Friday, August 19, 2011

Lime Margarita Bars

2 cups finely crushed pretzels -- (about 8 ounces)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 cans {14 oz each} sweetened condensed milk
3 eggs -- lightly beaten
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons lime zest

Preheat the oven to 350øF. Line a 9" x 13" baking dish with aluminum
foil, allowing the foil to hang over the short sides. Butter or spray
the foil and set aside.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the pretzels, sugar, and 1/2 cup
butter. Firmly press over the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake until
the crust is firm, about 10 minutes; remove from the oven and cool
slightly, leaving the oven on.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour
into the cooled crust. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the center
is firm. Cool completely on a wire rack. Pull up the ends of the foil
to remove from pan. Cut into bars.

YIELD: 28 Bars

NOTE: These freeze well, but be sure to place them in a tightly
covered container. When ready to serve, just remove as many as needed
and thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes.

Broccoli Potato Soup

4 Servings
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


    2 cups fresh broccoli florets
    1 small onion, thinly sliced
    1 tablespoon butter
    1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of potato soup, undiluted
    1 cup milk
    1/2 cup water
    3/4 teaspoon minced fresh basil or 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    1/4 teaspoon pepper
    1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

    In a large saucepan, saute broccoli and onion in butter until tender. Stir in soup, milk, water, basil and pepper; heat through. Add cheese; stir until melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 174 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 709 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


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