Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31--Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake

3 Tablespoons margarine-melted
2 1/2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs
2 pounds softened cream cheese
1 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon flour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 tube refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough-rolled into 1 inch balls
2 ounces chocolate chips

Grease the bottom and sides of a 10 inch springform pan

Combine margarine and cookie crumbs. press into the bottom and sides of the pan.

beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and flour until smooth. Add vanilla and sour cream and mix until just blended.

Pour 1/2 the batter into the prepared crust.

Gently stir chocolate chips and cookie dough balls into the remaining batter. Then pour into pan.

Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Turn off oven and prop door open several inches. Allow the cake to remain in the oven for 30 minutes.

Cool then refrigerate until service. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate chips or chocolate curls.

Serves 10

Day 30--Chinese Coleslaw

Chinese Coleslaw

2 bags of coleslaw mix
2 packages chicken ramen noodles
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup sliced almonds

3/4 cup oil
2 Tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons sugar
2 teaspoons Accent
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pepper

Crush the ramen noodles and add to the salad ingredients. Add the chicken seasoning packets from the noodles to the dressing ingredients and mix well. Pour over the salad mixture and toss to coat. Chill well. 

Day 29--Couscous Salad with Apples and Spinach

Couscous Salad with Apples and Spinach
8 Apples, Gala or Fuji work well
2 cups fine grain Couscous
1 quart fresh spinach, washed and julienned
1/2 cup chopped scallions

1 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons + 2 teaspoons Lime juice 
1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
1 Tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon sesame seeds

Core and chop apples.

Prepare couscous according to package directions. Make dressing by whisking together all the ingredients together. Place the warm couscous in a large bowl, pour the dressing over the couscous then stir well to combine.

Add apples, spinach, and scallions. Chill until serving.

Serves 8