News From Terre Haute, Indiana

December 30, 2012

Tried 'n' True" A couple recipes for New Year’s Eve/Day gatherings

Jackie Lindley
Special to the Tribune-Star

---- — Can you believe another year has come and almost gone? This recipe is one for fun. It is a quick brownie. With New Year’s Eve coming this reminds me of the Grasshoppers, now in a brownie. Also, a Creme De Menthe cake for your New Year’s party. These recipes came from Sally Wallace from Walnut, Ill., and Karen Cole from Frankfort, Ill. Thanks girls.

Grasshopper

Brownies

n Mix a brownie mix per package instructions. Add chopped  candies  and some chopped Oreo cookies. Bake per package instructions.

Creme de Menthe Cake

1 white cake mix

1 (8 oz.) carton Cool Whip

4 tablespoons De Menthe (green)

1 jar Smuckers

chocolate fudge toping

n Prepare white cake mix following the direction on box and adding 2 tablespoons Creme de Menthe. Bake as directed. Let cake cool completely. Cover with chocolate fudge topping. Add 2 tablespoon Creme de Menthe to Cool Whip and spread on top of chocolate. Cover and chill in refrigerator overnight.

Jackie Lindley is a great-grandmother and retired Clark County, Ill., farmer. Send comments and recipes to her at 20472 E. 500th Road, West Union, IL 62477.