Friday, February 25, 2011

Double Peanut Butter Paisley Brownies

Last Sunday was my birthday. I had a party for the first since I was a teen. My cousin, Toni, wanted to make cookies. I got down the Reese's Peanut Butter chips I had since Christmas and we found this recipe on the back of the bag. My cousin did an awesome job; these came out awesome!

The recipe can be found here.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pizza Stuffed Chicken

This recipe is in the January/February 2011 Cooking With Paula Deen magazine. After looking at it for a while, I finally decided to get the ingredients. But, with my schedule, and getting over being sick, I finally made it tonight.

This was a super easy recipe and very good. Next time, tho, I will have pizza or spaghetti sauce on the side.
Pizza-Stuffed Chicken


4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lbs)
20 sliced pepperoni, divided
3/4 cup shredded provolone cheese, divided
4 large fresh basil leaves (omitted)
1/2 tsp salt (didn't measure)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper (didn't measure)
2 T vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast. Stuff each with 4 slices pepperoni, 2 T cheese and 1 basil leaf. Secure with a wooden pick Lightly spray each side with non-stick cooking spray; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes per side or until browned. Bake for 15 minutes or until done.

Remove from oven. Cut remaining 4 slices pepperoni into thin strips. Sprinkle chicken with remaining 1/4 cup cheese; top with pepperoni strips. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Belgium Waffles

I have been wanting a Belgium Waffle maker for quite a while. I was at Target Friday and spotted this one at a good price. I had to have it!

We decided to have breakfast for dinner tonight. I wanted to dry out the waffle maker, too. I used the recipe for Quick Waffles that came in the manual. It was simple and good. Makes less waffles than it says, but oh well.

For 1 1/2 waffles, I added chocolate chips. I was going to do blueberries, but they looked a little leery!

Quick Waffles


3 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup melted butter or margarine
1 T vanilla
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T baking powder
2 tsp sugar


Beat whole eggs in a bowl until thick. Beat milk, melted butter and vanilla into eggs. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Sift into egg mixture, and mix well. Bake as directed for waffle maker.

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies

I found this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Kaitlin in the Kitchen. I printed it on January 8th and have been dying to make them. My son had a couple friends over last night to watch the Super Bowl, so I decided it was a great time to make them.

I must say this is one of my all time favorite cookies! They cook to a thin cookie loaded with chocolate. The kids had the first batch almost eaten before the 2nd batch was done cooking! Today, I gave another of my son's friends two and he took two more to go! I love recipes that are simple and wonderful!

M&M Chocolate Chip Cookies


1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 stick butter, slightly melted
1 egg, room temperature, slightly beaten
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup plain M&M's


Cream together butter, egg, and vanilla until just combined. In a large bowl, mix all of your dry ingredients. Dump all of your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and M&M's.

With a cookie scoop, take a scoop of dough (I just scooped some with my hand) then press it out into your hands and hand roll the dough into a ball. Repeat process and bake cookies in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies start to turn golden brown. Do not overcook.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

I found this recipe by Julie on Better Than Burgers. I love French Dip. This was really simple to make and it was good. Not my favorite, but I think part was the roast beef. I don't think it was as good as I usually get at Publix. I actually made this over a week ago. Just never got around to posting!

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

3 lb. sliced deli roast beef
1-2 packages of Aujus mix (i.e., McCormick's Mix)
6 slices of Swiss or Provolone Cheese
6 sliced sandwich rolls (French Rolls, Kaiser Rolls etc...anything you would like)

In a large frying pan place meat with 1 c. water, simmer/steam until warm. Prepare Aujus mix according to package directions. Butter inside of roll (both top and bottom) and place butter side down in hot frying pan. Cook until browned. Place 1 slice of cheese on inside of browned bun. Top with 1/2 lb. of warmed roast beef (I patted mine dry with a paper towel before putting it on the bun). Pour Aujus in a small bowl and eat to your hearts content.