Monday, November 26, 2007


submitted by Mindy Abendroth

1 cup peanut butter (creamy)
1 cup corn syrup

Bring to a boil on the stove.

Stir in 6 cups of Rice Krispies and put in greased 9x13 pan.
Let the Rice Krispy layer cool.

Chocolate Topping
Melt in microwave about 3/4 bag of chocolate chips and about a handful
of butterscotch chips. Spread on top.


Butternut Squash Soup

submitted by Rachel Crouse

tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 carrots, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup pulpy orange juice
2 boxes frozen butternut squash puree (I think they were 12 oz boxes)
2 or 3 cups chicken broth
Salt and pepper
Grated nutmeg
1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves, for garnish
1 tablespoon orange zest, for garnish

Heat a soup pot over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin
olive oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. When butter has melted, add the
onion and carrots and cook until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes.
Season with salt and pepper. Deglaze with the orange juice and simmer
for 1 to 2 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pot with a wooden
Transfer the mixture to a food processor or a blender. Puree the
mixture until smooth, then return to pot over medium heat. To mixture,
add the frozen butternut squash puree and the chicken broth and stir
to combine. Adjust the seasoning. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat
and let simmer for 10 minutes. Grate some fresh nutmeg and stir to

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Rachel Crouse

Monday, November 12, 2007

Oreo Cookie Dessert

Submitted by Mindy Abendroth

1 package of Oreos
2-3 tablespoons butter (melted)
1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream
1 jar of fudge (or caramel)
1-8oz container of cool whip

Crust - Crush up about 2/3 of the package of oreos and mix with melted butter. Spread in the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Put crust in freezer for 20 or more minutes to let harden.

After oreo cookie crust has frozen, put on a layer of ice cream (about 1/2 gallon). Put back in freezer to harden.

After ice cream has hardened, add fudge or caramel (hint: it's easier to spread if you have warmed the caramel/fudge a little bit --about 30 seconds in the microwave usually works). Put back in the freezer for a little while.
Optional - can add unsalted peanuts into the fudge or caramel.

After fudge/caramel has firmed up, spread a layer of cool whip and top with crushed oreos. Serve frozen.

ENJOY!!!!!! :)