Monday, March 16, 2009

Jenn's Bacon Appetizer Crescents

*adapted from Kraft Foods

1 pkg (8oz.) low fat cream cheese, softened
8 slices bacon, crisply cooked and crumbled
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup onion, minced
2 tsp. dried parsley
1 Tbsp. milk
2 cans (8 oz. each) refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients, except crescent rolls, until well blended; set aside.
2. Separate each can of dough into four rectangles; firmly press perforations together to seal. Spread each rectangle with 2 rounded tablespoonfuls of the cream cheese mixture. Cut the dough lengthwise into 4 equal pieces. Roll up and place on baking sheet.
3. Bake 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Pumpkin Bread

*adapted from "Pumpkin Bread IV"

Serves: 36


3 cans pumpkin puree
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
4 cups white sugar
6 eggs
4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 8 mini-loaf pans.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the pumpkin, oil, sugar, and eggs. Combine all other ingredients. Stir into the pumpkin mixture until well-blended. Divide the batter evenly between prepared pans.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 50 minutes. The top of the loaf should spring back when lightly pressed.

*This recipe originally called for "3 cups of canned pumpkin puree," but I mistakenly added "3 cans of pumpkin puree". The color was much richer than the picture on, the pumpkin flavor was great, and the bread was very moist. In fact, I didn't realize I had made a mistake until I started typing this recipe on the blog.
**Know that if you make it with the "3 cups" like the recipe originally called for, that it'll only fill up 3 regular-sized loaf pans.

*adapted from "Pumpkin Bread IV"

Kendall's Chocolate Chip Bars

Yield: 20-24 small bars

2/3 cup margarine/butter
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Melt butter and mix with brown sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Add baking powder, soda, salt, and flour. Add chocolate chips.

Grease a 9"x12" pan, then bake at 325 degrees for 30-33 minutes.