Friday, September 20, 2013

Fall Has It All

It's never too early to get a jump start on Fall with a Sunday arrival.

A great link for pumpkin decorating projects

Acorn Cookies
Cook's Notes:
How easy is this...these no-bake cookies are made with a Hershey Kiss, canned frosting, mini vanilla wafer and butterscotch peanut butter chip. The frosting is used like a glue to adhere cookie, chip and wafer together.

This link is a great resource for pumpkin related crafts and food projects. I loved how creative this idea is repurposing a bundt pan. 

Mini 7 Layer Dips
Cook's notes: A new twist on the traditional Seven Layer Dip recipe from General Mills- It would be a great addition for your next football party    
  • 1 can (16 oz.) refried beans
  • 2 TB. taco seasoning mix
  • 1 container low fat sour cream (8 oz.)
  • 1 can (4.5 oz.) chopped green chiles
  • 1-1/4 cups guacamole
  • 1-1/4 chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese  
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 Tb. ripe olives


  • In a small bowl mix refried beans and 2 TB taco seasoning mix
  • Spread 3 TB. of mixture in the bottom of 8- 9 oz. plastic cups
  • Mix sour cream and chiles-divide among the cups (about 2 TB.)
  • Top each cup with 2 TB.  each guacamole and salsa 
  • Add cheese and lettuce and olives in each cup
  • Serve with a spoon and chips

So I saved the best news to last. I recently got a small part time job writing a food column for a local up north Minnesota newspaper twice a month. The first column will be published in early October. I will post a link at that time when it happens. I was thinking of starting with a Minnesota staple wild rice and posting my Wild Rice Soup recipe. But I am stuck on a clever name for a recipe column that would have a woodsy up north type name. I am open for ideas and there is a prize if the name you submit is picked. 
You can submit your idea to the comment box at end of blog. I am able to see your submission with email contact information as the blogger and will NOT make your comment public.  

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, Sue. This is so exciting. I am certain your column will be a popular one.