Creamy Brownie Bars

I've always considered myself an average baker, so I look for recipes that are fast and easy but have great results! This recipe has rich chocolate flavor with a creamy top layer.
 Creamy Brownie Bars
makes 48 bars

Ingredients:
1- package Duncan Hines Double Fudge Brownie Mix
 2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup of oil
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Topping:
one - 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
two eggs
1 pound (3/2 cup)s confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.  Grease bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2" pan
For brownies, combined brownie mix, contents of fudge packet from mix, two eggs, water and oil in a large bowl. Stir with a spoon until well blended, about 50 strokes. Stir in pecans. Spread evenly into prepared pan.

For topping:
 Beat cream cheese in large bowl at medium speed with electric mixer until smooth. Beat in two eggs, confectioners' sugar and the vanilla extract until smooth. Spread evenly over brownie mixture. Bake at 350° for 40 to 50 minutes or until edges and top are golden brown and shiny. Cool completely. Refrigerate until well chilled. Cut into bars.
Quick and easy...that's my game!
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Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is an ethnic melting pot. Immigrants from every country settled in this area, bringing uniquely delicious recipes with them from their homeland. One of these recipes is stuffed Cabbage Rolls (golumpki). It's not a hard recipe, but it is very time-consuming. The cabbage needs to be boiled to soften the leaves so that they can be stuffed with the mixture and individually rolled. 
This time-saving recipe eliminates those steps but has all the flavor of the classic.

Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

2#  lean ground beef
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup rice, cooked
1 large head of raw cabbage, chopped
2 cups tomato soup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/8 cup sugar or sweetener
3/4 cup of water
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Brown the ground beef, drain any fat. Add salt, pepper, onion, and rice. Spray a 13x9 dish with cooking spray. Spread half the cabbage into the dish. Top with the meat mixture. Spread the remaining cabbage over the mixture and flatten. Mix soup, sugar, vinegar and 3/4 cup of water. Pour over casserole. Cover with foil and bake 1-1/2 hours at 350 degrees. Serves eight.
Enjoy!!

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West Virginia Style Hot Dog


Growing up, I probably only ate hot dogs with ketchup or mustard..the usual for a kid. When I met my husband, he introduced me to West Virginia hot dogs... they way he had always eaten them. His grandparents owned a family restaurant
 and this is the way they were served:

hot dogs
hot dog sauce, (recipe follows )
chopped onion, optional
COLESLAW,... yes, coleslaw on top of the hot dog!!
yellow mustard

Hot Dog Sauce:
note: It's called "hot dog sauce ", not chili...no beans

2 pounds lean ground beef
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
1-16 oz. can tomato sauce
1- 12oz. can tomato paste
 2 Tablespoons chili powder
2  Tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
2 cups water

Directions:
In a dutch oven, DO NOT BROWN FIRST.....ground beef and all other ingredients but vinegar. Mix until combined. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for 2 hours. Stir occasionally.
Stir in the vinegar and simmer another 30 minutes.

Extra sauce can be frozen in small containers and thawed when needed.

Now build your hot dogs...and don't be afraid of the slaw...it's awesome!!

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