Begin by making chocolate chip cookie dough, your favorite or use Picky Palate's which I did. Grab some oreos. Mound one scoop of cookie dough on top of the oreo,and mound one on the bottom. Press the dough gently around the oreo, taking care to seal the edges. Bake as directed on key ingredient recipe card below. Cool for a bit and this is what you get. You can change this up a bit and use double stuff or go small and use mini oreos. This was a nice treat for the girls.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Begin by seasoning your 2-2 1/2 poinds of gorgeous porterhouse with salt and pepper. Set aside. Grab your veggies and pepperoni. Chop them as directed. Now heat some olive oil in a nonstick pan and brown your steaks, about 3-4 minutes on each side and remove. Add a bit more oil and throw in your peppers, onions, garlic,mushrooms, pepperoni, and some red pepper flakes. Cook this for aout 5 minutes. Have ready your red wine, crushed tomatoes and oregano. Pour in your red wine, scraping any goodness off the bottom of the pan. Add your tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper to taste. Slide the steaks back in and reduce heat a bit, cover and cook for 10-12 minutes only. That will be medium well. Remove your meat, let sit a few, then cut away from bone in slices. Place back in sauce. Serve this deliciousness over pasta or rice. MAKE SURE to top with generous amount of grated locatelli or romano cheese. Absolutely wonderful one dish meal. Add some bread and you are good to go! A keeper recipe in my home.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Begin by baking up a box of your favorite brownies(or if you have the inclination, make homemade)Cool and cube them to total about 2 cups. Set aside. Now prepare your cookie dough. I LOVE THIS chocolate chip cookie dough. I may use it to make plain old chocolate chip cookies next time around. Recipe for the cookie dough at bottom of my post on key ingredient card. When your cookie dough is prepared, mix in your chocolate chips. Now gently mix in your cubed brownies. Key word is gently. My became a bit crumbled , I was too harsh. Using medium cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough onto parchment lined, or silpat lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to rack. Were they a hit? Yes, all the kids gobbled them up. The FFH also enjoyed these. He kept going back for more. Great quick fix cookie to have in your arsenal.
Sunday, June 19, 2011
The chili was simply a breeze to make. To begin, gather your ingredients. Chop up your red and green peppers, and onions. Saute your veggies in oil and then add meat. Cook for 10 minutes. Add your spices and salt, and brown sugar. Add tomatoes, beans, and beer, I chose a Guinness. Stir and bring to a boil, simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add cornmeal at the end if you want it a bit thicker. I did. Serve hot with your choice toppings. We chose shredded cheddar and sour cream. We enjoyed this weeknight chili dish. I would add only 1 tablespoon brown sugar to curb the sweetness a bit. Thank you Joann for pointing this out! This cornbread, oh this cornbread, is adored by my children. They LOVE it. So easy to make. Just add your cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder , and salt to a large bowl. Mix Make a well in the center and add melted butter, oil, beaten eggs, and milk. Stir until just moistened. (Will be runny, this is OK) Bake in an 8 inch square pan at 350 for 35 minutes. FABULOUS!!! Doubles beautifully, perfectly in a 9x13 pan, just increase baking time a tad. LOVE this recipe!! Try it! No room for disappointment here. I use this a lot as a side to to tacos as well.