Mandarin Orange Pineapple Salad
8 ounce Coolwhipsmall package orange Jellosmall container small curd cottage cheese1 can mandarin oranges, drained1 can pineapple chunks, drained
Mix all together and refrigerate overnight.
Recipe Source: My sister Cathy
Posted by HippieDog on April 10, 2012 in Easter (8), Salads & Dressings (7) | Permalink
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These cookie lovers are really yummy! If you eat them while they are still warm, it's chocolate meets peanut butter heaven.
Peanut Butter Speckled Cookies
2 1/4 cups flour2 tsp. baking soda1/2 tsp. salt1 cup sugar1 cup brown sugar1/2 Crisco shortening1/2 cup butter1 cup creamy peanut butter2 eggs1 tsp. pure vanilla extract1 package milk chocolate speckled eggs
In mixing bowl, sift together flour, soda and salt. Set aside.
In large mixing bowl, combine sugars, butter, shortening and peanut butter until smooth and creamy. Gradually add eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Stir in chocolate eggs.
Drop on cookie sheet or baking stone with cookie scoop or 1 TB mixture.
Bake 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until cookie just starts to brown. Let cool on cookie sheet or stone for 4 minutes and transfer to wire rack to cool.
I like to reserve a few eggs for each cookie and press them in each cookie right out of the oven. This way they are inside and out :)
Posted by HippieDog on April 7, 2012 in Cookies (44), Easter (8) | Permalink
Just an easy sweet treat that everyone loves.
Jelly Bird Marshmallow Treats
1/2 cup butter8 cups miniature marshmallows10 cups Rice Krispy cerealfood coloringjelly bird speckled eggs
In large pot, melt butter on low-medium heat. Add marshmallows, stirring constantly just until melted.
Add cereal and food coloring. Stir just until combined.
Pour in buttered 9 x 13 pan. Smooth cereal mix evenly and top each row with jelly bird eggs.
Cool and cut in squares.
** You can also add flavored marshmallow treats, chocolate chips and even peanut butter.
Posted by HippieDog on April 1, 2012 in Candy and Sweet Treats (25), Easter (8) | Permalink
6 hard boiled eggs2 cups mayo1 TB. yellow mustard2 TB worcestershire1/8 tsp. garlic powder1/4 tsp. season salt1/8 tsp. pepperpaprika
Cut eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out yolk with a small spoon.
Combine mayo, mustard, worcestershire, garlic powder, season salt and pepper in small bowl. Stir until well combined.
Mash egg yolks on plate with a fork and whip into mayo mixture.
Fill a zip lock baggie and snip a small hole at the end of your bag. Fill your eggs with deviled egg mixture.
Sprinkle with paprika.
You can also top these devils with scallions and bacon bits.
Makes 12 little devils :)
Posted by HippieDog on April 25, 2011 in Appetizers (26), Easter (8) | Permalink
It's hard to believe only one box of "Spice" cake mix made all of these bird nest cupcakes, jelly bean bite size treats and cream cheese filled cupcake jaws.
Bird Nest Cupcakes with Peeps
1 box spice cake mix1 1/4 cups water3 eggs1/3 cup vegetable oil1 tsp. ground cinnamon1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extractcoconut, shreddedchow mein noodlesfood coloringcream cheese frostingjelly bean eggs, speckledpeeps
Combine cake mix, water, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon and oil.
Mix until well combined. Pour in prepared sprayed muffin tins, paper lined muffin tins and mini tins.
Bake as directed and let cool completely.
Combine a few drops of food coloring to your coconut and stir.
Decorate your cupcakes with frosting, eggs, peeps and coconut for grass or use chow mein noodles for a nest.
In case you missed it, here's my bird nest cupcakes from last year. You'll also find the cream cheese frosting recipe there.
Have a Fun day with all of your favorite things :)
Posted by HippieDog on April 7, 2011 in Cupcakes (9), Easter (8), Fun for Kids (53) | Permalink