Showing posts with label Paula Deen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Paula Deen. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

(Paula Deen) Snow Cream Recipe

It snowed here in East TN Thursday afternoon and we were able to enjoy a Snow Day on Friday since schools were cancelled! We had a blast sledding, having snowball fights, making snowmen and gathering fresh, clean snow to make Snow Cream!


I have seen several Snow Cream recipes floating around the web, but if you haven't already noticed, I love Paula Deen y'all, so I decided to go with hers!

Simply combine the following ingredients and serve immediately, cause it melts fast!

- 8 cups of clean snow
- 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

My boys had fun topping their Snow Cream with everything from chocolate syrup to sprinkles!

I actually gathered the snow and packed it in the freezer for a few days, until I had time to get to the store to buy the condensed milk. It was a fun little treat for the boys, long after the snow had melted away!

But the memories of the fun we had as a family together in the snow that day will never fade!



About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.


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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Paula Deen (Pumpkin) Gooey Butter Cake

Today I am sharing with you one of my all-time favorite desserts. It would be perfect for your tailgate party or any fall party!

A few years ago my mom, my 2 sisters and I traveled to Savannah, Georgia for one of our annual girls trips. While there, we of course ate at Paula Deen's famous restaurant, Lady and Sons, and we fell in love with her Gooey Butter Cake. Seriously, to die for.

We each ordered 1 dessert (4 total, all different) to share. We laughed when my Gooey Butter Cake came out, because it was tiny in comparison to the others! But it didn't take us long to figure out how rich and delicious it was. You don't need a lot and it will melt in your mouth. Amazing. It is a hit every time I bring it to a party!

She actually has several different versions of the Gooey Butter Cake but since it's fall, I figured it was the perfect time to share the pumpkin version with you. You may never eat pumpkin pie again! :)

CAKE                                                                          

1 18.25-ounce box yellow cake mix                                                            

1 egg

1 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted

FILLING

1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened

1 15-ounce can of pumpkin pie filling

3 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 16-ounce box confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted


After gathering your supplies and ingredients...

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cake mix, egg, and butter and mix well.


Pat into the bottom of prepared pan and set aside.


Still using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth; add eggs, vanilla and pumpkin pie filling. Dump in confectioner's sugar and beat well. Reduce speed of mixer and slowly pour in butter. Mix well.


Pour filling onto cake mixture and spread evenly.


Bake for 40 to 50 minutes. Don't be afraid to make a judgement call on the cooking time, because oven temperatures can vary. You want the center to be a little gooey, so don't bake it past that point! Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. (The hole in the middle is where I stuck a fork in it to make sure it wasn't too gooey in the middle still!)


Cut into squares and top each square with a pecan half (I left off the pecans). Serve with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Just remember that these wonderful little cakes are very, very rich, and a little will go along way.

For the original Gooey Butter Cake version (without pumpkin), simply leave out the 15-ounce can of pumpkin pie filling and use 1 less egg in the cream cheese filling. Enjoy!

What about you? Do you have any fun ideas for "dressing up a tailgate" or any other fabulous fall ideas that you would like to share? Leave a comment!

Go here for more ways to make your game day parties a hit!



About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.


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Monday, October 8, 2012

Paula Deen (Easy) Crock Pot Potato Soup


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It was rainy and cold here in East Tennessee this past weekend. All day Saturday we were bundled up, out and about at t-ball games, among other things, and all I wanted to do was go home, cuddle up by the fire and eat a warm bowl of soup. It was just that kind of day.

I had seen this Crock Pot Potato Soup recipe floating around Pinterest and I finally had the chance to try it out. It would be perfect for an indoor game watching party and it is SO easy to make!


Recipe Courtesy of Laura Browe at Twirl

Ingredients:
1 (30 oz.) bag frozen hash-brown potatoes (I use the squared, southern style)
2 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 (10.75 oz.) can cream of chicken soup
1/2c chopped onion
1/3 tsp. ground black pepper
1 (8oz) package cream cheese (softened)
Garnish: minced green onion

Directions:

1. In a slow cooker, combine potatoes, broth, soup, onion, and pepper. 

2. Cover, and cook on low for 5 hours.

3. Stir in cream cheese, cook 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until combined. 

4. Garnish with green onion.

I actually used 1 tbsp. of onion powder instead of the chopped onion (because I am too lazy to chop onions). I did not top with minced green onion, for the same reason, not to mention Big A doesn't like them. Instead, I topped with shredded cheese and bacon bits, because I had them on hand. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly.

You could even have a "toppings bar" at your party, letting your guests choose from all sorts of toppings for their soup...shredded cheese, chives, bacon bits, sour cream, etc. Then serve with crackers or bread. 

In my opinion, the soup has a delicious flavor but when I make it again, I will definitely use more broth and possibly less cream cheese because it was SUPER thick and creamy...like you could serve it as a side dish (very much like mashed potatoes).

What I love about it is how EASY it is to make and the fact that it would feed a lot of people!

What about you? Do you have any fun ideas for "dressing up a tailgate" or any other fabulous fall ideas that you would like to share? Leave a comment!

Go here for more ways to make your game day parties a hit!



About the Author: Erin Vick Franklin is the founder and director of Worthy of the Prize. Erin has a BBA in Marketing and Management from TCU and a Masters of Christian Education in Church Recreation from Southwestern Seminary. She is a published, award-winning author and poet. Purchase her book Worthy of the Prize Sports Camps: A Church's Guide to Implementing an Effective, Community-Reaching Christian Sports Camp to be used as an outreach tool for your church or mission organization and her ebook find joy in the journey: how 12 women could face tomorrow just because He lives for inspiring stories of women who found overwhelming joy despite their circumstances. Erin is the wife of A, a Worship Pastor, and a work-at-home-momma to 2 crazy little boys, a and e.


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