Friday, June 4, 2010

June BBQ recipes

Last night I was invited to a BBQ at L 'n' B's.  I always like to bring a dessert or a beverage when I go over there and I had just the right things in mind.  I'd like to share the recipes.  I know B has a sweet tooth yet he likes to eat healthy things as he is training for the MS Bike-thingy for next weekend. 

Don't know what it's called.  I'll call it A Berry Brownie Pizza. (got out of a Taste of Home book)

1 pkg. fudge brownie mix (9x13-in pan size)
1/3 cup chopped unblanched almonds (I used sliver almonds from the dispenser machine @ Cub)
1 tsp. almond extract
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel (I omitted)
2 cups whipped topping
Mixed fresh berries (I used straw, rasp, blue, and black)

1.) Prepare brownie batter according to the pkg. directions for fudge-like brownies, adding almonds and almond extract.  Spread into a greased 14-inch pizza pan. (I used 16 inch pan....worked great!)
2.) Bake at 375* for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool on a wire rack.
3.) In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar vanilla and lemon peel until smooth.  Fold in whipped topping.  Spread over crust to within 1/2 in. of edges.  Top with berries.  Refrigerate for 2-3 hours before serving.

I also brought a refreshing beverage.  It was in the June issue of BHG.  It's called Junebug.

3 cups Ginger Ale
4 Tbsp. Grenadine
4 Tbsp. Orange Juice
3 scoops Orange Sherbet
For lushes: add 1/4 white rum

3 cups makes enough for 2 people.  I doubled the recipe and only had a little left.  For 4+ people, I'd probably triple or quadruple the recipe.  And instead of placing the sherbet in with the liquid, a scoop was placed in each glass.  Yum!!!


Gina said...

They both sound yummy, although I'm not a fruit person, but the drink is something I might try making!