Sunday, June 20, 2010

Lemon Whippersnappers

These are now on my favorite cookie list. They are second in line to my favorite cookie, which I have shared earlier. Yes, they are both yummy but mainly because they have very few ingredients and are easy.

1 Box of Lemon Cake Mix
2 Cups of Cool Whip (thawed)
1 Egg (lightly beaten)
Powdered Sugar

Mix cake mix, cool whip and egg. Roll into small balls, maybe just smaller than a ping pong ball, roll in powdered sugar. Place on your cookie sheet. They will flatten out, so do not put them too close together on your cookie sheet. I fit 13 on 1 sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Makes around 3 dozen cookies.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Another pasta salad - it's that time of year!

16 oz pkg bowtie pasta, cooked
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 c mayo
1/2 c Caesar dressing
1 Tbsp Grey Pouopon (or any other fancy prepared mustard)
2 tsp curry powder
salt and pepper to taste
cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
red grapes, halved
chopped celery
parmesan cheese, to taste

In a large bowl, toss pasta, chicken, oil and garlic powder. Cover and chill. In a separate bowl, combine mayo, Caesar dressing, mustard, curry powder, salt and pepper. Cover and chill. Just before serving, add tomatoes, grapes, celery, chilled dressing and cheese to pasta mixture and toss.

Make sure you leave plenty of time to chill -- it is SOO much better cold. The recipe makes a TON but its great leftover (I had it for breakfast this morning, gross I know) -- or you can just half the recipe :).

Friday, June 4, 2010

Easy Fruit Popsicles

To make four pops,
2 cups cut-up fruit
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice
Throw all ingredients into a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. You might wish to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of water so the final mix is a thick slush.
Pour into 4-ounce pop molds or paper cups, insert sticks, and freeze until solid.

Recipe from the Readers Digest.