This is one that all the kids love best...what's not to love about mac n cheese? And believe it or not while we all love it hot from the oven, it's even better cold, the next day. If your kids like "mac n cheese" they'll love this recipe.
1 pack Ham cut in small pieces
1 pack large macaroni elbow
6 eggs beaten
1 pack cheddar cheese shredded
Pepper and salt to taste
Boil macaroni and drain.
Add eggs and cheese and ham.
Stir and season with salt and pepper.
Grease large pan with butter and pour in macaroni mix.
Cover with foil.
Bake 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove foil back another 15 minutes until done.
Happy New Years!
I was at my daughter’s house two weeks ago and faced my first snow storm in years. To occupy the girls on a no school day, their mother decided to start decorating the house for Christmas. Full of energy and enthusiasm the little girls brought up from the basements the many boxes where reeds, trees, stockings and other ornaments have been stowed after the previous season.
I've had fun sharing my favorite recipes from Thanksgiving and Christmas, now it's time to get you all ready to celebrate the end of 2013 and prep for 2014. I have many things to be thankful for in 2013, my family, my job, the sale of my first book, I am truly blessed. (We won't discuss the bad...no gonna ruin anyone's holidays). I look forward to the New Year to see what it will bring for us all. May it be wonderful for everyone.
For those of you who love Egg Nog, here is a Puerto Rican Egg Nog that is to die for. I like to make it to ring in the New Year.
Note: No way can I survive this recipe on 5 cups of Rum, I'm a light weight--I usually do 3 cups, so use that at your own risk.
2 - 3 cinnamon sticks
2 c. water
12 oz. evaporated milk
14 oz. condensed milk
4 egg yolks
15 oz. cream of coconut
5 c. white rum (Bacardi, Don Q. etc) (Adjust to taste)
Start by boiling the cinnamon sticks in the 2 cups of water.
When the water turns yellow and has the smell and you can taste the cinnamon, take the sticks out.
Now add the evaporated milk, condensed milk and egg yolks and cook at a very low temperature. Make sure to stir while it is cooking to avoid it sticking to your pan.
After it has boiled for a few minutes, stir in the cream of coconut and then the rum. Stir it very well and take off the stove.
Naturally you have to have a cup to taste test, then I store mine in the refrigerator, in a big pitcher. It's a lovely drink to warm up before bed.
Enjoy and Happy New Year!
Much love to all,
I can't think of Christmas Candy without this being at the top of the list. It's quick, easy to make, and everyone loves it.
1 cube butter
1 package grahams + 3 more whole crackers (crushed)
1/2 cup Coconut
1 (12 oz) package Chocolate chips
1 (12 oz) package Butterscotch chips
1 cup Cashew halfs and pieces
1 can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat over at 350.
While oven is heating, put a cube of butter in 9 x 13 pan into the oven to melt, remove when melted.
Sprinkle crushed grahams over butter evenly, then coconut, chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, nuts, condensed milk (in this order)
Bake 15 minutes, turn bake 15 minutes longer.
(Note: at higher elevations may need up to 10 minutes longer to cook, condensed milk will turn deeper shade of brown.
Remove from over, let cool, cut.
(Note: I like to toast my coconut first so it’s crunchy)
PS: These are seriously addictive!
It doesn't matter if you say Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Feliz Navidad, Happy Kwanzaa, simply share the blessings with those around you.
From my house to yours, Merry Christmas.
I received a box of English Toffee from my friend, Jennifer Kost, in my freshman year of high school (1972) along with this recipe. It is my opinion that this is the best recipe I have in my recipe box. I have made it every year since.
We've long since grown up, married, had kids, but we still keep in touch. I don't know why she and I never played in the kitchen, but one of these days, I think I may just surprise her and do just that.
Hey Jen, don't be surprised if I show up on your door and make you play in the kitchen with me. It's on my bucket list!
1 cube butter
1/2 cup almonds, finely chopped
2/3 cup sugar
1-1/2 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons corn syrup
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup chopped almonds (divided)
In a heavy pot, cook first five ingredients (butter, nuts, sugar, water, corn syrup) to 290 degrees (hard ball).
Pour into a foil lined cookie sheet.
Using a rolling pin roll thin, to about 1/8” thick and let harden.
In a microwavable bowl, melt chips, as 30 second intervals, until melted.
Frost immediately and sprinkle 1/8 cup of nuts on top.
Let chocolate harden, flip, repeat on the other side.
Break apart when chocolate sets.
The Authors on Main Street would like to invite you to their Main Street Evening Christmas Bash that will take place today, Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 3pmEST to midnight at
We are excited about spending fun time with you. We have planned activities, songs , games and prizes, even two Amazon cards of $25 and $50. We hope to have you visit with us to all get in the holiday spirit — feeling excited.
Again, see you on https://www.facebook.com/AuthorsofMainStreet at 3pm EST