Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The Cheese Dip That Will Make You Famous!
I call this The Cheese Dip that will make you famous because it’s guaranteed to be the hit of the party! Serve it at your Super Bowl Party, serve it at a cocktail party, serve it anywhere and you’ll get rave reviews! It’s super easy, and you’ll have everyone asking for the recipe. Try it with jalapeño jack or chipotle seasonings if you like a kick…otherwise, stick to the cheddar.
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese OR grated jalapeño jack
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small purple onion, diced (you can use chopped green onions as well or omit onions if you don’t like them)
◦Serve with Wheat Thins or Frito’s Scoops for dipping or evenVeggies
1. Place all ingredients in a shallow baking dish (a 9″ square pan or round quiche pan will be perfect!)
2. Microwave on high for about 2 minutes or until the ingredients are melted enough to stir together.
3. Stir until combined.
4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
5. Serve with Wheat Thins or Frito’s Scoops for dipping.
- 2-3 Pounds (50 oz) unsweetened apple sauce
- 3 Pounds granny smith apples
- 4 Cups sugar
- 1 and 1/2 Cups apple juice
- 2 Teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoons cloves
- 1 Teaspoons allspice
Step OnePeel and cut apples into small chips.
Step TwoCombine apples and remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and stir.
Step ThreeCover and cook on low overnight (8 to 10 hours).
Step FourAdd more spices or sugar if desired, stir.
Step FiveContinue cooking for a few more hours, uncovered, until some of the liquid has evaporated and the butter has cooked down a bit.
Step SixPour into jars and refrigerate.
Step SevenServe over hot biscuits, toast, or scones. Makes 12 jars.
Have you ever just wanted a "little" cake? You don't want to make a whole one because you might be tempted to eat more or it might go bad. Well here you go, here is a simple recipe for "cake for one"...
Yum...CAKE For One!!
1 box angel food cake mix
1 box cake mix, any flavor
Mix two cake mixes together, and store in large ziplock bag.
These individual little cakes are amazing and ready to eat in one minute!
They are perfect for whenever you feel like a treat without all the fat and calories that cake can have.
Cake for one: Simple to remember the directions 3, 2, 1 because all you need to remember is:
3 tablespoons mix,
2 tablespoons water,
1 minute in the microwave!
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Saturday, August 3, 2013
How to Make Icebox Pickles
6 cups sliced, unpeeled cucumbers
1 cup sliced red onion
1 cup sliced green bell pepper
1 Tablespoon celery seed
1 Tablespoon salt
2 cups white sugar
1 cup white vinegar
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or crock. Cover with water and refrigerate. You can eat them immediately, but I will tell you that the pickles are much, much tastier if you let them sit in the refrigerator for a few weeks. They will keep up to 3 months in the fridge.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites ~ No Egg ~ Easy ~
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tablespoons of half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
For the coating:
2 cups of chocolate chips (melted)
1 tablespoon shortening
Cream butter and sugar together.
Add remaining ingredients and mix well -- use your hands to get it together the best.
Roll into 1-inch balls.
Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Dip in chocolate, drizzle with chocolate or eat as is -- equally delicious no matter what!
Let stand at room temperature for about 10 minutes before serving.
Store in the refrigerator.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
1 Tablespoon butter
3 cloves of garlic, finely minced
2 Tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk(I used fat-free)
1 Tablespoon cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus 2 Tablespoons extra for topping
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes and fresh parsley, for optional garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
First, prep the squash. Cut spaghetti squash in half using a large sharp knife, scoop out the seeds and place cut side down on a rimmed baking sheet covered with water. Bake until tender, about an hour.
As an alternate way of baking: Poke a few holes deep into the whole squash with a paring knife. Bake for 60 minutes, remove from the oven and let rest for 10 to 20 minutes before slicing in half with a large serrated knife. Scoop out the seedy inside leaving the spaghetti strands.
Once squash is cooked, use a fork to gently scrape the “spaghetti” strands into the center.
For the sauce, melt butter in a small pot over medium-low heat. Once hot, add garlic and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour, cooking for another minute while stirring. Whisk in milk until no lumps remain. Once hot, add cream cheese and stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in Parmesan, salt and pepper.
Spoon sauce equally into each spaghetti squash half. Gently pull up the spaghetti strands to coat as much as possible with the sauce. Top with extra Parmesan and place under the broiler of your oven for 2-3 minutes, or until golden and bubbly.
Top each half with a pinch of red pepper flakes and fresh chopped parsley, if desired. Serve hot.
Recipe shared from: http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com