Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Orange Creamsicle Jello

1 small pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 3 0z pkg orange jello

Blend these together and add 1 1/2 c boiling water. Mix well and cool a bit.

Add 1 2/3 c whipped whipping cream or cool whip(sometimes I use dream whip)

Refrigerate until firm.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lemon Bars

Found this on a twitter from Southern Living magazine. Very good!

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 large eggs
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Powdered sugar
Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup powdered sugar.

Cut butter into flour mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly. Firmly press mixture into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch pan.

Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl; whisk in 2 cups sugar and lemon juice. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour and baking powder; whisk into egg mixture. Pour batter over crust.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until set. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars, and sprinkle evenly with additional powdered sugar.

Milky Way Brownies

This is a delicious easy recipe that can be made with milky way or snicker candy bars. Can't stop with eating just one!


1 (18 1/4 ounce) package German chocolate cake mix
3/4 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 (13 ounce) bag Milky Way miniature candy bars, chopped


Preheat oven to 350.
Mix cake mix, butter and sweetened condensed milk together. In 9 X 13 pan spread 1/2 of the mixture.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle chopped Milky Ways on top. Take the remaining mix and drop randomly over Milky Ways. You do not need to smooth it out.
Bake for another 20 minutes

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Coffee Toffee Bars

I found this on Tastykitchen.com It was very easy to make and tastes delicious. I used vanilla instead of the almond flavoring.

•1 cup Soft Butter Or Margarine
•1 cup Brown Sugar
•1 teaspoon Almond Extract
•1 Tablespoon Instant Coffee (Up To 2 Tablespoons For More Flavor)
•½ teaspoons Baking Powder
•¼ teaspoons Salt
•2-½ cups Flour (approximately)
•1 cup Chocolate Chips (Up To 2 Cups!)
Preparation Instructions
Cream together the butter and brown sugar.

Blend in the almond extract, instant coffee, baking powder and salt.

Add enough flour to make a stiff dough.

Press into a well-greased 9×13 pan (or a jellyroll pan if you’re doubling it) and sprinkle chocolate chips on top.

Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes.

Dr. Pepper Cake

•1-½ cup Dr. Pepper Soda
•½ cups Vegetable oil
•1 stick Butter, Salted (8 Tablespoons)
•4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
•2 cups Sugar
•2 cups All-purpose Flour
•1 teaspoon Baking Soda
•2 whole Eggs
•½ cups Buttermilk

•1 stick Butter, Salted (8 Tablespoons)
•4 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
•8 Tablespoons Milk
•4 cups powdered Sugar

Directions for the cake:

Preheat oven to 350° F and grease or spray with cooking spray a 13×9x2″ baking pan.

Begin by combining the Dr. Pepper, oil, butter and cocoa powder in a saucepan over medium heat. When it comes to a simmer, mix well and turn the stove off.

Mix dry ingredients together (sugar, flour and baking soda); add to the mixture in the saucepan and mix well. Don’t over beat.

In a separate small bowl, lightly beat the eggs and buttermilk together, then add them to the saucepan and combine the batter well.

Pour into a greased baking pan and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Be careful not to over bake.

Directions for the chocolate frosting:

In a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa powder and milk together over medium heat, stirring occasionally until melted and smooth.

Add in the powdered sugar a little at a time, combining after each addition until smooth.

Pour over the warm cake.