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!!!

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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