Saturday, July 17, 2010

What I Wanna Try Fridays & Saturday Snack Time (combined post)

I wasn't feeling well yesterday, so one post was all I could muster. Today I'm combining the What I wanna Try Fridays and Saturday Snack Time.

First, Friday....

I want to try to make Sweet Tea and I have wanted to for a long time. The thing is, I'm not from the south, so it's kind of daunting to me. But, I finally found a simple recipe that I am going to attempt today. Tonight is the Italian themed dinner night, so I'll have reviews from others (seeing as my husband doesn't care for iced tea).

Smooth Sweet Tea
1 pinch baking soda
2 cups boiling water
6 tea bags
3/4 cup white sugar
6 cups cool water

Sprinkle a pinch of baking soda into a heat-proof pitcher. Pour in boiling water and add tea bags. Cover and allow to steep for 15 minutes. Remove tea bags and discard; stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour in cool water, then refrigerate until cold. Add ice if desired!

Recipe Adapted from:

Now, Saturday....

Garlic Butter
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp italian seasoning
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

In a small bowl (I used my Tupperware Quick Chef), combine softened butter, minced garlic and parmesan cheese, mix well. Season with garlic powder, Italian seasoning, and pepper. Mix until smooth. Transfer to a bowl to refrigerate until ready to use. Use on bread, pasta, potatoes, etc.

(Recipe adapted from
Note: I followed the directions form the allrecipes version and it was too salty. I had to add about 1 1/2 tsp of sugar to help cut down on the salt taste. Next time, I will follow the above recipe to a T.

Hubby's Rating:
BEFORE adding the sugar: Not for me.
AFTER adding the sugar: Love it.

My Take:
Simple and sooo good! I LOOOVEEE garlic and this has the right amount! Can't wait to try it on some garlic bread this evening!


  1. I love garlic...

    I usually buy garlic butter and I used it as a spread in my crackers. It taste so good.

    now I can make my own garlic butter.
    this is a great idea.

    I`ll try it soon.

    mslovender (swap-bot)
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    have a nice day.

  2. Thanks mslovender!

    My next endeavor with the garlic butter will be to try it in smashed potatoes!