We love coleslaw and enjoyed this fun take on the BBQ classic. Fresh pineapple adds a nice punch of tart, sweet flavor (if you like Hawaiian pizza, you’ll love this). We also added broccoli for a little more crunch and thinly sliced scallions for their herby, mildly sweet onion flavor. We also broke up the…

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Risotto Bites

Ohhh man. There are so many ways to serve this delicious appetizer. You can serve it on a bed of marinara with a fork – or on a platter with a skewer and a little dipping sauce. Either way, your guests will love you – they’re crispy on the outside with a cheesy, creamy interior.…

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Submitted by Jamie Fryslie. Makes 4 dozen cookies. 1/2 c. butter-flavored shortening 1/2 c. real butter 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. white sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla optional: 1 tsp peppermint extract 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 2 1/2 c. flour, lightly spooned into measuring cups…

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Submitted by Carol Sprenger. Makes 26 cookies. 1 ¾ C all-purpose flour 1 TBLSP natural unsweetened cocoa powder ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 8 TBLSP  unsalted butter, softened 1 C granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 TBSLP red food coloring 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ C sour cream 1/2 C mini white chocolate…

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Submitted by Keli Books, from her late grandmother, Marlene Rae VanMaanen. Makes 24 cookies. 24 Maraschino cherries 1/2 cup salted butter, softened 3/4 cup sifted powdered sugar 1 tbsp white vanilla 1 1/2 cups flour 1-2 tbsp heavy cream Drain 24 maraschino cherries, save the juice. Lay cherries to dry (or cookies will turn pink).…

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Submitted by Heidi Sackreiter. Makes approximately four to five dozen (depending on shape or size of cookie). 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar Beat powdered sugar and butter in a large bowl…

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Submitted by Laurie Carruthers. Makes 30 cookies. 1 cup butter softened 1 cup powdered sugar  3/4 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon orange zest 2/3 cup toasted & finely chopped pecans 1/3 cup finely chopped Craisins Place butter, powdered sugar, almond extract and salt in a bowl. Beat until smooth,…

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Submitted by Phyllis Lauer. Makes about 5 dozen. 2 egg whites 1/8 tsp cream of tartar A little less than 1/8 tsp salt 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup chocolate chips 1 tsp vanilla Whip 2 egg whites until frothy. Add 1/8 tsp cream of tartar and a little less than 1/8 tsp salt. Beat until…

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