Thursday, January 3, 2008

Brownies Fantastico

1 package Devil’s Food cake mix
1 cube margarine, melted
1 egg
2 ¼ c. miniature marshmallows
5 whole graham crackers, crumbled
½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ c. white chocolate chips
1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9-by-13 inch cake pan. Mix together cake mix, margarine and egg. Press into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and poke 10 small holes in the cake. Sprinkle graham crackers, chocolate chips and marshmallows on top. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over all ingredients. Bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes, until marshmallows are golden brown. Cool completely and cut into bars.

From: Reagan on Good Things Utah

Cereal Goo

2 cubes real butter
1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
One bag of mini marshmallows
1 Box rice chex cereal

Continuously stir the first three ingredients together until melted. After these are melted add one entire bag of mini marshmallows. Once marshmallows are fully melted continue to stir for exactly two minutes. No more than two minutes! Add at least 6-8 cups of the cereal. If you like more chex add more it doesn't matter. Pour into a 6 by 8 pan and you have the most terrific, tasty treat.

From: Nicea on Good Things Utah

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

¾ c. Butter Flavored Crisco Shortening
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
¼ c. granulated sugar
2 tblsp. milk
1 ¼ tblsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 ¾ c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
¾ tsp. baking soda
1 c. white chocolate chips
1 c. macadamia nuts

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine Crisco, brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat egg into creamed mixture. Combine flour, salt and baking soda. Mix into creamed mixture just until blended. Stir in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts by hand. Drop rounded tablespoonfuls of dough about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake one sheet at a time in the middle of the oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove cookies to foil or cooling sheet to cool completely. Makes about 3 dozen.

From: Angie on Good Things Utah

Lit'l Smokie Wellingtons

1 package Lit’l Smokies Cocktail Links
1 tblsp. Butter, salted
1 tblsp. Shallots, minced
2 c. Mushrooms, minced
Salt to taste
1 tblsp. Parmesan cheese
1 box Puff Pastry sheets
1 jar Bleu Cheese Dressing

Remove the Lit’l Smokies Cocktail Links from the package. Remove the puff pastry sheets from the freezer, open package and allow sheets to partially thaw. In a sauté pan melt the butter then add the minced shallots and cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add the minced fresh mushrooms and sauté until the majority of the mushroom juice has evaporated and the mushrooms are starting to brown (approx. 5-6 minutes). Let cool. Slice the puff pastry sheets into 1 ½ x 1 ½” squares. Place a sausage atop the pastry square. Place a little dollop of the mushrooms on top of the sausage and roll the dough to seal the sausage tightly. Place on a cookie sheet with the seam pointing downwards. Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or until the pastry has puffed and is golden brown. Serve immediately with a bowl of your favorite bleu cheese dressing.

From: Good Things Utah


1 loaf frozen bread dough
Slices of ham
Slices of pepperoni
Mozzarella cheese
Pizza sauce

Thaw bread dough. Roll into a rectangle. Lay thin slices of ham over entire surface of bread, then pepperoni. Top with mozzarella cheese. Roll dough the long way. Place on cookie sheet, seam side down. Can brush with olive oil and sprinkle with Italian Seasoning. Bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes. Serve sliced with warmed sauce.

From: Good Things Utah

Fruit Dip

8 oz. package cream cheese
16 oz. tub of Cool Whip, thawed
1 jar Marshmallow Creme
1/4 c. fresh orange juice (not concentrate)

Mix together and refrigerate until use. Serve with fresh fruit. (Apples, pears, bananas, cantaloupe or honeydew melon.)

From: Marti on Good Things Utah

Hot Ham & Cheese Dip

8 oz. package cream cheese
1 1/2 c. mild cheddar cheese, shredded
2/3 c. chopped ham (6-8 slices)

Mix together and put in 8x8 glass pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Make sure it's nice and golden brown or it will be cold in the middle. Serve hot with crackers.

From: Marti on Good Things Utah