Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9: Broccoli Salad

This wonderful salad is so versatile with its many versions. I love it any way!

3 lbs broccoli, washed and drained and cut into bite size pieces
8-10 sliced bacon, cooked until crisp
1/2 purple onion
1/2 c raisins or crasins or about 1 1/2 c purple grapes
1/2 c sunflower seeds or 1 c cashews or 1/2 c slivered almonds
1 c grated Cheddar cheese or Mozzarella Cheese, opt

1 c mayonnaise
1/4 c sugar
2 TB vinegar

Combine all salad ingredients. In a separate bowl combine the dressing ingredients. Mix well. Pour mayonnaise mixture over salad mixture. Toss well. Refrigerate several hours.  

February 8: Mini Cheesecakes

This beloved recipe comes from my mother-in-law. It has been a family favorite for many years.

2- 8oz pkg cream cheese
3/4 c sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
Vanilla wafers
Pie filling

Mix cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla together. Put a vanilla wafer in 24 lined muffin tins. Fill 1/2 full with cream cheese mixture. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes. Cool. Top with pie filling.