Oct 26, 2009

Pumpkin Spice Bars

4 eggs
2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin
2 c. flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Heat oven to 350. Grease big cookie sheet.  Mix eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin in large bowl with a spoon.  Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, pumpkin pie spice.

Spread batter in pan.  Bake 25-30 min or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool completely.  Frost with cream cheese frosting.  Store covered in the fridge.

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz of cream cheese softened
1/3 c. butter softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar

Mix first three ingredients, gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth.

Oct 11, 2009

Make ahead Mashed Potato Casserole

7 potatoes peeled and quartered
2/3 C. butter
1 8oz cream cheese
1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 green pepper finely chopped
1 bunch green onions
2/3 c. parmesan cheese
1/2 c. milk
1 1/4 tsp salt

Boil potatoes until tender, drain, mash. Add butter and crem cheese, beat at medium speed until smooth. stir in 1/2 of the cheddar cheese and next 6 ingredients.  Spoon into lightly greased 9 x13 pan.  Cover and chill if desired.

Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temp for 30 min. Bake at 350 for 40 min or until heatted.  Sprinkle with remaining cheddar cheese and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

I love this because it is so good and can be made ahead of time.