Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Strawberry Limeade

A good substitute if you can't make it to Sonic!

3 cups frozen strawberries, slightly thawed
1/3 cup thawed limeade concentrate
3 oz. unsweetened pineapple juice (a little less than 1/2 cup)
2 cups chilled 7-Up

Blend until smooth.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cranberry Orange Cookies

This recipe comes from one of my favorite food blogs, Your Homebased Mom. A new favorite that I love!

-Your Homebased Mom - Leigh Anne Wilkes

1 C sugar
3/4 C butter, softened
1 egg
2 C flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 C dried cranberries, chopped
1 Tbsp freshly grated orange peel

Sugar Mixture:
1/3 C sugar
1 tsp freshly grated orange peel

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all sugar mixture ingredients in small bowl.  Stir until well mixed.  Set aside

For cookies:  Combine 1 cup sugar, butter and egg in a bowl.  Beat until creamy.  Reduce speed and add flour, baking powder and baking soda.  Beat until well mixed.  Add remaining ingredients.  Beat until combined.

Shape cookies into one inch balls and roll in sugar mixture.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with bottom of glass to 1 1/2 inch circles

Bake for 7 - 11 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Do not over bake.  Cool 1 minute and remove from cookie sheet.

Salted Nut Roll

This recipe comes from my sister-in-law Ashley, and it's so yummy! It reminds me of a Payday candy bar. 

-Ashley Hansen from her friend Cinda

16 oz. dry Roasted peanuts (salted)
3 Tbs. butter or margarine
1 can sweetened condensed milk
4 c. miniature marshmallows
12 oz. Reese’s Peanut butter chips (I used 1½ bags)

Butter 9 x 13 inch pan (or line with parchment paper). Pour ½ peanuts in pan. Mix butter and peanut butter chips in sauce pan over low heat. Heat until melted, add milk, and mix well. Remove from stove, add marshmallows. (Stir until about half of the marshmallows have completely melted).  Pour over peanuts, and then top with remaining peanuts. Press in and refrigerate until ready to serve. Cut into squares and serve.