Tuesday, March 24, 2009

DEE-LISH Chocolate Cake!

1 package devils food cake mix
1 package instant chocolate pudding mix
1 cup sour cream
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup water
4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350. Combine Ingredients expect chocolate chips. Mix until smooth. Fold chocolate chips into batter. Pour into a greased bundt pan. Bake for 50 minutes at 350 or until a toothpick comes out clean.

*this recipe was originally posted here.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Candied ginger is used in this recipe, but candied kumquats would also give your guests a little kick in the pants! Pumpkin pairs well with citrus, so a tablespoon of lemon juice or a teaspoon of lemon zest would really rev up the flavor.

6 cups French bread, crusts removed, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 cup whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
3 eggs
1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup candied ginger, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange bread cubes in an 11x7-inch glass baking dish. Pour whipping cream and milk over, stirring to combine. Set aside. Whisk together eggs, pumpkin puree, sugar, spices, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl to blend. Pour over bread cubes and stir to combine. Mix in candied ginger. Bake for about 60 minutes or until set. Cut into six pieces and top with Cinnamon Whipped Cream.

Cinnamon Whipped Cream

2 cups chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Beat chilled cream, sugar and cinnamon until peaks form.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Zupa Toscana

This is just like the yummy soup from The Olive Garden!

2 3/4 cups chicken stock or broth
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 medium russet potato
2 cups chopped kale
1/2 lb spicy italian sausage
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

Combine stock and cream in large saucepan over medium heat. Slice unpeeled potato into 1/4-inch slices, then cut slices into fourths and add to soup. Add kale. Grill or saute' sausage. When cooked through, let cool and slice sausage at an angle into 1/2-inch thick slices. Add sausage to soup. Add salt and red pepper flakes. Let soup simmer about 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Heavenly Caramel Brownies

1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
1 (8 oz) pkg caramels
3/4 C melted margerine
2/3 C evaporated milk
1 C chopped pecans (optional)
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Melt caramels with 1/3 C evaporated milk. Combine cake mix with melted butter and the remaining 1/3 C evaporated milk. Spread half of the cake mixture in a greased 9x13 pan, and bake for 6 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with chocolate chips, then spread caramel on top. (If you're using pecans, sprinkle on top of the caramel.) Then, crumble remaining cake mixture over the top. (It will spread out while it's baking, so don't worry about it not covering the caramel completely!) Bake for 18 minutes. ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chili & Corn Bread


1 pound of ground beef
1 packet of chili seasonings
chopped onions
1 can of diced tomatoes (with juice)
1 can of black beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of kidney beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of red beans (drained and rinsed)
1 can of chili beans (with sauce)
1 can of corn (drained)

Directions: Brown ground beef with chili seasonings and chopped onions.
Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Put cheese, green onions, and sour cream on top of the chili.

Corn Bread

1 1/2 cups corn meal
1 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1 can cream style corn
2 eggs
1 cup chopped chilies

Directions: Mix all ingredients together except cheese. Stir in oil, corn, peppers, eggs, milk, and 1/2 of the cheese until blended. Pour into greased pan and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes.

Notes: For sweet cornbread mix 2 boxes of Jiffy cornbread mix and 1 box of yellow cake mix. Mix separately according to individual boxes then mix together. Bake according to cake box.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Beautiful Fruit Pizza


-1 yellow cake mix
-1 egg
-1/2 cup melted butter or margarine

Mix cake mix, egg and margarine together and spread on greased
and wax papered large pizza pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.


-4 ounces cream cheese, softened
-1 cup confectioner's sugar
-4 ounces Cool Whip topping
-fresh fruit (blueberries, kiwi, strawberries,
peaches, mandarin oranges, bananas, etc.)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Cream Cheese Fruit Dip

1 (32 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened

Mix the marshmallow creme and cream cheese. Blend with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Use as a dip for a fruit tray or as frosting on the cake of your choice or as the sauce on a fruit pizza.

So easy and so yummy!