I really have been neglecting this blog, my last post was from Thanksgiving. Thank God that my husband is getting better and was able to cook for Christmas. First up are the sweet treats I made, toffee squares and chocolate-covered peanuts. Both covered is chopped walnuts.
I also made some raspberry Jello cookies based on a previous Jello cookie recipe I have done before.
My husband has been making Chex mix.
I made French toast Christmas Eve using Brioche bread from Trader joes. My stepson made a tasty ham dinner on Christmas Eve. I, unfortunately, did not get a photo.
On Christmas morning, my husband made a casserole.
We had prime rib.
Here are the sides, candied yams, cherry fluff, and a creamed corn casserole.
For dessert, we just bought an Oreo ice cream log.
We of course, had leftovers, here are some of the leftover dishes: An egg noodle dish with the leftover prime rib, a ramen dish with the ham, and mac and cheese with the ham.
I hope you all had a happy holiday and have a happy new year!
I hope you are already intrigued by the title, My son had a birthday recently and requested brownies with Reeses Pieces in them. I was originally going to make this recipe, which is a very good brownie recipe, However, I found the peanut butter cheesecake brownie recipe on the box of Baker's chocolate and I knew I had to make it.
To make these brownies you will need:
4 ounces of unsweetened chocolate - broken into smaller pieces.
3/4 cup butter
2 1/2 cups of sugar (divided)
5 eggs (divided)
1 cup of flour
8-ounce package of cream cheese
1/2 cup peanut butter.
4 ounces of Reeses Pieces
Line a 13 x 9-inch pan with foil and grease with cooking spray,
Melt the chocolate and the butter. I did this in a large microwave-safe glass bowl to make the brownies. Mix in the flour, 2 cups of sugar, and 4 eggs. Fold in some of the Reeses Pieces.
In the meantime, mix the cream cheese, peanut butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 egg.
Pour the brownie mix into the prepared pan. Dollop the peanut butter mixture on top of the brownie mixture
Do you enjoy a good Short? Whether it is found on Tik Tok, YouTube, or another platform I am not aware?
I recently did some food shorts recently on YouTube and I will show them all from least popular to most popular,
First at only 6 views as of November 4, 2022
Cinnamon Sugar Toast. This was disappointing, what is not to love about cinnamon and sugar on butter toast. Delicious and simple.
Next, with only 16 views, Turkey Meatballs. I get it. Probably doesn't sound appetizing, but it was delicious.
Next at 26 views, I Had a Veggie Burger at Culver's. What I liked about this burger is that it was a veggie burger and not a soy burger trying to look and taste like a real burger. If you are going to be a veggie burger, then look like and taste like a veggie burger. The one at Culver's was tasty.
Next at 156 views, Chocolate Croissant from Panera Bread. My husband and I had Panera Bread for dinner and I brought home a chocolate croissant for breakfast the next day. it was delicious.
Next at 696 views, Pop Tart Bites. My son bought these for me while we were at the convenience store.
Finally, at 3.4K views, IHOP Breakfast. My husband and I had breakfast after my husband had a doctor's appointment he had to fast for. I had a ham and egg melt and buttermilk pancake on the side.
I don't know the secret of getting views on a short, but I am bound to make more food shorts.
So how did we decide on making a Mexican sweet bread without never having even eaten one? My son and I saw some prepackaged ones in the store and thought to ourselves, we can make this from scratch. My son Google for a recipe and found this one.
Like I said, we have never had one so we were not sure how it was supposed to turn out. So it is a roll with a shortening, powdered sugar topping on top. You have to option make a chocolate topping.
I decided to make the dough portion in my bread machine. This might not be a wise decision. I thought it turn out a little tough, but it was tasty. The dough did not seem to double its size. It might need more time to rise. The topping comes off a little too. You are supposed to put on some shortening on top of the roll before putting on the topping. I had my grandson help me, so he might not have put enough shortening on some of the rolls.
If we try this again, I will not use my bread machine. I will also make it will the chocolate topping.
Maybe we will buy some of the prepackaged ones to get an idea of how they are supposed to be.
This is a low-sugar brownie I made. It only has 1/2 cup sugar for the 8-inch pan. It also has an avocado in it, and some low-fat yogurt in it instead of butter and eggs. It does have some cinnamon in it to give a little more sweetness. Overall, I really don't like them. It was o.k. I will try this again adding a little more sugar.
These little frozen yogurt bites are o.k. A bit overpriced for 6 little balls.
Here is a poppable on top of the brownie. This did not work out because the brownie was soft and the frozen yogurt was hard. I should have waited for the frozen yogurt to thaw a little.
I only have 3 tasty eats to share. It can be called 2 sandwiches and dessert.
First up is an avocado egg salad sandwich. It is two eggs. and avocado, about 1/4 cup mayo, and salt and pepper. The bread is a superfood bread from Trader Joe's.
This is an immatation lober roll. It has imitation crab meat, mayo, green onion, and salt and pepper.
I made these applesauce oatmeal bars without the applesauce. Turns out that the applesauce started to spoil, so I used cooked apples instead. Still turned out really tasty. I will have to try it again with applesauce.
I have seen this cookie on My Fitness Pal, and I knew I had to try it. The recipe on the site has 3 ingredients. Mine has 4 ingredients. Oats, bananas, sunflower seeds, and dried cranberries,
Pulse in a food processor 1 cup of oats until it is a flour-type consistency.
Mash 3 medium bananas
Add the pulsed oats, an additional 1/2 cup of oats, 2 tablespoons each dried cranberries and sunflower seeds
Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
Drop by teaspoonfuls on a baking sheet. flatten into a cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes for a soft chewy cookie, cook longer for a crunchier cookie
This cookie is what I expected. It does not have the texture of a typical cookie. it is more of a dense cookie. There is no added sugar, so you get the sweetness from the bananas and the cranberries. I do think that these cookies are perfect for breakfast or a healthy snack. So do give these cookies a try.
I had come across this recipe in my vintage Betty Crocker Cookie Book. I knew I had to make them. It has all the ingredients my husband likes. This cookie did turn out to be a hit, my husband loves it. The applesauce gives the cookie a soft cake-like texture. The raisins and spices make this cookie taste like my Raisin Spice Cookies.
Here is the recipe for these cookies.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
2 Cups of well-drained applesauce - very important!
1/2 cup cold coffee
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Mix butter, shortening, sugar, and eggs, Stir in applesauce and coffee, Add in remaining ingredients, and chill for at least 2 hours. Heat oven to 400 degrees F, Drop by tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes until it is done.
I think the egg in the hole is also called Toad in the Hole. Anyway. I had this for the first time and it was tasty, especially with homemade bread. I added butter to the bread, and put it in the frying pan
I should have greased my pan (or had a good nonstick pan) because my egg stuck to the pan. I also toasted my hole too.
I will definitely make it again, especially if I have leftover homemade bread.