Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We can't really say that we do much tailgating and we're not really traditional people anyway so for our tailgating food contribution, we just tried to think of foods that sound good at around 10AM and some classic Autumn flavors.

We made a couple of basic quiches:

Mrs. WYA! used her old family recipe for dough to make these cinnamon rolls of her childhood. We'd share the recipe with you but it's one of those family secret things.

We love molasses, especially in the fall:

Molasses Crinkles

Mix thoroughly:

3/4 cup shortening
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup dark molasses

Sift together and add:

2 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt

Chill 2 hours and roll into balls the size of large walnuts. Dip tops into granulated sugar and sprinkle with a couple drops of water. Bake 10 mins. at 375 degrees. Do not overbake. These cookies should be set but not hard. They are soft cookies and freeze well.

Butterscotch is another great autumn flavor.

Butterscotch Party Mix


2 cups oven-toasted cereal squares
2 cups small pretzel twists
1 cup dry-roasted peanuts
1 cup (about 20) caramels, unwrapped, coarsely chopped
1 2/3 cups (11 oz package) butterscotch morsels


COAT 13 x 9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.

COMBINE cereal, pretzels, peanuts, and caramels in large bowl. Place morsels in medium, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium-High power for 1 minute; stir. Microwave at additional 10 to 20 second intervals, stirring until smooth. Pour over cereal mixture; stir to coat evenly.

SPREAD mixture into prepared baking pan; let stand for 20-30 minutes or until firm. Break into small pieces.


nora said...

Both of the recipies look fabulous! I wish I could stop what I'm doing and make them right now!

WYA! said...

Thanks Nora- they are tasty!!