Saturday, December 31, 2011

Kloss's Tom and Jerry Batter

Yummy note: This was a recipe that my dad's family used for the holidays. Tom and Jerry drinks seemed to be one of the staples around the holidays. You know, we had the turkey, ham, deviled eggs, potatoes, a ton of desserts, and all the other fixings, and of course, the drinks. The Tom and Jerry's stood out the most. I can remember drinking this when I was probably about my daughter's age, as it was such a treat. Every year, it is made. So I'm keeping the tradition up, and this year, I helped make a batch or two of the mix. I recall Grandma Kloss making batches of this batter, and often my dad and other uncles were helping serve us this tasty drink. Years went by, and even though Grandma, my dad, and several of my other uncles that are no longer with us, they seem to live on in the making of the Tom and Jerry's every year. We miss you all dearly. Cheers.


Kloss's Tom and Jerry Batter

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 lb powdered sugar (about 3 3/4 cups) - divided
2 shots Rum

Directions:
Separate eggs, whites in one bowl, yolks in another. Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat in cream of tartar and salt to the egg whites. Beat in half of the powdered sugar (roughly about 1 1/2 cups + 6 tblsp), pumpkin pie spice, and rum. (Note, you can leave out the rum at this step, and add it at the end to your individual cups, if you wish to make some of the mix non-alcoholic.) Next, add in the rest of the powdered sugar to the egg yolks and beat well. Fold the egg yolk mixture into the egg white mixture. Add in a couple of tablespoons to a mug or glass and fill with milk or water. Whisk or stir mixture thoroughly together.


Serve Tom & Jerry's to your preference. Some like it served hot, while others like it very cold. It is a matter of personal preference. My preference is to serve is with ice cold milk for a frothy creamy sweet drink. Garnish with additional spices if desired.

Tom & Jerry's - a thick and frothy drink treat!


In loving memory for the Kloss family. 
The Kloss boys - Uncle Tom, Uncle Harvey, Uncle Stanley, Uncle Robert, and my dad Russell

Grandpa Cyril and Grandma Leone Kloss
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Thursday, December 22, 2011

spreading the cheer with the Liebster award

Yummy note: First, thanks to the Hearty Appletite for passing this award along at  http://www.heartyappletite.com/2011/12/liebster-blog-award.html




So what is the Liebster Blog Award- Well, from what I could tell from previous award winners, it appears that the Liebster award originated in Germany or atleast the word did. The word “Liebster” is a term of endearment; “beloved person.” The aim of the award is to bring attention to blogs with fewer than 200 followers.  

These are the rules for accepting the award:

1. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
2. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.
3. Post the award on your blog.
4. Bask in the love from the most supportive people on the Internet - other writers.
5. And best of all – have fun and spread the Karma!
6. Right click on the award image to save it to your computer and then upload to your blog!


Here are some blogs I frequently check out to see what they are doing that I am passing this award to:


http://www.thejeyofcooking.com/
For the last few months, I've been involved in a group recipe post called the Secret Recipe Club, and I've been running into this cute blog on and off called The Jey of Cooking. Jey is part of my monthly group that posts and always has such great looking stuff. You should stop by and pin a few of her recipes to try and make! 


http://www.flamingomusings.com/
I think this is one of my first foodie blogs that I began to follow, called Flamingo Musings. Renee's blog is full of wit and wisdom in her posts, besides some great recipes! From what I have read, I would have to guess that her jams are just Freakin' fantastic. :) 


http://toddlingaroundchicagoland.com/
Toddling around Chicagoland is an informational site from a mommy blogger that gives great info for parents on the go in the Chicagoland area. It is a kid tested and approved blog as it is all about Sarah's family and their experiences while on their adventures out and about. Such great reviews and tips can be found here, plus upcoming activities for your kids. 


http://shelleybakes.blogspot.com/
I found this blog through a friend's family blog, and have enjoyed reading Shelley's blog for awhile now. She typically uses very accessible ingredients and recipes that are not too labor intensive, which is awesome.
This blog is a creative blog that my friend Nicki has been updating for awhile now. She does some adorable paper crafting here! You should really check out her cool designs and ideas.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Breakfast Pizza

Yummy note: This recipe is one of those in my big purple binder that has been around for a long time. I remember having this breakfast pizza casserole around the holidays for a brunch or breakfast gathering. But, lately, we've been making it as a quicker evening meal though, as we love breakfast anytime of day! I think it took maybe 40-45 minutes start to finish on this dish, which is not bad for such a filling meal. We made a sausage breakfast pizza here, but you could easily swap it for other favorites, such as bacon or vegetable.

