Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie

I just made the best smoothie and I have to write down what I put in it before I forget. Give it a try!

(all of the measurements are very approximate...)

8 ice cubes
1 Yoplait lemon burst yogurt
4-5 large frozen Costco strawberries
1/8 cup Country Time pink lemonade mix
1 cup water

Blend and enjoy. Mmmm.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Tomato and Spinach Pasta Toss

This was really good and easy so I had to share! To make it a little healthier I used whole wheat pasta, and instead of italian sausage I used those Jimmy Deans turkey sausage links that are pre-cooked. I just heated them up on the skillet then chopped them up in little pieces.

2 cups rotini or penne pasta, uncooked
1/2 lb. hot or mild Italian sausage, casing removed
1 pkg. (6 oz.) baby spinach leaves (7 cups)
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, crumble meat into large deep skillet. Cook on medium-high heat 10 to 12 min. or until cooked through, stirring occasionally; drain. Add spinach and tomatoes; cook 2 min. or until spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cover to keep warm.

DRAIN pasta. Add to skillet along with the cheeses; toss lightly.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Caramel-Filled Chocolate Cookies

This was my grandmother's recipe and the cookies are a huge hit in my family. For more of a turtle cookie, add some chopped pecans to the dough batter. Yummy!

1 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. butter
2 t. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 t. baking soda
48 Rolos
1 T. sugar

Combine 1 c. sugar, brown sugar and butter. Add vanilla and eggs, mix well. Combine in small bowl, flour, cocoa and baking soda, mix well. Add to sugar mixture, mix well. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes. Heat oven to 375. With floured hands shape 1 T. of dough around 1 Rolo candy, covering the candy completely. Roll in sugar. Bake 7-10 minutes or until slightly cracked.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Cafe Rio Lime Rice

I found this online. I tried it. I was taken back to Provo.

Seriously almost an exact recipe, and SO yummy and easy!

4 T butter
2 1/2 C rice
4 1/2 C chicken broth
1 1/2 tsp salt
juice from for limes or 4 T lime juice
4 T chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp cumin

Dump in rice cooker until done.