Thursday, February 16, 2012

Spicy Roasted Chickpeas

did you see this recipe on Our Best Bites?

i am eating them right now and they are nigh unto corn nuts. super good.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

·         1 cup margarine or butter
·         1 cup white sugar
·         1/2  cup brown sugar, loosely packed
·         2 eggs
·         2 teaspoons vanilla extract
·         2 cups all-purpose flour
·         2/3 cup cocoa powder
·         3/4 teaspoon baking soda
·         1/4 teaspoon salt
·         2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
·         1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
m&ms for the top (optional)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

In large bowl, beat butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt; stir into the butter mixture until well blended. Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets. Press M&Ms onto the tops.

Bake for 8-10 minutes in the preheated oven, or just until set. Cool slightly on the cookie sheets before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Spiced Apple Bread

Spiced Apple Bread

1 1/2 cups applesauce
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
3 Tablespoons milk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 apple, peeled and chopped (optional)
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease 2 8x4 loaf pans.

In large bowl, combine applesauce, sugar, oil, eggs and milk; beat well.  In separate bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt.  Add the dry to the wet and stir until smooth.  Fold in the pecans and apples.  Pour batter into prepared pans and sprinkle the tops with brown sugar.

Bake in preheated oven for 60 mins, or until toothpick inserted into the center of the loaf comes out clean.