Thursday, October 31, 2019

Treats Not Tricks, Edible Shot Glasses

Adults need treats too. This is great for using leftover candy, a party or anytime.

I've used a flexible shot mold that you can find online or in stores.

The shot molds can also be used in the freezer too.

1 - 2 pkg. hard candy

Rinse and dry shot mold, set aside.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Unwrap candy and place 12 - 15 candies to completely fill each of the molds. 

Place on a baking sheet and place sheet in oven to bake for 8 - 14 min. or until candy is melted.

Remove tray carefully from oven, turn off oven and set aside candy glasses to cool  and harden. 

To serve: When cool and hardened, remove from molds carefully and fill with your favorite beverage.

Serves 6.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Mulled Cider

This is great for a fall day after raking leaves, when you're done taking the kids trick-or-treating, errands or even watching the game.


1 - 2 quarts apple cider 
1 tsp. each: whole cloves, chopped fresh ginger
1 orange, sliced
1 cinnamon stick, broken in half

Rinse and zest orange. Cut orange into slices, set aside.

Break cinnamon stick in half.

Rinse and chop ginger.

Heat saucepan over medium heat. 

Lower heat to medium low, pour cider into pan. Add spices, ginger, & 2 orange into the cider and let simmer for 5 - 10 min.

Remove pan from heat.

With a slotted spoon, remove spices and orange slices.

Ladle cider into mugs and garnish with remaining orange slices.

Serves 4 - 8.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Berries On The Bottom Yogurt

Who doesn't love yogurt.

The ones in the store can be so full of sugar.

This recipe is an easy alternative.

I've use blueberries for this but you can also use sliced strawberries or even raspberries.

2 - 3 c. light greek yogurt 
1/8 - 1 tsp. sweetner (optional)
1/2 c. blueberries
1 - 2 drops vanilla extract (optional)

Rinse berries through a strainer under running cold water.

If using strawberries, rinse strawberries, remove stem and cut into 3rds.

In a bowl place yogurt, desired amount of sweetener and vanilla extract.

To serve:

Place some berries in the bottom of a small serving dish.

Top with yogurt mixture and stir to mix.

Serves 4.