Today I will give you a few easy recipes for goodies for your home or for gifting this holiday season to others.
We all like easy and these fit the bill.
18 1/2 oz. box yellow cake mic
3 oz. pkg. instant pistachio pudding mix
1/2 C oil
1/4 C water
1 C sour cream
1/4 C sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, oil, water and sour cream. Pour into 2 - 9x5 greased loaf pans. I use use mini pans for gifting!!!!
In a small bowl mix sugar and cinnamon, sprinkle over batter. Bake at 350* for 40 minutes (little less time if using small pans).
SO good. Not just for Christmas in my opinion.
3 MINUTE FUDGE
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 C (12 oz. bag) semi sweet chocolate chips (I have used many flavors of chips)
1 tsp. vanilla
Butter a square pan or line with parchment (for easy removal) Melt chips and milk in a safe bowl in the microwave for one minutes. Remove and stir. Continue at 30 second intervals until smooth. Stir in vanilla. Pour into pan. Cool and cut into 1" pieces. No need to refrigerate.
EASY APPLE BUTTER
4 quarts applesauce
4 1/2 C sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground cloves
(Great use for excess applesauce) or get a gallon can at big box store
Combine all ingredients and pour in an uncovered slow cooker for 8 - 12 hours, stir occasionally.
After that time, check for thickness. If still too thin - continue cooking until it reaches desired thickness.
Fill sterilized jars (leave 1" head space) and process in a water bath 20 minutes boiling bath. shelf stable. Makes 7 - 9 pints. (I often use jelly jars, so I get more jars)
Apple butter and fresh biscuits or a loaf of homemade bread - yummy gift.
AMARETTO COFFEE CREAMER
3/4 C powdered non-dairy creamer
1 tsp. almond powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 C powdered sugar
Combine all ingredients and mix well. Store in airtight container.
Attach directions: Combine 2 Tbsp. of creamer to a cup of brewed coffee. Makes 12 servings
**Think of your own add ins! So many options that could be made.
Great gift for that coffee drinker
1/2 C butter
1 C creamy peanut butter
2 C milk chocolate chips
17 pkgs. of each crispy corn and rice cereal (like Chex)
1 lb. powdered sugar
Combine butter, peanut butter and chocolate in a saucepan. Melt over medium heat. Pour over cereal and mix thoroughly, until cereal is covered. Place cereal in a paper bag, sprinkle with powdered sugar, fold over top of bag, and shake well. Keep in a closed container.
YUMMO!!!!!!! This stuff is addictive!
You could make - bag in decorative baggies for gifting.
Fun yummies for you and others.
Have fun. Hope this inspires someone!