Monday, November 22, 2010

Recipe Swap at Simply Betty Stamps!

Good morning everyone!  This week at Simply Betty Stamps we will not be having our weekly challenge due to the Holiday.  We'll be having a new release on Wednesday and Friday is the beginning of the 12 Days of Christmas!  Are you excited?  We sure are!  However, today we have a little something prizes, no judging, just a fun little swap... a Recipe Swap!  Hop around to some of our DT gals blogs that are listed on the SBC blog and grab yourself a yummy recipe for the Holidays!  Share your own to our inLinkz on the challenge blog!  We would love to gather as many recipes as possible...just for fun and sharing!

If you came by way of NICOLE'S fabby blog, you haven't missed a beat!  If not, hop back over to the Simply Betty Challenges blog to start out!

Mountain Dew Apple Dumplings
My boys (this includes my hubby, son and Dad) always ask for these for any occasion!  They are a hit!

*Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2 cans crescent rolls...I used Pillsbury 8 count cans in original flava.
2 small to medium apples...more on the medium side.
2 sticks butter...I don't skimp.  (The original recipe says you can use margarine, but what's the point anyway?  I shouldn't be making these for the holidays what with being on a diet, but don't think I'm passing it up!)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon...I use double this amount.
1 can Mountain Dew

*Core and slice apples into 8 pieces (I removed the skins as well).
*Wrap each in a crescent triangle. I basically just tried my best to get every inch of the apple covered by the dough.
*Line them up in 2 rows in the center of a 9x13 inch pan.
*Melt butter, cinnamon, and sugar together. I just nuked the butter and then stirred in the sugar and cinnamon until it had a pretty smooth, pourable consistency.
*Pour the butter mixture directly on top of the apples...use it all!
*Pour the Dew around the perimeter of the pan.
*Bake for 45 minutes.
*Eat warm with a scoop, or 3, of vanilla ice cream.  YUMMY!

Easy Peanut Brittle

1 cup sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 cup roasted salted peanuts (I use dry roasted.)
1 Tbs. butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda

*Stir sugar and corn syrup together.
*Microwave on high for 4 minutes...the bowl (and the mixture) will be HOT!  Be careful!
*Stir in peanuts and microwave on high another 3-5 minutes (I only do 2 minutes here) or until lightly brown.
*Add butter and vanilla and mix well.  This smells SO good!
*Microwave on high for 1 additional minute.
*Add baking soda and stir until light and foamy.
*Immediately pour onto a buttered cookie sheet. 
>>>If you like your peanut brittle with a lighter texture with lots of air in it, DO NOT shake the cookie sheet to move the mixture around!<<<
*After it's hardened (usually about 10 minutes), break into pieces and store in an airtight container.

Now hop on over to MEREDITH'S blog to see what kind of goodies she's got a recipe for!  :O)

5 comments from friends:

Tammy said...

hmmm, apply dumplings sound delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

Michele said...

mmmmmmmm......your recipes sound devine!!!

Ms. Jen said...

Y-U-M-M-O! Thanks darlin!

Angela said...

Love the card!! Oh those recipes sound so yummy!! I am going to ahve to make some!! Yum!!!!

Anita said...

Sounds delish, Lels! :)