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    Question Dessert Ideas for Church Gathering?

    This Sunday my church is having it's Annual Christmas Dinner and music festivities after the dinner. We're supposed to bring a dessert. Does anyone know of a quick, easy to make-and-take recipe?
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    Sorry, I don't have Mom's recipes for these, but here are the ones on

    Quick & Easy But Delicious Red Velvet Cake

    1 box Duncan Hines Yellow Cake Mix (no pudding in the mix)
    1/2 cup sugar
    2 tablespoons cocoa
    1/2 cup oil
    4 eggs
    1 ounce red food coloring (my Mom did 1 layer green coloring and 1 layer red coloring so it was red and green layers when you cut it)
    1 cup milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar

    Mix all above. Bake in two 9 inch pans at 350 degrees for thirty minutes. Cool on wire rack. (Cut into four layers or leave as two large layers.)

    Frost with fluffy butter frosting OR cream cheese frosting.

    Fluffy Butter Frosting

    6 tablespoons flour
    1 1/2 cup milk
    3/4 cup butter
    1/1/2 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring

    Mix flour and milk and cook until thick, stirring constantly with wire whisk. Cool. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy. Add milk mixture and blend well. Spread on cake layers.

    Cream Cheese Frosting

    1 16 ounce package powdered sugar
    1 8 ounce package softened Philadelphia Cream Cheese
    1/2 cup softened butter
    1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla flavoring
    1 cup chopped nuts

    Cream the first four ingredients until well blended. Stir in pecans. Spread on cake.


    Title: Cherry Yum Yum (M_C-Tx)
    Yield: 12 Servings


    3 c graham cracker crumbs
    1 1/2 sticks margarine
    8 oz package cream cheese
    2 pk (envelopes) dream whip
    1 c cold milk
    3/4 c sugar
    2 cn cherry pie filling


    Mix melted butter and crumbs in long pyrex dish ( 13" x 9"). Use a little more than half of the crumbs. Press in bottom of dish. Beat dream whip and milk. Mix cream cheese and sugar together. Add to dream whip mixture. Put half of whip mixture on crumbs. Spread cherries on whip. Put on remainder of whip and then add crumbs. Best to sit overnight in refrigerator. Serves 15-20.


    Apple Crisp
    Another one from the resort. Serving Size: 8


    8 medium Ontario apples -- peeled and sliced
    1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 cup rolled oats
    1 teaspoon cinnamon
    1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
    1/2 cup butter

    Place apple slices in two-quart baking dish. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
    Combine flour, sugar, oats, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Cut butter into pieces. Mix into dry ingredients, using a pastry blender or two forks. When it reaches the texture of coarse breadcrumbs, sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more.

    Oatmeal Chocolate No-bake Cookies


    2 cups of white sugar
    1 stick of butter or margarine
    1/2 cup of milk
    1 teaspoon of vanilla
    1/2 cup of peanut butter
    2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
    3 cups of oatmeal

    Mix the first three ingredients in saucepan. Boil for one minute. Remove from the heat. Add the remaining ingredients. Scoop and drop by tablespoon onto wax paper and cool.

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    Whenever I have to make something easy, I always make a dump cake:

    2 cans applie pie filling
    yellow cake mix
    2 sticks of butter

    Spread the pie filling in a 13X9 casserole dish and then sprinkle the yellow cake mix over it. Melt the two sticks of butter and pour over the cake mix. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until browned.

    Sometimes I will substitute the 2 cans of apple pie filling for 1 can of cherry pie filling and a small can of crushed pineapples. Either way it is SO good.

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    I've had that "dump cake" at a campout it's DELICIOUS!
    If you're not trying to be healthy....
    Monkey Bread
    1 frozen bread dough loaf
    1/2 stick melted butter

    Grease loaf pan. Thaw dough and cut into small pieces (golf ball size). Roll into ball. Roll in butter and then cin/sugar mixture. Line loaf pan. Let rise til at least double. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes or until lightly brown. This bread you don't slice, you pull the chunks off!
    (for yummy garlic bread, do same recipe but substitute garlic powder and parmesan cheese for the cin/sugar)

    Rice Krispy Treats - see box, yum.

    Brownies - always my favorite and so easy to make anymore. (Save the corner for me, that's my favorite section. )
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    The dump cake is also great with cherry pie or blueberry filling instead of apples. You can also use chocolate cake mix (chocolate cherry good!). Walnuts are a tasty addition. My DH has experimented quite a bit with that basic recipe.

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    Twix bars baby! They are awesome, very rich so you can cut them into small pieces and they are simple to make and just amazing! Addicting, but amazing!

    Club crackers (about 70 crackers)
    1/2 brown sugar
    1/2 cup margarine or butter
    1 cup crushed graham crackers (about 8 1/2 crackers)
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    1/2 cup butterscotch chips
    1/2 cup white sugar
    1/4 milk
    1 cup chocolate chips

    Line a 9x13 inch pan with a layer of club crackers. combine brown sugar, sugar, margarine and milk in a saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes. Add crushed graham crackers to heated mixture. Spread over Club crackers. Add another layer of Club crackers. In a saucepan melt the peanut butter, butterscotch chips and chocolate chips over low heat. Spread over last layer of Club crackers. cool and cut into squares.
    After I put it all together I put it in the fridge for a couple hours just to let the chocolate harden up (or you could put it in the freezer to do it quicker) and then just let them sit out a couple minutes when you are ready to cut them so the chocolate softens up a little to make cutting easier. We love to eat them right out of the fridge!

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