Cranberry BBQ Meatballs

In a bowl or a gallon bag add:
2 cups smokey barbecue sauce
1 cup cranberry sauce, whole
1 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
60-70 pre-cooked meatballs

Cook in crock pot for 3-4 hours on low or stove top in large sauce pan for 15-20 minutes. Heat and eat.

Smashed Potatoes

In a mixing bowl or a gallon bag add:
1/2 cup milk
2 1/2-3 lbs cooked red potatoes
1/4 cup butter
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup cooked bacon
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 shredded cheddar (reserved)
2 tsp garlic salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Mix and mash all potatoes. Place in casserole dish and back at 350 for 30-35 minutes Sometimes Merryam loves to change it up so you can add 1 cup of fresh spinach with ¼ cup Parmesan or just eat the potatoes with out adding any extras.

Nanny's Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Add all ingredients into a bowl or gallon bag:
1 cup butter softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs well beaten
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 TBSP cinnamon
3 cups oats (we use Quaker Quick or Old Fashioned. Do NOT use instant.)
1 cup raisins (optional)

Mix well. Spoon out by rounded tablespoonfuls on a greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350°F. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely.

Claire’s Best Brownies

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl or gallon bag:
3/4 tsp. Salt
3 eggs
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus 1/8 cup All Purpose Flour 1/3 cup Cocoa
2/3 cup Brown Sugar
2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Vanilla chips
1/2 Chopped Pecans (Optional)

Mix until smooth and well blended. Pour batter into well greased 9×13 cake pan. Be sure to scrap or lick all the batter. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Pumpkin Bread

In a mixing bowl add:
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
16oz can of pumpkin
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup crushed walnuts

Mix and mash until well blended. Pour into large loaf pan and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Put on cooling rack.

Wedding Cookies

In a mixing bowl or gallon bag add:
1 cup butter-melted
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups powdered sugar-reserved for coating
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans

Mix well. Dough will be stiff. With a teaspoon scoop dough and form into ball onto cookie sheet. Dough will not spread so you can place the cookies close. Bake at 375 for 18-20 minutes until or until edges brown. Cool for a few minutes. Place remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar in a bag and add warm cookies. Seal and shake.

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

In a mixing bowl add:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar-any kind
3/4 cup white sugar
1 1/2 sticks of butter softened
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 eggs-room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chocolate chunks pieces-any brand
3/4 cups toasted pecans-optional

Mix well and scoop by tablespoon. Bake at 350 for 11-13 minutes. They may seem soft in the center and that is just perfect. You will be so sad if you over bake. Cool a few minutes and transfer to a wire rack, it is ok if cookies begin to wrinkle that just means you did it just like me. Good for 7-10 days.

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup milk
1 cup can puree pumpkin (substitute sweet potatoes if you have leftovers)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick salted butter melted

Add all ingredients until well blended. Dispense batter into waffle maker and cook per your waffle maker instructions. Makes 4 waffles. Can freeze made up to 30 days stored in a gallon freezer bag. Butter and maple syrup to serve with Caramelized Walnuts or Pecans

1/2 cup nuts
1/4 water
1/4 sugar

Add all ingredients in a small pan and heat until walnuts are coated and water and sugar create a glaze. Serve warm over waffles.