View Single Post
January 19th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Amazing macaroni salad--
2 cups elbow macaroni
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 yellow tomato
1 bag fresh baby spinach
Cook elbows al dente, rinse in cold water when done to get them cold quickly
Rinse kidney beans to get all the water from the can off them
Peel cucumber, dice it and the tomato
Put it all together and add baby spinach, torn up in pieces
Add mayo, salt and pepper to taste.
Best served EXTRA cold!
I don't know the name of this---
Angel food cake
Vanilla pudding, the kind you have to cook not instant
2 cans your fave fruit pie filling, I usually use cherry but anything works
Cool whip in a tub, not a spray can
Your favorite nuts either chopped or slivered, I usually go for almonds but walnuts are good.
Start the pudding cooking, while waiting for it to get going tear up the angel food cake into bite size pieces and line a 13x9 pan
Once pudding is cooked, while it's still hot pour it on the angel food cake. Let it set for about 10-15 minutes.
Add both cans pie filling.
Smooth thawed Cool Whip on top.
Top with the nuts.
Cool Whip Jello Cake
White cake mix
Your fave flavor of Jello
Cool whip in a tub
Make the cake. (lol, duh) Use a 13x9 pan for that.
Leave the cake in the pan, and using that spoon with prongs that you serve spaghetti with poke a bunch of holes in the top of it. All over it, like you're aerating your lawn.
Make the Jello half strength....If the box says a total of 2 cups just use 1.
Pour it all in the cake to soak.
Chill long enough to set the Jello.
Top with Cool Whip.
All of my personalized recipes that people really love, other than that macaroni salad, I don't measure anything. They come out different every time. You have to play with it and find the mix that works best for you. I do the majority of my cooking by taste instead of by a book.
Awesome veggie medley.
1 yellow squash
Dice all veggies.
Saute in equal amounts of olive oil and butter. Add basil and garlic-salt to taste.
The olive oil and garlic-salt combo works on LOTS of veggies. That's how I saute broccoli, asparagus, green beans. It makes the veggies more filling than just plain old steamed. (I buy all 3 of those veggies frozen, fresher and more nutrients that way.)
Sauteing in butter and soy sauce is a cool flavor for broccoli.
1/4 cup water
1/3 cup veggie oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar (I HAVE used the Splenda version of brown sugar for this, it comes out just as well.)
Mix all 4 of those together to make the sauce you'll cook it in. From there, you can brush it on the salmon steaks as you grill it, use it in a frying pan, or make aluminum foil packets and put the sauce and salmon in together to broil.
Unnamed pasta concoction
Cherry or grape tomatoes
Shrimp, peeled uncooked tail off
Jarred tomato basil paste sauce
Milk, cream or half and half
Cook asparagus and tomatoes in olive oil, garlic-salt to taste.
If the shrimp are frozen, thaw in a colander under hot water
Cook pasta al dente
Add tomato basil sauce to tomatoes and asparagus
When the noodles are almost done, add the shrimp to the sauce mixture. They don't take long to cook and if they overcook they'll be rubbery.
Slowly add milk cream or half and half, just enough to slightly thin the sauce and ever so gently change the flavor.
Add the pasta to the sauce mixture while still in the pan to serve it all together. Add more garlic-salt and basil to taste.
Another unnamed pasta thing lol
White cooking wine
Cook veggies in butter and olive oil with garlic salt while you're cooking the pasta.
Add shrimp in the last few minutes of the veggies being done.
Add pasta into the mixture, there should be enough butter and olive oil to coat the pasta.
Splash with cooking wine.
FYI, I pretty much never spend more than 30 minutes cooking any 1 thing. (Unless it's for the crock pot.) Any recipe you ever see from me will be quick and relatively simple. Any of these recipes can be personalized with the veggies of your choice, chicken instead of shrimp, penne pasta instead of lingiuni. Experiment and make them your own!!
Last edited by foxfire_ga79; January 19th, 2010 at