Thursday, September 10, 2009

Another Apple Recipe

This is a different but delicious breakfast casserole. I made it for my husband's office one morning and they loved it.

Famous Brunch Casserole

1 lb. bacon - cut into fourths and fry until crisp. Drain off fat.
1 (20 oz.) can apple pie filling
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese (I prefer sharp)
1 1/2 cups Bisquick
1 1/2 cups milk
4 eggs

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x13" casserole dish. Spread pie filling in bottom of dish. Sprinkle this with the sugar. Spread cheese and bacon over filling. Beat Bisquick, milk and eggs until smooth. Pour over the top. Bake, uncovered, until a knife inserted comes out clean, between 30-40 minutes. Serves 8 people.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Another Fall Recipe

I will be leaving early Monday morning for a cruise and will not be back until Saturday night. So, no blogging next week. Instead, I think I will share a few extra fall recipes. This is a delicious cookie recipe that is almost like a mini cake. They are one of my hubby's favorites.

Spiced Apple Drops

1/2 cup butter, softened to room temperature
2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/4 cup apple juice or apple cider
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup finely chopped apple
1 cup chopped walnuts
Apple Frosting

Lightly grease a cookie sheet. (Repeat greasing cookie sheet for each batch.) Set aside. In a large mixing bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or till softened.

Add about half of the flour to the butter. Add sugar, brown sugar, egg, half of the juice, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and cloves. Beat till thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Then beat or stir in remaining flour and remaining apple juice/cider. Stir in chopped apple and walnuts.

Drop dough from a rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or till edges are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute. Remove cookies and cool on a rack. Frost with Apple Frosting. Store iced cookies in refrigerator. Makes about 40.

Apple Frosting

In a medium mixing bowl beat 4 cups sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 cup softened butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3-4 Tablespoons apple juice to make a frosting of spreading consistency. Makes about 1 1/4 cups.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Tutorial Tuesday

Moda Bake Shop has a wonderful fabric flower lantern tutorial. Isn't it just gorgeous? I can this hanging over a table, maybe multiples, at a bridal shower or even wedding, or a girl's bedroom. The fabric flowers individually are so versatile to use as a pin for a sweater, the front of a pocket book, etc.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Recipe Monday

Fall weather is quickly approaching and apple season is upon us. This was one of my dad's favorite cakes. It is moist and delicious and is a great cake to take to a pot-luck.
Fresh Apple Cake
2 whole eggs
1 1/2 cup Wesson Oil
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups fresh finely chopped apples
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (I prefer pecans)
Grease and flour tube pan. Set to the side. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine with mixer eggs, oil, sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add flour, then vanilla. Add apples and nuts. Mix very well. Bake in tube pan for 1 1/2 hours.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy Labor Day!

Stan and I are off to visit in-laws for the weekend and to celebrate my mother-in-law's 70th birthday. We are looking forward to being with family. It is always fun.

To all of you, Happy Labor Day! May you enjoy a day of rest!