Friday, June 24, 2011

Tiffin Box

Irish Cream Cheesecake Brownies

Brownie box mix:
Fallow the directions on the box, but replace the water with Irish Cream liqueur.

Cheesecake batter:

12 oz. cream cheese, softened

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur


In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and egg.

Dollop the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter. Using a knife or metal offset spatula, swirl the cheesecake batter with the top layer of the brownie batter.

Bake until the cheesecake batter is just set in the center and a toothpick inserter in the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using the overhanging foil, lift the brownies out of the pan. Cut and chill in fridge.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Mandoline Apple Crisp


Apple layer

2 Apples (Very thin slices)

1 tsp vanilla

3 tb Irish Cream

¼ tsp cinnamon

½ tb brown sugar


2 tsp cinnamon

1 tb honey

½ tb brown sugar

2 tb Butter


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C).

2. Slice apple ( I used a mandoline slicer). Place the sliced apples in a pan. Mix the vanilla, cream, cinnamon, and brown sugar, and sprinkle over apples.

3. Combine the list of topping ingredients in one dish.

4. Crumble evenly over the apple mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until light brown.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Easy Shepherd's Pie Recipe

Serving 6-8

By: Kristi DeGraw-Higgins


1 lbs ground round meet (you can get 1 lb of ground turkey in the frozen food area really cheap)

1 frozen package of peas and carrots

2 lbs potatoes (Bags of mini potato’s bogo this wk at publix red and yellow)

2 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon parmesan cheese

1 can of cream of mushroom soup

1 lb Worcestershire sauce

1/4-+ cup more Milk or cream (mashed potatoes)

1/2 cup shredded cheese

Garlic Salt, pepper, other seasonings of choice

Mix of garden herbs for seasoning meat (basil, sage, chives, thyme)


1. Peel and quarter potatoes, boil in salted water until tender (about 20 minutes).

2. While the potatoes are cooking, add ground beef and sauté until no longer pink. Add salt and pepper. Add Worcestershire sauce.

3. Defrost frozen veggies in microwave

4. Mix veggies and cream of mushroom soup spread over the bottom of baking dish.

5. Mash potatoes in bowl with milk, parmesan cheese, and season to taste.

6. Place meat in baking dish. Distribute mashed potatoes on top.

Extra wow factor: Rough up with a fork so that there are peaks that will brown nicely. Use a fork to make some designs in the potatoes (or pipe design).

7. Cook in 400-degree oven until bubbling and brown (about 30 minutes).

8. Last few min add cheese and brown.