Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31-Dark Chocolate PB’s with White Chocolate Chips

Happy Friday Blog Buddies! I don’t know about you, but I’m welcoming this weekend with a huge hug…and some chocolate.
Although I love baking, I don’t do it as much as I’d like. My husband and I both enjoy a good cookie every now and then, but our taste-preferences tend to lean more toward savory than sweet. I just can’t bring myself to bake an entire batch of cookies when I know we will only eat a few.

Tonight our church small group is getting together for a dinner potluck and Sunday we are hosting a Super Bowl shindig at our house. I always welcome the chance to bake for a group!

 Last night I whipped up a scrumptious batch of incredible gooey cookies that were just too good not to share. I was pretty proud myself for straying from a recipe and taking the adventurous route. I was even more proud of myself when I took the first bite of this original recipe and discovered that these little buddies were absolutely delicious!

 I then proceeded to eat three (Okay, okay, I ate some of the dough too. Guilty.)


 Dark Chocolate PB’s with White Chocolate Chips
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 cup Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams peanut butter
2 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla
1 bag of white chocolate chips

1.      Preheat oven to 375.

2.      In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars.

3.      Mix in eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla.

4.      Mix in flour, baking soda, and white chocolate chips. Combine thoroughly.

5.      Roll dough into small balls (About the size of a tbsp to the size of a golf ball, depending on how big you like your cookies). Place dough on a greased cookie sheet and press down with a fork.

6.      Bake on 375 for 10 minutes, or until cookies are done but not crispy.

7.      Enjoy with a tall glass of milk. (Or hot from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum!)

 Makes about 5 dozen cookies. Recipe can be cut in half when baking for smaller groups.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January 14-The World's Fastest Supper: Lemon Grilled Chicken

To some people this dinner may not be worth mentioning. There's nothing particularly unique or ground-breaking about it.
...Other than the fact that it was done in 15 minutes. 
...And it was delicious.
Busy food-lovers rejoice!

Lemon Grilled Chicken
2-4 chicken breasts
1 lemon

Place chicken on George Foreman grill and sprinkle with lemon juice and pepper. Grill about 10 minutes. Serve with vegetables and rice.

Chow down and spend the time you would have spent cooking with someone you love. 

January 10-Pizza, Chicken, and Other Tried-and-True Suppers

Happy 2014! This new year has already been quite the whirlwind. The past few weeks have been full of blessings, surprises, and plenty to do. Although I've been enjoying the whirlwind, I must admit it's left less time to cook and even less time to write about it. As busy as it's been, I can't stay away from the kitchen. Here are a few tried-and-true favorites we've enjoyed this week.

Homemade Pizza
This is one of our favorites. My husband loves it even more than delivery. Win! 
One of the best parts about our recent move is the proximity to my parents. We hosted them at our place last week for a movie night, complete with homemade pizza.
Original recipe from May 28: Kristin's Homemade Pizza

Parmesan Crusted Chicken
Another family favorite. Original recipe from February 12: Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Enjoy! And may your new year be full of blessings, growth, and good food.