Tuesday, January 25, 2011

recipes from my kitchen (which no one should see right now)

I recently chose some recipes for a class project for Daniel, (they are making a cookbook) and thought I'd share them here.  I was in a quirky mood, so beware. 

Appetizer – Toffee Chip Apple Dip (Props to J. Eckmann, who changed my life at MOPS one day with this recipe)

1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla
½ package Heath or Skor chips (or 3 Heath bars chopped/crushed)

1. Cream the cream cheese, add sugars and vanilla till smooth

2. Mix in toffee chips

3. Chill for at least 1 hour. (Longest hour of your life…)

4. Serve with sliced apples or other firm fruit

5. Share with others and don’t take any home (trust me in this)

Main Dish – Baked Pork Chops  (WORD to my mother who gave me this recipe)

1 package of pork chops
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1 cup Italian bread crumbs
Salt and pepper

1. Whisk together egg and water, place in shallow bowl

2. In another shallow bowl, place bread crumbs

3. Dip chops in egg mixture, then in crumbs

4. Place in oiled skillet for a few minutes on each side

5. Place chops in dish covered with foil, bake @ 350 for 30-40 minutes, then uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes

6. Call them “Cowboy Pork Chops” or “Skywalker Skillet Chops” to add excitement for uninterested children….

Dessert –Is Spring Here Yet?? Dessert (or Worms in the Mud)

¾ cup butter, melted
1 cup powdered sugar
1 large box chocolate instant pudding
3 cups milk
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 container cool whip
1 package double stuffed oreos (Ziploc bags for crushing oreos)
Gummy worms

1. Mix up the pudding, put in fridge

2. Crush all oreos in a bag, then remove about ½ cup to reserve for the topping (kids love this part)

3. Add melted butter to the rest of the crushed cookies, mix.

4. Spread crushed oreos into a 9x13 dish.

5. Mix cream cheese and sugar. Fold in cool whip.

6. Spread this on top of the oreos

7. Spread the pudding on next.

8. Sprinkle that ½ cup of crushed oreos on top of the pudding, then let kids stick in gummy worms to give it that great “dirt” look.

9. Set in fridge for 1 hour.

10. Pretend you made it for the kids, then eat half of it yourself.


mama cindy said...

Love the toffee apple dip!!!!!

Ashley M said...

Yes. That toffee dip has been a life changer...and a frequent dip around here. Yummmmmm!

Susan said...

Ummm..who needs an apple for the dip..a finger works just fine!:) Or a ladle:)