This is a Michael Chiarello recipe that came with a Progresso coupon I downloaded online. Have yet to try it.
I have never heard of acini di pepe pasta, but the recipe says you can use 8 oz of any small round pasta. Also I don't know what mustard greens are or how to use them. The recipe mentioned that spinach, Swiss chard or other greens could be used instead.
Did you get a bunch of tins of Danish butter cookies over the holidays and don't know what to do with them all? I sure did. So I adapted a Ritz cracker recipe (Abracadabra Bars from NabiscoWorld.com) using butter cookies instead of the crackers. The original recipe calls for walnuts. I'm allergic so I used sliced almonds. The number of actual cookies used may vary since they tend to come in various shapes and sizes. I used a mix of round and square cookies for the first layer and broke up the pretzel shaped ones for the top.
A coworker shared this recipe with me. I used to make something similar from scratch. This is so much simpler and just as satisfying! I actually used a 15x10 inch stoneware baking pan when I made this and used two packages of cookie dough. One package should be enough for a 13x9 inch pan.
Made this up after winning a ham at the company Christmas party. I'm not a big ham or soup fan, but the ham turned out pretty good and I thought I'd experiment with a soup to use up some of the leftovers. I couldn't find a recipe I liked, so I basically combined three recipes I found on 'Zaar. I'm a picky eater - don't like carrots or many types of beans - which is why I didn't stick to the navy bean/pea/carrot type recipes. I used cornstarch to thicken which didn't work very well. Another recipe recommended the potato flakes (which I don't have). I made my ham with looneytunesfan's Brown Sugar Honey Baked Ham recipe (#151563). The soup seemed sweet to me and I'm guessing it's because of the sugary ham. I think it turned out pretty good so I thought I'd share. Feel free to experiment or make suggestions. I'm more of a baker than a cook! :)
From a box of Land O Lakes butter. Sounds good and definitely easy. Pretty flexible too. It says you can substitute creme de menthe baking chips, nuts or chopped dried fruit for the M&Ms if desired. I normally don't have yellow cake mix on hand so I have yet to try these.
From the Sunday newspaper's USA Weekend section May 19-21, 2006. This appears to have originally come from a cookbook by Pam Anderson. I have yet to try this one as it uses cake flour and unsalted butter which are two things I never have on hand.
From a package of Land O Lakes butter. Don't let the orange juice throw you! I just made Orange Drop Cookies (Recipe # 191691) which also uses orange juice and they were some of the best cookies I've ever made - despite the fact that I don't like fruit. I have yet to try this recipe, but it's on my list...
This is from a Land O Lakes butter package. Says it's easy to make and is good on pancakes or muffins. I don't like fruit so I'm not going to try it, but it's an interesting idea and a nice alternative to other spreads. You can use your favorite fruit flavor (strawberry, blackberry, pineapple, raspberry, etc.).
Found this recipe on the back of a Breadshop brand Pralines 'n Cream Granola cereal box. Ingredients and instructions are theirs. They don't give a yield or prep time, so I'm making a guess. I'm not a big fan of fruit so I haven't tried this one yet, but thought someone else may like the recipe. I may try making this over the holidays. I had never heard of Breadshop granola and found this cereal at a small local market. I'm guessing that any kind of granola cereal would work, so you can choose the flavor you prefer if pralines and cream isn't available. I'm also not a big health nut so when I do make this, I will probably use butter instead of the Hain Safflower Margarine (which I've never heard of!) :)
Found this recipe on the back of a Breadshop brand Pralines 'n Cream Granola cereal box. Ingredients and directions are theirs. I like eating granola cereal as a snack and picked up this brand at a small local market. I had never heard of it before. I'm guessing that any kind of granola cereal can be used for these and it doesn't necessarily have to be Pralines and Cream flavored to make a good cookie. I'm not a health nut so I don't even know what Hain safflower margarine is! When I make this, it will probably be with plain ol' butter. :)
UPDATE: Just made these (with regular butter). Very simple to make. This is a thin crispy cookie. The batter doesn't look like much, but these cookies really spread out while baking. Try not to use much more than a rounded teaspoon when dropping the batter onto the cookie sheet. Keep a close eye on them while baking. Since they are so thin, they can burn quickly. Also, let cool for at least one minute before removing to a wire rack.
This recipe is from a 4-H cookbook that has a lot of great desserts. No explanation as to why these are called Sympathy Bars. Just tried these and they're very good. Very much like a brownie.
I'm not big on cherries, so I skipped the garnish. I used semi sweet baking chocolate because it was what I had in the pantry. I screwed up the frosting a bit by not watching the butter (I stuck it in the warm oven to soften) and it melted. However, the frosting still turned out fairly well.
I was craving Poppy Seed Torte, but didn't have the ingredients for a crust. However, I did have a frozen pie crust that needed to be used so I threw this together. It appeared to make enough for two pies. (Since I only had one crust, I put the rest of the filling in a bowl and ate it alone. Yum!) I served it right away but found the pie did not keep its shape. I put the rest in the freezer and that works just great to keep it firm. Cooking time is for baking the crust. I'm not sure of the time it takes to firm up in the freezer...
I was surprised to see that this recipe was not posted! Dessert tortes like this are very popular back home (Wisconsin). This recipe is from my aunt's family cookbook and appears to have originated from the Port Hotel in Port Washington, WI. Holidays just aren't complete without a poppy seed torte!
I have not made this in a long time, but I'm pretty sure I've successfully substituted an 8 oz tub of Cool Whip for the whipping cream in the past. Please note that the recipe calls for the LARGE packages of instant pudding. The nuts I usually use for the crust are the finely chopped walnuts found at the store.
This recipe was printed a few years ago in the Milwaukee Journal along with other recipes with unusual ingredients. I'm known for bringing in cookies to work fairly regularly and I tend to bring these cookies on April Fool's Day. Many people can't figure out the secret ingredient. I think they taste OK, but have a bit of a garlic aftertaste. People who like garlic really enjoy them. I've had requests to bring them to work more often than just on April Fool's! I've noticed my coworkers in Arizona like them a lot more than coworkers in Wisconsin did...
I believe I found this recipe on the back of a Hershey's package. It must be an older recipe because I've seen chips in the store lately that are a peanut butter/chocolate mix. I'd use a bag of those next time. However, I'm sure when I decide to make these again, I won't be able to find the mixed bag! :)
Not sure where I found this recipe. Probably on the back of a peanut butter jar... Very easy to make and they come out really nice. In my opinion, the peanut butter taste is more subtle (and the cookies are a bit sweeter) than a regular peanut butter cookie.