A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Proverbs 25:11

Monday, December 22, 2008

2 tried and true recipes

Does this post look familiar...it is..
but truly these are fast yummy recipes...even if you just want to make the CHEESE BALL which we think is the best.....
Just wanted to re-share it with you.
First time I have posted recipes....with the Holidays right around the corner...thought that it was *about time*....I am a simple cook.
The 2nd recipe I have been making for over 30 years...it is our oldest son, Matt's favorite..or one of his. IF someone doesn't not like cranberries, it does work to call them Fruit Bars..most of the time they will never know.

Easy--EASY Cheeseball
great for a gift
2 large packages cream cheese
1 pkg Good Seasons Dressing Mix
1 package REAL Bacon bits
Soften cream cheese...mix in dressing mix(try different flavors)
Shape into ball or log..or even stuff into celery...
Roll in bacon bits....Voila'....serve with crackers etc...
I have been maing this for almost 20 years...where has the time gone

Cranberry Bars
2 cups flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups brown sugar,packed
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup margerine(butter) melted...
1 can WHOLE cranberry sauce

Preheat oven to 350. Combine all ingredients EXCEPT cranberry sauce to form crumbs.
Reserve a heaping 1 1/2 cups of crumbs.
Press reaminder into UN-greased 13x9x2 pan.
Spoon and spread cranberry sauce over crumbs in pan.....Sprinkle with reserved crumbs and press gently.
Bake 20-30 minutes.....COOL....Cut into bars ...store in refrigerator. In my oven these take 35 mintues.
NOW...they are delicious when warm with vanilla ice-cream...trust me


Mrs.B said...

Thank you for the recipes! I'm going to try the fruit bars for sure! (o:

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Man oh Man my mouth is watering!!!! Love the plate....

MochaMIssy said...

So... when did you make these and why didnt you bring some over for us! I love both... been making them for years too!!

Now I am craving cranberry bars!! Maybe I will make them for the soccer team bbq tomorrow!

Daughter of the King said...

Mrs. B.
These really are good...hope you like them
Well if you would have come over, I would have gladly shared them
hmmmm..I will never tell...but I will tell you I baked them this week...just to take a picture for the blog....now wasn't that good reason...cheese ball too....

Pam said...

These look great! My tummy started growling the moment I laid eyes on them. Perfect time to post them too Deby, what with the holidays coming up on us soon! Thanks!

Trudy said...

SOOO...I will be watching the mailman because I know you made these and put them in a pretty tin and sent them to NY. You heard your sweet sister here in NY hasn't been doing well lately and wanted to something nice for her. RIGHT!!!

Trudy said...

Now the cheese ball... how come I have never heard you talk about this? I have got to try this sometime, it looks and sounds so yummy.

Scrappy Moments said...

Thses Recipes Look Divine. Now I need to go have breakfast... I'm drooling :) Your Sink Looks Beautiful, would you like to come do mine, I live somewhat Close,hahaha :) Thank You for sharing The wonderful Recipes.

God Bless


P.s. Have you ever heard of Quilcene?

Sharon said...

These look SO GOOD! Thank you for the recipes! I'll have to try them both.

Humble wife said...

I am going to make the cran bars today! YUMMY for me today(ok so for the rest of the gang too:)

Pam said...

Proof that simple is better! I have everything on hand to make the cranberry bars, Can't wait!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm. Cranberry bars. I just may have to make this for my Christmas weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deby,
I just want to say that I enjoy your blog, and I tried your recipe for Cranberry Bars. I made them, took
them to some friends' house, and they were a hit!
Thank you for the recipe.
Sincerely in Christ,
Teresa Olsen
(from Westside Baptist, Bremerton)

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Thanks for the Cheeseball recipe.