SUMMER + FRIENDS = TREAT
My home is located between the homes of two wonderful neighbors. Yesterday, when I came home from a shopping trip I found on my back porch a little container filled with sugar cookies from neighbor Barb Satter. Later I was outside sitting at my patio table when my neighbor Leanna Sherman walked over from her house with a container of grape salad for me! I ask myself how I can be so fortunate?
With these treats I came inside to prepare an afternoon snack for my grandson, Tavian and myself. We thoroughly enjoyed the fruits of my neighbors labors. Well, of course I asked for each recipe so I could share them on my blog.
The 'Friend' framed piece was a gift from Jeanette Brown, my good friend who lives in Council Bluffs. I think it is the perfect fit with these recipes.
Leanna laughed and said that she just kind of 'wings' it but this is the recipe she shared.
Mix 4 pounds grapes with the following:
1 (6oz) package cream cheese
1 small carton sour cream
1/2 cup white sugar
4 TBSP brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Keep chilled in refrigerator - enjoy this savory treat!
The following is the recipe Barb shared.
Cream together 1 cup powdered sugar 1 cup white sugar
1 cup shortening (Crisco)
1 cup vegetable oil
Add (and stir in)
1 tsp vanilla Add
4 cups + 4 heaping TBS flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp soda
ROLL INTO SMALL BALLS
PLACE ON UNGREASED COOKIE SHEET
PRESS DOWN W/GLASS DIPPED IN SUGAR
BAKE AT 375 degrees 7-10 minutes
(NOTE: Can be made ahead several days and can be kept frozen for 3 months)
Friendship multiplies our happiness and divides our troubles.