Shelby Snider’s Molasses Baked Beans
“This dish has become a favorite with all of my family and
friends. Each time there is a holiday, a party, and especially a
backyard barbecue, I am always told what I will bring,” writes
this good sport and Costco member from Chino, California.
4 151/4-ounce cans pork and beans
2 151/4-ounce cans BBQ beans
1 pound lean ground beef, cooked and drained well
1 large onion, diced
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup molasses
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup prepared mustard
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
6-8 slices bacon, cut in 1-inch pieces
Preheat oven to 275-300°F. Mix all ingredients except
bacon and pour into a large casserole dish. Place bacon
pieces on top. Cover with foil and bake 21/2-3 hours.
(Bean mixture should be bubbling.) Remove foil, adjust
oven to 325°F and bake 30-60 minutes longer, or until
bacon and top of beans are a deep golden brown. Check
often. Makes 12 servings.
Nabisco Oreo Peanut Butter Frogs
Either presented on a plate or hopping around the table,
these little critters are the perfect Halloween treat!
2 squares Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
12 Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
4 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
24 miniature pretzel twists
24 candy-coated milk chocolate candies
Melt chocolate and butter in pan over low heat. Spread
bottom of each cookie with 1 teaspoon peanut butter; dip
in melted chocolate. Press 2 pretzels on chocolate for
“legs,” with wide part facing outward. Place on waxed
paper, pretzel side down. Attach candies for “eyes” using
remaining chocolate. Makes 12 frogs.
Sometimes the anticipation of the night ahead is
just too much for a child
to bear. Be prepared by
having a platter of these
adorable peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwiches made with
Milton’s healthy breadson
hand. You also might want
to pack up a few of them
for the night’s adventures.
favorite jelly on a slice, and
peanut butter on another.
Use a cookie-cutter to
stamp a shape out of the
peanut butter slice. Place
the remaining slice on a
jelly slice so you can see
jelly in the cutout window.
Make a stack of little PB&Js
with the leftover cutouts.
sandwiches fit the theme
by using pumpkin cookie-cutters for Halloween
and shamrocks for St.