Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Pina Colada Fudge

Pina Colada Fudge

1(12-ounce) package (2 cups) white vanilla chips
1 (3.25-ounce) jar macadamia nuts, chopped, toasted
1 (16-ounce) can Creamy Supreme Vanilla Frosting
1/2 cup chopped dried pineapple
1/2 cup coconut, toasted
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon coconut extract

Line 8- or 9-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over edges. Place chips in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth.
Reserve ¼ cup nuts for garnish. Add remaining nuts and all remaining ingredients to melted chip mixture; mix well. Spread in foil-lined pan. Sprinkle with reserved nuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Remove fudge from pan by lifting foil. Remove foil; cut into squares.
Makes 36 squares.

NOTE: To toast macadamia nuts and coconut, spread on separate small cookie sheets; bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 8 minutes, or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The ABC's of yours truly

The ABCs of yours truly…
  1. Age: 37 (38  in 2 short weeks)
  2. Bed size: Queen
  3. Chore you hate:   dishes and cleaning toilets
  4. Dogs:   None, the kids really want one
  5. Essential start to your day:   green smoothies in the am or water
  6. Favorite color:   red is my favorite, love rainbows
  7. Gold or silver: Silver mostly, except my wedding set
  8. Height: 5’6"
  9. Instruments that you can play:   None
  10. Job title:  SAHM or Momma to 4 beautiful kids and 1 almost grown-up 16 year old
  11. Kids:  Austen, 16; Maya, 6; Kiera, 5; Jordan, 2; and Sienna, 5 1/2 months
  12. Live:   Small town in Oregon
  13. Mom’s name:  Pamela
  14. Nicknames:  Steph
  15. Overnight hospital stays:  5 births and 1 long month stay in a boarding room waiting for Sienna to get out of NICU
  16. Pet peeve:  loud chewing, running in the house
  17. Quote from a movie:   ?????
  18. Righty or lefty: Righty.
  19. Sibling: I have 1 brother and 4 sisters
  20. Time you wake up:   7-9
  21. Underwear: Yes please.
  22. Vegetables you dislike:   turnips or rhutabaga
  23. What makes you run late:   procrastion
  24. X-rays:   ankle, lung, neck, all the female parts
  25. Yummy food you make:   Carrot cake, Lemon layered pie, chicken spaghetti, and many more.  :)
  26. Zoo favorite animal:  peacocks and giraffe
That’s me! Now how about you?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

French Toast Waffles

4 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsp butter, melted
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
8-10 bread slices

Preheat waffle iron.  Spray with a light coating of cooking spray.  In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, milk, melted butter, sugar, and salt.  Dip bread slices, one at a time, in egg mixture.  Bake in waffle iron 2-3 mins or until brown.  Top with Strawberry Butter.

Strawberry Butter

1/2 lb butter-softened
1-10 oz pkg frozen strawberries, thawed and drained
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients with a mixer or food processor until smooth and creamy.  Serve at room temperature.

Coleslaw Salad

2-10 oz pkgs broccoli slaw mix
1-16 oz bottle coleslaw dressing
1-8 oz pkg dried cranberries
salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, combine the slaw, dressing (use more or less depending on your taste), cranberries, and salt and pepper.  Mix well.  Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.  Serves 8.