Breakfast Pizza



Ingredients:
for a smaller 9 inch pizza:
1/2 lb pork sausage
1 pkg crescent rolls
1/2 cup shredded hash browns
1/2-3/4 cup egg beaters (or 2-3 eggs, depends on how much of the other ingredients you layer on first)
2 tbsp milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
* Note: Recipe can easily be doubled to make a full-sized 12 inch pizza or a 9x13 casserole dish. May need to increase baking time though to adjust for size.













Directions:
Brown sausage in a pan and drain off extra grease.













Press crescent roll dough into a greased 9 inch pie pan or 12 in pizza pan.











It could even be assembled on a cookie sheet for a rectangular pizza too. Layer the sausage on top of the crescent roll dough first.  (If anybody has ever had a Chicago-style sausage patty pizza, this is the same idea.)











Then layer on the hash browns and cheese.











Next beat eggs and milk together and pour over pizza.











Season with your salt and pepper. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 25-30 minutes or until your eggs are set. Cut into slices and enjoy.

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Monday, December 12, 2011

chocolate peanut butter cups

Yummy note:  Awesome...a chocolate category on this month's blogger site...I knew I was going to have a tough time trying to figure out what to make now for this month's secret recipe club! Living Lou's blog is fantastic, I love her simple, yet creative recipes that she blogs about. I mean, I think that if we met, we would get along well as I saw many similarities between us.  She mentioned that she is the girl that brings treats to her class or to a friend's house and that is so what I did when I was in school too! Plus, it seems like we both enjoy our fair share of chocolate, too! Living Lou is a young blogger, but she really shows her love and passion for food and cooking on her site.  Let me tell you, I wanted to make this cake, and these cookies, and oh, chocolate ice cream, but these little chocolate peanut butter cups needed some attention instead.  Once I made them, they were being gobbled up in no time and I would suggest you to make atleast a full batch. I didn’t have all of the chocolate on hand that Lou suggested, so I just improvised with the amount that I had and it worked fine. But note, use a mix of the milk and semisweet chocolate as I think that is the real key on what makes these taste way more fantastic than the store bought peanut butter cups. :)


Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Adapted from Living Lou’s blog (Lou sourced it from Joy of Baking)
Ingredients:
For the Peanut Butter Filling:
1/2 cup peanut butter ( I used chunky, but you can use creamy, too) (also, you could use a sunflower seed butter if you need to substitute for allergy concerns)
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 cup powdered sugar
For the Chocolate Coating:  
8 oz semisweet chocolate, roughly chopped
8 oz milk chocolate, roughly chopped
1 tbsp shortening





Directions:

Melt the chopped up chocolate and shortening in a double boiler or in a microwaveable bowl. While the chocolate is melting, add peanut butter, butter, and salt together in a bowl and heat in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds, or until the butter begins to melt and you can easily stir the mixture together. Then add in the powdered sugar to your peanut butter mix. 






Next, spoon or brush in your melted chocolate into desired pans or cup liners. Make sure you have a nice coating on the bottom and sides of your liners or else the peanut butter mixture might sink to the bottom and poke through during the cooling process. In order to ensure the peanut butter filling was not going to leak out, I added a step and refrigerated my chocolate shells for a few minutes and then added in the peanut butter filling. Note, I love a lot of peanut butter filling, so allowing it to set up a bit more, made it less messy, as you drop your peanut butter globs into the chocolaty shell. After you spoon in the peanut butter filling, cover it completely with the rest of the melted chocolate. If you add in the additional set-up time for your chocolate shells, you may have to reheat your bowl of chocolate if it begins to harden. Let the cups chill and enjoy!







I seriously loved this recipe so much and the results I got were so delicious, I couldn't help taking a few more pictures of them...


Want to know more about the Secret Recipe Club? Check out the others here!



