Category: Wisconsin Life

Mallo Cups and Non-Pareils with Ambrosia

Mallo Cups and Non-Pareils with Ambrosia

Mallo Cups and Non-Pareils with Ambrosia  This recipe is two-fold. Mallo Cups and Non-Pareils are my hubby’s favorite candy. Whenever he sees a package of mallo cups, he buys a package, or two. Same thing goes with non-pareils, only they are much harder to find. 

Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic and Thyme

Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic and Thyme Hasselback Potatoes with Garlic and Thyme are seriously delicious. This is the first time that we’ve made hasselback potatoes here on Turnips 2 Tangerines, and it will not be the last! Since we knew nothing about hasselback potatoes, we 

Tom and Jerry Holiday Drink

Tom and Jerry Holiday Drink

Tom and Jerry Holiday Drink

This is a re-post from December of 2013. I accidentally deleted the recipe a few months back, so this is a re-post from December, 2013. Tom and Jerry Holiday Drink recipe was given to me by my ex-mother-in-law, my kids Grandma, almost 38 years ago. I’m not exactly sure where or from whom she got this recipe from but I do remember my mother-in-law telling me the same two stories about this recipe. The story behind this recipe changed from Story #1 to Story #2 depending on how many Tom and Jerry’s she’d consumed that evening. Which by the way could be quite a few!


Story #1

Story # 1 Went something like this: This recipe is an old Irish recipe. The recipe came from her mother and dad who acquired the recipe, from an old Irish customer. The old Irish customer came into their liquor store, O’Connell’s, that they owned and operated when they were first married in the 1920’s. She often threw in the fact that the Irish customer was part of the Irish mafia from Chicago. C’mon now, I don’t think so, but stranger things have happened.


Story #2

Story # 2 Went something like this: My mother-in-law was given this recipe by a bartender after she sang the song, “Oh Danny Boy” while sitting at the piano bar one evening at an establishment she frequented. The name of the establishment was none other than the “Left Guard Charcoal House” later known as “Martinis” in Appleton WI. The restaurant was connected to a hotel called the Midway Motel Lodge.

The Left Guard Charcoal House was owned and operated by the Green Bay Packer Greats, Max Mc Gee and his team-mate Green Bay Packer, Fred “Fuzzy” Thurston. Colleen said it was their (Max and Fuzzy’s) way of saying “Thank you” for singing that song on St. Patty’s Day. Evidently she had often asked for the recipe. Colleen often said that the both of them were in love with her. I knew the woman, I doubt it but stranger things have happened.

Toasty Warm

Now, I’m not sure if either story is true but one thing I do know is this batter is wonderful!! It has definitely stood the test of time in my family. I’ve enjoyed many a Tom and Jerry on a freezing cold winter evening. Nothing better than sipping a hot Tom and Jerry on Christmas Eve or after an evening of shoveling. Tom and Jerry is the perfect way to stay toasty warm in the winter. Homemade Tom and Jerry batter is 100 times better than any commercial brand you can buy in any grocery store. (Sorry Mrs. Bowen)