Saturday, February 7, 2009

White Candy Brownies

White Candy Brownies
I found this recipe here. YUM!!

1 box (1 lb 2.3 oz) Betty Crocker® fudge brownie mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups white vanilla baking chips
1 1/2 teaspoons shortening
24 Hershey®'s Hugs® chocolates, unwrapped

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease bottom only of 9-inch springform pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, oil, water, eggs and 1 cup of the white baking chips about 50 strokes with spoon or until well blended. Spread in pan.
2. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out clean or almost clean. Immediately place chocolate candies around edge of brownie. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Remove side of pan.
3. In small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place remaining 1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips and the shortening; seal bag. Microwave on High about 30 seconds or until chips are melted. Knead chips until smooth. Cut off small corner of bag. Drizzle melted chips over top of brownie. Arrange chocolate candies around top edge. Cut into wedges.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Confetti Corn

Confetti Corn
Recipe from: FBN Classic Recipe Collection

These were so easy to make and tasted fantastic!

6 medium tomatoes
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1/3 cup chopped green onions (I left this out.)
1/3 cup chopped red pepper ( I added more because I did not use onions.)
1 package (10 oz) frozen corn, thawed
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
1 tsp garlic salt

Cut 1/4 inch off top of tomatoes. Hollow out, reserving the pulp. Chop pulp into chunks; set aside. In medium skillet, heat butter. Add green onions and bell pepper and cook over medium-high heat until tender. Add corn, vinegar, tomato pulp, cilantro, and garlic salt; mix well. Heat 5 minutes or until flavors are blended. Place tomato shells in baking dish and heat on 350 for 5 minutes. Spoon tomato-corn mixture into shells.

Makes 6 servings.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Glazed Pork Chops & Apples

Glazed Pork Chops & Apples
Recipe from Favorite Brand Names Classic Recipe Collection

4 boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick
1/2 cup apple juice
1/4 cup French's Hearty Deli Mustard
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 green or red apple, cut into small chunks ( I used a Granny Smith apple and it added a little kick.)

1. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork chops for 5 minutes or until browned on both sides.
2. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a full boil. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes or until pork is not longer pink in the center and sauce thickens, stirring occasionally.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 13 minutes

Makes 4 servings.