Sunday, December 8, 2013

{Eggless} Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are great because they are eggless! So, if you're in a pinch (like I was) and don't have eggs, you can still enjoy delicious cookies! Bonus: you can eat the dough with no worries! ;)

1 cup butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
8 oz block cream cheese, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375. Cream together butter and sugars. Add cream cheese and vanilla, mix until combined. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to butter and sugars. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons onto baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oven Baked Tacos

Ground beef
Taco Seasoning
1 can refried beans
Salsa (I used 1/2 a jar)
Taco shells
Shredded cheese

Cook ground beef with taco seasoning. Add beans and salsa to skillet with beef. Cook on medium low for a few minutes until well combined. Fill taco shells with mixture and place in casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes until cheese is melted.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pesto Ranch Crockpot Chicken


4-6 chicken breasts
1 6 oz jar pesto
1 packet dry ranch dressing mix
1 can chicken broth

Place chicken in crockpot. Top with pesto. Sprinkle ranch mix over chicken and pesto. Add chicken broth, slightly stirring to mix ranch and pesto together. Cook on high for about 3-4 hours. I like to shred my chicken when it's done. Serve with pasta or rice. Spoon extra sauce on top.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Potato Sausage Crockpot Dinner


4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced (or I used a bag of baby Dutch potatoes)
2 medium onions, sliced into rings
1 pound kielbasa or Polish sausage (I used Turkey Sausage)
1 can cheddar cheese soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 bag frozen peas

Slice onions, potatoes, and sausage. Spray crockpot with non-stick spray. Layer potatoes, onions, and sausage in crockpot. Cover with cheddar soup and top with cream of celery soup. Cook on high for about 4-5 hours. For the last thirty minutes, add frozen peas to cook.

All finished!
It's very hearty and delicious! Perfect for fall or winter.

WW points plus points is about 10, if made this way.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Skillet Chicken Fajitas

2 chicken breasts
2 or 2 bell peppers (I usually use red and green.)
1 onion
3 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
Chili powder, to taste
salt and pepper, to taste
2 tsp olive oil

Marinate chicken with lime juice, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Cook chicken in skillet or on grill. For skillet, add tablespoon butter to medium high heat, cover, and cook about 5-8 minutes on each side until cooked through. In another skillet, add olive oil and chopped bell peppers and chopped onion. Cook until soft. Cut chicken into strips, add to skillet with vegetables. Serve with tortillas and garnishes.

Adapted from here.

Fruit Pizza


2 rolls refreigereated sugar cookie dough
2 boxes cream cheese
2 7 oz jars marshmallow creme
Fruit (I used blueberries and strawberries)


Preheat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheet or pizza pan with baking spray. Press dough into pan to form crust. Bake 16-20 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely.
 With mixer, combine marshmallow creme and cream cheese. Spread mixture onto cooled crust. Top with sliced fruit.

Banana Pudding Poke Cake


1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients to make)
1 container cool whip
1 large box banana pudding (plus ingredients to make)
Crushed vanilla wafers


Bake cake according to box directions. Prepare pudding according to directions. When cake is finished, let cool completely. When cool, poke holes in cake with the end of wooden spoon. Pour pudding over cake, spreading into holes. Top with cool whip. Sprinkle with vanilla wafers. Serve chilled.

Stuffed Bell Peppers


2 lbs ground beef
1 cup minced onion
1 cup bell peppers, diced
3 cloves minced garlic
1/4 cup cilantro, minced
1 small tomato, diced (I used canned.)
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 bay leaves
salt and pepper to taste

3 bell peppers
1 cup rice, cooked
cheddar cheese, shredded


Brown beef in skillet. Add salt and pepper. When no longer pink, add onions, garlic, and bell peppers. Continue to cook for 3-4 minutes. Add mixture to crockpot. Add cilantro, tomatoes, tomato sauce, 1 1/4 cups of water. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for about 6-8. Discard bay leaves when finished cooking.
Cut tops of bell peppers and dice. In bowl, combine rice, diced peppers, and crockpot mixture. Stuff bell peppers. Preheat oven to 350. Place peppers in casserole dish, add 1/3 cup water in bottom of dish. Cover and bake for 50 minutes. Remove foil, top with cheese, and bake for additional 5 minutes uncovered.

Recipe adapted from: Skinny.Taste

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Lemon Poppyseed Cookies with Lemon Glaze

These cookies are made with a muffin mix and are delicious!
Betty Crocker Lemon Poppyseed muffin mix with glaze
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 eggs

Preheat oven to 375. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop tablespoonfuls of mixture on cookie sheet and bake for 10-14 minutes. Cool on rack. When cooled, drizzle glaze over each cookie. 
Enjoy with tea or a glass of milk! :)