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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

tootsie roll fudge

Yummy note:
I love fudge all year round, so when I saw this month's Crazy Cooking Challenge for a fudge recipe, I totally was up for it. The Crazy Cooking Challenge is where we are given a specific recipe subject, and then we are to find another blogger's recipe for that subject to feature. How fun?! This has been going on for a few months now, and these are some of the ones I've featured before - chocolate chip cookies and mashed potato puffs. And for this month, I'm featuring Tootsie Roll Fudge - 2 ways using the vanilla and the chocolate flavored candy! I saw this recipe over at Vivian's site called Let's Try These. I've been to Vivian's site a numerous of times before through other blog parties I've participated in and she's always had some great stuff I've been admiring. So when I saw a tootsie roll fudge recipe, I knew it was love at first sight, and such a great way to use up some of that candy I had hanging around the house just in time for the holidays.




Tootsie Roll Fudge 

Original recipe from Taste of Home magazine- Adapted by Vivian at Lets Try These 

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups Tootsie Rolls 
2 tablespoons peanut butter or sunflower seed butter
3-3/4 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Colored chocolate wafers or sprinkles for decorating
Nut Allergy? Don't worry-Tootsie Rolls are produced in a safe environment free of nuts! Check it out. Instead of peanut butter, use sunflower seed butter for a nut-free alternative. 
Directions: 
Begin by unwrapping all those little Tootsie Rolls! (I think I had about 40+ or so for each batch I made.) Next, line a 9-in. square baking pan with foil and grease the foil with a non-stick cooking spray (or a teaspoon of butter would work too). Add the Tootsie Rolls, butter, and peanut butter in a sauce pan or microwavable dish. Melt the Tootsie Rolls either over VERY low heat, or in the microwave until candy has melted. If you are doing this on the stove, be sure to stir constantly, or in the microwave, stop and stir occasionally. It only takes maybe a minute to do in the microwave, it is very quick.

I attempted to do it first on the stove, but well, I wasn’t able to give it the attention it needed and it began to burn. Oops! There goes that batch! So please pay attention to it.
Next, add in the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. The fudge will begin to get very thick and a bit sticky, but keep stirring until all of the powdered sugar is incorporated. Next, spread into your prepared pan and chill. At this point, you can put sprinkles or other decoration on your fudge if you’d like before it sets up. (or you may drizzle with decorating chocolate after it has chilled.) After chilling, remove foil and the fudge from your pan and cut into small squares. Decorate additional if you’d like using melted decorating chocolate for a fun effect.


Go to the links below to check out the others and to vote for my recipe!
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Monday, December 5, 2011

chicken and gnocchi soup

Yummy note: I miss some of my lunch outings from the BC (before children) days. I love my Olive Garden, not to mention the bread sticks, soup, and salad lunch deals. mmm. I don't really do many lunch excursions anymore, unless it is to-go, drive-thru, or we are going to see someone I haven't seen in awhile.  I guess it saves us a bit on the pocketbook now, but if I want to go out for lunch, I am taking the two sidekicks with me, and well, that sometimes isn't the easiest. When I do go, I must be feeling the need for some adventure! So this is how this soup recipe search started as I've been hungry for this creamy, filling, gnocchi soup for awhile now. When I found this recipe for Olive Garden's chicken and gnocchi soup, I was very excited, but wasn't sure about it until I really tried it out. I've made it several times, once with butternut squash gnocchi, another with instant potato quick gnocchi, and both were equally delicious. However, I tried to play around on the half and half to make it a bit of a lighter recipe, but by doing that the creaminess just isn't there. So if that is what you really like about this soup, don't substitute. So, final words, if anyone has any tips for tackling how to eat your food before it gets cold, while managing two young kids at a restaurant, fill me in! I hope you enjoy this warm, hearty soup.
















