Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Easy Layered Taco Bake

Ok, I know this isn't a Christmas candy post, but I wanted to share this because its SOOO good. Then if I ever loose my copy, I'll know its on the blog.

What You Need!
1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (1.25 oz.) TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
1 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Mild Salsa

Make It!
HEAT oven to 400ºF.
PREPARE Dinner as directed on package. Cook meat with taco seasoning.
LAYER seasoned meat, Dinner and salsa in 8-inch square baking dish.
BAKE 20 min.

The Recipe came from - Hope you like it! :)

Monday, December 21, 2009

Fruit Pizza

To make the crust mix together :
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Crisco
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Cream butter, Crisco and sugar. Then add remaining ingredients. Press dough for crust into pizza pan and bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow crust to cool completely.

For the topping mix together:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 4 oz Cool Whip
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

When crust has completely cooled spread mixture on top. Then add fruits of your choice, some examples are :

  • apples
  • bananas
  • kiwis
  • strawberries
  • blueberries
  • raspberries
  • peaches
  • pears
  • Mandarin oranges
  • pineapple

Then brush glaze on top of fruit with a pastry brush


  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Dash of salt

Mix well, cook and bring to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes until thick. Let cool and spread on fruit.

Carmel Bars

My sister Jaime wanted me to post this yummy recipe.

Cream together:
1 cup softened butter
1/2 C plus 2 TBS Sugar
2 C Flour
Press into cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes or until light brown at 350 degrees.

Carmel layer:
1 C Butter
3/4 C Sugar
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
4 TBS Karo Syrup
Cook above ingredients on stove top until light brown - soft ball stage (240). Stir constantly or mixture will burn on the bottom of the pan.

Pour carmel over crust. Spread carefully. Sprinkle milk chocolate chips (about 1 Cup) over top of carmel. Let melt and then spread carefully over carmel. Let chocolate harden on the top before cutting. (I always stick mine outside or in the refrigerator to speed up the process.) Enjoy!