Thursday, July 9, 2009

Gail's Nilla Wafer Snacks

Nilla wafers
peanut butter

Top nilla wafers with peanut butter. Slice banana and place slices on top of wafers with peanut butter. Enjoy!

Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup butter (2 sticks)
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar

2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 cups oat flour (if you cannot find oat flour, put oats into a blender and grind until fine powder)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup nuts, finely chopped (optional)
2 cups chocolate chips (semi-sweet)

Roll into 1-inch balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until slightly golden.

Thanks, Eryn, for passing along this recipe!

Rock Star Salad

1. baby spinach OR spring mix lettuce
2. strawberries, cut up
3. craisins OR dried cherries
4. walnuts (crumbled by hand into smaller pieces or bought already crumbled, don't send them through your chopper b/c they'll be too small)
5. crumbled feta cheese
6. Brianna's "BlushWine vinaigrette" (pic of a strawberry on the bottle) OR "real French vinaigrette" (pic of an artichoke on the bottle) salad dressing -- you can see pics here:

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and drizzle dressing on top right before serving. Toss a few times to make sure there's enough dressing and that it's mixed in well.

Any combination of the above ingredients, and you're going to have guests raving!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Chuy's (Copy Cat) Creamy Jalapeno Dip

Prep: 5-10 minutes

1 1/3 cups mayonnaise
1/3 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup chopped jalapenos (can buy in a jar, then drain the amount you need)
1/3 cup green chilies (1 sm. can)
1/4 cup cilantro leaf
1 (1 oz.) packet dry ranch dressing mix

Mix ingredients in a blender or food processor, until smooth. If time permits, chill in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours to allow flavors to meld.
Serve with tortilla chips.