Thursday, July 26, 2007

Ice Cream Cake

So here is my attempt to re-create a dessert I had at a Girls Night Out dinner.

Ice Cream Sandwich Layered Ice Cream Cake

12 ice cream sandwiches
1 container cool whip
1 container CHOCOLATE cool whip
3/4 cup oreo cookies crumbled

Place a long strip of Foil out on the counter about 3 ft long.
Put a 1/4 inch base of cool whip down on the foil about the size, length and width of 6 ice cream sandwiches lined up in a row.
Place 6 ice cream sandwiches on top of cool whip.
Mix 1/2 cup of the crumbled oreos in a half of the container of the CHOCOLATE cool whip.
Spread mixture on top of the 6 ice cream sandwiches.
Place remaining 6 ice cream sandwiches on top of mixture.
Spread Regular cool whip all around the cake so you only can see cool whip.
Spread remaining Oreo crumbles on top.
Fold over Foil and add more if needed to completely cover the cake.
Place in Freezer to set for at least four hours. Serve in Thin Slices. Can keep for up to one week in the fridge.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Lucious Lemon Poke Cake

This recipe is absolutely delicious. It is perfect for summer and you can exchange the lemon for whatever flavor you like... This is so H~E~A~V~E~N~L~Y!!!!!

2 baked round white cake layers, (9 inch), cooled.
2 C. boiling water
1 pkg(8 serv. size) JELLO brand Lemon Flavored Gelatin
1 C. cold milk
1 pkg. (4 serv. size) Jello Lemon Flavored Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
3 C. thawed Cool Whip, divided.

Place cake layers, top sides up, in 2 clean 9 inch round cake pans. Pierce cakes with large fork at 1/2 inch intervals.

Stir boiling water into dry jelatin mix in a med. bowl at least 2 minutes until dissolved. Pour over cake layers and put in the fridge for 3 hours.

Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mix. Beat with whisk 2 mins. or until well blended. Gently stir in whipped topping. set aside. Dip one cake pan in warm water 10 secs. unmold onto serving plate. Spread with about 1 cup of the pudding mixture. Unmold 2nd cake and place on top of 1st cake. Frost with remaining pudding mixture. Refridgerate at least one hour. Store in the fridge.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Buttery Bread Sticks

Here is the recipe for the breadsticks I brought for Play Group today.

24 Rhodes Dinner Rolls, thawed but still cold (or any roll dough)
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
garlic salt

Pour melted butter on an 11 x 17- inch baking sheet. Roll each roll to about 6-inches and then roll in butter until completely coated. Place cheese in separate bowl and roll buttered bread stick in cheese. Place bread sticks on baking sheet in 2 vertical rows of 12 each. Sprinkle with garlic salt, if desired. Cover with plastic wrap.

Let rise until double in size. Remove wrap and back at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

You can also add a little parsley to give them the Magleby's look.

Thanks to Jade for this recipe.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Chicken Enchiladas

I made these yummy chicken enchiladas for dinner last night! They are good because you make the sauce from scratch and you don't have to use the cream of chicken soup which has a lot of sodium.


8-10 tortillas, flour or corn, I used the uncooked flour tortillas from Costco/Sams and cook them up according to package instructions.
½ cup chopped onions
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground coriander, optional. I didn’t use it.
¼ teaspoon pepper ½ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 (8 ounce) carton sour cream
2 cups chicken broth
1 (4 ounce) can diced green chili peppers , can add two cans
2 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
3 cups chicken, cooked and chopped/shredded
black olives (optional)
tomatoes (optional)
green onions (optional) Jalapenos, diced (optional) Gives it a nice kick.


Wrap tortillas in foil and heat in 350* oven for 10 minutes to soften.
For Sauce: In a saucepan, cook onion, garlic, coriander, salt and pepper in the butter until the onion is tender. Stir the flour into the sour cream, and then add to the onion mixture.
Stir in broth and chili peppers all at once. (and jalapenos if adding)
Cook and stir until thick and bubbly.
Remove from heat; stir in 1 C of the cheese.
For Filling: Stir 1/2 C of the sauce into the chicken, mixing well.
Place about 2-3 soup-spoon-size of mixture on each tortilla and roll up.
Arrange rolls, seam side down, in a lightly greased 12x8x2 baking dish.
Top with remaining sauce.
Bake, covered, in 350* oven for 35 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake, uncovered, 5 minutes more until cheese melts. Let stand 10 minutes.
If Desired: garnish tops with olives, tomatoes, and cheese.