Thursday, May 6, 2010

5/7 Foodie Friday

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Gollum at Designs by Gollum is the hostess for “Foodie Friday” (clicking on the logo on the right will take you to her site). It’s been awhile since I have participated in “Foodie Friday” (sigh) because life and the real world got in the way.


As the temperature outside rises I begin looking for ways to create less heat in the kitchen when planning what to eat. I thought I would share some quick and easy ones with you!

Steak  Skewers


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Ready In: 30 minutes


  • 1 lb. beef sirloin steak, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup Steak Sauce (like A1), divided
  • 1/4 cup Barbecue Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard (I use Grey Poupon)


  • Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Toss meat with 2 Tbsp steak sauce and let stand 10 minutes you can also let this marinade overnight)
  • Combine remaining steak sauce, barbecue sauce and mustard.
  • Thread meat onto 8 skewers.
  • Grill 6 minutes or until meat is done, turning after 3 min. and brushing occasionally with barbecue sauce mixture.

Bacon-Ranch Potato Salad


  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Makes 12 servings (2/3 cup each)


  • 1/2 cup miracle whip dressing
  • 1/4 cup Ranch dressing
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 lb small red potatoes (about 9), cooked, quartered
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled (we like bacon so I add a few slices)
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup thin red pepper strips
  • 4 green onions, sliced


  • Mix dressings and seasonings in large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix lightly.

Berry-Wafer cheesecake Parfait


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Makes 8 servings


  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese (softened)
  • 1-1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 3.4 oz package vanilla instant pudding
  • 1-1/2 cups thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping, divided
  • 24 vanilla Wafers, cut up (I cut mine in quarters)
  • 1-1/2 cups berries (blueberries and sliced strawberries)


  • Beat cream cheese with mixer until creamy
  • Gradually beat in milk.
  • Add dry pudding mix and mix well.
  • Whisk in 1 cup Cool whip
  • Layer half each of wafers, berries and pudding mixture in 8 glasses.
  • Repeat layers.
  • Top with remaining cool whip

Sigh…. Now,  I am hungry!

Have a great weekend!


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  1. Wonderful recipes, Susan. I'd like to try them all, but the dessert can't wait! Oh, yum!!

    Hope to see more of you in Blogland again! :-)


  2. Susan, This is a whole meal! And just wonderul, too! I love steak on skewers- I use skirt or flank steak.
    I am a potato salad on my blog too. I love your ranch style. I'm bookmarking this for a future summer party.

  3. This meal looks so good - what time did you say dinner was?


  4. Looks and sounds so good - especially the steak and potato salad . Thanks so much for sharing the recipes. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Looks great, Susan!
    Happy Mother's Day to you!

  6. Hubby plans to cook steaks on the grill for Mothers Day. I just believe I'll fix this dessert.

    Happy Mothers Day!

  7. Hi Susan, how fun to see you here for Foodie Friday! Those parfaits look beautiful and delicious!

  8. Ooooh that parfait looks gorgeous and so delicious!!! I'm such a sucker for desserts! haha

    Thanks for sharing @ Foodie Friday!

  9. Yum...bring on picnic season. Can't wait!

  10. That potato salad sounds outstanding! I'm gonna have to try it for sure!


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