Sunday, December 30, 2012

Strawberry Pretzel Salad

recipe from Heather

1 1/2 cups crushed pretzels
4 1/2 Tbsp white sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
2 (8oz) pkg cream cheese
1 (8 oz) container cool whip
1 (6 oz) pkg of strawberry flavored gelatin
2 cups boiling water
16 oz frozen strawberries (cut into smaller pieces)

preheat oven to 350
mix pretzels, 4 1/2 Tbsp sugar, and butter.
Press into bottom of 9x13 pan
bake 10 - 15 until lightly toasted
cool completely

beat sugar and cream cheese until smooth
fold in cool whip
spread over cooled crust
refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes

stir together gelatin and boiling water
mix in frozen strawberries , stir until thawed
pour over cream cheese mixture
refrigerate until chilled, at least one hour

I have heard a few people mention, when they make a dish similar to this, it gets runny or the layers mix together. I have not had that with this recipe, but I never rush it. make sure layers are cooled/set before adding the next layer.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

recipe from my Mom and Chris

1 cup oleo
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 beaten eggs
( for egg-free cookies, replace eggs with 2/3 cup applesauce)
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 6oz package chocolate chips

cream butter and sugar
add eggs (or applesauce) and vanilla - beat well
fold in dry ingredients
add chocolate chips
bake at 350 degrees, bake about 13 minutes

makes about 3 dozen