Sunday, October 25, 2009

hard to make pretty, but even harder not to eat the whole thing:)...

so our cute friend tiffany made this for recipe club last month & it is sooo addicting! i'm pretty sure i planted my self right next to the crock pot & didn't move the whole night:) i had it at my halloween party again last night & again... to die for!

sausage chip dip
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~tiffany's creamy sausage chip dip~

1 lb. italian sausage
(choose mild or sausage depending on what you like)
1/2 of a yellow onion
8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 can rotel, sightly drained
1 can diced green chilies, drained

In a medium sauce pan, brown onion & sausage. Drain off grease & add remaining ingredients. Stir over medium heat until cream cheese is completely melted & all ingredients are combined. Pour into a crock pot or chaffing dish to keep warm. Serve with tortilla chips.

Friday, October 23, 2009

brit's pumpkin spice bundt cake...

recipe club was super yummy this month! everything that was brought i would make again!!!! this is the dessert that i made. i have made it before & it doesn't hurt that it is really pretty easy:) i think i over cooked it just a tad this time, but it was still really yummy.

pumpkin bundt
{pumpkin spice bundt cake}

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients. with a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat on low for 30 seconds. increase speed to high & beat for 4 minutes. pour into a greased & floured (or use this recipe for non stick greatness) & bake at 350 degrees for 40-55 minutes or until toothpick comes out this just a few crumbs. let sit 5 minutes & then turn out onto a cooling rack. glaze with cream cheese glaze & sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

{cream cheese glaze}

4 tablespoons butter, room temperature
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 tablespoons milk (skim or regular)

beat together all ingredients until smooth. spoon or carefully pour over cooled bundt cake.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

new recipes coming really soon...

recipe club is tomorrow night at kacy's. with the weather getting cooler, i can't wait for some yummy new dishes to make for my family! i will be posting my favorite recipe first thing wednesday morning:) till then, check out some of our other favorites.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

krisin's apple spice cake with caramel sauce...

kristin brought this to recipe club a few years ago & it was so yummy!  i made it just last week & had to share it with you!  the caramel sauce is to die for!  & the cake is so moist & flavorful.  with apples in season this is a fall must make!

spice cakeedt
{Krisin’s Apple Pudding Cake}

1 cup sugar 

1/4 cup butter

1 egg

2 un-peeled shredded apples

1 cup flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

1/4 salt

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.  In a medium bowl cream together butter & sugar.  Add egg & beat well.  Add shredded apples & mix well.  Stir in dry ingredients & mix until just combined.  Stir in nuts.  Pour into a greased 9x9 pan & bake for 40-50 minutes.  Serve with caramel spice sauce & whipped cream.

**double recipe for 9x13 pan & bake for 45-60 minutes.

Caramel Spice Sauce:

1 stick butter

1 1/2 cup sugar 

3/4 cup evaporated milk

1 1/2 tsp vanilla

1/8 tsp. nutmeg

In a small sauce pan on medium heat, melt together butter, sugar & milk 

for 10-15 minutes (do not boil).  Stir frequently.  Add vanilla & nutmeg.

Friday, October 9, 2009

i want to make this!...

i just got done watching Martha make this on her show from yesterday.  i was so intrigued by this blueberry corn ice cream sundae!  i think that it looks so unique & delicious!  it has sweet corn ice cream, blueberry & corn compote, paired with toffee popcorn & black pepper whipped cream.  i know it seems like a lot of work, but it definitely looks like it would be worth it.  gotta love a different twist on something that is grown locally!  Thanks Martha... you never disappoint!

corn sundae
here is the link for the recipe

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

aunt lisa's quick chicken & broccoli pasta...

when i asked my aunt lisa where she got this recipe & if i could get a copy she replies, "of course, it's just Olive Gardens Alfredo sauce with chicken & broccoli added."  at first i thought she just went & bought sauce & added the rest.  but then knowing my aunt lisa, she makes her homemade rolls to use as the wrap for pigs in a blanket, i knew that couldn't be right.  she told me that if you ask Olive Garden will give out there recipes!?!  i haven't tried it yet, but wouldn't that be awesome.  i have always said that there are different types of people as well as different types of situations!  the people who are going to make it & the people who would just prefer to buy it.  & the times where you want to cook & the times you don't want to have to mess up the kitchen.  i think Olive Garden is genius if they really do give out there recipes!!!!!  any-wooo... i hope you enjoy this quick & easy, tasty one from my aunt lisa & Olive Garden to you:)

chicken & broccoli alfredoedt
{aunt lisa's chicken & broccoli pasta}

2- 8oz. packages cream cheese, cubed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the kind in the green bottle)
2 sticks butter
1 can evaporated milk
2 chicken breasts, cooked & cubed
2-3 cups fresh broccoli, steamed
16 oz. pasta of your choice, cooked & drained

In a large sauce pan over medium heat, combine cream cheese, parmesan, butter & milk stirring constantly until smooth.  You might have to whisk it when it all melts.  
Once sauce is finished place pasta onto large serving dish, pour sauce over pasta & top with cooked chicken & broccoli.