Scary Good Fudge

Fudge by Betty Fisk   4 ½ cups sugar 1 can evaporated milk ½ lb. butter 1 packages semi sweet chocolate bits 1 8 oz. jar marshmallow cream 1 tbsp. vanilla 2 cups chopped nuts (if desired)   Combine sugar, milk and butter in heavy saucepan. Place over moderate heat, stir until mixture begins to boil. Cook for 8 minutes, then removed from heat and stir in the chocolate bit, marshmallow crème, vanilla and nuts. Pour into a well- buttered shallow pan and chill until firm. Makes about 5 lbs of fudge.   For a full Halloween spin on this …

Gluten Free Cranberry Pecan Oaties

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp salted butter, room temperature 1 large egg 1/2 cup coconut sugar 2 tbsp monkfruit 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 cup oat flour 1/4 cup gluten free flour 1 1/2 cups quick oats 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1. Cream butter, coconut sugar, and monkfruit together. 2. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until just combined (don’t overmix) 3. In a separate bowl, combine flours, baking powder, cinnamon and quick oats together. 4. Slowly add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, scraping down the …

Chocolate Pie

Easy Chocolate Pie 9 inch graham cracker crust, chilled 4 small chocolate candy bars 20 marshmallows (regular size) 1/2 cup milk 1/2 pint whipping cream Melt chocolate bars, marshmallows and milk in top of double boiler (or in pan on low heat stirring continuously. When completely melted remove from heat and let cool. Whip cream in large bowl and fold into cooled chocolate mixture. Pour into chilled graham cracker crust. Cover and place in refrigerator overnight before serving. By Betty Fisk  

Quick Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

By Mrs. Marion Dexter 1 3/4 cups sifted cake flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup soften butter or shortening 1 cup buttermilk 2 eggs Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa. Add butter (or shortening) and 2/3 cup of buttermilk (or sour cream or yogurt). Beat well about 2 minutes with mixer. Add 1/3 cup more buttermilk and the eggs. Beat 2 more minutes. Bake in 2 greased, waxed paper lined 8 inch pans at 350 for about 30 minutes. Fill and frost with chocolate buttercream icing. …

Potato Corn Chowder

4 medium potatoes, cut into small pieces 3 cups of chicken broth 1 onion, chopped small package of frozen corn 3/4 cup of milk or cream 2 tablespoons of corn starch 2 tablespoons butter salt and pepper to taste 2 pieces cooked bacon (for garnish) 1 cup of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (for garnish) In large pot cook bacon until brown. Add onion and cook stirring until onion is almost browned. Add salt, and pepper and cook for 1 minut. Stir in chicken broth. Add potatoes and corn. Stir and simmer on medium heat. Cover and cook for about 15-20 …

Homemade Cream of Chicken Soup

2 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 3  cups chicken broth 1 can pet milk, add 2 oz. of water to it salt and pepper to taste chopped chives or parsley 1/2 of a cooked chicken, shredded Melt butter in top of double boiler over direct heat, then stir in flour. Add chicken broth and milk slowly. Cook over boiling water while stirring constantly until smooth and thickened. Add chicken. Garnish with chives or parsley. Recipe courtesy of Meg Grave

Halloween Brownies

Mom’s Brownie Recipe 3/4 cup butter 1 1/2 cup sugar 3 eggs 3 squares melted unsweetened chocolate 1 cup + 2 tbsp. flour 1/2 tsp. salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease & flour a 13″ x 9″ cake pan. Cream together butter, sugar & eggs. Add flour. Add melted chocolate. Pour into baking pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Note if you mix in the chocolate before the flour the brownies will not be as moist. My Mom loved making this recipe and bringing it to family parties. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. For a …

School-Night Meals that Deliver Taste at a Low Cost

Regardless of what back to school looks like this year, preparing family meals throughout the week does not have to be a challenge. Shopping at a store like ALDI can stretch your budget and help you make five different meals over five days for about $5 a meal pretax for a family of four. Using a mix of kitchen staples you already may have, along with fresh ingredients, you can make delicious, affordable recipes for the whole family. Simply select a protein or main ingredient and explore versatile ways to build other meals around it during the week. Grilled chicken …

Easy Chicken Enchiladas with Black Beans

Recipe courtesy of “Wellness for the Win” on behalf of ALDI Prep time: 25 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Servings: 10 Nonstick cooking spray 1 medium onion, chopped Chicken: 1 pound chicken breasts 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin salt, to taste pepper, to taste Enchiladas: 15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed 10 ounces diced tomatoes and green chilies, drained 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese, divided 16 ounces restaurant-style salsa, divided 10 whole-wheat tortillas Optional Toppings: diced avocado plain Greek yogurt cilantro Preheat oven to 400 F. Spray 9-by-13-inch pan …

Green Chili Jack Smash Burgers

Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board and USA Pulses Servings: 4 Burger Patties: 1 pound ground pork 4 tablespoons red onion, scrubbed with vegetable brush under running water and finely minced 1 teaspoon garlic, minced 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder 2 teaspoons ancho chili powder 1 cup cooked black-eyed peas, drained 1 teaspoon salt, plus additional, to taste 4 slices Jack cheese Caramelized Onions: 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, scrubbed with vegetable brush under running water and sliced thin 1/2 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt Charred Green Chili Mayo: 1 can (3 ounces) diced green chilies 2/3 cup …