Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole: by MittenKitten
3 cups Mashed cooked sweet potatos (I used the vacuum sealed store ones)
1 cup Sugar (I use 1/2 cup otherwise it is very sweet)
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter softened

Mix together and put into 2 quart casserole dish

1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup softened butter
1/3 cup flour

Mix together and put ontop of sweet potato mix

Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour. YUMMY!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Cookies and Cakes

Here are two links from the NorthPole Website Thanks SES




Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Frappe by Mrs Bradford

Great for showers and parties.

2 quarts vanilla icecream
2 quarts any flavor sherbet
1 pckg unsweetened punch to match sherbet flavor and to give color
12 oz pineapple juice - cold (1/3 large can)
Mix with mixer and add cold 7-up until shake like consistency.

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Pie

Easy No-bake Pumpkin Pie by Mrs Bradford

Servings: 6 Calories: 110 / Fat:0.3g / Carbs: 23g / Fiber: 2.2g / Protein: 1.5g (Assumes no crust or substitutions)
1 can (15 oz.) Pumpkin puree
1/2 c. Skim milk
1 pkg. (1 oz.) Instant sugar-free vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice (I like to use a little more here)
1 pkg. (8 oz.) Fat-free whipped topping
1 8" pie crust (optional)

In a medium bowl, mix together the pumpkin, milk and instant pudding mix. Stir in the pumpkin pie spice, and fold in half of the whipped topping. Pour into an 8 inch pie plate (or crust), and spread remaining whipped topping over the top. Chill for 1 hour, or until set. As a mousse: Layer parfait-style in a glass, alternating the leftover whipped topping and pumpkin mixture.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

SES's Beautiful Writings

12/12/08 I got off work a bit early (ten minutes) and was really enjoying all the pink clouds in the western sky as I drove down the hill through the forest, but as I get deeper into the valley between an eastern ridge and a western ridge I happened to notice the full moon peak over the eastern ridge and then climb up and engulf the rise atop the headland. Now, i know it is about a mile across the rise, but that old man just eased up and and took it over, looked down and smiled a moonlight path across the ponds beside the highway. As I drove further he had climbed up into the deep blue sky grinning away as he receded into the night sky. I don't know which i love most, the full moon climbing across the sky or the nights it is so clear you can almost reach up and pick a star for your pocket.

11/4/08 I hurried out of the school to run home and watch all the election updates. As I was at the front gate I noticed the grey clouds of the cool front moving into the northern and western sky then I saw the sun resting on top of the pine trees on top of the high ridge. As I drove along the length of the ridge it was fascinating to see the clouds turn a pale pink and then the sun peeking through the burnt skeletons of pine trees from the forest fire two years ago. The sun slowly slid behind the trees and the clouds started turning a pale peach with brilliant golden edges until there was no more sun, just a wonderful pink sky with wispy peachy gold clouds. As I descended into the valley the sun popped back over the lower ridge for a last glance at the farm buildings on the east end of the valley who all stood proudly wearing windows of gold nestled into the embraces of the dark forest beyond them. After a quick look the sun vanished completely leaving behind the most glorious golden display among the clouds. And then I turned into town and it was night.
I may complain about coming home in the dark, but I forget these little gifts of Nature. I am so glad I don't live in a big city any more!

Dried Beef and Onion Spread/Dip

Dried Beef and Onion Spread/Dip (very easy to double) contributed by SES

One block of cream cheese (8 oz, I think)
Two or three green onions(scallions) sliced fine, both the white and green parts
About one Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
About one teaspoon seasoned salt
About one teaspoon garlic powder
About one teaspoon onion powder
One small jar of dried beef, diced small (about the size of the scallions)

Combine everything BUT the onions and dried beef, I use the food processor for this part. Stir the beef bits and onion pieces in by hand. It makes a better contrast than using the processor. At this point shape into a cheese ball or whatever shape you want. If you want to roll it in chopped parsley or nuts or whatever at this point go ahead. Chill until you want to serve with veggies or crackers (I love it with dark rye crackers or toast points)
If you want to use it as a dip rather than a spread thin it with sour cream to the consistency you want.
If you are going for taste over presentation blend it all in the food processor.
It makes a great sandwich spread Hmmm maybe cocktail rye bread sandwiches--or pipe a bit on the bread/cracker with a pastry bag.

Tortilla Pie

Tortilla Pie contribruted by Nitza
Sautee a cup of frozen corn and some chopped green onions (if you like those) with a tsp of cumin for 3 min. Remove from heat and add a can of black beans (drained/rinsed) and 1.5 cup salsa.

On a sprayed cookie sheet, put one burrito-size tortilla. Top with one cup bean/corn mixture and half cup shredded cheese. Make a 2nd layer with another tortilla, another cup beans, another half cup cheese, and then a 3rd layer, same way. Top with final tortilla and final 1/2 c cheese (You'll need 4 tortillas and 1 8-ounce bag of shredded cheese all together).

Bake at 450 for 10 minutes, makes 4 entree sized servings (although you might want a salad or something to go along with, if you have bigger eaters).

