Friday, October 15, 2010

Fall Friday (Recipes and Giveaways!)

Good ol' fall with its good ol' food! Not just candy, but a whole harvest of apples, pumpkins, and other treats! I'm so thankful we have all sorts of food to enjoy, even if I am a rather picky eater.

The poll I had up this week was just to give you a "taste" of what was to come. For those of you who are curious about the final results of the poll, here they are:
  • Roasted pumpkin seeds (2--16%)
  • Caramel apples (5--41%)
  • Candy Corn (2--16%)
  • Pumpkin pie (3--25%)
There were 12 votes total, and the winner was caramel apples! My roomie was disappointed that pumpkin pie was not the favorite, but either way it was fun to get your input! I love apples and apple cider, and if I was more of a fan of caramel, I'm sure I'd agree with ya'll, too. ;)

Anyway, I'm excited to announce an exciting fall giveaway today! Last spring I gave away a Walmart gift card during "Food Week," with extra entries given for those who shared recipes. It was so fun to do a sort of recipe exchange then, and I think it would be great now to do a fall-themed recipe exchange (especially now that I have more followers, which hopefully means more recipes!).

This time there will be two winners!!! The giveaway is for Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington or The Vigilante's Bride. Both are my gently used copies of the books. Click HERE to read my review of the former, and click HERE to read my review of the latter.


Here are the rules for the giveaway:
  • You must leave a comment which includes your e-mail address and a fall recipe.
  • You must have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address.
  • Also, please let me know which book you want to win! (Pick only one, please!)
  • The giveaway will be open though Wednesday, October 20. Winners will be announced on Thursday, October 21.
As a college student who eats her meals at the cafeteria most of the time, I'm looking forward to talking about recipes and home-cooked food! The cafeteria here isn't bad at all, but with Thanksgiving approaching, a home-cooked meal sounds delightful. I'd love to hear any fall food stories you would like to share, as well!

Help yourself to some of my store-bought candy corn as you search for a recipe. ;)

P.S. I have a plentiful TBR stack, so in order to cut back I'll offer my copy of Out on a Limb by Rachelle McCalla (a "Love Inspired Suspense" book) to the first person who can correctly guess what my vote would have been on this week's poll!

(Just to clarify, it's really hard to keep the "Love Inspired" books in pristine condition, so even though I didn't even read that much of the book, it's not in perfect condition anymore. I blame it mostly on those silly price stickers that don't want to come off nice and neat! But hey, it's a free book, right?) ;)

So don't wait any longer--dig into the giveaway feast!

42 comments:

Elyssa said...

Hmmm... a fall recipe? Well, my mom always makes apple crisp during the fall, which is one of our favorite side dishes to have with dinner. All you need is sliced apples, cinnamon, sugar, some flour, and oats to go on the top. I can't remember how much of any of them, but I think you can pretty much wing it. Cook until golden brown, and enjoy!

Thanks for the wonderful giveaway, Amber! Please sign me up for LFY in Victory Heights, Washington. Thanks!

lubell1106(at)gmail(dot)com

Jennifer said...

Hot apple cider:
apple cider (of course, a must ;))
orange slices
cinnamon sticks
cloves (optional)

heat until warm, and serve with a cinnamon stick (also optional). Enjoy!

Please sign me up for LFY in Victory Heights, Washington! I hope you enjoy this on a cold day!

jennycohen104(at)gmail(dot)com

Renee Ann said...

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread
3 cups white sugar
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
1 cup vegetable oil
2/3 cup water
4 eggs
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour three 1 pound size coffee cans or three 9x5 inch loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, combine sugar, pumpkin, oil, water, and eggs. Beat until smooth. Blend in flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt. Fold in chocolate chips and nuts. Fill cans 1/2 to 3/4 full.
3.Bake for 1 hour, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Cool on wire racks before removing from cans or pans

Moist pumpkin bread with chocolate inside is so yummy!

I'm interested in The Vigilante's Bride. And I think you would have voted for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Thanks for hosting a fun giveaway! I look forward to checking back later to read some new recipes!

reneeasmith61 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Diane said...

I have a ton of pie recipes at my blog but my favorite is fudge pie:
1 stick melted butter
¼ cup cocoa
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
¼ cup flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all in a bowl and pour into pie shell. Bake at 350 degrees. Check after 30 minutes. Pull out when the middle of pie is set.

