Black Friday Report, by Susan Karsten

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 […]

Cranberry Caramel Sauce – Perfect for Gifting #1 in a series

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 […]

Cold Turkey Magic with leftovers, by Susan Karsten

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 […]

Salted Caramel Topping, by Susan Karsten

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 […]