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Tis the Season

Sometimes times get tough and money gets tight.  Recipes in a jar are a great way to save a little money and gift people something from the heart.  They can also be a great way to prepare some items for yourself and save time :O).  Here are a couple of great recipes that everyone will love.
Hot Chocolate Jar Mix Recipe
Ingredients:
1½ cups skim milk powder
1½ cups white sugar
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
¾ cup non-dairy creamer

To Make this Jar Gift:
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir well. For a finer mix, combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix well. Store in an air tight container.

Directions:(print these out and use as a tag)
Place 2 or 3 tablespoons in a mug and add boiling water. 



Butterscotch Cookies Recipe
Ingredients:
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup white …

Ahhhhhhh!!!........Make it go away!

So if you are anything like me you bought a turkey that is WAY to big for your family.  So here we were 5 days after Thanksgiving and I STILL have left over turkey.  A couple of bitter cold nights gave me the idea that I should make some tasty turkey noodle soup.  So I thought I would share with you my recipe in case you are left with more turkey then your stomachs can handle.

TASTY TURKEY NOODLE SOUP Ingrediants 12 cups of water Chicken bouillon Left over celery stocks 2 cups Carrots 4 cups left over turkey 1/2 bag of egg noodles 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

This recipe can be made in two different ways, in a pot or in a crockpot.  The recipe will be the same regardless. However if you chose to make this in a crockpot reserve noodles till about an hour before you will serve it.  To make the soup is simple dice your carrots, celery and turkey into bite size pieces.  Prepare Your water with your chicken bouillon to the package directions.  Place the remaining ingredien…

Egg Nog Cheese cake

I got this recipe from a friend you can find her blog HERE for more great recipes :O)

Eggnog Cheesecake w/ Pecan Caramel topping


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 TB sugar
3 TB melted butter
1/2  teaspoon  ground nutmeg
3  (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1  cup  sugar
1  tablespoon  cornstarch
5  large eggs
3/4  cup  canned or homemade eggnog
1/4  cup  dark rum
1/4  cup  brandy
Preparation
Combine first 4 ingredients; stir well. Firmly press crumb mixture onto bottom and 1 1/2" up sides of a lightly greased 9" springform pan. Bake at 325° for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove to a wire rack; let cool.


Beat cream cheese at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 1 cup sugar and cornstarch, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Stir in eggnog, rum, and brandy. Pour batter into prepared crust.


Bake at 325° for 1 hour. (Center will be soft.) Remove from oven and gently run a knife around edge of pan to release cheesecake from sides; retu…

Quick and easy meat loaf!

  I have many times been complemented on my meat loaf.  Everyone always asks what is in it.  They insist that it must be difficult to taste so good. Well with three children who has the time to do anything that wastes time???  I know I sure don't :OP and best of all it is CHEAP!  This recipe feeds 3-4 adults for about $3 depending on the kind of meat you use.
MEATLOAF!
1 pound ground beef(I use 80/20 because I think it needs the extra fat you can use any kind) 1/2 cup spaghetti sauce(any kind, use what you have around) 1 Egg 1/2 cup bread crumbs(I use Italian bread crumbs store brand) 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  Like all my recipes this one is simple. Throw it all in a bowl. Then with your hands mix everything thoroughly. You don't want to be able to see the different colors in the meat you want it all one color.  The mixture will be pretty wet so if it is dry add some more sauce.  Once it is done take a baking pan(you want…