Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lemon Bars

Mix together:
2 cup Flour
1 cup Butter
1/2 cup Powdered Sugar

Press into greased 9x13 pan and bake 20 minutes at 350

Beat together:
4 Eggs
2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Lemon Juice

Pour over hot crust and bake 20-25 minutes more. (It puffs while baking)

Sprinkle with powdered sugar when cool.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pistachio Pudding Bars

Mix and press into a greased 9x13 pan:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup softened butter
2 tablespoons sugar

Bake crust at 350 for 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely.

Whip and spread over crust:
8 oz soft cream cheese
8 oz Cool Whip -thawed
1 cup powdered sugar

Beat for 2 minutes (or till thick)
2 packages instant pistachio pudding
2 1/2 cups milk

Then pour pistachio mixture over cream cheese layer.

Spread Cool Whip on top of Pistachio layer.

Keep refrigerated.

Waikiki Meatballs

3 Tablespoons Cornstarch
3/4 Cup Brown Sugar
20 oz can Crushed Pineapple (drained but KEEP THE SYRUP!)
1/2 Cup Vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce

Mix the cornstarch and the brown sugar together so there are no lumps of cornstarch. Stir in the juice that was drained off the pineapple, vinegar, and soy sauce. Cook over Medium/high heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens & boils. Boil 1 minute more (Sauce will get darker). Stir in the Pineapple. Then add meatballs and cook till heated through. Serve over rice.

**I normally use store bought pre-cooked Swedish meatballs to go in the sauce. I either pop the meatballs in the broiler to heat them before I add them to the sauce or let them simmer in the sauce to heat up. If you want to go fully homemade here is the meatball recipe that came with the sauce recipe:

1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef
2/3 Cup Oat Meal
1/3 cup minced onions
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 cup milk

Mix oat meal, onions, egg, salt, ginger, and milk well. Add ground beef and mix till thoroughly blended. Shape in to balls. Broil until fully cooked.