Chicken and Gnocchi Soup
Original recipe found here http://www.food.com/recipe/olive-garden-style-chicken-and-gnocchi-soup-348802

Ingredients: 
1 cup cooked chicken, diced
4 tbsp butter
4 tbsp flour
1 quart half and half
14 ounces chicken broth
1/2 cup celery, finely diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup carrots, finely shredded
1 cup onion, finely diced
1 cup spinach, chopped
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp parsley
1 lb gnocchi
salt and pepper, to taste

*yummy tips: 
Some time-saving tips for this recipe is to buy a few things already pre-made, such as: shredded carrots in a bag; rotisserie chicken or canned chicken; frozen or refrigerated gnocchi; and frozen chopped spinach. Recipe can easily be doubled and extra soup can be frozen for a quick meal later. Also, whole milk can be used instead of the half and half, but the texture isn't as silky smooth as the half and half produces.











Directions: 

Saute the onion, garlic, and celery in the butter and olive oil, until onion becomes translucent. Add in your flour and make like a paste or a roux. Stirring constantly, cook the mixture for about a minute and then add in your half and half, seasonings, carrots, and chicken. Let mixture begin to simmer and thicken up.
 



















In another pot, cook your gnocchi according to package directions or prepare your homemade gnocchi (I used my squash gnocchi recipe before and it turned out delicious as well). Note, if preparing homemade gnocchi for this dish, I would do that before so you don't have to worry about it at the same time as preparing your soup. As the soup mixture gets thicker, maybe a few minutes of simmering, add in your chicken broth, and let it reduce a few minutes again. Once the gnocchi is ready, add it to the simmering soup, along with your spinach.


Cook for a few additional minutes or until the spinach starts to wilt. Serve with a little parmesan cheese on top if you wish.
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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! a little late

Yummy note:  It has been a rough, not to mention busy few weeks around here and I'm sorry I haven't had time to "officially" blog lately, but I thought I'd post a few quick pictures from my phone of one of my creations. The kids, and even the adults, sure loved these cute turkeys at our Thanksgiving. I hope everyone had a good thanksgiving and enjoyed some time with your family and friends. -Heather




Turkey-Shaped Rolls
Ingredients: 
2 frozen bread dough loaves 
1 egg white
Optional "decorations" - maraschino cherries, cheese, m&m's, olives, pepperoni, chocolate chips, or other small edible items would work well.


Directions:

Thaw frozen bread loaves, according to package directions. I let mine sit overnight and they got quite large... but it still worked fine! 













With a knife, cut loaf of thawed bread in pieces. I think I got about 10 pieces from each loaf. Take each piece and shape gently. Place roll down on a lightly sprayed baking sheet or parchment paper covered baking sheet. Arrange rolls into desired shape. Yummy note: You could so make many more fun shapes with these rolls for any given occasions. I'm thinking a Christmas tree shape will work well for the upcoming holidays. (Ooh, and imagine all the decorating possibilities!)


 


Brush rolls with an egg white wash (just an egg white beaten slightly) or desired toppings. I used egg whites on one and on the other rolls I used a olive oil and pizza seasonings. (Both ways were delicious!) Bake in 350 degree preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until browned.



I had to improvise on this turkey, he was a bit too large to fit on a normal baking sheet! So I turned over two baking sheets and set them together with parchment paper to cover them and baked it that way. I used maraschino cherries, cheese, and m&m's for facial features, but olives, pepperoni, chocolate chips, or other small edible items would work well for decorated your edible creation. 

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Caramelized Chickpeas

Yummy note: Even before picking my assignment this month for the Secret Recipe Club, I knew I wanted to challenge myself a bit more than normal. I wanted to use what I already had in my kitchen to make something, so that meant no crazy long grocery list to get stuff. I was excited to see I was assigned Averie's blog called Love Veggies and Yoga. It was perfect, as I found lots of simple recipes, fresh ingredients, and not calling for too many weird ingredients that I didn't have. She had some great healthy recipes to pick from, not to mention even some sweet treats. Just recently, Averie posted this-- can I say I can't wait to make her newest creation of these butterfinger bars, as I have lots of leftover candy corn! My final three was narrowed down to this hearty vegetarian southwestern soup; the recipe with ketchup in the title, as anyone that knows me well, my daughter and I love ketchup;  or the fake me out honey roasted "peanuts" recipe featuring chickpeas.  Drum roll, please... the one I ended up picking was the Caramelized Chickpeas!   

