May 3rd, 2009
March 1st, 2009
I love Clif Bars; so does Rachel. I also love my grandma’s homemade granola bars, which I spoke of when I wrote a review of the “True Delights” granola bars. Today I decided that I needed to try and make my own energy bar that is low in sugar, delicious and good for you! I thought (…read more and get the recipe)
February 15th, 2009
Way back when, in November, I still had tomatoes coming out my ears. Believe it or not, but I did. Half of them were not turning red though so I had to figure out something to do with them. I thought about making some green tomato salsa or fried green tomatoes and I decided that the fried tomatoes would (…read more and get the recipe)
February 15th, 2009
The other day I was pleasantly surprised to receive some samples in my mailbox from Foodbuzz and their partnership with Quaker. Foodbuzz has partnered with a bunch of food bloggers, like me, and occasionally send samples as long as we promise to write a review. They don’t control what I write, as long as (…read more and get the recipe)
January 1st, 2009
This guacamole is famous from wall-to-wall — in my house! 😉 Rachel used to hate avocados (and guacamole) but ever since I started making her my “Famous” guacamole she has (…read more and get the recipe)
December 26th, 2008
I hope this post finds you with a satisfied belly, good family and friends, or simply a glass of eggnog and rum. I’ve had my share of each this past few weeks along with many fun mornings, afternoons and evenings of baking, cooking and eating out. One of my favorite things (…read more and get the recipe)
November 12th, 2008
Can you believe that I still have zucchini growing? Ok, maybe not, but last week I did. I picked three zucchinis and one of them had been there for some time. I can never figure out what to do with the HUGE ones, but Google and this recipe saved the day. Here’s what I did: (…read more and get the recipe)
June 22nd, 2008
Keep reading! You might see the title and not give this snack another glance, but they were surprisingly better than expected. A co-worker and I were talking about how much lettuce and kale I have growing in my garden and what to do with it all. She mentioned that she has baked her kale before and they are almost just like crunching into a chip. I thought, “that sounds like a good idea,” so I gave it a try. I went out to the garden and picked a bunch of my first kale. I had been letting it grow because I was too lazy to look up what to do with it! (…read more and get the recipe)
June 10th, 2008
Who would have known, a 100% whole-wheat muffin recipe can actually be moist and delicious! Rachel and I typically have a big breakfast/brunch on the weekends and make a huge mess in the kitchen doing so. I woke up a bit earlier than Rachel and decided to make her muffins the other morning as part of our regimen. Now Rachel doesn’t usually like the whole-wheat goodness like I do so I wanted to do it right. Well, taking some hints from my chocolate chip-cookie recipe (they were also so moist and delicious!), I whipped some muffins up that topped them all! To help support local and more humane food practices you can try using milk from a local dairy, eggs from your local farmer’s market (or neighbor/co-worker as we do), and other locally produced goods as they are available near you. Here’s what I did: (…read more and get the recipe)
May 18th, 2008
The other night my wife declared “I need some chocolate decadence!” That was when I knew I had to get to work. We had both been craving chocolate chip cookies lately so I got out the recipe. These chocolate chip cookies come from an article we cut out of the Oregonian a year or so ago because my wife was trying to figure out how to make chewy, melt-in-your-mouth, decadent chocolate chip cookies. At long last, this recipe is the end-all of this famous morsel. I baked them for about nine minutes which was probably about one minute too short. Due to this, the centers were soft, but I thought I had reached heaven every time I bit into one.
I think the brown sugar (more moist than white sugar) and cold butter and eggs make the difference when compared to other recipes. When you beat the butter and it is cold, try chopping it into smaller pieces in order to blend it easier. Needless to say, my wife loved them! I even snuck in some whole-wheat flour so it didn’t feel all bad eating these!
I REALLY hope you enjoy them as much as I did. I’d quickly like to announce that I am joining the FoodBuzz Featured Publisher Program. I’m excited to have some new readers enjoying what I cook, so, welcome! Here’s what I did:
- 1 and 1/2 cups of brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cup of cold unsalted butter
- 3 cold eggs
- 2 cups of regular flour
- 1/2 cup of whole-wheat flour
- 3 cups of quality chocolate chips
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Pinch (up to 1 teaspoon) of fine sea salt
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit
- Beat the butter and brown sugar together until it is fluffy
- Beat in the cold eggs until well combined
- Mix in the vanilla
- Then mix in each of the flours, baking soda and the salt but only just until combined.
- Gently stir in (with a wooden spoon) the chocolate chips
- Spoon out by the tablespoon full (larger or smaller according to your taste) onto a greased cookie sheet with at least two inches between each cookie
- Bake for 8 to 10 minutes
- Remove from tray immediately and cool on a cooling rack then serve with a big glass of milk and go to heaven!
I hope you enjoy them!