Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Smores Bars

YUM! I got this recipe from Jennifer's blog and she had gotten it from someone else's blog. It is SO good. I wasn't sure it would live up to my hopes, but it did.

Smores Cookie Bars
Category: Desserts
Sub Category:
Source: Jennifer Francis

½ c butter, room temperature
¼ c brown sugar
½ c sugar
1 egg
1 t vanilla
1 1/3 c flour
¾ c graham cracker crumbs
1 t baking powder
¼ t salt
2 king size Hershey’s bars
1 ½ c marshmallow crème

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8-in square baking dish.

2. In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at low speed until combined.

3. Divide dough in half and press half into an even layer in pan. Place chocolate bars over dough in single layer. Spread chocolate with marshmallow crème. Place remaining dough in single layer on top.

4. Bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

My Husband's Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

My husband is a bit of a chocolate chip cookie connoisseur. This recipe has been his favorite for years. It is funny because it is from Cooking Light and for the longest time he did not believe me when I told him that. They're still cookies, but maybe they are a little better for you? I will say they don't have a ton of chocolate chips in them which is a plus for Jory but maybe not for everyone.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Category: Desserts
Sub Category:
Source: Cooking Light

2 ¼ c flour
1 t baking soda
¼ t salt
1 c packed brown sugar
¾ c sugar
½ c butter, softened
1 t vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
¾ c semisweet chocolate chips
Cooking Spray

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Combine flour, baking soda and salt, stirring with a whisk.

3. Combine sugars and butter in a large bowl, beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg whites; beat one minute. Add flour mixture and chips; beat until blended.

4. Drop dough by level tablespoons 2 inches apart onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Coon on pans for two minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Chicken Lasagna

This is one of my most popular recipes and I always mean to take a picture of it because it is so pretty, but I always forget, so I am posting the recipe without it. I made it recently for a dinner party and had so many people ask for the recipe. One woman said it was the best thing she had eaten in a long time!

Chicken Spinach Lasagna Casserole
Category: Main Dishes
Sub Category: Chicken
Source: Redbook - Trisha Yearwood

1 (10 oz) package frozen spinach, thawed
2 cups cooked chicken, shredded
2 c grated cheddar cheese
1/3 c chopped onion
1 T cornstarch
½ t salt
¼ t pepper
1T soy sauce
1 can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 c sour cream
1 (4 ½ oz) jar sliced mushrooms, drained
1/3 c mayonnaise
6 lasagna noodles, cooked
1 c grated Parmesan cheese
1 c chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350

2. In a large bowl, combine 1st 12 ingredients. Put a layer of noodles in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. Spread half of the spinach mixture over noodles. Place another layer of noodles on top and cover with the remaining mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese, then pecans on top and bake for 1 hour.

Notes: 1. I use frozen chopped onions.

2. I have used canned chicken and couldn't tell the difference

3. I have used light sour cream and/or light mayo and couldn't tell the difference