strawberry applesauce1My family loves this recipe that was handed down to me through generations of my family. I often bring this to church socials where it a big hit with the young and old alike.

Thank You MaryAnn S. for sharing your family recipe.

Homemade Strawberry Applesauce
My family loves this recipe that was handed down to me through generations of my family. I often bring this to church socials where it a big hit with the young and old alike.
  • Strawberry Applesauce
  • My family used an old cup which was also passed down through the generations to measure below are the closest measurements to the old cup
  • 8-9 medium apples
  • 1 cup strawberries you can use frozen strawberries if you do not have fresh
  • 1 tablespoon + 2-1/3 teaspoons bottled lemon juice...
  • ⅓ cup + 3 tablespoons water
  • ⅓ cup +3 tablespoons white sugar
  1. Slice apples, Place apples in a large heavy pot. Add water, lemon juice and mix well. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to simmer. Cook until apples are soft about 25 to 30 minutes
  2. Mash strawberries with potato masher and add to apples about 5 minutes before apples are done. Mix well and continue cooking for 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. Process the apple mixture in a blender until desired consistency (we like ours a little chunky) Return mixture back to the pot and add the sugar to taste. You may not need the entire amount of sugar the recipe calls for depending on how sweet the apples you are using are. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar.
  4. You can freeze the applesauce or can if you prefer
  5. Makes 3-4 pints

Sticky Chicken Wings Recipe M

Sticky Chicken Wings Recipe

Thick and sticky wings
Sticky Chicken Wings Recipe


This recipe is so simple to make and they are a huge hit at any party. These would be fantastic at any Super Bowl Party!

If you want to make them hot I would add some red pepper flakes or Tabasco sauce until the sauce is as hot as you like it.


Sticky Chicken Wings
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So simple to make. They are fantastic and great to take to any party.
Recipe type: Chicken
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup Heinz ketchup (changed from 1 cup)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves crushed garlic
  • Salt 7 Pepper to taste
  • large chopped onion
  • 2 lbs Chicken Wings
  1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl except wings mix well. Add chicken wings and cover them let sit for about an hour. Transfer to a baking dish and cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes at 425 degree, or until the sauce is really thick and sticky.

Nachos with Black Beans M

Wild Oats


I was sent several bags of Wild Oats Tortilla Chips, a can of Organic Black Beans from Wild Oats which I used in the recipe below.

If you have never tried the Wild Oats Tortilla chips you may want to grab a bag or two . My family thought they tasted fresher than other brands. Personally I like that they are organic and contained only natural organic corn, sunflower seed oil, sea salt and a hint of line. It’s so nice to read the back of the labels and know exactly what is in the product you are buying and with the Wild Oats brands you are buying nothing artificial just good wholesome organic food.


Nachos with Black Beans
These are so good. They are a new family favorite
  • 1 bag of Wild Oats tortilla chips
  • 1 (15 ounce) can Wild Oats black beans, drained
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 jar of nacho cheese sauce I prefer the white cheese
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • jalapenos diced or sliced
  • Sour cream Optional
  1. Preheat oven to broil at 375 degrees.
  2. Place tortilla chips on an oven-safe baking sheet.
  3. Drain black beans a spread evenly over the tortilla chips top with as much or as little of the cheese sauce we like a lot of cheese.
  4. Heat in oven 3-5 minutes or until hot
  5. Garnish with chopped tomatoes, onions and jalapenos
  6. serve immediately. You can also use a dallop of sour cream if you like.

received one or more of the products mentioned above for free from Wild Oats. However, I only recommend products or services I use personally and I believe will be good for my readers.

Monster Toes M

Monster Toes

Recipe Ingredients:Monster Toes


Cocktail wieners
6-inch tortillas
Ketchup or mustard


1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut a wedge into the end of each cocktail wiener to make a toenail.

2. Cut the tortillas into strips about 4 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Discard the ends.
3. Soften the strips in the microwave between damp paper towels for 10 to 30 seconds.
4. Roll each wiener in a tortilla strip and secure with a toothpick.
5. Bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Remove them from the oven, then fill the toenail with ketchup or mustard. Remove the toothpicks before serving.

 Recipe copied from FamilyFun Magazine 


Sweet and Sour Meatballs M

 Sweet and Sour Meatballs

These are so good you will want to make them for every party you attend or host. I make them for snack night at my house we love them so much!

Sweet and Sour Meatballs
I make these for every party I attend or host and they are always a hit
Recipe type: Appetizers
Serves: 12
  • 1 lb Lean Ground Beef
  • ½ lb Ground Turkey
  • ½ cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 TBSP. Soy Sauce
  • 1 jar (12 oz) Grape Jelly
  • 1 jar (12 oz) Chili Sauce
  1. Heat oven to 400 Degrees. Coat a 15x10x1 inch baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Milk ground beef, turkey, bread crumbs, egg and 1 TBSP of Soy Sauce. Shape into 1 inch balls. Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet. Bake meatballs until browned and cooked through about 10-12 minutes. Combine remaining ingredients into a slow cooker and add meatballs cook on high about 10 minutes turn down the heat to low and serve at your party.

So Cheesy Cheese Ball M

So Cheesy Cheese Ball

So Cheesy Cheese Ball

The So Cheesy Cheese Ball is always a hit at any party or get together

So Cheesy Cheese Ball
Recipe type: Appetizers
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 (8 ounce) package light cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup finely chopped pecans
  • crackers or vegetable, for serving
  1. Place all ingredients except pecans and crackers in mixer bowl.
  2. Attach bowl and flat beater to mixer.
  3. Turn to speed 4 and beat about 1 minute, or until well blended.
  4. On waxed paper, shape mixture into a ball.
  5. Roll ball in chopped pecans.
  6. Wrap in waxed paper.
  7. Refrigerate until serving time.


Beer Dip M

Beer Dip

Beer Dip

Beer Dip is a very yummy appetizer to make for Football Sunday, any party or gathering everyone will love it


  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pretzels


  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, beer and dressing until smooth. Stir in cheddar cheese. Serve with pretzels. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Source: Taste of Home 

Mini Tacos M

Mini Tacos

Mini Taco’s

Mini Taco’s are a great appetizers to serve at any party. Your guest will love this finger food. Easy and simple to make  Only minutes to bake


24 wonton wrappers
1 pound lean ground beef
1 package (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix
2 tablespoons Pace® Picante Sauce
1/2 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa
4 ounces shredded Mexican cheese blend (about 1 cup)
Sour cream (optional)
Sliced pitted ripe olive (optional)


Heat the oven to 425°F. Press the wonton wrappers into 24 (1 1/2-inch) mini muffin-pan cups.

Cook the beef in a 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat until it’s well browned, stirring often to break up the meat. Pour off any fat. Stir in the taco seasoning mix and picante sauce.

Spoon the beef mixture into the wonton cups. Top with the salsa and cheese.

Bake for 5 minutes or until the wontons are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Garnish with sour cream and olives, if desired. Serve immediately with additional salsa.