Mount Sunapee Homestead

Recipes and Food

Straight from the Homestead kitchen! Our best fresh, healthy and home-cooked meals with some wicked good desserts thrown in there too!

Chocolate and Candy Pretzels

Chocolate and Candy pretzels

There’s nothing better than homemade gifts; there’s just something cozy and nostalgic about them.  Add edible onto homemade, and you have a winning combination for anyone on your list.  With a few simple ingredients and little time, these chocolate and candy pretzel combos are easy and fun to create!  The kids can even help – although you might find some ingredients missing! M&M and Marshmallow Pretzels Perhaps easier than your basic chocolate covered pretzel, the M&M and marshmallow pretzel is festive looking and quicker than melting the chocolate.  It still maintains that great sweet and salty mix though! To make, you’ll need: a bag of pretzels holiday M&Ms a bag of mini marshmallows How many ingredients you need will depend on how ambitious you are!   To assemble and “cook”: Preheat oven to 325. Place as many pretzels as you want on a cookie sheet. Place a marshmallow in the middle of each pretzel.   “Bake” for 2 or so minutes.  That’s right…not long!  Keep an eye to make sure the marshmallows have just started to puff up.  You don’t want to brown them as the M&Ms don’t stick as well. Remove from the oven and quickly push an M&M into each…
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Best Honey Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe

Best Honey Oatmeal Bread Machine Bread

Best Honey Oatmeal Bread Machine Recipe   A hearty and easy way to enjoy fresh honey oatmeal bread – straight from your bread machine!  Pair with some apple butter, maple butter or homemade plain butter! Ingredients: 2 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast (not rapid rise) 1 1/2 cups quick oats 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 cup olive oil 1 1/2 cups water (really warm…almost too hot to touch!) Place ingredients into bread machine in the order by which they are listed (or according to your machine’s directions).  We cook ours on light setting!  Once you turn the machine on, take a peak inside to make sure a nice bread ball forms.  If it looks too gooey and isn’t holding a ball shape, add a little more flour until it shapes.  For a flaky looking dough that falls apart, add a little more water until you see the nice ball shape. Top with your favorite butter or jam and enjoy!  

Homemade Maple Whipped Butter

Homemade Maple Whipped Butter

  Homemade Maple Whipped Butter Want to jazz up your morning toast or impress some guests?  It’s easy to whip up some homemade butter with a maple flair!  It’s also very tasty.  While you can certainly make maple whipped butter with store bought butter, we purchase milk at our local farm (Mary’s Farm).  For those who don’t know, fresh milk separates into cream and milk naturally (see picture below).  This is great for using in coffee, making butter or even whipped cream!  Store bought milk doesn’t have this separation (as it has been homogonized).  Since we often find ourselves with a surplus of cream, the frugal and fresh answer to our problem is DIY butter!  I thought a maple flair might be fun and, oh it was!   My first go at this was a success and loved by the family! Ingredients: 1 Pint of whipping cream (or about 2 sticks of soft butter) 2 Tablespoons of maple syrup 1 Teaspoon of vanilla extract 1 Tablespoon olive oil Steps: Make butter (if you’re using store-bought butter, skip to step 2). Pour whipping cream into stand mixer bowl and turn mixer onto medium-high setting.  I like to use the whisk attachment…
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