September 29, 2010

Apple Pie Bars

Found this recipe here at Our Best Bites. Made it today to run around to all the people I was supposed to visit teach this month! Loved it! My notes are in bold:


2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. real butter, softened (no substitutions!)
1 egg, beaten


1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 c. (about 3 medium) sliced, peeled baking apples (I used 4 small Gala apples)

2 c. powdered sugar
About 3 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. almond extract (I used vanilla)

To prepare crust, mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until you have pea-sized crumbles. Gently mix in beaten egg.

Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Gently pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the dish. Preheat oven to 350 and set aside.To prepare apple filling, combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon and toss with apples. Spread apples out on prepared crust. Sprinkle reserved crust mixture over apples evenly and bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.When finished, allow to cool completely.

To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled pastry and allow to harden (you can place it in the freezer to hurry things along). Cut into bars and serve.

These really are so good!

September 28, 2010

Halloween Candy Corn Rice Krispies Treats

1/2 C butter
10 C Rice Krispies cereal
9 C miniature marshmallows {1 bag is about 6 cups}
2 C mixture of candy corn and indian corn
Candy pumpkins
3/4 C chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips
Yellow and red food coloring

In a large bowl, combine cereal, candy corns, and chocolate chips. Set aside. In a large sauce pan melt the butter and marshmallows together. Blend in 3 drops red food coloring and 5 drops yellow, adding more if you feel necessary to desired shade. Add marshmallow mixture to the cereal mixture. Stir quickly to combine. Spread on a large {cookie sheet} buttered pan. Press with buttered hands or spatula. While warm press on candy pumpkins spread around each square. Refrigerate and cut. Enjoy!

*There is a bag of Halloween candy called Autumn Mix that has the candy corn, indian corn, and pumpkins in the same bag. You will need two of those.

September 19, 2010

Fun Pizza Cups (Great for kids!)

Stacie here- I made these the other night. It's been a while since I've made them, and I had forgotten how much I love them. They are so yummy and SO easy!

1 tube refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits)
1 jar pizza sauce
Grated mozzarella cheese
Assorted pizza toppings (pepperoni, ham, cooked sausage, olives, mushrooms, pineapple, green peppers, zucchini, etc)

Roll out each biscuit and place in a muffin tin covering bottom and sides. Place 1 T of sauce in each biscuit, add toppings and top with grated cheese. Bake at 400° for 12 minutes. Makes 10 pizza cups.
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