Pumpkin Spice Latte

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar, or more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup brewed espresso

 

Directions:

  1. Whisk 1/2 cup milk, sugar, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, and vanilla extract in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup milk.
  2. Pour milk mixture through a fine-mesh sieve to remove pulp. Return milk mixture to saucepan and simmer, whisking, 2 minutes. Add espresso and whisk until foamy, 1 minute.
  3. Enjoy!

 

Recipe from allrecipes.com

Microwave Breakfast Cookie in a Mug

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Ingredients:
  • ½ medium banana
  • 1 ½ tablespoons peanut butter
  • ½ tablespoon honey (or agave)
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 4 tablespoons oats (rolled or quick oats)
  • 1 tablespoon raisins (seeds or nuts)
Instructions:
  1. In a large microwavable mug mash the banana well with a fork.
  2. Stir in the peanut butter, milk, and honey and mix well together.
  3. Add in the oats and raisins and stir until combined.
  4. Microwave for 45 seconds – 1 minute or until firm to the touch on top. (Cook time is based on my 1200 watt microwave so your timing may vary)
  5. Enjoy warm!

Bahama Mama from the Merchants Family Cookbook

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup light rum
  • 4 cups lemon lime soda
  • 1 (46 oz.) can Hawaiian Tropical Punch
  • 1 (12 oz.) can frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

 

Directions:

Combine rum, soda, punch, lemonade and sugar; mix well. Cover and freeze for 12 hours. Stir and freeze for 12 hours longer. Stir and serve. Grab a tall glass and pour; garnish with fruit wedges or cherries. Pull up a lawn chair and place your feet in  a kiddie pool.

Peach Cobbler from the Merchants Family Cookbook

 

BlogRecipe-PeachCobblerIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 can (16 oz) sliced peaches, save liquid
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tsp banking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

 

Directions:

Pour butter into a shallow 2 quart baking dish; set aside. Drain peaches, reserving 1/4 cup juice. In a saucepan, bring the peaches and juice just to a boil. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, flour, milk, baking powder and salt; mix well. Pour over butter in baking dish. Spoon hot peaches over batter. Sprinkle with remaining sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm.

Yield: 6-8 servings.

 

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Honey And Soy Glazed Salmon from the Merchants Bank Family Cookbook

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Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil.
  • 2-6 oz. pieces salmon fillet

Directions:

In small bowl whisk together honey, soy sauce, lime juice, mustard and water. In small non-stick skillet heat oil over moderately high heat until hot, but not smoking and cook salmon 2-3 minutes on each side or until golden and just cooked through. Transfer salmon to 2 plates. Add Honey glaze to skillet and simmer, stirring 1 minute. Pour glaze over salmon.

Makes 6 servings.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Strawberry Pecan Pie from the Merchants Bank Family Cookbook

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Layer 1: 1 ½ cup flour, ¾ cup butter, ½ cup pecans

Mix and spread in pie pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool completely.

Layer 2: 8 oz. package cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp milk, ½ tsp almond extract

Mix well & spread over crust.

Layer 3: 1-2 pounds fresh strawberries sliced.

Place berries on cream cheese layer.

Layer 4: Whipped cream or cool whip

Spread over berries. Garnish with a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Thai Chicken Skewers from the Merchants Family Cookbook

 

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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tsp soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. tabasco
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces

Directions

Combine all ingredients, except chicken, in medium bowl. Add chicken, toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 6-8 hours or overnight.

Preheat broiler or grill. Thread marinated chicken or skewers. Broil or grill 6-8 minutes, turning frequently (do not overcook.) Serve warm on skewers.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Fresh Mango Salsa FROM THE MERCHANTS FAMILY COOKBOOK

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Ingredients

  • 4 mangos, peeled and chopped
  • 1 green jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice

Directions

Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight. Serve with lime chips, grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Grilled Cajun Shrimp from the Merchants Family Cookbook

Recipe-CajunGrilledShrimp

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ lb. large shrimp
  • 1 tbsp. paprika
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 stick butter
  • Oil for greasing grill

Directions

Butterfly Shrimp: With a sharp knife, slit underside of shrimp lengthwise.

Marinate Shrimp: Combine paprika, salt, pepper and garlic. Stir into melted butter. Add shrimp to mixture and coat evenly. Marinate for 1 hour.

Grill Shrimp: Shake off and save marinade. Arrange shrimp on grill or place on wooden skewers. Grill shrimp 3-4 minutes, brush with marinade, continue cooking 1-2 minutes. Garnish with lime or cilantro if desired.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.

Farmer’s Market Pasta Salad from the Merchants Family Cookbook

Farmers Market Pasta Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 C. rotini Pasta, Cooked, Drained
  • 1 C. Broccoli Florets
  • 1 C. Carrots, Sliced
  • 1 C. Cherry Tomatoes. Halved
  • ¼ C. Green Onions, Sliced
  • 16oz. Container Cottage Cheese
  • ½ C. Ranch Dressing
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions: Toss Rotini and vegetables in large bowl. Add cottage cheese and dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Merchants Family Cookbooks are available at all Merchants Bank locations for $15. Proceeds benefit local food shelf programs.