Sunday, November 14, 2010

Perfect One Bowl Brownies

I can't believe I haven't posted these on here yet. I found these over on My sister's cafe blog and they quickly became my favorite brownies. I make them all the time. In fact I couldn't find my recipe tonight so I hopped on here, thinking I had posted it and I hadn't! Good thing I remembered which blog I found it on!

Perfect One Bowl Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
4 eggs
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips or just sprinkle over the top

Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl melt butter in microwave, then stir in oil, sugar and cocoa. With a wooden spoon stir in the remainder of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips. Spread into a 9x13 pan sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes. If your toothpick comes out clean you have cooked them too long! DO NOT OVERCOOK!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Autumn Harvest Pork Loin

1 1/2 to 2 pound pork loin
1 cup cider or apple juice
1 butternut squash peeled and cubed
2 large granny smith apples peeled and sliced
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. dried sage

Brown pork loin with cider and salt and pepper (to taste) in skillet. Put in crockpot with the cider. Put apples and squash in bowl with spices and mix. Put on top of pork. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours.

This is one of my favorite fall recipes. I also add some sweet potatoes.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Coffee Cake

This is my favorite Coffee Cake and it is a recipe from Mr. Food Cooks Like Mama.

Cake Ingredients
1 box yellow cake mix
8 oz. sour cream
3/4 c. oil
1/2 c. sugar
4 eggs

Filling Ingredients
3 tbs. packed brown sugar
2 tbs. cinnamon
1 c. chopped pecans

Mix cake ingredients.  Combine filling ingredients in separate bowl.  Grease and flour a bundt pan.  Put 1/2 filling, 1/2 cake mix, 1/2 filling, 1/2 cake mix.  Bake at 350 for 1 hour.  Top with a powdered sugar glaze if desired.