Claremore’s Hammett House Spreads Joy Through Amazing Pies

 

There is a special restaurant in Claremore, Oklahoma that is famous for its pies. For what it’s worth, everything on the menu is excellent, but the pies are over the moon!

Hammett House’ slogan, “As close to home cooking as it gets!” is an example of truth in advertising.

For any poor souls who may not live in Northeastern Oklahoma, keep reading! Hammett House is generous enough to include the recipes for three of their pies on the website, www.hammetthouse.com.

The restaurant has been a treasure in Claremore since 1969. And with food this amazing, their fame will doubtless continue to spread.

 

Sour Cream Raisin Pie

1 cup Sour Cream

1 cup White Sugar

2 Eggs

1 cup Raisins

½ tsp Cinnamon

¼ tsp Cloves

¼ tsp Salt

1 tbsp Butter

Cook until thick in a double boiler, then chill thoroughly (may be set in freezer to chill).

Pie Base:

1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese

½ cup powdered sugar

Mix well. Use 2/3’s of pie base to line bottom of 8″ pie crust, then pour filling on top and spread evenly. Take the remaining 1/3 of the pie base and mix with 4-5 cups of whipped topping. Top pie with whipped topping and base mixture, refrigerate.

 

German Chocolate Pie

4 cups Milk

¾ stick Butter

1 ½ cups Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla

1 Pinch of Salt

½ cup  Chocolate Chips

¾ cup Cornstarch

1 cup  Coconut

5 Egg Yolks

1 cup Pecans

Heat milk to scald. Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch in a bowl, add dry ingredients to milk and stir constantly. Add one cup of mixture to egg yolks and stir. Add back to remaining milk and bring back to a boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Cook until thick. Add melted butter, vanilla, coconut, chocolate chips and pecans. Stir until one color. Cool shortly and put into 9″ baked pie shell.

Topping: Mix 4 cups stiff shipping cream with chocolate syrup to color.

Add 1/3 cup coconut and 1/3 cup pecans. Pile high on pie. Decorate with chocolate syrup.

 

Lemon Pecan Pie

6 Whole Eggs

1/3 stick  Oleo, melted (do not used “whipped” oleo)

2 ¼ cups White Sugar

¾ cup Pecan halves or pieces

1 tsp  Lemon Extract (juice of ½ lemon)

Mix ingredients in order given, but do not use a mixer or beat until frothy. Pour into 8″ unbaked pie shell. Put in preheated oven (350°) and bake about 10 minutes. Then cut oven temperature to 300° (slow oven) and bake until crust is browned and pie is set. Too rapid cooking will cause pecans to scorch and crust to brown before center of pie has finished cooking.

For variety, try Orange Pecan Pie — substitute juice of 1/2 fresh orange for the lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon of orange extract in lieu of lemon extract.

FamilyHolidayFavorites10-15For more great holiday dishes, check out Family Holiday Favorites: 50 Delicious Dishes,  available online for only $2.99 at Amazon.

This collection of 50 tried-and-true recipes brings together the holiday favorites from several different families and groups. These are the dishes all the relatives rave about. These dishes are the most in demand!

Recipes were also selected based on ingredients and expense. All of these recipes use ingredients that can be found in most any grocery store and none use outrageously expensive ingredients.

This e-book includes color illustrations, holiday artwork, and a linked Table of Contents for easy navigation.

The book is divided into 2 sections:

– Sweet Treats, filled with desserts of all sorts, and

– Savory Dishes, other tasty fare.

The sweets include wonderful old-time baked goods like Buttermilk Pie, an amazing Apple Crisp, and spicy Molasses Sugar Cookies. A few newer recipes that are sure to become classics, such as Peppermint Bark, Pumpkin Gingerbread, and Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies are here as well.

For those who would rather not bake, try the No Bake Mints or Jan’s Pistachio Dessert.

The second section of recipes is full of great side dishes and a few main courses. Comfort foods like Best Ever Macaroni and Cheese or Smashed Sweet Potatoes are a sure hit at your next pot luck. Or surprise the crew with a new salad like Apple Cranberry Slaw or Kim’s Asian Salad.

These recipes will help spice up the holidays with new treats and tastes – from Thanksgiving all the way around to Easter.

Don’t forget New Year’s Day. Superstition says you should eat black eyed peas for good luck in the coming year. Unfortunately, many people dislike black-eyed peas, or at least think they do. Serve the Okie Hoppin’ John this New Year’s and you won’t be sorry.

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Take Ice Cream to the Next Level with Sauces!

We’ve posted several great ice cream recipes to help us all survive the heat of summer. But we’ve decided that’s not enough. Man cannot live by ice cream alone. We need sauces too!

