Saturday, November 21, 2009

Spinach Artichoke Dip

I got this recipe from a friend of my mom's. It is delicious, even those who say they don't like spinach or artichokes have said that they like it.

12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 pt. heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. garlic pepper
1 pkg. frozen spinach (cooked and drained well)
2 13 oz. cans of artichoke hearts (in water, chopped)
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
1/2 c. grated parmesan
1/2 c. shredded mozzarella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
With a mixer, beat cream cheese and cream together until smooth. Add seasonings, stir in drained spinach and artichoke hearts. Add monterey jack & parmesan cheeses and stir until combined. Spoon mixture into a baking dish, top with mozzarella cheese. Place on a cookie tray and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with cubed bread or chips.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pumpkin Rolls

I feel like I need to contribute to this blog since I have taken many great recipes from it! This is my favorite treat to make a few days before Thanksgiving. I make about 3 rolls at once and then freeze them. I like to cut and serve them frozen because me and my family like them better that way.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix together: 3/4 cup flower, 1 cup sugar, 2/3 cup pumpkin pie mix, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg. 1 teaspoon baking soda.
Beat 3 eggs in a separate bowl and then add it to the dry mix. Beat everything together until nice and smooth.

Spread wax paper over a cookie sheet and spray it with baking spray. You will probably need to use to sheets and stagger them. Because one isn't wide enough.

Pour the pumpkin mixture onto the cookie sheet and smooth it out.

Bake in oven for 15 mn.

Meanwhile... spread out a clean hand towel and sprinkle it with powdered sugar. (using a sifter helps)

When cooking time is done immediately lay and flip the cooked pumpkin mixture directly on to the towel. then take off the wax paper.

Now roll up the pumpkin roll along with the towel up like a cinnamon roll to cool.


Beat together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 8 oz cube of cream cheese, 1 Tablespoon butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Unroll pumpkin roll and spread frosting over the top of it.

Roll it back up without the towel this time.

Wrap in tinfoil and place it in the freezer. Or enjoy it warm if you like.