Thursday, July 9, 2009

Fruit Pizza

Use your favorite sugar cookie dough, cut out shapes, and bake.
Frost with your favorite cream cheese frosting.
Decorate with blueberries, peaches, strawberries, grapes, etc.

by Tiffany C.

Can't-Leave-Alone Bars

1 white cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c. vegetable oil
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. semisweet chocolate chips
¼ c. butter, cubed

In a bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and oil. With floured hands, press 2/3 of the mixture into a greased 9x13 baking pan. Set remaining cake mixture aside.
In microwave safe bowl, combine the milk, chocolate chips and butter. Microwave, uncovered, for 45 seconds; stir. Microwave 45-60 seconds longer or until chips and butter are melted; stir until smooth. Pour over crust.
Drop teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture over top. Bake at 350˚ for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool before cutting.

(Taste of Home recipes)

by Catherine S.

Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. water
2 c. (12 oz.) semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 c. chopped pecans or walnuts
1 T. shortening

In a mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and nuts. Spread in a greased 9 x 13 baking pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Melt shortening with the remaining chocolate chips; drizzle over the top. Cut into bars.
Yield: 3 1/2 dozen

by JoAnn G.

Apple Salad

5 apples (2 granny smith, 2 pink lady/fuji, 1 other)
4 oz. cream cheese
Cool Whip
small can crushed pineapple
mini marshmallows
handful of peanuts

Drain pineapple, but save the juice.
Mix pineapple juice with cream cheese, then add Cool Whip.
Add apples, pineapple, marshmallows

by Candi M.