Recipes of the Month: Spooky Sweets

October 27, 2020 Outdoor Cooking

Packaged candy is good, but we have a few tricks to turn those confections into a real treat! We get crafty and crazy with fun ways to make baked goods, bars, cakes, and cookies tricked-out into spooky sweets!

Halloween Hot Chocolate

Yummy Mummy Cookies

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders

Mini Chocolate Bat Delights

Monster Cupcakes

Eerie Eyeball Cookies

Grave Intentions Cake

Peanut Butter Acorns

Meringue Ghost Tartlets

Monster Oreo Pops

Pumpkin Rice Krispie Treats

Pumpkin Mousse Trifle

Pumpkin Spice and Pecan Cake

Recipe of the Month: Healthy Through the Holidays

December 21, 2016 Outdoor Celebrations, Outdoor Cooking

‘Tis the season for eggnog, Aunt Betty’s famous mashed potatoes, sugar cookies, and fruit cake (for the 3 people on earth that actually like fruit cake) … it’s also the season for gaining weight.  The average person gains 7-10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.  So how can we have our cake and eat it too?  Well we could get in a quick workout each day, but the calories going out rarely exceed the calories going in.  For instance, you can jog on a treadmill for 30 minutes and only have 3 oz of a cocktail or spin on a bike for 30 minutes and you can only enjoy 3/4 cup of egg nog or go on a walk for an hour and that will score you 2 buttered rolls on your plate.  So we thought we would come up with some recipes that are still festive, but won’t pack on the pounds.

 

December Recipe of the Month

 

Deviled Eggs

12 – hard-boiled eggs

24 Tablespoons – Green Chili hummus

Peel eggs, slice in half, dump out yolk, scoop 1 Tablespoon into each half, keep chilled and serve!

These eggs will knock your stockings off, they are so good!  Here are some more delicious recipes worth trying …

Low-Fat Eggnog 

Avocado-Feta Dip

Green Bean Casserole – Slimmed 

Winter Fruit Salad 

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts 

Secret Ingredient Dark Chocolate Brownies

Peppermint Meringues 

 

Cheers, enjoy!!!

 

 

Recipes of the Month: Sprucing Up Thanksgiving Day Traditions

November 22, 2016 Outdoor Cooking

Out with the old (well, kinda) and in with the new!  This month we are taking your  traditional holiday courses and giving them life!  Who needs pumpkin pie when you can have three layered pumpkin cheesecake or what about sourdough bacon stuffing?  Most of the recipes can also be found on our Pinterest page … get lost for days in our endless recipes, our most favorite completed patio projects, products we love for the outdoors and more!

Recipes of the Month: November 2016

 

Caramel Apple Mimosa

30 Unbelievably Good Thanksgiving Day Appetizers

Turkey on the Grill

Sourdough Bacon Stuffing 

Pumpkin Cheesecake Lasagna (yeah, you heard that right)

Bananas Foster Bread Pudding

Snowflake White Chocolate Martini

Here’s a fun idea that’s quick, easy and delish … freeze coffee as ice cubes and toss in a cup of Baileys and vanilla vodka …

Cheers to the holidays …

Happy Thanksgiving from Texas Custom Patios!

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