February 3 – Feature Recipes 03 Feb 12


  • 3 cups thin pretzel sticks
  • 4 cups Wheat Chex cereal
  • 4 cups Cheerios cereal
  • 12 oz. jar salted peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp. celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients in 4 to 5 quart crockpot and stir gently until well mixed and cereal, pretzels, and peanuts are coated with the butter, cheese, and spices. Cover crockpot and cook on low 3-4 hours, stirring twice during cooking. Remove lid during last half hour of cooking to let the mix dry.

If you have a new hot cooking crockpot, check this after 2 hours.



  • 3 lbs. frozen cooked meatballs
  • 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 oz. jar beef gravy
  • 3 Tbsp. water
  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in 4 – 6 quart crockpot and stir to combine.
Cover crockpot and cook on LOW for 4-5 hours until thoroughly heated.
10 servings.


  • 2 pounds precooked frozen meatballs
  • 1 cup grape or apple jelly
  • 2 cups chili sauce or cocktail sauce

Heat meatballs in oven as directed on package. Place in 3-4 quart crockpot. Mix jelly and chili sauce or cocktail sauce thoroughly, pour over meatballs, stir well, cover crockpot, and heat on high 1-2 hours until sauce is hot. Turn heat to low until ready to serve, stirring

occasionally. Serves 8-10.



  • 2 medium apples, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 7 oz. pkg. caramels, unwrapped
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter

In 3-4 quart crockpot, combine apple juice, unwrapped caramel candies, vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon. Drop peanut butter, 1 teaspoon at a time, over ingredients in crock pot and stir. Add apple wedges and stir to coat. Cover crockpot and cook on LOW for 5 hrs. Stir thoroughly, then cook one hour longer. Serve dip with angel food cake, pound cake, plain cookies, or fresh fruit for dipping, or use as an ice cream topping. 8 Servings.