Wednesday, November 23, 2016

White Russians...with a twist

We did an experiment with White Russians and came up with a few fun variations of this classic drink.
Standard White Russian
White Cake Russian
Colorado Bulldog
Colorado Beerdog
Drunk Beaver

The hands down favorite was the Drunk Beaver.  The least favorite was the Colorado Beerdog.

5 minute caramel bugles with double chocolate drizzle

This snack is basically better than anything Bugles! They are sweet, salty, and extremely addicting. It's almost dangerous that they are so quick and easy to make!

8 cups Bugles (1 regular size bag)
¾ cups brown sugar
6 T. butter
3 T. light corn syrup
¼ tsp. baking soda
¼ c. white chocolate chips
¼ c. semisweet chocolate

Measure Bugles. Set aside. Line baking sheet with wax paper.
Add butter, brown sugar, and corn syrup to a large microwavable bowl. Microwave one minute. Stir. Continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Add baking soda and stir until combined.
Add Bugles to butter mixture. Microwave in one minute increments, stirring after each minute. Microwave for a total of three minutes.  Pour Bugle mixture onto wax paper.
Put semisweet chocolate chips in a snack size seal-able bag. Leave the bag unsealed and microwave for two minutes, at half power. Seal bag and kneed until chocolate chips are completely melted. Snip a small triangle off the corner or the bag and drizzle over Caramel Bugles.  Repeat with white chocolate chips. Cool completely and store in an air tight container.
** The snack size baggie chocolate drizzle didn’t work for me so I just went to a bowl and a fork.  

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Crockpot Sausage Jalapeno Popper Dip

1 lb. ground Italian sausage (or regular pork or whatever appeals to you)
8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. jalapenos, seeded and diced
1 green onion, finely chopped
16 oz. sour cream
1/2 C. mayo
2 tbsp. minced garlic
1 tbsp. hot sauce  

Brown sausage and minced garlic. Drain.  Mix all ingredients together and dump into crockpot.  Cook on high for one hour.  Serve warm with ritz crackers or tortilla chips.  We also discovered this is great on top of a freshly grilled burger!