Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Treats for the Eye as well as the Tummy!

My sister Betty had a Stampin' Up party at my house. She made some awesome treats for us! Here is a photo of some killer Rocky Road Brownies! Do you like my cake platter? It is an ashtray glued to a candlestick glued to a glass plate! Love the Dollar Store.

She also made these great sugar cookies! I'm kind of a sugar cookie snob and trust me, these are the best! Also on a Dollar Store dessert platter.

This is a Spring Garden Veggie Dip. Super with crackers, celery, peppers and carrots!

She also made a fresh salsa, that was knock-out delicious! Don't you love the dishes? They are from Belgium!
Here is the spread (love the dishes stacked in the background waiting to be put away. Oh, you didn't notice? Bless you!)
Here are the recipes! Thanks Betty!

Supreme Rocky Road Brownies
1st layer:
Melt together 1/2 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 square unsweetened chocolate
Add: 1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup nuts
2 eggs
1 cup flour
Spread in a greased and floured 9x13 pan. Set aside.
2nd layer:
Blend together:
6 oz cream cheese
1 egg
2 Tbsp flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup margarine
Carefully pour and spread over chocolate layer. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts and 6 oz chocolate chips. Bake at 350* for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 cups mini marshmallows, return to oven for 2 minutes. Frost with Supreme Brownie Frosting.
Supreme Brownie Frosting
Melt together 1/4 cup margarine, 2 oz cream cheese, 1 square unsweetened chocolate, 1/4 cup milk. Remove from heat, add 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until smooth. Spread over brownies and refrigerate.
Sugar Cookies
Cream 1/2 cup butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
Add 1 cup sour cream, mix well.
Sift together: 4 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Add to creamed mixture, mix well. Chill dough well. Roll out and cut. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool and frost.
2 cups powdered sugar
3 oz cream cheese
3 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp almond extract
Mix well.
Spring Garden Dip
Blend together:
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
3/4 Tbsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
dash pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
Stir in:
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1/4 cup chopped radishes
1/4 cup chopped peeled cucumbers
Serve with fresh veggies.
6-8 tomatoes, chopped
4-6 green onions, chopped
1 4-oz can green chilies
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1-2 cups chopped grilled chicken
1-2 small avocados, chopped
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 clove minced garlic
2 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
pepper to taste
jicama (opt)


  1. That dessert plate has to be the best idea I have seen for a long time! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Those are some awesome pictures!! We host some pretty awesome parties, maybe we should start a Party Planning company?!?!?!?!