Thursday, March 25, 2010

Cookie Burgers for Kids

I taught my son's kindergarten class how to make these sweet treats. All you need is 2 Nilla waffers, 1 thin mint and colored icing. Use the waffers as buns and the thin mint as the hamburger patty. You can also use coconut and color it green to look like lettuce.
Kids love them and they are easy, and not to messy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

In honor of St. Patrick's day

Mint cookies! These were super easy and festive. Brought them to work and they were gobbled right up. My kids loved them too! I had the idea and just went for it. I'm so glad I did. It's just to bad I'm on a diet and can't eat them. I did taste one, to make sure they were good, though.


1 packages sugar cookie mix
3/4 of a bag of thin mint cookies, chopped up
1 egg
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/8 tsp mint extract
8-10 drops of green food coloring

Preheat oven to 375.

Whip butter until smooth. Add cookie mix, egg, and mint extract. Mix until combined. Add food coloring until desired color is achieved. Stir in chopped up thin mints. Scoop onto cookie sheet, two inches apart. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool on wire rack.


Monday, March 15, 2010

Super Simple Cheese Snack

This snack is so easy. I mean ridiculously easy.
All you need is cheese slices, (Kraft singles seem to work best)
parchment paper and a microwave.

Cut a slice of cheese into small pieces.

Arrange on parchment paper, leaving room in between for

Cook in microwave for about 1 minute and 15 seconds.
You may have to adjust cooking time a few seconds.
The cheese should be slightly brown..see all the brown specs?
Let sit for a minute and then peel off the paper and enjoy.
Cheese is now light and crunchy. It will have filled with air
hardened. See, I told you it would be super easy.
My grandmother told me how to make these.
Try them, you'll like them.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal Cookies

Do you want a delicious oatmeal cookie? I know you do. Here is a recipe I changed a bit. I got the recipe out of my Better Homes cookbook that I love so much. However, I have made that recipe several times and wanted to change it up a bit. So instead of adding peanut butter, I added pumpkin spice pudding mix. I had no idea what the change would do to the cookies. But, let me tell you, I am sooooooo glad I tried this!! The only problem is, you can only get pumpkin spice pudding mix during the holidays, so I won't be able to make these again until the fall. I will however try different pudding mixes to see how the flavors mesh.

Here's the recipe-

3/4 cup softened butter
1 pkg pumpkin spice pudding mix (I used Jello brand)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
2 cups rolled oats

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixing bowl beat butter and pudding mix until combined and smooth. Add sugar, brown sugar, baking powder and baking soda. Beat until combined. Scrap sides of bowl as needed. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Once combined, mix in flour. Lastly, stir in oats.

Drop my rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on baking sheet. (I used a handy dandy cookie scoop, if you make a lot of cookies you have to have one of these. Best thing ever..right next to my Kitchen Aid)

Bake 10 minutes or until edges are just slightly browned. Let rest for a few (3-5) minutes, then transfer to cooling racks.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Coka-Cola Chicken

Start with boneless, skinless chicken breasts.
You can also use whole chicken pieces.

Add a lot of ketchup.

(see, lots of ketchup)
Then add a can of coka-cola.

Mix the soda and ketchup up just enough to blend.
Stick in the oven at 350 for half hour covered, take off cover and bake
another 30 minutes.

And voila! You have Coca-Cola chicken! Very moist and tender.
Not to mention, full of flavor!

Monday, March 1, 2010

My most favorite Pizza!

Pizza Blanca!! From NYPD Pizza. So rich, and so cheesy. Oh so delicious. Words can not describe the love I have for this pizza pie. There is no red sauce, just olive oil, and different cheeses..oh and tomatoes.