So here are our favorite ice cream sauces. They are all quick and easy to whip up and will compliment your homemade (or store bought, if you must) ice cream beautifully.

For more great frozen treats, check out our latest cookbook, Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids & Adults. It’s available online for only $2.99 exclusively at Amazon.

Okay, now for sauces – get out a saucepan, and let’s get to work!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sauce

1 cup chocolate syrup

1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter

In a saucepan, mix together syrup and peanut butter. Cook, stirring, until blended. Serve warm or cool.

 

Chocolate Marshmallow Sauce

1 1/4 cups brown sugar

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup cocoa

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup small marshmallows

In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, milk and cocoa. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until sugar melts and mixture is well blended. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and marshmallows. Serve warm or cool.

 

Blueberry Sauce

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 cup water

10-ounce package frozen blueberries, thawed and undrained

In a saucepan, combine cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice, nutmeg and water. Cook, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil, then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add blueberries and cook, stirring, until well combines, Serve warm or cold.

 

Butterscotch Sauce

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup light corn syrup

2 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup heavy cream

In a saucepan, mix brown sugar, corn sytrup and butter. Cook, stirring until well blended. Cool. Beat in 1/2 cup heavy cream.

 

Maple Syrup Sauce

1 1/2 cups maple syrup

1/2 cup heavy cream

Combine syrup and cream in a saucepan and cook, stirring, until well blended. Cool before serving.

 

For more great frozen treats, check out our latest cookbook, Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids & Adults. It’s available online for only $2.99 exclusively at Amazon.

There are few treats more satisfying than a frozen popsicle on a sunny day. But why eat the boring same-old pops from the grocery store? They tend to be filled with sugar, corn syrup, and chemicals.

Making your own ice pops is quick and easy and it opens the doors to a world of great flavors. When making pops yourself, you can be sure to only include healthy ingredients or adjust recipes to include your kids’ favorite foods or to eliminate an ingredient your kids just won’t eat.

Although they are a dessert item, by creating pops make from fresh fruits, fruit juices, yogurts and natural sweeteners like honey, you can indulge in delicious treats that are still very healthy!

Ice Pops can be decadent and heavy, but many of the recipes included here are light and healthy. Starting with juices or teas, many of these delicious pops are low calorie and low fat or even no fat! (Don’t worry, we’ve included plenty of naughty Pops as well.)

This book is full of recipes and ideas for delicious, gourmet ice pops, divided into 3 sections — kids favorites, gourmet flavors, and adults only (recipes with alcoholic ingredients). Skim through the Table of Contents and you’re sure to find your new favorite!

Gourmet Ice Pops includes more than 50 delicious recipes with tips and notes to help you create your own variations! Includes color photos and illustrations to make the book more entertaining plus a hyperlinked table of contents for ease of use.

 

Strawberry Shakes for Adults Only

Memorial weekend is always such a blast. A mini-vacation with friends to kick off the summer. Beautiful! And this weekend I discovered a new treat — Tequila Rose liqueur. It’s strawberry flavored and delicious. A friend was making delicious little shots with it. The bottle she brought was in a box with a couple of pretty little shot glasses – and recipes on the back!

The recipes look delicious. We were at the lake without the ingredients to make the interesting adult beverages in these recipes, but I thought I’d share them.

These frozen beverages call to mind the adult ice pops in Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids and Adults. It would take some adjustments to get these to freeze solid, but I bet they are a taste treat just the way they are. Here are the 3 that look the most delicious.

Tequila Rose Adult Milk Shake

2 ounces Tequila Rose strawberry

2 scoops vanilla ice cream

Whipped cream

Chocolate syrup

Red sprinkles

Drizzle chocolate syrup in a hurricane glass, blend Tequila Rose and ice cream, pour into glass, top with whipped cream and red sprinkles.

TR Banana Split

Tequila Rose strawberry

Double chocolate flavored vodka

Banana liqueur

Half and half

Pour equal parts of each into a beautiful glass in layers.

Strawberry Smore

1 1/4 ounce Tequila Rose strawberry

1/2 ounce vanilla flavored vodka

1/4 ounce butterscotch schnapps

Hot chocolate

Whipped cream

2 marshmallows

Chocolate sprinkles

Drizzle chocolate syrup into glass mug, then add Tequila Rose, vodka and schnapps. Top with whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and garnish with marshmallows.

For more great adult treats, check out Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids and Adults. It contains recipes for homemade ice pops in assorted flavors, more unusual gourmet flavor pops, and a section of adults only alcohol infused ice pops.

Gourmet Ice Pops for Kids and Adults is available online for only $2.99 exclusively at Amazon.