Sunday, January 24, 2010

○○Chocolate Chip Vanilla Pudding Cookies○○

I LoOoVe finding fun, new chocolate chip cookie recipes and I definitely found one that is YUMMY!!
My husband's cousin BP has a recipe blog I just discovered and I visit it regularly for new recipes...
His wife Lindsay found this recipe from and it is really GoOoD!:)

Chocolate Chip Vanilla Pudding Cookies --
1 C. Softened Unsalted Butter
3/4 C. Brown Sugar
1/4 C. Sugar

Cream together and add...
1 3.4 oz. box of Vanilla Pudding
2 Eggs
1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix well and add...
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 1/4 C. Flour
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips (I added LOTS...a little more than a whole pkg...we love choco chips;)

Preheat oven to 375* and bake for 11-12 mins. (I like mine not so dark so I under cook them by leaving them in for 10 min.)

A little tidbit of info...
My husband bought me new cookie sheets for Christmas -- isn't he sweet;)  Well he bought some cheap brand from Walmart (3 for like 12 bucks).  I seriously can not remember the brand but they came in a three pack, are not completely flat, and the biggest one is a nice size (longer then a jelly roll pan).  If I come across them I will repost the brand.  But my point is I LOOOOVE them.  NOTHING sticks to them...I bake pizza on them and now these cookies and I didn't have one piece of food stick that I had to scrap off.  I just rinsed them with soapy water when I was done.  My kinda pan!!;)  They are pretty flimsy so I don't know how long they will last but for now they are my favorite pans.  Oh and they cool off quickly.  Usually my pan is so hot in between sticking a new batch of cookies on them that they start to melt and I have to use my hot pad to stick back in the oven....nope I could grab it with my hand within a few minutes. NICE!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

~Potato Lasagna~

We have discovered a new favorite at our house...
I have wanted to try this for awhile now and regret not doing so sooner!
Everyone, including the kids kept saying how Yummy our house smelled while this was cooking:)
Potato Lasagna --1 jar Alfredo sauce or 2 cans cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
3 large potatoes, sliced lengthwise about 1/8 inch thick
5 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
Salt (I prefer garlic salt)
1-1/2 cups diced ham
1 (10 ounce) package chopped frozen broccoli, thawed
2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese
Preheat oven to 400. Lightly grease a 9×13 inch baking dish. In a medium bowl, whisk together the Alfredo sauce and milk. Spread 1/4 cup of the sauce in the bottom of the baking dish. Then layer 1/3 of the potatoes over the sauce in the dish. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese and salt and pepper to taste.
In a separate medium bowl, combine the ham, broccoli and 1 1/2 cups of the Swiss cheese. Mix well and spread 1/3 of this mixture over the potatoes in the baking dish. Then top with another layer of potatoes, followed by the ham mixture, finally topping all with the remaining Swiss cheese and Parmesan cheese. Pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over all.
Cover and bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes, then uncover and bake at 350 degrees for additional 25 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
OPTIONAL: She used two medium zucchini’s (diced) in place of broccoli and she said it was just as good!
THIS DISH IS AWESOME. You must try it!!! You won’t regret it.
Sorry can't remember where I found the recipe:(