Friday, December 16

Thursday, December 15

chocolate peanut butter chip pound cake

so we all know (or you should know) about the infamous chocolate chip pound cake that pig's mom has made for years. if you've ever been to on of the hee haws get togethers, you know that either the chocolate chip pound cake or sour cream pound cake can be found within arms reach!

when at bonnie & william's earlier in the month, i helped bonnie out with a recipe that she had for a chocolate peanut butter chip pound cake which sounded great, smelt amazing, and was the 2nd easiest recipe i've ever made to get such a great end product (1st being the original due to # of ingredients)!

bonnie's chocolate peanut butter chip pound cake
what you need...

1 yellow cake mix
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 small instant chocolate pudding packet
8 oz. sour cream
1 cup chips (1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate and 1/2 cup peanut butter chips)

what to do...combine the 1st six ingredients mixing well. fold in sour cream and chips. pour into well greased & floured bundt cake pan. bake 350 for an hour

yes that is all there is to this amazing recipe! i think i may try and use the mini peanut butter cups too sometime soon when i make this again.  

thanks Bonnie for sharing!!

Tuesday, December 13

500 days

hard to believe we've been married for 500 days! :)

Monday, December 12

baked apples

have any leftover apples from fall that may be on their way to the trash can? if so, here is a healthier dessert than the average apple pie...
mom's simple baked apples
what you need...
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup raisins
4 apples
3/4 cup water

what to do...core out the apples 3/4 of the way down...don't break to the bottom of the apple though! in a side bowl mix through the first three ingredients in a small bowl. stuff this into the apples until they are filled. place the apples in a 9x9 pyrex. place a small sliver of butter on top of each apple (maybe use 1 TBSP total for all 4 not too much). put the 3/4 cup water around the apples (not in them) so that they bake in the water. bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. the skin of the apple will break so don't be alarmed...this is a great warm dessert for these cold days that we've had!!!

Sunday, December 11

holiday bark

so in addition to the christmas in a jar that kristin brought me, she also gave me this peppermint bark which my trainer will kill her for but boy oh boy is it good!!! you can really make this any way you'd like and it is soooo easy & cost conscious as well. if you're not a peppermint lover, put on sprinkles, chooclate chips, nuts, or whatever it is you'd like. if its not christmas time, no worries, how about some birthday sprinkles or broken up reeses peanut butter cups (now we're talking!!!)

bark recipe
what you need...
1 stick of butter
½ cup sugar
12oz bag of chocolate chips (dark, milk, white, semi sweet...whatever you'd like)
whatever toppings you want

what to do..,.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spray with Pam (nonstick spray). Place saltines (approx. 1 ½ sleeves) in layer completely touching on the cookie sheet.

On stovetop, bring 1 stick butter and ½ cup sugar to rapid boil. Pour butter/sugar mixture over saltines to cover. Place saltines in oven 4-6 min until “brown” Sprinkle choc chips over saltines and allow to melt --- this make seem to take a long time, but krsistin promises it will melt. Use knife to evenly spread melted choc chips to completely cover saltines. Sprinkle topping (ie candy canes, nuts,etc) Place cookie sheet in fridge 3 hrs til hard. Break up into pieces and ENJOY!!