Sunday, May 30, 2010

Oreo Cheesecake...

...coming soon!

Not that I got to taste any of it, but word on the street[s] is that it was fabulous.

Tons of great recipes to post, just not enough hours in the day.

Did you know it's summer now?  [According to the school calendar, NOT, however the weather calendar.  Although, I'm hoping that will change soon...]



Planning on making some star shaped shortcakes to serve with blueberry and strawberry sauce tomorrow for memorial day.  I know, I amaze even myself sometimes.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Best Salad Ever.


I think this is my favorite salad EVER.

And that's saying a lot.

This is a staple at nearly every family function. [There are a few salads that everyone in my family just love!]

Everything Salad
  • 1/2 c. sliced almonds
  • 3 T. sugar
  1. Mix sugar and almonds together in a skillet over medium heat, until sugar begins to melt.  Keep stirring until almonds are coated and begin to turn golden brown.  Be careful, because they will burn quickly.  Spread onto foil to cool.
  • 1 head green lettuce
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 (11 oz) can mandrain oranges, drained
  • 1 diced avocado
  • 1 diced apple
  • 1/2 c. dried cranberries
  • 1/2 c. crumbled feta cheese
  1. Mix ingredients together and toss with dressing and nuts just before serving.
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 1 T. chopped parsley [can sub dried]
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 2 T. apple cider vinegar
Yum.  Really, nothing else to say.