Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Whoopie Pies...

I have no idea how I have never had these before!!!  A friend brought them to a halloween party last night and I had to have the recipe!!!  These are definately delish!!

1 cup canned pumpkin
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 package, 2 layer sized, spice cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk 
1 recipe marshmallow-spice filling (see recipe below)

Marshmallow-Spice Filling: Up to 2 hours before serving, beat together 1/2 cup softened butter and one 8-ounce package softened cream cheese until smooth. Add 2 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 of a 7-ounce jar marshmallow cream, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1/2 teaspoon each ground cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat until well combined. 

1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or foil (grease foil, if using). In a large mixing bowl beat pumpkin and butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add cake mix, eggs, and milk; beat on low speed until combined, and then on medium speed for 1 minute.
2. By the heaping tablespoon, drop mounds of batter 3 inches apart on cookie sheet; keep remaining batter chilled. Bake 15 minutes or until set and lightly browned around edges. Carefully remove from parchment or foil; cool on wire rack. Repeat with remaining batter, lining cooled cookie sheets each time with new parchment or foil. If desired, place cookies in a covered storage container with waxed paper between layers to prevent sticking. Store cookies at room temperature for 24 hours. Prepare Marshmallow-Spice Filling up to 2 hours before serving. Spread about 2-1/2 tablespoons filling on flat side of one cookie; top with a second cookie. Repeat. Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 2 hours. Makes 15 whoopies.

**I have made these now twice without waiting the 24 hours...I just make them then eat them :) they turned out exactly the same!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Apple Cake!!

Here is a super yummy and easy recipe to use up some of those apples!! From (called Apple Cake IV)

5 apples- peeled, cored and sliced
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
4 tsp. ground cinnamon
4 tsp baking powder
4 eggs
2 cups white sugar
1 cup vegi oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

4 tsp. white sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon

(As a note, I sliced and then diced the apples into tiny bits instead of just slicing. I also omitted the walnuts and doubled the topping....)

1) Preheat oven to 350 deg and lightly grease and flour a 9X13 pan.

2) Sift together the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking powder, set aside

3) In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar for 15 min. on high speed with an electric mixer (I got impatient and stopped after 5 min. and it was fine.) Add oil and blend in.

4) add flour mixture and mix well. Add vanilla. Fold in apples and walnuts. Pour batter into 9X13 in pan.

5) In a small bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon for topping. Sprinkle over cake

6) Bake at 350 deg for 50-60 min. or until a toothpick inserted into middle comes out clean.

Enjoy!!! It was veeerrrrryyyy tasty!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pizza Dip!!!!

This Dip has become a favorite among my friends for girls nights, baby showers, and parties!  Its so easy and is definately a crowd pleaser!

1 jar pizza sauce (not spaghetti sauce)
1 8oz. block cream cheese, softened
1 package pepperoni chopped
1 can chopped olives
2 cups mozzarella cheese

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • grease baking dish.
  • mix all of the ingredients, leaving about 1/2 cup of mozzarella left for topping
  • cover with foil and bake for 30 min.
  • remove foil and add remaining mozzarella and BROIL for 5 min.
  • Serve with french bread!!