Sunday, April 19, 2009

Potato Soup

Super easy recipe and VERY tasty.
  • 6-8 medium sized potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1-2 stalks of celery (chopped)
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 can vegetable broth
  • salt,pepper
  • shredded cheese
  • spices: garlic powder, basil, oregano, parsley, crushed red pepper, cilantro, etc
Put all the potatoes in a pot and fill with water. Boil in water or broth until potatoes are cooked while adding celery, onion, and spices in whatever proportion you like (depending on what flavors you prefer). Once potatoes are cooked and water has slowly evaporated, add the cream of mushroom soup, wait until soup reaches a thick, creamy consistency. Add a handful of cheese and serve.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is my all time favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. I've made it so many times and don't get tired of it. I've tried variations, with and without nuts, little and a lot of chocolate chips. This time I tried making them into cookie bars rather than regular round cookies. When making the round ones, they turn out looking exactly like the picture in the Cookie Madness blog. (I love that blog.)

Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Bars

I modified this recipe and made something different. I had an entire box of plain, generic, rice krispies. I had cheerios on me too, but I thought I'd try a makeshift rice krispie bar instead.
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 3 cups rice krispies cereal

Line a pan with wax paper or foil. In a small pan with a tiny bit of butter or nonstick cooking spray, boil the honey and sugar together over medium heat. Remove from heat as soon as the sugar is dissolved and add in the peanut butter. Mix until smooth/creamy and pour mixture over the cereal. Mix until cereal is well coated and spread coated mixture into the pan.

Lemon Bars

I tried this recipe and it looks amazing.

The only differences: I used salted butter because, unfortunately, that's all I had -- so I didn't add any of the optional salt listed in the ingredients. I didn't have fresh lemons to grate the lemon zest, so instead I added an extra tablespoon of lemon juice to makeup for it (not sure if that's the best substitution, but it turned out good).