Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Perfect-Ice-Cream Sandwich

This picture makes me drool!

So Good!

I (Sarah) would LOVE to take all the credit for this recipe, but......I found it on the cutest food blog! I was looking for a clever, and delicious Easter dessert, and these beauties fit the bill! They were a big hit! I think they would make a very darling Wedding reception treat, not that I would need something like that for a long time! But I am going to BYU in 2 months, so it's an idea I'm storing in "the next 10 years department".

The recipe doesn't call for chocolate chips, but I'm a chocolate-chip junky so I added Peanut Butter chips and Mint chocolate chips to separate batches. They are super cute wrapped in wax paper, plus it makes them easier to eat without plates. I would advise making extras if you are making them for company! You'll want left overs! (We didn't bring all of them out for Easter dinner, we hid the rest in the downstairs freezer...we didn't ask if anyone wanted seconds....we are not very good hosts are we? oh well...more for us!) These would make it into Emily's "Blue Box" where she keeps all her REALLY good recipes! They are delicious!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Wendy's Chicken Teriyaki Salad

This is the best food ever! The fabulous Miss Wendy Wallace introduced our family to this recipe several years ago, and whenever I make it, I make sure that there's lots of leftovers so that I can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for the next couple of days. I just can't get enough of it!
This recipe is very flexible, and you can make it to your liking.

4 chicken breasts (marinated and cooked in Yoshida Teriyaki sauce)
pineapple tidbits, drained
apples, diced
celery, diced
green grapes, diced
green onions, chopped
sliced almonds
bow tie pasta, cooked, drained and cooled

1/3 cup plain yogurt
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp. fresh grated ginger
2-3 tsp. lime juice
2-3 Tbsp. honey
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

* I like to use only yogurt and to omit the mayonnaise. I usually put a lot more ginger and lime juice than it calls for because I like them pretty strong. To be honest, I usually just add the ingredients listed until the dressing tastes how I want it to. I also rarely use the sesame seeds in the dressing.
It's easiest often to start with an amount of pasta and then to add in the ingredients so that you get as much of each as you want.