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Peppermint schnapps

If you love peppermint patties you are gonna love this recipe.


1/2 c sugar

1 bottle light corn syrup (16 oz)

2 cups of 80 proof vodka

2 tsp peppermint extract


Combine the sugar and the corn syrup in pan and cook over a medium heat.  Heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring every 5 min.  Remove from heat after dissolved and add the vodka.  Cover it and after it has cooled down add the peppermint extract.

Sonic’s jalapeno burger

How many jalapeno slices can you handle?  With this recipe being so close to the original feel free to spice it up more if you dare!


1 lb ground beef

4 large plain white hamburger buns

3 tbsp melted butter


black pepper

1 1/2 tsp yellow mustard

1 jar of jalapeno slices (nacho slices) approx 6-10 slices per burger more if you dare

1 1/2 c lettuce


Shape the ground beef into 4 patties about the size of the bun.  Preheat your skillet or griddle over medium heat.  Spread melted butter over top and bottom of the buns and lightly brown them in your preheated skillet.   Cook the beef patty in the hot pan and lightly season with salt and pepper.  Cook them for approx 3-4 minutes per side or until done.  As the patties cook, build the burger by first spreading mustard over the face of the bottom bun.  Arrange jalapeno slices on the mustard.  Arrange the lettuce over the jalapeno slices.  When the patties are done, stack it on the lettuce and top off with top bun. Warm in microwave for 10-15 secs.

You can also add cheese to this recipe and I suggest pepper jack if you do.

Fruit ‘n’ trail chow

This is an awesome trail mix to make with the kids. Great to take with when you go geocaching or just a nature walk.


1/4 c sunflower kernels

2 tbsp butter

4 c old fashioned oats

1/2 c vegetable oil

2/3 c cashews halves

3/4 c almonds, toasted

1/2 c sesame seeds, toasted

1/2 c brown sugar

1/2 c honey

1 tsp cinnamon

1  1/4 c assorted bite size dried fruit (raisins, bananas, apricots, apples, dates)


In a large skillet 0ver medium heat, lightly toast sunflower kernels in butter; remove and set to the side.  In same skillet, lightly toasts oats in oil.  Add the sunflower kernels, cashews, almonds and sesame seeds.  Combine the brown sugar, honey and cinnamon; add to the oat mixture.  Cook and stir for 5 minutes.

Spread in 2 ungreased pans. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown, stirring every 5 minutes.  Cool, stirring occasionally. Stir in dried fruit.  Store in air tight container.

Yields aprox. 10 cups

Homemade bar-b-que sauce with a kick

Here is an awesome recipe for homemade bar-b-que sauce that has some serious heat behind it.  Only the brave need to attempt

1/2 c  Sriracha Sauce

2 tbsp Brown Sugar

2 tbsp  Worcestershire Sauce

1 tbsp Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1/4 tsp Mustard Powder

1/4 tsp Salt


In a small saucepan over medium heat, stir together the ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, hot pepper sauce, garlic powder, mustard powder, and salt. Bring to a simmer, then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly before brushing on your favorite meat.