Yumminess! I'd love Tricia's book.
estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

Ariel said...

Butterscotch haystacks! :D I'm not sure how exactly to make them, but you melt butterscotch chips and coat those chinese crunchy sticks with them. So good!

I would like LFY in Victory Heights, WA.

My guess for your vote would be pumpkin seeds.

pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

Sara said...

How fun! I love recipes. This is one of my favorite fall recipes...I'm slightly obsessed with it. I've eaten it almost daily on a piece of toast with some peanut butter. :)

Pumpkin Butter
Ingredients
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon clove
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (NOT pumpkin pie filling mix)

Combine everything except the canned pumpkin in a microwaveable one quart bowl. Mix well.
Microwave on high for 3 minutes, then stir.
Mix in the pumpkin well, and microwave on high 5 minutes longer. It should be bubbly.
Put into airtight container, let cool slightly, then refrigerate.
This will keep several weeks in refrigerator or can be frozen for longer storage.

I'd love to read a Vigalante's Bride.

s(dot)bofferding(at)hotmail(dot)com

Casey said...

Hmm, what you would have voted for? I am going to say Roasted Pumpkin seeds? You seem pretty health conscience. :)

My favorite fall food is probably Pecan Pie. Hang on, let me go get the recipe....

OK, I'm back. This pie is SOOOO good! We actually found it online, since it has no corn syrup, so better for you! :)

Ingredients:
1 c. pecans
1 3/4 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 tsp of vanilla
3 eggs
1/2 cup of butter melted

Make your favorite pie crust and put in pie plate. Preheat to 325 and put the pecans in the crust bottom. Blend together other ingredients, slowing adding melted butter and pour over pecans. Back at 350 (this is NOT a typo :) for about an hour and fifteen minutes until pie looks puffy and set around edges and isn't overly jiggly.

Yum, yum, yum! Don't eat it all in one day!

And please don't enter me, I already own both of those books. Happy Fall!! :)

Carmen7351 said...

Please enter me for LFY Victory Heights, Washington, as I love WWII books.
My recipe with be my hubby's Apple Pie:
Pie crust to your liking (two)
4 cups Harelson apples, frozen/sliced/thawed
1 cup sugar
2 tblp. flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon, or more to taste

Bake at 375 for 55 minutes. The best!

desertrose5173 at gmail dot com

Amber S. said...

Good morning, everyone! :D Thank you all so much for your participation!

I'll plan on commenting more later, but I just had two things to say:

1. Yes, I would have voted for roasted pumpkin seeds. ;) Soooo yummy when my mom makes them! Since Renee Ann was the first one to guess correctly, she wins Out on a Limb. Congratulations! I'll e-mail you soon, Renee. :)

2. Haha, Casey, I am definitely NOT health conscience (as much as I should be, anyway!)--but I'm flattered you would think so! ;) I have a lot to work on as far as eating healthier...I just love sweets so much! And oh, chocolate... ;)

~Amber

Kim said...

Apple crisp is one of my fav fall desserts! :)

NEED
1/2 cup old-fashioned or quick-cooking oats
3 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, finely crushed
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup PLANTERS Walnut Pieces (optional)
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
6 cups peeled Granny Smith apple slices (about 5 medium apples)

PREHEAT oven to 375°F. Mix oats, graham crumbs, 1/3 cup each of the brown sugar and flour, the walnuts, butter and 1/2 tsp. of the cinnamon until well blended; set aside.

MIX 1/2 cup brown sugar, 2 Tbsp. flour and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon in large bowl. Add apples; toss to coat. Place in 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with the oat topping.

BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until apples are tender. Cool slightly.

I would like to read The Vigilante's Bride! :)
Kim
lonebanana(at)msn(dot)com

Charity said...

Well, Pecan Pie is definitely a favorite Fall recipe:) 3 Eggs
1 cup Karo Dark Corn Syrup
1/2 cup Sugar
2 tablespoons Butter, melted
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/8 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Chopped Pecans
1 Unbaked Pastry Shell (9-inches)
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips (optional)


Directions:
In a small bowl, lightly beat eggs. Stir in corn syrup, sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Add pecans and mix well.

Sprinkle chocolate chips in the bottom of pie shell; pour pecan mixture over chocolate chips. Cover edges with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove foil; bake 20 minutes longer or until done (a knife inserted near the center should come out clean). Cool; store in refrigerator

This has chocolate chips in the bottom which adds a good taste to it.

