Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Wonderful Combination

Made this dessert for Thanksgiving. I generally make it with chocolate, but decided to substitute butterscotch this time. The results were amazing. But who could go wrong with graham crackers, cream cheese, butterscotch and whipped topping, in delightful layers?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Made this wonderful bread for a Thanksgiving morning treat with coffee. It was moist and delicious. Today the flavors are even more enhanced. Great recipe.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Made these rolls on Saturday. I was craving a Macaroni Grill style bread, so I tried my hand at copying best I could! I must say they came out delicious. The style of bread that I made was a lighter and fluffier bread, but they were very good:)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cranberry Bliss Bars

I made these bars yesterday and they were very good. The flavor reminded me a lot of the cranberry/white chocolate biscotti recipe I use.

Cranberry Bliss Bars

1 package (16.5 ounces) Nestle Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough
1 cup ((8 ounces) whole-berry-cranberry sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.

Press 3/4 package (18 squares) cookie dough into prepared baking pan. Refrigerate remaining dough

Bake for 12 minutes; remove from oven to wire rack.

Combine cranberry sauce and cornstarch in small bowl; spread over base. Top with teaspoonfuls of remaining cookie dough and morsels, pressing down gently.

Bake for an additional 20 to 22 minutes or until edges are brown and top is set. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

Beat cream cheese, butter, and powdered sugar in small mixer bowl until smooth. Spread over cooled base. Sprinkle with cranberries, and chill for one hour. Cut into 16 bars. Store covered, in refrigerator.

(I accidentally bought the Pillsbury sugar cookie dough in the big roll, and used that instead, and it worked just fine.)

Thursday, November 11, 2010


Mummu always made Apple Squares, but one of my clients has been requesting this similar recipe ~ AppleJack. It's a little richer, with an icing. Very good!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Low-Fat Brownies?

Made these low fat brownies last night. I was very apprehensive, but they were actually very good. Dense and fudgy! Can you guess the secret ingredient?

Black Beans!
It's a super easy recipe. Buy a brownie box mix. I used a regular sized can of black beans. Thoroughly rinse the black beans in a colander, and then put back in the can, and fill with water to the top. Place in your blender (I used my Magic Bullet) and puree till smooth. Pour into your dry brownie mix and blend well. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and bake. I set the temperature at 325 degrees because I used my darker pan, and at about 15 minutes I started checking them. I think it took about 17 minutes to bake.
Served them at my Ladies Bible Study ~ and they were a hit. We had a fun guessing game with it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Caramel Corn Puffs

There are only three words for a favorite treat: "Can't Stop Eating!!!!"

Monday, November 1, 2010

Chubby Hubby Cupcakes

Banana cupcakes filled with ganache and topped with a creamy, smooth peanut butter butter cream!