Impress your guests with recipes from KETK

Impress your guests with recipes from KETK
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POSTED: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 12:28pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 - 5:57pm

Are you trying fo find some new recipes to introduce to and impress your family during the holidays? Well, look no further!

KETK has compiled some of our favorite recipes for you to share with your friends and family as you feast during the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy!

Kaci Koviak's German Apple Pancake Bites

What you need:

  • 1 cup milk
     
  • 6 eggs
     
  • 1 cup flour
     
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
     
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
     
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
     
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted but not hot)
     
  • Apple pie filling

Directions:

  • Mix first six ingredients in bowl until smooth.
     
  • Slowly mix in butter.
     
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
     
  • Grease muffin tins and spoon in the batter. You should have enough for 24.
     
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until puffy and golden on top.
     
  • When you flip them over, there should be an indention. Scoop out remaining cake (depending on how big you want the hole for your filling) and spoon in pie
     
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
     
  • Enjoy!

Nicole Vowell's Famous Smoked Mac 'n Cheese:

What you need:

  • Water
     
  • 2 teaspoons salt
     
  • 2 teaspoons white pepper
     
  • 1/2 stick lightly salted butter
     
  • 2 bags Cavatappi Pasta (curly macaroni)
     
  • 3 tablespoons corn
     
  • 1 whole Leek (white part only)
     
  • 1 tablespoon flour
     
  • 4 cups heavy cream
     
  • 4 cups half
     
  • 2 cloves roasted garlic
     
  • 1 small block smoked cheddar cheese
     
  • 1 small block cheddar cheese or chipotle cheddar cheese
     
  • Panko bread crumbs
     
  • Paprika

Directions: 

  • Melt butter in bottom of large stock pan on medium high heat , dice leeks, sautee for 5-6 minutes until leeks are translucent.
     
  • Add flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, do not brown (you're making a rue).
     
  • Add cream, half and half, salt & white pepper, roasted garlic, corn oil, then cook until thick about 5-6 minutes (not too thick).
     
  • Grate cheese and add it to the rue.
     
  • Boil water, pasta and salt and set aside, pasta should be slightly firm.
     
  • Drain Pasta, let cool, add cheese sauce
     
  • Brown Panko bread crumbs in oven for 5-10 mins add to top of mac 'n cheese.
     
  • Garnish with Paprika! Enjoy!

Reagan Roy's Dr. Pepper Salad

What you need:

  • 1 package of dark cherry Jell-O
     
  • 2 liter bottle of Dr. Pepper (cold)
     
  • 1 can of dark Bing Cherries
     
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
     
  • 1 large package of cream cheese

Directions:

  • Pour package of Jell-O into Pyrex cake pan (any glass cake pan will do).
     
  • Boil 1 cup of Dr. Pepper.
     
  • Pour boiled Dr. Pepper over Jell-O and sitr until Jell-O is no longer grainy.
     
  • Add 1 cup of cold Dr. Pepper and sitr in.
     
  • Drain can of dark Bing Cherries and slice each one in half.
     
  • Add cherries to mixture of Dr. Pepper.
     
  • Add 1 cup of chopped pecans.
     
  • Grate 1 large package of cream cheese into micture and stir.
     
  • Place salad in refrigerator and cover AFTER it jells.
     
  • When you get ready to servce, slice up into small squares to serve.

Rachel Rollar's No Sugar Added Apple Pie

What you need:

  • 6 peeled apples
     
  • Maple syrup
     
  • Cinnamon
     
  • Pie crust

Directions:

  • Pour 1/4 cup of maple syrup in pan on low heat.
     
  • Add 6 peeled apples.
     
  • Add teaspoon of cinnamon.
     
  • Stir, cover and let set for 20 minutes.
     
  • Put mixture in pie crust.
     
  • Drain out syrup and bake at 350 F for 30 minutes

Nicole Underwood's Pumpkin Bread Pudding

What you need:

  • 8 slices of bread (stale bread works too)
     
  • 2 cups of milk
     
  • 4 eggs
     
  • 1/4 cup sugar
     
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
     
  • 1 can pumpkin pie filling (not straight-up pumpkin! It has to be pumpkin pie filling)
     
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
     
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
     
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
     
  • 1 cup water
     
  • 3/4 cup sugar
     
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
     
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions for pudding:

  • Grease your crock-pot
     
  • Cut or tear the bread into chunks that are about an inch or two big and toss them into the pot.
     
  • Beat your milk and eggs together in another bowl, then mix in the sugar, butter, pumpkin pie filling, cinnamon and nutmeg.
     