Please enter me. I would love to read LFY in Victory Heights. Thanks!
esterried[at]yahoo.com
Carman sent me over here:)

Maureen said...

One of our all time favorite recipes is..
Raspberry Glace' Pie
1 Baked 9" Pie Crust
3 oz Cream Cheese
1 T milk
1 Qt Red Raspberries
1 C Water
3 T Cornstarch
1 C Sugar

Mix softened Cream cheese with milk, until creamy. Spread on bottom of cooled crust.
Take 1 C of raspberries and 1/3 C water. Bring to boil and simmer about 3 min. Removed from heat and strain removing seeds.
Mix cornstarch and sugar in saucepan and add reserved water and raspberry juice. Bring to a boil and stir until thickened. Cool.
Add remaining raspberries to crust and top with cool glaze.
We get a lot of raspberries in the fall, sometimes more than in Jul. Hope you enjoy this, my daughter always requests this for her birthday!

Carman sent me.

Either book would be fine, but really want to read The Vigilante's Bride.

I have a US Address.

Michelle said...

What a great giveaway! Thank you so much for entering me to win Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington!

Here is my fall recipe . . .

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Ingredients:
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream
of mushroom soup
1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix

1 1/4 cups water
5 1/2 pounds pot roast

Directions:
1. In a slow cooker, mix cream of mushroom soup, dry onion soup mix and water. Place pot roast in slow cooker and coat with soup mixture.
2. Cook on High setting for 3 to 4 hours, or on Low setting for 8 to 9 hours.

Enjoy!
Michelle
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

*BeautifulDreamer<3. said...

Fun! :)
Fall recipe for cinnamon apples:
ingredients

* 4 McIntosh apples, peeled and sliced (about 2 lb.)
* 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
* 2 tablespoons water
* 1 tablespoon butter

Preparation

1. Toss together first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag, tossing to coat apples.

2. Cook apple mixture, 2 Tbsp. water, and 1 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes or until apples are tender.

acoker95(at)yahoo(dot)com

Love Finds You in Victory Heights looks like a great book!

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Oooo yum! I love the recipes of Fall even though I don't care for the season LOL! I'll have to share my all-time favorite recipe for quick and easy Pumpkin Mousse. I'm sure I've shared it on my blog before or at least talked about it but it's soooo yummy it's okay if I sahre it again right? :-P

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...

ELYSSA: Thank you for sharing! I like that it's a simple recipe, and I'm sure it would smell like fall, as well! :)

JENNIFER: Mmmmm... That's a great idea to serve it with a cinnamon stick! Do you just put the orange slices in whole? Thank you for sharing!

RENEE ANN: Can't go wrong with chocolate, right? ;) Thank you so much for sharing, and I hope you enjoy Out on a Limb! (And no worries--you're also entered for The Vigilante's Bride!)

DIANE: Ummmm...YUM! *sigh* I should have said that chocolate recipes give you extra entries. Just kidding! But seriously, I'm glad to see more chocolate! ;)

ARIEL: Thanks for sharing! Sounds like another simple recipe, which is always nice. :) And you were right about the roasted pumpkin seeds! (Renee Ann guessed correctly first, but you're still entered for a chance to win LFY in Victory Heights, WA!)

SARA: I'm so glad you enjoy sharing recipes! :) I think it's such a fun thing for us to talk about and share with each other. Who doesn't love food? ;) Thank you for sharing!

CASEY: Happy fall to you, as well! That's so sweet of you to come by to celebrate fall food with us even though you already have both of these books. :D Thank you for sharing that recipe with us!

CARMEN: That's so sweet that it's your husband's pie recipe! :) Thank you for sharing!

~Amber

Amber S. said...

KIM: Thank you for stopping by and sharing your recipe! :D Yay for apples!

CHARITY: Ooooh, chocolate chips at the bottom... ;) Can't go wrong there! Thank you for sharing! (And glad to see one of Carman's followers/readers!)

MAUREEN: Sounds like a unique and delectable recipe! Thank you so much for sharing! I'll enter you into The Vigilante's Bride giveaway. :)

MICHELLE: Ooooh, an entree dish! Now we can add something savory to our sweets. ;) Thank you for sharing!

