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Monday, December 31, 2012

A Great Recipe from Pioneer Woman

 I follow Pioneer Woman's blog.  She's funny and has great recipes.  I have both of her cookbooks; the first one being my favorite.  She has a show on Food Network, but if you're like me and don't have cable, you can watch free past episodes on line.  Enjoy this recipe, great app or for lunch!

Zannie's Black-Eyed Pea Dip

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  • 1 can (14-ounce) Can Black-eyed Peas
  • 1/4 whole Onion, Chopped Fine
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream
  • 8 slices Jarred Jalapenos
  • 1 cup Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Salsa
  • Hot Sauce, to taste
  • Salt And Black Pepper To Taste

Preparation Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Drain black-eyed peas and partially mash, leaving some whole.
Add all other ingredients, stirring to combine.
Spread into a 1 1/2 quart baking dish and bake for 20 to 30 minutes until hot and bubbly.
Serve with tortilla chips!
*Note: if you have them available, you can use the canned black-eyed peas and jalapenos (they're canned together.) If you do this, you can omit the extra jalapenos.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Grandma's Chex Mix

This really is my Grandma's recipe. It's more than 40 years old! I like it the best of all the many varieties of this recipe that are out there.  It would be fun to serve in tall jars at your New Year's party or anytime!

1 ½ gallons of Chex or Crispex of your choice
1-2 c. pretzel sticks, broken
about 1 pound nuts of your choice (I like cashews, almonds and pecans)
Mix the above in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix:
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 c. oil
1 ½ tsp. garlic salt
1 ½ tsp. seasoned salt

Shake well. Pour over Chex mixture. Stir to coat. Pour into 2 or 3, 13 x 9" pans. Bake in a preheated 250˚ oven for 1 ½ hours, stirring every half hour. Transfer from pans to paper towels to cool. Store in airtight container.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

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