Hodge podge of stuff for August

Hodge podge of stuff for August

*LIPTON ONION SOUP POTATOES 6 medium potatoes with skins on 1 package Lipton onion soup 1/4 lb. butter or margarine 1 cup water Slice potatoes in casserole and sprinkle with onion soup. Stir. Add butter and water. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered. These potatoes can also be made in the microwave; cook for 15 minutes on High power. «:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:» *Eggnog Muffins 3 cups flour 1 tablespoons baking powder 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 2 large eggs 1 cup milk 1/2 cup melted butter, margarine or oil 2 teaspoons rum or rum extract 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon In a large bowl, combine flour, baking power, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, oil and rum. Pour liquid ingredients over dry, stir just until mixed. Spoon batter evenly into 12 greased, 2 1/2 inch muffin cups. In a small container, combine sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over tops of muffins. Bake in a 400F oven for 20 minutes or until golden. «:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:» *Long John Silver's Hush Puppies 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup corn meal 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic 1/2 large onions Combine dry ingredients. Add egg and milk, then add onion. Stir well. Should be the consistency of bread batter. If too thin add more corn meal or flour. Drop by teaspoonful into hot grease. Cook until brown. «:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:» *Taffy Apple Pizza Ingredients: Refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough 1 8 oz. bar of softened cream cheese 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 Granny Smith apples 1/4 cup chopped peanuts caramel topping cinnamon Directions: Cut off 1/3 of the cookie dough. With remaining dough knead and then spread out evenly onto round cookie sheet or pizza pan. Bake according to directions on package. Allow to cool. Mix cream cheese, brown sugar and vanilla. Spread onto cooled cookie. Slice and arrange apples onto cookie. Sprinkle nuts and cinnamon over apples and drizzle caramel topping over all. I guarantee you will be the hit of the party with this little crowd pleaser. (DOVEY SAYS: I have no clue why they don't use the whole thing of dough, what are they going to do with the last third?? This is one I'm making for an office party this year. We'll see how well it goes.) *:»*«:* A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time equal to 1/100th of a second. *:»*«:* *Angel Food Cake with Variations (you can add any of the list of flavors for a great twist on Angel Food) 1 box (1 Step) angel food cake mix Mix together with the desired flavor and beat by hand until well blended. Pour into a greased (YES GREASED for angel food) 9 x 13 inch pan and bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes until set. May be made as muffins - bake for 15-18 minutes but the 9 x 13 makes the best. Lemon - 1 Cup + 3 Tbsp. water, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and 2 tsp. grated lemon peel Orange Citrus - 1 Cup water, 1/4 Cup orange juice and 2 tsp. grated orange peel Cherry - 1 can light cherry pie filling Black Forest - add 1/2 Cup cocoa to cherry version Cotton Candy - 1 small (3.4 oz) pkg. Sugar free gelatin (any flavor), and 1 1/4 Cups water Margarita - 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp. water, 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 1 1/2 tsp. grated lime rind Pineapple (the original) 1 can crushed pineapple in juice Piña Colada - 1 Tbsp. coconut extract and 1 Tbsp. rum extract to pineapple version Pumpkin - 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin, 3/4 Cup water, 1 Tbsp. vanilla and 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice Spice - 1 1/4 Cups water, 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 ginger, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg and 1/4 tsp. ground cloves «:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:»§«:*´`³*³´`*:» You've seen the commercials but the Brawny episodes are even funnier. A really cute website I've been watching... The Brawny Academy. It's reality television with a twist, taking eight male slobs and teaching them to be the Brawny Man. Silly but fun. http://www.brawnyacademy.com/
Ice on herb plant…

Ice on herb plant…

Angel wing Begonia

Angel wing Begonia

“Rosetta” has flowers

“Rosetta” has flowers

plant/tree and beetle ID

plant/tree and beetle ID

termites?

termites?

Down By The Gardenside

Down By The Gardenside