Friday, October 15, 2010


You guys are awesome. I didn't really think you would want the recipes when I posted about my baking OCD, but you did and here they are.

Blueberry Poundcake-
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup white sugar
2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup all-purpose flour


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease a 10 inch tube pan with 2 tablespoons butter. Sprinkle pan with 1/4 cup sugar. Mix together 2 3/4 cups flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup butter and 2 cups sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Dredge blueberries with remaining 1/4 cup flour, then fold into batter Pour batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in the preheated oven for 70 to 80 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack and cool completely.

- Sausage Balls- Brown one pound of sausage and drain. Mix sausage in large bowl with 2 cups of Bisquick and 1 jar of cheese whiz. Mix well and form into small balls. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Cheese Straws
12 oz. sharp cheddar
1/2 tsp. red pepper
3/4 tsp. salt
2 sticks butter
2-1/2 c. flour

Mix cheese, butter, salt and pepper together. Add flour. Pinch off a large ball of dough and roll into balls or long finger like shapes. Bake in 350°F oven for 15 minutes.

Cream Cheese Danish
2 cans crescent rolls
2 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg (separated)
1 cup powdered sugar

Spray 9x13 pyrex dish. Unroll 1 can crescent rolls and place in bottom of dish. Bake in 350-degree preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes. Soften cream cheese and mix with sugar, vanilla, and egg yolk. Spread over the baked rolls. Unroll the other can of crescent rolls and place over cream cheese mixture. Brush with the egg white and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Mix powdered sugar and milk for icing. Spread over baked Danish. Good hot or cold!

Pumpkin Muffins
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-3/4 c. sugar
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 tsp. salt
1 16 oz. can pumpkin
1 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. baking powder
4 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Combine dry ingredients in large bowl. Add pumpkin and oil. Stir until dry ingredients are moistened and mixture is smooth. Add eggs until all is blended. Grease muffin pans and fill 3/4 full. Sprinkle brown sugar and a few more pecans on top of each muffin. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until done. Makes 2 1/2 dozen. These freeze well.

Chocolate Pie-
1-1/2 cup sugar
2-1/2 Tbsp. cocoa
3 Tbsp. cornstarch
1-1/2 c. Pet milk
2 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
cooked pie shell
whipped topping

Mix sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa together. Add milk and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Add vanilla and pour into pie shell. Let the pie sit out and cool down before refrigerating. I learned this the hard way! :-) Top with whipped topping or Cool Whip.

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Brunch Tarts

(Note- this recipe calls for sausage. Sometimes I swap out the sausage for bacon. Either one works. Also, this recipe tells you how to make dough for the cups. I use cans of Pillsbury dough so you don't have to make your own. You save time and it is SO much simpler that way. One final change is that the recipe calls for swiss cheese and I use cheddar. But I am putting the original recipe down and you can try it whichever way you want.)

1/2 lb. sausage
1-1/4 c. Bisquick
1/4 c. margarine
2 Tbsp. boiling water
1/2 c. half and half
1 egg
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shredded Swiss cheese

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups. Cook and stir sausage until brown. Drain. Mix Bisquick and melted margarine. Add boiling water and stir vigorously until soft dough forms. Press 1 level tablespoon of dough on bottom and up sides of each muffin cup. Divide sausage evenly among cups. Beat half and half and egg. Stir in onion and salt. Spoon evenly into muffin cups. Sprinkle cheese over top. Bake until brown and centers are set, about 25 minutes.

Happy eating y'all!


starnes family said...

OK, I'm pretty sure that I've been slowly killing my own family. The horror! I never cook the sausage first. It browns as I bake the sausage balls, but it's raw going in.

Don't tell Blake.

Brittny said...

i didn't cook the sausage either! and used shredded cheese. your way i'm pretty positive makes balls, much faster than mine. nothing is sticky and i end up hating them by the time they get in the oven. and they gradually get bigger too b/c i'm so sick of trying to make bit sizes that i give up and throw it all on there. thanks for the recipes!!!! i want to try to chocolate pie soon!!

Anonymous said...

Lauren, you so brought the South to the midwest!

I've never cooked the sausage before cooking sausage balls either. But I did have a disaster once with a friend. We were in such a hurry cooking Thanksgiving dinner that we just put them on a cookie sheet WITHOUT sides. Whoops. Yes, we had to put out a fire due to all the grease dripping over.

Dawn Lovo said...

Yummy! Can't wait to try them all! Thanks Lauren!