Saturday, July 20, 2013

7 up/Sprite/Ginger Ale Biscuits

Note:  We have been so busy this summer that family suppers have been more rare than common.   This past week I asked the boys what meals they had been craving.   Big Guy said he really wanted roast, mashed potatoes, homemade biscuits and veggies.    Last night I had everything almost ready and realized I hadn't made biscuits.   I didn't want to disappoint him but didn't want to hold up supper so I whipped up these 7 up biscuits which turned out to be ginger ale biscuits since I didn't have 7 up.   They aren't technically homemade, but they were as close as I could get in the time crunch I had.

7 up/Sprite/Ginger Ale Biscuits

4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sour cream
1 cup 7-up/Sprite/Ginger Ale (basically any kind of lemon-lime drink)
1/2 cup melted butter

Melt your butter in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan.   Fold sour cream into Bisquick and then add 7 up.  Just mix, but don't over mix.    Dump onto a floured surface.   Roll out to a 1 inch thickness.   Cut out and place in the butter pan.   Bake in a 425 degree oven until golden brown. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Homemade Coffee Creamer

Note: I like making my own coffee creamer rather than buying it.   It tastes better to me and I don't have to use very much of it.   Make the base recipe and then add whatever flavors you want to it.

Base Recipe

14oz sweetened condensed milk
1 3/4 cup half & half (whole milk, almond milk, whatever you prefer)

Pour ingredients into a jar with a tight lid and shake until well  mixed.   

Flavor Add Ins...

French Vanilla Creamer
2 teaspoons vanilla extract OR vanilla coffee syrup

2-3 tablespoons chocolate syrup

Vanilla Caramel
2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Samoa (like the Girl Scout Cookies)
2 teaspoons coconut extract
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
2 tablespoons caramel ice cream topping

Peppermint Patty
2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Friday, July 5, 2013

Turtle Cheesecake Ball

Note:   Our Aunt Raylene posted this recipe and now I am trying to figure out what party I am going to throw just so I can make it!   Doesn't it sound divine??


8 oz softened cream cheese
1/4 cup butter (room temperature)
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1-1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup mini semisweet choc chips
1/2 pk dry vanilla pudding mix
1/2 cup caramel topping plus little more for drizzling
1.Cream soften cream cheese & butter.
2.Add caramel topping and beat well.
3.Cream in brown sugar & icing sugar.
4.Add vanilla & dry pudding mix.
5.Fold in choc chips & pecans.
6.Pat into a ball and refrigerate for one hour.
7.Place ball on serving platter, drizzle with caramel topping and serve with chocolate wafers, chocolate graham fingers, Nilla wafers or sliced apples.