Monday, August 21, 2017

Triple Chocolate Cookies / #DarkRecipes

Today we are making #DarkRecipes to celebrate the #SolarEclipse that is happening today. I thought it would be fun to make these Triple Chocolate Cookies to commemorate the occasion, and because they are triple chocolate! Triple Chocolate! For all my chocolate loving friends, there is no need to say more! 
Scroll down past this yummy recipe and see all the #DarkRecipes being made today! 
Triple Chocolate Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)
(makes 20-25 cookies)
1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar 
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2 cups Flour
8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips
6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips


 Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper to cover it. In a large bowl beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and baking soda.
Add the 2 eggs and vanilla. Mix in. Add the unsweetened chocolate that is melted and cooled.
Add flour and mix. Dough may be getting a little thick now.  Continue to mix until all the flour is incorporated into the dough.
Add the semisweet chocolate chunks, and the milk chocolate chips. Mix in with a spoon. 
This was a little difficult to mix, so I put a glove on and used my hand to evenly distribute the chocolate chips. 
 Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on rack, and enjoy!


Dark Recipes For The Solar Eclipse
 

     

    Triple Chocolate Cookies

    INGREDIENTS:


    • 1 cup Butter
    • 3/4 cup Sugar
    • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
    • 2 Eggs
    • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
    • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
    • 2 cups Flour
    • 8 ounces Semisweet Chocolate Chips
    • 6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips

    INSTRUCTIONS:


    1. Preheat oven to 350℉. Grease a cookie sheet or use parchment paper to cover it. In a large bowl beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar and baking soda.
    2. Add the 2 eggs and vanilla. Mix in. Add the unsweetened chocolate that is melted and cooled.
    3. Add flour and mix. Dough may be getting a little thick now. Continue to mix until all the flour is incorporated into the dough.
    4. Add the semisweet chocolate chunks, and the milk chocolate chips. Mix in with a spoon.
    5. This was a little difficult to mix, so I put a glove on and used my hand to evenly distribute the chocolate chips.
    6. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on rack, and enjoy!
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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Surprise Inside Brownie Bites / #SundaySupper

It's that time of year again! School is starting soon, or maybe it has already started at your house! Although my son has already graduated college, if I remember anything from him going to school, it was how hungry he was every day when he got home! Some kind of after school snack was a necessity. Lot of times I made it healthy and good for him, and other times I made something sweet that I knew he would like. That's what these Surprise Inside Brownie Bites are. A sweet after school snack with a little surprise inside!
Surprise Inside Brownie Bites 
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 25-30 )

6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 1/4 cup Flour
3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of  Salt
Mini peanut butter cups (2 per brownie)

Frosting 
1 1/2 cups Confectionery Sugar, sifted
1/4 cup Butter, softened 
2-3 tablespoons Milk
1 ounce semi sweet Chocolate Square, melted
Chocolate Sprinkles




This is the pan I used, but you can use anything that will result in small, mini brownies. Grease the cups with spray, then wipe out any extra. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
 Melt chocolate. butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat. 
Pour into large bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Beat with mixer.
Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt to bowl. Mix together.
 Fill each cavity as shown.  Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
Immediately place 2 mini chocolate peanut butter cups in each brownie. Push down so they are even with the top of the brownie. I used Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes. They come in a 12 ounce tub, and they are fabulous! (and addicting) You could also use some of the mini peanut butter cups I have seen around at the stores, or even just a single small one, instead of a mini!  Cool for 5 minutes.
Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.
Make frosting by mixing together the confectioner's sugar, butter, milk, and melted chocolate square.
I used a Witon tip #31 to decorate some of the brownies, but not all. They taste good both ways! Sprinkle sprinkles on the ones with frosting and enjoy!

