Tuesday, March 18, 2008

St. Patty's Day

York Peppermint Patty Brownies II

-3/4 c Hershey's cocoa
-1/2 ts baking soda
-2/3 c butter, melted and divided
-1/2 cup boiling water
-2 c sugar
-2 eggs
-1-1/3 c flour
-1 ts vanilla
-1/4 ts salt
-8 oz package York Mini Peppermint Patties
Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Stir together cocoa and baking soda in a large bowl; stir in 1/3 c melter butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs, and remaining 1/3 c of melted butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely, Stir in peppermint patties. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan or wire rack.
Ham and Cheese Turnovers

-1-pound package refrigerated pizza dough, I couldn't find pizza dough so I used Pillsbury French Bread Dough, cut into 5 strips per package.

-8 ounces deli ham, thinly sliced

4 ounces Swiss cheese, thinly sliced

1/2 yellow onion, cut into thin rings, I cooked the onions down in olive oil and a little butter

whole-grain mustard

Heat oven to 400° F.Roll the pizza dough into a 14-inch circle and cut into 8 triangles.Stack a piece of the ham, cheese, and onion on the bottom of each triangle and roll the dough up around the filling. (Some of the filling will stick out the ends.)Transfer the rolls to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes.

Simple Salad

-2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

-1/2 c red wine vinegar

-1-2 ts Dijon mustard

-1 clove garlic minced

-1 jar marinated artichoke hearts

-mixed greens

-handful of cherry tomatoes, cut in half

-a couple slices of red onion

Combine vinegar, mustard, garlic and artichokes and marinate in a bowl. Remove artichokes and add to mixed greens, tomatoes and red onion. Whisk olive oil into the red wine vinegar mixture. Serve salad with dressing on the side.

The Happy Group

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