Nuts and Bolts

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hour | Total Time: 1 hr 5 minutes | Yield: 2 quarts

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 2 cups bite-sized Shredded Wheat
  • 2 cups pretzel sticks
  • 1-1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp paprika

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cereals, pretzels and nuts.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter; stir in seasonings. Pour over cereal mixture; toss to coat.
  3. Spread in an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  4. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  5. Store in an airtight container.

Notes:

Recipe Origin:  Mamaw.

Wondertime Pretzels

Prep Time: ? minutes | Cook Time: ? minutes | Total Time: ? minutes | Yield: Makes about 1 pound

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup corn or canola oil
  • 1 (1-ounce) envelope dried ranch salad-dressing mix
  • 1/2 of a 1-ounce envelope dried garlic-flavored salad-dressing mix (pour the envelope into a measuring cup and spoon out half)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 pound hard sourdough beer pretzels, broken into pieces (“hard” or “beer” pretzels are in the snack section of your grocery store; if you can only find a 13-ounce box, that’s fine to use instead of 1 pound)

Directions:

  1. Put oil, salad-dressing mixes, lemon-pepper seasoning, and dill into a gallon-size ziplock bag, seal it, then shake hard to mix.
  2. Add pretzels and toss until they’re completely coated. Allow the pretzels to “marinate” for at least 1 hour, giving them a shake whenever you think of it.
  3. Heat oven to 300 degrees F. Spread pretzels and their flavorings on a large, rimmed cookie sheet lined with foil and bake, stirring every 10 minutes, for 30 minutes.
  4. Let pretzels cool completely, while stirring often.
  5. Store them in an airtight container (they’ll keep for 4 to 6 weeks).

Notes:

Recipe Origin: Wondertime. Great magazine that is no longer.

KK’s Cheese Straws

Prep Time: ? minutes | Cook Time: ? minutes | Total Time: ? minutes | Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups White Lily Self Rising Flour
  • 1 lb sharp cheddar in a block
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions:

  1. Grate cheese cold, then combine with butter. Let sit until room temperature.
  2. Add flour 1 cup at a time.
  3. Add cayenne and salt and mix until it has the consistency of spaetzle.
  4. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Don’t open oven door.
  5. Reduce oven temp to 300F to crisp up for about 10 minutes.

Notes:

Recipe Origin:  The Famous KK Hill of Yazoo City, MS.

Cheddar Herb Mini Muffins

Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 12 minutes | Total Time: 22 minutes | Yield: Makes 36 mini muffins.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups White Lily self rising flour
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp chopped fresh chives
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

Directions:

  1. Melt butter
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. Spray mini muffin tins with Pam and set aside.
  4. Combine biscuit ingredients in a bowl, being careful not to overwork dough.
  5. Spoon dough into prepared muffin tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Brush melted butter on top when done.

Notes: Delicious sliced in half and filled with ham or turkey.

Recipe Origin:  Tore a page out of a local magazine.

Corn Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 5 minutes | Serves: A Ton of Folks

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 can Mexicorn, drained
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tsp Tony Cachere’s
  • 1 can chopped green chilis, drained
  • Fritos Scoops, 1 family size bag or 2 smaller bags

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients. Serve with Fritos scoops. Tastes better overnight.

Notes:

This is insanely tasty. Good tailgating food.

Do NOT get the store brand Mexicorn. Get the real stuff. It makes a difference.