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Surprise Inside Brownie Bites

INGREDIENTS:

Brownies
  • 6 ounces Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 3 tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
  • Mini Reese Cups (2 per brownie)
Frosting
  • 1 1/2 cups Confectionery Sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 cup Butter, softened
  • 2-3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 ounce semi sweet Chocolate Square, melted
  • Chocolate Sprinkles

INSTRUCTIONS:

Brownies
  1. This is the pan I used, but you can use anything that will result in small, mini brownies. Grease the cups with spray, then wipe out any extra. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt chocolate. butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat.
  3. Pour into large bowl and add eggs and vanilla. Beat with mixer.
  4. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt to bowl. Mix together.
  5. Fill each cavity as shown. Bake for 9 minutes, then remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.
  6. Immediately place 2 mini chocolate peanut butter cups in each brownie. Push down so they are even with the top of the brownie. I used Mini Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups from Trader Joes. They come in a 12 ounce tub, and they are fabulous! (and addicting) You could also use some of the mini peanut butter cups I have seen around at the stores, or even just a single small one, instead of a mini! Cool for 5 minutes.
  7. Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on the cooling rack.
Frosting
  1. Make frosting by mixing together the confectioner's sugar, butter, milk, and melted chocolate square.
  2. I used a Witon tip #31 to decorate some of the brownies, but not all. They taste good both ways! Sprinkle sprinkles on the ones with frosting and enjoy!
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Celebrate It! Blog Link Party!

Hello! I am so happy you stopped by!
I can't believe summer is thinking about ending, but I do love fall! I also can't believe school is starting already!!!
 Link up what you have been creating, so we can celebrate with you!

Last weeks three featured links!:

Simple Tips for Living on Next to Nothing
from
Garden Galette
from
Fall Table Centerpiece
from


Let's go! We have a party to get to!



Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Cherry Clafouti / #juliachild

Happy Birthday to Julia Child! Today I am joining a group of blogger friends to celebrate this very talented chef and author with each of us recreating one of her marvelous recipes! I chose her Cherry Clafouti recipe. There are several reasons. I love fresh cherries. Cherries are in season right now, and the Cherry Clafouti is so simple of a recipe, and the simplicity of the ingredients is what makes it amazing! I added chocolate to the top of the finished dish, because, well, chocolate and cherries! I just couldn't leave it alone! Sorry, Julia! (it tastes great!)
Cherry Clafouti (kla-foo-tee)
(serves 6-8)
(printable recipe at end of page)
1 1/4 cup Whole Milk
2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
3 large Eggs
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 cup Flour
3 cups Cherries, pitted
Semi Sweet Chocolate for drizzling
Powdered Sugar for dusting




Rinse cherries. Pull off stems and pit the cherries. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 7-8 cup baking dish.
In a blender, blend the milk, sugar, egg, vanilla, salt and flour until smooth.
Pour batter into the baking dish. Add the cherries. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. While the clafouti is cooking, melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low temperature.
The clafouti is done when puffed and brown and when a knife stuck through the center come out clean. 
 Drizzle chocolate on the plate and over the cherry clafouti. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm and enjoy. This also is perfect as a breakfast treat the next day!

Lots of Julie recipes below! Check them out!

 Roast Chicken with Lemon and Herbs a la Julia by Family Around The Table
 Petits Pains by Karen's Kitchen Stories 

 Coq Au Vin by Monica's Table 
 Homemade Puff Pastry by Amy's Cooking Adventure
 Julia Child's Roast Chicken by Feeding Big
 Cherry Clafouti by The Freshman Cook
 Creme Brûlée by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
 Cauliflower Gratin by A Day In The Life on The Farm 


Cherry Clafouti

INGREDIENTS:


  • 1 1/4 cup Whole Milk
  • 2/3 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 cup Flour
  • 3 cups Cherries, pitted
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate for drizzling
  • Powdered Sugar for dusting

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. Rinse cherries. Pull off stems and pit the cherries. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 7-8 cup baking dish.
  2. In a blender, blend the milk, sugar, egg, vanilla, salt and flour until smooth.
  3. Pour batter into the baking dish. Add the cherries. Bake for 45 minutes to an hour. While the clafouti is cooking, melt the chocolate in a double boiler over low temperature.
  4. The clafouti is done when puffed and brown and when a knife stuck through the center come out clean.
  5. Drizzle chocolate on the plate and over the cherry clafouti. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm and enjoy. This also is perfect as a breakfast treat the next day!
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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Chicken Enchiladas / #SundaySupper

 Did you know that it is time for school to start up again? I can't believe it either?! But here we are! The problem with going back to school is that the daily schedule is adjusted one more time! That means a tighter time line for everything, including suppertime! So it is time for quicker meals, make ahead meals, and "what can I throw together" meals!  Which is where these cheesy Chicken Enchiladas come in! These enchiladas can be made ahead of time and enjoyed by everyone! Put the chicken mix together ahead of time and refrigerate. Make the sauce ahead of time and refrigerate. Put it all together at dinner, and conquer the school year dinner "time crunch"!