BEAUTIFUL DREAMER: Cinnamon and apples = yum! Thank you for sharing your recipe, and I'm glad you like the giveaway/recipe exchange! :)

RENEE: Haha, oh yes--you're more of a summer girl, if I recall correctly. ;) But fall is a time for feasting, so of course we will welcome your recipe with open arms! Thank you for stopping by, and see you again soon. ;)

~Amber

Amber S. said...

EVERYONE: This is so fun! I'll have to write all of these recipes down for future reference. :) Hope you all enjoy exchanging recipes while entering in the giveaways!

And did anyone else notice that we have quite the abundance of dessert options (specifically pie)? 'Tis the season! ;D

~Amber

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Pumpkin Mousse

1 box (3.4oz) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix

1/4tsp pumpkin pie spice or ground cinnamon

2/3 cup (5 oz. can) Evaporated Milk

1 cup Libby's Pure Pumpkin

1 1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip

Directions:
Combine pudding mix and pie spice in medium bowl. With whisk, add evaporated milk; mix until well blended. Add pumpkin and mix. Gently fold in Cool Whip into pudding mixture. Spoon into serving dishes. Top with additional Cool Whip and pie spice if desired. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Makes six 1/2 cup servings

P.S. please don't enter me I already have those books I just wanted to share a yummy recipe! :-)

XOXO~ Renee

Amanda said...

Great post, Amber! I love all these wonderful recipes- thanks ladies! Please don’t enter me in the contest, though- I would have wanted The Vigilante’s Bride, but I just bought it at the Christian bookstore a couple days ago, LOL! You are so sweet with all the giveaways :)

Anyway, I did want to leave a recipe :D And, these cookies are just like their name implies- AMAZING!!!

Amazing Maple Walnut Cookies
2/3 cup Crisco
2/3 cup butter softened (11Tbs.)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar (packed)
2 Lg. eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tsp. maple extract

3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 ½ cups chopped walnuts

Maple Drizzle*

Preheat oven to 350
Cream Crisco, butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl.
Blend in eggs, vanilla extract and maple extract.
Combine dry ingredients and add to butter mixture. Mix until well blended.
Stir in walnuts.
Bake 8-10 min. for normal size cookies or 12-15 min for larger cookies. Depending how chewy or crunchy you like them –I always lean more toward chewy :)

*Maple Drizzle
Combine 1 ½ cups of confectioners sugar with 1 Tbsp. melted butter, 3 Tbsp. of warm milk, and ½ cap full of maple extract. Blend to desired consistency, adding more confectioners sugar or warm milk if needed.
Put in a small zip lock bag. Snip a small hole in the bottom corner of the bag and drizzle over cooled cookies… OR just use a spoon, LOL!

Praying you have a beautiful day, my friend!! And, expect an email from me sometime today ;)

Blessings,
Amanda Stanley

Amber S. said...

RENEE: Thank you for sharing! :D Do you happen to have a recipe for chocolate mousse, as well...? ;) Yay for mousse!

AMANDA: I saw on Goodreads that you told someone you bought The Vigilante's Bride. I should have posted this a little earlier! ;) Just kidding! But it's so sweet of you to stop by and share a yummy recipe with us anyway! :D

I hope your day is beautiful, as well, and I'll look forward to that e-mail whenever you have a chance to send it! :D

~Amber

Jennifer said...

Yes, Amber, you put them in whole. It gives it a really great taste! I hope you enjoy! =)

Amber S. said...

JENNIFER: Thanks for letting me know! :) It sounds yummy and flavorful!

~Amber

Emma said...

Pumpkin Pie Pudding
Directions
1.In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients.1 (15 ounce) can solid pack pumpkin
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
whipped topping
Transfer to a slow cooker coated with nonstick cooking spray. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until a thermometer reads 160 degrees F. Serve in bowls with whipped topping if desired.
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway. Please sign me up for Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington!Please enter me in the giveaway. augustlily06(AT)aim(DOT)com.Thank you.

Amber S. said...

EMMA: Thank you for sharing a recipe! :D Good luck in the drawing!

~Amber

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Ooo sorry no I don't have a recipe for Chocolate mousse! I'm not a huge chocolate fane LOL! If you find a good one let me know because my mom would enjoy that!

XOXO~ Renee

Amber S. said...

RENEE: Noooooooooo! You're not a fan of chocolate???!!!

