the kitchen for some hands on FUN??? These simple Candy Corn treats are just the right 'go to' for Halloween parties or any other Fall Parties your kids are participating this season.
1 Lemon Jello pkg
2 Orange Jello pkg
1 lg tub of whipped topping
Candy Corn candies
@9 - 8oz plastic cups
 Prepare Lemon Jello as instructed on box. Make sure to let cool to room temperature before pouring into Pyrex measuring cup for child to easily pour into plastic cups. I pour the first one to give them an idea to eyeball off of.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Breakfast Ring

"Get them up and out of bed, Breakfast Ring"
Continuing on from my Grandma's Quick Bread recipe, I have come up with this tasty Breakfast Ring that takes less than 30 minutes to make!!!
I enjoyed my Grandma's Quick bread starter mix in my fridge. I was looking for something for dinner and really wasn't in the mood for cooking. The biggest problem was I hadn't been to the store for a while so cleaning the corners of the cabinets was the ingredient list for the meal.
I had eggs, some bacon, and a few potatoes. We all know that breakfast for dinner as some of our favorite meals!                                                                         
I started frying up my bacon.
I made one batch of Quick bread. Baked it in a ring shaped baking pan.                  
Beat together 6 eggs with salt and pepper and garlic seasoning 2T milk. Grease glass baking dish and add eggs. Put it in the oven with the bread to bake. set timer for 8 minutes.
Take bacon out of frying pan and drain. 
Chop up medium onion and sweat them in the frying pan in the bacon renderings.
Grate 4 Golden potatoes with skins left on. Put in the frying pan with onion.
Cover and let cook.
Check on bread and stir eggs in oven. Set timer for 6-8 more minutes.
Stir potatoes often too. I like mine a little like mush instead of fried crisp.
When bread starts to turn golden brown, take out of oven and let cool.
Eggs should be done as well. Take them out and fluff with a fork.
Place the bread ring on a large plate, add hash-browns in the middle well creating a well for the eggs.
Add eggs to the very middle and sprinkle with chopped bacon and shredded cheddar cheese over the whole thing. Add parsley to the top for color. 
I serve with options for my family to add either syrup or Salsa. So far, Syrup is what they chose to pour over their serving. I cut the ring up like a pie. 
What a way to start a morning! Like I said, we had it for dinner and that was very nice too! ENJOY!!!
Thank you Grandma! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sweet Breads of Yester-Years!

Remember the days of Yeast?
As a young girl, I remember my mother having a Yellow colored large bowl with white floral prints marked on the sides neatly placed in the corner of our warm country kitchen. On top of the bowl rested a soft linen towel protecting the ever so temperamental batch of yeast. I was always intrigued with the smell of yeast throughout the house. I would make sure to stick around the kitchen checking on the bowl of yeast for that chance of getting to punch it down. My mother never had to watch it when I was around because I kept her up to date with the transformation of the dough.  

My mother took great pride in her rolls and cinnamon rolls. It was the most requested baked good by all family members and friends. Boy, did our house smell great for at least two days as she worked feverishly on those incredible rolls covered in a maple icing that would knock your socks off! 

I was on cloud nine when I finally was able to help her punch down the dough and prepare the fillings for the cinnamon rolls. I loved it! I was in charge of spreading the softened butter on the rolled out dough. I now understand why she handed me that job....softened butter on hands keeps little ones very busy. :)

 My Grandma Adams might have a lot of yeast bread recipes, but my mother was always in charge of the bread around my Grandma. How incredible to know going through all of these recipes of yeast breads, that my grandma preferred my mother's yeast breads the best.

I watched my mother's every move when she made those rolls. As, I grew older, I wanted to be more involved in making my mother's cinnamon rolls. She was happy with that until I wanted to change the filling up a bit. I was never good at following directions or orders from someone else. I loved being creative with food and always making a change and be adventurous with dishes.

Still, to this day, I cannot make my mother's cinnamon rolls or dinner rolls. Anytime I call her and complain about my failed attempts, she would simply state "Honey, the yeast must have been bad".

Now that I am a little wiser in the kitchen, I understand my mother keeping herself from being a "know it all" with me as I tried like the dickens to copy her rolls. Life lesson learned....'with my own daughter, try real hard to never say, "I told you so" and allow her to find things out on her own. Allow her to find her own greatness!'

