Wednesday, February 11, 2009

So I have to apologize now for being a slacker the past few days. No real reason, just been lazy about posting. I have been cooking however, I just haven't been apt to posting them. So I beg for your forgiveness. Here's a few things I've done over the course of a few days!

Apple Pie Pancakes

Pancake mix
1 can apple pie filling

Mix pancake mix according to directions. Add half can of pie filling. Mix and cook to desired taste. Top with syrup and the rest of the filling as desired.

These are super easy and my kids ate these up.

Sunday we had our missionaries over for dinner. Since you never know what other folks like to eat, a casserole was the way to go. This particular casserole was full of flavor and very filling.

Sausage-Corn Casserole
1 1/2 pounds ground sausage
1 bag frozen peppers and onions
1 1/2 C milk
3tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 cans creamed style corn
1 bag egg noodles, cooked and drained
1/4 C sharp cheddar cheese
tortilla chips crunched, for topping

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cook sausage, peppers and onions until sausage is cooked through and veggies are tender.

In a large sauce pan, melt butter with flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil: cook and stir for about 2 minutes until thickened. Stir in corn. Add noodles and corn mixture to sausage mixture. Fold in the cheese.

Transfer to a greased 13X9in baking pan.

Top with crushed tortilla chips. Bake for 3-40 minutes uncovered. I baked this for 40 minutes and it was perfect!

And then of course there is nothing better than dessert, especially when that desert is chocolate and peanut butter in ANYTHING!!! Here are some brownies that will delight you!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

2 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
1/2 C butter
2 eggs
1C sugar
1/2 C all purpose flour

1 1/2 C powdered sugar
1/2 C peanut butter (creamy or crunchy, whatever you like best)
1/4 C butter, softened
2-3 tbsp half and half cream or milk

GLAZE: (I did not use the glaze-ran out of time)
1 square (1 ounce) semisweet baking chocolate
1 tbsp butter

In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over low heat. set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until light and fluffy. Add flour and melted chocolate. Stir well.

Pour into a greased 9 in baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool.

For filling, beat sugar, peanut butter and butter in a mixing bowl. Stir in cream until mixture achieves a spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies;cover and refrigerate until firm.

For glaze, melt chocolate and butter in saucepan, stirring until smooth. drizzle over the filling. Chill before cutting. Store in refrigerator.

These were so good that I can't even describe it. The gooey mix of peanut butter and the richness of the chocolate were so mouthwatering yummy. Too bad they are all gone or i'd be eating one right now!!!



Jodi said...

These recipes look delicious! I will definitely have to try the casserole.

Nana said...

These look like good ones.

MaryBeth said...

Every last one looks absolutely yummy..I always love to see what family down home cooked thing you will have next.

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