Monday, September 14, 2009

Snicker Doodle Blondies

Hi all! It's Aleisha here, just whipped up a quick batch of yummy treats and wanted to share. The recipe is quick (about 10 minutes prep time) and easy, and is sure to cure those night-time sweet cravings.

Snickerdoodle Blondies

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
2 eggs, at room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 inch pan.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside. In large bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth.

Stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Spread evenly in prepared pan (mixture will be somewhat cookiebatter-ish.) Combine white sugar and cinnamon in a little bowl. Evenly sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture over the top of the batter.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until surface springs back when gently pressed. Cool slightly. While still warm, cut into bars with a sharp knife.

Mine are still in the oven, and the house smells wonderful. Have a goodnight:)


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Gourmet Burgers and Fries

Every once in while I find myself craving a big juicy hamburger, but when I go to a restaurant I never get exactly what I want and always end up paying way to much. So I decided to work on my own gourmet burger recipe. Now bear with me because my camera, which has all of the pictures I took to include in this blog, is missing in action, but I want to leave you with a new recipe anyway.

Gourmet Feta Burgers

Ingredients: Makes 6-8 BIG burgers
2 lbs ground beef
8-12 oz feta cheese crumbles ( I am a cheese fiend)
Worcestershire sauce (add liberally)
Garlic salt (3-4 shakes should be good)
1 tbs Butter
Whole onion
1 Container fresh sliced mushrooms

Slice the onion

Sautee the mushrooms and onions in a frying pan with the butter

Mix by hand (eww gross) the ground beef, feta cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic salt in a big bowl.

Separate the mixture into 6-8 sections and form patties

Throw on the grill (I used a George Foreman) and cook them to your liking

Throw burgers on a bun, top with your sauteed goodies and whatever condiments you like, then take a big bite and enjoy :)

Home Made Fries

8-10 Potatoes
Seasoning salt
Olive oil

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees

Peel and slice your potatoes so that they look like french fries

Place potatoes on cookie sheet

Brush with olive oil

Season to your liking (I used Kirkland brand seasoning salt)

Bake for 20 minutes, check softness, depending on the thickness it may take longer, just keep an eye on them


Hello all! Just wanted to apologize for the lack of new posts. Everyone is hustling and bustling trying to get back into the swing of a new school year and our cooking blog has been put on delay.

I am here to say that the cooking has not ceased, so don't worry, and I currently have new recipes waiting to be typed up. These will be posted by the end of this week with a couple more we will be attempting this week.

So be on the look out for...
Gourmet burgers and homemade french fries
Mexican egg rolls and half baked cup cakes

Alright, my homework break is up. Talk to you real soon!