Sunday, April 12, 2009

Pistachio Pudding Cake!

I make this every Easter to take to Curtis' Mom and Dad's for dinner.

I usually like to try new recipes every year but this is a big hit with his Mom and brother so it's become a tradition for Easter dinner.

Pistachio Pudding Cake

1 package yellow cake mix
1 package Jello pistachio pudding
1 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
4 eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
7 drops of green food color

~Grease and flour bundt pan. I use Pam for Baking spray.
~Mix ingredients in order listed.
~Pour into bundt pan.
~Bake for 50-55 minutes in 350 degree oven.
~Drizzle with confectioner's sugar glaze (powdered sugar & a little milk)
~Decorate. I sprinkled green sugar crystals on this one but an Easter sprinkle mix or Spring sprinkle mix would be great too.

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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Broccoli Salad!

This is a common salad that someone usually brings to summer cook outs. I always double this recipe when I take it somewhere because when I bring this, I am sure to bring home an empty bowl.

There are many variations of this recipe but this is the one that I prefer. I've also changed this up a bit too and used half broccoli and half cauliflower. It's just as tasty!

Broccoli Salad

1 large head of fresh broccoli, cut into small bits or flowers
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 lb. bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1 small red onion, finely diced (I don't even use the whole onion)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar

~In a large bowl mix the broccoli, cheese, bacon and onion together well.
~In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar until well blended.
~Add the dressing to the broccoli mixture and mix well.
~Let stand overnight or for at least 5 hours.

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Orange Fluff!

This recipe comes from my friend, Marsha. It is a super easy yummy recipe and works great for a get together because it makes a no one even knows there is cottage cheese in it!

I've changed the recipe up and used lime jello for Christmas and substituted a can of fruit cocktail for the oranges. It turned out a pretty festive green color. You could even do cherry jello for the Fourth of July!

Orange Fluff

1 (16 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
1 (24 oz.) cottage cheese, small curd
1 Large box of orange Jello
1 (20 oz.) can of crushed pineapple, drained
2 (11 oz.) cans of mandarin oranges, drained

~In a large bowl mix Cool Whip and cottage cheese together.
~Then add the box of orange jello and mix well.
~Then add the drained fruit and mix well.
~Transfer to a serving bowl and chill for at least 2 hours.

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