Pina Colada Fluff

Standard
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 box (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (20 oz.) crushed pineapple
  • 1 tsp. rum extract
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • ½ cup chopped nuts

Combine pudding mix and pineapple in a lg. bowl, and then fold in remaining ingredients.

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3 Cheese Pasta Bake

Standard
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 pkg. (16 oz.) penne noodles
  • 2 jars Alfredo sauce
  • 8 oz. Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 container (15 oz.) ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parm. cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Pepper, to taste

Cook the penne until soft, and drain. Preheat oven to 350º. Combine 1st 3 ingredients in a lg. bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients, except for the mozzarella. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into a greased 9×11” baking dish. Cover pasta w/ the ricotta mixture, and then top w/ the remaining pasta. Sprinkle w/ mozzarella cheese, and bake for 25-30 min.

Gingerbread Cookies

Standard
  • 1 egg
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. cloves
  • 1/8 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. ginger
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup molasses
  • 2 tbsps. butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup applesauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

Mix together all ingredients in a lg. mixing bowl, using 3 cups flour at first so that you can add the next cup if the dough seems sticky. Place plastic wrap on top of the dough, and refrigerate for at least 30 min. Preheat oven to 350º. Roll out the dough to about ¼” thick, and use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place cut-out cookies on greased baking sheets, and bake for 9-11 min. (until edges are golden). Let cool a bit on the baking sheets before transferring to wax paper to cool the rest of the way.

Black Forest Waffles

Standard
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • 6 tbsps. butter, melted
  • Powdered sugar, to taste
  • Cherry pie filling, to taste
  • Chocolate syrup, to taste
  • Extra sour cream, to taste

Whisk together all but the last 4 ingredients. Pour into a greased and preheated waffle maker, and cook till set. Garnish w/ remaining ingredients, as desired.

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Black Bean Burritos

Standard
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 ½-2 bell peppers, chopped
  • ½ jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 can black beans, drained and mashed
  • ½ cup canned corn
  • 1 tbsp. dried cilantro
  • 3 tbsps. lime juice
  • 1 ½ tsps. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
  • 3 big flour tortillas
  • Shredded cheddar, to taste
  • Salsa, to taste
  • Sour cream, to taste

Preheat oven to 350º. Sauté together 1st 5 ingredients until veg. are soft. Add the next 8 ingredients, and set aside. Microwave the flour tortillas for a short period of time to soften them for rolling. Top each tortilla w/ 1/3 of the bean mixture. Sprinkle some cheese on top of the mixture, and roll the tortilla. Place the burrito seam-side down in a greased baking dish. Repeat w/ the remaining tortillas, and then sprinkle them all w/ cheese when they are in the pan. Bake for 15-20 min., until heated through. Serve w/ desired amount of salsa and sour cream over top.

Taco Macaroni Salad

Standard
  • 2 ½ cups dried macaroni
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 pkg. taco seasoning
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 ½ cups diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced green onions
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can sliced black olives
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • Taco sauce, to taste
  • Dried cilantro, to taste

Cook pasta; drain; and cool. While the pasta is cooking, mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, and taco seasoning. Add all remaining ingredients to a lg. mixing bowl, and then add in sauce. Refrigerate for at least an hr. before serving.