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Foodie Creations

It’s summertime, and we all enjoy picnics and other get togethers this time of year.  We have a selection of dip mixes from Country Home Creations including this great tasting, always popular Caramelized Onion & Garlic Mix.

Caramelized Onion and Garlic

Each package, with various recipes, uses simple, often on-hand  ingredients to make delicious additions to your meal, appetizer or snack.  Jalepeno Pepper Dip Mix is a good example with recipes for Jalepeno Corn Bread, Jalepeno Corn Dip and Jalepeno Chip Dip and Taco Topper. “Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?” Your taste buds will go crazy if you crave “hot stuff.” This dip is great on tortilla chips, crackers and vegetables. This product contains No MSG, No Added Sugar, No Wheat or Gluten.

Jalapeno Pepper Dip Mix

You can even alter the recipe a bit to suit what you need.  With the Almond Poppy Seed Dip Mix, we used vanilla flavored Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and blended with soften cream cheese and the mix.  This makes a great topping to use with fresh summertime fruit.  Yummy!


We have many more mixes in the shop, both savory and sweet, that will make gourmet-like additions to your meals!  Check in with us for more information!


































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Did you know we have a birthday club?  We’ve mentioned it a few times . . . we send out birthday cards at the beginning of each month.  Bring the card back in sometime during your birthday month to receive 20% off any (1) item in the store!  Anything!  While you’re at it, the next time you come in — make sure your name is  registered in our Rewards Program.  After six shopping visits, we will send you a gift certificate for 10% of the total you have purchased. 

We are celebrating a birthday next month.  We first opened for business in February 2003, and thanks to you, we’ve been going strong ever since.  So, next month we are celebrating . . . February 10 – 13 . . . stop by for snacks and giveaway sign-ups! 

You all loved that I posted the ‘recipe’ for cinnamon applesauce ornaments last fall.  Tell us how your ornaments turned out.  Let a comment at the end of this post to tell us what you made!  We all think of chocolate for Valentine’s Day, and I want to share a most yummy recipe for a gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake.  There will be no photos, because I haven’t made this lately . . . but the recipe is easy to follow!

Stir these ingredients together in a 9×9 inch square pan:  1 cup flour; 3/4 cup sugar; 2 Tbsp. cocoa powder; 2 tsp baking powder; 1/4 tsp salt.

Add these to the dry ingredients and stir together with a fork:  1/2 cup milk; 2 Tbsp. salad oil;  1 tsp. vanilla;  1 cup chopped nuts (optional).

Spread evenly in pan and sprinkle with — but don’t stir in : 1 cup brown sugar;  1/4 cup cocoa powder.

Pour 1 3/4 cups hot water over the batter — do not stir!  Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.  Let stand 15 minutes before cutting.  Serve warm with ice cream.  This cake makes its own hot fudge (hidden under the cake) to drizzle over the ice cream.  Scrumptious!

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Save the Date

Last post mentioned the dates for our Fall Open House . . . September 15 – September 18 . . . just a couple weeks away!  We’ve expanded on our open house from last fall — more give-aways, special sales, dip and mix sampling and our own version of bobbing for apples.  We  have some great fall decor to complement your home style including wreaths, florals, garlands, candles, garden flags and much more.  Check out what we have displayed right now . . .

Also remember to bring along some useable canned food items to be donated to the Hanover Red Cross Food Bank.  When you bring in canned items, you receive $5.00 off a purchase of $25 or more. 








Thanks for stopping by here today — don’t forget to stop by the store during our Open House.  We’ll be looking for you!

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Ready for the Big Bang

Most of us are getting ready for a really big July Fourth weekend celebration — get-togethers with friends and family, community celebrations, fireworks and of course . . . picnics and lots of food!  If you need a quick dip, we have some great mixes.  We have the ever popular veggie, dill and jalepeno dips . . . garlic spread mix, lemon blueberry mix, fiesta nacho cheese mix, salsa mix (two kinds) and so many more.  What’s great about these mixes — all the dry ingredients are in the package — all you need to add is mayo, cream cheese, sour cream or other on-hand ingredients.  Easy!  And you can even use the low fat varieties if you want.  AND Country Creations no bake chocolate or lemon cheesecake is yummy beyond belief!

Many of our mixes have additional recipes that turn a simple dish into a gourmet delight.  Stop by this weekend to sample Bacon Cheese and Onion dip (just add mayo and sour cream) and sweet Chocolate Covered Cherry Dip.  If you like it and buy a mix we are sampling, we will take $1.00 off the price.  If you missed the last post, we are participating in the Mall’s Sidewalk Sales this weekend.  Stop by thru Monday and check it all out!

Have a happy and safe July 4th!

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Food for FALL

The weekend of our Fall Open House, we prepared several mixes that we sell here in the shop.  The coffee cake / sticky bun mix was a hit, and people liked the Jalapeno Pepper Dip, and they liked the Date Nut Dip, and folks thought the Harvest Pumpkin Dip was really good.  But everyone really (really, really) liked Jill’s Chicken Chesapeake Mix Chicken Salad.  And here is the recipe, courtesy of Jill (Jill’s Jams, Mixes & More):

4 cooked chicken breasts

4 stalks of celery,  chopped

1 package Jill’s Chicken Chesapeake Dip Mix

1 cup mayo

Chop the cooked chilled chicken into small pieces, then mix in the celery, dip mix and 1 cup mayo.  Mix well and refrigerate a couple hours for flavors to blend.  At our Open House, we served this with crackers, but you could serve it on a bed of lettuce, and it makes a great chicken salad sandwich!

And, we’ve  just gotten our fall selections of Door County Coffees® . .  yum.  Coffee in these great flavors are always a big hit this time of year . . .

Pumpkin Spice — ‘Tastes like pie in a cup!  Also in decaf!

Apple Cobbler — A big favorite here

Cranberry Creme — Tart and Tangy

And many many more fall and everyday flavors in perfect pot pillow packs!  We will have these ready for tasting on the weekends during October.  Stop by!


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