Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Recipe For You...

Today I am taking off my apron.

But probably not for long.

I've been a whirling dervish in the kitchen over the past few days.

I've made: Gingerbread Cookies, Sugar Cookies, Sugared Walnuts, Molasses Cookies, Marshmallows, Peanut Butter Balls, Mexican Weddings Cakes, and Godiva Liquor Truffles.

Oh, and I also made Sweet Corn Cake--which in all honestly may be my favorite of all because I can make it all winter long! I've made this several times and it comes out tasty and good every. single. time.

I'm not one to be stingy when it comes to recipes. If you like recipes, today's a good day!

However, I am going to start with the Sugared Walnuts, because I promised the Carpoolqueen I would send her the recipe and I haven't taken 10 minutes to sit down and type.

So this is for her:

LVCG's Sugared Walnuts:
Preheat Oven to 300 degrees.

Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spray with butter spray.

1 egg white
1/2 tsp water
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup cinnamon
1/2 lb walnuts

Put walnuts in a gallon size ziplock bag.

Pour sugar salt cinnamon over walnuts.

IN a separate bowl, mix egg white and H2O. 

Pour over nuts and stuff.

Close bag and shake, shake shake. It will look very messy and gooey.

Pour all onto the prepared pan.

Cook for 35-40 minutes. Mixing once half way through. Let cool. they will get crunchy when completely cool.

They are good.

Almost too good.

But I sometimes sprinkle mine on a salad to feel better about myself.


Peanut Butter Balls
1- 8oz smooth or chunky p-butter
1 stick of butter 
1 lb powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Mix together, shape into balls. Place on wax paper. Chill while you make chocolate.

I used Geherdelli Melting Chocolate for the outer coating but you could use:

4 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
2 Tbls butter or margarine
1 square inch of paraffin
5 drops of vanilla

Melt together in a double boiler and dip cold balls into coating and remove. Place on wax paper. chill. (If you use this recipe, it usually has to be doubled to cover all peanut butter balls.)

These are good. If I do say so myself.

And last but not least:

Kellie's Corn Bread Cake (really, this isn't the name, but I'm going with it)

1/2 cup of cornmeal
1-1/2 cups flour
2/3 cups sugar
1 TBLS baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 (generous) TBLS of melted butter
 1 TBLS honey
2 eggs
1-1/4 cup milk

Pour all ingredients into a bowl and mix. Pour mix into a greased rectangular cake pan. Cook at 375 for 25-30 minutes or until slightly browned on the top and center is set.

It is a sweet, light and fluffy corn cake that tastes good the next day too!

All right...tomorrow I will try to post for the "M" recipes: Marshmallows, Molasses Cookies and Mexican Wedding Cakes!

Happy Christmas Eve Eve!


Deidre said...

YUM! The corn bread cake sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipes!

Merry Christmas!

Carpool Queen said...


Trust me.

Thanks for the recipe. I was rationing my last little bit, so now I can feel free to eat them with abandon.

I'm going to make them with pecans because I'm Texan and I have fifty-seven bajillions pounds of them in my fridge.

Anonymous said...

YUM!! thanks for sharing all of these delicious recipes!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

I have a bag of walnut halves in the freezer. Now I know how to best use them. Thanks, Kellie!!!

Charity said...

My mom makes those peanut butter balls every year..yum!
You've been baking up a storm! :)

Kristin said...

LOVE sugared nuts. Yum. We did our baking Sunday, and ended up with Oreo balls, peanut butter balls, Mexican Wedding cookies, chocolate rolo cookies, sugar cookies, peanut butter kisses, and toffee. Have you made the toffee with saltine crackers? SO addicting and easy. I can't stop eating it!

Michele said...

Oh, it all sounds soooo yummy!!! I can't wait to read tomorrow's recipes too!

Kendra said...

MMMMM! LOVE peanut butter balls. I may have to make some again!

Unknown said...

Great recipes.

Just popping in to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas from N Ireland.

Gretchen said...

OH, mercy! They all sound divine, but I have to say--the peanut butter balls are calling my name. Louder than the eliptical, that is.