Category Archives: Recipes

Quick and Easy Alfredo Sauce

Creamy and delicious!

Cream cheese is the secret to this quick Alfredo sauce.”

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter 

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

2 teaspoons garlic powder

2 cups milk 

6 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

1. Melt butter in a medium, non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stirring with wire whisk until smooth. Add milk, a little at a time, whisking to smooth out lumps. Stir in Parmesan and pepper. Remove from heat when sauce reaches desired consistency. Sauce will thicken rapidly, thin with milk if cooked too long. Toss with hot pasta to serve.

 

 

Mediterranean Salad

Great especially with any Italian main dish!

1 Head Lettuce torn in pieces 6 Green Onions with tops thinly sliced
1/2 C. Diced celery 2 tbsp. Snipped Parsley
3/4 C. Shredded Cheddar cheese 1/2 C. Oil
1/4 C. Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp. Salt
1/2 tsp. Dill Weed 1/4 tsp. Pepper

 

Combine vegetables and cheese.  In small bow combine remaining ingredients.   Add to salad and toss.  Serves 6-8.

Oriental (Ramen Noodle) Salad

6-8 Servings Prep: 15 Min. Ready in: 45 Min.

Ingredients

1 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix

2 (3 ounce) packages oriental flavored ramen noodles

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup sliced almonds

1/2 cup white sugar

1/3 cup vegetable oil

1/3 cup cider vinegar

Seasoning pkgs from noodles

Directions

    1. In a large salad bowl, combine first five ingredients.
    2. Whisk together the sugar, oil, vinegar and ramen seasoning packets. Pour over salad and toss to evenly coat. Refrigerate until chilled; top with peanuts and sunflower seeds before serving.

 

 

Brownies

 

Here’s a recipe for your sweet tooth….enjoy!

 

3/4 C. Butter (melted) 3 Eggs
1 C. Flour 2 C. Sugar
4 Squares Unsweetened Chocolate 1 tsp. Vanilla
Nuts (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease 9×12 pan well.

 

Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwaveable  bowl on high 2 min. or until butter is melted.  Stir until chocolate is completely melted.  Stir in sugar, blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts, mix well.  Spread into prepared pan.

 

Bake 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out with fudgy crumbs.  Do not overbake.. Cool in pan or wire rack.

 

 

Five-Cup Salad

 

Looking for something easy to take to a pot luck dinner?  Here is a suggestion.

6-8 servings Prep:15 Min. Total Time: 3 Hours + 15 Min.

Ingredients

1 cup crushed pineapple drained

1 cup mandarin oranges drained

1 cup coconut

1 cup mini marshmallows

1 cup sour cream

Directions

Simply mix all ingredients together.  Great light dessert.

 

Wacky Cake

 

Here comes the first recipe.  Hope you all enjoy it.  It’s so simple and yet a favorite

3 C. Flour 2 C. Sugar
1 1/2 tsp. Salt 2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 C. Cocoa 2 tbsp. Vinegar
2 tsp. Vanilla 2/3 C. Oil
2 C. Cold Water

 

Mix dry ingredients  in 9×13 pan.  Make a well in the center.  Pour in vinegar, vanilla,  oil and water.  Mix with spoon until well blended.  Bake at 350 for 35 min.  Top with your favorite frosting.