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Layered Salad

I love a good salad!

And here’s one of my favorite salads…

A dressed layered salad

Here’s what you need…

Layer the salad…

I like to use my glass trifle dish when serving this salad.

Start by layering your greens (I used leafy lettuce and baby spinach), then the sliced veggies, ending with the dressing, bacon, and cheese, and sliced green onions.

Optional:  add sliced boiled eggs, English peas, sunflower seeds

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For the dressing…

1 cup of mayo
1 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2-3 tablespoons granulated Splenda or sugar

Mix togther well and pour over the salad before topping with bacon, cheese, and sliced green onions.  Cover and chill before serving.

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Layered Peanut Butter Cake

I made this several months ago and wanted to share it here. 

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Layered Peanut Butter Cake
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 eggs
1 (18.25 ounce) package butter cake mix
2/3 cup water
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Frosting:
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered (confectioners’) sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream
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Chocolate Drizzle:
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
Powdered sugar as needed for thickening.
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Directions:
Preheat oven to 325º.  Grease and flour two 9 inch round cake pans.
Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter and 1/2 cup (1 stick)  butter.  Cream until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each.  Add cake mix alternately with the water.   Stir until just combined.
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Pour batter into prepared pans.  Bake at 325º  for 25 minutes or until cake bounces back to the touch.   Allow cakes to cool in pan for 10 minutes and then turn out on a cooling rack to cool completely. Assemble and frost with Peanut Butter Frosting once cool.
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To Make Peanut Butter Frosting:   Combine 1 cup peanut butter, and 1/2 cup butter.   Cream together until light and fluffy.   Add the powdered (confectioners’) sugar.  Mix in enough cream to make the frosting of a spreading consistency.  Apply to cool cake.
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To make Chocolate Drizzle: Mix all ingredients in a small bowl and microwave at 70% power for 2 minutes.   Stir and cool.  Drizzle over top of cake.
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