Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Bread

3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup oil
3 eggs
2 cups grated zucchini
2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking powder
3 cups flour
1 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. nutmet
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Beat together oil and sugar.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until creamy.  Beat in sifted dry ingredients.  Fold in grated zucchini and vanilla.  Pour into greased and floured bread pans (2).  Bake at 325 for 50 mins - 1 hour.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Creamy Grape Salad

Large bag of grapes--red, green or both (enough to fill a 9x13 pan)

Creamy mixture:
8 oz. cream cheese
1/3 c. sugar
8 oz. sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla
1 heaping cup Grape Nuts
2/3 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. coconut flakes

Beat together cream cheese, sugar and vanilla, then fold in sour cream. Stir grapes in with the creamy mixture then spread out in a 9x13 glass pan and refrigerate.
RIGHT BEFORE SERVING: Combine topping ingredients well and add over top of the grapes.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wedding Water

1 gallon water
3 cups sugar
1 Tbsp. Pure Lemon Extract
1 Tbsp. Citric Acid

Strawberries may be added to garnish

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Baked Beans

2 large cans Bush's baked beans
1 can drained kidney beans
1/4 c. ketchup
2 to 3 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/3 c. brown sugar
Chopped green pepper (optional, I omit)
1 chopped onion
1/2 lb. bacon, cut into pieces and fried with onion (drain fat)

Mix all together in crockpot or warm on the stove.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Chicken Pasta Salad

12-16 oz. bow tie noodles
12 oz. rainbow spiral noodles
3 c. chopped celery (or peeled, diced cucumbers)
1 c. mayonnaise
1 (16 oz.) bottle Kraft cole slaw dressing
3-4 chicken breast, cooked, cooled, and cubed
1 can cashew halves (added right before serving)
Sprinkling of salt, pepper, and sugar
2 green onions, chopped
2 c. red grapes, halved
1 large can pineapple tidbits, drained
1 large or 2 small cans mandarin oranges, drained

Cook all noodles until done.  Drain, cool, and place in a large bowl.  Add cut up chicken, celery, green onions, pineapple, oranges, and grapes.  Mix together.  Combine cole slaw dressing and mayonnaise until smooth.  Pour over salad and blend in till completely mixed.  Lightly sprinkle some salt, pepper, and sugar over salad.  Mix, cover, and refrigerate (it's better if it is refrigerated for 8 hours).  Add cashews before serving.  Serves 25-30.

From Sharon Kono

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Raspberry Marble Cake

1 box black raspberry Jello
3/4 c. hot water
1/2 c. cold water
1 box marble cake mix (I just used a yellow cake mix)

ICING: (optional)

1 envelope Dream Whip
1 box vanilla instant pudding
1/2 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix a package of black raspberry Jello with 3/4 cup hot water. Add 1/2 cup cold water. Bake marble cake mix; poke holes in cake. Pour Jello over it. Set in refrigerator.Beat icing ingredients together until thick. Put over cake, refrigerate.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Luscious Lemon Lime Cupcakes

This is kind of long process but they are soooo good!   (Recipe from Tricia)

Lucious Lemon Lime Cupcakes

1 box lemon cake mix
1 small box lime flavored gelatin
3/4 cup water
1/3 cup lime juice (3 limes)
zest from 3 limes
1/3 vegetable oil
3 eggs

Heat oven to 350 degrees Line muffin tins.  In a large bowl, beat cake mix with gelatin with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds.  Add remaining cupcake ingredients.  Beat with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds beat on medium speed for 2 minutes scrapin bowl as necessary.  Divide batter evenly among muffin cups filling about 2/3 full bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inseted in center comes out clean.  Cool in pan 10 minutes.  Remove from pan to cooling rack.  With toothpick perce top of cupcakes in several places.

1 cup powdered sugar
2 T lime juice
in a small bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 T lime juice until glaze is smooth and thin enough to drizzle.  Drizzle and spread glaze over cupcakes.  Cool completely, about 30 minutes

8 oz cream cheese softened
1 t Vanilla
2 T lime juice
1 T lemon juice
Lemon and Lime zest (approx 3 limes)
3-4 cups powdered sugar
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.  On low speed, beat in vanilla, lime juice, and zest and add in powder sugar until mixed.  Beat in medium speed until fluffy.  Frost cupakes, mounding and swirling frosting.  Store covered in fridge.  Top with slice of strawberries
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