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Coconut Oat Protein Bites | Yeah…imma eat that. I wanted pancakes for breakfast. So I made a protein pancakes and they turned out gorgeous! Then I tasted them. To say the least, they left MUCH to be desired. They were so beyond dense. For a second, I thought that maybe these dense pancakes could be a great thing. I’m not sure what went wrong. They had potential. A great future ahead of them. I had high hopes for the first bite. And the worst part was that these pancakes smelled completely fabulous. So I was hungry, annoyed and pancake-less. And at that point, all I wanted was something that I could make and eat within 10 minutes. So I mixed up some oats and peanut butter and the cookie bite was born. Cookies for breakfast are always a happy thing.

Unless it’s your birthday. Coconut Oat Protein Cookie Bites makes 16 cookie bites 2/3 cup oats 1 scoop vanilla protein powder (1/4 cup) Scant 1/8 tsp salt 2 Tbsp Peanut Butter (no salt added) 4 Tbsp applesauce 4 Tbsp shredded coconut, unsweetened In a bowl combine the oats, protein powder and salt. Drinkify. Most favorited last 7 days. Stuffed Nutella French Toast with Strawberries. Now that the Super Bowl is over, I’m ready to share a few Valentine’s Day goodies with all of you.

I know that not everyone celebrates it, many saying it’s just a consumer driven holiday, etc. I thought the same thing until I realized that Valentine’s Day can be more than just a romantic holiday when you make it about all the people you love. If I were closer to my family, I can promise you I’d make them something special. Since I’m not, and since Eric and I are expecting a little one in less than a month (eek!) , I decided to make the best of this holiday by making some seriously delicious treats that I’ll be sharing throughout the week.

This French toast is obviously meant to be a breakfast item, but it could easily double as a dessert. Nutella Stuffed French Toast with Strawberries Serves 4 Directions: Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Cut a pocket into each slice of bread, taking care not to cut all the way through. Source: Adapted from Annie’s Eats. Five-Minute (Healthy) Chunky Monkey Ice Cream. Fluffernutter Bars | Bakers Royale - StumbleUpon. I should warn this is basically Fluffernutter on steroids, so aside from melting marshmallows and folding in some peanut butter, I also threw in chopped up Nutter Butter, chopped up Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and mini marshmallows. It’s like peanut butter fudge meets a Fluffernutter. Fluffernutter Bars This past weekend was madness for us.

I came from work on Friday night and Matt stopped me before I could come in to tell me some heartbreaking and painful news that’s too difficult to share until we can resolve it. Thank goodness for baking and blogging to calm my racing mind while I wait for Monday to come. Cole has no idea what is going on, but I still wanted to give him a little piece of sweet happiness, so I made these bars for him since he absolutely loves Fluffernutter. A few notes: To shortcut the hands on time and avoid chopping up the regular size Reese’s cups, use mini Reese’s cups.The Fluffernutter Bars can be prepared a day in advance and will keep for up to 2 days once made.

Homemade Snickers Bars | How Sweet It Is - StumbleUpon. Insanity. That’s what this is. Pure In.San.It.TEEEEE. You know those days when you’re in desperate need of sugar and you’ve already downed more gummy vitamins than recommended while seriously considering how many more you can ingest without causing severe harm to your internal organs? They’re just so gooooood. Well… in that case you should make some homemade snickers bars. Because I definitely did that. And I KNOW you know what I’m talking about. I spent the majority of my pre-pubescent and adolescent years scheming just how I would be able to steal my brothers’ Halloween candy. Then I went through a SERIOUS phase of those Snickers ice cream bars. And that you can eat a million of them. These days, it’s rare that I crave actual candy, often preferring some chewy cookies or super rich cheesecake or a bar of amazing chocolate that costs thrice as much as the recent organic meyer lemons I purchased.

They are the peanut butter to my jelly. The salt to my pepper. The broccoli to my… wait, no. The Infamous Jacques Torres Chocolate Chip Cookies - StumbleUpon. Now, I have a chocolate chip cookie recipe that I swear by. I love it, I think it is incredible, and I haven’t changed my mind about that. However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life.

I guess that’s why they call him Mr. Chocolate! These are a chocolate chip cookie of another color, that’s for sure. Either way, I made these and everyone that tried them went nuts. Edit: For more Jacques Torres deliciousness, check out my Jacques Torres Chocolate Mudslide Cookies! Your ingredients. Whisk together the cake flour, bread flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Beat together the butter and sugars, until light and fluffy, at least 3 minutes. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Add in the flour mixture, very gradually, until just moistened. Fold in your chocolate. Author: The Crepes of Wrath Prep time: Cook time: Baked Egg Boat recipe - StumbleUpon. Breakfast is my favorite meal. I like to drink iced coffee and watch the cream climb its way down the chunky ice cubes in a dazy before the caffeine hits. I like to order bacon with whatever I’m eating.

I like eating potatoes with ketchup. I like eggs over easy, and fluffy scrambled eggs. I pretty much like everything there is to like about breakfast. That is why I am pretty excited about these Baked Egg Boats. They are sooo easy to make. Baked Egg BoatsMakes 4 Ingredients: 4 demi sourdough baguettes 5 eggs 1/3 cup heavy cream 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped and fried until crisp 3 ounces gruyere cheese, grated 2 green onions, thinly slicedsalt and pepper to tasteDirections: 1. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip - What Megans Making - StumbleUpon. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip It’s time for a little confession. I realize this may get me shunned (especially in my hometown of Pittsburgh!)

