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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

AMBROSIA SALAD

INGREDIENTS:
1 16 oz. can pineapple chunks, drained,
1 8 oz. can mandarins, drained,
1 cup miniature marshmallows,
1/2 cup maraschino cherries (+few for garnish)
1/2 cup coconut flakes,
1/2 cup raisins,
2 cups whipped cream (Cool Whip),
1 teaspoon vanilla extract;
Combine all the ingredients; refrigerate until serving; scoop into your favorite serving dish and garnish is optional...

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CHICKEN WITH POTATO STEW AND ASSORTED SALAD

INGREDIENTS FOR POTATO STEW:
5 potatoes, peeled and cubed,
1 large onion, chopped,
4 cloves of garlic, minced,
2 carrots, sliced,
1 cup cherry tomatoes,
fresh chopped parsley,
2 tablespoons Vegeta,
salt and pepper to taste,
1/4 cup olive oil;
3,4 cups of liquid (broth or water)
DIRECTIONS:
Saute onion for few minutes; add garlic and carrots and saute for 2, 3 minutes longer, stirring;
add potatoes, tomatoes, seasonings (hold on to the salt if you are using Vegeta which is salty enough )cover with liquid; cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until potatoes an carrots are soft but not mushy; garnish with parsley and serve as a side dish for your favorite meat, or no meat at all, next to a fresh crisp salad. I've served mine with rotisserie chicken, cut up in decent pieces and flavored with sweet chili and garlic sauce, for a better taste.

INGREDIENTS FOR ASSORTED SALAD:
few broken lettuce leaves,
1 cup cherry tomatoes,
1/2 English cucumber, sliced or diced,
1/2 medium sweet red onion,
2 tablespoons olive oil,
2 tablespoons white vinegar,
1/3 cup water,
salt;
Mix and serve!

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CHOCOLATE RUM CREAM CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS :
1 box chocolate cake mix,
3 eggs,
1/3 cup oil,
1.1/4 cup water,
3 cups cool whip,
1.1/2 teaspoons rum extract,
strawberries;
DIRECTIONS:
For chocolate cake follow box instructions , just add 1 teaspoon rum extract. Add 1/2 teaspoon rum to cool whip before frosting the cupcakes. Garnish with strawberries.


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