Wednesday, August 20, 2008

For the cream cheese lover...

Banana Nut Roll
(taken from my Better Homes and Gardens cookbook)

This takes more time and effort than most desserts I make, but is definitely worth it! With a cream cheese filling And cream cheese glaze, it's pretty awesome!

This recipe is fairly detailed and a bit long, so instead of typing it all out, I decided to just have you click here instead! =)

Monday, August 18, 2008

Great cake!

Apple Dapple Cake
(recipe from my neighbor, Myrtle)

This is an easy, delicious cake that would be great served hot for breakfast, or for dessert or for a snack!



1.5 cups of oil
3 eggs
2 cups of sugar
2 tsp. of vanilla


3 cups of flour
1 tsp. of baking soda
1 tsp. of salt
2 to 3 tsp. of cinnamon
3 cups of chopped apples (or raisins)
1 cup of chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Mix all together and pour into greased 13X9 pan.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

If you like, you can add a sweet topping:

1 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of milk
1/4 cup of butter

Heat and pour over cake while still hot.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The "So Easy" Dessert for any time!

Chocolate Chip Pecan Bars

The thing that I love the most about this recipe is that it uses a cake mix, so you don't have to get a ton of ingredients out and measure them all!! If you keep a cake mix on hand, you can whip these up anytime in just a few minutes!


1 cake mix (I use french vanilla or butter pecan)
1/4 cup of butter (melted)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of water
2 eggs
1.5 cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 13X9 pan
2. Mix all ingredients together until well blended. Spread in pan.
3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely.

For a fancier look (if you're serving them on a platter or something in a single layer), you can drizzle them with chocolate.

For drizzle: Combine 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and 2 tsp of shortening in a bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted. Drizzle over cooled bars.