Monday, October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Bread Trifle

  • 1 loaf Pumpkin bread, cubed (recipe below)
  • Caramel ice cream topping
  • Toffee bits
  • 1 qt. heavy whipping cream beaten with 1 ½ c. brown sugar and 1 tsp. vanilla

Create trifle by layering above ingredients. Start by placing half of the pumpkin bread cubes in the bottom of the trifle dish. Drizzle caramel sauce over the pumpkin bread. Next, sprinkle toffee bits over the bread and caramel. Spread a generous layer of the whipped topping over the pumpkin bread. Repeat all of the above for the second layer. Garnish as desired.

Pumpkin Bread Recipe
  • 3 1/3 cups sifted flour
  • 4 tsp. Pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 tsp. Baking soda
  • 1 tsp. Baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2/3 c. cooking oil
  • 2 2/3 c. sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 (1 lb.) can mashed pumpkin (about 2 cups)
  • 2/3 c. water

Sift together flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, baking powder and salt; set aside. Using an electric mixer, beat together sugar and oil in a bowl until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in pumpkin. Add dry ingredients and water alternately to your sugar mixture, beating well after each addition. Pour batter into 2 greased 9x5x3-inch loaf pans. Bake at 325 degrees for 55 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pans on racks for 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool on racks. Makes 2 loaves

Friday, October 15, 2010

Pesto Chicken Bake

3-5 boneless,skinless chicken breast, cut in bite size pieces
1 or 2 lb. baby red potatoes
1-2 zucchini, sliced
1 red bell pepper, cut in strips
1 yellow squash, sliced
1 small bag baby carrots or 1 cup sliced
3/4 cup pesto sauce ( sold in deli area or pasta area)
3 tsp olive oil
3 Tbsp. water

1. In a large bowl, mix pesto, water and olive oil.
2. Add uncooked chicken and veggies. Stir
3. Put all in a large roasting pan or 9x13. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Cook with a loose piece or foil on top, uncovering last 15 min.
5. Bake at 425 deprees for 1 hour or so.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lisa's Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter flavor shortening
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
2 1/4 cups flour
About 1/2 bag chocolate chips

Mix together shortening, sugar and eggs together. Then mix in vanilla, salt and soda. Add flour and once it is mixed together add the chocolate chips.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 350 for 7-9 minutes. The cookies should be kind of doughy when they come out. Let them cool on the cookie sheet.

Here we go...

I hope mom doesn't kill me for naming this blog Betsy's Recipes. Pretty much anything with "Johnson" in it was taken. But I like it! Let me know what you think.

Also I think it would be good if we label what we post (i.e. cookies, main dish, salad, etc.). I think will be easier to refer back to when looking for a specific recipe. I already made some up, but feel free to add as we go. Sound good?

Here is to the beginning. I'll go first.