Thursday, May 26, 2011

Popcorn Balls

1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 cup marshmallows
20 cups of popped popcorn

In a medium saucepan over low-medium heat, combine the corn syrup, margarine, water, vinegar, salt, sugar and marshmallows. Heat and stir until the mixture comes to a boil or reaches 255 degrees. Stir in vanilla. Pour the hot mixture over popped corn, tossing gently to coat each kernel.
Press popcorn into 3-inch balls with lightly greased hands. Cool on wax paper and then wrap with plastic wrap.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bean Salad

1 can black beans drained
1 can kidney beans drained
1 pack soy beans
1 green bell pepper chopped
1 red bell pepper chopped
1 can corn
1 red onion chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon salt
1 clove crushed garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon ground black pepper
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon chili powder


Combine beans, bell peppers, corn, and red onion in a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lime juice, lemon juice, salt, garlic, cilantro, cumin, and black pepper. Season to taste with hot sauce and chili powder.
Mix both together and serve cold.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mixed Berry Smoothie


3/4 cup Ocean Spray Light Cranberry Juice Drink, any flavor

3/4 cup frozen mixed berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries)

1 6-ounce container low fat berry-flavored yogurt

1/2 banana, cut into slices


Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend for a few seconds on high speed or until ingredients are thoroughly combined. Pour into a large glass.