Recipes to Share

Thursday, January 24, 2008


O'Henry's are oh! so! wonderful! I don't know how they got their name, but if you're a fan of peanuts & chocolate & butterscotch ... and following the easiest recipe ever ... then you must try these. I made a batch this morning (tonight is scrapbook night at my house).

I got this recipe from my friend Carol, who got it from her husband's grandmother. Not that you'd care, but I just don't want to take credit. : )


1 c. Karo syrup (found with other syrups)
1 c. sugar
1 c. peanuts (I got unsalted and I don't chop them)
1 c. peanut butter
3 c. Rice Krispies
1 pkg. chocolate chips
1 pkg. butterscotch chips

Stir together Karo syrup and sugar. Microwave for 2 minutes. Add peanuts and peanut butter to the Karo mixture. Microwave everything for 1 minute. Add 3 cups of Rice Krispies. Spread into a greased 9" x 13" pan.

Combine chocolate chips (on bottom) and butterscotch chips in a bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Spread over krispie mixture and cool in the refrigerator.

Remove and cut into 1-inch squares.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

toffee apple dip

I absolutely love this dip. It's a great appetizer or snack. Just be careful ... it's a little addicting. Thank you Sarah for introducing us to this (several years ago). We've made it a million times since. Okay, so not quite a million. But a lot.

PS - Some food tastes a heck of a lot better than it photographs. This is an example of food that is NOT photogenic. : )


Mix the following together & serve with apple slices:

8 oz. cream cheese
½ c. brown sugar
¼ c. white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 pkg. Skor toffee bits

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

porcupine meatballs

My friend Tori shared this recipe with me a few years ago and it's become another family favorite for us. After making it many times, we've tweaked the recipe to our liking. David loves to add a little bit of "this & that" to spice it up, and we love the flavorful results.


1 lb. hamburger
1/2 c. uncooked rice
1/2 c. water
1/3 c. onion, chopped
1/2 tsp. celery salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 egg
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
1-2 cans of stewed diced tomatoes (not drained)
1 c. water
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Seasonings as desired (oregano, pepper, garlic salt, Tabasco sauce)

Mix hamburger, uncooked rice, water, onion, celery salt, garlic powder, salt & pepper. Add an egg to help hold it all together. Shape into (about 16) balls and cook in skillet until all sides are brown. In a separate bowl, mix tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, 1 c. water and Worcestershire sauce and pour over meatballs. Heat to boiling. Add desired seasonings. Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes. (Add water during cooking if necessary.) Serve over cooked rice.

Note: This takes about ½ hour to make and 45 minutes to simmer, so 1 hour and 15 minutes, from start to ready to eat.