Thursday, March 13, 2014

Two-Cheese Squash Casserole

From: Here

  • 4 pounds yellow squash, sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided 
  • 1 large sweet onion, finely chopped 
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese 
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh chives 
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1 (8-ounce) container sour cream 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

  1. Cook squash in boiling water to cover in a large skillet 8 to 10 minutes or just until tender. Drain well; gently press between paper towels.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until tender. Remove skillet from heat; stir in squash, 1 cup breadcrumbs, 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, and next 7 ingredients. Spoon into a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir together melted butter, remaining 1 1/2 cups soft breadcrumbs, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and garlic salt. Sprinkle mixture evenly over top of casserole.
  4. Bake at 350° for 35 to 40 minutes or until set.

I love Ritz crackers as a crunchy topping, so that's what I used instead of breadcrumbs. I love squash casseroles and this one didn't disappoint! I will definitely make it again in the future. Great taste and very simple! 

Meltaway Cookies

From: Landee See Landee Do

I made these for my daughter's birthday party last year specifically because there are no eggs in this recipe. We have a cousin who has an egg allergy so these were something sweet she could indulge in instead of cake!

1 cup butter
3/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup flour
1 recipe cream cheese frosting

Cream cheese frosting:
1 3-oz package cream cheese, softened 
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

For recipe:
In a medium bowl, cream butter until fluffy.  Add cornstarch & sugar and blend well.  Beat in flour until thoroughly mixed.  Drop by small teaspoons onto baking sheet & flatten out with the bottom of a class.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  Cool on wire rack & frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. 

For frosting:
Mix all ingredients together.  Color with food coloring if desired.

They were delicious! Thumbs up! Very easy to throw together and the flavor is amazing. I'll definitely be making these again!