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Toffee-Crack Dip

Toffee-Crack Dip

This is a great recipe to bring to your next get-together. Whenever I bring this, people are ga-ga over it- I think because it’s so easy! I got this from my friend who also brought it somewhere, and everyone was asking for her recipe! Well, she shared it with me, and I did tweak it a little though essentially it’s the same. And oh, by the way…you are going to freak out with her tip to keep your apples from browning…mind.blown. Here’s what you do:

Toffee-Crack Dip & Apples

Ingredients:

1/2 Cup of brown sugar
1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
2 TBSP half and half or whole milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
1 (8oz) block of softened cream cheese (I used the low-fat kind)
3/4 Cup of Toffee bits (found in baking section of grocery store)

For serving:

1 package graham crackers (around 10)
4-5 large apples
1 cup pineapple juice (canned)
Caramel sauce (bottle of your favorite at the store)

Here’s what to do:

  • Beat the softened cream cheese, vanilla, half and half, and sugars with an electric mixture in a bowl on medium until smooth.
  • Add in the toffee bits and stir until combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  • Peel and cut 4-5 apples in to wedges/slices. Add to about a cup of pineapple juice in a bowl and toss so apples are well coated, to prevent browning. Set aside until ready to serve.

When Ready to Serve:

Before serving, drizzle a little caramel sauce and a sprinkling of toffee bit on top of the dip.
Drain the apples from the juice, and serve with the dip, alongside of graham crackers or vanilla wafer cookies.

Toffee-Crack Dip

Isn’t it an awesome tip to soak the apple slices in pineapple juice before serving?! My kids love these slices just plain too! I used to cover them in cinnamon-sugar so they’d keep in their lunches and lemon-soaking was too tart- this is so great and it doesn’t change the apples’ consistency or taste- if anything it makes them a bit sweeter! Yum.

Toffee-Crack Dip

Toffee-Crack Dip

Ingredients

    Ingredients:
  • 1/2 Cup of brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cup powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP half and half or whole milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 (8oz) block of softened cream cheese (I used the low-fat kind)
  • 3/4 Cup of Toffee bits (found in baking section of grocery store)
  • For serving:
  • 1 package graham crackers (around 10)
  • 4-5 large apples
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (canned)
  • Caramel sauce (bottle of your favorite at the store)

Instructions

    Here's what to do:
  1. Beat the softened cream cheese, vanilla, half and half, and sugars with an electric mixture in a bowl on medium until smooth.
  2. Add in the toffee bits and stir until combined.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight.
  4. Peel and cut 4-5 apples in to wedges/slices. Add to about a cup of pineapple juice in a bowl and toss so apples are well coated, to prevent browning. Set aside until ready to serve.
  5. Before serving, drizzle a little caramel sauce and a sprinkling of toffee bit on top of the dip.
  6. Drain the apples from the juice, and serve with the dip, alongside of graham crackers or vanilla wafer cookies.
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Toffee Crack Dip

Welcome to #Choctoberfest with Imperial Sugar & Giveaway

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, because it is the official start of #Choctoberfest. This is the third annual food blogger celebration of all things chocolate, made possible thanks to our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar and the other sponsors listed below.

Over 70 bloggers are participating in #Choctoberfest 2017 and will be posting 200+ chocolate recipes over the next week. Keep your eyes peeled, visit any of the blogs listed below, or use the #Choctoberfest hashtag on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to follow along. You can also check out our #Choctoberfest Pinterest board, where we post chocolate recipes all year long.

You can also enter to win our #Choctoberfest prize pack. Thank to our amazing sponsors who are contributing the following items for the prize:

  • $100 gift card to Williams Sonoma or Sur La Table from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar
  • 1 case of granulated white sugar (40 pounds), 1 case of light brown sugar (24 pounds), 1 case of dark brown sugar (24 pounds), and 1 case of powdered sugar (24 pounds) from our gold sponsor Imperial Sugar
  • 16 oz Barlean’s Butter-Flavored Coconut Oil, 9.52 oz canister of Chocolate Silk Greens, and 8oz bottle of Essential Women Omega-Swirl Chocolate Mint from our silver sponsor Barlean’s
  • 300-piece Lindt LINDOR Truffles gift bag (you choose the flavors!) from blog sponsors The PinterTest Kitchen

This prize pack is valued at over $450! To enter, simply follow participating sponsors and bloggers using the below giveaway widget.

