Monday, July 14, 2008

Mean, green broccoli cuisine

This broccoli salad is sweet and savory. I can't think of a better way to eat my veggies.


Florets from two medium-large broccoli crowns, chopped
1/4 c. chopped red onion
1 c. sunflower nuts
1/2 c. raisins or Craisins
1/2 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 c. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. vinegar
1/4 c. sugar

Mix ingredients well, then refrigerate before serving.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Stuck in the middle

Give these homemade ice-cream sandwiches a try for dessert at your next barbecue. They are a cinch to make, and you can try any combination your sweet tooth desires.


1 cake mix
2 eggs
3/8 c. oil

Beat ingredients with electric mixture to form dough. Shape into 1 1/2-inch balls, and flatten slightly onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cracks will form on top. Don't overcook or they won't be soft to make sandwiches. Let cool completely, then fill with ice cream.

*Note: We have tried chocolate cake mix and Oreo ice cream, and carrot cake mix and carrot cake ice cream (Wal-Mart brand). Both were a success. Be creative! If you don't want to use ice cream, substitute frosting.