Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Traditions & Cream Cheese Butter Frosting

My family almost always gathers at my parents house for Sunday dinner. A tradition that has been going on since I was a kid & I plan to keep going for many years. Now a days life is hectic and if it weren't for those Sunday dinners then there would be many weeks that I wouldn't see much of my brother & his family or my parents for that matter. Which could be a good thing!

**That comment is strictly meant for my BROTHER, not my sister-in-law, nephew or parents!!**

I say this because he always gives me a hard time when he is around. But I know it's just cause he loves me so much! Anyways, this weekend we celebrated my sister-in-laws birthday after dinner. In our house you are NEVER too old to celebrate a birthday. On your birthday you get to pick your favorite meal & cake and someone else cooks it for you. So her request was for Mom's baked steak and she wanted chocolate brownies with cream cheese icing. I used to work at Kroger's before I got married and every day for my breakfast I would get a cream cheese brownie and they were super. Now a days they all taste like chemicals. Anyways, I tried to come up with a good recipe for cream cheese icing that was good & thick and made me think of those brownies that I used to get. Here is what I came up with. I used a buttercream frosting recipe & added cream cheese, more vanilla, less powdered sugar and no liquids. It spelled YUMMY to me! I think I will call it Cream Cheese Butter Frosting and NO it's not low-fat.


2 sticks butter, softened
1-2 tsp. vanilla
1 (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar

Blend butter, vanilla & cream cheese till creamy.
Add powdered sugar and mix till really smooth & fluffy.

**Also, Granny Sue, if you're out there I cheated & used a box mix of brownies since I don't have a good recipe for homemade. So if you happen to find one let me know!**


Carmen said...
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Carmen said...

Seems blogger is acting up and messed up my comment! OH MY GOODNESS those brownies sound awesome!!! Love your cute little cozy cabin on your header!