Thursday, September 12, 2013

Flourless Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

I normally post recipes I get from other people.  Folks...THIS is my first recipe that I can is mine.  I found a 3 ingredient peanut butter cookie recipe on but wanted more than what it called for.  This cookie is what I came up with, and it's a good one!!  I just wanted something quick for my 3 year old and her best friend/cousin. 

Two things first though...

My sister in law made us this vanilla last year for Christmas.  I've used it a lot and want to make my  own!!  Taste wise, I can't tell the difference between this and the store bought imitation vanilla, but I like that I know what's in it.

And this cookie scoop rocks!!  I got it as a Christmas gift a while back and can't remember the brand or anything, but it's a stainless steel scoop, and I love it!!

I like my cookies soft inside, so I don't bake them as long as they say.  It made a lot more than I thought it would, so we'll be sending some home with my niece.  You know...I had a baby and still working on widdling away my waste.

Flourless Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup regular oats

Mix everything together and place on a greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes.  Once done, remove to cool on cookie sheets.  Makes 2 dozen.

**I feel like there's a lot you could do to personalize or change up this recipe.  I think it would be good with coconut, mini chocolate chips, white chips, mini m&ms, craisins or raisins, or any nut.  Enjoy!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

German Pancake and syrup: September Recipe Party

Cassy brought this German Pancake with a hot caramel syrup that was so so good.  My picture wasn't great so i got this one from the original Taste of Home recipe online.

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Confectioners' sugar

  • In a blender, combine the eggs, milk, flour and salt; cover and process until smooth.
  • Pour the butter into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish; add the batter. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the first five syrup ingredients; bring to a boil. Boil for 7 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Dust pancake with confectioners' sugar; serve immediately with the syrup. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 cups syrup).

Stuffed French Toast: September Recipe Party

I'm always skeptical of anything that's not regular old french toast.  I personally don't like things soggy, but I tried this and was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it.  I don't like pecans either, but it tasted so good on this French Toast.  Thanks Lexi!!!  The original recipe is from This was another winner!!

  • 12 slices of bread (I used whole wheat)
  • 8 oz. softened cream cheese
  • 6 Tbsp cinnamon sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • whipped cream (optional)
  1. Melt butter in microwave. Stir in brown sugar & maple syrup until smooth & creamy. Add pecans.
  2. Pour pecan sauce in bottom of 9x13 pan. Reserve 1/4 cup sauce
  3. Mix cream cheese & cinnamon sugar
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture on 6 slices of bread
  5. Top with another slice of bread
  6. Arrange "sandwiches" in 9x13 pan
  7. Pour remaining sauce on top of sandwiches. You might need to spread the sauce with a knife.
  8. Whip eggs & milk together.
  9. Pour over all bread.
  10. Bake 350, about 30-35 minutes
  11. Serve with a dollop of whipped cream, if you like
***Lexi noted she would make more of the pecan mixture next time.

Lisa's Raspberry Bread: September Recipe Party

I totally forgot to take a picture of Lisa's bread, but it was so good!!  It was also one of the favorites and won a prize.  I love that you can make it how you want it, so versatile!!  Thanks Lisa

1-yellow cake mix 
 2 bananas
2 cups of raspberries
 If u use more bananas then no applesauce but applesauce is added for more moisture -
 then bake it at 350- i also added protein powder - i like to make mini muffins but you can do a loaf or reg sized muffins - bake about 15-18 mins or until done - sorry i kind of one of those add a little of this and that cook

Blueberry Tortilla Bites: September Recipe Party

This simple, yet delicious recipe came from Lisa.  I love how simple it is yet how good it is too.  I can see so many different possibilities with this, and it's a great healthier snack for kids....and adults too!!  My Alayna LOVED these and even ate the ones Lisa left.

1 large light tortilla or flatout wrap
2 wedges Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread Cinnamon Cream
1/2 C frozen blueberries

There weren't instructions, but I'm assuming you just put this in a pan or on a griddle and cook it like you would a quesadilla.  Lisa mentioned she used the Swiss Cheese wedges and added her own cinnamon.  What a great idea!!!

Mexican Breakfast Casserole:September recipe party

This was one of our winning recipes at our first recipe party!!  It's from Rylen, and it was SOOOO good.  I wouldn't expect anything less of her cooking though.  Everyone loved it, and I'll definitely be adding it to our dinner menus.

Mexican breakfast casserole
12 flour tortillas cooked
16 oz sausage
18 eggs
1small can green chilies
1/4 cup green onion
1/2 bunch of cilantro
Salt and pepper
1 can green enchilada sauce

1. Cook tortillas
2. Cook, crumble, and drain sausage
3. Add eggs, green chilis, green onion and cilantro to the sausage and cool until eggs are cooked through
4. You can also add salt and pepper to taste and cheese if desired
5. Roll the egg mixture into tortillas and place in a 9x13 pan
6. Top with enchilada sauce and cheese
7. Bake at 350 for about 30 min or until bubbly and cheese is melted