Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fudgy Brownie Cookies

The beloved cookie form...yum.  My kids love them!
John's Rating: 8

Recipe from: Tasty Kitchen
  • 1 package (18 To 21 Oz. Box) Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1-¼ cup All-purpose Flour
  • ¼ cups Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • ½ cups Butter, Melted And Cooled
  • 2 Tablespoons Water, Or More As Needed (2 worked for me)
  • 1 cup Dark Chocolate Chunks (I used mini semi-sweet chocolate chips) 
Whisk together brownie mix, flour, and sugar.  Add remaining ingredients.  If the batter appears like there is too much flour, add 1 more tablespoon of water. Batter will be very thick.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a cookie sheet.  Drop heaping tablespoons of dough on the cookie sheet. You want pretty thick cookies here to get the brownie feel, about 3 inches apart. Press down slightly. Don’t flatten completely. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool 2 minutes and move to a cooling rack. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Hot Potato Salad

I had a potluck to go to and decided to try this recipe. John really liked it!! It really wasn't too bad to put together, but it does take some time to cook so it's not a last minute idea.

Recipe from: French Knots

5-7 medium size potatoes ~ chopped and cooked
8-10 links of sausage or slices of bacon ~ cooked (I used bacon)
4 green onions diced ~ green and white parts
3/4 cup real mayonnaise (I used olive oil mayo)
1/4 cup sour cream (I used light)
1 package hidden valley ranch dry mix
2 tablespoons fat/grease from sausage or bacon
dice and boil potatoes until tender

Dice and chop green onions. Combine green onions, ranch, mayonnaise, sour cream and fat.  After mixing sauce add potatoes and bacon. Pour into a 9x13 pan and cook uncovered at 375 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes - until dish is cooked through. Serve Immediately.