Vanilla Coffee Syrup Recipe

Vanilla Coffee Syrup

Course Drinks
Cuisine Coffee
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 quart

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the water and sugar; stir until dissolved.
  2. Cook until the mixture thickens, approximately 10-15 minutes.
  3. Allow syrup to cool and stir in the vanilla.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe: Paula Deen’s Vanilla Coffee Syrup You can store this in any kind of container you want, but consider convenience. If you have an empty store-bought syrup container, you could pour some of this in and have an easy-to-pour bottle. We recently finished off a bottle of soy sauce and I am using that to dispense my syrup; I poured the extra into a mason jar.

Peppermint Latte Recipe

Peppermint Latte Recipe

Course Drinks
Cuisine Coffee
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 2 shots 2 ounces espresso or strong coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • A few drops of peppermint extract 1 tablespoon Creme de Menthe, or 1 tablespoon Peppermint Schnapps
  • Whipped cream for garnish
  • 1 candy cane optional

Instructions

  1. Brew the espresso.
  2. Steam milk using an espresso machine, or heat in saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Add espresso and milk to coffee mug; add peppermint extract.
  4. Top with whipped cream and place a candy cane in the mug for decoration, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe: Babble’s Peppermint Latte

Hawaiian Bread Recipe

Hawaiian Bread Recipe

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Hawaiian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 8x4 loaves

Ingredients

  • 1 cup margarine softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup mashed banana approximately 1 large banana
  • 1 15 ounce can crushed pineapple with juice
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 3/4 cup macadamia nuts chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 8″x4″ loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat margarine and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in eggs, banana, and pineapple.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Stir flour mixture into egg mixture.
  6. Fold in coconut and walnuts.
  7. Pour batter into prepared loaf pans and cover with foil.
  8. Bake for 45 minutes.
  9. Remove foil and bake an additional 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe: AllRecipe’s Hawaiian Bread III This bread is so moist and delicious! Now if only I were in Hawai’i and able to use all fresh ingredients!

Coffee Jello Recipe

Coffee Jello Recipe


Ingredients

  • 3 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup cold coffee
  • 3 cups hot coffee
  • 5/8 cup sugar
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, stir gelatin into cold coffee and let stand for 10 minutes.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until completely dissolved.
  3. Pour into cake pan or individual dessert dishes.
  4. Chill until firm. Serve with whipped cream.

SPAM Musubi Recipe

SPAM Musubi Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2

Ingredients

  • 2 slices SPAM half a 12 ounce can
  • 3 ounces cooked white rice seasoned with furikake and toasted sesame seeds (Optional)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet ginger sesame sauce or Sam Choy’s cooking sauce Optional
  • 2 strips nori

Instructions

  1. In a medium skillet, cook SPAM until lightly browned
  2. Place 1/2 of rice into musubi press; I used my empty SPAM can.
  3. Drizzle with grill sauce or cooking sauce. Top with slice of SPAM and gently press down.
  4. Remove SPAM and rice from musubi press; if you used the can, flip it over, squeeze the end together slightly, and tap on the bottom.
  5. Place nori shiny-side-down. Set SPAM/rice on top and carefully wrap nori around to form a ring; apply a small amount of water if the nori does not stick well.
  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

I doubled the recipe and was able to fill 3 metal pie pans with the mixture. Original Recipe: SPAM’s SPAM Musubi.

Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Spaghetti Pie Recipe

Course Main Course
Cuisine Casserole, Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 8 ounces ricotta cheese I used cottage cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cheese divided (I used fiesta blend and cheddar)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 3 cups spaghetti sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. While pasta is cooking, prepare cheese mixture. In a large bowl, combine the ricotta cheese, 1 cup shredded cheese, egg, pepper, parsley, and Parmesan cheese.
  4. When pasta is done cooking, drain and add into cheese mixture. Stir until pasta is coated and the cheese is melted.
  5. Stir in sauce.
  6. Add olive oil to a 12-inch iron skillet or an oven proof skillet and pour in the spaghetti mixture.
  7. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
  8. Add remaining shredded cheese.
  9. Leave dish uncovered and return to the oven. Bake until the cheese has melted, or about 10 minutes.

Recipe Notes

  • I doubled the recipe and was able to fill 3 metal pie pans with the mixture.
  • Original Recipe: Lady Behind the Curtain’s Spaghetti Pie.

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe

Grilled Huli Huli Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Hawaiian
Prep Time 15 minutes
overnight for marinading 8 hours 2 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup cola such as Coke or Pepsi
  • 1/2 teaspoons mace
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 7 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 5 pounds

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, mix the first six ingredients; set aside 1-1/3 cups for grilling.
  2. Evenly divide the chicken and remaining marinade between two large plastic bags.
  3. Refrigerate at least 8 hours, or overnight if possible.
  4. Remove chicken from bags and discard marinade.
  5. Prior to starting the grill, lightly coat the racks with cooking oil.
  6. Grill chicken covered, over medium heat, for 6-8 minutes on each side, or until no longer pink.
  7. Baste occasionally with remaining marinade during the last 5 minutes.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe: Taste of Home’s Grilled Huli Huli Chicken Recipe.