Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What to do with a Strawberry?

Strawberries are delish all by their lonesome, but when you buy a bunch on sale it's fun to try some new recipes.

Cookie Pizza
Preheat oven to 375*F.
Beat 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 egg in a large bowl until smooth. Gradually stir in 2 1/4 cups flour.
Press dough onto round pizza pan so it's 1/4 inch thick.
Bake 10-12 minutes, or until edge are just golden brown.
Cool before adding toppings.
Mix 1 cup milk with 4-serving size pistachio pudding.
Add 1 cup cool whip.
Spread over cooled crust.
Sprinkle pizza with shredded coconut.
Besides sliced strawberries, peaches, pineapples, bananas, kiwis, and raspberries are great to put all over the pizza.

Palachinkas (aka Crepes)
Mix 2 cups flour, 3 eggs, 2 tbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup water, and 2 cups milk (gradually).
Pour thin layer of batter over entire surface of round frying pan.
Cook on each side until done.
Top with strawberries & whip cream, butter & maple syrup, lemon juice & sugar, or Nutella.

Berried Delight
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 20 squares), 1/4 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup butter.
Press firmly onto bottom of 9x13-inch pan.
Refrigerate 15 minutes.
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 tbsp milk in large bowl.
Gently stir in 1/2 of an 8 oz tub of cool whip.
Spread over crust.
With strawberry halves or other berries.
3 1/2 cups cold milk into large bowl. Add 2 (4-serving size) packages of lemon pudding. Beat 2 minutes, then pour over strawberries.
4 hours or until set. Just before serving, spread remaining cool whip over pudding.