Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

IT TAKES 2; Two-Ingredient Recipes You Won't Believe

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

IT TAKES 2; Two-Ingredient Recipes You Won't Believe

Article excerpt

It's a fact. No one wants to be in the kitchen this summer. You would rather spend time with the family, entertain guests or relax on the patio. That's why we've compiled five recipes using just two ingredients. They're quick and easy, and isn't that what you want out of a summer treat? We tested the five recipes in our newsroom to see how the items would stack up once they were ready to serve. From a creamy Fruit Dip called an "instant strawberry cheesecake" by food writer Joe Bonwich, to a quick Pineapple Cake where comments included "remarkable texture" and "great combination," these recipes will keep the kids and grownups satisfied and leave guests asking for more.

CRUSHED PINEAPPLE + ANGEL FOOD CAKE MIX = PINEAPPLE ANGEL FOOD CAKE

AMERICAN CHEESE + CRESCENT ROLLS = CHEESE CROISSANTS

COOKED SALMON + BOURSIN CHEESE = SALMON SPREAD

CREAM CHEESE + MARSHMALLOW CREAM = FRUIT DIP

NUTELLA + 4 LARGE EGGS = FLOURLESS NUTELLA CAKE

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PINEAPPLE ANGEL FOOD CAKE

Yield: 15 servings

1 16-ounce box angel food white cake mix

1 can (20-ounces) crushed pineapple with juice, undrained

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9-by-13-inch pan with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pineapple (with juice). Mix by hand until well blended. Mixture will rise.

3. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm or cold.

Per serving: 135 calories; no fat; no saturated fat; no cholesterol; 3g protein; 31g carbohydrate; 24g sugar; no fiber; 255mg sodium; 55mg calcium.

Adapted from allrecipes.com.

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CHEESE CROISSANTS

Yield: 8

4 slices of American cheese

1 can (8) crescent rolls

1. Unroll the crescent rolls. Cut each slice of cheese in half. Fold each half of cheese into halves, then quarters, and then in half again before putting it on the crescent roll.

2. Roll up the dough with the cheese inside.

3. Place the rolls on a baking sheet and bake as directed on package.

Per serving: 140 calories; 8g fat; 3g saturated fat; 8mg cholesterol; 4g protein; 12g carbohydrate; 3g sugar; no fiber; 345mg sodium; 100mg calcium. …

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