- 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.
Photo By: dbgg1979
The confetti salad sounds like a good way to use up the little bits of vegetables left in your refrigerator. I’m going to remember to add cheese to my salad more often!
That spaghetti pizza sounds yummy. All the recipes do actually.
The receipe for spaghetti pizza sounds good! I will try it when this terrible heat wave is over. I have done very little cooking this summer and when we do, it is after the sun goes down and we can cook out on the grill. hope you are enjoying your new home. Take care!
Fan Of Living On A Dime
Big hit with my family. I like to make a double batch early in the day and place in the fridge until time to bake. Try it on your busy weeknight for a change in your spaghetti routine.
In the Spaghetti Pizza recipe does it require 1 or two eggs? Or does it require 2 eggs if you double the recipe> Thanks.
1 egg ,2 if you double it.
what do you spread the cheeseball on?
It is good with graham crackers, different cookies like vanilla wafers, sugar cookies, chocolate wafers. You can serve it with fruit too or pretzels for a sweet salty taste.
A spoon. lol Yum-0