Build Your Own Bloody Mary Bar

By Devyn Tostenson Party cocktail, part hangover cure, and all canvas for culinary creativity, the Bloody Mary is a must for any early daytime event. The simple cocktail is notorious for becoming a meal with the addition of garnishes. Having a Bloody Mary Bar at your event lets guests get creative with all their favorites. […]

Cilantro Dill Dip

1 c. mayonnaise 1 c. sour cream or plain greek yogurt 1 tbsp dried minced onion 1 tsp onion powder 1/2 tsp celery salt 1/2 tsp celery seed 2 tsp sugar 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro Mix all ingredients together and chill for at least 1 hour. Serve with vegetables, […]

Super Simple BLT Pasta Salad

8 oz Box Rotini Pasta, cooked 6 oz Bacon cooked to crispy, crumbled 1/2 head of lettuce, washed & dried, chopped 4 oz cheese diced (swiss or cheddar) 1 medium tomato diced 3/4 cup ranch dressing In a large bowl mix cooked pasta, crumbled bacon, cheese, tomato and ranch dressing. Refrigerate. Before serving mix in […]

Patriotic Thirst Quenchers

When the summer sun heats you up – these red, white, and blue beverages will cool you down! FOR THE KIDS: RED, WHITE, & COOLER Cran-cherry Juice Kid friendly pina colada drink Blue raspberry drink *You can pick any three red, white and blue drinks as long as all the drinks have different sugar contents […]

Tom & Shana's Tom & Jerry Mix

Makes approximately 3 cups 3 eggs, separated (use pasteurized whole eggs) 1/8 tsp salt ½ cup soft butter 3 ½ cup powdered sugar ½ tsp vanilla ½ tsp nutmeg and/or ground cloves (optional) To serve: hot milk nutmeg (optional) brandy, rum, or spiced rum Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Sprinkle in the salt and […]

Grandma Johnson's Gingersnap Cookies

3/4 cup margarine 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1/4 cup molasses 2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons soda 1 teaspoon each of: ginger, cinnamon, cloves Combine margarine, sugar and egg, beat. Add molasses and beat well. Add combined dry ingredients and mix well Chill dough Shape into 1 inch balls and roll […]

Audrey Lundeen's Easy Fudge

12oz pkg semi sweet chocolate chips 4 oz milk chocolate chips 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon real vanilla (generous teaspoon and use REAL vanilla) 1/2 cup chopped pecans Melt first 3 ingredients in glass bowl in microwave until melted (1-2 minutes) stir every 30 seconds Stir til smooth, add vanilla, stir, add nuts, stir. Pour […]