Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hungry for More?

From time to time I like to share a few of my favorite recipes. How about what I have for dinner tonight??

Looking for something new?? Enjoy!

No Bake Peanut Butter Pie

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup milk
1 (16 ounce) package frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crusts

Beat together cream cheese and confectioners' sugar.
Mix in peanut butter and milk.
Beat until smooth.
Fold in whipped topping.
Spoon into two 9 inch graham cracker pie shells; cover, and freeze until firm.

Orzo Salad

4 cups chicken broth
1 (16 ounce) package orzo pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup pine nuts
1 cup pitted kalamata olives
1 (2 ounce) jar capers, with liquid
12 ounces basil-flavored feta cheese
1 (10 ounce) bag fresh spinach leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Bring the chicken broth to a boil over high heat. Add the orzo pasta, and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well, then pour the orzo into a bowl, and toss with the butter to keep it from sticking; set aside.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until the garlic softens and the aroma mellows, about 2 minutes. Stir in the basil, thyme, red pepper flakes, and pine nuts. Cook and stir until the pine nuts have toasted to a light golden brown.

Stir the pine nut mixture into the orzo along with the olives, capers, feta cheese, spinach, and lemon juice. Serve either warm or cold, but it's better the next day.


Leanne said...

Oh, YUMM!!!!! I'm always looking for something new, and these look PERFECT! (SERIOUSLY - Peanut Butter Pie? LOVE IT!) Thanks for the recipes!!!!

Miel Abeille said...

OMG! I completely *need* the peanut butter pie for dessert tonight!

The orzo salad sounds great for tomorrow.

Thanks for sharing such great & easy recipes!


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