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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Mac 'n Cheese Bites...

These are so simple and tasty! Adults and Kids alike are going to love these!
 Mac 'n Cheese Bites
   from PineCreekStyle

Easy Peasy!

Directions:

  • Mac 'n Cheese, cooked,  leftovers or fresh, 2 tablespoons per wrapper
  • Won Ton wrappers, 1 per Mac Wrap
  • Olive Oil fro frying
  • **Add Bacon or Ham for added tastiness !!!
Directions:

  1. On each wrapper place 2 tablespoons of cooked Mac 'n Cheese
  2. Fold like an envelope and roll shut
  3. Fry in Hot oil on both sides till done
  4. Remove "Bites" from pan and place on a paper towel to remove excess oil
  5. Serve!.....
Dip in Cheese Sauce or Garlic Alfredo Sauce for extra goodness!
The Kids are going to love these!!!! Great for appetizers too!
Tasty & Full of Cheesy Style....
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Limoncello Liqueur, Homemade Happiness...

Limoncello Liqueur.....Homemade Happiness in a Jar!
I recently made one of my specialty cakes, and needed some Lemon Vodka... Instead I decided to make my own Limoncello Liqueur for the recipe! so glad I did, WOW is it good! I think it was a great addition to my Lemon Vodka Cake....YUM...I will post that cake recipe later this week!

Limoncello Liqueur
   the Cattle Queen Cooks @ PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:

  • 1 - 750ml  100 proof Vodka, *I used Citrus flavored Vodka for a little extra boost of flavor
  • 7-8 Lemons, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Extract
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups of water
Directions:

  1. In a large sauce pan, combine water and sugar bring to a boil. Bring to a gentle boil for about 5-7 minutes, dissolving the sugar.
  2. Remove from the simple syrup from the heat and cool, set aside
  3. Mix together, in a large job, the vodka, juice and extract. Shake or stir to blend.
  4. When the simple syrup has cooled, add to the Lemon Vodka mixture. Blend or shake well together.
  5. Place the lid on the jar and place in a cool, dark corner on the counter.  Leave the mixture to sit for 1o days, shaking to blend, once a day. This will let the flavors blend together.
  6. Yields about 5+ cups more or less
This recipe may be doubled easily. 


**This recipe is great for cocktails, cooking & baking recipes. This recipe makes the perfect gift for the Holidays too!

Lemon-li-cious with Style...

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Friday, September 26, 2014

Coffee Liqueur...Homemade Style...

My Local grocery is no longer carrying the Coffee Liqueur I use!. When you live in a small town...you have to adapt! So, I made my own! It turned out so delicious, better than the name brand! More flavor, I think! YUM!
This recipe made a good size portion...and was much less expensive than the store bought brand.
The beauty of this recipe....You may use different types of alcohol to suit your tastes and cooking needs. See below! Very easy! So happy how this turned out! And so happy I came up with a new versatile recipe! Yummy!

 Homemade Coffee Liqueur
 from The Cattle Queen at PineCreekStyle

Ingredients:

  • 5 cups of water
  • 3 cups of packed Brown Sugar
  • 1/4  Cup of Espresso, Instant Coffee 
  • 2 teaspoons of pure Vanilla
  • 1 750ml of Tequila. (I used silver)
  • Recipe yields about 8+ cups of liquid


Directions:

  1. Heat the water in the microwave on high for five minutes. Use a large mixing bowl or pitcher .
  2. Remove from microwave and stir in the brown sugar, vanilla and instant espresso.  Stir gently to dissolve sugar  & coffee Let cool completely.  * You may do this process on the stove top.
  3. Pour the Tequila in the coffee mixture and stir gently to blend.
  4. Transfer the Coffee Liqueur into 2 vessels, I used large mason jars. Leave room, in the jar, to shake to blend the liqueur as it cures.
  5. Set in the filled jar a darkened area on the counter, shaking 1-2 times a day, for 10 days.
Ready to use ....