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Stay tuned to see the delicious recipes bloggers have cooked up using Imperial Sugar and Barlean’s products. Thank you also to Davis Chocolate and Rodelle for being #Choctoberfest shoutout sponsors! Watch Instagram and Facebook to find out more about about their chocolate products.

Here is a complete list of all the bloggers participating in #Choctoberfest 2017, so you can see the recipes they are posting throughout the week:

The PinterTest KitchenFix Me a Little LunchSavory MomentsCrumbs in my MustachioHouse of Nash EatsBake It With LoveThat RecipeHardly A GoddessCooking With CarleeA Kitchen Hoor’s AdventuresBody RebootedCindy’s Recipes and WritingsThe Redhead BakerFaith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered AccompliceSweet CoraliceSeduction in The KitchenCooks&Books&RecipesEveryday EileenUnder My Apple TreeFamily Around The TableBottom Left of the MittenThe Spiffy CookieFairyburgerJoin Us, Pull up a ChairJonesin’ For TasteJane’s Adventures in DinnerTake Two TapasJennifer BakesThe Unlikely BakerHostess At HeartKaren’s Kitchen StoriesKate’s Recipe BoxKelly Lynns Sweets and TreatsWildflour’s Cottage KitchenChocolate SlopesLittle House Big AlaskaMakes, Bakes and Decor2 Cookin MamasThat Skinny Chick Can BakeBooks n’ CooksMildly MeanderingLiving IdeasRestless ChipotleGet the Good Stuff!The Weekday GourmetAn Affair from the HeartWest Via MidwestCookie Dough and Oven MittThe Bitter Side of SweetCookaholic WifeDaily Dish RecipesFor the Love of FoodThe Saucy SouthernerCook’s HideoutBy the PoundsTramplingrose: Cooking, Baking & Ranting in Small-Town South DakotaSarah Cooks the BooksChef Sarah ElizabethFantastical Sharing of RecipesSarah’s Bake StudioThe Pajama ChefFrankly EntertainingLong Distance BakingPalatable PastimeThe Freshman CookThe Food Hunter’s Guide to Cuisine ♥ A Day in the Life on the FarmWendy PolisiTampa Cake GirlMy Southern Sweet ToothCanning and Cooking at HomeFull Belly SistersSuperSizeGuy.comOur Good LifeThe Life Jolie

Some have already been posting their great recipes! Mine start tomorrow, so stay tuned!


slow cooker cube steak

Slow Cooker Cube Steaks Paprika #SundaySupper

This is comfort food. And frugal food. Cube steaks are an inexpensive cut of meat that works perfectly for a crockpot to tenderize all day. And also as a weeknight dinner that will feed a crowd. I love this recipe that sort of morphed from 5 other recipes that I make! It is a little bit BBQ and a lot of paprika- the flavors are over the top delicious! You can eat this over noodles or rice or even potatoes to sop up all the gravy that it makes.

slow cooker cube steak

Slow Cooker Cube Steaks Paprika

Ingredients:

2 onions, sliced (or one large)
1 small pkg mushrooms
6-8 Cube Steaks
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 TBSP. paprika
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
1 can beef broth
1/2 cup sour cream (reserved & optional)
*garnish with sliced scallions or chopped parsley

Here’s what to do:

  • Spray your crockpot  thoroughly and turn on low.
  • Add the sliced onions, garlic, and mushrooms to the bottom of the pot.
  • Dredge the steaks in flour, pepper and salt. Set on top of the vegetables.
  • Sprinkle the paprika over it all.
  • Add the BBQ sauce and broth on top.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. When ready to serve, remove the meat and add 1 cup of sour cream to the crockpot. Stir until smooth. Add the meat back in and heat until the meat is warmed through- about 15 minutes more. Serve over noodles, rice or potatoes.

That’s it- we devoured this meal- The sour cream is totally optional- you can add 2 Tbsp. heavy cream or 1/2 cup of greek yogurt if you want instead.

slow cooker cube steak

Fall is all about comfort meals and busy nights with activities with the kids, so I really love this #SundaySupper theme week! I can get all new ideas for what to make in one stop today, and you can too- take a look:

Slow Cooker Comfort Food Recipes #SundaySupper

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Soups, Stews, and Pastas

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.