Sunday, September 30, 2012

~ Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies ~

I was in the mood for cookies and made these last week. 
 What is needed: Package of Oatmeal Raisin Spice Cookies, butter, egg, vanilla

 Directions: Mix 3/4 cup melted butter or margarine (I use butter), 1 slightly beaten egg, 1 tsp of vanilla and the cookie mix until well blended.

 Shape into 1 inch balls

 Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until done.

Cool on baking sheet. Makes 3 dozen cookies.  These are chewy, tasty cookies and did not last long! (I did not use the raisins as I do not like raisins in cookies - one of my quirky 'do not like' things...hey hubby has a lot longer list of what he doesn't eat than I do! :)

Saturday, September 22, 2012

~ Spicy Saltine Cracker Mix ~

Here is the last thing I made for the get together we had...this is so...easy..

What you need: 1- 16 oz box of saltine crackers or 16 oz of oyster crackers (I used oyster crackers), vegetable oil and contents of Spicy Saltine Cracker Mix

 Directions: Pour 1 box of crackers into a 2 gallon resealable storage bag. I did not have any bags so I just used my large Tupperware container (w lid). Mix together..

...  1 1/4 cups vegetable oil and the contents of package...

...and pour over crackers. Seal bag and tumble constantly until all crackers seem coated. In my case I placed the lid on my container and shook it.  Let sit for 15-30 minutes for best results (this lets the flavor soak in better). I just stored the remainder this way as well after we served it as we had some left over.

This is spicy and was perfect as a side!  Great for a party snack too!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

~ Pasta Salad with Wheat Noodles ~

Here is another quick, easy to make dish that we served when our friends came over that evening a few weeks ago.  

  Here is what is needed Pasta Salad with Wheat Noodles package, water, and mayonnaise

  Directions: Bring 5 cups of water to a boil. Pour noodle mix into boiling/water and continue to boil for 9 minutes.

 Meanwhile, mix 1/3 cup of mayonnaise with the seasoning mix.

Drain noodles, and then stir noodles and the mayonnaise mixture together. Enjoy warm or chilled. I chilled this dish in the refrigerator for a few hours before serving, but did taste it when it warm and it is great either way!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

~ Spinach Dip Mix ~

We had friends over last night for a Southern Belle Gourmet hodgepodge!  I was thinking about what to have yesterday morning not wanting to go to a lot of bother to cook any elaborate dinner.  

So I opened my SouthernBelleGourmet cupboard and saw right away three, easy to make dishes to have!  I will post them one at a time, but let me say they were are easy, delicious and a hit with our friends!  

I also had meatballs/pasta sauce in the crock pot and used some of the pita pockets for little meatball pocket sandwiches.  Also had strawberries, cherries and grapes with cool whip for dipping.  What a yummy yet relaxing, non-stressful get together!

Here are the ingredients required: 1 cup Sour Cream, Spinach Dip Mix. That's IT!

 This one is so easy it really hardly needs photo directions but here goes. 

Mix package with 1 cup sour cream. Refrigerate 1 hour before serving.  I actually had it in for 4 hours, so I would just say at least an hour. In my opinion the longer something is in the refrigerator the more the flavors blend, so this could even be made the night before an event.

Here it is! Served it up with little triangle cut pita pockets and some thin everything bagels that I also cut up into dip-able pieces.  This was actually when it was half gone, as there was bread all around it when I first put it out! :)

Get some for your next get together! It is so easy but tastes like you made it from scratch and pulled the spinach yourself!