HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe (sugar free option included)

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe (Sugar Free Option Included!)

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe

HOMEMADE Kahlua Recipe

I make big batches of this Homemade Kahula every Christmas and give them away as gifts in my gift baskets to friends and Family. I usually save bottles during the year to put it in but you can buy new bottles too 🙂

 

6 cups granulated sugar
4 cups water
1/4 cup instant coffee granules
1 cup water
1 (750 ml) bottle vodka (stronger the better)
1/2 cup pure vanilla extract (not imitation, please!)
Directions:

1 Dissolve sugar in 4 cups water in a pan over medium heat; boil for 10 minutes; set aside.
2 Dissolve coffee granules in 1 cup water in a pan over medium heat; boil for 8 minutes.
3 Combine sugar mixture and coffee mixture; cool to room temperature.
4 Stir vodka and vanilla into cooled coffee mixture.
5 Store in sealed, decorative bottles.

SUGAR FREE OPTION
2 cups vodka ( 80 proof)
2 cups water
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
sugar substitute (10 packets)
Directions:

1 Combine first 4 ingredients in saucepan.
2 Cook until all dissolved.
3 Let boil a couple of minutes, leave a cover on pan/remove from heat and let sit at room temperature.
4 Add sweetener.
5 I store in refer.

I hope you enjoy this recipe for Homemade Kahlua 

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast Recipe 

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast by Natalee Embry

OK guys if you have never tried this recipe, you must live under a rock hehehe, no just kidding. But no, if you have not tried these Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast’s you need to! Easier to make then you think and OMG will these impress your family!!!! Also this is a GREAT recipe for Low Carb eaters!!!!

Ingredients
2 Boneless skinless chicken breast
4 tablespoons cream cheese
1/4 cup Pepperjack cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons green onion, chopped
4 to 8 pieces of bacon
Cut chicken into 4 equal size pieces. Pound breast so it is about 1/4″ thick.

Directions
Mix together softened cream cheese, chopped green onions and shredded pepperjack cheese. Put 1/4 of this mixture into the middle of each piece of chicken.

Starting at the long side, roll chicken breast up, keeping the cheese mixture to the middle.

Wrap 1 to 2 slices of bacon around the chicken breast, secure with toothpick, if needed.

One piece of bacon wrapped around each breast is enough. But 2 pieces of bacon for each breast fully wraps the chicken and is outstanding.

Place on baking sheet and back for 30 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Broil topside for about 5 minutes to fully brown and crisp bacon. Turn each breast over and broil for another 3 minutes or so to crisp up the bottom side.

Let me know what you think of these Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast’s I would really love to hear your feedback (because I know you are going to LOVE them)!!

 

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs Recipe

BBQ Bacon-Wrapped Meatballs Recipe

 

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs

BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs
Photo By kareneskew

OOOOOooooo Look what I found over at Kareneskew‘s Blog! Yummy BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs! Just in time for all the holiday parties I will be attending this season.

If you would like to try them here is the Recipe!

INGREDIENTS:

1 lb. ground hamburger (95% lean)
1 to 2 cups of BBQ Sauce (I use Head Country)
1/2 to 3/4 pkg. of Stove Top Sage Dressing (dry – do not prepare)
1 pkg. Farmland Maple Glazed Bacon (MUST use maple flavored!)
Salt and Pepper
Pam cooking spray

DIRECTIONS:
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom of 13 x 9″ glass pan with Pam cooking spray. In a large mixing bowl, add raw ground beef, BBQ Sauce (as much as you like to really coat it) and the Stove Top stuffing (I usually smash it up a bit before I open the bag). Mix well (I use my hands and really “knead” it around). Make 1 1/2″ balls of mixture and then wrap a whole raw piece of bacon around both ways and set in pan (no need to use toothpicks if you place the bacon with the end down underneath the meatball). Give a squirt on the top of each meatball of additional BBQ sauce. Then cook at 350 degrees for approximately one hour. Use tongs and move meatballs to a serving dish (to remove grease from bottom of dish.)

Who would not want some BBQ Bacon Wrapped Meatballs? I certainly can not think of one person who would not just fall in love with these tiny bites of Yumminess!

Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes Recipe

Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes Recipe

 Cheesy potato Corn Cakes

Cheesy potato Corn Cakes

I found this YUMMY recipe for Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes over on the Pillsbury website. They looked so good I just had to make them. My Family gave them a BIG thumbs UP! So, of course I had to share them with you all 🙂  Enjoy!

Ingredients

2 cups Hungry Jack® Mashed Potato Flakes
1 can (11 oz) Green Giant™ SteamCrisp® Mexicorn® whole kernel corn, red and green peppers, drained
3/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons all purpose or unbleached flour
2 tablespoons cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup butter or margarine
Grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
Directions

In large bowl, combine potato flakes, corn, Cheddar cheese, flour, cornmeal, seasoned salt, basil, garlic powder and pepper; mix well. Add milk and egg; mix well. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Melt 1 to 2 tablespoons of the butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Drop potato mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into skillet. Carefully press each to form 3-inch round. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Repeat with remaining butter and potato mixture as necessary.

I hope you enjoy these clever little Cheesy Potato Corn Cakes!

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

 

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

QUICK + EASY SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES RECIPE

CHOCOLATE PINECONES

SNOWY CHOCOLATE PINECONES

Now these Snowy Chocolate Pinecones are so cute and so incredibly easy to make, even the kids can help!!

I found these over at Hand Made Charlotte and after making a few of these to be sure they were as truly easy as the instructions said I just had to put this on my blog to share with my readers!

WHAT YOU NEED

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HOW-TO Make:

Learn How To make them here

Enjoy adding these Festive Snowy Chocolate Pinecones to your Holiday Table

 

Pinto Bean Cake with Browned Butter Glaze Recipe

OK Bakers hold onto your socks! This recipe might sound strange but it turns out moist and Yummy! As a matter of fact if you did not tell anyone there were pinto beans in here they would never know!!! Give this one a try and let me know how you liked it!

 

pinto bean cake

Pinto bean cake with Browned Butter Glaze

Pinto Bean Cake

1 Cup Sugar
1 Stick of Butter ( Not Margarine )
2 tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
2 Cups ( Unseasoned ) Mashed Pinto Bean‘s
1 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Allspice OR 1/2 tsp Cloves
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans
1 Cup Raisins
2 Cups Chopped Apples

Directions :

Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees.
In a Large Bowl Cream Butter & Sugar together until mixed Well, Add in Vanilla & Eggs & Beat Well. Add in Well Mashed Bean‘s. Stir in Dry ingredients ( I Sift Mine in then Stir to Combine) Stir in Nuts, Raisins & Chopped Apples. Put in a Greased & Floured Bundt Pan, Bake for 1 Hour – 1 Hour 20 Minutes Until Toothpick Inserted Comes Out Clean.

Pinto Bean Cake out of the Oven

Pinto Bean Cake out of the Oven

Time to Make the Browned Butter Glaze

Browned Butter Glaze

1/2 Cup Butter ( Not Margarine)
4 Cups Powdered Sugar
1 1/2 tsp Real Vanilla
3 Tbsp Milk

DIRECTIONS :

Melt Butter in A Saucepan over Medium High Heat & Cook until it Turns A Light Brown. In A Bowl Add, Melted Butter, Powdered Sugar, Vanilla & Milk & Whisk Until Smooth. Drizzle Or Spread Over Cake. ENJOY!

( Note : Can Make Half a Recipe For Drizzling Over Bundt Cakes)

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup Recipe

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup! This has been a family favorite of ours for years! Hearty and Satisfying and amazingly simple to make!

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Cheesy Onion Buns

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with Cheesy Onion Buns

This recipe has been included in both of my Cook eBooks (one variation is for the crock pot!)

If you would like the recipe please you can purchase one of the Cook eBooks

Crock Pot To the Rescue

or

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Trust me you will ENJOY This Bacon Cheeseburger soup! And Happy Cooking!!

 

7-Up Biscuit Recipe

7-Up Biscuits! If you have never tried these you are missing out on one of the BEST biscuit recipes out there. SUPER easy to make and they always turn out PERFECT!!

7 Up Biscuits

7 Up Biscuits

Ingredients

    • 2 cups baking mix ( Jiffy or Bisquick)
    • 1/2 cup sour cream
    • 1/2 cup 7-Up soda ( any clear carbonated drink will work)
    • 1/4 cup melted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Cut the sour cream into your biscuit mix. “Cutting in” is simply incorporating your sour cream, butter or shortening into your dry baking mix without using a mixer. You can use a fork, knife, pastry cutter or the tools God gave you, your fingers. You just want to make sure that each portion of your {wet} ingredient gets coated with the dry mix.
  3. Stir in 1/2 cup 7 Up. The dough will be very soft, don’t worry.
  4. Sprinkle additional baking mix on to your counter, about a 1/2 cup seems to work just fine.
  5. Knead and fold dough until coated with your baking mix. Pat dough out, (no rolling pin needed) and cut biscuits using a round biscuit/cookie cutter. Don’t have one, no problem, you can certainly use a glass or empty soup can to cut out your biscuits. Where there’s a will, there’s a way! Improvising is fine.
  6. Melt butter in a 9 inch square pan. I stick my pan and butter in the oven for a few minutes. Just a few though, the butter will burn, so watch it.
  7. Place cut biscuits on top of melted butter and bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown.