Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Artichoke Dip (Cold)

My mom put me in charge of "a cracker dip" for our Fourth of July celebration. Thought I'd try this since I already had ALL of the ingredients on hand. (LOVE that...because I don't know about you, but if I run to the store to JUST get what I need for a recipe, I end up with 23 other items in my cart.) Anyways...

2 cans artichoke hearts, drained
1 (8oz) sour cream
1 pkg. Ranch dressing mix
1 cup mayonnaise

Crush artichoke hearts in a food processor. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and chill. Serve with your favorite cracker.

How easy was that?

It was a hit! Definitely will make this again.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pink Lemonade Cookies

I found Pillsbury Pink Lemonade Cake Mix & Frosting We were planning a day at the beach, but thought cupcakes would be a messy hassle. Yet, Pink Lemonade sounded so "beachy"....what was a girl to do? I decided to try cookies instead, using the "Funfetti Cookie" method.

1 box Pink Lemonade Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/3 c oil
Pink Lemonade Frosting

Mix cake mix, eggs & oil until combined. Using cookie scoop, drop uniform dough on cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes. Frost and decorate.

The lemon flavor was definitely there, but not too tart or overpowering. These were easy and had a very nice flavor. Definitely will make again. They were a nice "summery" cookie! Everyone had seconds, (or thirds or sixths).