Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Banana Strawberry Brownies

I can't take all the credit for this recipe. I used a Pillsbury fudge brownie mix and followed the instructions on the box. The bananas were my stepson's idea, and the strawberries were my husband's. All I really did was insist on real whipped cream. I mean, really...

1 brownie mix, prepared
1 large banana, sliced
8 medium strawberries, sliced
Whipped cream

Prepare brownie mix according to the package.

Lightly spray a 9x9 pan.

Line pan with sliced bananas and strawberries.

Pour brownie mix over fruit

Bake as directed on the box. You might need 5-10 minutes more than the instructions say.

Cool. Refrigerate and serve with whipped cream.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Raspberry Coconut Dreams

These are my favorite cookies.  They almost melt in your mouth. They're also good with orange, almond, or lemon extract.


3-1/2 C flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 C butter, softened
1-1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp raspberry extract
1 C sour cream
1/2 C shredded coconut

1/2 C butter, softened
2-1/2 C powdered sugar, heaping
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp raspberry extract
2 Tbl cream
Red food coloring

Combine dry ingredients and set aside.

In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Add vanilla, raspberry extract, and sour cream. Slowly add dry ingredients to sugar mixture. Mix until combined.

Chill dough for 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350F. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto cookie sheet.

Bake 10-12 minutes. Don't allow to brown. Cool.

For frosting, beat all ingredients for 2-3 minutes.

Add the appropriate amount of coloring for desired color. Beat another 2 minutes. It will be very fluffy.

Frost cookies and sprinkle with more shredded coconut.

Store in an air-tight container for up to five days.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chicken Macaroni Salad

This is a fun, easy dish to make that is a great pot luck bring.


4 C uncooked macaroni
1 can chicken breast
3 baby dill pickles, finely chopped
1-1/2 C tomatoes, finely chopped
3 C cheese, cubbed
1/2 C red onion, chopped
3 celery stalks, finely chopped
2 apples, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

1 C mayonaisse
1/4 C Dijon mustard

Boil and drain macaroni. Put in large serving bowl.

Use a fork to break up the chicken.

Add everything but the dressing ingredients to the macaroni. Stir.

In a small bowl, mix mayo and mustard.

Add to macaroni. Stir thoroughly.

Salt and pepper to taste.


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