The one with some recipes

Thursday, September 12, 2013
I have done a fair amount of cooking/baking the past few weeks for lifegroup, parties and other assorted things. I definitely have more of an affinity for cooking sweets over cooking savory. I need to work on that. Recipes listed below.
Individual Fruit "Pizzas"
Little sugar cookies (I cheated and used break and bake) iced with homemade cream cheese topping and topped with fresh fruits.

Bulldog Bites
This is one of my go-to party recipes. Only ingredients are pretzels, Rolos, and pecans. Hardest part is unwrapping an entire package of Rolos candy. So easy to make and so yummy. They never last long in our house.

Red Velvet Cheeseball
Our friend Reagan's birthday was yesterday so for lifegroup we had her favorite - red velvet. Red velvet cupcakes and this red velvet cheeseball. It is easy to make...way easier than baking and icing a cake...and really yummy on top of nilla wafers or graham crackers.

Fruit Pizza Cream Cheese Topping Recipe*:
6 oz cream cheese
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1.5 cups heavy whipping cream
Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with mixer on low until smooth. Beat in whipping cream on medium until stiff peaks form. Spread on sugar cookies and top with fresh fruit.
*From Chocolates for Breakfast

Bulldog Bites Recipe: (also known as Rolo Turtles, or Poor Man's Turtles)
Square pretzels
Rolo's candy
Pecan halves
Line up pretzels on a cookie sheet, place unwrapped Rolo on each one. Bake at 350 degrees F for ~5 minutes, until soft but not melted. Immediately smoosh (yes, that is the technical term) pecan half onto each Rolo. Let cool and serve.

Red Velvet Cheeseball Recipe**:
8 oz cream cheese, at room temp
0.5 cup butter, at room temp
1.5 cups red velvet cake mix, dry
2 tbsp brown sugar
0.5  cup powdered sugar
1 cup mini chocolate chips
Serve with vanilla wafers or graham crackers
Beat cream cheese and butter in mixer until smooth. Add in cake mix, brown sugar and powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Transfer to plastic wrap and wrap up into a ball. Chill in refrigerator for 2 hours. Place mini chocolate chips on plate. Unwrap cheese ball and roll in chocolate chips. (You will have to wash your hands after this is messy). Place on serving plate and serve with crackers/cookies of your choice.
**From What Megan's Making

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