You may substitute other Alcohols in equal amounts: Rum/Kahlua , Vodka, Whiskey  or Everclear.
It all depends on your taste or the recipes you want to use. Great for Coffee drinks, Cocktails or Cooking Recipes & Sauces.

A Great Christmas Gift for Friends & Family!


Serve Your  Homemade Coffee Liqueur with Style...
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Book Shelf Re-Do

A simple bookshelf re-do becomes Chippy & Chic....
 I was so happy to stumble upon this find! And the COST was amazing! $7.50....WOW! I love how she turned out! So quick & easy to transform her into her new look! I simple did a messy white wash with my "Sugar Cookie Paint' from Benjamin Moore...Then I used coarse sandpaper to get the Chippy look....here and there! A dark walnut stain quickly wiped on & off over the top...Then a clear satin spray...and Ta-Dah----Done! I left the inside dark to give it a "standout" look of style!

This little bookcase is perfect for my Sewing Supplies in the laundry room...It also holds a small TV...perfect for Me! See the easy painting steps below...
Photos on the left are the original, top right is the white wash, bottom right is the finished look with the dark walnut stain. Don't forget to Love (Comment), Like, Share & Pin!
Style with a Pretty (Low) Price....  :)
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Plum Drunk Cake


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Plum Drunk Cake
     From PineCreekStyle

1 box of Spice cake mix 
1 box of Chocolate cake mix 
6 eggs, (My cake mixes called for 3 eggs per box)
3/4 cup of cooking oil per cake mix
1 cup of brewed, cooled Coffee
1 cup of homemade Plum Liqueur , *the recipe may be found on Pinterest, FB (Our Blog) under PineCreekStyle or replace with 1 cup of water.
1 cup of puréed Plums, with the skins, ( I used my drunken plums from the Liqueur, the recipe left me with about 3 cups after the purée). 

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together well. Place in your desired pans and grease or spray with oil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 40 plus minutes...Check for doneness with a toothpick. **I used a large round cake pan and to loaf pans to suit my needs. Use you cake boxes to guide you on temperatures and cake pan sizes.

Simple & Semi Homemade, with extra goodness added!

Frosting: I used Hershey's Dark Chocolate canned frosting with Ice Cream Caramel drizzled on top....along with some roasted, salted pecans! A little sprinkle of coarse salt across the top of the frosted cake adds flavor to  Caramel & Dark Chocolate .
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Dirty Pig Sandwich...

"This is a Grown-up's PB & J"
Yep...you read it right! The Dirty Pig sandwich is absolutely awesome! This is a favorite of Ornery's....We have served this to several of our house guests.  They are always amazed at the Sweet & Salty savory taste of this simple yet fabulous treat! Bacon, Bacon, Bacon.....YUM!
                                          This looks too simple....But wait till you taste it! 
 Simple ingredients and make a standard peanut butter and jelly sandwich become Gourmet! 
Adults love it when they try it!

 Per sandwich:
  • 2 slices of bread per sandwich
  • 1 grill pan
  • On one side of a piece of bread, spread a thin layer of peanut butter
  • On the other slice, spread a thin layer of strawberry butter 
  • (strawberry butter, recipe to follow)
  • Next on top of the Strawberry butter, spread a thin layer of strawberry jam
  • Add 2 to 3 pieces of crisp cooked bacon, to one side of the prepared bread
  • Put the two pieces together, like a sandwich
  • Spread a thin layer of plain butter on each side of the bread. Grill on both sides till toasted
Strawberry Butter Recipe:
This makes quite a bit of pastry butter. But it may be used on several types of food and will last a couple of months in the fridge or 6 months in the freezer.
  • 2 cups of powder sugar
  • 2 cubes of softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons of strawberry jam
  • 1 package of soften cream cheese
Blend well.

 Sprinkle with Powder and serve. The sandwich is "ooey-gooey" yummy. You may prefer to eat with a fork and knife.
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