Saturday, March 20, 2010

Pasta Salad

This is a mixture between a recipe I got from Samantha and what I ate at Paradise bakery. I love that you can adapt the recipe to what you like. So feel free to do the same!

Pasta Salad

2 lbs. pasta
1 head/bunch broccoli
1 bottle Caesar Salad Dressing
1/4 of a red onion
cherry tomatoes
1 can olives
Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste

Cook pasta according to instructions on bag
Once cooled mix all ingredients and chill

***you can add or change the additional ingredients according to what you like. Other ingredients you could use could include bell peppers and chicken. You can also change what type of cheese you use as well. So good and super easy!***

Angel Biscuits

Angel Biscuits - super easy and super good

2 C. Bisquick
1/2 C. Sour Cream
1/2 C. 7-UP

Mix sour cream and 7-UP together
Stir in Bisquick just until moist
Drop batter by spoonfuls into cupcake pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes

{1 batch makes approx. 12 biscuits.}

Monday, March 1, 2010

Oreo Truffles

Family potlucks mean a chance to try out great new recipes. I found this little beauty here, and was dying to try it.
Super simple and super delicious.

Oreo Truffles

1 package Oreos
1 1/2 pkg (12oz total) cream cheese softened. *I used 2 whole packages b/c well I love cream cheese!
12oz chocolate* I used a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips and a bag of milk chocolate chocolate chips and it was great!
1 oz white chocolate

1. Finely crush the oreos using a food processor
2. Mix oreos in a bowl with the cream cheese (I used a spoon to mix, not a blender). Mix until there are no white streaks visible.
3. Form into small balls
4. place on parchment lined baking sheet.
(hopefully no one pokes their fingers into the balls like they did to some of mine.)

5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight * I did it overnight just to make sure they set correctly.
6. Melt chocolate over double boiler, stirring constantly.
7. Dip each truffle into chocolate using a spoon, drop onto parchment baking sheet.
8. Repeat.
9. Melt white chocolate. Pour into ziploc bag and make a tiny hole in the corner. Drizzle over chocolate.
10. Refrigerate until ready to serve * I would suggest refrigerating for at least 2 hrs prior to eating.
11. ENJOY!

NOTE: You should be aware that the chocolate can stick to your teeth when you bite into the goodness and therefore cause you to look like a pirate that is missing some teeth. Also, the chocolate can be a little melty when your eating them and you may not notice this until your putting your child into pajamas and notice little black fingerprints over his back.