Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Edible Play-Doh

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk

Mix all the ingredients. You will probably need to use more powdered milk to make the dough not super sticky and dry enough to handle. Sophie liked using the cookie cutters on it, and I love that I can let her play without saying, "yuck, don't eat that" every other second.

As a warning, the instant it goes in the fridge it gets brittle, a little hard and difficult to work with. The girl I got this from says that after they are done she rolls it into a snake and puts it in the fridge. After they are firm she cuts them into little "cookies" and they eat their snacks. Sophie didn't care about that, she just liked eating any old piece.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Black Bean and Corn Salsa

From Rachael Ray (I made some modifications)

1 can, 14 ounces, black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen corn kernels
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1/2 red onion, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, half a palm full
1 lime, juiced
2 tablespoons italian dressing
Salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Let stand at least 15 minutes for corn to fully defrost and flavors to combine, then toss and serve. The corn will also place a quick-chill on this easy side-salad as it defrosts -- no need to refrigerate!


This recipe is from the Food Network show Quick Fix Meals. These quesadillas are absolutely delicious!

Cooking spray

2 cooked chicken breast halves

8 (6 to 8-inch) flour tortillas

1/2 cup chopped red onions

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1/2 cup sliced roasted red peppers (from water-packed jar)

1/2 cup sliced artichokes (from water-packed can or jar)

1/4 cup shredded Monterey jack or pepper jack cheese, for each quesadilla

Coat a large skillet or griddle with cooking spray. Set pan over medium heat to preheat. Using a fork, pull chicken meat in shreds.

Arrange tortillas on a flat surface. Top 1 side of each tortilla with an equal amount of chicken, mushrooms, red peppers, and artichokes. Top vegetables with shredded cheese. Fold over tortillas, making a half moon. Place quesadillas in (or on) prepared pan and cook 3 minutes per side, until golden brown and cheese melts.

**I mixed the chicken and vegetables in a bowl (see photo) and then placed on tortilla. It was much easier.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Homemade Oreo Cookies (Revised-not replacing)

I just realized that this has already been posted. Even though both recipes are a little different they have the same theme and I am sure that both are very good. I am just trying to clean out my file box and posting as many recipes as I can so I don't have to save a million papers.

2 pkgs. chocolate cake mix
4 eggs
2/3 c. canola oil

Mix the ingredients and roll into balls. I had to finish mixing with my hands as it was a little stiff. Cook 7-10 minutes at 350*. Cool.


1 (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cube butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
5 c. powdered sugar
1 (8oz.) container of cool the empty carton.

Mix all ingredients together with a mixer. Frost middle of two cookies and put together. Enjoy!

There will be extra frosting so store it in the empty cool whip container in the freezer for more oreos at a later date.

Makes approximately 24 oreos.