Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pumpkin Dip

2 c powdered sugar

8 ox cream cheese

15 oz pumpkin pie mix

1/2 t. cinnamon

1/2 t ginger

Mix sugar and cream cheese. Add pumpkin mix, cinnamon, and ginger.

Serve with ginger snaps and or vanilla wafers and TRY to refrain from eating the whole yummy bath yourself!!!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Pumpkin Bars

My friend, Ashley, brought these to our Heart and Home event last year. They were so delicious and the crumbly topping is to die for!

1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon soda
3/4 cup butter, room temperature

2 cups pumpkin puree (16 ounce can)
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

Combine oats, flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the baking soda, and the butter; beat until mixture is crumbly.

Reserve about 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and press remaining mixture into a lightly buttered 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Bake at 375° for 10 minutes.

Prepare filling. Beat filling ingredients until well blended and smooth.

Spread filling over the crust; sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture.

Return to oven and bake 25 minutes longer. Cool and cut into bars.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oreo Cookie Balls

photo by: Belle on Allrecipes

1 pkg Oreos
1 bar cream cheese
2 bags white chocolate morsels

Finely crush Oreos. Mix in softened cream cheese until fully incorporated. Make bite size balls and place on greased cookie sheet. refrigerate. Melt white chocolate and coat balls. Place on wax paper to dry.

For a yummy variation, use Butter Butter cookies and regular chocolate chips.

These would be great to package and give as Christmas or Valentine gifts.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sour Cream Banana Bread

I got this recipe from My Kitchen Cafe. It is so moist and so delicious!

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, beat together sugar and oil. Add eggs, bananas, sour cream and vanilla; blend well.
Add flour, baking soda and salt; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes (about 40 minutes for smaller loaf pan) or until toothpick inserted in center comes clean.

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Southern Caviar

2 cans black -eyed peas
2 cans white shoepeg corn, drained
2 cans Rotel
2 large green bell peppers
5 green onions, chopped
3 ripe Roma tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp parsley flakes
1 large bottle Italian dressing

Combine all ingredient in a large bowl. Refrigerate overnight. Use as a dip with Scoop chips or tortilla chips.