Monday, November 16, 2015

Monday, Monday

Happy Monday all.

Thought I'd pass on a couple recipes that you might be able to enjoy over this coming holiday.  They may even save you a buck or two!

6 large apples
3/4 C brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbsp. margarine or butter
1/2 C apple juice or cider
1/4 C chopped nuts OR old fashioned oats

Core the apples and peel a one inch strip off top of apple to keep the apples from splitting.
Mix the sugar, cinnamon,  margarine/butter, and nuts together.
Place apples in the crockpot, pour in juice, then stuff the butter mixture into the center of each apple. *If you have extra, just place on top of apples.
Turn crockpot on high and cook for 2 1/2 - 3 hours, till a fork easily pokes the apples.

WARNING - these things are molten HOT when they are first done.  Let them cool a little.  Eat as is or serve with ice cream.  These are addictive!!!!!!
A great way to use up older apples.

DON'T spend the extra money on buying a honey glazed ham this year.  MAKE YOUR OWN!

1/2 C honey
1/2 C sugar
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
Mix it all together and place on ham.  Bake at 400* for 20-30 minutes to get the appropriate glaze.

This enables you to buy the cheapest ham you can, cook it well till tender, then add your glaze and bake 20-30 minutes longer.  Super easy!

ESSENCE  ---  BAM!!!!!
This is a recipe for the BAM the chef Emeril uses.  This stuff is so expensive at the store.  This is for the basic recipe.  We use this on everything, and it has become a staple of many of the goody bags as well.  My sister loves this stuff.

2 1/2 Tbs. paprika
2 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 Tbsp. black pepper
1 Tbsp. onion powder
1 Tbsp. cayenne
1 Tbsp. crushed oregano
1 Tbsp. crushed thyme
Mix it all together and keep in airtight container or shaker.  Great on veggies, meat, and eggs.
I mix up enough to fill a pint jar, so that I can refill the shaker at ease.

Hope you enjoy these and I hope they may save you a little change!
Have a good one!


  1. Hi Cheryl, Does Bam take the place of salt or is it just a seasoning? I don't believe I have ever heard of it before. Nancy

    1. It is actually called essence - but chef Emeril always said "BAM" when he put it in his dishes on TV. It does have salt in it, but it adds a lot of zest or "extra" punch to what you are cooking.
      We really like it.

  2. Hi Cheryl, I am making up the Peppermint Coffee and it says add 1/2 C boiling water to 2 T. That only makes about a half cup coffee. Is the 1/2 C correct? Nancy

    1. Yes, that's what the recipe calls for. You would double for a full cup. Just play with it a little and see if you need 4 Tbsp. per cup or less. Depends on your taste buds.

  3. Thanks Cheryl, I tried it today and think I would prefer 1 T or 1 and 1/2 T for myself. Need to get started on all this stuff! Nancy