A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart,
Chaff and grain alike.
Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it,
Keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness,
Blow the rest away.
Reese's Cup Squares
This is very easy to make and good. (No cooking.)
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 pd. box of confectionery sugar
1 - 7oz. Hershey chocolate bar; melted in microwave.
Stir melted butter and peanut butter, add sugar and mix well. Spread into a 9x13 layer dish. Let set for 15 minutes; then, melt chocolate and spread all over the top.
Let set until firm. Yield 40 pieces.
Almond Sand Dollar Cookies
2 sticks of butter, softened
2 cups sifter confectionery sugar
2 large eggs
1 large egg separated
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Beat one cup butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add 2 cups sifted conf. sugar, beating until well blended. Add 2 eggs and 1 egg yolk, beating until blended. Combine flour and baking powder; add to butter mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Shape dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap, chill for one hour. Roll dough to an 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 3-inch round cutter. Place on lightly greased parchment paper-lined baking sheets; brush with lightly beaten egg white. Stir together sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over cookies. Gently press 5 almond slices in a spoke design around center of each cookie. Bake at 350D. for 4 minutes; remove from oven, and gently press almonds into cookies again. Bake 4 more minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire rack and cool.
Chicken and Strawberry Salad
1/2 cup poppy seed dressing
1/4 cup mayonnaise
3 cups chopped, cooked chicken
1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
1 avocado, cut into 1-in. cubes
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 - 10 oz. package mixed salad greens
Garnish avocado and halved strawberries. Whisk together dressing and mayonnaise in a large bowl; cover and chill 30 minutes. Add chopped chicken, dressing and other ingredients except the avocado and strawberries. Use those as garnish. Makes 6 servings.
Green Bean Salad
1/2 pound small, fresh green beans
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbls. rice or white wine vinegar
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
1 tsp. fresh dill, or dried
1/2 tsp. salt
3-4 shakes of pepper
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 garlic clove
Cook beans in boiling water and cover 3-5 minutes. Drain and run under water or plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process, drain and set aside. Heat oil and other 5 ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Combine beans, onion, and garlic; drizzle with the warmed mixture, stirring to coat. Cover and chill for at least 2-3 hours. Discard garlic clove. Makes 2 cups or so
Philemon 1:6 That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus.