Serving This Week 12-21 To 12-25
Come and see what I will be cooking up on Marilyns Treats this week!
This is what I featured on my blog 12-21 to 12-26-2020. On Tuesday was Egg Nog Pie. Wednesday was Philadelphia Creamy Salsa Dip. Thursday was Reindeer Pancakes. And Friday was Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. Enjoy!
If you missed what I served up last week please click Serving This Week 12-14-to 12-18-2020.
Vanilla pudding, egg nog, milk, vanilla and rum flavoring make this pie a wonderful selection for the holiday.
Egg Nog Pie is a great dessert to create a family tradition by serving at Christmas or the New Year.
The cold and snowy season lends itself to having egg nog on hand and a little nutmeg sprinkled on top.
The addition of the rum flavoring is just the flavor the egg nog pie needs to make it a part of season!
My family just loves egg nog. They can’t wait until it hits the shelves.
We go to a neighborhood dairy and buy a few cartons. You can imagine how delicious and fresh it is.
Honestly, they go back each week until it is no longer made.
It is with this Guernsey Dairy Egg Nog to make her pie.
I am not sure where she got the recipe. She may even have put it together on her own.
She always flies by the seat of her pants when she cooks. I wish I came up with the recipes she does!
I urge you to make this pie for the holiday.
I love the pudding as it is mixed with the rum and vanilla.
And she always makes the star on the top with a bit of nutmeg she saves.
If you love the tradition of serving Egg Nog during this Holiday Season then this pie is right up your alley.
It is an answer to that burning question of how to use up any left over egg nog.
Well, in my home there isn’t much leftover of anything so we need to always have extra on hand.
A dessert for when family and friends visit is always something you need to prepare.
So why not just prepare this no bake pie to have on hand?
Well, you do need to heat your ingredients in a sauce pan but there is no need to use the oven!
No matter what you are serving as a main dish for your get together this Philadelphia Creamy Salsa Dip is a must have.
My sister-in-law is always in charge of the appetizers fo all occasions.
She saw this in a Kraft Magazine and knew she was going to make it for her son’s birthday.
I think that was one of the best decisions she ever made.
Sitting on the peninsula tucked in front of the Holiday centerpiece was this unassuming bowl of dip.
Surrounding the bowl were plates of different type of chips, dippers and veggies.
Everyone was flocking over to the display to nibble and partake in happy conversation.
I am not one for crowds, but I do love a good dip.
And I had never seen this one before.
As a result, I have been making this dip for years.
It is quick, easy and a hit with the kids and adults alike.
I wouldn’t change a thing, except you need twice as many crackers than you think you need.
This is addictive! So be sure to serve more than one bowl as the kids will want one for their very own table.
Served straight from the refrigerator or at room temperature the dipping experience is the same.
You just have more dip on your cracker when it is warmer.
Philadelphia Creamy Salsa Dip is a must have for the Mexican lovers in the crowd.
I have used baguettes and they worked very well.
The veggie tray worked well with this dip on one side as well as my Gluten Free Ranch on the other.
Choices are a good your know.
When this dip appears on the appetizer table it is the first to catch every dippers eye.
There has never been a complaint or a suggestion to serve another choice.
Quite the contrary it is asked for at every occasion.
I love this dip and your guests will too!
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer Pancakes look just like a reindeer.
Who wouldn’t love that face?
A child would love it. ! And Santa only needs 7 more to pull his sleigh.
Four ingredients are all it takes to make your kiddies smile.
If you let the kids in the kitchen to help you the benefits are even more satisfying.
These days we have to look a little bit deeper to make those family connections.
Your little ones will love to mix up the batter and scoop the batter.
Leave the fruit in a bowl and let them decide where to place all the toppings.
For a real treat, allow them to squirt some whipped cream on their plate.
Go ahead and let these Reindeer Pancakes be served anytime of the day.
After all, breakfast at home is not limited to 7am to 11am.
In my home we eat breakfast for any meal we want.
Reindeer Pancakes are made with your favorite pancake mix.
Just add bacon, blueberries and strawberries to decorate them.
You will be hearing “HO HO WHOA” when you bring them to the table.
For Fall I tell them they are Big Buck Pancakes. They look like it, don’t they? Let daddy in on the fun!
Your children will eat their entire breakfast. And don’t be surprised if they ask for seconds.
These cute pancakes aren’t just for the little ones!
i frequently have bacon and fruit with mine.
They just aren’t arranged in the same way.
Make the family part of the season and have fun with your meals.
The kids gratitude, squeals, hugs and kisses are the best gift you can get.
Just like my sugar cookie recipe, these chocolate crinkle cookies are a part of my basic batters.
There are so many different ways to dress them and flavor them.
You can literally make a 100 different cookies from this recipe.
The white powdered sugar gives the cookie that contrast of dark to white.
Once you make the chocolate dough balls you can roll them into any topping you like.
Unsweetened cocoa creates a powder texture around the cookie center.
Cinnamon, chocolate or colored sprinkles add not only flavor but color as well.
Colored sugar can be used for the holiday of your choice.
Crinkle cookies go back before my grandmothers time. Or so she would tell me.
Chocolate crinkle cookies seem to be the most popular.
But there are many flavors of crinkle cookies.
Red Velvet Crinkles are being seen at cookie exchanges more often these days.
I have made lemon, blueberry, cherry and even Reeses crinkle cookies in my day.
I want to make vanilla crinkles, but the other flavors always get the best of my good intentions.
Besides making your own fresh dough, the option of using a cake mix is also available.
What makes these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies unique and stand out from the others is a secret ingredient.
Added to the batter is espresso powder and cinnamon.
They also contain a larger amount of butter than most recipes.
These ingredients combine together ti make a most flavorful cookie in the bunch!
When I bring these Chocolate Crinkle Cookies to an event for the first I just watch the faces of the people that are trying them for the first time.
I think my smile at seeing their reaction is even bigger than theirs as they eat the cookie.
These cookies keep well in a tin with some waxed paper in the bottom.
Bake sales, cookie exchanges and bunco with the girls are just a few of the places where I introduced these cookies.
My family loves these cookies. Don’t tell anyone the secret in the batter.
It will be just between you and me.
Us girls need to stick together. We need to have a secret in our cookie arsenal!