22 November 2010


I will be posting Thanksgiving Day recipes probably on Friday night. Up for the making:

My savory bacon stuffing
Dreamy apply pie with hard sauce (thank you Pioneer Woman)
Pumpkin pie
Yorkshire pudding

Stay tuned!

15 November 2010

Whoopie Pies

These little pies are like delicious morsels from heaven! There are thousands of Whoopie Pie recipes out there from vanilla cakes to chocolate and from vanilla filling to marshmallow or creamy peanut butter filling! I recommend these for dessert with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. Delicious!

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all-purpose flour
5 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 pinch salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, grease cookie sheets (I use parchment paper to ease clean-up)
- Cookies: in a large bowl, cream 1/2 cup of shortening, 1 cup sugar and 2 egg yolks (set egg whites aside for filling). In a separate bowl, sift together 2 cups of flour, 5 tbsp cocoa, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 tsp of baking soda. Begin adding to other mixture a little at a time. Between dry ingredients add portions of the milk, alternating them. Beat well. Add vanilla at the end. Drop by spoon fulls onto cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Remove to wire rack for cooling.
- Filling: Beat together 3/4 cup shortening, 2 cups confectioners sugar, 2 egg whites and a dash of salt until light and fluffy. Add 1 tsp of vanilla and stir.
- To assemble: spread a spoon full of the filling on the flat side of the cake and top with another cake making a sandwich.

Kristie's 7 Layer Bean Dip

Not to toot my own horn, but I make one hellofa killer bean dip! I made this and took it to a friend's Halloween party and I think it was the first thing that was gone! I served it with jalapeno lime scoops and regular scoops tortilla chips. Yum!

1 can refried beans
1 8oz container of sour cream
1 8oz package of shredded cheddar cheese
1 large tomato
1 can diced black olives
3 green onions
1 can diced green chilis (drained)
1/2 packet of taco seasoning

Mix the packet of taco seasoning into the sour cream and set aside. Spread refried beans on the bottom of an 8x8 glass baking dish. Spread sour cream on top of the beans. Next, layer the shredded cheddar cheese on top. Then layer, one at a time, tomatoes, black olives, green chilis and green onions.

Chill for about an hour. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and enjoy!!!