What's Cooking, Shaker? is a food-related blog for and by the members of the Shaker Heights Ward.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies

Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies
contributed by Anne Evans, originally from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Brownies
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
3 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder

Peanut Butter Filling
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tsp milk

Ganache Topping
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
2 tbsp heavy whipping cream


For instructions, please visit the original site here.

My directions differ from the blog's: I use a boxed brownie mix for the bottom layer.  I accidentally used cream instead of milk for the peanut butter mix and it was fabulous.

These don't freeze great.  You lose a lot of texture and flavor.  Share with friends instead!!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spaghetti Pie

Spaghetti Pie
contributed by Janelle Nutter

Pie Shell
6 oz spaghetti
2 tbsp butter
1 well beaten egg
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Filling
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded, plus extra for topping

Sauce
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 - 3/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 diced green pepper (optional)
1 (15 oz) jar spaghetti sauce


Preheat oven to 350. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain and return to pot. Stir butter, Parmesan cheese and egg into hot spaghetti. Form spaghetti into a "crust" into 10-inch pie plate (or 9x9-inch square baking dish). While pasta is cooking, brown onions and green pepper in small amount of oil until soft. Add meat and brown. Add spaghetti sauce and simmer until thickened. Spread cottage cheese over spaghetti crust. Top with meat sauce. Bake 30 minutes. Top with a handful of Mozzarella cheese and let cheese melt. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.