I am not exactly Suzy Homemaker, but I DO like to entertain. I have a few special dishes that I like to make when we have people over or for the holidays, but making dinner every night does not excite me too much!
Despite my lack of domestic skills, I got a wild hair and agreed to review Carnation evaporated milk (they call it The Cooking Milk!) when they asked me to! I had a girls night planned (Mary Kay party – woot woot!) and figured this would be a good excuse to get my HOSTESS on! My task was to make two recipes using Carnation – one of my own and one from their Carnation Holiday Recipe Guide.
Carnation sent me two coupons for a free can of their milk and a gift card to cover the cost of ingredients. Here’s what I made!
This AMAZING potato recipe is from the Carnation Holiday Recipe Guide. Potatoes mashed to creamy perfection with Carnation & sour cream and then baked with bacon and cheese – YUM!! (I omitted green onions from the recipe ’cause I don’t like them.) This dish was SOOO GOOD! All the girls at my party raved over it and I love, love, LOVED it. I will definitely make it again!
The recipe I made of my own was these chocolate bars made of cake mix, Carnation, chocolate morsels and white-chocolate morsels. They were also a big hit! And SO easy!
I had a great cooking experience with evaporated milk! And I even used the fat-free Carnation in the cake bars and they were still delicious! (I used the 2% in the potatoes, I wanted to try both!)
I’ll be picking up more Carnation over the holidays ’cause I am definitely making those potatoes again soon! Check out the Holiday Recipe Guide for great recipe ideas for every meal.