Friday, June 27, 2008

Yummy Summer Lemonade


1 cup sugar (or Splenda)
1 cup water (to heat)
1 cup lemon juice (or 5 fresh squeezed lemons)
3 to 4 cups cold water


1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Easy Chicken Quesadilla

"I made this as an impromptu lunch one day looking through the fridge. The key is to add less ingredients so that the two tortillas stick together with the cheese. " By Beth

Serving 1

2 large soft tortillas
1/3 c precooked chicken (I bought some plain grilled that was already cut into chunks)
2/3 c shredded cheddar
1 tbsp mild salsa

Heat a large flat skillet on medium high. Spray with cooking spray. Place one tortilla on skillet, add all ingredients on top. Place second tortilla on top. As cheese melts, press the edges of the two tortillas together so they stick. Don't leave it on one side too long, just until cheese is melted. This will make it easier to flip without spilling all the stuff inside. Flip the queso over and brown the other side. Cut into fours and serve with sour cream or guacamole.

Ookie Gookie

This recipe can also be made as sugar-free and still taste great! It's a recipe that we have used in our family for years and it's ALWAYS a hit for a picnic on a hot day.

Mix like pie dough:
1 cup flour
¾ cup chopped nuts
½ cup butter
Press into 13x9” pan and bake at 350° for 20 minutes.

Mix together:
1 cup powdered sugar
8 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. Cool Whip FOLDED in
Spread over cool crust.

Mix together:
1 vanilla instant pudding
1 chocolate instant pudding
3 cups milk
Spread over cream cheese layer

Frost with Cool Whip.
Chill and serve.