Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fruit Velvet Salad

If Carol shares a recipe, it's worth trying! Here's an example of what I'm talking about!

8 ounces softened cream cheese

1 small box instant vanilla pudding mix

18 ounces blueberry yogourt

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

Beat the whipping cream and powdered sugar until soft peaks form and set aside. Beat cream cheese with the pudding mix and add yogourt and blend well. Fold in whipping cream and fruit.

2 cups strawberries, washed and sliced

2 cups grapes

1 fuji apple, diced

2 bananas sliced

Carol used about twice this fruit to serve with the topping. A perfect combination of fruit and it was divine. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Syrup

Carol shared this recipe with me recently and we're in love! I find myself thinking about pancakes for dinner, just to have this syrup! She shared "Buttermilk Syrup", a family favorite years ago. This stores much better and is so so nummy!

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups sugar

1 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup water

1 cup half and half

Whisk together the cinnamon and sugar. Add corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil. Boil for two minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the half and half. Can be stored in the fridge for two months. Enjoy!

Sara's Salad

Carol's niece, Sara brought this recipe to a family party a few weeks ago and Carol has been raving about it ever since! Simple, no specific measurements, quick, the best kind of salad! SO nummy! A must try!


Spring Mix Lettuce

Blue Cheese Crumbles (find it in the cheese section at the grocers in a little tub)

Glazed Pecans (You can do your own or buy them in the nuts section of your grocer)

Red Onion, thinly sliced

Blueberries (fresh or thaw a bag of frozen berries, to save a bit of moolah)

Mix 1 part Brianna's Poppy Seed Dressing and 1 part Raspberry Vinaigrette.

Toss just before serving or serve the dressing along side of the salad. Enjoy!