Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Uncle Alan's Mock Crab Vegetable Medley

I didn't know this, but my brother-in-law, Alan, is a great cook.  He makes this mock crab vegetable dish that is so good.  He made it up himself.  I'm impressed!

Uncle Alan's Mock Crab Vegetable Medley

1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
Olive Oil
fresh mushrooms
1 - 2 teaspoons minced garlic
1 - 2 packages imitation crab (pull apart)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
fresh tomatoes
Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste

In olive oil, saute the onions, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, salt and pepper until tender.  Add the imitation crab and juice.  Simmer until the crab is fork tender.  Add fresh tomatoes and remove from stove.  Garnish with Parmesan cheese and serve on top of pasta.
Here's Alan joking around, showing off his culinary skills!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

5 Cup Salad

I love when my friends share their recipes with me.  Here is one my friend Kathi shared with me.  It is so light and fruity.  Plus, I love anything with marshmallows.

5 Cup Salad

1 cup miniature marshmallows
1 cup pineapple chunks (drained)
1 cup coconut
1 cup mandarin oranges (drained)
1 cup sour cream

Combine all ingredients, mix well and chill before serving. 

For variations, you can add a cup of whipped topping.  Of course, then it becomes a 6 cup salad :) 

Kathi has also added small amounts of food coloring to "jazz it up" for special occasions--like pink for her daughter's baby shower.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Easy Cookie Recipe

My friend, Angelyn, shared this easy cookie recipe with me.  She made our family some using a spice cake mix.  She said you can use any kind of cake mix, so I used chocolate and I also made some with the confetti cake mix.  Each one was delicious.  So choose your favorite cake mix and make you a batch of these delicious, easy cookies.

Easy Cookie Recipe

1 cake mix (your choice)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix all ingredients together.  Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 - 12 minutes.

**The ones pictured above are the cookies made with spice cake.  Just sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on top.

Below are some chocolate ones I made and I added some sprinkles.  I've also made chocolate ones with sugar sprinkled on them.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fruit Sushi

My little grandchildren (with the help of their dad) made this Fruit Sushi for Family Home Evening dessert.  I thought it was so cute, and surprisingly it tasted good!  They found the recipe in the June 2011 Friend.  All you need is 1 banana, 1 piece of fruit leather, and some sprinkles.  Wrap the fruit leather around the banana and cut into 1 inch slices.  Use toothpicks to hold it together.  Add a few sprinkles on top and there you have it--Fruit Sushi!
Notice that they served it on their Princess plate :)