Sunday, November 6, 2011

EASY Cream Cheese Brownies

8 oz cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
6 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 family size box brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg called for on brownie mix box
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350ºF (325ºF for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom
only of 9x13-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In
small bowl, beat filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed
until smooth. Set aside. Make brownie batter as directed on box.
Spread 3/4 of brownie batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls
evenly onto brownie batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over
filling. Cut through mixture with knife several times for marbled
design. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake 40 to 44 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in brownie 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost
clean. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Store covered in

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Creamy Italian Chicken

by Erika Davis
1 pkg cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
1 pkt of dry Good Seasons Italian dressing mix
4 chicken breasts
Cream the top 3 ingredients and pour over the chicken.  You can cook this in the crock pot or covered in the oven.  When it's cooked, shred the chicken and serve over rice or noodles.  Easy peasy and SUPER tasty!  (Marion here- I've even used a bottle of italian salad dressing when I don't have a pkt.  It works and is yummy too!)

Payson 1st Wards YUMMY Easy Quick Homemade Bread

10 1/2 cups white bread flour (do not use all-purpose flour)

1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
3 rounded tablespoons saf-instant yeast
3 tablespoons liquid lecithin*
4 cups hot tap water

Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl(not your mixers bowl). In your mixers bowl, add lecithin and water. Then add your dry ingredients to the mixers bowl. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add more water. If dough is too moist, add more flour. Mix for 5 minutes. (Do not add water or flour to the dough after it has finished mixing.) Spray counter and pans with PAM. A little spray on your hands helps too. Shape loaves and cover with a dish towel. Let raise for up to 25 minutes. (My bread is often ready to bake faster than 25 minutes) Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. This recipe makes four loaves of bread.

*Squeeze or pour approx 3 tablespoons of lecithin directly into the bowl. Do not measure. The lecithin will stick forever!!!

For whole wheat bread, use the same recipe but add one cup applesauce as part of the hot tap water. Mix for ten minutes.
Recipe will make 4 large bread braids. It will make 2 large cookie sheets FULL of rolls or bread sticks. It will make 2 large cookie sheets of sweet rolls rolls.
***This recipe was taught to the Payson 1st Ward Relief Society by Pantry Secrets several years ago. For more information visit