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6 apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup brown sugar packed
1/2 cup walnuts chopped
2 snack packages of raisins
hand full of red hots (cinnamon flavored candy)
2 tbs butter
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cloves
Place all ingredients in a crock pot and turn on low. Go out do your christmas shopping, get a massage, have lunch with the girls, do what ever you like! When you get home 5 to 6 hrs later this is what you will have waiting for you.
Posted by Chandra Lane-Sirois at 1:57 PM Labels: Entertaining, Main Dishes, Themed parties
This cake is super easy and anyone can make it. You can even use a box cake if you like.
1 Chocolate Cake baked in 9 in pans
1 batch butter cream frosting tinted black (or a tub of vanilla frosting and add the black food coloring, I said it was easy)
1 package Halloween Oreo's
In a food processor blend the cookies to make the "grave yard dirt". I liked the orange filling ones better I think it has an ethereal look to the "dirt".
Level the tops of your cakes so they will stack flat. Spread a layer of frosting on top of one cake and sprinkle the Halloween sprinkles on top. Place the second layer of cake on top and spread a layer of frosting on top. Don't frost the sides. Spread the "dirt" on the top of the cake. Place the tombstone cookies and ghost cookies on top. Halloween Sugar Cookies Spread the rest of the "dirt" around the bottom edge of the cake. Viola you have a Spooktacular Cake!
Posted by Chandra Lane-Sirois at 10:00 AM Labels: Main Dishes, Soup
4 sweet onions diced
1/2 stick of butter
2 tbs flour
salt and pepper
1 tbs fresh thyme or 2 tsp dried
2 bay leaves
1 cup red wine such as Cabernet or Merlot
4 cups Beef Stock
slices of stale french bread
slices of Swiss cheese
Toast the stale french bread slices in the oven. They need to be nice and crisp so they do not turn to mush in the soup. If you have chilled the soup over night place back on the stove and heat back up.
ladle the soup into oven proof bowls. Float a slice of cheese on top and then layer the Swiss cheese so it drapes over both sides a bit.
1 bunch fresh or frozen asparagus
olive oil to drizzle
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 of one lemon
I actually had a bite of this one. I still don't like it..........
Posted by Chandra Lane-Sirois at 10:00 AM Labels: chicken, Main Dishes
Although my picture is not that great. White Rice is not exactly the most stunning of subjects, this dish really is a great modern twist on the classic Chicken and Rice. The fresh flavors of orange marmalade and the hearty rich almond cream sauce really hold together well.
4 Skinless boneless chicken breasts
3tbs butter divided
1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tbs orange marmalade
1 tbs dijon mustard
1 small pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 cups cooked white rice
This asparagus is shown with my Chicken and Apples. A recipe coming soon so make sure to check back!!!! I post on Monday's, Wednesday's, and Friday's!
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