Saturday, August 29, 2009

Chocolate Chip Sour Creme Poundcake

1 yellow Duncan Hines cake mix
2 small boxes of chocolate instant pudding
8 oz. sour cream
3 eggs
3/4 cup veg. oil
3/4 cup water
1 bag milk chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients until well blended. Beat all ingredients together well ( about 2 minutes). Stir in 1 chocolate chips. Pour into a well greased bundt pan OR 2 loaf pans and bake at 350 for 45 minutes (or longer). Let cool completely and remove from bundt pan.


Vegetable Ranch Dip

1 cup sour cream
2 cups mayonaise
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp accent
1 tsp onion salt
1 tsp garlic salt

This is an INCREDIBLE homemade ranch dip!! My lifelong friend Lisa shared it with me and served it at a recent bridal shower! It was a hit! Serve with your favorite raw veggies! Enjoy!

Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

4 skinless~boneless chicken breasts
2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 pkg dry ranch dressing mix
4 oz creme cheese (cubed)

Mix soup and dressing mix in crockpot. Add chicken, spooning soup mixture on top of chicken breasts. Cook on high for about 3 hours or on low for about 4.5 hours. Add creme cheese bits and cook about 30 longer. Serve with rice (or noodles), spooning soup mixture on top of the rice or you can shred the chicken and mix with rice and soup mixture. Enjoy!

**I got this recipe from my sweet friend Heather who lives in Georgia! It is so easy and delish!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Creamy Lemon Squares

20 vanilla wafers, finely crushed
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold butter
1 pkg. (8 oz.) creme cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. grated lemon zest, divided
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. powdered sugar

PREHEAT oven to 350ºF. Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan. Combine wafer crumbs, 1/2 cup flour and the brown sugar in bowl. Cut in margarine with pastry blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs; press firmly onto bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 min.

MEANWHILE, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs and 2 Tbsp. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 Tbsp. lemon peel, the lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust.

BAKE 28-30 min. or until center is set. Cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and remaining 2 Tbsp. lemon peel just before serving.

I am not a huge lemon fan, but these little bars are AWESOME!!! So light and creamy~and no overkill on the lemon!! I have made these for several showers and have always been asked for the recipe!! It is one of my favorite Kraft recipe finds!! YUM!!

*** This recipe can also be made low fat by using all "low fat or reduced fat ingredients".....but I have to admit the real stuff is A LOT yummier!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pay Day Cake

1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1 cup miniature marshmallows
3/4 cup white syrup
1 10 oz bag of peanut butter chips
1/2 stick margarine
2 cups rice krispies
2 cups cocktail peanuts

Melt one stick margarine, add one egg and dry cake mix. Mix together and pat out in a 9X13 cake pan. Bake at 350* for 20-25 minutes. Take from oven and top with marshmallows. Return to oven until soft. In a sauce pan over medium heat, melt 1/2 stick margarine, 3/4 cup syrup and peanut butter chips until melted. Remove and stir in rice krispies and peanuts. Spread over cake and allow it to cool before cutting.

If you love a good Pay Day candy bar, then you will love this cake! It tastes just like the candy bar!! Enjoy!

Pink Limeade Punch

1 cup sugar
1 can frozen pink lemonade
1/2 canister powdered countrytime pink lemonade (strawberry can be substituted as well)
5 cups hot water
1 46 oz pineapple juice
2-2 liters of ginger ale

Combine first 5 ingredients together. Pour into 2 gallon size freezer bags and freeze. When ready to serve, allow punch to slightly thaw and place in punch bowl. Pour 2 liter of ginger ale over each bag of punch.

Yields 2 servings

This punch is AWESOME!! You WON'T be able to drink just one cup, at least I couldn't:-) I finally pitched the "punch cup" and went for a regular drinking glass! SO GOOD!!