Monday, May 26, 2008

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake Pie

Chocolate Marble Cheesecake Pie
8 servings

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 square semisweet baking chocolate, melted
1 chocolate graham pie crust

Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla; mix well. Add egg and blend. Combine 3 tablespoons of pie mixture with melted chocolate. Pour pie mixture into pie crust. Drop chocolate mixture by spoonfuls into pie and marble with knife. Bake at 325° for 35 minutes. Cool and refrigerate until serving. Enjoy!

Easy Baked Beans

Easy Baked Beans
16 servings

6 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
2 (16 ounce) cans baked beans
3/4 cup ketchup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey

freshly ground black pepper to taste

Combine ingredients and bake uncovered at 350° for 45 minutes. Enjoy!

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars
18 servings

for crust -
2 cups flour
2/3 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
for topping –
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
confectioners' sugar

Combine flour, butter and confectioners' sugar; pat into a rectangular baking dish. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes. Combine sugar, eggs, flour, lemon juice, extract, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix until frothy; pour over crust. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Cut into serving bars and refrigerate. Enjoy!

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
8 servings

1 recipe double pie crust
6 granny smith apples
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cinnamon
extra sugar and cinnamon for topping

Peel, core and thinly slice apples. Mix apples, sugar, cinnamon, flour and half of the butter. Fill pie crust and dot with remaining butter. Place top crust on, seal, and vent, or prepare lattice crust. Sprinkle with extra cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350° for 45-55 minutes. Enjoy!

Memorial Day

"Let no vandalism of avarice or neglect, no ravages of time, testify to the present or to the coming generations, that we have forgotten, as a people, the cost of a free and undivided Republic."
~John A. Logan

"And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me."
~Lee Greenwood