Friday, November 25, 2011

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies- the BEST Cookies in the World!

I rarely ever try new chocolate chip cookie recipes because I don't feel like chocolate chip cookies are that exciting- also I already have a couple "go-to" recipes. I'm not sure what made me try this recipe from Pennies on a Platter, but I am SO glad I did! These will probably be one of the only chocolate chip cookie recipe I made from now on (except the Perfect Chocolate Chip one from America's Test Kitchen since its so different). G immediately became obsessed with these cookies and called them "The BEST cookies in the world!" He was so excited and asked me to make them again soon. I have since made these 2 more times with other pudding flavors & mix-ins (recipes to come!), but I think our favorite is the classic with vanilla pudding. The possibilities are endless!

    I am on the lookout for Oreo pudding mix, because I think that would be AWESOME!! I can't find it anywhere except a pack of like 50 from Amazon. haha I haven't resorted to that yet...

    You seriously need to stop reading this and make these now! Go! :)

    I actually had to start freezing half of the dough balls before baking them so that we could stop ourselves from eating the entire jar of cookies in a few days. They're THAT good! You can place cookie dough balls on parchment paper in a plastic storage container in the freezer. Bake in preheated oven for about 12-14 minutes.

    Note- I could never get mine to puff up very much like the original version, but they still taste great!

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings

    I LOVE Cracker Barrel's Chicken & Dumplings. I have never tried to make something similar before because all the recipes seemed too complicated. Since I'm now obsessed with my crock pot, when I came across the recipe on my friend Erika's blog, I knew I had to make it ASAP!

    It was delicious! And easy! How perfect is that? I served with some tasty Skillet Pepper Corn & fresh green beans. So filling & yummy on a chilly day. We had chilly days for about 2 weeks & now its back to 80 degrees. At least I have this recipe in my back pocket for when it does get cold again!

    Monday, November 21, 2011

    Easy Skillet Pepper Corn

    My Mimi taught me how to make this corn a while ago, and I love it! It's such an easy way to spice up a bag of frozen corn. Feel free to add other seasonings too, but I like to keep mine simple with salt & pepper.

    I found it especially tasty with my Crockpot Chicken and Dumplings recently. Yum yum yum!

    Skillet Pepper Corn
    Serves 2-3
    • 1/2 bag frozen corn
    • 2 TBSP butter
    • salt & pepper to taste (I used at least 1/2 tsp of each)
    Heat skillet over medium heat. Partially melt butter & add corn to pan. Season with salt & pepper & stir to coat evenly. 

    Let corn cook for about 6-8 minutes until it is cooked all the way through & starts to sizzle- I like mine a little brown. 

    Serve with your favorite meal and enjoy!

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    Friday, November 18, 2011

    Caramel Apple Pie

    I have a great update to your classic apple pie recipe. This recipe has two wonderful crusts on the top & bottom & is dotted with delicious toffee pieces that add the perfect flavor when slightly melted. I made this pie in a hurry (sorry, no photos of the process), but I didn't think it was too difficult at all! The most annoying part is chilling your ingredients before you start, but it helps the crust come together. It was SO delicious with some light caramel swirl ice cream!

    I think I'm going to make it again this weekend for a BBQ, and it would be the perfect addition at a Thanksgiving table! I really hope you give it a shot soon. I have to say, I normally make my mother's classic pie crust, but I went ahead and gave this crust a shot since it went along with the recipe. I can't complain - pretty tasty!

    Tuesday, November 15, 2011

    Pumpkin Melt-in-your-Mouth Cookies!

    Oh wow. Apparently I've been busy. I really don't have much to show for it. A few shopping bags, a lot of new kitchen stuff, a few amazing meals in Las Vegas, and like a billion cookies. I really wish I'd gotten around to posting this recipe before Halloween, but I'm not beating myself up about it too much because people still love pumpkin stuff way into the fall months. I'm having a hard time believing its fall when its 85 degrees in Austin. At least my office keeps the AC going enough to give the little space heater under my desk a workout. :)

    Anyway, these cookies are simply fabulous. They really do melt in your mouth- I honestly cannot tell you how many I ate. They are a little cakey & a little fall spicey & not too sweet. I was desperately looking for a home for all of these cookies since G is not a huge fan of pumpkin things (I know!!). This recipe makes  A LOT of cookies, and it is only half of the original recipe! Craziness! But seriously, please make these before you get tired of pumpkin stuff! They will make you about 837 new friends.

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