Saturday, May 24, 2008

Oreo Balls

These are soooo good, and really easy to make. I made these for a baby shower so I drizzled them with pink chocolate, but you can buy almost any color chocolate you want at Joann's.

1 package Oreo cookies
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 package almond bark (I buy the "candiquick" from Target)

Use an electric chopper or blender to grind Oreos until they are a powder. Mix in the cream cheese. Form small balls with the mixture. Melt the almond bark in the microwave. Dip the balls into the almond bark until they are covered, and place on wax paper to dry.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Broccoli Salad

2 heads broccoli chopped in small pieces
1/2 cup bacon pieces
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup Craisins

1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. vinegar

Mix dressing and add to all other ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well and chill in fridge for at least an hour before serving.

Strawberry and Cream Cheese French Toast

This is a great recipe that you can prepare ahead of time and then throw in the oven in the morning.

1 loaf french bread, cut into 1 inch slices.
Whipped cream cheese

Spread cream cheese between two slices of bread, place sandwiched slices in a glass pan sprayed with cooking spray.

Mix together:
4 eggs
1 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Pour over bread and let sit for five minutes, turn bread over and cover pan with saran wrap. Refrigerate overnight. Drizzle melted butter over the top and bake at 400 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.

Whipped Topping:
1 pt whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp. almond or amaretto flavoring

Top with strawberries mixed with sugar and the whipped topping.