Sunday, July 29, 2012

Strawberry and Cream Cheese Pie

 I have never made a Strawberry pie until last night.  I finally decided that I was going to tempt fate and try the recipe that I had come up with in my head.  I'm happy to say that it turned out AMAZING!  If you like creamy fruit pies, you will love this pie.

1 Pie Crust, baked and cooled
1 lb. Strawberries, sliced
1 pkg. Strawberry Danish Dessert
1 pkg. Cream Cheese
6-8oz. Sour Cream
2/3 cup Sugar

Make your Danish dessert according to pkg. instructions. Set aside to let cool while you cut your strawberries.  Mix the strawberries and danish dessert together.
In a mixing bowl, mix cream cheese, sour cream, and sugar together.
On the bottom of your cooled pie crust, layer 1/2 of the cream cheese mixture.  On top of the cream cheese mixture layer all your strawberry mixture.
Refrigerate to set up for 2 hours or more.  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Apple Pie Dump Cake

 I saw a recipe like this on pinterest, and decided to step it up a little bit.  I love a good apple cobbler/cake so when I saw this recipe, I just saw a few things that I thought were missing and decided to come up with my own recipe.  So here is your Stepped Up Apple Dump Cake.

2 cans Apple Pie Filling
2 Tbs. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Nutmeg
1 Yellow Cake mix
1/2 cup Quick Cooking Oats
1/2 Cup Pecans, Chopped
2 cubes Butter, sliced into Tbs. portions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease a 9x13 baking dish. Dump in Apple Pie Filling.  Sprinkle your cinnamon and nutmeg on top.  Mix your cake, oats, and pecans, together and sprinkle over the Apple pie filling.  Evenly place your slices of butter all over the top of your mixture.
Place in the oven and bake for 45 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Yum!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Banana Bread in a Jar

 So I'm obsessed with jar baking lately because you can just make it so cute!  So here is my fun little banana bread recipe in 3 pint size jars.  Remember, you can put them in smaller to get more.  I only needed 3 Thank You's so that's why I did Pint size.

3 ripe Bananas, mashed
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
1 C. Sugar
1 1/2 C. Flour
1 cube Butter, melted
1 Egg, beaten
Dash of Salt
3 Pint Size Mason Jars

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a mixer, mash bananas until smooth and creamy.  Add in flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and egg.  Mix well.
Mix in butter until smooth and a little runny.
Slowly pour into 3 pint size wide mouth mason jars.  Fill Each jar 3/4 of the way full.
Place 3 jars on middle rack in oven, on the lower rack fill a cookie sheet with about 1/2 inch of water.
Bake for 45-55 minutes, until brown on top.
Remove, and cool on rack until completely cool.
Screw on lid and then cut a fun piece of fabric and tie over the top with twine.  Give as gifts!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hootenanny Hot Cake

I love easy breakfasts, and if you do too, then this recipe will become a "must memorize" recipe.  It's easy, fast, inexpensive, and delicious!  It's my go to on a Saturday when I just don't have enough energy for French Toast. 
1 C. Flour
1 C. Milk
6 Eggs, beaten
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 cube Melted Butter

Heat oven to 400 degrees.
In a blender combine all ingredients except butter.  Mix until smooth.  Grease a 9x13 baking dish, and pour your batter into dish.  Pour your melted butter 
on top of the batter, but DO NOT MIX!  
Bake for 25 minutes or until lightly brown on top.
Break off pieces and serve with warm maple syrup.  Delicious!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Popovers with Strawberry Butter

Ingredients for Popovers
Pam Cooking Spray
2 Eggs, beaten
1 cup Milk
1 Tbs. Canola Oil
1 cup Flour
1/4 tsp. Salt

Directions for Popovers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Spray your muffin pan with Pam cooking spray so your Popovers won't stick.
Beat the eggs.  Into the eggs add the milk, canola oil, flour, and salt.  Whisk until smooth.
Fill each muffin cup 1/2 full with the mixture.
Bake for 30-40 minutes until lightly brown and firm.
Remove and eat with the Strawberry butter while warm.

Ingredients for Strawberry Butter
1 Cube of Butter
1/4 cup Strawberry Jam
4 Chopped Strawberries
1 Tbs. Cream Cheese, softened

Mixed all ingredients together until light and smooth.  Serve on hot Popovers.