Friday, September 28, 2012

Sausage, Potatoes, & Green Beans


This is my go-to meal on busy weekdays.  Simply throw some canned green beans (mine were from my parents' garden), diced up potatoes (no need for peeling), and some sliced smoked sausage or polska keilbasa into your crock pot, add a couple cups of water and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  No need for extra seasoning because the sausage gives the green beans and potatoes tons of flavor. Even my kids love this one!


Monday, September 24, 2012

Life At The Bakery...

My food blog has taken the back burner these last couple of months and I do apologize for that. As we all know, sometimes life gets a bit crazy. Things have been super busy around here so I promise to post as often as I can.

Here's a peak at a few of my favorite cakes I made this week at work.

Ruffle Cake...

300 Cupcakes for U of M...

2 Tier Kit Kat and M&M Cake...

 Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Frozen Peanut Butter Turtle Pie

I always try to make a yummy dessert when having out of town visiters.  This time I needed something to make ahead of time so I tried this recipe from Kraft. Can't go wrong with a frozen peanut butter pie! It was pretty amazing and I even made my own caramel sauce for it instead of buying the pre-made caramel ice cream topping from the grocery store. I've been nibbling on the leftovers all week and sadly, it's all gone.  I need some more guests so I'll have another excuse to make some dessert! :)

Frozen Peanut Butter Turtle Pie

1 tub (8 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese Spread
1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. sugar
2 c. thawed Cool Whip
1/4 c. caramel ice cream topping
1 Oreo Pie Crust
1/4 c. coarsely chopped Planters Pecans, toasted
2 squares, Baker's Semi-Sweet Chocolate

Beat cream cheese spread, peanut butter, and sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add Cool Whip; mix well.

Spread caramel topping onto bottom of crust; cover with cream cheese mixture. Freeze 4 hours.

Top with nuts just before serving. Melt chocolate as directed on package; drizzle over pie.