Sunday, 12 February 2012

Strawberry Valentine Oreo Cookies

Courtesy of Six Sisters' Stuff

- 1 package of strawberry cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup of shortening

- 8 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 stick of butter, softened (I'm pretty sure that's a 1/4 cup)
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 4 c. powdered sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together strawberry cake mix, eggs and shortening until well combined. The dough will be pretty thick. Roll dough into balls, making sure they are all similar in size. Place dough onto ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Immediately transfer cookies to a cooking rack.
3. Mix together cream cheese, butter, vanilla and powdered sugar until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies and sandwich together.

*I didn't make the frosting, I used Strawberry frosting that I bought in the US.


Tuna Pasta Casserole

Courtesy of Betty Crocker

- 1 1/4 cups uncooked medium pasta shells or elbow macaroni
- 2 tbsp. butter or margarine
- 2 tbsp. flour
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups broccoli flowerets, cooked until crisp-tender and drained
- 2 cans tuna in water, drained

Crumb Topping
- 2/3 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 tbsp. butter or margarine, melted

1. Heat oven to 350F.
2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
3. Meanwhile, in 1 1/2 quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Stir in flour and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and bubbly; remove from heat. Gradually stir in milk. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in cheese until melted.
4. Stir in pasta, broccoli and tuna; mix well. Spoon into ungreased 2 quart casserole dish. Cover and bake about 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix topping ingredients. Sprinkle topping over casserole. Bake uncovered about 5 minutes longer or until topping is toasted.


Saturday, 4 February 2012

Dad's 50th Birthday!

Hello All,
It was my Dad's 50th birthday this past week, and I just wanted to share with you the card and cake I made him.

Have a great weekend!