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Sunday, October 2, 2016

Kara's Crinkles

Kara is my pretty little chocoholic niece who helped me made these awesome Crinkles for the first time. And as always, we cheat those little sweet toothed friends by using just the right amount of sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1  cup unsweetened cocoa (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks (from Trader Joe's)
  • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
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  • Directions:
    1.) Mix together cocoa, sugars, and oil. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the rest of the ingredients one by one while mixing.
    2.) Cover dough and chill for at least 4 hours
    3.) Roll dough into one inch balls. Coat each ball in confectioners' sugar and place them onto cookie sheets.
    4.) Bake at 350F for 12 minutes. Let stand on the cookie sheet for a minute before transferring to wire racks to cool.

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    Friday, May 13, 2016

    Bella's Chocolate Cupcake

    Bella's Chocolate Cupcake has 1 cup less sugar and 1/2 cup less butter than most recipe's. Just because we love our little ones and we wanted to give them treats once in a while. Bella loves it so much that whenever we make them, she brings one to school everyday until they're gone.

    Ingredients:
    • 3 1/3 cup flour
    • 1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa (I buy mine at Trader Joe's)
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 1 Tbsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 8 oz (2 sticks) melted butter
    • 1 1/2 cup Plain Greek Yogurt
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 1 tsp vanilla
    • 4 large eggs

    Directions:
    1.) Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl adding each ingredient at a time while slowly mixing.
    2.) Scoop batter into baking cups (half filled)
    3.) Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. You'll make about 36 regular sized cupcakes.

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    Thursday, January 21, 2016

    Chocolate Chunk Cookies

    Got Chocolate Chunks? Try this soft and sweet cookies ....
    (with way less sugar than most cookie recipes)

    Ingredients:
    • 3 cups flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 1/4 sticks melted butter
    • 1 cup brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar 
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
    • 1 cup Trader Joe's Semi Sweet Chocolate Chunks

    Directions:
    1.) Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl adding each ingredient at a time while slowly mixing with a fork.
    2.) Scoop 1/4 cup batter for each cookie and place them on battered baking sheet.
    3.) Bake at 375F for 10-13 minutes. You'll make about medium size 22 cookies.

    Enjoy!

    Saturday, November 7, 2015

    Tropical Rum

    Yes I know this should be on Poksdrink or something. But my husband begged to put his newly discovered cocktail online. I have to admit, this is pretty good.

    Ingredients:
    1 ounce rum
    2 ounces ginger ale
    1/4 ounce fresh green coconut water
    1 lime wedge
    add ice (mix or blend)

    Wednesday, June 3, 2015

    Fluffy Pancakes

    Fluffy and Moist pancakes!

    Ingredients:
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1 cup flour
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1 egg
    • butter

    Directions:
    1.) Combine milk and vinegar in a medium mixing bowl and set aside for 5 mins.
    2.) Add all the remaining ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    3.) Pour batter (1/4 cupfuls) into a buttered pan. Cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula and cook until browned on the other side.


    Enjoy with maple syrup!

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    Banana Bread

    Perfect Sweetness, Fluffy, No Butter.

    Ingredients:
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 3/4 cups apple sauce
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 ripe bananas
    • 1 tbsp milk
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 cups flour
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 tsp salt

    Directions:
    1.) Cream sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl.

    2.) Add all the remaining ingredients one at a time, beating well after each addition.
    3.) Pour batter into a buttered loaf pan and bake for an hour at 325 F.

    Enjoy while it's warm!

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015

    Crispy Baked Chicken Wings

    Easiest, Crispiest, and Healthiest Chicken Wings you'll ever make.

    Ingredients:
    Crispy Wings:
    • 4 lbs chicken wings
    • 2 tbsp baking powder
    • 1 tsp salt

    Honey Garlic Sauce:
    • 4 tbsp honey
    • 2 tbsp soy sauce
    • 2 tsp vinegar
    • 3 garlic cloves, minced


    Directions:


    1.) Pat the wings dry then toss in baking powder and salt.
    2.) Bake for 30 mins. at 250 F on the lower rack.
    3.) Move wings to the upper rack and bake for 40-50 mins. at 425 F
    4.) Place Honey Garlic Sauce ingredients in a bowl and toss the wings in.

    Enjoy your crispy honey wings with fresh carrots and celery sticks.