*deep breathing commences*

OK, I guess I'll just have to let it go. After all, this isn't a chocolate-lovers only blog... ;)

Anyway, thanks for sharing your recipe and stopping by!

~Amber

Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to win the Vigilante's Bride.

kate[at]parchmentgirl[dot]com

Amber S. said...

KATE: So glad you could stop by, and welcome to my blog! I'm sorry to say that in order to enter this giveaway you have to leave a recipe in your comment. :( But no worries! You can just Google a recipe if you want, or maybe share a family one you find in your cupboard. ;) No pressure!

~Amber

April said...

Fall is my favorite season. Nothing better than sitting at home with a good read as the windows rattle from the wind! With fall comes many great foods. Pumpkin bread or pumpkin rolls are the best... but since those are probably already described above, I'll opt for something else... OREO BALLS! These are not technically a 'fall' food, but I tend to think of it as a sweet in the colder seasons of fall/winter. I cannot begin to tell you how popular these are or how easy they are to make. All you need is...
-1 package normal oreos
-1 8 oz. package of cream cheese
-white chocolate
First you blend the oreos a couple at a time in a blender. When finished put oreo crumbs in bowl and mix in the cream cheese. After well mixed, form into little balls and stick on a cookie sheet with wax paper-put them in fridge for awhile(maybe 2 hours?). Take them out then and dip them in melted white chocolate(do it fast though, cause they start to stick and stuff). When finished put them right back in the fridge. They should be ready to eat in no time!
Thank you for the chance to win one of your books! They both look really great, but I think 'Vigilante's Bride' would be my first choice :).
-April
apeygirl[at]gmail[dot]com

Patsy said...

These books sound great! Looking forward to reading them. Thanks for giving them away. Here's a recipe for Pralines that we really like.
Microwave Pralines
1 one pound box light brown sugar
2 T. light corn syrup
1 cup whipping cream
Combine brown sugar, corn syrup and whipping cream in a 8 cup measureing cup. Cook by microwave (high) for 13 minutes. Then add: 1 T. butter and 2 cups pecans. Beat candy mixture until creamy. Drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper or pour into 8 x 8 buttered pan.

Patsy said...

Oh, I just left my recipe for Microwave Praline but didn't leave an email address..ooops.
phouston(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Nancye said...

Here's a great recipe perfect for the college budget:

Chili Mac
1 can Hormel Chili (with or without beans)
Macaroni noodles (cooked)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Lawry's Seasoning Salt

Mix everything together, microwave, eat & enjoy!!

I would love to win "Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington" Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Julia M. Reffner said...

Every one of these recipes sounds delicious.

Apple Crisp
(This is taken from TammysRecipes.com). Its great with peaches or apples
Yield:
16 servings
Ingredients:
12 cups ripe thinly-sliced peeled apples
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 tablespoons (packed) brown sugar
Crumb topping ingredients:
2/3 cup flour
1 1/3 cup (packed) brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups quick oats
2/3 cup softened butter
Instructions:
1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
2. In a large bowl, mix 6 tablespoons flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and 6 tablespoons brown sugar. Add sliced apples and toss to coat. Spread apples in prepared pan.
3. In another bowl, combine crumb topping ingredients and stir/cut together with a fork until crumbly. Sprinkle over the apples.
4. Bake apple crisp in a pre-heated 375 degree oven for about 35-45 minutes or until peaches test done with a fork. Enjoy hot or cold or with ice cream! :)

Kait said...

Mmm the best fall recipe is the hot chocolate that we made the other day for the first time! DELICIOUS!

1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup hot water
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon maple flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
12 large marshmallows

Directions
1.In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and salt. Stir in hot water and butter; bring to a boil. Add the milk, maple flavoring, vanilla and 8 marshmallows. Heat through, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are melted. Ladle into mugs and top each with a marshmallow.

I was very skeptical cause it had maple syrup and butter in it(and how weird is that?!) but it turned out to be the most delicious think I've ever tastes. YUM!

I'd like to win LFY in Vicotry Hights, as I already have The Vigilante's Bride. ;-)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Kait
momiswayweird(at)gmail(dot)com

Amber S. said...

APRIL: Oh, I love fall, too! :D And wow! That recipe sounds both interesting and really yummy. Love Oreos! ;) Thank you for sharing!

