Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Cream Cheese Sheet Cake

If you want a really simple, really DELICIOUS sheet cake, then this is the one for you. And the batter is pretty darn tasty, too!!  I can't take the credit for this great recipe (or the picture), I found them on Pinterest, which led me to busymomblogs.com.  But I will take credit for the smiles on my husband and boys faces when they had (multiple) pieces!  :)


  • 1 cup plus 2 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a mixing bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese, and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Add flour, mix well. Pour into a greased 15" x 11" cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.  Cool completely.

For frosting, combine sugar and milk in a saucepan; bring to boil over medium hear. Cover and cook for 3 minutes (do not stir). Remove from heat and stir in butter and chocolate chips until melted. Cool slightly. Stir, and spread over cake.

Makes 24-30 servings.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Biscuit Tostadas


  • 1 can (17.3 ounces) large refrigerated biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grands)
  • 1 lb. ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) chili beans, warmed through
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Lettuce
  • Olives (chopped)
  • Sour cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Split each biscuit in half (or not--depending on how big you want to make the "tostada shell". Flatten each half into a 4-inch round. Place dough on parchment paper on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until done and golden brown. Remove from baking sheet and top with ground beef, chili beans, and desired toppings of your choice. Kids LOVE this!!