Caramelized Chickpeas
(aka Caramelized Garbanzo Beans)

Ingredients:1 can (15 oz.) of chickpeas (also called garbanzo beans)
2/3 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1 - 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
a pinch or two of coarse salt for dusting at the end
Directions: Drain and rinse your can of chickpeas. Stir the sugars and cinnamon together. Put sugar-cinnamon mixture in a bowl or a covered container. Roll the chickpeas in the sugary mixture, or shake container gently to coat your chickpeas in all of the sugary goodness. I like to keep a hand free and fairly clean in the kitchen nowdays with this little chickpea cruising around now getting into more stuff.
I love to shake things, mommy--let me help!









Place coated chickpeas on a foil or parchment covered pan or cookie sheet. This is SUPER important. As Averie noted on her blog this mix "...will have you cursing." Indeed, I see why. lol. It gets very sticky and gooey, but oh, so delicious... so just prepare yourself for caramely mess :)
Bake the chickpeas at 375 degrees for about 30-40 minutes or until bubbly good. Make sure you watch it closely towards the end, as you don't want to burn your caramelized chickpeas, so I always go by the "nose knows" in the kitchen so when it smells good, it is probably about done.
Allow chickpeas to cool before indulging, as they get crunchier as they cool, then enjoy!


Oh, and I forgot to mention... the crispy little caramel left bits, aka, awesome toppers for my caramel coffee drinks I make! mmmm...  


If you'd like to participate in the monthly secret recipe fun, or learn more about our group, check out the site http://www.secretrecipeclub.com.


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Monday, November 7, 2011

mashed potato puffs

Yummy note: I came across this recipe recently in search for the perfect mashed potatoes. Just in like the last month now, I've made it a couple of times now with little variations each time I've made them. I've made little mashed potato "cupcake" like puffs and mashed potato "tots" - both I think equally tasty. I'm always trying to disguise mashed potatoes at our house, as my oldest child despises them. Seriously... like won't try them in their "original" form anymore--if mashed potatoes really have an original form?? :-)   It really is sad, as mashed potatoes are awesome, and always around for the holidays, not to mention they are great for leftover, such as this one! So I keep trying in hopes someday she appreciates the mashed potatoes.  When I saw Tina's crazy cooking challenge at Moms Crazy Cooking this month for mashed potatoes, I thought this would work great. I mean I'm always trying to challenge myself and come up with the best mashed potato recipe at home, so Alicia will try them! So I gave this recipe a whirl-- it was a mashed potato puff recipe from a blog named Janet is Hungry




Mashed Potato Puffs 
 Original recipe adapted from the blog Janet is Hungry


Ingredients: 
3 cups mashed potatoes (roughly 2lbs of uncooked potatoes), already prepared*
1/3 cup (3-4 ounces) cream cheese. I used the cream cheese with onions and chives in it to add in more flavor
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup softened or melted butter
salt and pepper to season 

*optional- panko bread crumbs for rolling puffs into
*optional- crumbled bacon bits


Directions:
Have already prepared mashed potatoes measured out in a big bowl. *To make your mashed potatoes, have peeled and cut up potatoes in a large pan of water and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender and drain off water. Then mash until no lumps are present. Then add in your cream cheese and butter. Whip together until smooth and then add in beaten eggs. The mashed potatoes should be getting lighter and creamy in texture, I almost want to say like consistency of a thick frosting. Spray muffin pans or liners with non-stick cooking spray and scoop mashed potatoes into cups. Place in preheated 425-450 degree oven and bake for bout 20-25 minutes. During the baking process, they begin to puff up a bit and then the browning begins, why, oh yes, it is looking like a mashed potato cupcake! Yep, who can't resist this? Oh, I know, my daughter.. face-->palm. Either way, I will try again, and that is what I did with the puffs. I added in some bacon bits and then rolled them in panko bread crumbs, hoping it would be like a tator tot. I also used a shortcut method and used instant (gasp!- I know, but they tasted good and had a great creamy texture) mashed potatoes. I put those little guys into the oven on a cookie sheet and baked them for similar temps as the others above, and it had great results. Either one of these will freeze well in order to make ahead for those upcoming parties, yeah timesaver! So what did the kiddo think? Ah, a little better reaction, but still no "I want to eat that again" mashed potato approval of the tough little cookie. So the search continues...

