Thursday, March 26, 2009

Easter Eggs: Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

3 oz. cream cheese
1 stick butter
28 oz. creamy peanut butter
1 lb. confectioners' sugar
12 oz. chocolate chips, melted

Cream butter and cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar and peanut butter, alternating. Shape mixture into egg shapes about 1 1/2 to 2 inches long. Dip in melted chocolate chips and cool on waxed paper.

Optional: decorate the eggs with flowers, etc.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Almond Chocolate Sandies

This is probably my most favorite cookie recipe. I've been wanting to make some but just haven't taken the time. Try them and let me know what you think!

1/2 cup margarine
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup flour
1/3 cup chopped slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup powdered sugar, reserve to roll cookies in

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In mixing bow, beat together brown sugar, sugar and almond extract. Gradually add flour. Stir in almonds and chocolate chips. Roll dough into small balls and bake on ungreased baking sheet for 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Roll cookies in powdered sugar while hot.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Sparkling Tea

For our ladies seminar I wanted to serve a drink that wouldn't be too sweet since the menu consisted mostly of either chocolate foods or those dipped in chocolate. Of course we had ice water but I still wanted something a little more. While I know some like tea to calm the sweety taste other's aren't 'tea drinkers'. Well, I came up with a recipe that most wanted to know the 'secret' ingredients. Ok, girls....take note here it is:

1 gallon Sweet Tea
2 liters Ginger Ale

It's a pretty amber color, too! I think next time I will add a little bit of almond extract to the mix. Ok....almond goes a long way so if you opt for it you better start out with only a bit and add slowly until you get to the perfect blend.

Ok, this southern girl even took the easy route and bought Red Diamond Sweetened Iced Tea. Shhh don't tell anyone...that's just too easy!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Delicious Apple Enchiladas

1 21 oz can Apple Pie Filling
12 flour tortillas
Ground cinnamon
1/3 cup margarine
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon fruit evenly onto all tortillas, sprinkle with cinnamon. Roll up tortillas and place seam side down on lightly greased 8x8 baking pan. Bring margarine, sugars and water to a boil in a medium sauce pan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring constantly for 3 minutes. Pour sauce evenly over tortillas; sprinkle with extra cinnamon on top if desired. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Best when served with ice cream or whipped topping