Witches Brew

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
After dealing with all the lil ghosts and goblins all of us need a little something to help us relax. So here it is Witches Brew
In a crock pot or simmer on the stove top in a large pot.
Add 8 cups hot water
2 cups dark brown sugar
6 whole cloves
3 cinnamon sticks
1 stick of butter ( 1/2 cup)
A pinch of salt
Cook on low in crock pot for 5 hours!
In a mug, ladle in brew
Add a shot of spiced rum
Top with whipped cream
ENJOY!!!

Cinnamon Bread

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2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup veggie oil
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 TBSP sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp butter

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Grease loaf pan

Put flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, salt, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl and beat for 3 minutes. Pour into loaf pan.
Combine 2TBSP sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon and butter mixing until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of batter.
Bake 50-60 minutes

Dinner in a Pumpkin

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1 med. Pumpkin inside scraped of all seeds and strings
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
In a pan brown 1 1/2lbs. Ground beef with I medium onion
Add 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1 can(4oz) of bits and stems mushrooms, 2 tbsp brown sugar and 1/4 soy sauce. Simmer 10 minutes.
Stir in 2 cups of cooked rice.
Place pumpkin on baking dish and fill with mixture.
Bake for 1 hour at 350
ENJOY!!;)

Champagne Cupcakes and Frosting

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Pre heat oven to 350 degrees
Bakes 17-22 minutes @ 350

1 box of betty crocker super moist white cake
3 egg whites
1 1/4 champagne
1/3 cup veggie oil
Mix on medium for 2 minutes
Fill cupcake liners with 1/4 cup of batter
Makes 12 cupcakes

Frosting
1/2 cup butter softened
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup champagne
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat on medium until smooth
ENJOY!!:)

Beef Burgundy stew

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I’m not really good at using recipes I’m more of a little bit of this a little bit of that and oh ya don’t forget this! Haha! So I had to go back in the kitchen and recreate what I did this morning kind of like returning to the scene of the crime. So here goes….
In a crock pot place 1 package of supreme stew meat. Lightly dust the meat with flour and pepper. Add a 3 carrots cut into slices. Add 2 potato’s cubed. Cover your meat and veggies with beef broth, about 3 cans(4cups). Add 1 4oz can of tomato sauce and 1/4 to 1/2 cups of red wine. I used two buck chuck merlot. After all of that’s in the pot sprinkle the top with 1/4 cup of quick cook (minute) tapioca. This thickens your sauce without adding any flavor what so ever. Set crock pot on low 8 hours. 30 minutes before it’s ready add one can of peas. I served it with a little bit of Parmesan cheese and warm biscuits w/ butter and honey. ENJOY!!
This recipe has been linked to http://www.foodiefridaysfriday.com linky party 4/25/14

Versatile Blog Award

Ok so I’m not great at this but here goes, Candi from the Devilish Dish just awarded me the Versatile Blogger award! Once again I’m blushing and am terrified. LOL. I am so flattered and hope I’m better at returning this award than I was the first…. So here are the rules…
1) thank and link back to the person who gave you the award
I think and hope i’ve done that right.:)
2) share 7 things about yourself
1. I love to laugh.
2. I prefer crushed ice because I hate when a cube of ice hits me in the nose.
3. My wiener dog knows all my secrets.
4. I talk to myself a lot but I figure as long as I don’t argue with myself and lose i don’t need meds yet
5. I love football. I wish I could pad up and get out there
6. I love hosting BBQ’s
7. I can’t figure out how in the world to add a picture of the award to this post!! HAHA
3) send the award to 15 other bloggers and let them know you have awarded them

1. A Healthy Jalapeno

2.An Affair From the Heart

3.Chef in disguise

4. Chocolate, Chocolate and more Chocolate

5. City Girl, Country Life

6, Curly Girl Kitchen

7. Edible Addiction

8. Food Lovers International

9. Keene in the Kitchen

10. Rich and Sweet

11. Running With the Devil(ed) Eggs

12. Snappy Gourmet

13. The Domestic Mama

14. The Pretty Little Chef

15. Zestuous

Wow that is always so hard to just pick some!!! I probably did this all wrong but hopefully not. For the life of me I can’t add the picture so I am so sorry! Hopefully the 15 wonderful people I passed this along to will be able to find the award on The Devilish Dish and do it right but oh well I am who I am and I am a techie Dum Dum!!!;)

Peanut Butter Cup Dream cake

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One of my good friends had to put her sweet puppers down so I thought I would bake her a cake to cheer her up. I had a lot of time to think today since we had a three hour car ride so here is what I came up with……

Bake 2 nine inch rounds of your favorite chocolate cake. I used a boxed devils food today because I had one in the cupboard!
1 8oz brick of room temp. cream cheese creamed
1 package dream whip made to the instructions on the side of the box
1 heaping spoonful of peanut butter
Mix cream cheese peanut butter and dream whip together
Place 1 cake and then top with half of mixture. Put other cake on top and place rest of mixture add at least 10 peanut butter cups crumbled on top.
ENJOY!!!;).

Hope This Works!!!

okay, so last night my sweet friend Katrin from @Running With the Devil(ed) Eggs gave me the Liebster Blog award!!! Yay! At first I was so excited then my excitement turned to fear! This award comes with some rules that involves typing this post on my blog, so here I sit typing hoping this works! I apologize in advance if this isn’t right but all me techies are at school and work so I’m flying solo!!
So, First rule is to link the award back to the person that gave it to you HMMMMM! I don’t know how to do that so Katrin pretend i did. HAHA
Second pass it on to 5 others, really just 5?? Oh the anxiety this is giving me.
1) @Food is Love because Laurie was one of the first to help when I started this crazy idea
2) @Farmers wife for being supportive when I asked questions at the beginning also
3)@Betty’s Kitchen Adventures because I love her page and ideas
4)@Cooking with Mel for all the help and delish pictures and recipes
5) @Simply Gourmet Photography because her pictures are beautiful
There are so many more….. but the rules were 5!
I hope this works!! I need a cocktail now!:)