Monday, October 27, 2008

Artichoke/Spinach Dip

1 C. grated mozzerella cheese
1 C. grated parmesan cheese
2/3 C. sour cream
1/2 C. mayonnaise
1-2 tsp minced garlic
1 14 oz can quartered artichoke hearts in water
1 tbls lemon juice
1/2 pkg frozen spinach (drain as much of the water out as possible, you will have to somewhat defrost it)

Combine all ingredients and place in 9 x 13 baking dish-you can add chopped tomatoes on top at this point if you would like.  Bake at 350 deg for 20-30 minutes.  

You have got to give this a try, it sounded a little adventurous for me with the artichoke hearts, but it is SO tasty!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

I'm back! I'm sorry I haven't been contributing lately but hopefully this recipe will make up for it. :)

1 16 oz can pumpkin
1 box of spice cake mix
1/2 bag of chocolate chips

Mix pumpkin and spice cake mix together. Add chocolate chips. Spoon onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.

It's really that easy, I promise! They are SO good too. The best part is you can have four cookies for only one point (in Weight Watchers terms)! It's a good thing because I have a hard time resisting these. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Some Yummy Sides!

Bacon Yummies

Barbecue sauce
1 Can of whole water chestnuts

Wrap water chestnut with bacon and hold in place with a toothpick. Place on baking sheet and pour barbecue sauce over top. Bake in the over at 400 for about 30 minutes or until the bacon is done.
*This one sounded really weird to me when I saw it, but it is really good!, I don't like water chestnuts in most anything, but I love these!

Three Cheese Garlic Bread

1 loaf unsliced Italian bread
1/2 C. butter
1/2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
1 T grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. Worcestershire sauce

Cut bread in half width wise; cut one portion in half lengthwise. Save remain bread of another use. In small mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Spread evenly over cut sides of bread. Place on baking sheet and bake at 400 for 10 to 12 minutes or until cheese is melted. Slice and serve warm.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Apple Crisp

Oh, this was yummy with some ice cream on the side :)

Apple Crisp

10 cups all-purpose apples,
peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C). Place the sliced apples in a 9x13 inch pan. Mix the white sugar, 1 tablespoon flour and ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples. Pour water evenly over all. Combine the oats, 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and melted butter together. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 45 minutes.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Harris Ranch Sticky Bran Muffins

These are sorta a process, but so yummy! Normally I half the recipe because there's only two of us!

1 1/4 C sugar
2 C raisins
3 1/2 C bran ( I like wheat better than oat)
1/2 C honey
1/2 t. salt
1/2 C oil
2 eggs
2 C buttermilk
1 1/4 C pastry flour (you can substitute regular flour)
Walnuts optional

Honey Smear:
3/4 C brown sugar
1/2 C butter softened
1/2 C honey

Honey smear: In bowl cream brown sugar with butter and honey until smooth. SPRAY muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray or you'll be in trouble! Coat bottom and sides of muffin tins with smear.

Muffins: In bowl combine sugar, raisins, bran, honey, soda, oil, eggs and buttermilk. Blend well. Stir in pastry flour, incorporate until smooth. Pour into pans prepared with honey smear. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 min.

My mom puts them into muffin cups, I just put them in as the recipe goes and then we eat them upside down! Enjoy!

Fall Warm Apple Cake with Sauce

*really yummy but really bad for you*

Fall warm apple cake with sauce:

2 c. sugar
½ c. butter – softened
2 eggs
4 c. grated apples
2 c. flour
2 t. soda
½ t. nutmeg
2 t. cinnamon
1 t. salt

Cream together sugar and butter. Add eggs and apples. In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients. Once mixed, add them to the wet ingredients. Cook at 350 for 45 minutes.

Sauce: ( I would half this, it was just to much)
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
1 ½ t. vanilla

Add all in saucepan and cook till warm and mixed.

Cut the cake and pour sauce over each individual piece. Top with a big spoonful of whipping cream!