Monday, May 12, 2008

Summer Berry Pie

3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbs cornstarch
1 1/2 cup water
1 4-serving size red jello
3 cups fresh berries
1 pie crust(either regular baked pie crust or graham cracker crust)
whipped cream

Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water until smooth. Stirring constantly, cook on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil; boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in package of jello. Cool to room temperature. Stir in berries. Pour into crust. Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm. Serve with whipped cream.

The Only Brownie Recipe You'll Ever Need

2 cups sugar
1 cup softened butter(not marg)
4 eggs

2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
2 tsp vanilla

Bake in greased 9x13 pan at 350 for about 15-20 minutes. IMPORTANT: Only bake until the middle doesn't jiggle when you shake the pan, no matter what the brownies look like.

Girdle-Busting Bars

1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick butter
1 lb powdered sugar
4 eggs 8 oz cream cheese

Melt butter and add 1 egg to cake mix. Mix until stiff. Spread in bottom of pan. Mix cream cheese, 3 eggs, and powdered sugar. Pour on top of cake crust. Bake 1 hour at 350. Cool 10 minutes.

Tropical Chicken Salad

2 cups cooked cubed chicken
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup mayo
1 tsp curry powder
1 can pineapple tidbits or chunks, drained
1 large firm bananas, sliced
1 can (11 ounces) mandarine oranges, drained or 1-2 cups cut-up oranges
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1 cup salted peanuts or cashews

Place chicken and celery in a large bowl. Combine mayo and curry powder; add to chicken and mix. Cover and chill 30 minutes. Before serving, add the pineapple, bananas, oranges and coconut; toss. Sprinkle with nuts. 4-6 servings

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Waffle of Insane Greatness (no, I didn't name it; yes, it lives up to its name)

3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup whole milk or buttermilk
1/3 cup oil
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla

In a bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add milk, oil, egg, sugar and vanilla; mix well. Let sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat waffle iron; don't spray with non-stick(the oil in the batter will allow the waffle to release easily). Cook as directed for your waffle iron.

I double this recipe for my family, and it just makes enough.