Friday, February 25, 2011

Amy's Bruschetta

3/4 c mayo
8 oz cream cheese
1 packet good seasons Italian

Spread on sliced french bread baguettes. Layer a slice of tomatoe and sprinkle a little dill for color. Be prepared for oodles of compliments!

Or saute tomatoes in a little garlic and Olive Oil. Sprinkle fresh Parmesan and broil.


Friday, February 18, 2011

Mini Tea Sandwiches

Mission: Mini Tea Sandwiches!

Do you remember those cute little sandwiches our mom's use to make for showers and club parties? I remember the pink and green dyed bread and how they were stacked in 10 layers and cut in cute little triangles. They looked SO pretty but as I recall, my palate wasn't mature enough for them.
Well, I want to give it another go!
A few years ago I visited a cute little tea shop in Farmington (no longer there) with some of friends. Along with hot herbal tea and some fun herbal ice teas we were served a small platter with a variety of little sandwiches. Each one with it's own shape and look and flavor. One had an awesome crunch; one had a creamy texture; there was also egg salad and another with a tuna twist. SO FUN!

Places to check out for ideas:

Martha Stewart, of course, has some fun ones!

Huge list of recipes!!! on Recipe Goldmine

Spring Tea
  • Cream Cheese & Green Olives - Mailee
  • Chicken Salad - Jen F.
  • Salad - Michelle
  • Yummy Lemonade - Raelene
  • Cheese Puffs - Jo
  • Mint Brownie Bites - Lana
  • Sweet Tooth Fairy Cakes - Mindi
  • Egg Salad - Jan
  • Fruit Tray - Erika
  • Raspberry Cream Cheese Sandwich - Bonnie
  • Cucumber Sandwich - Bonnie
  • Sharla
  • Angie
  • Carrie
  • Ronna

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Peanut Butter Bars

The good ol' days wouldn't be as good without these favorites. At elementary school lunch, I remember eating everyone's spinach so that they would all give me their peanut butter bars.

This is the best recipe I've found. Some I have made have been to dry. This one I got from my friend, Stacy, who's mother worked in the lunchroom kitchen once or twice. I think it's as close as I'm gonna get!

1/2 lb butter, softened
1 c sugar
1 1/2 c brown sugar
3 eggs
28 oz peanut butter, divided
1/2 Tbsp soda
3/4 tsp salt
3 c flour
3 c rolled oats
1 Tbsp vanilla

Cream butters and sugars together. Add eggs until fluffy. Add vanilla and half of the peanut butter (1 3/4 c). Add dry ingredients. It will be very thick.

Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake. This will make it dry.

Chocolate Frosting
1/4 c butter, melted
1/3 c cocoa
2 to 2 1/2 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 to 3 c powdered sugar

Mix together butter, cocoa, milk and vanilla. Beat in powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.