Whether you need to whip up a snack for your family or an appetizer for a holiday gathering, you can never go wrong with easy recipes that only require a handful of ingredients!
Jane Jarahian, the owner of the Sweetery, highly recommends this simple recipe! It comes from a cookbook put together by her close friend, Jane Suggs. But don’t take our word for it… try it for yourself and let us know what you think!
1 pkg frozen, chopped spinach, cooked & drained
1 can water chestnuts, drained & chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1 pkg Knorr’s vegetable soup mix (dry)
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
Put it together!
It’s so easy, you won’t even believe it! Simply combine ingredients and serve with sliced French bread.
Good morning! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? Are you ready for Santa? If not, we’re here to help you. 1. Stop in and pick up a gift certificate for a nice stocking stuffer. And, while you’re out, take a break from shopping with one of our delicious lunch specials. Our first special is a Pickled Peach Grilled Cheese with Ham; Applewood Smoked Ham with Pickled Peaches, Gouda Cheese, Provolone Cheese, and Raspberry Jam placed together on White Bread and grilled to perfection. Our second special is a Holiday Chicken Salad Sandwich; Your favorite Chicken Salad placed on a freshly toasted Croissant and accompanied with Lettuce, Cheddar Cheese, and our Homemade Cranberry Pecan Relish.
Good Morning, and Happy Taste Test Tuesday! Today we are getting you in the holiday spirit with a wonderful Sweetery treat, our Eggnog Pound Cake. This moist cake has flavors of Nutmeg, Rum, and Cinnamon and is made with real Eggnog (of course). Then if that wasn’t enough, we topped it with a rich Eggnog Rum Glaze sprinkled with a dash of Nutmeg. Santa might make a U-turn and come back to your house for this one! Stop in for lunch today and let us know what you think!
Happy Monday morning! It’s going to be a fabulous week, and we have two amazing lunch specials to go with it! Our first special is a Grilled Chicken Philly; seasoned and grilled Chicken Breast topped with Peppers and Onions and melted Swiss Cheese tucked in a toasted Whole Wheat Hoagie with a little Mayo and Honey Mustard for added goodness! Our second lunch special is a Butcher’s Sandwich; slow cooked Roast Beef soaked in Au Jus and placed on a French Baguette with fresh Basil, Ricotta Salata Cheese, Red Wine Preserves, finished with a spicy Chile Spread, and grilled to tasty perfection!
Good morning! We hope you had a wonderful weekend. We have two new lunch specials this week, so let’s tell you about them. Our first special is a Chicken Cordon Blue Sandwich; marinated and grilled Chicken placed on a toasted Onion Roll and accompanied with our Applewood Smoked Ham, melted Swiss Cheese, fresh Lettuce, Tomatoes, Mayo, and Dijon Mustard. Our second special is a Roast Beef and Caramelized Onion Sandwich: our slow cooked Roast Beef is soaked in Au Jus and placed on a toasted Onion Roll with Lettuce, Caramelized Onions, melted Cheddar Cheese, and finished with a Stoned Ground Mustard Horseradish Spread. We hope you have a great week, and we’ll see you for lunch!
Entertaining friends and family is a huge part of each holiday season, which usually means lots of cooking! But, lots of cooking doesn’t have to equal a ton of time spent in the kitchen.
Jane, the owner of the Sweetery, has started pulling a few of her favorite easy recipes together to share with you! The first is Mexican Cheesecake!
You are probably wondering… What exactly is Mexican Cheesecake?? Sweet or Savory? Appetizer or Dessert? We are glad you asked…
Mexican Cheesecake is a savory appetizer that is perfect for a big crowd! It is very simply mixed, baked, chilled and served with tortilla chips.
1/2 cup Tortilla Chips, finely crushed
1/4 cup Butter, melted
2 (8 oz) Cream Cheese, softened
2 cups Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
2 (8 oz) Sour Cream
3 Large Eggs
Green Tabasco to taste
2 (8 oz) Medium Salsa (Drain 1 jar to use for garnish)
1 (4 oz) can Chilies, peeled and chopped
1 (6 oz) Guacamole
Making the Perfect Mexican Cheesecake
1. Heat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine crushed tortilla chips and butter, and press into a 9-inch or 11-inch springform pan (with nonstick spray) and bake for 10 minutes
3. Combine the shredded cheese and cream cheese and beat until light and fluffy
4. Beat in 8 oz of cream cheese
5. Add all 3 eggs and beat on a low speed only until ingredients are combined
6. Fold in salsa and chilies and pour over crust
7. Bake 40-45 minutes until center is almost set
8. Remove from oven and immediately cover cake with 8 oz sour cream
9. Place on rack to cool, then cover and refrigerate
10. When you are ready to serve, remove from the pan and dollop drained salsa and guacamole around the top rim and place a few sprigs of cilantro in the center
11. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
Good morning! It’s Thanksgiving week and we’re busy baking so that we may make your Turkey dinner a little sweeter. You asked for us to keep it one more week, so once again we are having a our Turkey Apple Jack; Bourbon Peppercorn Turkey topped with sauteed Peppers and Mushrooms, Bacon, melted Cheddar Cheese, and Apple Butter, and placed between two slices of Toasted Pumpernickel Bread with a tasty Basil Mayo to finish it off. Our second lunch special is the Holiday Ham Sandwich; Applewood Smoked Ham topped with melted Gouda Cheese, fresh Lettuce, and Homemade Cranberry Relish, then placed on Toasted Whole Wheat Bread with our own Herb Mayo to bring it all together.
It’s Taste Test Tuesday and we are excited to share with you one of our favorite holiday creations! Today we are sampling our Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie with a delicious Streusel topping! They are fresh out of the oven and the aroma is just as sweet as they taste! Stop in for a sample, and let us know what you think!
Good morning! We’re busy getting ready for next week, so we’re going to get you in the spirit with our lunch specials. Our first special is a Turkey Apple Jack; Bourbon Peppercorn Turkey topped with sauteed Peppers and Mushrooms, Bacon, melted Cheddar Cheese, and Apple Butter, and placed between two slices of Toasted Pumpernickel Bread with a tasty Basil Mayo to finish it off. Our second special is a Roast Beef Zinger Sandwich; our slow cooked Roast Beef placed on a Toasted Onion Roll, topped with Caramelized Onions, cooked Tomatoes, Pepperjack Cheese, and finished with our Horseradish Ranch Dressing.