Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Girl Scout Cookie recipes!!!

For more recipes using Girl Scout Cookies visit www.gsccc.org/2010CookieSeason/cookies.html

Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Salad

1 large package vanilla pudding

1 large container whipped cream

1/2 pint buttermilk

1 package Dulce de Leche Girl Scout Cookies

4 cups fresh fruit

The night before fold pudding, whipped cream and buttermilk until well combined and put in the refrigerator. Roughly break up one package of Dulce de Leche Girl Scout Cookies and put in the freezer. The day of, combine 4 cups of fresh fruit (strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, oranges). Just before serving combine fruit with pudding mixture. Add bananas and cookies.

-Recipe by Megan Lafevor

Thin Mint Pie

24 Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

6 oz. cream cheese

1 can sweetened condensed milk

1 8 oz. package of Cool Whip

green food coloring

1 Oreo pie crust

Crush 16 of the Thin Mints and set aside. Beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Slowly add sweetened condensed milk to cream cheese and beat until smooth. Fold in Cool Whip and crushed Thin Mints. Stir in green food coloring, put mixture in pie crust and freeze overnight. Before serving, decorate the top of pie with eight Thin Mints.

-Recipe courtesy Alison Hamblin

An early Girl Scout Cookie recipe

In the 1920s and 1930s cookies were packaged in wax paper bags, sealed with a sticker, and sold door to door for 25 to 35 cents per dozen, according to girlscoutcookies.org.

1 cup butter

1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.

-Recipe from girlscoutcookies.org

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dad's Potato Salad

This is the potato salad I grew up on. My dad always made it and I always loved it! It is really good and really easy. The ingredients dont have amounts, just add what you think. It is really foolproof.

Potatoes (I used red because then you don't have to peel them)
Boiled eggs
Chopped pickles
Mayonaise/Miracle Whip (or both)
Lemon Juice
Pickle Juice
Celery Salt
Celery Seed
Garlic Salt
Onion Salt (I put onion flakes)
Sugar to taste
Ground Sage (just about a 1/2 tsp)

Just boil the eggs and chopped potatoes.  Chop the eggs and pickles up and add them to the drained potatoes.  Add the sauce and stir. 

Grilled Chicken Enchiladas

Okay, so for the past 10 years I have made my same chicken enchilada recipe.  I used to bribe my dad with it (until he finally go sick of them), but now I have a new recipe to bribe him with. These are some enchiladas that we made last night.  They were so good!  We just wanted to try something new so we made up this recipe.  We had mexican rice with it which the kids LOVED!

Chicken breasts or thighs
Mrs. Dash Southwest Seasoning
Sour Cream
Enchilada Sauce

Grill the chicken with the Southwest Seasoning on it.  When chicken is done, transfer it to a food processor to chop (or just shred it).  Add sour cream (the amount depends on what you like).  Roll in the tortillas and cover with the enchilada sauce and cheese.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted.