Another super-easy, yet gourmet-delicious ice cream sauce recipe. Great for a small gift.
1 C packed brown sugar
1/4 C evap. milk
2T corn syrup
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients. Mix well. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until heated through. Do not Boil!
That’s it!! Everything you probably already have in your pantry.
Home Made Butterscotch Sauce
The Recipe is super-simple. Makes a nice hostess gift, or Christmas gift for a favorite friend or relative.
8 T (1 stick) Butter
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C cream or evap. milk
1/4 t salt
Cook the ingredients together in a double boiler or small pan over low heat until smooth and well-blended.
How easy is that?! Enjoy this recipe, it’s quick, easy, and delicious.
Here in rural WI, the shopping scene underwhelms. Today, I went out the door a bit before 8, and ceased shopping around noon. When it gets super-crowded, I don’t like it. When I go, the early birds are gone and the late-risers aren’t there yet.
TJ Maxx was one stop. Their prices are pretty good all the time, so no specials for this day. But I hope the 300 thread count sheets I got for $30 are a good deal? They match my paint.
I stepped down the sidewalk to JoAnn’s Fabric to see about some fabric to make my niece a fleece throw (she wants one). No one much going in or out — the front of the exterior looked quiet. Not so. The store was in gridlock. Horrid. I turned around and gave up on the fleece. I’d rather pay full price than stand in those cramped lines.
Now I shall share a secret about Black Friday shopping at Kohl’s. Buy some jewelry or make-up. Yes, if you buy either of those categories, you can check out at the fine jewelry counter!! Only two people ahead of me.
On a side note, about ten years ago, I would marvel and laugh at the people using cell phones to contact others in the mall. It seemed so … I don’t know, over-the-top and new? I am doing that very thing now, and I totally understand. My two daughters and I tend to shoot off to different departments and the phones come in very handy.
Hope you enjoy my little report.
If you have any tips or fun experiences or super buys, please post a comment.
Melt 1.5 Cups sugar with a pinch of salt in a skillet over medium heat without stirring for 4 minutes, then swirl until dark amber, 4 more minutes. Add a 14 oz. can of jellied cranberry sauce and 1/2 Cup of water, whisk until syrupy, 4 minutes. Add 2 t vanilla extract and 4 T butter, whisk 4 more minutes, then puree. Serve over ice cream.
This recipe is the most complicated (not) of the 4 I am publishing here. So, if this is too fussy for you, stay tuned.
From the Nov. Taste of Home Magazine, a VERY SIMPLE recipe caught my eye. I think you’ll like this recipe*.
Crispy Mashed Potato, Turkey, & Stuffing Patties
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 T finely chopped onion
1/4 t pepper
2 C leftover mashed potatoes
2 C leftover chopped cooked turkey
2 C leftover stuffing
2 T butter
2 T of your favorite cooking oil
Whisk eggs, onion and pepper. Stir in potatoes, turkey, and stuffing. In a large skillet, heat butter and oil over Medium-high heat. Working in batches, drop potato mixture by 1/2 cupfuls in to pan; press to flatten slightly. Fry 4-5 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve and EAT!
* I haven’t made it, but in my semi-expert opinion, it looks like a winner.
I’ve been cooking about 7 dinners a week for 24.25 years now. I am qualified to announce my favorite recipe for using Turkey Leftovers and you will know that I have some qualifications or authority on the topic.
Here is a Top Contender:
Cheese & Turkey Casserole
4 Cups cut up cooked Turkey (works great with chicken too)
3 Cups croutons (the unused dry stuffing you have left in the pepperidge farm bag is perfect)
2 Cups shredded cheese (use Cheddar or Swiss)
1 C Mayo
1/2 C milk
1/4 C chopped onion
1 t salt
1/8 t pepper
Heat oven to 350 [now here comes the best part] Mix all ingredients and spoon into a casserole dish. Bake for 40 minutes!
Did I mention it’s super easy? Enjoy!
Feel free to post your favorite turkey leftover recipe in the replies.
Stay tuned to this blog for four more ice cream sauce recipes which are scheduled for the coming month. PERFECT FOR GIFTS. This is a latecoming recipe I just tried. It’s from Family Circle Magazine’s Dec. ’13 issue.
Salted Caramel Sauce
1.5 Cups sugar
1 t sea salt (I used table salt and if you do, use 1/2 t)
1 C heavy cream
1 t vanilla
Salted Caramel Sauce ~ the perfect hostess gift for an ice cream lover
Place sugar in a medium size heavy bottomed sauce pan, and stir in 1/2 C water, Place over medium high heat and cook, without stirring, for 16 minutes or until dark amber in color. Remove from heat and stir in salt. **Gradually stir in cream and add vanilla. Cool and place in a jar. Keeps in fridge for up to 2 weeks. **Make sure you add the cream very gradually, or you will get lumps