Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Crock Pot Anyone?

So I'm kind of on this crock pot kick.
I think we have the worst time church EVER! We go from 11-2. It is too early to eat lunch before we go and when we get home we are starving so we over eat and than not ready for dinner when dinnertime gets here. Me and my friend were talking about this and she told me that she prepares dinner in the crock pot and they eat the big meal right when they get home and then at dinner time just do something light. Why hadn't I thought of this before? So I'm just trying to find a few more crock pot recipes so we can have a variety. So bear with me - I might be posting a few of them in the next couple of days. Don't worry - i don't think the kick will last long. :)

Monday, May 4, 2009

Looking for Crock Pot Recipes

I'm looking for some new crock pot recipes. If you have any just email me at lostinthekitchen(at)gmail.com. Thanks!

Apple Streusel Cheesecake Bars

This recipe comes from my friend Amy and they are SO good!

1 pouch (1lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker oatmeal cooking mix
1/2 cup firm butter or margarine
2 packages (8 oz) cream cheese softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbls all purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 can (21 oz) apple pie filling
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray bottom and sides of 9x13 pan
2. Place cookie mix in large bowl. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of mixture; press remaining mixture in bottom of pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, in large bowl beat cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla, and egg with electric mixer until smooth.
4. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust (will spread easier if crust is cooled some first)
5. In medium bowl, mix pie filling and cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture.
6. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Sprinkle with walnuts.
7. Bake 35 - 40 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes, then refrigerate about 2 hours (makes them easier to cut). Store in refrigerator.