Here r the other recipes.
Tex-Mex snack Mix:
1 bag microwaveable popcorn
1 can cocktail peanuts
1 pck nacho flavored cheese crackers
1 pck fun shapes pretzels
1 tbsp chilli powder
Pop the popcorn. Put it in a large bowl and chilli powder while still hot. Add all the rest of the ingredients. Toss to coat. Store in an air-tight container.
Recipe courtesy - Good Housekeeping magazine (Dec. 2007)
#1 - Instead of chilli powder u may use other flavorings like paprika, garlic and onion powder, bbq flavoring etc. It's all your personal choice
#2 - Instead of cheese crackers u may add rice crackers and substitute wasabi peas for peanuts and u get an Asian version of snack mix.
GOOD STORE BOUGHT OPTIONS TO DRESS UP:
#1 - HUMMUS
You may buy either plain or flavored ( roasted red-pepper or garlic ) hummus. Add diced fresh tomato, bell peppers, onions and garnish with finely chopped parsley. You may serve it with whole-grain pita chips, fresh veggies or french baguette toasts.
#2 - ANGEL FOOD CAKE
It's very easy to dress up a store bought angel food cake. You need 1 can of frosting ( found in the baking aisle) and 1 tub of thawed frozen whipped cream topping. Cut the angel food cake in half horizontally (radially, says my scientist husband). Add some vanilla extract or pineapple extract and 1 can of crushed pineapple (drained) to the whipped topping. Spread this on the cut surface and put the top back. Now spread the frosting generously and cover the whole cake. Decorate the top with canned pineapple slices. For an added oomph factor, put maraschino cherries in the center of each pineapple slice.
Tip#1 - The basic ingredients are same - cake, frosting and whipped topping. The flavors that you want to add are all your own. You may add any extracts you may have on hand and pair it with any fresh, frozen or canned fruit of your liking.
Good options - strawberries, bananas, chocolate mousse etc.
Hope you try some of these. More recipes coming up. So keep checking frequently and do let me know what you think.