Cream Cheese Squares

I made these Cream Cheese Squares for a stamping workshop at my house last night. The ladies seemed to like them. They are super easy to make, and I needed something quick and easy this week!

I did substitute low-fat crescent rolls and Neufchatel cheese to make them a little less sinful, and they were still very good. I also changed the topping. I didn't sprinkle them with a cinnamon and sugar mixture. I made a simple confectioner's sugar icing and drizzled it over them instead.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!


Sour Cream Banana Bread

Last weekend, I made this bread for our pastors. October was Pastor Appreciation Month, but October was so busy around here that I missed it. I made this for our pastors in early November. I don't think they minded that I was a week late!

I received this recipe from my father's cousin, Crystal, back when Jim and I got married. At least I think that's when she gave it to me. As part of my bridal shower planning, my mom made up post cards for people to send me. They were to write their favorite recipe on it and send it to me. I'm pretty sure that's when she gave me this recipe.

Sour Cream Banana Bread

1/2 c. butter
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. mashed banana
1/2 c. nuts (optional)
1/2 c. sour cream

Cream butter and sugar very well until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix just until blended. Add the dry ingredients, mixing till well combined, but don't overmix. Add the banana, nuts and sour cream. Mix lightly just until blended throughout. Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for about one hour. Test the bread with a toothpick in the center for doneness.

Instead of baking this as a bread in loaf pans, I made it into muffins. I gave normal size muffins to our youth and children's pastors, because they have little kids at home. I made big, Texas-sized muffins for our senior and associate pastors. Sorry, but I forgot to take any pictures of them before I gave them away! Thanks for stopping by!