Monday, April 28, 2008

PW's Salad

Here is something a bit lighter and healthier than my last post. I saw this recipe on Pioneer Woman's blog and have been wanting to try it ever since. Finally got my chance. SO yummy!!! And really pretty easy and pretty healthy (well, except the dressing maybe....).

I'm just going to post the link to the recipe as she has all the step-by-step instructions and pictures. TRY THIS!!! And invite a friend or two, it makes a TON.

Pioneer Woman's Salad

The veggies I used were baby spinach, red yellow and orange peppers, cucumbers (I peeled, seeded and sliced thin), shredded carrots (buy them pre-shredded!), purple cabbage, Napa cabbage, green onions....oh and I used whole-wheat linguine. And no hot peppers in the dressing, and toned down the cilantro a bit. You can really do whatever you want here, it's pretty versatile. Some extra salt is needed when you serve it....and the chopped cashews on top are yummy.

I think I'm going to eat it for lunch. AGAIN. Yum.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Sin in a Pan

I had to post another dessert recipe. This is goooooooood stuff. I got this recipe from my girl Detective Shel (holla! LOL). Anyway, my other girl Investigator Kat (NOT Kitty Kat) has dubbed this Sin in a Pan. Absolutely correct. And no it is not a typo, there IS that much butter in this recipe! But hey, you can use fat-free condensed milk, that should help the fat grams. Ha ha, yeah, right. This is soooo good, and oh so addicting. But wait! 3 cups of oats? That's healthy, right? I mean, come on, it has to count for SOMEthing, right? Try this. You'll love it. Just make sure to remember it when you pray and ask for forgiveness. Because it is truly sinful. And delicious!

Double Fudge Oatmeal Bars (aka Sin in a Pan)

6 oz chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk (you CAN use fat-free)
2 Tbsp. butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. salt
Melt these ingredients together in a saucepan until creamy, and set aside.

2-1/2 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
3 cups oatmeal
1 tsp. salt
1-1/2 cups softened (or melted) butter (YES! it IS 3 whole sticks!!!)
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
Mix all ingredients together until crumbly. Press half of the dough into a greased 9x13 pan. Pour chocolate filling over the dough. Put remainder of dough over filling to cover. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

This stuff is soooooooooooooooo good. Try it. But exercise some moderation. Because it didn't get it's nickname of Sin in a Pan for nothing. :)

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Inside/Outside Chocolate Chip Cake

I'm back!! Sorry it's been a while since my last recipe - I was just feeling the pressure to come up with something wonderful!! But I decided to go with something EASY and wonderful, so here's a simple for those of you that like easy recipes with very few ingredients (and you KNOW who you are....). I love this one, but I am a big chocolate fan. Really really like it. And this one is easy and very chocolatey - yummmmmmm. I don't know who I got this recipe from and I would love to give someone credit (Sharon?) but I don't know where it came from! So whoever you are, let me know! :)

Inside/Outside Chocolate Chip Cake

1 small box instant chocolate pudding
1 Devil's food cake mix
12 oz chocolate chips
2 eggs
1-3/4 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together by hand, adding chips last. Pour into well-greased bundt or tube pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes - do not overbake!! Let cool in pan 15 minutes, then remove from pan. **once cake is cool, make sure to cover in plastic or the outside gets a little hard/chewy.
Easy-peezy and yummy!!!