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Peanut Butter Syrup

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, corn syrup (Karo), or pancake syrup
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine syrup and peanut butter in microwave safe bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Microwave for 30 sec.
  3. Stir.
  4. Microwave thirty seconds more.
  5. Stir until creamy and well combined.

Notes:  Excellent over biscuits, pancakes, french toast, waffles, toast, and ice cream. Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator.

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 oz Pumpkin Puree
  • 2/3 cup Apple Juice
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • ~ pinch of Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to slow cooker and stir.
  2. Cover.
  3. Cook on low for 2 hours.
  4. Remove lid, stir and cook for 1 to 2 additional hours until mixture has darkened and thickened.
  5. Turn off slow cooker and allow to cool.
  6. Transfer to jars and refrigerate.

Notes:  Add to your toast, muffins, and use it in some additional fall recipes for added flavor.

Tomato Vinaigrette Dressing

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced Garlic
  • 1 tsp Basil
  • 2 tsp Oregano
  • ~ pinch Sugar
  • ~ Salt, to taste
  • ~ Pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

  1.  Add all ingredients to food processor.
  2. Pulse until puree-d.

Notes:  This Homemade Tomato Vinaigrette dressing will make for a perfect dressing for all of your summer salads.

Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Pomegranate Juice
  • 2 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • ~ pinch Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon Mustard

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Bring pomegranate juice to a boil over medium.
  2. Boil 15 min until reduced to about 1/3 cup.
  3. Allow to cool for 10 min.
  4. Whisk in remaining ingredients and set aside to cool.

Notes:  Perfect for on a side salad or a larger dinner salad.

Strawberry Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb Strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Lemon, zest and juice

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Wash, hull and slice strawberries.
  2. Put strawberries, sugar, 1/2 tsp lemon zest, and the juice of the lemon in a small saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  4. Reduce heat.
  5. Simmer for 20 min, stirring occasionally.
  6. Transfer contents to a glass container and refrigerate before using.

Notes:  Strawberry Sauce is perfect for topping your ice cream this summer. It’s also perfect for pancakes, waffles, cakes, cheesecakes, and more.

Slow-Cooker Apple Butter

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 lb Apples
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Cloves
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Core, peel, and chop apples.
  2. Place in slow cooker.
  3. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over apples.
  4. Cook on high for 1 hour.
  5. Reduce to low and cook for 10 to 12 hours until mixture turns dark brown.
  6. Use immersion blender to remove lumps.
  7. Leave uncover cooking for 1 to 2 hours until mixture thickens.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Transfer to airtight containers and store in refrigerator.

Notes:  This Apple Butter Recipe takes a bit of time to cook but the flavors and smell of apples and cinnamon in your home make it worth the wait.

Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup finely chopped Mushrooms
  • 1/3 cup Flour
  • 2/3 cup Milk
  • 1-1/4 cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Boil vegetable broth to a boil in a large pan.
  2. Whisk together milk and flour in a bowl until flour is dissolved.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and continue whisking until incorporated.
  4. Add the milk/flour mixture to the broth.
  5. Whisk to combine.
  6. Reduce heat to medium.
  7. Allow to cook 3 to 5 min until thickened, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat.

Notes:  Great for the holiday casseroles.  Use immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator.