Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rice Crispy Treats


1/3 c. butter
1 (10 1/2 oz.) pkg. marshmallows
1 tsp. vanilla
6 1/2 c. Rice Krispies

Melt butter in bowl in microwave. Stir in marshmallows until melted and smooth. Blend in vanilla. Stir in Rice Krispies. Spread in lightly buttered 9 x 13 inch pan. Cool.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Strawberry Salad - Grandma O & Aunt Christy

My kids always look forward to this at family gatherings!

2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup melted butter
3 Tablespoons sugar, plus 3/4 cup sugar
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 (8-ounce) container whipped topping
2 (3-ounce) packages strawberry Jello
2 cups boiling water
2 (10-ounce) packages frozen strawberries 
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple
Whipped topping or whipped cream, to garnish
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  For the crust, mix the pretzels, butter and 3 Tbsp sugar.  Press into 9x13 pan and bake for 7 minutes.  Set aside and allow to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar.  Fold in the whipped topping, and spread over the cooled crust.  Refrigerate until well chilled.
In a small bowl, dissolve the gelatin in the boiling water, and allow to cool slightly.  Add the strawberries and pineapple, and pour over the cream cheese mixture.  Refrigerate until serving time. 
To serve, cut slices and serve with a dollop of whipped topping.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sweet Potato Topping:

1 c brown sugar
1/3 c flour
1 c sliced almonds
1/3 c butter