Absolutely delicious! And vegetarian, although that was accidental :) But SO didn't even notice that there wasn't any meat in it, and if he didn't notice no one will.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Candy Recipe Links

This is remarkable. Just click on the underlined name of the CANDY and bam the recipe appears!

2 Minute Microwave Fudge
5 Minute Fudge
7 Layer Bars
Aaron's Buttery Cashew Brittle
Almond Bark
Amanda's Peppermint Creams
Ann's Cream Nut Candy
Bavarian Inn Peanut Bars
Beth's Delicious Fudge
Brownie Fudge Dessert
Butter Toffee
Candied Yams
Candy Bar Brownies
Candy Cane Brittle
Candy Cane Fudge
Caramel Krispie Treats
Carmel Corn
Carol's Christmas Treats
Chocolate Almond Bars
Chocolate Balls
Chocolate Billionaires
Chocolate Chow Mein Candy
Chocolate Covered Cherries
Chocolate Covered Nuts
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Chocolate Nut Caramels
Chocolate Popcorn
Chocolate Silk Bon Bons
Chocolate Truffels
Christmas Candied Walnuts
Christmas Crackle Candy
Christmas Mice
Chunky Mallow Candy
Cinnamon Hard Candy
Cinnamon Popcorn
Cranberry Nut Fudge
Cream Cheese Candy
Creamy Chocolate Truffles
Creamy Microwave Pralines (Texas Stye)
Crispy peanutbutter balls
Dark Chocolate Fudge
Deborahe's Holiday Chocolates
Disappearing Marshmallow Brownies
Dish of Dirt
Dorothy's Peanut Butter/Butterscotch Noodle Cookie
Dreamcicle Fudge
Easy Candy
Easy Divinity
Easy Divinity Easy Divinity Candy
Easy Fudge
Easy Granola Candy
Easy Microwave Carmel
Easy Microwave Fudge
Easy Pecan Logs
English Toffee
English Toffee
English Toffee Bars
Fabulous Fudge
Fake Brittle
Fantasy Fudge
Festive Chocolate Truffles
Five Minute Fudge
Fool-Proof Fudge
Frosted Pecans
Fudge for One

Fudge Puddles
Georgia Nuggets
Grandma Donna's Nummies
Grandma F's Delicious Fudge
Grandmother' s Holiday Fudge
Hard Candy
Hard Tack Candy
Hazelnut Fantasy Fudge
Ho-Ho Hash
Holly Confection
Honey Comb
J & D's Peanut Butter Balls
Jeanne's Tiger Butter
Jen's Chocolate Meringues
J's Cream Fudge
Kim's Famous Cashew Brittle
Magic Marshmallow Fudge
Mama's Fudge
Maple Rum Balls
Margie's Best Candy
Martha Washington Candy
Martha Washington Mounds
Melting Moments
Melting Moments
Memaw's Reese's
Meme's Best Ever Peanut Butter Fudge
Micky's Mints
Microwave Peanutbutter fudge
Microwave Pralines
Milk Fudge
Milky Way Bars
Million Dollar Fudge
Mimi's Famous Fudge
Mocha Truffles
Mom's Mints
Mr. Monroe's Famous Fudge
Mrs. Eisenhower's Fudge
Never Fail Fudge
Never Fail Fudge
No Bake Rum Balls
No Cook Peanut Butter Fudge
No Fail Fudge
Novia Scotia Treats
Nut Mallow Goodies
Nutty North Pole Fudge
Orange Balls
Orange Glazed Pecans
Out Of This World Fudge
Oven Carmel Corn
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle
Peanut Brittle (Microwave)
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Balls
Peanut Butter Bars-An Elve's Favorite Treat
Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Candy
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Cups
Peanut Butter Fruit Squares
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Fudge
Peanut Butter Snowballs
Peanut Clusters (mircrowavable)
Peanut Krispies
Peanut Patties
Pecan Candy
Pecan Kisses
Peanut Butter Buckeyes
Peppermint Bonbons
Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Bark
Peppermint Wands
Popcorn Cake
Popcorn Cake
Potato Candy
Potato Candy
Potato Candy
Potato Candy
Praline Kisses

Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow
Puppy Chow (for Humans)
Quick and Easy Mini Marshmallow Sandwiches
Quick and E-Z Fudge
Raspberry Fudge Balls
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Chow
Reindeer Droppings
Reindeer Food
Reindeer Food
Rocky Road
Rocky Road
Rocky Road Bark
Rudolph's Favorite Pecans
Rum Balls
Salt Water Taffy
Sea Foam Candy
Skor Fudge

Snowy Day Brownies
Snowy Divinity
Snowy Pretzels
Spiced Pumpkin Fudge
Stained Glass Candy
Sugared Nuts
Super Peanut Clusters
Treacel Fudge
Triple Layer Bars
TripleLayer Chocolate Bars

Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight
Turkish Delight
Uncle Ferd's Butter Crisp Cracker Candy
Uncle Jack Hallwood's Peanut Butter Fudge
Very Easy Fudge
White Christmas
Willy Wonka Bars
Winter Strawberries