Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kaluah Pig *Lauren Perry*

I roomed at BYU with the greatest softball players from Hawaii. We had a BLAST cooking together. I would BEG them to make Hawaiian food, while they BEGGED me to make them pastas and other entrees. Needless to say, my favorite thing they made was Kaluah Pig.

Here is a tweeked version of the goodness-


3-4 lbs of pork butt (you could do a shoulder too)
garlic (LOTS) I probably added like 4 TBS of chopped garlic
2 TBS of Liquid Smoke (its in a bottle by the seasonings)
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of water
black pepper
**1/2 head of shredded cabbage (if desired)**

cook in a crock pot until the pork starts to pull and shred easily
if you love cabbage like me, shred it add it to the pork/crock pot when you have an hour less
serve over rice

Easy Jackpot Casserole *Lauren Perry*

Super easy and delish!

1 lb. ground beef
1 can of tomato soup ( I use the BIG cans because I love it saucy)
1 can cream corn
1 pkg of egg noodles
1 small can of sliced or diced black olives
1 pkg of grated cheddar cheese

brown meat and drain fat
add soup and about 3/4 pkg of egg noodles (you can add whole package if you are doing a BIG can of tomato soup)
simmer until noodles are tender
add corn, olives, 3/4 cup of cheese and stir into noodles
pour into casserole dish, top with olives and more cheese

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce

This is the best Alfredo Sauce, and SO YUMMY!!!

1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1 stick Butter (I only used a half and it was still delicious)
2 T. Cream Cheese
1/2 c. Parmesan Cheese (I just used the powder kind)
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper to taste

Melt Butter, Cream Cheese, and Whipping cream in saucepan. Add Parmesan Cheese and Garlic and Salt & Pepper and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Pour over your favorite pasta noodles. It's so delicious!


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Sundried Tomato Chicken *Lauren Perry*

This pasta is super yummy! It does have white wine in it, I used white cooking wine- but I am sure you can substitute something- but the alcohol does cook out of cooking wine- it just has a really rich flavor and it makes the pasta soooo much better to use it.


- 3TBS unsalted butter

- 1TBS Olive Oil

- 3 chicken breasts cubed (raw)

- 2 green onions or 1/4 a white onion

- about 1/4 cup of flour

- 2/3 cup of whipping cream

- 1/2 cup to 1 cup- depending on taste- of White wine

- 1/2 jar of sundried tomatoes in oil- about 6-8 tomatoes- chopped

- 2TBS minced garlic

- 3TBS Basil- chopped

- 3/4 cup of parmesan chesse

- garlic salt (about 5-8 shakes according to taste)

- pepper (5 shakes)

-boil bow-tie or penne pasta


cube chicken, add to bowl with flour, garlic salt (3 shakes), pepper(2 shakes)

in heavy sauce pan- add oil and butter, onion, garlic, and chopped basil- cook 2 minutes

add chicken coated in flour and cook until white- stir frequently

add sundried tomato

add white wine and boil a few minutes

add whipping cream and parmesan (cook an extra 5-10 minutes)

about 5 shakes of garlic salt and 2 shakes of pepper

drain pasta and add sauce

garnish with 1 chopped sun dried tomato, parmesan and some chopped basil

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Banana Bread

The BEST banana bread. Compliments of my best friend Tasha. Every time she makes it ... I tell her I want her recipe.

1/2 cp. shortening
1 cp. Sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cp. banana pulp or 3 ripe bananas
1/2 cp. sourcream
2 cp. Flour
1 tsp. salt

Cream shortening and sugar. Then add eggs, banana pulp, sourcream and mix. Mix dry ingredients together and then mix with wet ingredients.

Bake @ 325 for 40-50 minutes.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cookie Salad

2 c. Buttermilk
2 small packages vanilla instant pudding
1 small container cool whip
2 cans pineapple tidbits
2 cans mandarin oranges
1 package striped chocolate cookies (keebler)

Drain Pineapple and oranges REALLY well. In a bowl mix buttermilk and the instant pudding until smooth. Add cool whip and put in refrigerator until set. Before serving crumble cookies and mix into the salad. ENJOY! (it's not near as good when the cookies get soft, but still tasty) This is always a hit. People ask what the crunchies are and get really surprised when it's cookies. It's a fun Summer Salad.


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Best Truffles EVER *Lauren Perry*

This is so easy and so tasty, its ridiculous! I found this recipe and modified it slightly


1 package of Oreo cookies
1 package of cream cheese
2 white chocolate baking bars (you could use milk or dark- but its AMAZING with white)
OPTIONAL- 1 small can of sweetened condensed milk (you will only use a few TBS out of the can)

Throw Oreo's (the WHOLE package), cream cheese and 1-2 tbs of sweetened condensed milk into a mixer- and mix until it almost looks like a paste (some chunks are fine and actually preferred)

Roll the Oreo truffle mix into little 1 inch balls and set them on a baking sheet covered with wax paper.

Once you roll all of the balls- heat white chocolate and 2 TBS of sweetened condensed milk in the microwave for about 30 seconds and mix with spoon until melted and smooth.

Dip each truffle into white chocolate (this can get a little messy, so you can drizzle extra white chocolate on the truffles when they are back on the baking sheet)

Refrigerate for AT LEAST an hour- and serve!

These are so delicious, I can't even begin to describe them. You can put a few on plates and take them to neighbors and they will love you forever.