Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes

I found these cupcakes on Picky Palate and made them for a baby shower recently.  They were an unbelievable hit!  They were crazy easy, and I think they're worth preserving here for myself and sharing with all of our followers.  (Not that they are too many of you yet, but still!  Those who do follow deserve to taste these amazing little taste treats!)  Head to her website, or see below, next time you need to impress in a hurry!

Chocolate Fudge Jr Mint Centered Cupcakes

1 box Pillsbury Devils Food Cake Mix
4 eggs
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
1/2 Cup water
1 small box instant chocolate pudding mix
1/2 Cup sour cream
1 Cup chocolate chips
3 4 oz boxes Jr Mints (look for them on sale, I found them for $1.00)

Favorite Vanilla or Cream Cheese Frosting 
*Rachel thinks they'd be delicious with chocolate frosting too.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a stand or electric mixer, add the cake mix, eggs, oil, water, pudding mix, sour cream and chocolate chips.  Mix on medium for 2 minutes or until well combined and somewhat thick.  Scoop into 24 paper lined muffin cups.  Press 3 JR mints into the center of each cupcake center.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes mostly clean from center.  Let cool completely and frost with your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting.

Makes 24 cupcakes.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Ranch Crock-Pot Chicken

This recipe was contributed by Marie Newman.  When I had it at their house I was convinced that it was another one of Marie's amazing, time consuming concoctions.  Looks like another McKenna family staple!  :)

Ranch Crock-Pot Chicken

4 chicken breasts
1 cup ranch dressing
2 cups mozzarella cheese

Cook 4-5 hours in a crock-pot on low heat.  Serve over rice.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Jessica Haslam's Corn Bread

This bread is so decadent that you don't even need to put butter on it!  It's always a hit at a party!!

Jessica Haslam's Corn Bread

1 pkg jiffy cornbread mix
1 egg
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 can cream style corn

Preheat oven to 350. Place 9x9 or pie sized pan in oven with the stick of butter. When butter is melted remove pan and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix in the pan with fork. Don't over mix then return pan and cook for about 40 minutes more or until knife comes out clean in center. Serve with honey. Double for a 9x13 pan.