- When making your favorite fruit punch, add a package of unsweetened lemonade flavored soft drink mix to it for an extra kick.
- School is almost here and that means many school lunches and the favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. When making PB&Js, use frozen bread and spread a thin layer of peanut butter on each slice. Then spread jelly on one of the slices. This keeps the bread from getting soggy with jelly and makes the peanut butter easier to spread.
- Remove the end of a 10 3/4 oz. can of soup and use the empty can for a biscuit or cookie cutter. The edges are slightly sharper than the edges on a glass and it works well for cutting biscuits and cookies.
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball*
This recipe is from a reader (dd) and is a great way to use leftover spaghetti.
1/2 lb. spaghetti noodles, cooked
1 egg, beaten with a fork
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 jar (16 oz.) spaghetti sauce
Mix noodles, egg and cheese. Place in a well greased 9 inch pie pan (You can double it and put it in 9×13 pan). Pour spaghetti sauce on it and top with any of the following:
Favorite seasonings – oregano, garlic powder, salt, pepper
Ground beef, cooked
Favorite pizza toppings
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until hot and cheeses are melted.
6 cups salad greens, cut into bites sized pieces
1 can (2 1/4 oz.) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 small red onion, sliced
1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
1/2 cup yellow pepper, chopped
1/2 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
Italian or dressing of your choice
Toss everything in a bowl and serve with dressing. Makes 8-10 servings.
Who says cheese balls are just for Christmas? Here is another easy dessert that won’t heat up your kitchen. Serve it with regular or chocolate grahams.
Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
3/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped
Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla until fluffy. Add sugars and mix. Stir in chocolate chips. Chill 2 hours. Lay on plastic wrap and roll into a ball. Chill 1 hour. Just before serving, roll in nuts.
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