Archive for November, 2008

Grandma’s Cider

Since it’s the holidays, I thought I would put up my Grandma Britten’s cider recipe (that and I’m getting ready to make it). I love this recipe and it’s an old holiday tradition, one I’m always looking forward to. Ingredients: 1 gallon cider 1/2 cup orange juice 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tbsp sugar 3 […]

November 28, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Beverages

Upside Down Pineapple Muffins

It was my turn at MOD for my mother’s group and I made them my Pina Colada Cake, but I still had to bring something for the kids.  We want their snacks to be healthy, but I also want them to be a little fun and sweet at the same time.  So I decided to […]

November 20, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Muffins

Pina Colada Upside Down Cake

I just got my new electric mixer in and I’ve gotten into the mood to bake. For some reason, a pineapple upside down cake has been in the back of my mind and since it involves mixing, I thought I would give it a try. However, I really enjoy making cakes with fillings and stuff […]

November 20, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Posted in: Cakes & Pies

Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies

So I came across this recipe in one of the Pampered Chef recipe booklets and, since I might have to make it at a party, I decided to try it as one of the treats being made this weekend. The recipe turned out alright, but there were a few things the recipe said should happen […]

November 15, 2008 · jackie · 28 Comments
Posted in: Brownies

Cheeseburger Pie

This recipe originally came from Betty Crocker, but it is so easy to make, that you can easily make it your own. I know I did.  One of the things I added was green peppers.  For some reason, I love cooking with green peppers lately.  They just add a flavor that seems to always work.   […]

November 14, 2008 · jackie · 22 Comments
Tags: ,  · Posted in: Meat

Holly Clusters

Another holiday favorite. This is another one we used to make all the time during the holidays and it’s always tasty. The one thing I would caution people on is the size of the clusters. I prefer mine to be a little smaller than what we made this weekend, but they are still good. Ingredients: […]

November 10, 2008 · jackie · 21 Comments
Posted in: Cookies & Fudge

Mom’s Soft Sugar Cookies

These are the sugar cookies that I used to make with my own mother when I was little and now I got to bake them with my own son. Ian had a blast cutting out the shapes and watching us frost them. There is one thing I did change. The nutmeg in the recipe just […]

November 10, 2008 · jackie · 23 Comments
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Old-Fashioned Ginger Cookies

This recipe is one of the few that actually make a lot! For our holiday baking, we were going to do 6 batches of all the cookies we were making since they were being divided up between 4 of us. Well, we only did a triple batch of this recipe and ended up with over […]

November 10, 2008 · jackie · 22 Comments
Posted in: Cookies & Fudge

Mint Patties

This is actually a recipe from my grandmother that my mom seems to love, yet I’m not sure what I think about it. While we were doing the holiday baking this weekend, we added this to our list when we realized we had all the ingredients. This is actually a really good recipe if you […]

November 10, 2008 · jackie · No Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: Dessert


For these, we ended up changing the amount of cinnamon for the coating simply because I thought it was a little too powerful. I like cinnamon, but it was a little strong and it overpowered the sugar it was mixed with. I liked the idea of a more cinnamony sugar taste than straight cinnamon, but […]

November 10, 2008 · jackie · 24 Comments
Posted in: Cookies & Fudge