Monday, October 21, 2013

Hot Fudge Pudding Cake

This recipe has been one of my favorites since college. It is such a good recipe when you have a chocolate craving because you probably have everything on hand to make it at a moment's notice. I love easy recipes that call for ingredients I already have! This cake is magical- you throw in the most basic ingredients, and in 45 minutes, it becomes something amazing and unexpected! Everyone loves this cake. It is good with ice cream or just a tall glass of ice cold milk!


1 cup flour
3/4 cup white sugar
2 TBSP cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter, melted (can use margarine or shortening)

1 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup hot water

Combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a bowl. Add the milk and butter and mix to form a batter. Put in an ungreased 8x8 in square dish.

Combine the brown sugar and cocoa powder and sprinkle over the batter.

                                                  Pour the hot water over top of the cake.

Bake in the oven at 350 for 45 minutes.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

This is what we are having for dinner tonight.  Since it started getting cold, I've been craving this chili.  It's one of our family favorites.  The recipe is from Plain Chicken.  

2 chicken breasts
1 can black beans
1 can corn, undrained (look at my notes below)
1 can Rotel, undrained
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 tsp cumin
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 8 oz package light cream cheese

Drain and rinse black beans. Place chicken at bottom of pot, then pour out whole can of corn (undrained), rotel, and black beans. Top with seasonings and ranch mix. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir cream cheese into chili. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Stir together and serve.

Top with Tortilla chips and cheese!

*Note: I don't actually use canned corn.  I use frozen corn.  I find that the canned corn and juices give it too much of a sweet flavor.  So I add in some corn and then add a bit of water.  

**I have also found that there needs to be some liquid added after it's done cooking.  I just add water to get it to the desired consistency.

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