Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Apple Dumplings

So, I hope you are ready for another tasty recipe.  I made these the other day, only I cut the recipe in half, but I was wishing that I made more.  Hopefully you like them, too!

Apple Dumplings

2 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle soda (We have used both Mt. Dew and Cream soda)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees . Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cut each apple into 8 wedges and set aside. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles. Roll each apple wedge in crescent roll dough starting at the smallest end. Pinch to seal and place in the baking dish. Melt butter in a small saucepan and stir in the sugar and cinnamon. Pour over the apple dumplings. Pour soda over the dumplings. Cover with tin foil.  Bake for 30-35 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove tin foil and continue to bake until golden brown, about 5-10 minutes.  Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes.  Then put tin foil back on and carefully flip the pan over to let the juices coat both sides.  Flip back over and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Cake Pops

I don't mean to brag, but I have a wonderful husband.  I know this is a little late, but I had a wonderful Mother's Day. Clayton made french toast for me in the morning, complete with sliced strawberries and bananas.  He made a tasty dinner of pork tenderloin, and for dessert he made cake pops.  We had a originally agreed not to buy presents for each other for Mother's or Father's day since we just recently bought a car, but he broke the rules and surprised me with a gift certificate to Massage Envy.

Everything was wonderful, but I thought I would share the recipe for the delicious cake pops that he made:)

1 cake mix, prepared
8 oz. box of cream cheese
12 oz. Chocolate chips
1 tsp. Oil
Popsicle sticks

So you have to bake the cake first.  Let it cool.  Then combine the cake and the cream cheese and mush it all together.  Roll into balls, stick the popsicle sticks in, like a lollipop, and place in the refrigerator for an hour or so. 

Place chocolate chips and oil into a microwave safe bowl, and slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally.  Be sure not to burn the chocolate.  Once the chocolate is melted, dip the balls into the chocolate and place on some wax paper.  You SHOULD allow the chocolate to set up before eating, but it's okay to sneak one before that:)  Sorry I don't have any pictures.  Hope you enjoy!