Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Here is a quick recipe for super yummy chocolate cookies with Resse's minis. These went so fast in my house, I was lucky to get a picture!

  • 1 box any flavor Duncan Hines cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil

  1. Add 1/2 cup oil and two eggs to one box of cake mix. Add chips, nuts, and flavorings if desired (or a bag of Resse's minis).
  2. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Cucumber Couscous Salad

Resolution #1......make eating at home as easy as eating "fast food"

I'm starting the new year eating fresh and healthy, which really means food prep. This is a great salad that I can make on Monday and eat for lunch for a few days. If it's easy and on hand, I will be more opt to eat it rather than run through a "fast food" restaurant.

Here's the recipe:

  • 2 tablespoons good quality olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 large tomato, chopped small
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • 1 green/red/or yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup shaved or shredded fresh Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 1/2 cups prepared couscous
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic powder to form dressing. In a large bowl, toss together the tomato, cucumber, pepper, green onions and cooked couscous. Add fresh parsley and dressing, tossing to combine well.
Season well salt and a bit of fresh cracked black pepper. Adjust seasonings to taste.

**** Sometimes I add any extra veggies that I have in the fridge. Tomatoes, carrots, zucchini...whatever you like.