 Which brings me to the saying typed on the top of the page on the right side of the book. It states :
"Love comes quietly...but you know when it is there, because are not alone anymore...and there is no sadness inside you."

I am not for sure who the audience was for this quote, but it seems so fitting to me about my Grandmas and my mother. 

Right underneath of this is written:
  On one of his recent broadcasts, news commentator Paul Harvey shared his favorite quotation: "If you don't live it, you don't believe it"
If there were any doubts how I truly believe that my grandmas and mother can get me grounded and centered in life...I hope it has started to make sense to you all now.

Next Blog Post.....

 I will be taking you all through the little booklet called Betty Crocker's Holiday Heritage from General Mills copyright in 1966. 

 In the meantime, I will leave you with the two quotes posted on the far left of the book....

"No one Stands so tall as when he stoops to give someone less fortunate a lift"

How harsh a word-mother-in-law
 For one whose heart and arms stretch wide
To welcome to her family
The new and inexperienced bride.

Mother-in -love rings far more true,
Red roses more appropriate
Than cold and legal phrase for one
With a heart so tender, Love so great.
                                        Alice MacKenzie Swaim.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Bless Us this Day....Our Daily Bread....

 Three Generation Photo               

 This is a photo of my Grandma Adams holding me as a little girl, my mother sitting next to us with my sister, Sandy, next to my mom.
I treasure the photos I have of my family. Especially the older photos that allow me to reminisce about the "good 'ol days" with loved ones that have since passed.
Look how my Grandma has her arms fully embracing me. I can still feel her arms wrapping around me at certain times in my life. She always knew when I need her hugs!

I have found that you can click on the photos to enlarge to read what is said on the pages. WHEW!

You may notice there are a couple of "Bulletin" written on pages. This is my mother noting when she shared a certain section of this book with her church in the Sunday's Bulletin and on what date. I wonder if my Grandma ever knew the extent she would reach people even after she had left this earth?

I made the recipe of the Bread That Bake in a Hurry. The photo of the muffin is in the first picture. Very good recipe I may say. That recipe includes a starter kit that can keep in your fridge and makes making muffins very easy. You can use any extras to the muffins to create any taste you prefer. For an example, blueberries, bananas, chocolate chips, apples...the options are endless. You could also add a bit more milk or change the milk to Buttermilk and make pancakes. I know, RIGHT!!! Super simple! Let me know what you come up with.

The "In The Eyes Of A Child" is a great little Christmas Poem. I do hope you all are able to read it! If you all want me to type certain things out, let me know.

 Notice the "French Pastels" paper. I told you my Grandma loved to type at work and whatever scrap piece of paper that was being trashed, she used to type special notes on. She always said, "Use what you have and you will never be poor". I love the mark of time with her reuse of paper.

I really enjoyed the article that is posted throughout the next few pages. I am not for sure of the importance of this lady to my Grandma, but I love documentation of M. H. Roberts research on Homemade Starters. I am unsure of the year of the article as well. I just wish you all could smell and feel the pages as i flip through them.They complete the experience of embracing this book.

If anyone tries the recipes on these pages, please let me know how they turn out and your views on them.

I hope you have enjoyed these couple of pages.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Remember TANG and little jelly jar drink cups?

Before I post the next page of my Grandma's recipe book, I had to share a memory of mine with her. The next page of her recipe book is a quick bread muffin mix. This recipe reminded me of breakfast at Grandmas! She was an avid Tang drinker. Every time we would go to visit Grandma Adams, there would be a picture of Tang on the breakfast table every morning. And right beside this Tang Picture would be those little jelly jars she would use as drinking cups. I remember clearly the controversy between my mother and Grandma Adams about giving us children a high sugar drink for breakfast. Grandma's answer was always "If it was good enough to go to the moon Ann, it is good enough for your kids" 
Us grand-kids LOVED our Grandma Adams! We would even sneak into the kitchen and do shots of Tang powder throughout the day just to keep up with the sugar high Grandma started us off strong with at breakfast! Remember that little plastic scoop that came inside the canister? It never failed by 2pm all of us would be snuggled up somewhere in grandma's house napping away. She knew what she was doing all along I do believe! She just didn't want to share her plan in fear that it somehow would backfire on her. My mother loved our visits to Grandma's house!