Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Impress your future in laws with these easy holiday recipes.

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes]

·         6 lbs yukon gold potatoes
·         8 ounces cream cheese
·         1 sour cream packet
·         1/2 cup milk

Boil Mashed Potatoes
In a separate bowl mix cream cheese and sour cream packet
Mix potatoes and cream cheese potatoes together
Bake covered with foil at 350 for 45 min's.

Baked Brie

  •          1/2 (17.5 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed
  •          1 (8 ounce) wheel Brie cheese
  •          1/4 cup sliced almonds


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degree C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
Slice the wheel of Brie in half, horizontally, so that the halves are two, flatter wheels of Brie. Lay the puff pastry in the pie pan. Place half of the Brie (rind-side down) onto the pastry dough. Sprinkle almonds evenly over the top. Place the other half of the Brie (rind-side up) over the almonds. Bundle the pastry dough around the Brie.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

Pumpkin Brownies

  • 1 package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • ½  cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1  egg
  • 3  tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1  box Betty Crocker® Premium Brownies Ultimate Fudge
  • ¼  cup vegetable oil
  • 2  tablespoons water
  • 1 egg


Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In small bowl, beat all filling ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Set aside.
Make brownie batter as directed on box, using 1/4 cup oil, 2 tablespoons water and the egg. Spread 3/4 of the batter in pan. Spoon filling by tablespoonfuls evenly over batter. Spoon remaining brownie batter over filling. Cut through batter several times with knife for marbled design.
Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until toothpick inserted 1 inch from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Kona - CDP's mascot- is almost full grown!!

Kona is now about 1 year old. She's the official mascot for Cottontail Digital Press. She is a rescue puppy. Her are a few pictures of her from this year.  Because we all love puppy pics! Wedding planning is stressful, enjoy adorable animal pictures.