Sunday, November 20, 2011

Easy Potato Casserole

Easy Potato Casserole

2 (16oz) containers sour cream
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits
2 packages Ranch dip mix
1 large shredded bag frozen hash brown potatoes

Once all ingredients but hash brown are combined, add hash browns. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Easy Cinnamon Crecent Rolls

1 can crescent rolls
about 2 T melted butter
1/2 C- 1 cup brown sugar
1-2 T cinnamon

Roll out crescent dough into big circle.  Spread melted butter over dough.  Do not be stingy.
Sprinkle a lot of brown sugar over that butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon. Cut dough like you would a pizza, into triangles.  Roll into crescent shape. Let rise until it doubles.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 to 20 minutes.

Glaze (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 tsp. vanilla
enough milk added to make glaze pourable

Mexican Chicken Pasta

1 box angel hair pasta (cooked)
1 large can chicken breast
2 cans cream of chicken
2 cans Rotel
2 C sharp cheddar cheese

Lightly spray 9 X 13 pan with oil. Combine all and put in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for about 25-30 minutes.

Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bars

1 pkg. devil's food cake mix
1 egg
 1 stick butter, softened

Combine and mix together.  Press into grease 9 X 13 pan.

 8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 egg
1/3 C sugar
10 regular sized Reese's peanut butter cups, cut into pieces

Mix cream all but PB cups.  Once mixed, stir in PB cups.  Pour over cake mixture.
Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let cool.

Ganache Layer"
1 C chocolate chips
4 T heavy cream

Combine and melt over low heat and mixing so chips don't burn.  Pour over cheesecake.  Chill and cut into squares.

(Recipe from Arlene Davis)


Peanut Butter-Filled Brownie Cupcake


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (8-inch square pan size)
  • 1/2 cup HERSHEY’®S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon confectioners' sugar


  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions; stir in chocolate chips. For filling, in a small bowl, beat peanut butter, cream cheese, egg and sugar until smooth.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups one-third full with batter. Drop filling by teaspoonfuls into the center of each cupcake. Cover with remaining batter.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in brownie portion comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 dozen.
(Recipe from  Taste of Home)

Dawn Parker's Poundcake

Dawn Parker's Poundcake
3 sticks of soft butter
6 eggs
1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups sugar
Blend all of the above until creamy then slowly add flour
3 cups Swans Down cake flour

The batter will be very thick like cookie dough. Grease bundt pan and bake on 350 for 1 hour. Toothpick should come out clean. Bake 10 more minutes if not. Let cool and sprinkle with powdered sugar. 

Spinach-Ravioli Lasagna

1 (6 oz) package fresh baby spinach
1/3 cup refrigerated pesto sauce (I use Santa Barbara Original basil pesto)
1 (15 oz) jar Alfredo sauce
1/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
1 (25 oz) package frozen cheese filled ravioli (do not thaw)
1 cup shredded Italian six cheese blend
garnishes: chopped fresh basil, paprika

Preheat oven to 375. Chop spinach. Toss with pesto in medium bowl.
Combine Alfredo and broth. Spoon 1/3 of alfredo mixture into a lightly greased 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Top with 1/2 of spinach mixture. Arrange half of frozen ravioli in a single layer over spinach mixture. Repeat layers once. Top with remaining alfredo sauce.
Bake at 375 for 30 minutes. Remove and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes until cheese is hot and bubbly. Garnish if desired.

(Recipe from: S. Cannon)