Pistachio Marshmallow Salad

 

Here’s a fun spring/summer recipe from Janelle at ComfyInTheKitchen.com.

Janelle writes:

Can anyone tell me why this is called “Watergate Salad”? Hehe…I decided to change it to “Pistachio Delight” because, well….Watergate was a scandal, and this is more…delightful! This is an especially sweet Spring treat for the kidos…they love all the colors. Serve as a side or dessert, it will be sure to please the little ones {and bigger ones} at your table.

Pour 1 pint whipping cream and 1/4 cup sugar in a large mixing bowl.

Beat on high until soft peaks form like so…you can over beat, so be careful to stop when the whipping cream looks like the picture above.

Add 1 small box of instant Pistachio pudding mix.

Then add 1 can of fruit cocktail {you certainly may add fresh fruit instead-I have tried mandarine oranges and bananas}, 1 cup coconut, and one cup of multi colored marshmallows- be careful of tiny hands. {I had to hurry up and mix this, lol!}

Also add in crushed pineapple and nuts {optional}. You can do this in all one step, lol…

Stir by hand until all is combined.

LOVE! Wouldn’t this make such a sweet dish for a baby shower? The colors are so pretty…and it’s so delicious!

Pistachio Marshmallow Salad {Watergate Salad}

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Ingredients
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 small box instant pistachio pudding
  • 1(20 oz) can crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 1 (15 oz) can fruit cocktail, drained
  • 1 cup multi-colored marshmallows
  • 1 cup coconut
  • ½ cup chopped pecans {optional}
Instructions
  1. Beat whipping cream and sugar in a large bowl until soft peaks form.
  2. Add box of pistachio pudding and beat together.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir well.

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Easter Dinner Menu

Easter Dinner Menu

Is Easter at your house this year?

Then Janelle from ComfyInTheKitchen.com and I have the perfect Easter Dinner Menu for you!

Simply click on the links to get our recipes below.

First, this is what I take every year to my mom’s house for Easter

Deviled Eggs
(that I prefer to rename – Angelic Eggs!)

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Classic Green Beans

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

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 Sweet Potato Casserole

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Homemade Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream

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 Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese - while your oven is filled with the main dish and sides – make this side in your crock pot! It’s a family favorite here in our house!

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Easter Ham

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Easy Cheesy Beautiful Bread

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

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Mmmmmm…looking at this feast makes me hungry!

What’s on your Easter Dinner Menu?

 

Walk with the King,

Courtney

 

Thank you to Janelle for sharing her recipes with us!

speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

Comfy Cooking With Kids

Today’s post is written by Janelle from ComfyInTheKitchen.com

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Hi Ladies! I am SO excited to introduce to you the release of my latest ebook, ”Comfy Cooking with Kids“…  designed to help guide you and guide your children, in the kitchen!

 To celebrate, I’m practically giving it away for 99 cents at Amazon.com for 2 days only!

That’s RIGHT! From Wednesday, April 2nd until Friday, April 4th you can hurry over to get your Kindle version for JUST 99 cents!!! 

Please feel free to leave feedback on Amazon to let me know how you are enjoying the book! Also, feel free to share this deal with anyone- FB, Tweet, and Pin away!

I pray you’ll enjoy using this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. As always, I will continue to pray for your families and the ministry you’re teaching them ….starting in the kitchen!

About the ebook:

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 You’re about to teach your children all about how to get “Comfy in the Kitchen!”

As you go through this e-book with your kiddos, you’ll teach them how to: Use many basic kitchen tools, incorporate simple cooking techniques, properly set a table, make delicious recipes the entire family will love, and even teach them how to clean-up afterwards! All of the recipes displayed are handpicked to be simple enough for small children to make with a parent and/or older children to make on their own. A variety of different cooking tools and techniques are highlighted to help your children gain cooking confidence.

Because cooking goes beyond just following instructions, “Food for thought” ideas are highlighted under each recipe giving you teachable moments to share with your children. Some examples include: “What is Shoe peg Corn? How do I separate an egg white from the yolk? And, why do we use oil rather than butter when we cook on high heat?” Who knows, maybe you might even learn a thing or two!

