Creamy Bloody Mary Pasta

ScaleImage2.aspx-3Here’s another delicious recipe from the test kitchens at Mrs. Wages! I love this pasta sauce that uses Mrs. Wages new Bloody Mary Drink Mix as its secret ingredient.

Interested in trying that Bloody Mary Drink Mix but can’t find it at your favorite store? Click here to go to the Mrs. Wages Online Store and place your order.

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Big Dippers

Big-Dippers-PhotoKids love these and they’re easy to make, so they’re the perfect start to the holiday treat-making season!

Ingredients:

  • 2 8-oz. packages semisweet-chocolate squares
  • 12 (8” long) baked pretzel rods
  • toppings:  chopped nuts, coconut, sprinkles, mini-peanut butter pieces

Directions

  1. Place toppings on waxed paper.
  2. Melt chocolate.
  3. Spoon or dip pretzel in chocolate, leaving a few inches not coated at one end.
  4. Immediately sprinkle coated pretzel with choice of toping.
  5. Lean pretzels on not coated edge and refrigerate until coating is set.
  6. A second coat can be applied with a different choice of topping if desired.

Shirley’s holiday food gift ideas

iStock_000009883750MediumGifts of food are welcome by most people.  At this time of year you can still do some home food preservation and give it as gifts.

Pickled beets are loved by some family members and even though they are long gone from the garden, canned beets work just as well.  Actually they are easier because the cooking and peeling are already done for you!  Just buy some Mrs. Wages Pickled Beet Mix and you are ready to fill the house with the aroma of cinnamon and cloves.

But your holiday-motivated generosity in the kitchen doesn’t have to stop there!

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Tomato Goat Cheese Spread

ScaleImage2.aspx-5Holiday meals can mean lots of grazing by friends and families before the main course is served. On those occasions, it’s always nice to have something new, interesting and fresh to serve.

Here’s something from Mrs. Wages’ Test kitchen that looks absolutely delicious – give it a try this Christmas and let us know what your friends and family think!

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Mint Jelly Punch

ScaleImage2.aspx-2Here’s something delightfully fresh and minty that you can enjoy year ’round (not just during the holidays). From the test kitchens at Mrs. Wages’ food labs …

Cook’s Note: Make the mint jelly from fresh mint and Mrs. Wages® Fruit Pectin Home Jell® or buy prepared mint jelly at the store to save time. Continue reading