First I'll start with the Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad. The recipe was very basic. I was making it for about 15 people so I just eyeballed most of the ingredients.
1 box of Smart Taste Penne Pasta
12-14 oz of halved Cherry tomatoes
8 oz of mini mozzarella balls
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup basil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
The desserts had me working all day but they were totally worth it!
Let's start with the Peanut Butter Brownies With Chocolate Covered Pretzels!
I am just going to link you to Sally's Baking Addiction because I followed her recipe for it to the T and everything turned out wonderfully. Here is the direct website link. I even made the brownies from scratch! That was a first, but totally worth it.
Finally I made an ice cream cake that was a big hit! It had the essence of a DQ cake and was very simple to make.
2 sleeves of crushed Oreos
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
Mix together, flatten in pan and freeze for 15 minutes
Next two layers:
Vanilla Ice cream softened
Chocolate Ice cream softened
Lay on layer down, let freeze for 30 minutes or so, then add next layer and let freeze again.
2 cups of powdered sugar
12 oz evaporated milk
2/3 cups Ghiradelli semisweet chocolate chips
1 stick of butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups rice krispies
Melt together top 4 ingredients then let boil for 8 minutes. Add vanilla to cooled mixture along with rice krispies or add them on top of sauce after you pour it into the pan. Then freeze for at least another hour, but longer if you have time and top with cool whip!
I am off to do some more work. If anyone tries these recipes out let me know how they go!