Wednesday, April 17, 2013

RS Birthday recipes

Coconut Cupcakes and Frosting: (from Jessica Moffat/Brooke Willits)

And in case you loved the breaded chicken....

Chicken recipe: Costco, Panko crusted (I know!)

Friday, April 12, 2013

Chocolate bites

So, I finally decided this recipe is blogworthy. At first, I was hesitant because I've had some sketchy experiences with vegan cooking, but not only did it pass the husband/kid test, but it has no added flour, fat, or sugar!  Let me know what you think!
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts
  • pinch sea salt
  • 13-14 large Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (you could also use mint extract or cherry extract, or orange...)
  1. Place walnuts and salt in a food processor.
  2. Process until finely ground.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and process until all mixed and uniformly crumbly.
  4. With the machine running, add a few drops of water at a time, just until the mass starts to stick together in a big ball. (Better to add too little that too much!)
  5. Roll mixture into balls or press into a square pan and cut into squares.
  6. Balls can then be rolled in dried coconut, chopped nuts, or cocoa powder if you wish.

Cook'n program on Groupon

I LOVE having my recipe organizer (Cook'n) on the computer. I bought mine retail a few years ago but I saw it for on Groupon yesterday for only $20! (sigh) It makes it easy to find recipes, calculate nutrition, create menu plans and shopping lists, email recipes and more. It's actually created by someone who lives in Alpine, too, so I should probably look into getting a kickback for advertising his great product. Just thought you should know...