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

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!).

 Alexis with cake pop

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

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

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If you are new to Women Living Well – then please welcome our Wednesday cook.Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen is a permanent resident here at WLW and every Wednesday she provides real recipes that real women can cook!  I love that her recipes are doable, delicious and PERFECT for delivering to families who need ministered to with a meal!  Janelle writes:
This “baked” fried chicken is a delicious alternative to traditional fried chicken. I bet you already have most, if not all of the ingredients on hand! The pictures do not do it justice-it is very moist on the inside and crispy on the outside! I made this meal for a close friend who was not feeling well…

Chicken, corn meal, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, salt, egg, cooking spray

Cut fat off of chicken and pound- The reason I pound meat is because I want both sides even in thickness so the chicken cooks the same through the entire piece. We don’t want one side dry and the other undercooked.

Add egg white and salt in a separate dish

In another dish combine corn meal, bread crumbs, and parmesan cheese.

Dip chicken into egg white (you may dredge in flour first if you wish-but this is not included in the recipe)

Then, coat in breadcrumb mixture

Spray foil lined baking sheet and tops of chicken with Pam. Place in a 425 oven for 25 mins.

Bake until lightly golden on top and center of chicken is white, but still juicy.

I made some rolls, loaded baked potatoes, corn on the cobs and a dump cake .

Packed it up and was on my way to drop it off to a special family with one sick Mama!

And came home to relax and have a nice dinner with my family  :)

Oven Fried Chicken Recipe

non stick cooking spray
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
2 Tbsp cornmeal
1 large egg white
1/2 tsp salt
6 pounded chicken breasts (fat removed)

Preheat oven to 425 and grease a 15×10 jelly roll pan with cooking spray.  In a casserole dish beat egg white with salt. In another dish combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, and cornmeal. Dip chicken breast into egg white mixture, then coat with crumb mixture. Place chicken on pan and spray with cooking spray. Bake chicken until coating is crisp and golden brown and juices run clear. Appx 25 mins.

* You can “be bad” and add a white sauce to this for “chicken (baked) fried chicken”… Kind of negates the “baked” part…but I already did that with the loaded baked potatoes. (pray for me, lol)

Mom’s Basic White Sauce Recipe
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup milk
salt and pepper

On low heat melt butter then add flour for a paste. Add milk salt and pepper -whisk together until thickened (this will take about 5+mins to get desired consistency)

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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