Sunday, December 3, 2017

Raspberry Almond Scones

Is a morning tea really complete without scones? Certainly not without these Raspberry Almond Scones, which are as delicious as they are pretty.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 cup heavy cream, plus 1 tablespoon, divided
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1 cup raspberries
1 cup powdered sugar
4-5 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 cup sliced almonds, for garnish
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Pecan Pie Bars

Cream, brown sugar, pecans and honey line the top of these indulgent pecan bars. These are a perfect option for making ahead of time, which means you can concentrate on other things come Thanksgiving Day.
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons heavy cream
2 cups chopped pecans
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Shrimp Alfredo Pasta

This Shrimp Fettuccine Aflredo is a major comfort food. There's just something about a mountain of pasta consumed by rich creamy sauce, and studded with large, tender shrimp that has my name written all over it. It reminds me of my favorite dish at Olive Garden; seafood alfredo. It's also surprisingly easy to make; ready in under 30 minutes!
¾ lb fettuccine or penne pasta
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 Tbsp oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp butter
1 garlic clove
⅓ cup white wine (I used Ste Chapelle Chardonay ~$6)
2 cups heavy whipping cream
⅓ cup parmesan cheese
S&P to taste
Sprinkle of paprika
Parsley or basil for garnish if desired
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Chocolate Caramel Pecan Turtles

Homemade Turtles Candy recipe - Baked pecans covered in a delicious homemade caramel and topped with with melted chocolate! These treats make perfect neighbor gifts for the holidays!
3 cups whole pecans
½ cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup corn syrup
Dash of salt
½ cup + 2 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk (half of a 14oz can)
½ tsp vanilla
1½ cups chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate chips)
½ tsp vegetable oil or shortening
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Cheesy Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed potatoes are delicious, but fried mashed potato balls with cheese are even more amazing. Cheese makes everything better.
4 cups mashed potatoes*
2 cups (8 oz) shredded mozzarella cheese
1 large egg
1/4 cup flour (or up to 1/2 cup flour for creamier potatoes)
2 to 3 Tbsp chives, chopped
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Light Olive oil or Canola oil to sauté
Sour cream to serve
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Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

This is a paleo and low carb dish that has amazing flavor and is made in one skillet. Starts on the stovetop and then into the oven, so be sure to use an oven safe skillet.
6 cups shredded cooked chicken (from about 2 lb chicken)
6 oz ham, cut into bite size pieces
4 oz butter, melted
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp white wine, optional ***
1-2 oz lemon juice (use the full amount if you love lemon – I do)
1/2 tsp salt
5 oz swiss cheese
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Raspberry Sweet Rolls

Love these soft and wonderful yeast rolls! The raspberry dental filling and lotion cheese icing are impressive! A terrific reward for Valentine’s Day!
2 packages yeast (4 1/2 teaspoons), dissolved in 1 cup lukewarm water
6 tablespoons shortening (Crisco)
1 cup granulated sugar
9 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups hot water
2 eggs, beaten
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
3 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
1/3 cup granulated sugar
Zest of 1 large lemon
1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
For the frosting:
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
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