Monday, September 29, 2008

Coconut Cookies

Coconut Cookies

Cream together:
1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 c. brown sugar

Add and mix well:
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
1 t. coconut extract

Mix together & add to creamed mixture blending:
2 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt

Mix or stir in:
2 1/4 c. shredded coconut

Bake at 375* for 12 minutes or just lightly browned. Bake time is determined by your size of cookie. I like these just lightly browned and thus soft and chewy. On the other hand, you need to get them somewhat browned to bring out the butter flavor. Rambling :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chop Chop Salad a la Cindy

1 head romain lettuce finely chopped
4 plum tomatoes finely chopped
1 green and orange (or yellow) pepper finely chopped
1 c. finely diced dry salami
1 c. finely diced smoked turkey
1 c. finely diced mozzarella cheese
1 cup drained garbanzo beans
1/2 cup green onions, thinly sliced
Mix all together
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 cup olive oil
2 tbs lemon juice
1 tbs dijon mustard
3 med garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp dried oregano
1tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt and sugar
Mix dressing and dress salad and add
1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
Toss again