Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cranberry Meatballs

Packed full of flavor, these appetizer meatballs will have your guest going back for more.


2 pounds ground pork

1 cup crushed corn flake crumbs

2 eggs

1/4 cup chopped, fresh parsley

1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup minced onions

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 can (16 ounces) cranberry sauce, jellied or whole cranberry sauce

1 tablespoon brown sugar, firmly packed


In a large bowl, combine ground pork, crushed corn flake crumbs, eggs, chopped parsley, ketchup, minced onions, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper. Blend ingredients well and form into small balls about 3/4-inch in diameter. Place in a casserole dish or baking pan. Heat oven to 300°.

While meatballs are cooking, combine cranberry sauce and brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook, stirring over medium heat until mixture is blended. Pour hot sauce over meatballs in casserole dish continue to bake for about 45 minutes, depending on the size of the meatballs.

Makes 4 to 5 dozen meatballs, depending on size.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Confetti Squares

My grandmother was the one to introduce me to this tasty desert. She makes it for most family gatherings and it never fails to be a crowd pleaser.


1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup butterscotch chips
8 oz (250g) bag multicolored miniature marshmallows


Butter or margarine a 9x9 square baking pan; both bottom and sides so squares don't stick to it.

Put margarine and peanut butter in a large saucepan, stir over medium heat until both are melted together.

Remove from heat and quickly stir in butterscotch chips until mixture is smooth.
Let saucepan cool until lukewarm (so your marshmallows don't melt when adding).

Stir in marshmallows and pour mixture into 9x9 pan.


When solid, cut into desired-sized squares.

Note: make certain no one is allergic to peanuts when bringing to an outing.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Chocolate Cream Cheese Cake

I tried this cake at my aunt's and absolutely loved it! For me, it's like a cool truffle that melts in my mouth. It's rich but great for special occasions.

1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
1 1/2 cup chocolate chips melted
1/4 cup butter

blend melted chocolate chips together with cream cheese
1/2 container whip cream mix into chocolate fill.


1 cup Oreo crumbs, 1/4 cup crushed almonds  (almonds optional)
1/4 cup melted butter
1/4 cup confectionary sugar
mix all together
Flatten in pan,
pre-heat oven to 350 -- bake  for 10 to 15 minutes


Place cream cheese filling onto crust then the remainder of whip cream spread on top
Last, spread canned cherries on top.