MagPad Dinner Table

MagPad Dinner Table

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Cilantro Lime Rice

*Serves 4-6 as a side dish
1 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups rice (long grain white rice works best)
2 1/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
juice and zest of 1 large lime
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon cumin
In a skillet or medium saucepan, melt the butter and add the rice. stir, letting the rice and butter cook for 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 15-16 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with fork and serve.

Rachel found this recipe on and made it when she was visiting Janelle and Dave. It passed the brother-in-law taste test, so we know that it is good.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Happy 100th Birthday Oreo Cookies - Triple Chocolate Cookie

This recipe is from here.

This no-bake treat that looks much more complicated than it really is.

  • 1 pkg. Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 package JELL-O chocolate instant pudding
  • 12 to 16 Baker's semi-sweet chocolate squares
  • 4 to 8 Bakers white chocolate squares

In a small bowl, make a paste out of the pudding and the milk. Put 36 of the Oreos into a gallon-size zip-top bag and crush them (with a rolling pin or a mallet). Add the crushed cookies to the pudding mixture and stir will. Form the mixture into small balls and place on a wax-paper lined cookie sheet; freeze them for about 10 minutes.

While they're in the freezer, place the semi-sweet chocolate squares in a microwave-safe bowl and heat, stirring often, until melted. Dip the chilled oreo balls into the melted chocolate, place them on a fresh wax-paper lined cookie sheet, and refrigerate or freeze for another 10 minutes.

Melt the white chocolate squares, and drizzle the melted white chocolate over the cookie balls using a fork or a spoon. Return them to the refrigerator to harden briefly before serving.

Makes 40 to 45 cookie balls

I saw on the Internet that today is the 100 anniversary of the Oreo Cookie. Read all about it here. I couldn't resist posting this recipe even though I haven't made it yet. I'm not thrilled with how the recipe is written. They don't say what size pudding box to use. (the 3 or 6 oz size? I'm guessing the smaller one) I would also use the almond bark chocolate that you can get at Walmart and is pictured below. It also comes in the chocolate flavor.