Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms
(Valentine's Day Style)

* Heart shaped Chocolates (we used dove milk chocolates and reese's peanut butter hearts)
* 1/2 cup shortening 
* 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 
* 1/3 cup granulated sugar
* 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar 
* 1 egg 
* 2 tablespoons milk 
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon baking soda 
* 1/2 teaspoon salt 
* granulated sugar 

1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Remove wrappers from chocolates.

2. Beat shortening and peanut butter in large bowl. Add 1/3 cup granulated and brown sugar; beat until fluffy. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into mixture.

3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet.

4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate heart into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. (we put them in the freezer because the chocolate hearts continue to melt)

Makes about 4 dozen cookies. 

Recipe from these lovely ladies..

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

Do I have a treat for you..hold on to your horses..are you ready for this...Yes Guiltless Alfredo Sauce..Last night we had a cooking class ( I didn't get to go to because I went to a class for old ladies about getting older and our health, super duper good) but I came in after to help out (its my job at church, a job I love by the way) and to sample..this was a hit..Danee my cousins daughter from Jerrys side (did you get that, or do you care?) anyway she served it with Fettuccine but Alexie has made me start buying the whole wheat pasta now and its really good, so that is what I will be serving it with tonight..try it,  you will love it..Recipe is from the best food blog around Enjoy!!
Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
2 C low-fat milk 
1/3 C (3 oz) low fat cream cheese
2 T flour
1 t salt
1 T butter
3 garlic cloves
1 C grated Parmesan cheese

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Valentine treat bags

I think these are so cute..and you can get most this candy at Winco in the big bins or any store that carries bulk candy..Martha Stewart came through again..Go here for the template..

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Asian Noodle Salad

 got recipe from here you need to try this one!


1 packages linguine noodles, cooked, rinsed, and cooled (tossed in Olive Oil so they don't clump)
1/2 to 1 head sliced Napa cabbage
1/2 to 1 head sliced purple cabbage
1/2 to 1 bag baby spinach
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 yellow bell pepper, sliced thin
1 orange bell pepper, sliced thin
1 small bag bean sprouts (also called “mung bean sprouts”)
3 sliced green onion
3 peeled, sliced cucumbers
2 bunches of chopped cilantro
1 9oz. can whole cashews, toasted
8 oz. Crumbled Feta cheese (don't leave this out)

Juice of 3 lime
1/2 cup olive oil
2 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
3 cloves chopped garlic
2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped (opt)
1 bunch chopped cilantro

Mix together salad ingredients. Leaving toasted cashews right before serving. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. (you can strain dressing so you don't get chunks) Mix with tongs or hands and serve on platter.*Dressing keeps up to three days before serving, WITHOUT cilantro.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Raspberry Yogurt Salad...

Have I added this before??? Doesn't matter Im doing it again because this is theee easiest salad you'll ever make and one everyone will beg you to make..
Here you go..are you ready...
1 Large Container (32 ounce) of Raspberry Low fat Yogurt
1 16 0z tub of frozen strawberries with or without syrup (defrosted)
1 8 0z tub of cool whip
3 to 4  banana's sliced

you can add walnuts if you'd like and I would but my family would not, so I don't!!
Mix all together put in pretty bowl, because it is pretty and you have a salad that is pretty and yummy for your tummy..I make this mostly on special occasions, I'm not sure why but I want it to be special..Recipe came from my Sister in law..Thanks Cristy!!