Monday, January 24, 2011

Pureed Pears

Has anyone ever made pureed pears? My kids eat that stuff like applesauce and I swear I'm keeping the gerber co. in business!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Better than sex cake

I hope the title of this cake is not too inappropriate, but it sure does taste great!

-1 (18.25 ounce) package devil's food cake mix
-1/2 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
-6 ounces caramel ice cream topping
-3 (1.4 ounce) bars chocolate covered toffee, chopped
-1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

  1. Bake cake according to package directions for a 9x13 inch pan; cool on wire rack for 5 minutes. Make slits across the top of the cake, making sure not to go through to the bottom.
  2. In a saucepan over low heat, combine sweetened condensed milk and caramel topping, stirring until smooth and blended. Slowly pour the warm topping mixture over the top of the warm cake, letting it sink into the slits; then sprinkle the crushed chocolate toffee bars liberally across the entire cake while still warm. (Hint: I crush my candy bars into small chunks as opposed to crumbs - I like to have pieces I can chew on!)
  3. Let cake cool completely, then top with whipped topping. Decorate the top of the cake with some more chocolate toffee bar chunks and swirls of caramel topping. Refrigerate and serve right from the pan!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Sour Cream Apple Pie

I have always been a classic apple pie person, until Scott had me try this recipe. Oh my, to die for. This is a birthday, Thanksgiving, Christmas, or any day I want it recipe in our house. Enjoy!


2 c. grated apple ( granny smith)

1 c. sour cream

¾ white sugar

1 egg

2 T. flour

½ t.vanilla


1 cube butter

1 cup flour

½ cup brown sugar

Beat together all filling ingredients except apples.

Stir in apples and pour into an unbaked pie crust.

Blend the topping ingredients: makes a crumbly mixture.

Sprinkle on top and bake for 15 minutes more at 400 degrees.

Then bake for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Honey Lime Enchiladas

I have tried about 1000 different ways to make sweet pork recipes (coke, brown sugar, etc) and this is BY FAR my favorite and BY FAR the healthiest!

1 ½ lbs chicken or pork, cooked and shredded (I've tried both and prefer the pork)
1/3 c honey juice of 2 limes (or ¼ c)
1 Tbsp chili powder ½ tsp garlic powder
4oz can green chiles 20 oz green enchilada sauce
Equal parts mozzarella & cheddar cheeses
8-10 flour tortillas

Combined cooked and shredded meat with chiles, honey, lime juice, chili and garlic powder. Let marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Grease 9x13 pan and pour a little enchilada sauce to coat bottom of pan. Fill tortillas with meat and a little cheese. Roll up and place in pan. Pour remaining sauce over top and sprinkle with more cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes.

*note: You could totally use the same sweet pork in salads, burritos, etc.