Friday, February 09, 2007
Something boring, something special
Celery Seed Dressing II
Pleasures From The Good Earth: A Collection of Recipes from The United Church of Huntington Copyright 1998
1 c. sugar
½ c. vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. minced onion
1 c. oil
Dissolve sugar, salt, et, in vinegar. Add oil and beat until thick. This can be stored in the refrigerator for a long time, but be sure to beat again before serving. Extra good on coleslaw or lettuce salad. I used it over bagged coleslaw mix.
If you want a coleslaw recipe, the best place to look is a church or other fundraiser cookbook. I don't know why that it, but they're usually full of recipes for coleslaw and salad dressings and they rarely disappoint. This was good coleslaw.
Well, Randi asked for my MIL's peanut butter frosting recipe and I suppose there's no point in holding onto it now. I don't have the exact recipe in front of me (there really isn't an exact recipe) but I can give you the gist of it. Basically you make a creamy frosting such as this one. You can also use margarine instead of butter and/or granulated sugar instead of powdered sugar. After you make this base of creamy frosting, you add peanut butter AND marshmallow fluff. You have to use your own judgement on those ingredients.
This was actually a recipe for Whoopie Pie filling. If you just add peanut butter to a buttercream frosting recipe, you don't end up with a very fluffy frosting but this recipe is wonderfully fluffy. Do NOT leave this out in the heat though - I brought this to a cookout once and by the time we ate it the frosting was melting off the cake. Personally, I prefer it refrigerated which makes the frosting a tad more solid.
Blast From The Past: Peanut Butter Fudge from December 2005. Another great peanut butter recipe that we can't enjoy anymore.
Question of the Day: Have you ever given up a particular food, for any reason?