Monday, March 9, 2009

outrageous chocolate chip cookies

while i'm at it...i thought i'd post these. these are THE best chocolate chip cookies you will ever eat. promise. kristen? in fact, i just made these last night and they make me so happy!

1 C white sugar
2/3 C brown sugar
1 C butter
1 C peanut butter
1 t vanilla extract
2 eggs

2 C flour
1 C rolled oats
2 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips

mix well and drop by tablespoon onto lightly greased cookie sheet. bake 10-12 minutes at 350. ( i of course think they are perfectly baked at 11 minutes 44 seconds.)

spinach apple salad

yep, way over due! sorry girls. here is the recipe for the salad i brought to hillary's shower. mmmm, i crave this baby sometimes.

3/4 C sugar
1 t. dry mustard
1 t. salt
1 T. dry onion flakes
1/3-1/2 C cider vinegar/red wine vinegar (i always use apple cider vinegar)
1 C oil
1 T. poppy seed

1 pkg. baby spinach
1 1/2 sliced apples
chopped green apples
bacon bits
slivered almonds
parmesan cheese

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mer's picnic potato salad

I am proud to say I made up this recipe! So, the picture isn't winning a prize in Gourmet magazine, but potato salad isn't about frills. right?! No garnish or fancy plate necessary, just good ol' picnic food.

10 medium All purpose potatoes- washed,diced and cooked until tender
3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup ranch dressing (I used light)
2 tbsp. stone ground mustard or a few good squirts of yellow mustard will do ya
1/4 cup sweet relish
1/2 medium red onion diced finely
8 slices cooked crumbled bacon- I used turkey bacon in this pic
4 hard boiled eggs chopped
salt and pepper to taste

I think potatoes keep their shape better if you dice them first then boil them (15 minutes). After the potatoes have cooled, place them in a large bowl. Sprinkle salt and pepper over potatoes, these suckers seem to eat up the salt. Dump all of the remaining ingredients on top of potatoes, only stiring at the end to prevent "mushage".