Friday, November 21, 2008

Brownie Mix Cookies

Holy Crow, these are fantastic. I've already eaten three. I made them to sneak into 'Twilight' tonight.

1 box brownie mix, pref. Ghirardelli (the kind with chocolate chips in the mix)
2 eggs
3 tbsp coffee
1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup veg. oil
1/2 tbsp orange extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 cups butterscotch chips
1/2 cup (or more) chopped nuts. i used pecans because thats what i had.
1/2 tsp salt

preheat oven to 350'. mix everything together in a large bowl with a wooden spoon. spoon onto parchment paper-lined pan and bake 9-10 minutes or until just set.

edited to add: i was freshly pregnant when i made these. in hindsight, they sound absolutely foul.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

martha's cranberry chutney

This is the recipe for the absolute best cranberry sauce i've ever had. It was featured in Martha Stewart Everyday in 2005 and has been a part of my Thanksgiving meal every year since! After the big day, I eat sandwiches made of sourdough, this sauce, mayo, and turkey. For every meal. For at least a week.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

sopapilla cheesecake

this is similar to cheesecake bars served to us while on a group trip to Albany, Texas, after a recital. I altered it a bit.

2 (8 oz) blocks cream cheese
2 cans crescent rolls
3/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 egg

1/2 cup melted salted butter
ground cinnamon

preheat oven to 350'. spray the bottom of a 9x13" pan, sealing the perforations and spreading to the edges. combine cream cheese, sugars, salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, and egg, and mix until smooth. top with remaining can of crescent rolls. pour melted butter over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon. bake 30 minutes or until crescent rolls are puffed and golden. drizzle honey over the top and cool before serving.