Saturday, August 23, 2008

Chili's Queso Dip

This is one of my favorite things to eat at Chili's. Sometimes I will just order a side salad and chips and queso for dinner. It's THAT good. :0)

1 16-ounce box Velveeta Cheese
1 15-ounce can Hormel Chili (no beans)
1 cup milk
4 tsp. chili powder
2 tsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. ground cumin

Cut the Velveeta into cubes. Combine the cheese with the remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until cheese melts, then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve hot with tortilla chips for dipping.

Monday, August 18, 2008

'Tracy in Iowa's Sell-Your-Soul-to-Satan-For-One Brownies.'

That's what Christie calls them anyway. :0) I do have to say that they do look to DIE for.
Here's how hard it is.

Make a pan of brownies. I know...hard, right?
When cooled, spread with cream cheese frosting. You know the kind that comes in a little tub and says Pillsbury on the front? That cream cheese frosting.
Then, put 1 cup of peanut butter and 2 cups chocolate chips {might I suggest DARK chocolate?} into a microwave safe bowl and cook in the microwave until melted {about 1 minute}.
Add 3 cups of rice krispies cereal to the p.b. chocolate, mix until cereal is completely covered. Pout this mixture on top of the cream cheese frosted brownies.
Let the brownies set up {putting them in a refrigerator helps to speed up the process} and then eat them all up!

Not too difficult huh? So glad Christie decided to share the recipe with her bloggy friends.

Ashlee side note: When melting chocolate chips in the microwave, it helps to stir the chips after every 15 seconds to help prevent overcooking or burning. Just thought I'd share....

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Mini Fruit Pizzas

1 (18-oz.) pkg. (20 cookies) Pillsbury® Ready to Bake!™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1 (8-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
1/2 cup powdered sugar
10 fresh strawberries, quartered
1 kiwi fruit, peeled, cut in half lengthwise and cut into 10 slices
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1. Bake cookies as directed on package. Cool 10 minutes or until completely cooled.
2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, combine cream cheese, limeade concentrate and powdered sugar; beat until smooth.
3. Spread each cooled cookie with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture. Arrange fruit on top of each. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate up to 2 hours.
Ashlee side note: Aren't these such a good idea? I love fruit pizza and so when I saw these little individual ones I was so excited! Now, if you are truly lazy like me, you could just go and buy the pre-made sugar cookies at the store instead of making them. :0)