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Sunday, March 24, 2013

FUN TIMES WITH THE CARD CHICKS!

My Sister, Janie

 Janie brought DELICIOUS spaghetti salad
(see recipe below) and
quiche from Gene's Market


She brought fresh fruit, too - YUM!

 Chocolate Cake, Artichoke Dip and Lemon Bars
from Rachel - HEAVENLY!
See recipes from Rachel at the
end of this post!



 Janie, Rachel and Christie

Michele and Katie



Clever favor from Tiffany
and chocolate egg from Rachel

Inside Views


 Recipe

 Another Version

 You can coordinate the raised
punch on the front with the inside punch
used to make the window for the treat.

 My Favor
I purchased these from:

Rolo Rose Idea

 Our Project #1

 #2

 #3

#4

#5
Gift idea using cupcake wrappers
votive holders - I found this kit of
wrappers at TJ Maxx and they sell
them at Michael's, JoAnn's and even
Safeway has cute sets of
cupcake wrappers, too!

Janie's Spaghetti Salad

1 English Cucumber chopped
1 Green Pepper chopped
1 Carton of Cherry and Yellow tomatoes
3 stalks of Celery chopped
2 Bunches of Green Onions chopped
1 8oz. package of Spaghetti noodles cooked and drained
2 packages of Good Seasonings Italian Salad Dressing -
   make one package of dressing according to directions and
   sprinkle one package on drained spaghetti noodles
   may use Balsamic Vinegar to liven up the taste 

Directions

Cook spaghetti noodles, drain, cool and sprinkle with dry Italian dressing mix.  Toss noodles to coat all noodles.
Cut up the salad vegetables and add to cooled spaghetti noodles.  Toss the salad with half of the made up Italian dressing.
Toss well.  Place in refrigerator overnight.  If you would like a zesty taste or more flavor add Balsamic Vinegar to taste. 
Salad will keep for a couple of days.  



RACHEL'S LEMON BARS

Crust:
1 C flour
1/2 C butter
1/4 C powder sugar
Cream butter,floor and sugar.  It should like peas. Press into a 8 x8 pan  Bake at 350 until golden brown. Cool

Lemon:
2 eggs
1 C sugar  
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 T fresh lemon juice
2 T flour
1/2  t baking powder
Mix eggs, sugar , salt, lemon juice together.  Add floor and baking powder  Pour over crust ND BAKE 25 MIN/  When cool sprinkle with powder sugar.

RACHEL'S CHOCOLATE CAKE

2 cubes of butter
1 C water
4 T cocoa 
Place in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and add:
2 C flour
2 C sugar
1/2 t salt
then add
2 eggs
1/2 C sour cream
1 t baking soda.
Pour in a greased 9 x 11 pan. bake at 350. about 20--22 min

Frosting:
1 cube butter
4 T cocoa
6 T milk
bring to a boil.  Add
 1 c chopped nuts
1 t vanilla
powder sugar to taste...  Pour mixture over cake when warm.

Enjoy :)