Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Couple Yummy Recipes

It has been a while since I posted some recipes, so I thought I would put some up there today. All of these are from The Pioneer Woman and are so yummy. She definitely doesn't do low fat. :)

Here we go:

Marlboro Man's Second Favorite Sandwich

She doesn't have this one nice and typed up for me to copy and paste. Basically, the sandwich is chicken breast with lemon pepper seasoning, pepper bacon, and cheese. The cheese and the roll/bun are up to you. I used wheat hogie-style rolls and colby cheese. I also didn't want to fork out $6 for the pepper bacon, so I used regular. If you are making this for more than two, I would totally recommend the pepper bacon. I cooked these on the grill, because Jason had been craving grilled chicken. They were definitely a hit.


1 cup brown sugar
1 cup margarine
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
6 to 8 ounces chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together brown sugar and margarine. Add egg and mix together. Add flour, salt, and vanilla, and mix together well.
Spread dough onto cookie sheet to a thickness of 1/4 to 1/2-inch.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until slightly brown.
Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top. Return to oven for 1 minute.
Remove and spread melted chips over the top.
Cut into squares.

A couple things on these. I would totally use a mixer! I had a lot of trouble getting the butter to mix in with the brown sugar. It could have been that I was using butter and not margarine, I don't know, but it was not easy. Also, it seems to me that real butter is okay to use. It was all I had, so I used it. I think these are good, quick any time cookies. They were easy to mix up and really tasty.

Cinnamon Rolls

Another one I can't copy, but that is okay. Just let me tell you that these are excellent. The recipe seems daunting at first, but after starting the process (and I do mean process) it is fairly straight forward. I made these with Whitney from my Bible study and neither of us is a hugely experienced cook. Instead of the maple icing (which looks wonderful) we used store bought cream cheese frosting. This worked really well as well. The recipe makes a ton, so be prepared to share or freeze what you can't eat.

I guess you can tell where a lot of my inspiration comes from. I like a lot of Pioneer Woman's recipes and I like to share them with everyone else. :)

Update on our lives:

Jason bought a motorcycle this weekend. He is really excited about it. I have two weeks of classes left. I also got the due date for my portfolio and the date for my orals this past week. I have about two months to get my portfolio finished (started as well). I am a little worried, but I have a plan to get it done. I went to the doctor again last week to draw more blood. I really think my levels will be down this time. I really hope so. It is hard having to sit in there, not that I am jealous of all the pregnant ladies, but because it brings it all back. I finally came up with a non-crazy way to memorialize the brief life of our little pumpkin. I am planting two rose bushes in front of my house and I am going to find a little statue of a child to sit by them in memory of the little one that was taken from us too early. This is a way better idea than the tattoo that I contemplated in the days after we lost our pumpkin. :)

Well, Jason has made it home in hopefully one piece, so I am going to get dinner ready for him.

1 comment:

  1. I will totally go get a tattoo with you. You know, whenever.