PATSY: Yum, that recipe sounds good! Thank you for sharing with us! And since the giveaway consists of one winner for one book, do you have a preference?

NANCYE: Thank you for sharing your recipe! Gotta love foods that fit into the college budget. ;)

JULIA: Isn't this fun sharing recipes? :D Thank you for sharing one with us! Did you want to enter the giveaway? If so, just let me know which book you want to be entered for. :)

KAIT: What an intriguing recipe! I love hot chocolate. :) My roomie made a comment at breakfast this morning that everything tastes better with syrup, and I mentioned your recipe. Guess everything tastes better with added sugar, right? ;) Thanks for sharing!

~Amber

barbjan10 said...

Whew! By posting so late..I really need to think. So many above that sound scrumptious.

Hazel-Nuts Cocoa Supreme
1 25 calorie packet diet hot cocoa mix
2 tsp. Coffee-mate sugar free Hazelnut powdered creamer
2 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup fat free Reddi Whip
Optional garnish: add'l unsweet cocoa powder

Place all ing's excep Reddi-Whip in a mug. Add 1 cup very hot water and stir until ing's are fully dissolved, melted and combined.

Top with Reddi-Whip and, if you like, sprinkle with add'l cocoa powder. Consume as soon as you can without burning your tongue.
Makes 1 Serving.

114 Calories, 5g fat, 173 mg sodium 15.5g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 3g protein.
Hungry Girl 1-2-3

I'd like to win "Love Finds You in Victory Heights Washington.

Thank You,
Barb Shelton
barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

Oh yes, Carmen sent me!!

Amber S. said...

BARB: I love hearing about all of these recipes! This one sounds good, especially since it's chocolate. ;)

Thank you for stopping by and for sharing with us!

~Amber

jenmmcclure said...

I would love to be entered for the Vigilantes Bride.
jenmmcclure(at)yahoo(dot)com

I love all the fall recipes but I think since most people mentioned apple recipes I will mention a sweet potato recipe my family makes a lot.
Sweet Potato Casserole

3 Cups mashed sweet potatoes
1 Cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/3 stick butter
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all these ingredients together until well mixed. pour into a greased baking dish.
Top with the following items mixed together.

1Cup light brown sugar
1Cup chopped pecans
1/3 Cup flour
1/3 stick melted butter

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min. or until bubbly and brown

Amber S. said...

JEN: Thank you for stopping by, and thanks for sharing a different kind of recipe, as well. Not that we don't love apples, though! ;)

In regards to sweet potatoes, have you ever had sweet potato fries before? Mmmmm...

~Amber

misskallie2000 said...

jenmmcclure's (recipe above) is like my Sweet Potato Casserole but I add 1/2 (or more) of finely grated coconut to topping and some eaters think it taste like pecan pie.
I do a lot of baking during holidays and this is a favorite.

Mississippi Mud Cake
2 Cups Sugar, 1 Cup Butter, 1/3 Cup Cocoa, 1 1/2 Cup flour(plain), 1/2 cup milk, 4 eggs, 3 tsp. vanilla, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup (or more) chopped pecans. (we southerners love pecans).
Cream sugar, butter and cocoa together. Add vanilla, flour, salt, eggs and milk, Beat well. Add pecans and Bake in 9X12 pan for 45 mins at 350 degrees. (ck if done with toothpick in center of cake)
While cake is still hot, cover completely with miniature marshmallows. If they don't melt enough, sit in oven for 2-3 mins.
Icing
1 Cup melted butter or margarine, 1 box confectioners sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, 1/3 cup sweet milk, 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup(or more) pecans chopped.
Melt butter in boiler, add confectioners sugar, milk, cocoa and vanilla. Stir well add pecans and pour over cake. Let set about an hour before cutting. This is so good but so sweet you should cut in small pcs. or someone could get sick. lol The icing is like fudge.
I also bake Red Velvet Cake with filling and icing, Coconut cake with finely chopped pecans in batter, toll house cookies with pecans and chopped candied cherries or coconut, wedding cookies, tea cakes. I do go crazy baking during holidays.

I would love to win Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington. I love stories from WWI and II.
Like this blog and am now following.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Amber S. said...

MISS KALLIE: Wow! You do quite a bit of baking for the holidays! :) That's so fun!

Thank you for sharing that great recipe, and I'm so glad you like my blog. :D Thanks for stopping by!

~Amber