Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Pimpkin Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

1 1/2 cups pumpkin
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1/4 cup honey
1 cup whole wheat soft wheat flour
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ginger
1/4 tsp cloves
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9x13 pan with tinfoil and spray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine the first four ingredients. Stir in the next seven ingredients. Add the pecans and 1 cup of chocolate chips.
Pour batter into the pan and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
Bake for 20-23 minutes.
Cool and cut into 20 granola bars.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

3 large ripe banana's, mashed
3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 375
Combine mashed banana's and peanut butter in a stand mixer. Using the paddle attachment beat until creamy. Next add the brown sugar and mix, then add eggs beating in one at a time. Lastly mix in melted cooled butter.
In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
Add half of the dry ingredients and gently mix with a wooden spoon. Do not fully combine at this point. Add butter milk and the rest of the dry ingredients. Gently mix with a wooden spoon but do not fully combine at this point either. Add chocolate chips and gently mix until flour is just combined. Do not over mix!
Coarsely chop peanuts and 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Spray 2 cupcake pans with cooking spray. Using a large ice cream scoop fill the tins just over 3/4 full. Top with the chopped peanut mixture.
Bake for 18 min or until tooth pick comes out clean. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015


This is a wonderful cookie!
Yummy Snickerdoodles!
Thank you to

Monday, June 8, 2015

Soft & Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I was looking for a traditional soft & chewy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie. To be honest I wasn't really a fan of oatmeal raisin cookies before I found these amazing cookies. If you can choose between raisins or chocolate chips it's not really a contest. :)  But I made these, half the batch with raisins and the other half with chocolate chips. They were both great! But to my surprise I really enjoyed the batch with the raisins. I must be getting old. :)  Thanks again to Sallys Baking Addiction.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

This is by far the best Red Velvet Cake I have ever made or tasted.
Thank you
Red Velvet Layer Cake

Better than Restrant Fries

12 medium potatoes
1/2 C olive oil
2 tsp chili powder
2 T paprika
1 T onion powder
1 T garlic powder
1 T salt

Preheat oven to 450*
Cut up the potatoes in to fries.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl.
Mix the cut potatoes and spice mix in a large bowl.
Pour mixture onto 2 foil lined cookie sheets.
Cook for 45 minutes. Rotate the pans top to bottom every 15 minutes.

Tandoori Grilled Chicken

I found this recipe in a Weight Watchers magazine. The original title is "Tandoori grilled shrimp skewers."

14 Chicken tenders 
1/3 C low fat plan Greek yogurt or sour cream
1 1/2 t salt
1 1/2 t lemon juice
1 1/2 t olive oil
1 t curry powder
1 t cumin
1 t coriander
1 t garlic
1 t ginger
Chopped cilantro for garnish

Combine all but the cilantro in a small bowl.
Marinade the chicken in a Ziplock bag then grill to perfection.
Garnish with cilantro.