Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Today we made Drunken Cherry Chip Almond Cake!

2C pitted halved fresh cherries, 1C amaretto liqueur, 1C chocolate chips, 2C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2C butter, 1 1/2C sugar, 1/2C coarsely chopped almonds, 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Soak cherries in amaretto liqueur 2 or more hours in a glass container covered with plastic wrap.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Sift together dry ingredients. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Add eggs.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in dry ingredients. Blend well.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Stir in chips, nuts and thoroughly drained cherries.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ or 10″ round cake pan. Spread evenly.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center of cake emerges clean.

Cherry Chip Almond Cake

Rocky Road Candy Bars

1C flour, 1C oats, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1/2C butter
Filling: 2 eggs, 1C brown sugar, 1/2t vanilla, 2T flour, 1t baking powder, 1C mini marshmallows, 3 oz slivered almonds, 1C chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325F. Cut butter into dry ingredients until crumbly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Press into 13X9″ ungreased dish or pan. Bake 10 minutes.
Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars
For filling, beat eggs, brown sugar and vanilla.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

In separate bowl, mix together dry ingredients. Add to wet. Blend well.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Pour over hot crust.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Sprinkle chips, marshmallows and almonds evenly on top. Press down lightly.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned.

Rocky Road Candy Bars

Squash Almond Bread

Today we made Squash Almond Bread!

1C baked, mashed acorn squash, 1 3/4C flour, 1C brown sugar, 1t baking soda, 1T cinnamon, 1 egg, 1/2C butter, melted; 1/2C coarsely chopped, smoked whole almonds, 1T almond extract

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix butter and brown sugar.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Add egg.

Squash Almond Bread

In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add to batter with squash.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Stir in almond exract.

Squash Almond Bread

Mix in almonds.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Turn into greased rectangular cake pan or casserole dish.

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Squash Almond Bread

Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.

Squash Almond Bread

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Today we made Peanut Butter Nut Pie!

1 graham cracker pie shell, 3/4C light corn syrup, 1/2C creamy peanut butter, 3 eggs, 2/3C brown sugar, 1/2C chopped almonds, 3/4C peanuts, 1t vanilla

Preheat oven to 325F. Mix together corn syrup, peanut butter and eggs until smooth.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Stir in brown sugar and vanilla.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Blend well. Stir in almonds and peanuts.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Pour into pie shell.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Bake 45-50 minutes or until almost set in the middle. Cool before cutting.

Peanut Butter Nut Pie

Praline Candy

Today we made Praline Candy!

1 C brown sugar, 1/2C sugar, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 2T butter, 3/4C sliced almonds, 4T corn syrup, 1C chocolate chips, another 1C chocolate chips– melted

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in saucepan over medium heat.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Cook, stirring constantly, until candy thermometer reaches 235F.

Praline Candy

Remove from heat. Spread 1C chocolate chips on foil-lined cookie sheet. Spread praline on top of chips.

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Praline Candy

Melt chocolate chips and spread on praline. Chill. Break into pieces.

Praline Candy

Chocolate Cheese Marshmallow Ice Milk

2C skim milk, 12 oz chocolate chips, 5 oz mini marshmallows, 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, 8 oz fat-free cream cheese, 6 oz slivered almonds (optional)

Stir milks constantly on medium heat until condensation evaporates from bottom of saucepan.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Add cream cheese. Blend well.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Add chocolate chips. Stir until melted.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Turn off heat. Add marshmallows. Stir until nearly all melted.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Stir in almonds (optional).

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Pour into serving dish. Freeze until of desired consistency.

Choc Cheese Marsh Ice Milk

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Today I made Banana Mint Almond Cake!

2T butter, 4 oz slivered almonds, 1/2C sugar, 3 medium bananas, mashed,
8 oz chocolate-covered mints
(Junior Mints or coarsley chopped After Eight or chopped Andes Candies or chopped Peppermint Patties or the like),
2 eggs, 1 1/4C flour, 3/4t baking soda, 1/4t salt

Preheat oven to 350F.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Sift together flour and baking soda. Stir in salt. In separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Stir in eggs. Blend well.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Alternately add dry and bananas to butter mixture, beginning and ending with dry, until just blended.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

In separate bowl, stir together mints and almonds. Stir into batter.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Turn into greased 9″ round cake pan.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and cake slightly recedes from edges of pan. Cool 20 minutes in pan.

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Banana Mint Almond Cake

Almond Buttermilk Cake

Today I made Almond Buttermilk Cake!

1C butter, 1 3/4C sugar, 4 eggs, 1t grated lemon zest, 1 1/2t almond extract, 3C flour, 1/2t salt, 3t baking powder, 1C buttermilk, 1C slivered almonds

Preheat oven to 300F. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients. Add alternately with buttermilk to wet ingredients, in thirds. Stir in extract and almonds. Turn into greased 9″ X 13″ glass or metal baking dish. Bake 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.