Saturday, September 10, 2011

Quick and Easy Lipton Onion Soup Pot Roast

This delicious pot roast recipe is so quick and easy to make. You only need three ingredients to get started. Serve with mashed or baked potatoes, green beans, garden salad and a hot roll. What a yummy meal your family will enjoy.

Ingredients needed:
4 pounds beef boneless bottom round roast
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
Heavy foil

Directions for making:
Take two pieces of heavy foil large enough to hold the roast.
On the bottom of one piece of foil sprinkle dry onion soup.
Place roast on top of soup mix.
Pour mushroom soup on top.
Place the other piece of foil over roast and seal to make an air-tight package.
Bake at 325 degree for 3 hours.
Do not salt or spice roast.

Quick and Easy Lipton Onion Soup Pot Roast

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Caramel Apple Cheesecake

Who can resist a Caramel Apple Cheesecake. I love the apple and cheesecake combination, it is so yummy. This dessert will make an elegant fall dessert for those special occasions.

Ingredients for Crust:
1 cup shortbread cookies, crushed
1/3 cup margarine, melted
1/2 cup sugar

Ingredients for cheesecake:
2-8 ounce packages, cream cheese, softened
1-21 ounce can apple pie filling
2 eggs
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup pecans, chopped
Caramel topping, ice cream topping
1/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degree.
In a small bowl mix the crumbs, butter and sugar.
Press crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch spring form pan.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven; set aside.
Mix in medium bowl, the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs one at a time; mix well.
Pour into crumb crust.
Mix in a medium bowl, the apples,cinnamon, pecans and sugar.
Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese filling.
Bake in 350 degree oven for 1 hour.
Turn off oven; let the cheesecake remain in oven for five extra minutes.
Remove from oven; let cool.
Refrigerate cheesecake until ready to serve.
Before serving, drizzle with a spoonful of the caramel topping over cheesecake.

Image by EvinDC

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day! Hope everyone has an enjoyable day. Give some of my recipes a try for your celebration. Also see my other blog Favorite Copycat Recipes  for favorite restaurant and brand name recipes. Have a fun day and stay safe.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Old Fashioned Banana Nut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Nut Cake makes me think of my Grannie Dockal, she always made these for family get togethers. The bananas and sour cream in this recipe makes this cake very moist. Make sure your bananas are very ripe. You may used any type of nuts you desire, I like pecans, walnuts are good also. This would make a great dessert for your Labor Day menu.

Ingredients needed:
4 small very ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 pound butter, 1 stick
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 ¼ cup pecans, chopped

In a large mixing bowl cream sugar and butter.
Add eggs and bananas, stir well.
Add sour cream, stir well.
In another bowl, sift flour and baking soda and add to mixture.
Mix in 1 cup of pecans, use the ¼ cup for sprinkles on frosting.
Pour batter into greased tube cake pan, 2 round layer cake pans or 9-inch x13-inch pan.
Bake at 325 degree for about one hour.
Frost cake with Cream Cheese Frosting and sprinkle with chopped nuts.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 cup butter, softened

Add cream cheese and butter to large mixing bowl; beat with electric mixer on high speed until fluffy, about one minute.
Add Confectioner's sugar, 1 cup at a time beating until smooth, depending on consistency, may need to use more or less sugar.
Add vanilla and beat until mixed.
Makes about 2 2/3 cups.