Saturday, May 26, 2018

Broccoli Cranberry Slaw


I just can't seem to get enough of this salad!
 It has such a perfect combo of ingredients that I can stir together in just a minute.



I like to keep it in the frig for a quick side with a sandwich for my lunch. It's nice and crunchy and pairs well with my fave deli meat...mesquite turkey breast.  I also have served it for Christmas with ham and turkey. I love the bright colors!




Broccoli Cranberry Slaw

1 package broccoli coleslaw mix
1  (3 oz.) pkg. dried cranberries
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 c. sliced almonds
1/4 to 1/2 c. bottled coleslaw salad dressing


Mix and serve.

Dressing I use:
3 Tbsp. sugar (or Splenda)
1/2 c. light mayo
1 Tbsp. cider vinegar

Mix well.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Marshmallow Fruit Dip




Lot's of people make fun of "two ingredient" recipes, but I'm a big fan of any RECIPE that tastes great! This is an oldie but goodie.

 Just mix the cream cheese and marshmallow creme together and you have a wonderful dip. Sometimes I make it when I have some fruit that's a bit sour that I need to use up...like grapes or apples..it's a perfect match!








Marshmallow Fruit Dip


8 oz. cream cheese, softened
7 oz. jar Marshmallow creme

Beat together with mixer until smooth. Serve with fruit.




Sunday, May 13, 2018

Chocolate Fudge Cake.... better than sex cake





Chocolate Fudge cake...aka.... Better than Sex Cake...is a great dessert to take to a potluck. It's super EZ, and you usually come home with a clean pan. And let's not forget it's chocolate and sinfully delicious!



I've been craving this cake, and haven't made it for SO long. It's way too much for only 2 people, so I have to wait for an occasion. It just so happens in the last few weeks I had 3 potlucks....and yes, I made it for each one! LOL!

It's an easy dessert to make, and can be made a day ahead. I usually put the topping on right before serving, but you don't have too. It tastes great either way.

Brent's been a pretty happy camper this month, as Heath bars are his favorite candy bar!







Chocolate Fudge Cake
(better than sex cake)

1 chocolate cake mix
1 can sweetened condensed milk
12 oz. jar of caramel sauce ( I use about half of a jar or so)
crushed heath bars ( I use about 4 or 5)
8 oz. Cool Whip

Bake the cake according to package directions. Cool about 10 minutes. Mix the condensed milk and caramel sauce together. Poke holes all over the cake with the back of a wooden spoon. Pour the caramel mixture over the entire cake. Sprinkle 2 or 3 crushed heath bars on top. Refrigerate until serving. Top with Cool whip and 2 or 3 more crushed Heath bars. (you can also drizzle with caramel or chocolate topping if desired) Store in refrigerator.



Saturday, May 5, 2018

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


Nothings better than a good cookie!
I've always tried to keep homemade cookies on hand or at least in the freezer, but lately I've been slacking. Since I've been trying to cut back on calories not much baking has been going on!

But Brent likes to take some cookies to work everyday in his lunch, so I figured I should make a batch. One of his favorites is an oatmeal cookie, either with raisins or chocolate chips. For this batch I added the chocolate chips. This is one of those recipes you can really add anything...nuts, coconut, dried cherries, etc. You can't go wrong!



Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

1/2 c. butter plus 6 Tbsp. butter, softened
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
3 c. oats
1 c. chocolate chips

Mix butter and sugars. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda,cinnamon, and salt. Mix well. Stir in oats and chocolate chips. Drop onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Diet Coke Cake



I've been doing great at Weight Watchers, but with the new freestyle plan eating chocolate is WAY too many points to use now....such a bummer! It used to be 2 points for a fun size bar, now its 4. They don't have the WW chocolate candy anymore either.

So I thought I'd make the diet coke cake, but now using the regular cake mix it's still too many points. Using the sugar free cake mix, the points are 3 for 1/12th of the cake compared to 7 for the regular.

So I gave it a try...and it was pretty good! 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Easy Egg Salad



Leftover Easter eggs? Time to make some egg salad!

This is the recipe I often use,it's so easy to remember. Now that I'm doing weight watchers, I sub Greek yogurt in place of the mayo. It's delicious, and counts ZERO points...yay! Actually the entire egg salad is zero, as eggs are free on the new plan too. That's a win!




Easy Egg Salad

3 eggs, chopped
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise (can sub Greek yogurt)
1 Tbsp. mustard
1/8 tsp.salt
1/8 tsp.pepper
1/8 tsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. minced onion

Mix and serve.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Pineapple Snow


If you like maraschino cherries, you will LOVE this salad. 

Or dessert. 

You could use it for either!

My family loves fluffs and I make them for every holiday meal, actually for almost every meal when we are all together. This one is very sweet, and the cherries are the star! We love it!


Pineapple Snow

1 c. crushed pineapple, drained (reserve juice)
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. quartered maraschino cherries
1 c. cool whip
3 Tbsp. pineapple juice
1/4 c. toasted slivered almonds

Mix all and top with slivered almonds.