Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Caramel Apple Cider

I hate coffee. I know, it's not normal but I really hate it. In our coffee-obsessed culture I have found alternatives so I can still carry around my Starbucks cup and look cool. In the fall, I love their Caramel Apple Cider. This is as close as it gets!

1/4 c heavy cream
1/4 c brown sugar
3 c apple cider
1/2 water

Bring cream and brown sugar to a boil. Stir in the cider and water. Heat until it begins to steam, about 4-5 minutes.

1/2 c heavy cream
1 Tbsp brown sugar. In a chilled bowl, whip heavy cream with brown sugar until soft peaks form. Add to the top of each cup of cider.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Pineapple Bars

Good change from brownies or other typical bars. These are really good in January when you need some sun!

2 c flour
2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
1 can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat over to 350. Beat together and pour into greased and floured 13x9 pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 stick butter
1 3/4 c powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Beat until creamy. Frost bars when cool.