Friday, December 30, 2016

Captain Crunch Berry Cookies

1 box strawberry cake mix
1 (8oz) container of cream cheese (room temperature)
1/2 cup that's one stick butter (room temperature)
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 350°.
Beat the room temperature butter and cream cheese together till smooth.
Mix in the egg, almond and vanilla extracts.
Then beat in the cake mix.
Cover and refrigerate for about an hour.
Then scoop 1 inch balls of dough onto a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Remove to a wire rack as soon as they come out of the oven, so they can cool.

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Bread Pudding

6 cups bread (we used homemade unsweetened banana bread)
2 tablespoons butter melted
4 eggs beaten
2 cups warm milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
2/3 cup heavy cream
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped and toasted walnuts

Preheat oven to 350°.
Tear bread apart, and place in baking pans. *(Either one 8 inch or four mini loaf pans.)
Melt butter and drizzly it over the top of the bread.
In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, rum, cinnamon, and vanilla till well mixed.
Pour your wet mixture over the top of the bread making sure to cover the top of your bread. *(Lightly press down with a fork if needed to make sure the top is covered.)
Bake in the oven for 45 min till the tops spring back lightly when pressed.

Boil the brown sugar and water together.
Add the cream and butter and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat.
Fold in the walnuts.
Pour over the bread pudding.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

  • 1 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese *room temperature
    1 (12 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
    1/4 cup peanut butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
    1 (9 inch) pre-made graham cracker pie crust

    Using an electric mixer on medium, beat cream cheese till smooth.
    Slowly add in the milk, while beating.
    Beat in the peanut butter and vanilla.
    Scrape sides of bowl.
    Fold in the chocolate chips
    Pour mix into the pre-made pie crust.
    Cover and refrigerate until firm, 2 to 3 hours, then slice and serve.
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