Here’s our first contribution to our new Recipe page. This is the recipe for the Holiday Caramel Corn presented by Mary Nesset at our Christmas party in December. Enjoy!

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Oven Caramel Corn

Prep: 25 minutes; Bake: 1 hour
About 15 cups caramel corn

15 cups popped popcorn (about 2/3 cup unpopped)
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Heat oven to 200. Divide popcorn between 2 ungreased retangular pans, 13x9x2 inches. Heat brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and salt in 3-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until bubbly around edges. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; remove from heat. Stir in baking soda.

Pour mixture over popcorn; stir until well coated. Bake 1 hour, stirring every 15 mintues.

New Twist

Surprise your family and those on your gift list with some new flavor twists. Use 12 cups popped popcorn; toss with ingredients (below) after stirring in brown sugar mixture. Bake as directed.

Carmel-Apple Oven Caramel Corn:
Divide 2 cups dried apple slices, coarsely chopped, and 1 1/2 cups caramels, cut into fourths, between each pan of popcorn.

Hawaiian Oven Caramel Corn:
Divide 1 1/2 cups dried tropical fruit mix and 1 cup coarsely chopped macadamia nuts between each pan of popcorn.

Red and White Chirstmas Oven Caramel Corn: (the one Mary used)
Divide 2 cups dried cranberries and 1 1/2 cups white baking chips between each pan of popcorn

Fruit Cake by Betty Larsen

Ingredients

1 pound dates
1 cup marachino cherries, drained
3 cups walnuts or pecans
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
½ tsp salt
½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
4 eggs, beaten

Directions

Put the fruit into a large bowl. Combine the dry ingredients and sift over the fruit. Add beaten eggs and vanilla. Mix by hand. Put into greased large loaf pan or 3 small loaf pans. Bake at 275° for 2 ½ hours.

Pizza Dip by Barbara Webster

3/4 cup mayo
1 cup shredded swiss cheese
2/3 cup chopped olives
1/2 cup diced bell pepper( orange or yellow)
1/2 cup onion diced
1 tomato diced
Mix together and bake 15 mins at 350 don’t brown or overbake.
Serve with tostidos or scoops

Shrimp Dip Recipe

1 can tiny shrimp, drained. Reserve 1 Tbsp juice
1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
3 scallions, finely sliced
2 Tbsp mayonnaise
1 Tbsp lemon juice
Pinch salt, to taste

Thoroughly combine all ingredients except shrimp. Gently fold in shrimp. Chill for at least two hours. Serve with crackers, baguette, or vegetables.