 Chicken Enchiladas
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 6 -using 9 1/2" tortillas)

2  pounds Chicken Breast
1 tablespoon Butter
11/2 cups chopped Onion
1 cup Sour Cream
1/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
1/4 teaspoon Pepper

1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup water
1/4 cup chopped Green Pepper
1 tablespoon Chili Powder
1 teaspoon dried Oregano Leaves
1/4 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
Flour Tortillas
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Sour Cream

Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Add a tablespoon of butter to a medium size pan and start cooking chicken in pan over medium heat.

As the chicken cooks, add the onion, sour cream, pepper, green pepper and cheddar cheese.
Use a medium saucepan filled with 2/3 cup water to cook the bell pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered. 
Pour sauce into oblong pyrex dish.
Set up an assembly line to dip the tortillas and roll the enchiladas. Start by placing one tortilla at a time into the red sauce. Drag the tortilla through the sauce, and place in the empty pyrex dish.
Place approx. 1/4 cup of cooked chicken mix towards the end of the tortilla. Spread the mix out across the width of the tortilla, fold in the sides and roll the tortilla.
As you roll, place the tortillas in the dish you are rolling in. Continue until all are rolled. If you prefer, roll the tortillas on a plate or a cutting board.
Pour the remainder of the sauce over the top of the tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheddar. Bake at 350℉ in oven. 
for 20 minutes. Do not cover. 
Serve with refried beans along with cheese and salad, or .......
enjoy your chicken enchilada like I do, alone with lots of cheese and sauce!

Thank you for stopping by today! Today's #SundaySupper is all about "Back to School" dinners! For a lot more yummy, tasty recipes, scroll down and find more recipes from the #SundaySupper family!

Thank you to Em Beitel for hosting today's tasty event!

Back to School Dinners


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Chicken Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS:


  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast
  • 1 tbalespoon Butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Onion
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped Bell Pepper
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup chopped bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried Oregano Leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cumin
  • 1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
  • 15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
  • Flour Tortillas
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Sour Cream

INSTRUCTIONS:


  1. Chop the chicken into small bite sized pieces. Add a tablespoon of butter to a medium size pan and start cooking chicken in pan over medium heat.
  2. As the chicken cooks, add the onion, sour cream, pepper, green pepper and cheddar cheese.
  3. Use a medium saucepan filled with 2/3 cup water to cook the bell pepper, chili powder, oregano, cumin, garlic and tomato sauce to boiling. Stir and reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Pour sauce into oblong pyrex dish.
  5. Set up an assembly line to dip the tortillas and roll the enchiladas. Start by placing one tortilla at a time into the red sauce. Drag the tortilla through the sauce, and place in the empty pyrex dish.
  6. Place approx. 1/4 cup of cooked chicken mix towards the end of the tortilla. Spread the mix out across the width of the tortilla, fold in the sides and roll the tortilla.
  7. As you roll, place the tortillas in the dish you are rolling in. Continue until all are rolled. If you prefer, roll the tortillas on a plate or a cutting board.
  8. Pour the remainder of the sauce over the top of the tortillas. Sprinkle with remaining shredded cheddar. Bake at 350℉ in oven. for 20 minutes. Do not cover.
  9. Serve with refried beans along with cheese and salad, or enjoy your chicken enchilada like I do~alone with lots of cheese and sauce!
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Friday, August 11, 2017

Fall Trail Mix / #15 Minute Friday

This #15 Minute Friday, Fall Trail Mix is so easy it's ridiculous, and so crazy good, you will want to make it again and again! There are only 4 ingredients and all of them are easy to find!
 Fall Trail Mix

Peanuts
Golden Raisins
Mini Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels
Frozen Mini Kit Kats

 
I didn't list any amounts on the ingredient list because if you like one item more than an other, you should use more of it! This picture shows how much I used of each one. I used more of the raisins and peanuts because they are so good together and they are the smaller ingredients when it comes to size. There is no wrong
amount!
 I think this is also a great party mix. I can see myself serving this during some football parties this fall!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!

Here are some other Trail Mix ideas:


Happy Trails!