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Biscuits and Turkey Gravy

I love Thanksgiving leftovers. They make for great meals that can be stretched over a few day period, and they can be frozen for later use. My daughter and I love to come up with new ideas, but this one is an oldy but a goody. I enjoyed this one  as a child. Older children, […]

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Zowie’s Leftover Turkey Sandwich

Zowie, my 17-year-old daughter, has her own favorite turkey day leftover recipe. Today, after eating a full Thanksgiving meal at 4:00, she was ready to make her sandwich at about 7:00. Ingredients: leftover turkey 2 slices of bread leftover mashed potatoes shredded cheese mayo leftover gravy Shred some turkey. Place the turkey on a slice […]

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Ginger

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits. This herb is a perennial. It is from the sub/tropics, and is used in making different things. For instance, some perfumes are made using ginger, as are medications and different types of condiments. […]

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Nutmeg

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits. WARNING: Too much nutmeg is NOT a good thing, as it contains a poison that is dangerous if consumed in large amounts. It is considered a psychoactive food. Nutmeg is a wonderful spice […]

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Crisp Rice Treats Recipe for Halloween and Autumn

Otherwise known as Rice Krispies, children and adults love this treat. It can be tailored for autumn and Halloween celebrations. Crisp Rice Treats 6 cups crisp rice cereal 4 cups marshmallows 1/4 cup butter 1 cup candy corn or 1 cup autumn flavored M&M’s Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large pot, until all is […]

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Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Brownies

These are easy for children because the baking is already done.The recipe would make a great game at Halloween or anytime during the autumn months. Halloween Tic-Tac-Toe Brownies  1 pan brownies white frosting orange food coloring black icing and a cake decorating tip that will give thin lines candy corn pumpkins candy eyeballs Tint the […]

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Popcorn Treats

These are simple for children to make, and will be great as a treat or a snack. This recipe is great for autumn days and/or Halloween. Popcorn Treats 4 cups popcorn 1 1/2 cups candy corn or candy pumpkins 1 cup autumn colored M&M’s 1 cup dried fruit Mix everything together in a large bowl. […]

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Candy Corn Trail Mix

Children can make these easily. They make great lunch-box add-ins, and are also great as a Halloween or autumn treat. Candy Corn Trail Mix 1 cup candy corn 2 cups pretzel sticks 2 cups wheat Chex 2 cups Cheetos 1/2 cup nuts, any kind 1/2 cup sunflower seeds 1 mix everything together in a large bowl. […]

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Popcorn Balls

Popcorn balls are not hard to make, and they are very economical. Children love them, and have fun forming them into balls. These make great treats to place in a lunchbox sometimes, and can be geared toward holidays by adding add-ins. Popcorn Balls (12 balls) 4 qts. popped popcorn 1 cup molasses 1 cup sugar 2/3 cup […]

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Baked Apple Chocolate Chip Bars

Apples are a great ingredient to use in dessert and snack bars. These make a nice dessert or snack, and are great used as lunchbox fillers. This recipe comes from my mom, and my step dad loves to bring them to work with him. They do not need to be refrigerated, and can be made […]

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How to Use Up Apples

Apples are abundant during the autumn months. Sometimes, you may find yourself with too many. Never fear. They will keep awhile when wrapped individually in newspaper and kept in baskets or boxes. You can also make homemade apple puree and freeze or can it for later use. So, what can be made with all of this apples? Apple crisps […]

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How to Use Up Pumpkin

Pumpkin is abundant during the autumn months. Sometimes, you may find yourself with too many pumpkins. Never fear. Pumpkins will keep awhile when not cut. You can also make homemade pumpkin puree and freeze or can it for later use. So, what can be made with all of this pumpkin? Soups and stews Pumpkin Roll […]

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Autumn Popcorn Recipes

Popcorn is great to use for snack items during the autumn months. You can create autumn flavored popcorn like what comes in the holiday tins, or do other things with the popcorn. Here are some ideas: Caramel Popcorn Popcorn Balls Cracker Jacks Cheese Popcorn Cinnamon Popcorn Popcorn Party Mix Popcorn Fruit Cookies Cinnamon Apple Popcorn […]

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Using all of those Pumpkin Seeds

If you prefer not to make roasted pumpkin seeds, there are other things that can be done with the seeds. Here are some recipes for your enjoyment: Pumpkin Raisin Oatmeal Cookies Pumpkin Apple Soup Pumpkin Bread Pumpkin Bars (I would add more seeds) Enjoy! Shannon

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Roasted Pumpkin Seed Flavor Variations

Martha Stewart has the best directions for roasting pumpkin seeds on the web. She wrote an article on the subject that is easy to understand. Pumpkin seeds are very nutritious, packing in the beta carotene and antioxidants. Roasted pumpkin seeds are very easy to make. They can be flavored by a variety of coatings for […]

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