Saturday, October 15, 2011

Things i dont want to forget.

I saw this on a blog Polish The Stars And it looks so good! I don't want to lose it.
i wouldn't use the bean dip or the guacamole and maybe no Tomatoes.
But it would still be yummmmy!

Seven Layer Dip

2 (9oz) cans of Frito* Bean Dip
1 (12oz) tub of Dean's* Guacamole
1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1 cup Sour Cream
2 1/2 Tbsp Old El Paso* Taco Seasoning (1/2 packet)
8oz Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 (4oz) can Sliced Black Olives
3-5 Green Onions, sliced
2 Tomatoes, diced
Tortilla Chips

Combine the mayo, sour cream and taco seasoning in a bowl. On a large tray, layer bean dip, guacamole, mayo mixture, cheese, black olives, green onions and tomatoes. Serve with tortilla chips. Keep refrigerated.

White Chocolate Peppermint Fudge
adapted from Taste of Home
1/4 cup Butter, softened
2 cups Sugar
1/2 cup Sour Cream
12oz White Baking Chocolate, chopped
1 jar (7oz) Marshmallow Creme
1/2 cup Ground Candy Canes (I use a magic bullet)
1/2 tsp Peppermint Extract

1. Line a 9 inch square pan with foil. Coat foil with thin layer of cooking spray; set aside.
2. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, sour cream and remaining butter. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Bring to a rapid boil; cook and stir for about 5 minutes.
3. Remove from the heat; stir in white chocolate and marshmallow creme until melted. Fold in ground candy canes and extract. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until firm.
4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Gently peel off foil; cut fudge into 1-inch squares. Store in the refrigerator.
Makes 2 Pounds (81 pieces)

Cookies and Cream Bark

1lb White Chocolate
1 1/3 cup Oreos (about 15)

Chop white chocolate and set aside. Scrape the filling out of oreos and coarsely crush. (You can also keep the white filling in which I did this time but I think it would have been even better without the filling.)

Coat a 9x12-inch rimmed baking sheet or casserole dish with cooking spray, and line with parchment or waxed paper, leaving an overhang on ends.

Melt chocolate in a double-boiler, stirring. Once melted, stir in cookies. Pour chocolate-cookie mixture into baking sheet, and spread in an even layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Break into pieces.

These are seriously the best Sloppy Joes I have ever had! Its your old comfort food with a grown up flavor. It can even be made ahead and frozen. This is the only sloppy joe recipe I will ever use!

Sloppy Joes
adapted from
Taste of Home Comfort Food Diet Cookbook

1 lb Ground Beef
1/3 cup Chopped White Onion
1 Garlic Clove, minced
1 1/4 cup Ketchup
4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 tsp Molasses
1 tsp Prepared Mustard
1/2 tsp Ground Mustard
Pinch Ground Cloves
Pinch Cayenne Pepper
8 Whole Wheat Buns, split

In a large skillet, cook the beef, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, molasses, prepared mustard, ground mustard, cloves, and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Serve on buns.

Makes 8 Servings

Nutrition Facts: 1 sandwich has 274 Calories, 9g Fat, 3g Sat Fat
This recipe is a great way to use some of the fresh cherry tomatoes that are in season. The balsamic vinegar was a little too much for my son though. I told him he had to at least try it and he hated it so much he started crying because he was afraid I was going to make him eat more of it! Maybe your kid's have a more sophisticated palette than my son but if not, I would suggest having something else on hand for them. :)

Cherry Tomato Sauce with Fresh Pasta

1 1/2 pints Ripe Grape or Cherry Tomatoes
4 cloves of Garlic
a small bunch of Fresh Basil
1 pound Dried Penne
Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Olive Oil
2 pats of Butter
1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
4 ounces Parmesan Cheese

Directions:1. Cut the tomatoes into halves. Peel and slice the garlic. Pick the basil leaves off the stalks and put them to one side. Finely chop the stalks. Grate the Parmesan.
2. Bring a large pan of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander and reserve some of the cooking water.
3. When pasta is about five minutes from being done, put a large frying pan over medium heat. Add a couple of teaspoons of olive oil and the garlic. Add the butter and let it melt. When the garlic starts to brown, add the tomatoes. Stir, then add the basil stalks and half the leaves. Add the vinegar and season with salt and pepper. Add the pasta to the frying pan with a splash of the cooking water. Stir well. Taste and add a little more salt and pepper to taste.
4. Divide the pasta between your plates or bowls. Sprinkle over the rest of the Parmesan and the basil leaves, tearing any larger ones up.
Serves 6.

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