Thursday, March 31, 2011

Nutella chocolate chip cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies
Yield: 2 dozen cookies
2 c all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 c butter, melted
2/3 c granulated sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 c Nutella
1 c chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
Cream the butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar with an electric mixer. Add in the eggs and vanilla and mix well.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the batter, mixing well after each addition.
Add the Nutella and mix briefly, swirling the Nutella throughout the dough.
Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop the dough by the tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes until the bottoms of the cookies have just started to turn brown.
Allow to cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


So who won?
Did UH-mazing Amber win
and defend her crown?
Or did Sneaky & Sly (but totally adorable)
Sena beat us all.

I know, I know, I should have
been at MOMS but my life just
did not allow it.

I'm dying to know!
I haven't heard a stinkin word.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Cheap Meal Ideas

I am looking for some cheap meal ideas ($10 and under). Do you have anything that fits in this category? If you do please share. I would love the help!

Peanut noodles with tofu

I am always looking for yummy dinners that don't cost much to make. This is a yummy dish that we had last night for dinner. This recipe came from the October 2010 Sunset magazine. Enjoy.

8 oz spaghetti
1/2 C reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 C old-fashioned peanut butter
1/4 C sugar
1/2 tsp red chile flakes
3 TBSP reduced-sodium soy sauce
14 0z firm tofu, cut into cubes (I get my kids to eat this more by frying it up in the pan first)
1 English cucmber, cut into matchsticks
3 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced diagonally
1/2 C cilantro leaves
1/3 C roasted peanuts

1. Cook pasta in a large pot according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
2. Heat broth, garlic, peanut butter, sugar, chile flakes, and soy sauce in pasta pot until boiling, stirring often. Add tofu, cucumber, and pasta and toss to coat.
3. Transfer pasta to a serving bowl; top with onions, cilantro, and peanuts.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

And the WINNER is.........

You'll have to come to MOM's on Thursday the 17th!

It was soooo close!

Thanks for posting all of your yummy recipes ladies!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Taco Soup with Black Beans

I made this for dinner yesterday. To my surprise, my children who dislike beans actually ate it and didn't complain! I think it was the idea of eating it with tortilla chips and not a spoon that won them over. This recipe comes from Fix It and Forget It.

1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained (I used ground turkey)
28-oz can crushed tomatoes
15 1/4 oz. can corn, undrained
15 oz can black beans, undrained
15 1/2 oz can red kidney beans, undrained
1 envelope dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Mix
1 envelope dry taco seasoning
1 small onion, chopped
tortilla chips, shredded cheese, sour cream (toppings)

1. Combine all ingredients except those for toppings, in slow cooker.
2. Cover. Cook on Low for 4 to 6 hours.
3. Garnish individual servings with toppings. (we used the tortilla chips whole as spoons instead of crushing them on top)