Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad

 

Need a HUGE bowl of light, snappy and tasty salad for a party?

Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad  is your dish!

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1 head of Napa Cabbage   (Cut across the whole head, all the way to the end of the stalk)

1/2 large Red Onion Sliced VERY thin
1 big can of Mandarin Oranges (Drain off juice and cut pieces into half)
1 small bag of Craisins or Pomegranate craisins
1 cup toasted sliced or chopped almonds
Cabbage ingredients
Mix in a large bowl.
Cabbage Ingredients cut
Dressing
1/4 of red onion finely diced
1 tsp Dry Mustard
1.5 tsp. Poppy seeds
1/2 cup Splenda + 1 TBS
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup raspberry or Red wine vinegar
can substitute Rice Vinegar or 3 TBS Strawberry Baslamic vinegar
1 cup olive oil.
can substitute 1/2 c Meyer Lemon olive oil and 1/2c  EVOO
Put all the ingredients except oil in blender and blend….. then slowly pour in the olive oil.
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This recipe makes a lot of dressing.  You may want to cut the recipe in half or make and save for later.
The flavor is so light and tangy your friends will be talking about this for parities to come!
New summer spin on cole slaw that can be fun the entire year round!  Make it more oriental by adding some rice noodles and chicken!
Using the entire head of Napa Cabbage you will have Calypso Napa Cabbage Salad till the cows come home!
Thanks to my friends Jeri and Wendy for sharing!
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Bunny Buns for Easter Dinner

 

 

“Bunny Buns”  have got to be a fun food for all ages!

So easy for anyone to make!  Kids, guys, vintage players……. everyone will have a great time making and serving these delightful rolls!

Easy to make and fun to eat!, bring the best to Easter Dinner

For 5 rolls

1 tube (7-1/2 ounces) refrigerated biscuits
10 raisins
20 slivered almonds
5 red-hot candies, red candied cherries or carrot chip

Shape five biscuits into ovals
Place on a greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart
Cut remaining biscuits in half.
Shape biscuit halves to form ears
Press firmly to attach to whole biscuits
On each biscuit, press on two raisin eyes and four slivered almond whiskers add nose.

Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until biscuits are browned.
Cool slightly;
Optional use pink icing to frost inside ears

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Oscar Award Winning Clam Chowder!

 

Oscar Award Winning Clam Chowder!

Looking for a fun food to share while watching the Red Carpet on February 24, 2013?

85th Academy Awards, airing LIVE Oscar Sunday Feb 24 7e|4p on ABC.

Want to have the official Oscar App to follow the buzz!

The official Oscars® app for 2013

“Just in time to offer fans everything they need to know about this year’s nominees, the official Oscars App is now available for free on all Android 4.0 devices in Google Play, including Samsung’s Galaxy Note® II, Galaxy Note® 10.1 and Galaxy S® III, as well as the new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD in the Amazon appstore for Android. It will also continue to be available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch in the App Store®.”

  •  Access info on nominees, movie trailers, exclusive videos, and photos
  •  Watch hosted specials on fashion and nominated films and actors
  •  Cast and share your virtual ballot with My Picks

Check out the 2013 Oscar nominees here!

Follow the fun on Google with all kinds of creative links.


Oscars

Now… let’s make the food plans!

clam chowder bowl

6-8 slices of bacon (chopped)

1 pound salt park  or pork chops

4-5 carrots (chopped)

4-5 celery (chopped)

large onion (chopped)

6-8 potatoes (peeled/chopped)

2 boxes chicken broth or 2 quarts boiling milk

4 tablespoons flour

2 TBS butter

1 quart half & half

4    cans chopped clams 7 oz size with juice or 2-3 pounds fresh clams steamed and chopped

Garlic salt & pepper to taste  1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper

2 bay leaves

Cook bacon until crisp and remove from pot leaving grease, chop finely.  Add finely chopped pork and fry till crispy.  Par cook the potatoes, onions, carrots, celery in microwave  or add the 2 boxes of chicken broth (or the 2 quarts of milk) and simmer till tender.  Melt the 2 TBS butter and add the 4 TBS flour then start adding the in the half and half and seasoning  simmer half an hour to hour.  Add clams and juice in plus the vegetables heat until hot.  When serving crumble bacon on top of the bowls.   Chop all the veggies pretty small.  Try adding a little “Ol Bay seasoning” if you like that flavor.

Make this soup the main part of the meal and serve with muffins or corn bread, a salad, and  dessert.  Makes 8-10 servings.

Enjoy the Oscars!   Vote for your favorites on the app links… tweet, post and enjoy the drama of the red carpet!

Have some Oscar Award Winning Clam Chowder!

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fine chop celery, onion, carrots

 

brown the meat

 

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Cosmic Chili for Company!

Cooking With Carra in the Cosmic Cow Pie!

I know, I know.. what is that crazy Carra doing now? Creating some Cosmic Chili for Christmas and New Years!

It’s always a good time in the Cosmic Cow Pie!

Check out the Cow Tips to making great Chili for a big group!

Quick Cosmic Chili

6 or 7 15 oz. cans of different chili

1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes and green chilies

1 4 oz. can diced hot green peppers

1 15 oz. can stewed tomatoes pureed in the blender

1.5 lbs. hamburger browned

1 large white onion sauteed

1 pkg. Chili seasonings

1/4 cup sugar

1 16 oz can V-8 juice

2 cans water

Be sure to bake some cornbread.. add creamed corn to your mix or some cream cheese for chewy cornbread. Try green chilies for some southwestern spice!

Watch the video for chili directions….or wing it.. Cooking with Carra is a creative experience!