You will soon find out this blog focuses on great food. My sister and I love to cook and bake. Every week or so, we will try to share a fun recipe or meal we have made. This week is no exception. For our first meal, we would like to share two amazing recipes.
The first recipe is for chicken salad; from our friend Annette. The second recipe is for homemade Oreo cookies. The cookies are from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint surority I attended in college. The name of the surority was Omega. My Omega sisters and I made two cookbooks; this recipe is from the second book. Just a side note, the LDS surorities and fraturnities are no longer running.
The chicken salad is full of flavor and very tasty. (It is also Gluten Free!)
The Oreo cookies are simple to make; yet they are packed with a chocolate punch, ready to satisfy any chocolate craving!
Sorry about the overlapping categories.
4 cups diced cooked chicken
1 stalk celery, cut into 1/4-inch dice
4 scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced or 1/4 cup sweet onion cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh tarragon or fresh dill
2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley
1 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise
2 teaspoons strained freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
In a mixing bowl, toss together the chicken, celery, scallions and herbs. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper to taste. Add to the chicken and mix gently until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve on a bed of lettuce with sliced tomatoes, in half an avocado or on a bun!. We used croissants. The longer the salad sits, the better!
1 devil’s food cake mix (gluten free)
1/2 c. shortening
Mix the above ingredients together. Roll the dough into dime-sized balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes. Cool cookies.
8 oz. cream cheese
1/2 square butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 to 4 c. powdered sugar
Mix all of frosting ingredients until smooth. Frost backs of cookies and place together to make sandwich cookies.