I am pleased to report that the food I brought to my friend's bachelorette party was a big hit. I ended up not making as much as I had anticipated, but I still managed to bring home leftovers. Invite me to a potluck, you will not regret it.
Chocolate Chip Blondies(aka Yum Yum Bars - the Secret Family Recipe)
2/3 C margarine or butter, melted and cooled1 lb brown sugar3 eggs2.5 C flour2.5 T baking powder1 tsp. salt1 tsp vanilla12 oz bag of choc chips
Combine melted butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla - stir until smooth. Add dry incredients and combine. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan and back at 350 for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Slide a knife around the edges of the pan as soon as they are out of the oven and cool. They should be slightly gooey in the middle, or as my Daddy-O says, they come out "medium rare."
Mexican Pinwheels2 8oz cream cheese, very soft3/4 C Salsa - Pace Picante Sauce is good1 small can green chillis, chopped1 C shredded Mexican blend cheese1 pkg (10) large flour tortillas
Combine cream cheese, salsa, chilies, and cheese. Spread evenly onto each tortilla and roll up, wrapping rolls tightly with Saran. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours or overnight. Unwrap and slice each roll into 1/2" pieces. Serve alone or with guac or salsa.
These two recipes are probably some of my favorite things my mom makes and I was pleased when my friends thought they were great too.