Peanut Blossoms

Ingredients:
48 Hershey Kisses
1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Directions:
Heat oven to 375 and remove wrappers from chocolates.
Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl until well blended.
Add 1/3 cup granulated sugar and brown sugar; beat until fluffy.
Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into peanut butter mixture.
Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
Roll in granulated sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie; cookie will crack around edges.
Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack and cool completely.
Source: https://www.hersheys.com/recipes/recipe-details.aspx?id=5191

Pizzelles

Ingredients:

  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon anise
  • Pizzelle maker

Directions:

  1. Beat the eggs.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients one at a time.  Beat until combined.
  3. Spoon batter into each plate of the pizzelle maker.
  4. Cook approximately 1 minute or until they stop steaming.

Source:  Pizzelle maker recipe.

Hearty Bacon Potato Chowder

Ingredients:

  • 8 slices bacon cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 6 medium red potatoes cut in 1/2 in cubes (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 16 ounces sour cream
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 8 ounce can of corn, drained

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, saute the bacon until crisp.
  2. Add the potatoes and onions.
  3. Stir occasionally until the potatoes are soft.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients and let simmer for another 10 minutes.
  5. Season as desired with salt and pepper.

Adapted from: Some random Land of Lakes (1987) subscription cookbook

What to Cook?

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You rarely make something the same way twice. There are too many fun ingredients out there to stick to a recipe.

Peanut Butter Apple Pie

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cups apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Refrigerated pie dough

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together well.
  2. Pour into the prepared pie shell.
  3. Add the top crust.
  4. Bake 15 minutes at 450.
  5. Lower the temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 30 minutes.

Source:  http://www.cooks.com/recipe/97eh0mg/peanut-butter-apple-pie.html