Friday, November 30, 2012

Sweet Baby Ray Crock Pot Chicken

I found this great crock pot barbeque chicken recipe and just had to share it.  It is so delicious.  Can't wait to make it again!

Sweet Baby Ray Crock Pot Chicken

4 - 6  boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 small bottle Sweet Baby Ray Barbeque sauce
1/4 c white vinegar
1/4 c brown sugar
1/2 - 1 tsp. garlic powder

In a small bowl mix together the barbeque sauce, vinegar, brown sugar and garlic powder. Put chicken (I added a little bit of salt and pepper to the chicken first) in the crockpot and pour the sauce over it.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours.
Now, how easy is that!  And the Sweet Baby Ray Sauce makes it so yummy!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Easy Pumpkin Bars

Here is a great pumpkin recipe (another from Pinterest) that is sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving dinner.  It can be cut into as many as 64 bars/squares.  Now that will feed a lot of hungry people! 

Easy Pumpkin Bars

4 eggs
1 2/3 cup sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 (16 oz )can pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

In a large bowl beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until fluffy. In a medium sized bowl stir together flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, soda, and spices. Add to pumpkin mixture. Spread in greased 15x10 inch pan. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool.

3 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar

Cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until smooth and creamy. Frost on pumpkin bars. I usually add a candy corn or a candy pumpkin on top of each bar.

Have A Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chocolate Chip Surprise Cookies/Muffins

For someone who is on Weight Watcher's all the time, I sure do make a lot of desserts. Hmm, maybe that's my problem.  But I bake them for my family and friends.  Right? 
I found this recipe at and had to make it.  The surprise is Rolo candy.  My youngest son loves Rolo's and even though he lives in San Francisco I made them in honor of him and ate them in honor of him also :-)
(Jonathan, I'll make you some at Thanksgiving.  Promise!)

Chocolate Chip Surprise Cookies/Muffins

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (3.4 oz.) vanilla instant pudding mix
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Rolo Candy (regular or mini)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Add pudding mix and vanilla.  Beat in eggs one at a time.  Add flour, salt and baking soda.  Mix well and stir in the chocolate chips. Spoon cookie dough onto baking sheet and stick a mini rolo in the middle and cover with dough. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until done. 

I made mine in a mini muffin pan and used the regular Rolos.  I sprayed the pan with cooking spray.  Then I put some cookie dough in the bottom of each muffin tin, stuck a rolo in the middle and covered it with more cookie dough.  I baked it for about 15 minutes.  Everyone loved them!