Dish out great recipes!

May 14, 2012

It is summertime and all around Neal Communities our home owners are ready for some summertime fun! One thing you can be sure you will see in our neighborhoods is happy home owners firing up their grills and having fabulous summertime cookouts with neighbors and friends!

This week, we wanted to give you a few simple recipes to complement your summer time cookout! We made them easy so that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside enjoying the party!

Emily’s Classic Deviled Eggs

6 eggs, hard-cooked, yolks removed and mashed2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

½ teaspoon mild vinegar

2 tablespoons sweet-pickle relish

Salt and pepper to taste

Paprika for garnish

Combine yolks with other ingredients and fill whites. Garnish with a sprinkling of paprika or a dab of relish. Enjoy!

Easy Pasta Salad

1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta

1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing

2 cucumbers, chopped

6 tomatoes, chopped

1 bunch green onions, chopped

4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Place pasta in the pot, cook for 8 to 12 minutes, until al dente, and drain. In a large bowl, toss the cooked pasta with the Italian dressing, cucumbers, tomatoes, and green onions. In a small bowl, mix the Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning, and gently mix into the salad. Cover, and refrigerate until serving.

Tina’s Fruit Trifle

Make the ‘trifle’

16 oz of LITE Cool Whip (thawed in refrigerator overnight)

1 can of sweetened condensed milk

1 pkg/box of cheesecake flavored pudding mix

1 tablespoon sherry (optional)

Mix the ‘trifle’ in a bowl

Take a pre-made Angel Food Cake and cube it. Put 1/3 of the cubes in the bottom of a glass dessert bowl. Add 1/3 of the trifle mixture. Have a fresh fruit of your choice washed and sliced (strawberries, blueberries or kiwi) and scatter atop the triple. Repeat the process, ending with fruit on the top. Refrigerate 3 hours before serving.

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