Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What's Cookin' Wednesday

I should really call this one "What I Cooked Last Friday."
I had a girl get-together at my house.
It was Lisa-licious!

My mom was impressed with my spread.
I love it when my mom is impressed.
She is a food guru.
How about some of the recipes?
Chocolate Chip Cheeseball
1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
2 T brown sugar
1.4 t vanilla extract
3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup finely chopped pecans
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in conf. sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Stir in choco chips. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Shape chilled cream cheese mixture into a ball. Wrap with plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll the cheeseball in finely chopped pecans before serving.
Serve with graham crackers for dipping.
Russian Rye Dip
2 lb. Russian Rye Bread
2 cups sour cream
2 cups mayo
1 T dill
2 T parsley
2 t chopped onion
dash Worchestershire
Cut a round hole in the bread and hollow out a space for the dip. (Save the bread and cut into chunks to serve with the dip.)
Mix together all ingredients to make the dip. Serve with veggies.
Spinach-Artichoke Dip
1 cup thawed, chopped frozen spinach
1 1/2 cups chopped artichoke hearts
6 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 t salt
1/4 t garlic powder
Bring spinach and artichoke hearts in water in a medium saucepan and bring just to boil. Remove from heat, drain, and mix with remaining ingredients. Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Cream Puffs
Don't you wish I had the recipe for these??? My mom brought them. Sorry

Cherry Limeade Punch
1 can frozen limeade concentrate
1 bottle Sprite
1 jar marachino cherries
1 lime

Put the limeade and then add the sprite. Pour in the juice from the cherries. Then add the cherries and sliced up lime for looks and taste. Add ice.
(I doubled this recipe for my punch bowl)

Sorry, no music today for your cooking pleasure :(
Too tired. I have a sore throat and I'm achy.
(And no, I'm not entertaining the idea that I have the swine flu so don't try to tell me that.)


Kristina P. said...

That is quite the spread! I will have to try that cheeseball.

The High Family said...

one word: YUM!

I am totally trying the Chocolate Chip Cheese Ball!

What a beautiful spread Lisa, seriously looks like an expensive banquet. :)

Jillene said...

It looks Lisa-licious!! I LOVE Chocolate Chip Cheeseballs and Spinach Artichoke Dip. YUM!!

I wish I lived closer to you--then I wouldn't have to make it myself!! (0;

Missy said...

I am impressed as well! Wow!

Laura said...

Love the spread! I wish I had been invited!!

Kate said...
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Mary said...

I could just take that huge bread bowl and hide in the corner, eating. And cherry limeades are just about the best invention ever. Just hook me up to a cherry limeade IV drip.

Anonymous said...

did you drink any wine???????

my stay-at-home-momma drama said...

Yes anonymous, I drank both bottles. Then I smoked some marijuana. What's the matter with you?