Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

I found this recipe last year on I've thought about them many times. And, finally, decided this was the week to make them! Perfect for the guys to take camping and for the girls to eat at the pool! Enjoy!

Cowboy Cookies

1 1/3 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 c oats
3/4 c M&M's
3/4 c chocolate chips
1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 c white sugar
1/3 to 1/2 c pecans

Mix dry ingredients together.

1 slightly beaten egg
1/2 c butter, slightly melted
1 tsp vanilla

Mix well. {Mixture will appear very's ok!}
Roll into balls.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350.

The only question is to share or not?!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

My aunt sent me this recipe- it's from Southern Living. My uncle has decided it's his favorite soup. Chris really liked it (especially as leftovers!). It makes a ton- would be great to take to another family with a loaf of french bread.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

1 Tbsp butter
1 onion, chopped
3 c cooked chicken
3 14.5-oz can chicken broth
1 can cream of chicken
1 can cream of mushroom
8-oz spaghetti noodles, broken into 2-inch pieces
7 ribs celery, diced
6 medium carrots, shredded or diced
1 tsp poultry seasoning
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp lemon rind
2 c milk
2 c cheddar cheese

In Dutch oven or large stock pot, melt butter. Add onion, saute.
Stir in chicken and next 9 ingredients. Bring to a boil.
Reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir in milk. Return to simmer until incorporated.
Serve with cheese.

No-knead Chocolate and Coconut Rolls

Ok. These are fantastic. I have visions of me eating all of these- only stopping to enjoy a swig of coffee! It does take some prep time, so plan accordingly!

No-Knead Chocolate and Coconut Rolls

4 c flour
1 pkg active dry yeast
1 c milk
1/3 c sugar
1/4 c butter
2 eggs
1 13-oz jar Nutella (!!!)
1 c coconut
1 recipe of icing (below)

In a large bowl, combine 2 c flour and yeast.
In a small saucepan heat and stir milk, sugar, butter, and 1/2 tsp salt just until warm and butter almost melts.
Add milk mixture and eggs to flour mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds.
Beat on medium for 3 minutes. Stir in remaining flour.
Cover- let rise for 45-60 minutes. Dough should double.
Turn dough on flour covered surface. Cover and set for 10 minutes.
Grease large baking sheet.
Roll dough into 12x9 rectangle.
Spread 2/3 cup Nutella on dough- leaving 1/2 inch on a long side without. Sprinkle coconut. Roll up dough, beginning on long side. Pinch dough seams. Slice into 9 pieces.
Arrange on baking sheet 2 inches apart. Cover and let rise to double in size, about 45 minutes.
Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes.
Drizzle with icing. Use remaining Nutella and 2-3 Tbsp milk. Stir until desired consistency.

These could easily be cut into many more smaller rolls. You can also sprinkle coconut on top of the drizzle. Enjoy!

Bananaberry Muffins

This recipe is from I'm trying to patiently wait for my bananas to ripen so I can whip these up! Yum!

Bananaberry Muffins

2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 c sugar
1/3 c butter, room temperature
2 eggs
2 mashed, ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 c blueberries

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin with baking cups.
Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar with wire whisk.
Add butter, eggs, bananas and vanilla.
Mix on low until just combined.
Fold in blueberries.
Bake for 20 minutes.
Serve warm with butter!