Praline Syrup

2 cups dark corn syrup 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup water 4 teaspoons corn starch 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1-1/2 cups chopped nuts Directions: In a sauce pan, mix well corn syrup, sugar, water, and starch. Bring to boil for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla extract and nuts.

Spinach Dip

10 oz package frozen chopped spinach, squeezed dry 16 oz container sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 1 package Knorr Vegetable recipe mix Optional: 8 oz can water chestnuts, drained and chopped Optional: 3 green onions, chopped Directions: Combine all ingredients; chill about 2 hours. (Pretty sure this a Knorr brand recipe.)

Salmon Party Spread

8 oz cream cheese 16 oz can salmon, drained and flaked 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon grated onion 1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke 1/4 teaspoon salt Parsley Directions: Mix all ingredients except parsley. Refrigerate 8 hours (no longer than 4 days). Sprinkle with parsley.

Hot Dog Chili

3 lbs ground beef 1-1/2 lbs ground sausage 1 cup dried minced onion (or 1 large fresh) 3-3/4 cups ketchup 3-3/4 cups water 2 tablespoons chili powder Directions: Brown beef and sausage; drain. Add all other ingredients, and simmer until thick (about 1 hour). Serves 3 million. (Kidding, but seriously, this is A LOT ofContinue reading “Hot Dog Chili”

Four-Cheese Pimento Dip

3 oz cream cheese 8 oz (2 cups) extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 8 oz (2 cups) extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded 4 oz (1 cup) Gruyere cheese (or Swiss Cheese) 1 cup mayonnaise 4 oz jar diced pimento, drained 1/2 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 1/3 cup finely chopped onion 1 smallContinue reading “Four-Cheese Pimento Dip”

Carolina BBQ Sauce (Mustard-based)

1-1/2 cups yellow mustard 3/8 to 1/2 cup spicy brown mustard 3/4 to 1 cup honey 1/4 cup white vinegar 1 to 2 teaspoons Sriracha 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper Directions: Add yellow mustard, brown mustard, and honey together in a mixing bowl. Add half of the white vinegar; whisk. Continue adding vinegar untilContinue reading “Carolina BBQ Sauce (Mustard-based)”