Wednesday, October 31, 2007


I made this over the weekend for the (Kim) Hansen Family Halloween party, and there were requests for the recipe, so here it is! I wish I had taken a picture of it to post that too.

10 cups Golden Grahams
10 cups Rice Checks
1 bag slivered almonds
1 bag shredded coconut

1-1/2 cups light Karo Syrup
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup + 2 tablespoons butter

Combine syrup ingredients, and cook over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and let boil for 2 minutes. Pour over mixture.

You can add things to the mixture for variety. For example, I added Reese's Pieces, for the orange and brown colors. You can add M&M's, pretzel pieces, or really anything you want.

Enjoy! Erin

Cafe Rio Salad

Cafe Rio Salad: 8 flour tortillas, uncooked and large enough to cover bottom and sides of dish. Can be purchased at Macy's or Bajio grill. 2 cps. cooked spanish rice (lipton), bbq pork or chicken, Pico de gallo (chopped tomatoes and cilantro), 8 lime wedges, Creamy Tomatillo dressing, 2 cups canned black beans or Pinto beans, 2 bags romaine lettuce, Gaucamole, and corn tortilla strips. (Purchase at Bajio's)

Barbequed Pork
: Place 3 lbs. Pork Roast in crock pot with 1 cup water and cook on high heat overnight of for several hours until tender. Shred with two forks. Season with 1 tsp. Garlic salt 1/4 cp. barbeque sauce, 3/4 cp ketchup, 1/2 cp sugar. These measurements are relative, of course, to your taste and the size of your roast. The Pork at Cafe Rio is very sweet, and I think it adds to the taste of the salad. Leftover Pork roast can be frozen.

Creamy Tomatillo Dressing: 2/3 cp. tomatillo salsa verde (can), 1 1/2 Tbs. sugar, 1 tsp. salt, 1 cup salad oil (vegetable or canola), 2/3 cp mayo, 2 Tbs. lime juice, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1/4 cp. cilantro or to taste.

* Guaranteed to love this. I have had it twice now and Delicious! My sister goes to cooking classes and they gave her this recipe. I will continue to share more with you after I try them.-Lori

Friday, October 26, 2007

Peach Pie-Savanna Hansen

Peach Pie

3 Large peaches sliced
1 baked pastry shell
2 large peaches mashed
1 cp. sugar
3 Tbs. Cornstarch
1/2 cp. water
2 Tbs. butter
1 tsp almond extract
whip cream for topping

Place sliced peaches in baked pastry shell. set aside. Combine mashed peaches, sugar,cornstarch, and water in saucepan. cook, Stirring constantly until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add butter and almond extract. Cool slightly and pour over sliced peaches in pastry shell. Chill 2-3 hours and serve with whipped cream. YUMMY!

Open Invitations

I sent out a bunch of open invitations for everyone to be able to post on are cooking blog. Thanks Kacey for letting me know how to do that. Those of you who didn't get the invitation it is because I don't have your email address. Send it to me okay. My email is: or just post it on my blog and I will add you that way. Thanks everyone. This should be fun.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Apple Crisp

The apples are on so try this yummy, easy Apple Crisp. *Savanna*

6 medium apples- peeled & sliced and put into Lemon Juice

3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. oats
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 c. butter or margarine
mix together and crumble over apples

Put apples in bottom of a 9x13 pan and then put the mixture on top.
Bake @ 375 for 40-45 minutes or until apples are soft.
It's really yummy! :)

Easy Caramel Apple's-Lori Hansen

Caramel Apples

1 1/2 cp. Sugar
1 1/2 cp. Brown Sugar
1 1/2 cp. Butter
1 1/2 cp. Corn Syrup
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Small bag of apples - about 8-12 depending on the size of the apples.

Combine and Stir constantly until a rolling boil appears. For those of you who have candy thermometers keep stirring until it is at soft ball. For those of you like me, get a glass of cold water and trickle a little bit in the glass. If it stays together it is done. If it immediately spreads keep stirring and try again.

Then the trick: My sister said you wait for the caramel to cool until it is just barely warm and then you get your apples on a stick and dip into the caramel. I did it and it was so easy and so yummy. I never thought I could do this.

If your going to decorate, decorate immediately after dipping other wise they won't stick. Enjoy.

Taco Soup- Lynda Hansen

Taco Soup- Lynda Hansen

For a crowd use #10 size cans of both Stagg Chili and Diced Tomatoes
2-3 lbs. Hamburger Cooked with onion and taco seasoning.
1/2 bottle of large Picante Sauce Salsa
Lrg. Can of V-8 Juice
3 Small cans of Black Beans or beans of choice
2 Bags Frozen Corn

And whatever else sounds good. It is just kind of a whatever you have recipe. Enjoy.
Cook in your crockpot on High or Low until heated.

For your normal Family use just regular sized cans of each and smaller sizes of things to make a smaller sized soup.

Apple Toffee Dip- Carrie Hansen

Apple Toffee Dip- Carrie Hansen

8 oz. package of cream cheese
1/2 cp Brown Sugar
1/4 cp. Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Mix Well

Then add: Toffee Chips