  • Pour the mixture over the bread in the crockpot and stir it a bit just to coat everything.
     
  • Cover the pot and cook it on high for an hour, then turn it to low and keep cooking for about 3-4 hours.

Directions for sauce:

  • You need to make the sauce right before the pudding is ready.
     
  • Melt butter in saucepan.
     
  • Stir in flour until it's smooth.
     
  • Gradually add the water, sugar, and vanilla and then bring to a boil.
     
  • Continue to cook it for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. It should thicken.
     
  • Pour sauce over hot bread pudding
     
  • Eat and then die from the ridiculously high concentration of deliciousness in this dessert.

Kaci Koviak's Sweet Potato Fritters

What you need:

  • 4 large sweet potatoes peeled and shredded 1 bunch of green, chopped onions
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup of chopped, mint mint leaves
  • Vegetable or coconut oil for frying

Directions:

  • Spread shredded potatoes and chopped green onions onto a stack of paper towels. Roll them up and squeeze out as much moisture as possible.
     
  • Whisk eggs, flour, salt, and garlic powder until smooth.
     
  • Add mint leaves and mix in with the potatoes and onions.
     
  • Heat 1/4 cup of oil over medium heat.
     
  • Spoon mixture into heaping tablespoon-sized patties.
     
  • You can fry up to four fritters at a time for 4 minutes.
     
  • Flip and cook 4 minutes longer then drain on paper towels.
     
  • If you want to make sweet fritters, substitute the garlic and salt for cinnamon and sugar, and don't add the onions or mint.

Kaci Koviak's Baked Mac 'n Cheese

What you need:

  • One 12 ounce box of spiral pasta
     
  • 3 tablespoons butter
     
  • 3 tablespoons flour
     
  • 1 tablespoon powdered mustard
     
  • 3 cups milk
     
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
     
  • 1/2 cup shredded gruyere cheese
     
  • 1/2 cup shredded muenster cheese
     
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese
     
  • Salt

Directions:

  • Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta "al dente."
     
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a separate pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the flour and mustard. Whisk for five minutes until smooth. Stir in the milk.
     
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
     
  • Stir in the majority of the cheese. Leave a little to sprinkle on top before backing. Carefully dump the pasta into the cheese sauce. When all of the pasta is fully coated, salt to taste and pour the mixture into a casserole dish. Sprinkle with leftover cheese.
     
  • Bake for 20 minutes uncovered until the top is golden brown.

Stacey Spivey's Green Bean Bundles

What you need:

  • 4 cans whole green beans
     
  • 1 pkg thin bacon
     
  • 2 sticks butter
     
  • 1 cup brown sugar
     
  • Garlic salt

Directions:

  • Drain 4 cans of whole green beans.
     
  • Cut thin bacon into thirds.
     
  • Wrap 5-6 green beans with bacon and place in a 9x13 baking dish.
     
  •  Melt sugar and butter and drizzle over top and sprinkle with garlic salt.
     
  • Bake at 375 F for 30 minutes, covered, then uncovered for 30 minutes.

 Neal Barton's Whipped Cranberry Butter

What you need:

  • 2 cups of whole, raw cranberries
     
  • Rinds of 3 small oranges (make sure you don't get any of the white pith)
     
  • 1 cup of sugar
     
  • 1 pound of butter

Directions:

  • Grind cranberries and orange rind together.
     
  • Add sugar to mixture.
     
  • Let miixture sit in refrigerator for a day or two.
     
  • Mix with butter. Serve with rolls.

Kaci Koviak's Holiday Rolls

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup warm water
     
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
     
  • 1 egg
     
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
     
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
     
  • 1 teaspoon salt
     
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
     
  • 1 package active dry yeast

Directions:

  • Pour warm water and warm milk in a large bowl.
     
  • Add sugar and yeast.
     
  • Stir until mostly dissolved and let sit until the yeast liquid mixture starts to foam.
     
  • Add remaining ingredients, and knead for 5-10 minutes, until the dough is elastic when you try to pull it apart. If you have a KitchenAid mixer, that works best for me!
     
  • Divide dough into 12 balls, and place in a 9x13 pan.
     
  • Cover with a kitchen towel and allow to rise in a warm place for 1 hour, (on the warm dryer works perfectly).
     
  • Preheat oven to 400° F. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden.
     
  • Slather up with honey butter and enjoy! They also make perfect sandwich rolls for Thanksgiving leftovers.

If you would like to submit a recipe to be included in our story, please e-mail it to rroy@ketknbc.com. We will be updating it throughout the Holiday season.

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V nice & useful recipes; Thx KETK.

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