Hot Cocoa Mix

Hot Cocoa Mix Recipe By:Earla Taylor “I make this at the beginning of the cold weather, and have it ready all winter. Vary the flavor of your mix by trying flavored nondairy creamer; I like the cinnamon.” Ingredients 10 cups dry milk powder 4 3/4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar 1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder 1 3/4 cups powdered non-dairy creamer Directions In a large mixing bowl, combine milk powder, confectioner’s sugar, cocoa powder, and creamer. Stir till thoroughly combined. Store cocoa mixture in an airtight container. Makes about 15 cups mix, or enough for about 45 servings. For 1 … Continue reading Hot Cocoa Mix

Creamy Hot Cocoa

Creamy Hot Cocoa Recipe By:JEANIE BEAN “It’s old fashioned, it’s comforting, it makes the kitchen smell wonderful and it’s good for the soul.” Ingredients 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3/4 cup white sugar 1 pinch salt 1/3 cup boiling water 3 1/2 cups milk 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup half-and-half cream Directions Combine the cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt in a saucepan. Blend in the boiling water. Bring this mixture to an easy boil while you stir. Simmer and stir for about 2 minutes. Watch that it doesn’t scorch. Stir in 3 1/2 cups of milk and heat … Continue reading Creamy Hot Cocoa

Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Old-Fashioned Lemonade ┬álemonade recipe is the one my mom used to make for me when I was little. It’s the perfect combination of sweet and tart! When using a clear pitcher Ingredients 6 lemons 1 cup white sugar 6 cups cold water Directions Juice the lemons to make 1 cup of juice. To make your labor easier, FIRMLY roll the lemons between your hand and counter top before cutting in half and juicing. In a gallon pitcher combine 1 cup lemon juice, 1 cup sugar, and 6 cups cold water. Stir. Adjust water to taste. Chill and serve over ice. Continue reading Old-Fashioned Lemonade

Sangria! Sangria!

Sangria! Sangria! Recipe By:HJACOBY “The BEST sangria recipe I’ve been able to hone to perfection! If you like a sweeter Sangria, use ginger ale in place of club soda.” Ingredients 1/2 cup brandy 1/4 cup lemon juice 1/3 cup frozen lemonade concentrate 1/3 cup orange juice 1 (750 milliliter) bottle dry red wine 1/2 cup triple sec 1 lemon, sliced into rounds 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 lime, sliced into rounds 1/4 cup white sugar (optional) 8 maraschino cherries 2 cups carbonated water (optional) Directions In a large pitcher or bowl, mix together the brandy, lemon juice, lemonade concentrate, … Continue reading Sangria! Sangria!

Cranberry Sangria

Cranberry Sangria Recipe By:Cathy K “I came up with this while playing around with sangria recipes. It has now become a traditional beverage at Thanksgiving and Christmas; my family actually got upset the one time I didn’t make it!” Ingredients 1 cup white sugar 4 cranberry-flavored tea bags 4 slices fresh lemon 6 whole cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 cups water 2 (750 milliliter) bottles white wine 4 apples, cored and cut into chunks 1 1/2 cups dried cranberries 2 fluid ounces apple brandy Directions Place the sugar, tea bags, … Continue reading Cranberry Sangria

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

Hot Spiced Christmas Wine Recipe By:rainy “This is a spicy, sweet holiday wine inspired by my trip to Germany, where a similar drink is a traditional part of winter celebrations.” Ingredients 2 oranges 2 (750 milliliter) bottles red wine 1 (750 milliliter) bottle white wine 1 (3 inch) piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 3 cinnamon sticks 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/3 cup brown sugar, or to taste 1/4 cup brandy (optional) Directions Use a sharp knife or a vegetable peeler to remove the zest from the oranges in strips, being careful to remove only the orange part, … Continue reading Hot Spiced Christmas Wine

Long Soup

Long Soup “A touch of East Asian in this soup, hope that you will like it as much as I do.” Ingredients 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1/4 small head cabbage, shredded 4 ounces lean pork tenderloin, cut into thin strips 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root 6 cups chicken broth 2 tablespoons soy sauce 8 fresh green onions, chopped 4 ounces dry Chinese egg noodles Directions Using a large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add cabbage and pork; stir-fry until pork is no longer pink inside, approximately 5 minutes. Stir in ginger. Add chicken broth and … Continue reading Long Soup

Hunan Peppered Pork

Hunan Peppered Pork Recipe By:Nancy Huang “An authentic, mouth-burning but delicious Hunan recipe served by my grandmother, who was born and grew up in the heart of Hunan province.” Ingredients 3 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more as needed, divided 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 ounce fresh ginger, minced 1 pound pork tenderloin, sliced into thin strips, or to taste 3 hot long green chile peppers, sliced into thin strips, or more to taste salt to taste 2 teaspoons soy sauce, or to taste Directions Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat until smoking; saute … Continue reading Hunan Peppered Pork

Hunan Kung Pao

Hunan Kung Pao “This recipe is similar to a famous food chain! Serve over thick noodles.” Ingredients 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes 20 peeled and deveined large shrimp (21 to 30 per pound) 4 teaspoons soy sauce 4 teaspoons rice wine 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup vegetable oil, divided 4 cloves garlic, minced 16 dried red chile peppers, cut in half 2 teaspoons Szechuan peppercorns (optional) 1 red bell pepper, sliced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1/4 cup dark soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine 2 teaspoons white sugar … Continue reading Hunan Kung Pao