Simply Decadent Owner

Simply Decadent Owner
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

These S'mores will leave you wanting more and more...

I was looking through a magazine and was trying to find something that would be different for the dessert case at the restaurant. My clients love things that are gooey and chocolately and totally yummmm! Well, I must say that this bar fits the bill plus more. They are very easy to make and will go so quick you won't know what happened.

S'mores Bar Cookies

1 stick of soft butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 Hershey Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 oz. each) broken into pieces
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8 inch square baking pan (or double the recipe and do a 9x13 like I did) and then line with parchment paper. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until well blended. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Press half of dough into prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate bar sections, marshmallows and bits of remaining dough over baked layer. Bake 10-15 minutes or just until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Then cut into bars.

These are fantastic!!!!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Super Apple Brownies...almost addiction

Hey everyone, if you know me you know that I am completely addicted to chocolate! No questions about it, I love it and must have it for everyone to survive. Yes, I said for everyone to survive. I know I may look like quite the sweetheart, but I can get quite violent when there is a lack of chocolate around. Well, these brownies aren't chocolate, but they are really quite delicious. Many people that come in the Cafe can't have chocolate so this is one of the recipes that we use to help them out a bit...the poor souls.

1 cup soft butter
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
6 medium apples, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts, or nut of your choice
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Greas a 9x13 inch pan and I line it with parchment and then spray that. In a large bowl, beat butter, sugar and egg until fluffy. Fold in the apples and walnuts. In a separate bowl, sift flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Mix the two mixtures together just until blended. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared dish. Bake 35 minutes in a preheated oven or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle liberaly with cinnamon and sugar while hot.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm Back.....

Hey everyone, I know it's been a long time since I've posted any yummies, but the holidays wore me down.....I have some here that I think you all will love to try.

Sweet Onion Dip

2 cups sweet onions, finely chopped
2 cups real mayo
2 cups grated swiss
Mix ingredients together and pour into an 8x8 inch baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden. Serve with a variety of crackers. Very yummy.

Another very yummy treat that I came across is this salad. It is very versatile as you can leave out certain ingredients if you need and it still is fantastic.

Caramel Apple Salad

2 pkgs. instant butterscotch pudding mix (small boxes)
16 oz. Cool Whip
1 cup mini marshmallows
8 cups chopped apple, with peel (I used granny smith and galas) you can use
whatever kind you like
1 cup chopped nuts
1 large Snickers bar, chopped
Combine all of the ingredients and store the salad in the refrigerator. This salad is so good. It is almost like a dessert!

Hope everyone enjoys these yummies, I promise to keep posting and you all let me know what you think.

About Me

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Brazil, Indiana, United States
I have a restaurant in Brazil, Indiana named Simply Decadent Cafe & Catering. I also do full event catering along with wedding/party planning. I must admit I am horribly addicted to coffee and wild cherry diet pepsi along with chocolate. I love listening to my MP3 player while I cook and have been known to dance around the kitchen a little. Have to make the kitchen fun don't we? I don't have any formal kitchen training, but have learned a lot over the years from a few fantastic cooks, my grandma being one of them. I love trying new recipes and my customers are always willing to be my taste testers.

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