Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 servings

Creamy Rice Pudding

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 cup instant rice
  • 1 (4-serving size) package cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Cinnamon sticks (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk, rice, pudding mix, raisins, if desired, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Let stand, uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until chilled. Garnish with cinnamon sticks, if desired. Makes 6 servings.
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Southwestern-style Dip

Southwestern-style Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 24 servings

Southwestern-style Dip

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 (4-ounce) can mild fire roasted diced green chiles, undrained
  • 1 (8-ounce) package regular or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 8-ounce carton regular or reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1 cup regular or light mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, more or less as desired
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a blender or food processor, combine all ingredients. Blend or process until smooth, about 1 minute. Transfer to a container. Cover, and refrigerate at least 2 hours. Makes 24 servings.
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Gingerbread

Gingerbread

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 16 servings

Gingerbread

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter flavored vegetable shortening
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • Whipped cream (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9-inch square baking pan with shortening; dust with flour. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and cloves. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, and shortening. Beat with an electric mixer until well blended. Add egg; beat until combined. Add hot water and molasses; beat until blended. Add flour mixture; beat until combined. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Top each piece of gingerbread with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. Makes 16 servings.
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Snowy Peanut Butter Bonbons

Snowy Peanut Butter Bonbons

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 minute

Yield: Makes 24 bonbons

Snowy Peanut Butter Bonbons

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 (12-ounce) bag white candy melts
  • White sparkling sugar

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. In a large bowl, combine confectioners’ sugar, peanut butter, and butter. Using a wooden spoon, stir until well combined. Divide mixture into 24 portions; place on prepared baking sheet. Shape into balls. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, place candy melts in a medium microwave-safe bowl; melt in the microwave according to package directions. Dip balls into melted candy, using a spoon to help coat them. Use a fork to remove them; place on prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with white sparkling sugar. Refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. (Bonbons may be prepared up to 1 week in advance. Store tightly covered and refrigerated. Allow bonbons to come to room temperature before serving.) Makes 24 bonbons.
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Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 8 servings

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Look for this recipe for Chocolate Pecan Pie and more easy holiday recipes and DIY projects in The Harried Housewife's latest book, Cooking, Baking, and Making: 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • Pastry for 9-inch single crust pie
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans or pecan halves
  • 2-ounces high-quality semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • PASTRY FOR 9-INCH SINGLE-CRUST PIE
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold vegetable shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over the flour mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened flour mixture to the side of the bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon of the remaining water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moist. Gather pastry into a ball; shape into a disk. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • Flour rolling surface and rolling pin lightly. Roll pastry into a circle about 12-inches in diameter. Trim circle about 1 1/2-inches larger than an upside down 9-inch pie plate. Carefully remove trimmed dough. Fold dough into quarters. Unfold and press into pie plate. Fold edge under; flute or crimp as desired.

Instructions

  • Prepare pastry for 9-inch pie crust as directed. Preheat oven to 350 degrees; line pie plate with pastry crust. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, and vanilla. Stir in pecans and chocolate; transfer to piecrust. Bake until filling is puffed, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool pie completely on a wire rack. Top each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired. Makes 8 servings

Notes

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Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: Makes about 2 1/4 cups creamer

Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Look for the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice and more seasonal recipes and easy DIY projects in The Harried Housewife's latest book, Cooking, Baking, and Making: 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half or fat-free half-and-half
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Brewed coffee

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, half-and-half, brown sugar, pumpkin, maple syrup, and pumpkin pie spice. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated, 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently. (Do not boil.) Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Transfer to a measuring cup or heat-resistant pitcher. Cool completely. Pour into a bottle. Cover, and store in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake well before using. Add desired amount of creamer to coffee. Makes about 2 1/4 cups creamer.

Notes

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Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Prep Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 dozen cookies

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Look for the recipe for Pumpkin Pie Spice and more seasonal recipes and easy DIY projects in The Harried Housewife's latest book, Cooking, Baking, and Making: 100 Recipes and DIY Ideas for All Seasons and Reasons

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons homemade or store-bought pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup 100 percent pure pumpkin
  • 10 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • CINNAMON CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1 (8-ounce) package regular or reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually beat in confectioners’ sugar.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, flour, and pumpkin pie spice. In a medium bowl, whisk together pumpkin, butter, brown sugar, and eggs. Add to cake mix mixture; stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Drop by heaping teaspoons 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake until centers are almost set, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely; frost with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting. Sprinkle with pumpkin pie spice, if desired. Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Notes

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Rum Cream Cheese Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Rum Cream Cheese Glaze

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Makes 16 servings

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Rum Cream Cheese Glaze

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2 Harried Housewife Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • Vegetable shortening, for pan
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 (15-ounce) can 100 percent pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Toasted pecans
  • RUM CREAM CHEESE GLAZE
  • 1 (3-ounce) package regular or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons milk
  • In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, butter, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar; beat until combined. Add rum; beat until blended. Gradually add milk, beating after each addition, until glaze is of drizzling consistency.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10-inch fluted tube pan with shortening; dust with flour. In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and salt. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, vegetable oil, pumpkin, sugar, and brown sugar. Add to flour mixture; stir until well combined. Transfer to prepared pan. Bake until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, 40 to 45 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Cool completely; transfer to a cake plate. Drizzle with Rum Cream Cheese Glaze; top with toasted pecans. Makes 16 servings.

Notes

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Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 cup syrup

Homemade Strawberry Syrup

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Milk (optional)

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine strawberries and sugar. Using a potato masher, mash until well combined. Transfer strawberry mixture to a medium saucepan; add water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Let stand 15 minutes. Place a fine-mesh sieve over a measuring cup. Pour strawberry mixture into strainer; press strawberries to extract as much liquid as possible. (Save strawberry solids and use them to make smoothies, stir them into plain yogurt, top off pancakes, waffles, ice cream, pound cake, etc., if desired.) Refrigerate syrup for at least 1 hour before serving. To serve, stir 3 or 4 tablespoons syrup into 1 cup milk, if desired. Syrup may be prepared up to 1 week in advance. Store covered and refrigerated. Makes 1 cup syrup.
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Chocolate Chip Bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Makes 32 bars

Chocolate Chip Bars

Ingredients

  • As seen on WKTV NEWSChannel 2
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with foil, letting ends extend beyond edges on 2 sides. Lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, sugar, and butter. Add eggs and vanilla; whisk to combine. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips. Spread into prepared pan; sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup chocolate chips. Bake until edges are light golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Remove bar by lifting foil ends; peel off foil. Place bar on a cutting board and cut into squares. Makes 32 bars.
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