Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tasty Oatmeal Cookies

So last night, around midnight or so, I thought it would be a good idea to make cookies with Pete. I found this easy cookie recipe and they came out pretty much perfect! I would have enjoyed them more last night but I ate waaaay to much of the dough while they were baking. Figures.

Tasty Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 cups quick cooking oats
1 cup chocolate chips

Sift flour, baking powder, and baking soda together. In another bowl mix butter, oil, and the sugars till smooth. Then beat in the eggs, one at a time. Then add in the dry ingredients. Once that's mixed, add oats and chocolate! Cook at 350 for about 12 minutes. THEN INSTANT YUMMY COOKIES.

When we put the cookies on the cookie sheet, we got kind of out of control and made huge piles of dough.

When cooked, they exploded into huge cookies! But they were perfectly cooked through and weren't crispy on the edges at all!

Also, ed thought it'd be cool to crumple up one and put it into a beer bottle and chug it. Thus this:

also, cookies make for a fast, quick breakfast when you think it's a good idea to screen print at 8am.

Delicious world peace cookies!


The Recipe

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Blondies are brownies but not. I'll edit on the recipie soon.
P.S. Cooking with hannah-yes please.


Also, eating is ALWAYS awkward

Friday, June 20, 2008

My potluck Thursday contribution

This is a fairly cheap recipe and a mighty tasty one at that. You can make a ton of it for under $20!! The recipe I'm giving you now is for the large amount. So if you don't want as much as i made for the potluck just divide everything in half.

Creamy Chicken Pasta Salad
3 Broccoli heads ( i can't remember what they're actually called)
1 Red Pepper
3 cloves of Garlic
3 Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 32oz container of Chicken Broth
2 8oz containers of Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Spread
1/2 tbs of crushed Red Pepper
1/2 tbs of Black Pepper
1 12oz Faralle pasta

Step 1: Chop up broccoli, red pepper, the garlic, the crushed red pepper, and the ground black pepper. Combined it all together in a large pot with the broth and let it simmer for about 10 minutes or until the broccoli is soft.
Step 2: In another smaller pot heat up some water until it is boiling and place the chicken breasts in the water for about 10 minutes or until they are cooked completely through. (this part looks really disgusting)
Step 3: When the chicken is fully cooked take them out and let them cool off. Once they are cool start to pull it apart into strips. (it should look like pulled pork. same idea different meat)
Step 4: Place meat in with the broccoli, red pepper, garlic and broth. At this point you also want to add the Chive and Onion Cream Cheese. Mix it all together until it is an even consistency.
Step 5: Begin cooking pasta. Just follow the instructions on the package.
Step 6: Drain the pasta and mix it in with the other ingredients. Mix it all together nice and well.
Step 7: Place in the refrigerator and serve it while it is cold.

Potluck Thursday and Tabbouleh

Potluck Thursday was a success! It was a ton of fun and there was so much yummy food! I took some photos of some of the food so everyone who didn't go could see what they missed.

This is most of the food we had, but sadly I didnt get a phot of Pete's chicken pasta salad, which was probably everyone's favorite dish there. In the corner we have crab salad and then tuna pasta, both delish.
Jenny made fried tofu which I thought was pretty good.

Alex made cute strawberry cupcakes with homemade icing.

Allison brought No-Bake Cookies, which I LOVE but it's always such a hassle for me to clean up after so I hardly make them. (Allison didn't have this problem, probably because she isn't as lazy as me and doesn't let the pots sit out for days).

I made Tabbouleh! I thought it was pretty good,
but something was wrong the the cucumber I used in it, which made it
taste not-as-good. But it was the cucumber's fault, not mine, and
that's what matters.

By the way, this is my mama's recipe. Thanks Mom!!
1 cup dry Bulgar (for those that don't know, and most dont, Bulgar is a type of grain)
2 cups water
2 medium onions or scallops
3 cups chopped parsley (or just wing-it)
1-2 large tomatoes
1 cucumber, seeded
1/4 cup olive oil
lemon juice.

Soak Bulgar with water for two hours or until all the water is soaked up. Cut up veggies and mix with the grain. Stir together olive oil and lemon juice, then mix in. Then BAM! Tabbouleh!!

Oh yes, we also had a ton of strawberries at the potluck.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!

I can't decide if I like the dough for these cookies or the actual cookies more. A word of warning, pre-heat
your oven ahead of time. Otherwise, there's a big possibility you'll
eat half of the dough before you can even bake the cookies.
I know-from experience.

Also, eating an abundance of cookie dough will make you feel nauseous.
I know-from experience.

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies!

1 cup flour
1 cup quick-cooking oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup buttahhh
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

Mix the flour, oats, baking soda and powder in one bowl. In another bowl, mix the butter, sugar, and peanut butter. Once that's
mixed, add the egg and vanilla. Then add the dry ingredients. Heat the
oven to 375 and bake for 10 minutes. On the baking sheet, the dough
should be in pretty big piles. I added a photo forreference.
But first: the dough. way too good.


See, even our good friend Ben likes them! These cookies bring nothing but happiness!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Korova Cookies

I got the recipe for this delish cookies from Alex who got them from Cafe Fernando.
They are my new favorite cookies. For now. check out the recipe


Here is my all-time favorite easy-recipe! I LOVE pasta and this turns out good every time!

Alfredo Pasta
1/4 cup butter
1/2 package of cream cheese
2 teaspoons garlic
1 cup milk
grated Parmesan

So start by melting the butter in a frying pan, then add the cream cheese. Let this melt while stirring
it with a fork. Keep doing this until it's all melted and the cream cheese and butter are smooth and well blended. Add the garlic then slowly add the milk, a little at a time. I usually add 1/4 of a cup at a time and wait till it's stirred in before adding more. Then add as much Parmesan as you want! I usually add half a cup but I like mine realllly cheesy. And I suggest you do the same. Then dish out your noodles and add as much (or little) of the sauce to it as you want. It'soooooooo good.

Also. Wash out the pan with the sauce soon. Hannah has had experience of cleaning out a pan with week-old Alfredo remnants. For the record, it was my mess she was cleaning.

I'd post a pretty pasta photo, but alfredo doesnt really look pretty. So enjoy these photos of my kitchen! It's like a home now! with an empty spice rack and everything!