When frosty winds are blowing, it's time to put a simmering pot of delicious soup on the back burner and pop some bread in the oven. Nothing warms a kitchen better!
This Ham & Bean Soup recipe, with tasty little chunks of ham and carrots, makes enough to feed a crowd. Perfect for game day parties, movie marathons, or to freeze extra for another day. Add a pan of Seasoned Cornbread and you're all set to go!
Jo Ann's Garden-Fresh Tomato Soup is a winner any time of year, and we like to serve it with these Sloppy Joes. This recipe makes plenty of sandwiches to share, and it freezes well too.
Looking for a sweet combo? How about some Old-Fashioned Hot Cocoa and Banana Crumb Muffins? Delicious for a mid-morning snack or after-school treat.
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Old-Fashioned Hot Cocoa
So rich and creamy, it's worth a few extra minutes to whip up this chocolatey beverage. Top with marshmallows or whipped cream...or both! Scroll down to see the complete recipe, and click here to see a list of all of the recipes in Grandma's Favorites cookbook.
Old-Fashioned Hot Cocoa, Jennie Gist, Gooseberry Patch
1/2 c. sugar
1/4 c. baking cocoa
1/8 t. salt
1/3 c. hot water
4 c. milk
3/4 t. vanilla extract
In a large saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa and salt; stir in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 2 minutes while boiling. Stir in milk; reduce heat to medium-low. Cook and stir until heated through, but do not boil. Remove from heat; add vanilla. Beat with a whisk until foamy. Serve topped with marshmallows. Makes 4 to 5 servings.