Food for Thought – March 4, 2014

It’s March already. I hope the poem is not correct, “The March winds doth blow, and we shall have snow.”

This recipe is one I received from my sister-in-aw, Renee’ Gustin of FL.

Cookie Candy

2 cups sugar

3 Tbsp. cocoa

1 stick oleo (margarine)

1/2 cup milk

pinch salt

2-2/3 cups quick cooking oatmeal

1/2 cup peanut butter

Measure all ingredients and then mix sugar, oleo, cocoa, milk and salt. Bring to boil and cook 3 minutes. Add oatmeal and peanut butter and mix. Drop by teaspoons on wax paper.

This recipe is also from Renee’.

Uncooked Peanut Butter Candy

1/2 cup peanut butter

1/2 cup honey

3/4 to 1 cup powdered milk

Mix and turn out on buttered wax paper and press to 3/4-inch thick. Cut into squares.

Let’s continue satisfying our sweet tooth with this torte recipe from Kroger.

Chocolate Cherry Torte

1 pkg. Duncan Hines Decadent Chocolate cake mix

1 can (21 oz.) Comstock Cherry Pie Filling

1/4 tsp. almond extract

1 container (8 oz.) frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed

1/4 cup almonds, sliced and toasted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch round cake pans. Bake cake per package directions. Cool completely. Combine pie filling and almond extract in small bowl. Stir until blended and set aside. Place one cake layer on plate, spread with 1 cup whipped topping and spoon on half of cherry pie filling. Place next layer on top and spread topping and remaining pie filling to within 1/2-inch from edge. Decorate with sliced almonds.

Serves: 12.

Honey is really good for you. Here are a couple of honey ideas.

Sliced Tomato Platter

Arrange sliced fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, feta cheese and ripe olives on a platter. Drizzle with equal parts honey, tarragon, vinegar and extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with fresh chives.

Grilled Corn with Honey-Lime Butter

Melt 1/4 cup butter and stir in 2 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. lime juice and salt to taste. Brush on ears of corn after grilling.

This last word from 1 Peter 1:23: “You have been born anew, not from perishable but from imperishable seed, through the living and abiding Word of God.”

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Until next time,

Ellie