Round 1 - Mashed potato puffs - "cupcakes"
Round 2 - Mashed potato puffs - "tots"

I hope you enjoyed the crazy cooking challenge for this month on Tina's blog, and if you liked my blog entry, please vote for my recipe below and click on the like button. Also check out the others in their adventures in finding the yummiest mashed potato recipe! 

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

funeral potatoes

Yummy note: The name of this dish, is well, really horrible. Funeral potatoes, really? I can't tell you how many times I've heard people call them this. I guess it isn't even a local Midwest thing, as I did a bit of googling on the name "funeral potatoes" and found this:  http://saltlakecity.about.com/od/lifestyles/a/FuneralPotatoes.htm   - wow, who knew. I mean, it totally makes sense to have this as a staple for big gatherings, especially when this casserole is so loved. So back to the point, yes, this is an ultimate comfort food dish, the cheesy, gooey, wonderfully crispy outside really takes the cake with this potato dish. I love this recipe, so I'm happy to share this with you all as well. I wish I could remember where I originally got this recipe, or who even gave it to me, but it has been one of those in my cookbook for years now... 



Funeral Potatoes
(aka Really Good Hash Brown Casserole)

Ingredients:
2 lb bag of hash brown chunks (or you can use a bag of potatoes o'brien)
3 oz cream cheese
1 can cream of mushroom soup (or you can use cheddar cheese, potato, or celery soup)
1/2 can of milk
1/2 stick of butter
1-2 cups shredded cheese
1-2 tsp. onion flakes
*optional - top with additional butter and crushed crackers, breadcrumbs, or potato chips for added crunch

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix soup, butter, cream cheese, and milk in a bowl and heat in the microwave until creamed (slightly melted) together. Put hash brown chunks into your 9 x 13 pan and pour the creamy mixture over the potatoes. Stir until mixed together. Add in onion flakes and half of the shredded cheese. After about 15-20 minutes into the bake time, stir mixture and add the rest of the cheese (and optional crumbs) on top. Bake for another 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes begin to get tender and cheese begins to brown.  Bake until until all cheese has melted and is a bubbly golden brown. Enjoy.


Before - All mixed up ready for oven. 
After - The crunchy, cheesy, gooey yummy potatoes revealed. 
Yummy note: You can decrease cooking time if you thaw hash brown chunks before hand. Also, if you put aluminum foil over the casserole while it is cooking, it also can help speed up some of the cook time. This recipe can easily be half-sized if you wish, but with a 9 x 13 pan, it is perfect for sharing with others.


This recipe is linked up to these great parties. This Chick Cooks, Miz Helen's Full Plate Thursday, It's a Keeper, A little Nosh: Tastetastic Thursday and The Lady Behind the Curtain Cast Party. Thanks!
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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Yummy Mummy Dogs

Yummy note: There is finally a cool chill in the air, and a crisp in our step, so that must mean one thing, fall has arrived. I enjoy the fall tremendously, not as much the Halloween ghoulish ways, but just the beauty of this time of year and the harvest of so many wonderful things. My daughter, Alicia, is the same way, she really doesn't get a huge kick out of Halloween, as she still gets pretty scared by it all, but these yummy mummy dogs sure are a treat for her! It doesn't matter what time of year it is, these are still a staple for our meal plan rotation. This is such a great recipe for kids to help out on and get their hands into the kitchen with. With just a bit of prep time and about 15 minutes of baking time, you can have a quick on the go meal in no time that the kids of all ages seem to enjoy.  





Ingredients:
1 8 oz can of refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or crescent sheets
1 package of hot dogs (8 or 10 hot dogs)
*optional add-in - sliced cheese (see original recipe)
mustard and ketchup for dipping/decorating














Directions:
Unwrap and roll out the crescent dough on a cutting board. Cut crescent dough in strips, will need anywhere from 10 thick strips, to 40 thin strips, depending on how thick or how you wrap up your mummy strips. Wrap the dough strips around your hot dogs creating your mummy bandages. Place on a lined cookie sheet or a lightly sprayed pan to avoid sticking. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 13-17 minutes, or until your mummies turn a golden brown. Use ketchup and mustard to decorate your yummy mummy dogs and enjoy!

"ooo, it's hot.. but I want to eat it right away!"
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