Monday, October 20, 2014

African Peanut Stew

African Peanut Stew...

1 lb. beef cut into small pieces
1 green pepper
2 lg. tomatoes (blanch and chop fine)
3/4 can tomato paste
1/4 tsp garlic
1 small onion
2 1/4 cups wter
1/4 c. peanut butter 
whole peanuts if desired

Cut beef, pepper, onion and garlic into small pieces. Brown meat, add onion, garlic and then add peppers, tomatoes, paste and water.
Simmer for 20 minutes. Add peanut butter, simmer 20 min. Thicken with flour (if necessarey) to make gravy consistency. You can add whole peanuts as well if you want. Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip

This dip is incredible!!

For extra fun, you Have to serve it in a pumpkin! =)



Make it!  (recipe from: iheartnaptime.net)

Ingredients:

2 (8oz blocks) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup cool whip, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon all spice
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

In a large bowl mix cream cheese with a beater.  Add powdered sugar and sugar, then beat until smooth and fluffy. Fold in pumpkin puree, cool whip, pumpkin pie spice, all spice and cinnamon. Stir until smooth.
Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Optional toppings: salted caramel, chopped pecans or whipped cream.
Serve with pretzel crisps, graham crackers, gingersnaps or apples.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

These are my favorite apple thing I've made so far. They are sooo good!   The recipe is here

A layer of shortbread, a layer of spiced apples, a layer of streussel topping... and then Salted Caramel Sauce.  Oh yeah...

All drizzled and ready to cut

YUM

Here you can see the layers.

Sweet, salty, crunchy, deliciousness!

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce.   This may be the most amazing thing I have ever come across.

Easy to make, four ingredients... and the possible uses are endless!   I found the recipe here:

Get your ingredients, make this and EAT IT!!

Liquid. Gold.

I originally made it for a recipe, but it is good on: a spoon, ice cream, apples, banana bread... anything really!   I'm going to try it on cupcakes soon...

It hardens a little on ice cream and is sooo awesome!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Homemade Kettle Corn!

So, I'm a little behind the times, but I Just made my first stove top popcorn!   I decided to try out this recipe for homemade kettle corn!  (from pbs.org)

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn and sugar. Give the kernels a quick stir and then cover with a lid.
  2. Once the popcorn starts popping, carefully pick the pot up and give it a quick shake every few seconds until the popping slows down, between 3-4 minutes. Remove immediately from the heat and pour the kettle corn into a large bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately. Do not make the mistake of removing the pot from heat without transferring to a bowl. Due to the high heat of the pot, if you don’t transfer the popcorn it will caramelize and perhaps burn.

SO GOOD!!!

Go make some and eat it now! =)