Monday, October 27, 2014

Pup Corn

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
    Recently my niece planned her two-year-old's birthday party around a puppy theme. Snack food was served in doggie dishes and there was even sugar cookies shaped like dog bones. 
     The snack that caught my eye (and taste buds) was a popcorn snack mix that combined kettel corn, candy corn and peanuts. How simple is that? This is a perfect fall snack mix good for ball games, Halloween or movie munching.

recipe courtesy of Janell Lewis
3 bags of Pop Weaver kettle corn
2 bags of candy corn
1 16 oz container of cocktail peanuts

In a large bowl combine all ingredients and toss well to mix.
Store in airtight containers.
Serves 16-20.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Grippo's 57 Meatloaf

Grippo's 57 Meatloaf and Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Potato.

      Whenever I make meatloaf it comes out different every time. What ingredients I have on hand is what goes in the meatloaf. It's almost like soup, a little of this and a little of that. 
     For this meatloaf I wanted to try something new - substituting Grippo's chips for bread crumbs and Heinz 57 instead of ketchup. I thought this variation would boost the flavor and I was right. The bacon keeps the meat moist and adds a nice touch all on it's own, but the steak sauce and chips really make this an easy, memorable dish.

Grippo's 57 Meatloaf
2 lb. ground beef
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 clove garlic, diced
1/2 green bell pepper, diced
1/2 bottle of Heniz 57 sauce, saving some for topping
2 T. Worcestershire sauce

1 T. parsley
1 cup Grippo's potato chips, crushed
1 egg, beaten
3 slices bacon
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine all ingredients except bacon. Mix well.

Pour mixture into greased 13x9x2 inch baking dish. Shape into a loaf. Pour a thin layer of Heinz 57 over top of loaf. Layer bacon over top lengthwise.

Bake 30 minutes and then drain excess grease. Return to oven and continue baking 15-20 minutes.

Serves 4-6.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
    A few weeks ago I attended a card party where the theme was red and white. That means we all had to bring a snack that was red and white. OK, red velvet cupcakes, pepperoni pizza or stuffed radishes are what came to my mind. Yikes!
    After consulting a few of my girlfriends, I had some ideas to pick from, but none of them came close to the idea from on of my friends, Pam. Her idea was an easy, simple and fun dessert, Marshmallow Fruit Dip

Marshmallow Fruit Dip
Recipe courtesy of Pam Caddell
1 - 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1- 7 oz. marshmallow cream
1 T. orange juice

In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients until well combined.

Chill in refrigerator until serving.

A double recipe is often best. Use with skewered fruit like cherries and strawberries.

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