Thursday, December 25, 2008

Found My Recipe

I finally found my lost recipe. I had placed it on top of my desk upstairs and had not done any work at that desk for over a week. I had hoped to post this in time to make for any Christmas parties you might be going to, but it will work just as well for a New Year's Eve Party.

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Mini Sandwiches

2 packages Hawaiian Rolls
1 lb. shaved ham
8 oz. shredded Swiss Cheese

3/4 C. melted butter
1 1/2 T. Poppy seed
2 T. dried onion
1 1/2 t Worchester sauce
2 T. Dijon mustard

Preheat ove to 350 degrees F. Slice rolls in half and place bottom half in a baking pan or dish. Put ham and then cheese on the rolls. Put half of the glaze over the ham and cheese and top with the top half of the rolls. Apply the rest of the glaze on top of the sandwiches and bake for 15-20 minutes.

Merry Christmas everyone.


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Lost Recipe

Have you ever lost a recipe? Of course, you have and so have I. Today, as a matter of fact. I have this really good recipe for small ham sandwiches that I wanted to give to everyone and now I can't find it. I just saw it earlier in the week and put it someplace safe so I could put it on here this weekend. You guess it, it is so safe I can't even find it now. I'll keep looking and you keep checking back here. I'll post it as soon as I find it. Sorry.


Sunday., December 21, 2008

I'm still searching for that recipe. Boy, when I put something away for safe-keeping, I sure do a good job.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Candy and Cookie making

I will be making Christmas candy and cookies this weekend and also next weekend. I'm trying a new cookie recipe and if it comes out good, I'll post the recipe later. I know so many of you do as I and make candy and cookies for Christmas, so I thought I would pass on a little tip for you to use when you are measuring out sticky substances in your measuring cups.

Before measuring out the sticky substance, fill your measuring cup with hot water. Pour it out, but don't dry it. Immediately add your ingredient, such as peanut butter. Once it's measured, watch how easily it comes out of your cup.

It's another windy day in Indiana, the windiest since Tropical Storm Ike came through in September. Technically, it was a Tropical Storm since it was in Indiana, but can't tell me we didn't have hurricane winds. Wish me luck in getting my treats finished before we lose power. I wasn't so lucky last time.


Friday, December 12, 2008

Cookbook sale price ending soon

This weekend will be the last days that my cookbook, Masters & Disasters of Cooking will be on sale. Next week, the price goes back up. Hurry and order your copy today for delivery before Christmas. Click on the link at the right side of this page to order.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tea and Cookies

I was reading the newspaper this week and noticed an article announcing that a ladies' group at a local church was holding a Christmas Tea. I visioned in my head a group of ladies sitting at a table with an antique lace tablecloth, a fire burning in the fireplace, plates of cookies at each setting, and steam rising from each tea cup that sits in it's own matching saucer.

Doesn't that sound inviting? It could happen and you could host it. Have you ever hosted a Cookie Swap? It's very simple, you invite your friends over and tell them to bring a batch of their favorite homemade cookies.

Food is served, but not the cookies, unless you plan ahead and made extras. Food can be anything from snacks to a full buffet meal. After everyone has eaten, you gather your guests around the table full of the cookies they've brought. Don't forget to tell them to bring an empty container for the news cookies they'll be taking home.

Each person tells something about the cookies they've brought, maybe even sharing the recipe. After that, everyone takes a turn going around the table and taking about three cookies from each batch until all the cookies are gone. Everyone should take home about the same amount they brought. It's a fun afternoon for all that attend. There's really no set rules on how to do a Cookie Swap, so be creative. Oh, and don't forget to tell everyone to bring several bags of their favorite tea to sample, too.

I haven't started my cookie or candy making yet. I have that planned for the weekend of Dec 20. This year is going to be a Chocolate Christmas for me. All the candy and cookies I make this year will be chocolate. But, I'm still trying to find a good chocolate cookie recipe to make this year.

I'm going to enjoy a cup of tea,