Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Caramel Apple Crescents

Pinned it, tried it and loved it!

We had these for brunch one day, and thought they were really tasty!

Caramel Apple Crescents

8 oz. tube crescents
1 apple, peeled and chopped fine
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. sugar mixed with 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c. caramel topping

Roll out the crescents into a rectangle on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Pinch seams together. Prick with a fork all across the rectangle. Top with brown sugar, then apples. Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar and drizzle with caramel sauce. Bake at 375 for about 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Watch carefully so the bottom doesn't burn.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Applesauce Cake...Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday...Applesauce Cake.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

 I wish I had a better photo of this AWESOME cake! It was just perfect in every way. It was moist, flavorful, and the frosting absolutely delicious.

One of my friends brought a few pieces over to share...I'm so glad she did, as I really enjoyed it. I asked for the recipe and she had found it at all recipes. I don't know where she got the recipe for the frosting but that was my favorite part. 

Wait. Maybe the cake was.

 No, the frosting.

 Ok, both were great!

I'm going to make it for the next potluck I go to. I think I'll add some nuts,too. 

Maybe I need to make a small cake and cut the recipe in half or something. I can't wait for a potluck!

Apple sauce cake VI
(all recipes)

3 c. flour 
2 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
 2 tsp. cinnamon
4 eggs
2 c. white sugar
1 1/2 c. vegetable oil
2 c. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift the dry ingredients together. Make a well in the center and add the wet ingredients. Mix well. Pour into a greased 10 in.bundt pan and bake at 350 for 50 -60 minutes until a tooth pick comes out clean. cool 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before frosting.


4 T butter, cut into chunks
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 to 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
I added maple flavoring

Put butter in a medium saucepan with the brown sugar, cream and salt and set over medium heat.
Bring to a full rolling boil, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute exactly and then pull if off the heat.

Leave the pan to cool for a couple of minutes and then gradually whisk in the powdered sugar until
you have a thick, but pourable consistency (you may not need all the sugar). If the mixture seems
too thick just add a splash of cream to thin it out a little. Immediately pour the glaze over the cake,
moving slowly and evenly to cover as much surface as possible. Let the glaze set before serving.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

I'm back at Weight Watchers! I LOVE the new freestyle plan,too.

At first I wondered how it could work, as there are about 200 "free" foods, including fruits, veggies, eggs,yogurt,chicken and fish. "Free" means you don't have to count them on your daily points. But it DOES work, and there are so many choices that I am never hungry.

In this recipe everything is "free" but for the flour and milk, so each pancake is 1 freestyle point, which is a pretty good deal as far as WW goes!

The real bonus here though is the taste. These are some of the best pancakes I have ever had! They are so fluffy!

I found the recipe floating around on a WW Facebook group. It's from FourSistersDish

Whether you are on WW or not, this is a great recipe!!!!

Greek Yogurt Pancakes

1 c. plain fat free Greek yogurt
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 c. low fat milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in the Greek yogurt. In a separate bowl, mix the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture, and mix well. Drop onto griddle and fry until golden.( Makes 7 pancakes, 1 freestyle smart point each.)

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Time for Throwback Thursday..enjoy!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Good morning all!

And a good morning it was for us with this special treat for breakfast.

This recipe came from a new church cookbook I bought...I've been finding lots of good recipes to try.

The things I liked about this were, well, first and foremost, it tasted wonderful. Warm carmel with cranberries and cinnamon....what an awesome combination! It was also easy to make, and I love make ahead recipes.

Even though I halved the recipe, there's just enough left for my lunch today..can't wait!

Rachel's French Toast

1 c. brown sugar
3 tsp. cinnamon, divided
1/2 c. butter, melted
3 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c. cranberries or raisins
1 loaf French bread cut into 1 in. slices
6 large eggs
1 1/2 c. milk
1 T. vanilla

Combine the brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon in a 9x13 baking dish. Add butter,apples and cranberries. Toss to coat. Spread evenly over bottom of dish. Arrange bread slices on top. Mix eggs,milk, vanilla, and 2 tsp. cinnamon and pour on top of bread, soaking bread completely. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Cover with buttered foil and bake for 40 minutes at 375. Uncover and bake 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Invert each piece on a warm plate. Serves 6-8.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Throwback Thursday Pretzel Heath Bars

It's time for Throwback Thursday! 

January 15, 2015

This was new to me...well, new AND old I guess!

I've made Heath Bars for years,they are one of our favorites.  BUT I have never made them with pretzels, just soda crackers.

I decided to give them a try after a friend told me that's how she always makes them. I knew it would taste great, but would it be better than with the crackers?

The answer is they are BOTH delicious!

We couldn't decide. The only difference was really in the texture. The soda crackers are a bit softer and tend to melt in your mouth, while the pretzels are very crunchy. Both add that salt factor that is so irresistible with chocolate and caramel!

Heath Pretzel Bars

3 1/2 to 4 c. pretzels ( any shape is ok)
1 c. butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 bag chocolate chips

Line a jelly roll pan with foil. Place pretzels on pan in single layer. Melt the butter and brown sugar, bring to a boil and boil for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour over the pretzels and bake at 400 for 5 minutes, it will bubble some. Take out and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Return to oven for just a minute or less until the chips melt. Take out and spread evenly with a knife. Cool and place in refrigerate until hardened. Take out and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freezer.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Chili Cheese Dip

I made a small batch of Chili Cheese delicious! It's only 3 ingredients too, so it's super easy to make.

First you spread some softened cream cheese in a bowl, top with canned chili and some cheddar cheese. Then bake it at 350 for about 20 minutes until it's heated through and the cheese is melted.

I like to serve it with corn chips, but it's great with any chips or crackers!

Chile Cheese Dip

1 package 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 (15 oz) can chili without beans ( I use Hormel)
1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded

Spread the softened cream cheese in a pie plate, top with chili and cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes until heated through.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Christmas Cranberry Cake with butter sauce

My friend and I were talking on the phone, and she was making a Cranberry Cake for Christmas, with BUTTER sauce! As she was telling me..... I was already looking up the recipe..haha!

I've made this once or twice many years ago after getting the recipe from a co-worker, and that butter sauce is ridiculous. Ridiculous GOOD!!! 

I had leftover cream and a bag of cranberries, so I made a small 9" pan with this recipe. The cake itself is very dense,with a bit of tartness from the cranberries, and once that sauce is poured on top, every bite is sinfully delicious!

Such a pretty dessert for the holidays!

Cranberry Cake

3 Tbsp.butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 c. evaporated milk
2 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 to 2 cups FRESH cranberries, sliced in half

Cream the butter and sugar, stir in the milk. Add the flour,baking powder and salt and mix. Gently stir in the cranberries. Pour in a greased 9" pan and bake at 350 for about 40 minutes, or until a tooth pick comes out clean.

Butter Sauce

1 stick butter
1 c. heavy cream
1 c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Melt the butter in a sauce pan, add the sugar and cream. Bring to a boil and boil until thickened, about 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Pour warm over cake and enjoy!!!