Friday, October 8, 2010

 Some favorite fall recipes!

I made all of these this past week and...yum! Try one, try two, or get really crazy and try all three. And let me know what you think!

Cream Cheese Pumpkin Muffins

1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon sugar

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
3 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
24 pecan halves, optional

For the filling, in a small bowl, beat the cream cheese, egg, and sugar until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, combine the flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, and salt. Beat the eggs, sugar, pumpkin, and oil; stir into dry ingredients, just until moistened.

Divide half the batter among 24 greased or paper-lined muffin cups. Drop filling by teaspoonfuls over batter. Top with remaining batter, place a pecan over each muffin if desired.

Bake at 350° for 20-22 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Recipe acquired from Taste Of Home

Applebee's Spinach Artichoke Dip 


 1 (14 oz) can artichoke hearts drained, and roughly chopped
1 (10 oz) box frozen chopped spinach, thawed
10 oz prepared Alfredo sauce
1 cup shredded Parmesan Romano cheese blend
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1 tsp minced garlic

Drain artichoke hearts, then chop them up into smaller chunks. Keep them chunky though! Chop up thawed spinach. Combine Alfredo sauce, Parmesan-Romano blend, softened cream cheese, 1 cup shredded mozzarella, and minced garlic. Mix until well blended. Put in oven safe bowl and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup mozzarella. Put in 350° oven for 15-20 minutes, until slightly browned and bubbly.

Polynesian Pork Marinade

3 lbs. pork (tenderloin, chops, whatever you desire)
3/4 cup bbq sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
1 TBSP olive oil
1 TBSP ginger
1/4 cup brown sugar

Place all ingredients together in bag or marinade dish. I usually marinade for at least an hour. Grill, bake, or pan fry. My personal favorite for this is pork chops and grilling!! You can also put the meat and marinade in a freezer bag and stick in the freezer for a later date.

Recipe acquired from Amanda's Freezer feastings

1 comment:

Sara said...

YUM! I love acquiring new recipes!