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Hot buttered rum

Oh baby it’s cold outside……especially right now on the west coast. And I bet you are thinking of something hot other than tea or hot chocolate…… Here is a great hot drink that kids can enjoy too….just omit the rum before serving…..or use rum flavoring instead. This mixture can be stored in the freezer too for a very long time……if it last that long. 1 pound confectioner sugar 1 pound brown sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon nutmeg Dash allspice 1 pound butter (soften just a tad) 1 quart vanilla ice cream…soften just a tad too Mix everything together in large bowl. You should refrigerate until ready to use. For long term future use….place in air tight container and freeze.  To use: mix 1 heaping tablespoon with a jigger of rum (or small amount of rum flavoring) in mug….mix, fill cup with hot water and mix again. You can top it off with whip cream and chocolate shavings or light sprinkles of cinnamon.  As always we hope you enjoy.

Cranberry swirl coffee cake

I use to do a art guild craft sale thing the weekend before Thanksgiving every year for oh…I would say about five years. I did baked and canned goods, some homemade soap and other homemade items. One of the things I truly enjoyed was making banana bread and this amazing cranberry swirl coffee cake. This is not my own making….. A thousand years ago I was at a holiday type party and this was served. Sad thing is I can not remember the lady that gave me this recipe. Needless to say this loaf has always been a hit anytime I have served it or sold it. At one point I had standing orders people wanted ahead of time to purchase and freeze for later.  Here ya go……and yes this freezes very well for a year. And still taste great.  1 stick butter 1 cup sugar 1 tsp baking soda 2 eggs 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 pint sour cream 1 tsp almond extract 1 can whole cranberry sauce …

Saltines with ranch dressing….yep another version

Holidays are here and snack food is on the list. This is super easy and a little bit different than all the other recipes.  1 box saltines 1 package ranch 1 package onion soup mix 1 cup oil Larger plastic bag  and a cookie sheet In a shallow bowl or plate dump onion soup mix in. With the back of a spoon press on the dried onions to break up. It does not have to be fine. In bag mix package mixes; Add oil and squish to stir. Open all the packages of cracker placing them in the oily bag. Flip to mix. Gently spread out  in the bag and let sit for 3 hours flipping every 30 minutes or so to mix. When time is up heat oven to 425. Gently spread crackers on cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes…..half way through gently stir or flip crackers around. Some will have toasted ends and some will not.  Baking them seems to really enhance the flavors. After they are cooled……and after you serve them, if …