Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Apple Toffee Dip

My sister-in-law Kathryn served this at a 4th of July BBQ this summer and I just couldn't get enough!  It's perfect with fresh Granny Smith apples!  The tartness of the apple, dipped in the sweet toffee cream cheese dip is to die for!  (not to mention the chocolate mixed in!)  Who can resist such a combination? Not me!

1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package English toffee bits (10 oz)
1 package chocolate chips (12 oz)
Granny Smith apples

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, sugars and vanilla.  Stir in toffee bits and chocolate chips.  (I like a lot of chocolate chips, but add however much you want.)

Serve with apples.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hot Shredded Ham Sandwiches

Life has seemed a little crazy lately.  We run from one thing to the next.  We're creating a million memories and having a blast along the way, but sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day.  I was talking with my sweet friend Amber one day and she shared with me this recipe.
She loves it because she makes it ahead of time and have very little prep when it's time to eat.  It also makes a giant amount, so it's great for family gatherings!  

My family loves it!  I served it at a large family gathering after church and it was AWESOME!  You definitely have to plan ahead, 12 hours to cook and 8 hours to sit, but it's super nice to have it done when you're ready to eat!  It freezes great too!

7 - 8 lb bone in Butt Ham
8 oz bottle of mustard
1 lb brown sugar

Place the ham in a crockpot.  Fill the crockpot with water 1/2 the way up.  Cook on low for 12 hours.  (Yes, 12 hours.)

Drain the meat and shred into a large bowl.  Add the mustard and brown sugar and mix well.  Refrigerate over night or for about 8 hours.  

Warm and serve on GF bread or rolls.  (You can put it back in the crockpot to keep warm.)

Mayo/Mustard Spread
We like to make a mayo/mustard spread to put on the bread/rolls.  They're isn't really a recipe, just mix the two together to the taste you like.  I would guess about 1 cup mayo, and about 3 tablespoons mustard.  I mix it until it's a light yellow color.

•  My friend Amber says French's mustard is the best!
•  When I serve it to my non GF family, I buy Walmart's steak rolls.