Gluten-free options are also available under each recipe to accommodate my allergy-suffering friends (hand raised!). So, here we go…. let those kiddos crack eggs, pour milk, measure, and make a mess. Did I say make a mess?! Ohhh, yes I did, but don’t worry, Mama- as I mentioned above, the kiddos will learn how to clean up the kitchen in the last chapter, they’ll even learn how to make their own cleaning supplies. Last, but not least, when the baking and cooking is done, make sure to sit down and take in those precious moments and indulge in the delicious creations you and your children have made together!

Example Recipe: Classic French Toast 

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*Food for Thought: It’s easier to whisk eggs when you break the yolks first! Just poke them, then easily whisk together.
*Gluten-Free Option: Use Udi’s GF bread.

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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin


Available for 48 hours at Amazon.com at the LOW introductory price of JUST 99 cents! Hurry! 

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You an also “buy now” using the coupon code: womenlivingwell and get it for $.99 below!

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*Also available on Amazon

Congratulations Janelle on your first ebook release! I’m SO excited for you!

Janelle and Courtney

Walk with the King,

Courtney

How to Make Spring Chicks Cake Pops

 

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My daughter Alexis went to a birthday party and came home with the most adorable Chick Cake Pop (and a boatload of other goodies!).

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Guess who made it?  Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen!

Janelle writes:

My dear friend Mem loves cake pops.

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Whenever we go out for coffee, she’s sure to add one of these little balls of goodness to the order. Being raised in Thailand, she didn’t grow up around a lot of baked goods. Which I honestly never thought of until she mentioned it to me! So, the other day while we were talking, she asked if I  knew of anyone who made cake pops because she’d like to have some for her daughter’s birthday. I couldn’t think of anyone, but I told her I’d be glad to make some for her.

So guess what?

I had never made cake-pops.

hehe.

So, I called my cousin Jen who’s the “Cake-Pop Making Queen” and asked her how she went about this business. She shared her tips and tricks with me, and I have to say I was quite pleased with the outcome…and thankfully so was Mem and her sweet daughter. 

What a blessing it was to serve a dear friend and her daughter!

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Start off by making a boxed cake as directed (folks with gluten allergies can use GF cake mix, however I suggest using 2 boxes of GF mix because they tend to be much smaller ). Make as directed and bake accordingly.

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You can choose any flavor you wish- I chose a yellow cake this time.

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When the cake is cool enough to touch, crumble it in a medium-sized bowl. Add 1/2 container of frosting. I suggest using cream cheese frosting because it’s not as sweet. But, if you have a chocolate cake, chocolate frosting would work great, and so on.

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Mix this with a spoon until it’s in the consistency of raw cookie dough.

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Lay out parchment/wax paper on a cookie tray. Roll balls the size of 1 heaping Tbsp.

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Melt 1/2 cup of  colored chocolate wafers with 1 tsp of vegetable oil in the microwave for 1 minute .

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Dip sticks into the melted chocolate and place them into the balls. REFRIGERATE for 4 hours. If you skip this step, you’ll be in for a messy time.

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Melt remaining chocolate with 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 min at a time. stirring in between times. Lay cake ball on its side and swirl in a circle covering it with chocolate.

(This one was scarfed down by the “taste tester” in the background, lol- he was quite amazed by this recipe. Let’s just say, I was very glad I made extra.)

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If you’re using sprinkles (which is so much easier) now is the time to put them on. If you’re decorating, wait for them to dry, then decorate. The faces will fall if you put them on now.

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Michael’s and Jo-Ann’s sell adorable “flare” made for cake-pops! These were super cute…I used the orange triangles for the beaks and feet and the yellow ovals for the wings and “hair”.  For the eyes, I used a toothpick and the black icing.

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I used frosting to secure the candy pieces and chocolate to secure the little fro on top.

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Wilton’s also makes special boxes for cake balls….love them!

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And away we went…..

These are not only super adorable-they’re amazingly delicious. The cake inside is so succulent and moist! Add “coated in chocolate”, and you just can’t go wrong. Mmmmmm!

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speakerJanelle Nehrenz

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at ComfyInTheKitchen.com Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen