Thursday, October 27, 2011

Apple Crisp

Now I am not experienced in apple crisp because I have never liked it, but this is a great dessert and very easy.

1 can light or sugar free apple pie filling

2 cups oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup four
2/3 cup butter - melted

Pour can of apple pie filling in the bottom of an 8x8 pan.  Mix all of the other ingredients together in a bowl.  Pour on top of apple filling.  Bake @ 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Serve with vanilla ice cream on top.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pumpkin Cupcakes
(from institute a couple weeks ago)

Buy Yellow Cake Mix and follow the directions on the box except do NOT add water. Instead add one (15 or 16 oz) oz can of Pumpkin. Bake as directed.

Beat 8 oz. of Cream Cheese with 1 Cup of Powdered Sugar

The cupcakes will go further than one pan. Every time I make it I get exactly 1.5 pans. Once the cupcakes are cooled you can ice. The first time I made them, I was a little too generous with the icing, so be a little conservative when icing, but don't be cheap with it! It's too yummy to not lather :) You can top with candy corn or candy pumpkin but just a warning... put the candy on right before serving, because the color will run off and look tacky. Even if it looks tacky, it will still taste pretty dang yummy (I made it and refrigerated the night before).

It's a really easy recipe and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Butternut Squash Soup

Has the weather got you down?  
Try this yummy soup.

2T.  butter
1 large sweet onion
1/2 t. rosemary
2 cloves garlic
5 cups peeled diced butternut squash
1 cup peeled diced potato
5 c.  chicken stock
1 t. salt
pepper to taste
1/2 c. cream
1 1/2 c. diced ham  (thick deli slices)

melt butter in large pot.  stir in onion and rosemary.  cook until onion is soft.   add garlic, cook 1 min.  add squash, potatoes, salt and chicken stock.  Bring to boil and simmer until squash and potatoes are soft.  (about 20-25 min).  add ham just before serving.  drizzle a little cream into individual bowls. 

*try not to cut your fingers off when peeling the squash.  anyone know an easy way to peel one?...let me know.