Friday, September 30, 2011

Caramel apple muffins

Check out these cute caramel apple muffins from Family Fun.
Click here for the recipe.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pumpkin Sandwich cookies

Recipe and picture from Land O Lakes

2 cups Flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking soda,
pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
Set aside.  Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter in large
bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add pumpkin,
milk, egg and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Reduce speed
to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed. Drop
batter by level measuring tablespoonfuls onto ungreased
cookie sheets.  Bake for 9 to 10 minutes or until set
and lightly browned around edges. Cool 2 minutes on
cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine all filling ingredients except powdered sugar in
large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often,
until smooth. Gradually add 4 cups powdered sugar,
beating well after each addition until creamy.

Spread 2 teaspoons filling onto bottom-side of 1 cookie.
Top with another cookie, bottom-side down. Repeat with
remaining cookies and filling. Sprinkle filled cookies
with powdered sugar

Friday, September 23, 2011

Coconut Chocolate Banana Bread

1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 c. flour
2 ripe bananas (chopped and mashed)
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup large flaked coconut

Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time.
Add baking soda and salt.  Mix well.  Stir in mashed
bananas.  Add flour and mix.  Add chocolate chips
and coconut.  Mix well. Pour into greased loaf pan.
 Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sweet Acorns

I am glad it is finally starting to feel like fall around
here.  I love the fall time.  Check out
these cute acorn donuts from Gracious Rain.
These would be a fun treat to make with your kids.
I know my kids would love these!
Click here for directions on how to make them.  

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Stuffed French toast

Recipe and picture from Oikos Yogurt
Check out their site for other yummy recipes
using Greek yogurt.

2 1/2 cups Dannon Oikos Greek Vanilla Yogurt, divided
4 large eggs
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
Zest of one orange optional
12 thick slices country style or potato bread
1/4 cup seedless berry jam optional

In a bowl mix together 2 cups yogurt, eggs, cinnamon, and orange zest.
Pour yogurt mixture into 9” x 12” baking dish.
Place 4 slices of bread on clean work surface. Spread the
 2 Tbsp. yogurt and 1 Tbsp. berry jam over each of the bread
 slices, top each with another piece of bread, and add to yogurt
 mixture in the baking dish. Turn to coat both sides and cover with
plastic wrap and allow casserole to soak, refrigerated, at least 15 minutes.
In a non stick skillet heat a touch of oil. Griddle the yogurt soaked
 sandwiches for 4-5 minutes per side (or until golden brown and
heated through. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.