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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Easy Angel Food Cake Dessert

I got this recipe from a friend at the weight loss group I attend. It's a great "light" dessert & so tasty.

1 box angel food cake mix
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/2 C fruit preserves (any flavor)
2-2 1/2 C Cool whip

Make cake according to box directions.

In a small bowl, mix preserves into softened cream cheese; beat at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth & creamy, about 1 minute.

Slice cake horizontally into 3 layers. Spread the preserves/cream cheese mixture between the layers.

Frost the top and sides of the cake with the Cool Whip. Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Triple Chocolate Mess

I got this recipe from an online friend & it doesn't get much easier than this & it is oh, so good!
This is a crockpot recipe.

Spray crockpot with nonstick spray.

Combine the following in crockpot:
1 pkg chocolate cake mix
1 pint sour cream
1 pkg. instant chocolate pudding mix
1 (6 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
3/4 C oil
4 eggs
1 C water
Stir & cook on low 6-8 hours (try not to lift the lid!)

Serve warm with ice cream. It's like a hot fudge brownie sundae!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Frosted Pumpkin Bars

If I remember correctly I got this recipe from my hubby's cousin quite a few years ago. These bars are SO moist! I love them-perfect for this time of year.

4 eggs
1 C oil
2 C sugar
1 C pumpkin
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 C flour

Mix ingredients and pour into greased and powdered 10x15 bar pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting:

3 oz. cream cheese
6 T butter
3/4 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp milk (or more)
Mix frosting ingredients and spread on warm bars.

Let cool & cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Frosted Fudge Brownies

I got this recipe from a former neighbor. I bought some at their bake sale & then asked for the recipe. They are so moist & yummy!

1 C plus 3 T butter or margarine
3/4 C baking cocoa
4 eggs
2 C sugar
1 1/2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla

In a saucepan, melt butter. Remove from heat. Stir in cocoa; cool. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Combine flour, baking powder & salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in vanilla & the cooled chocolate mixture; mix well. Spread into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-28 min.

Frosting:
6 T butter or margarine, softened
2 2/3 C confectioner's sugar
1/2 C cocoa
1 tsp vanilla
1/4-1/3 C milk

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, confectioner's sugar, cocoa & vanilla. Add enough milk until frosting achieves spreading consistency. Spread over brownies.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

This is a good, ol' Lancaster County recipe. :) Love whoopie pies!

2 C sugar
1 C regular Crisco
Cream together, then add:
2 egg yolks, beaten
1 C sour milk (mix 1 T vinegar w/ milk)
2 tsp vanilla
4 C flour
1 C cocoa
2 tsp salt
Dissolve 2 tsp soda in 1 C hot water and add to mixture. Drop by teaspoonfuls on greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Cool & spread your favorite frosting on the flat side of 1 cookie & then place another cookie on top & you have a whoopie pie. :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Appetizer Stuffed Peppers

My sister brought these when I had my family for supper & they are delicious. I made them when we had some friends over & they loved them too.

8 oz. cream cheese,softened
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 C cooked bacon (I used real bacon bits)
16 banana peppers (or hot peppers), cut in half & seeded
1-2 C Italian bread crumbs

Mix first 3 ingredients, then stir in bacon. Spread mixture on each pepper half. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake at 300 degrees for 35 minutes.
Yummy!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Barbecued Green Beans (to can)

This recipe is the best way to preserve green beans. (in my opinion:)) They have lots of flavor & are so convenient to just heat up whenever you need them.

16 slices bacon, fried
1 onion, chopped
3 1/2 C ketchup (2 20 oz. bottles)
1/2 C mustard
2 C brown sugar
2 tsp salt
7 quarts green beans

Mix all ingredients together & put in jars. Process for 3 hours in hot water or 25 min. in pressure canner.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

This is one of the easiest bar recipes I've ever made. They taste like chocolate chip cookies & take much less time than making cookies.

1 1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 C butter (no substitutes), melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C chocolate chips

In large mixing bowl combine brown sugar, butter, eggs & vanilla beat just until blended. Combine flour, baking powder & salt; add to brown sugar mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into greased 9x13 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool & cut into bars.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Taco Dip

I've had many different taco dips throughout the years but this is one of my favorites! The recipe came from one of my hubby's coworkers.

1 lb. velveeta cheese
1 lb. ground beef, fried in onion & salt-drain
1 jar salsa
8 oz cream cheese, cubed
1 can refried beans
1 pkg. taco seasoning

Stir ingredients together and simmer in crockpot for 3-4 hours on low. Serve with tortilla chips.