Monday, December 11, 2006

Chocolate Brittle Surprise

submitted by: Candy Joyce

35 unsalted saltine crackers
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Arrange 5 rows of 7 crackers each on a greased, aluminum foil-lined baking sheet;set aside. Add sugar, vanilla and butter to a saucepan; stir over medium heat until dissolved and melted. Pour mixture over crackers; bake at 350 for 17 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread chips over the top after melted; about 2 minutes;sprinkle on pecans. Refrigerate for one hour;break into pieces. Store in airtight container. Makes 12 servings.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

crispy topped creamy spinach dip

submitted by: Autumn Johnson

If you want a really good dip to serve with wheat thins for the holidays I suggest this one.

2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 container (8 oz.) philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese spread
1/2 cup kraft ranch dressing
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/2 cups kraft shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup crushed ritz crackers, divided

-preheat oven to 375. Mix spinach, cream cheese, dressing, eggs, and 3/4 cup of the cheddar cheese in large bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup of the crushed crackers.
-Spoon spinach mixture evenly into greased 2qt. oven proof casserole dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup crushed crackers and remaining 3/4 cup of cheddar cheese.
-Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through and cheese on top is melted.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Ham Ball

Submitted by: Angela Mills

1 can Hormel tender chunk ham
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup real mayonnaise
1 tsp. minced onion
1/4 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. mustard
1/4 tsp. Tobasco

-Shred ham with a fork. Add all of the other ingredients. Mix together.
-Shape and chill. Set out to soften a little before serving. Serve with Ritz crackers.

Blonde Brownies

Submitted by: Angela Mills

1/4 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup nuts, chopped, optional

-Combine margarine and brown sugar. Stir in slightly beaten egg.
-Sift flour, baking powder and salt. Add to egg mixture. Add vanilla and nuts.
-Bake in greased 8" square pan at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
*Do not overbake.*

Corn Salad

Submitted by: Angela Mills but it is Jennifer Pritchett's recipe

2 can whole corn, drained
1 cup real mayonnaise
1 cup onion
1 cup bellpepper
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup celery
1 bag Chili-Cheese Fritos

Combine & enjoy!