Thursday, April 30, 2015

Fruit Salad

Today I'm sharing a fruit salad recipe that is as easy as can be!

 This is one of those recipes that you can find at so many summer BB Q's and graduations. AND church potlucks..can't forget those!

It keeps well for a few days. I find that the banana's actually stay pretty well, but you can always add those last minute,too.

Have a great day!

Fruit Salad

1 can pineapple, with juice
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
1 bunch grapes, halved
2 bananas, sliced
1 pack fresh strawberries, sliced
1 small box instant vanilla pudding

Pour the pineapple juice into a bowl, stir in the pudding mix, add the fruit and stir. Cool in refrigerator. ( add bananas just before serving)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Blueberry Cobbler for Two

I love recipes for just one or two, and this is perfect for a quick dessert. It's meant to be served warm, with a bit of whipped cream on top. I love the fresh taste of the blueberries!

Blueberry Cobbler for Two

1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
1/4 c. milk
1 Tbsp. butter, melted
1 c. blueberries, divided

Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add the milk and butter, stirring just until moistened. Put 1/2 c. berries into the two greased 10 oz. custard cups. Pour the batter over each, then top with the other half a cup of berries. Bake at 375 for 25 to 30 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Monster Cookies

This is a new recipe I tried for Monster Cookies. The one I normally make has corn syrup. I like both recipes and really couldn't tell a big difference.

I made a big batch to have on hand over the Easter holiday. They taste great and freeze well!

Monster Cookies

1 1/2 c. peanut butter
1 c. brown sugar
1 c. sugar
1 stick butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp. vanilla
4 1/2 c. oats
2 tsp. baking soda
2 c. M & M's

Mix peanut butter, butter, and sugars. Stir in eggs and vanilla, mix well. Mix in the baking soda. Stir in the oats and M & M's. Bake on parchment lined cookie sheets for 10 to 12 minutes at 350. Cool 5 minutes before removing from pans.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Buttermilk Fruit Topping

This recipe is from a church cookbook I bought at our local used book store. I go in every other week and see if they have gotten in any more treasures for my cookbook collection. I LOVE reading cookbooks.

I knew Brent would love this...and I was right.

 I think his cup had more topping than fruit!

Buttermilk Fruit Topping

1 1/2 c. cold buttermilk
1 small package instant vanilla pudding
1 ( 8 oz.) carton of Cool Whip

Beat the buttermilk and pudding for 2 minutes. Fold in the Cool Whip, chill 1 hour. Serve over fresh fruit.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Edible Cookie dough for one..pinned it and tried it

I know, I know, this is a pretty decadent thing to make.

 But I got tired of seeing it on Pinterest all the time, so I made it. And then I ate it. Not all at one time,though! It was actually enough for 3 people...

Even I thought the 1/2 c. brown sugar was pretty insane, so I cut it 1/4 c. which was PLENTY sweet enough. 

This was fun, and delicious, and..... I did enjoy indulging myself!

Edible cookie dough for one
  (Carrie this home)

1/2 c. brown sugar ( 1/4 was plenty)
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
drop of vanilla 
tiny pinch of salt
1/3 c. flour
2 Tbsp. milk
(add any amount of chocolate chips you are hungry for!)

Cream the sugar and butter, stir in the rest of the ingredients and get your spoon out!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Pinned it, tried it, and loved it!

This combo is a winner..and pretty healthy,too. You can adjust the honey and cinnamon to your liking. Brent likes things pretty sweet, so I added more honey for him!

PB Apple Dip

1 3/4 c. plain Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. honey
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Mix and serve with apples!

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