Monday, December 29, 2008

Holiday Baking

Despite how busy this time of year is, I've had a chance to try lots of new holiday recipes. Here are the favorites:

Wassail Mix:

My kids don't really love hot chocolate, so this is a good substitute after playing in the snow.

2 cups orange flavored drink mix
6 TBS lemonade flavored drink mix
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves

Combine all ingreadients and mix well. I use 2 Tbs mix with one cup of hot water, but experiment to your tastes. Keeps up to 6 months. Enjoy!!

Traditional Chex Mix

try baking it in the oven the old fashioned way, it smells soooo good.

School Lunch Peanut Butter Fingers

So we were craving these and much to our dismay, could not find just the right recipe on the internet. "You're kidding!" I said, I've seen these things at every church social my whole life, are they just an old Mormon recipe no one else knows about? So I tried looking through the old ward cookbooks. Sure enough! I'm glad I bought one.

3/4 c margarine
1/2 c sugar
3/4 c brown sugar
3/8 tsp soda
1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c oats
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 c peanut butter

6 Tbs water
1 lb (3 3/4c) powdered sugar
1 cube margarine
4 Tbs cocoa

Mix ingredients in bowl. (I found it easier to melt butter and peanutbutter first and then add the eggs last when it was cooled a bit.) Pour into a sheet cake pan and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Cool, then frost with chocolate frosting.

A sad farewell...

After nearly eight years of pancakes, muffins, cornbread, omelets, grilled cheese sandwiches, cakes, casseroles, perfect calzones, breadsticks, meatballs, chicken nuggets, and lots of other goodies, all cooked perfectly in less time than my oven takes to preheat (about 3-10 minutes). The GT Xpress has worn itself out. I'll miss you little friend. (sniffles)


Stacy said...

Those look like yummy treats! I had a friend in junior high and high school that ate only a peanut butter bar and chocolate milk from the cafeteria for lunch every day. She was incredibly skinny, too.
It sounds like you had a merry Christmas!

Andrea said...

I looks like you already had the peanut butter bar recipe. I took it to the ward Christmas party and someone asked for it. Then when I needed one more recipe for the Christmas calendar it got tapped for February. It is so yummy!!!

I hope you can find a new muffin maker.