Sunday, August 28, 2011

Chicken & Dumplings

I got a craving that I probably shouldn't have acted on last week... and this was the result. This was the delicious, hearty, calorie-filled, amazing result! In hindsight, this probably would have been a more appropriate meal for winter time, but what can you do! A craving is a craving. Luckily I had a lot of help in the consumption process. Everyone was a fan, and once again the Pioneer Woman has yet to let me down. Now I hear about her new show that's coming out on Food Network and I can't hardly wait!

Chicken & Dumplings via The Pioneer Woman:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Momofuku's Crack Pie

This was made by special request for my Dad. I guess he read about it on the Good Food blog and was interested. To be honest, how could you not be with a name like this? I'm not sure if it quite lived up to the name, but it was good. Maybe I need to make a trip to New York so I can have a true comparison. Adding that to the list! Butter and brown sugar and cream, oh my.

Momofuku's Crack Pie via Good Food:

Sunday, August 14, 2011

7-Up Cupcakes

7-Up cake... a classic. You know I had to switch it up a little and make it into cupcakes. Never can just go by the right recipe! Plus you know my cupcake theory: helps with portion control! So I didn't change any of the ingredients, I just made the bundt cake into cupcake form. This recipe is actually pretty big. It made a dozen regular size cupcakes plus 6 more jumbo cupcakes for me, even a little extra to spare. I would up the ingredients in the glaze recipe, maybe even double it. It seemed kind of scarce. And please, please! DO NOT substitute some other lemon-lime soda for 7-Up. This is 7-Up cake folks! Cheers!

7-Up Cupcakes via

Monday, August 8, 2011

Chilaquiles & Mimosas!

This was a really impromptu post-work breakfast that was amazing as usual! After work mimosas are the best, and they really make for an excellent daytime sleep. This is a low-fat version of chilaquiles and therefore super diet-friendly! I'll include the brands of items I used, or you can substitute if you want a more fatty version. Delicioso and guilt-free!

Chilaquiles & Mimosas via The Flick of My Wrist:

For One (ME!)

Barefoot Brut Champage & OJ (The less OJ the better!)

1 egg + 1/4 cup egg whites, scrambled together (EggBeaters brand)
1/4 cup low-fat grated sharp cheddar cheese (I used the Lucerne brand from Safeway)
1/4 cup Jimmy Dean low fat turkey sausage crumbles
2 La Tortilla Factory Fiber & Flax Corn Tortillas, cut into strips
Salsa to top (I used La Victoria Cilantro Medium)

Fry tortilla strips in a frying pan with Pam until crispy. Add sausage crumbles until warmed through. Pour scrambled eggs over tortilla/sausage mix and let set omelet-style. Top with grated cheese once the omelet portion is no longer runny. Top with salsa after chilaquiles are plated.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Chewy Sugar Cookies


Besides these being SO cute... these are delicious! I love a good, plain, chewy sugar cookie. These definitely fit the bill. I already have a great sugar cookie recipe on here, but I wanted to try a different recipe to test out the most amazing sugar ever that I got from the Peppermill in Vegas. Is this not the most beautiful rainbow turbinado sugar you have ever seen?! I immediately had to have it when I saw it sitting on the table. Luckily, the waitress let me purchase a 5 pound bag from their kitchen, score! This is simplicity at it's best, enjoy. :-)

Chewy Sugar Cookies via Food Network: