These will make wonderful teacher gifts too. Can't wait to see what you create!
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting by Mel W.
For the cupcakes-
2 1/2 cups of regular Flour
1 1/2 cups of Sugar
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon of Salt (you can cut this in half if you are watching your sodium)
1 Teaspoon of
1 1/2 Cups of Vegetable oil
1 Cup of Buttermilk @ room temperature
2 Large Eggs also @ room temperature
2 Tablespoons of Red Food Coloring
1 Teaspoon of White Distilled Winegar
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla OR Cherry extract
For the Cream Cheese Frosting-
1 pound of Cream Cheese , softened
2 sticks of Butter (salted not unsalted)
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
4 cups of Confectioners Sugar (sifted is better but not necessary)
Preheat Oven to 350F
Line two cupcake pans of 12 with cupcake papers
In a medium sized bowl sift together all your dry ingredients.
In a Larger bowl beat together the Oil , Buttermilk, Eggs , Vinegar , Food
Coloring and your Extract of choice. Try to use a handheld mixer to mix well.
Next add the dry ingredients that you sifted into the wet mixture a little at a
time to combine nicely.
Fill your muffin tins 2/3 of the way with the mixture and bake for 20-24 mins.
for doneness with a toothpick. Remove from oven and cool.
While those are baking you can prepare your Frosting and set aside..
Beat in a Large Bowl the Cream Cheese, Vanilla & Butter until smooth..then add
the sugar.. mix on low until just combined then beat at a high speed for another
min or so until fluffy.
You can add a garnish of your choice such as Cherries on the tops of your
cupcakes after frosting them..Be sure to wait until the cupcakes are cool to
frost them.. : ) Hope you like it!"
Joe's Squash and Tomatoes on the Grill by Liz Valleli
1 green squash sliced
1 yellow squash sliced
2 tomatoes sliced
1 medium onion sliced
1/2 stick butter
sprinkling of oregano to taste
Take a large sheet of aluminum foil and layer the ingredients in the order listed above.
Fruit Pizza by Brinda Paramore
1 16 oz tube sugar cookie dough
1 can sour cream icing
16 oz bag strawberry pie glaze
1 qt strawberries (cleaned and cut up)
2 bananas (cut into 1/4 thick slices)
1 16 oz can pineapple (drained)
1 8 oz can mandarin oranges (drained)
1 kiwi (peeled and thinly sliced)
1 pint blueberries
Spread and bake cookie dough on pizza pan or cookie sheet as directed.
Cool cookie dough. When cool spread sour cream icing over dough.
Keep chilled until ready to serve.
Popo’s Devil Whipped Out of a Cow by Christi Usher
1 l2 oz. Tub Cool Whip
1 10 oz. Container Cottage Cheese
1 Sm Box Jello (I like strawberry/Banana or Cherry)
1 Sm Can Crushed Pineapple (drained)
½ Jar Maraschino Cherries (diced small)
In a large bowl, mix Cool Whip, cottage cheese and packet
Shrimp Salad by Wendy Adams
1 bag (10 oz) ready to eat American blend salad (ice berg lettuce, romaine, red cabbage, carrots and radishes) 12 slices ready to eat cooked bacon, cut into pieces 1 large tomato, cut into wedges 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and cut into wedges 1/2 lb small cooked shrimp, peeled with tails removed 1/3 cup Ranch dressing 1/2 tsp grated lemon zest Serves 4 1. Mix Ranch dressing and lemon zest. 2. In serving bowl, toss salad greens, bacon and shrimp with dressing until coated. Garnish with tomato and avocado. Serve with toasted bread and fruit wedges for a refreshing summer meal!
Mom’s Lunar Rhubarb Cake – By Christy Fillmore
1-1/2 C Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
12 C Margarine
2 C Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
½ tsp Salt
1 C Sour Milk
2-1/2 C Chopped rhubarb + extra flour
1 C Brown sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
¼ C Margarine
Cream together egg, sugar, vanilla, margarine;
In separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt
Combine wet/dry, alternating, then add rhubarb
Pour into greased 9x13 pan, mix topping and
Bake 350 degree oven for 45 minutes.
Peanut Butter Cookies by Lyn Bernatovich
1 C Shortening (Crisco)
1 C Granulated Sugar
1 C Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 C Peanut Butter (crunchy works well too!)
2 C Sifted Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Salt
Cream shortening, sugars and vanilla. Add eggs;
Bake 350 degree oven about 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.