Sunday, July 26, 2009

Grilled Corn Dip


* 6 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
* 1 large onion, chopped
* 2 garlic cloves, minced
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 1 cup mayonnaise
* 1/2 cup sour cream
* 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
* Cayenne pepper (to taste)
* 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
* 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
* 2 tablespoons sliced green onions
* Tortilla chips

Grill corn, covered, over medium heat for 10-12 minutes or until tender, turning occasionally. Cut corn from cobs.

In a large skillet, saute the onion and garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes or until almost tender. Add corn; saute 1-2 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat.

In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, cayenne pepper and chili powder. Stir in cheese and corn mixture. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Sprinkle with olives and green onions; serve with chips. Yield: 5 cups.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Maple Snickerdoodles


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1 cup white sugar
3 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 egg
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup maple sugar

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon. Set aside.
2.In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup of white sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and maple syrup. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients until just mixed. In a small dish, mix together the remaining 1/2 cup white sugar and the maple sugar. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, and roll the balls in the sugar mixture. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies will be crackly on top and look wet in the middle. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Oh and apparently you can make maple sugar by doing this:

Make granulated maple sugar by heating maple syrup to a temperature 40 to 45oF above the boiling temperature of pure water (212 degrees F at sea level), immediately transferring the syrup to a flat pan, stirring until granulation is achieved and all apparent moisture is gone. At this point, the syrup may be sieved through a course screen (e.g., 1/8-inch hardware screen) so it becomes uniform. Making granulated maple sugar can be difficult when the humidity is high.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jamba Juice

Ocean Sunrise
12 oz. raspberry juice (raspberry apple or mixed berry is great)
2 scoops orange sherbeRt
1 cup frozen strawberries
1/2 c. banana
1/2 cup crushed ice
Blend and Serve

Strawberries Wild
12-14 oz. apple strawberry juice
2 scoops frozen vanilla yogurt (Dreyers makes yogurt blends)
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup banana
1/2 cup ice

Orange Appeal
Same as above, only use orange juice

Orange Dream
6 oz. o.j.
6 oz. soy milk
2 scoops froen vanilla yogurt
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 cup ice

Peanut Butter Moo'd
8 oz. choc. milk
2 Tablespoons peanut butter
4 scoops frozen vanilla yogurt
1 cup ice

Chocolate Moo'd
Same as above, only omit peanut butter, and I think add 2oz. more milk

Peenya Kowlada
12 oz. pinapple juice
1 Tablespoon coconut
2 scoops pineapple sherbet
2 scoops frozen vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup bananas
1/2 cup ice
( I like to add 1/2 cup strawberries for a tiger's blood flavor)

Cranberry Craze
10 oz. cranberry juice
1/2 scoop vanilla frozen yogurt
2 scoops raspberry sherbet
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup ice

Peach Pleasure
12 oz. peach juice
2 scoops orange sherbet
1 cup peaches
1/2 cup bananas
1'2 cup ice

Mango Mango
12 oz. pinapple-mango juice
2 scoops pineapple sherbet
1 1/2 cups mango
1/2 cup ice

Berry Lime Sublime
12 oz. rasberry juice( mixed berry works great)
2 scoops lime sherbet
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup ice