, but….I don’t like football. I don’t like to watch it, I never liked playing football with my friends, I don’t even like playing catch with a football. I saw this recipe on Jessica’s blog and made it the very next day. *Note: Jessica also has variations of this dip on her blog. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip Ingredients:1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, softened 3/4 to 1 cup powdered sugar (*to taste) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips, plus extra for sprinklingDirections:In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Oreo and Peanut Butter Brownie Cakes | Picky Palate - StumbleUpon. Well these naughty little treats are well….naughty but oh so necessary. There are a bit like my Brownie Covered Oreo’s from last Christmas but enhanced with layers of peanut butter and a double decker stack of Oreos in each little brownie cake. They are simply prepared in cupcake liners. Hope you enjoy this ultra sweet little cake Ok, I have to brag about this brownie mix from Trader Joes for a second.

I know not everyone has a Trader Joes near by, however if you do, get a load of their ready to pour baking mix. I am in love! Other than a brownie mix, you just need some of your favorite peanut butter and some Oreos. Break out 24 Oreo Cookies. Some of your favorite peanut butter. Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter over Oreo #1. Press a second Oreo right on top One more teaspoon right on top. Place the little stack right into a cupcake lined muffin cup. Like so Take your brownie mix…. …and spoon a couple tablespoons right over top, letting it run around the edges of the cookies. Mmmm! 1. 2. Enjoy! Buttered Up: Sunshine Toast, because there's sun. Today is a rare day. Today, the sun is out and there is no gloom yet.

Gloom should move. It should reside somewhere else. It should move to the homes of people who ask for fake Rolexes with bad zircons. You'll need: 2 to 3 tablespoons of butter 1 slice of bread 1 egg Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste Use something small and with a round edge (like a glass or a cookie-cutter) to cut a hole out of the center of your bread. PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Hey there, darlin! I see you're new here. Check out my monthly newsletter, where I send out free recipes and giveaway lots of cookbooks and fun kitchen gadgets. I've also got a new book out, which I wrote to celebrate my favorite things ever: pasta and CHEESE. For Melt I've developed 75 inspired flavor combinations, ranging from fresh, cheesy salads to hearty casseroles to creamy stovetop macs. Love cheese? Then you'll love Melt. Why should you care about this PF Changs Lettuce Wraps Recipe? So you waited until the last minute to make reservations for Valentine’s Day, and everywhere is booked.

The way I see it, you have two options: try your chances downtown, or make something at home. This recipe is pretty easy – my friend Lisa made it just last week, and she downright hates to cook. You could even make this recipe with leftover chicken from another dish, if you’ve got some lying around. Wanna-be PF Chang’s Lettuce Wraps Recipe Author: Stephanie Stiavetti Recipe type: Entree Serves: 4. A Doctor's Kitchen by Deborah Chud, MD | Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Barbecue Rub.

Healthy Shrimp recipe, Healthy Spice Rub, Healthy Tex-Mex recipe, Protein, Seafood recipe, Shellfish recipe STRATEGY SESSION: By featuring shrimp in this recipe, I automatically keep total fat, saturated fat, and calories low. Because, in my opinion, the flavor of olive oil would not be compatible with this dish, I use macadamia nut oil, the healthiest of all neutral culinary oils. The holidays exhaust me. The weather in New England becomes a challenge and everything bogs down. The stores are crowded, the lines long; everyone seems grouchy. Cooking obligations multiply and quantities escalate. As I slog through the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, I notice that an increasing number of self-conversations begin “When this is over…” or “After the first of the year…”. At such times, I rely on recipes that require no thought and little effort.

I get two kinds of satisfaction from this practice. For a free taste of Trufflehead, you can download Trufflehead Starter. Baked Zucchiini Fries. Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta. My FAVORITE Chocolate Chip Cookie. I have experimented with countless recipes searching for that perfect chocolate chip cookie. The characteristics of the perfect cookie are a very personal matter, and here are my preferences: texture: chewy w. medium thickness --- everyone has their preference, and this is mine!

Chocolate to cookie ratio: 50/50 --- I really enjoy having a lot of chocolate in every bite chips vs. chunks: chunks --- I like sizeable pieces of chocolate in my cookie. type of chocolate: bittersweet --- I like using Valrhona 61% extra bitter nuts or other add-ins: NONE!! With the above criteria in mind, this recipe is the closest I've come to experiencing CCC perfection. . - Don't substitute the pastry and bread flours w. . - Hand chopped chocolate chunks, NOT premade chips - I will purchase a hunk of the best bittersweet chocolate that I can afford and hand cut them into chunks.

. - Chill the cookie dough at least 24 hours (I let my dough sit anywhere from 2-3 days) before baking. Garlicky Baked Fries. I’m never going to make garlic potato fries any other way. These garlic fries, win hands down as the best garlic french fries I’ve ever made. Plus they are baked – so I won’t feel too guilty if I make it every time I’m craving for some potato comfort. When I read that there is garlic infused oil involved, my heart skipped a beat (in a good way, not the way oil would otherwise treat your heart).

I got down to making them immediately. I used extra virgin olive oil instead of vegetable oil because I just love the aroma that garlic and olive oil combine to impart. And added to potatoes while baking – how could it be anything short of perfect? I also used more garlic to make my fries extra garlicky! Crispy golden baked fries These garlic fries are incredibly simple to make and are so full of flavour. Crunchy potato skin Garlic Fries Adapted from: Lottie + Doof Ingredients: Tools:Microplane to grating the garlic warm and soft interior Tagged as: garlic, garlic baked fries, savory bakes, sides.

Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich. A guacamole grilled cheese sandwich has been on my to try list for a while now and since I was making the bacon guacamole on the weekend I figured I would just pick up double the ingredients and make both. The basic idea behind this grilled cheese is quite simple and it started out with just adding guacamole to a grilled cheese but with the success of combining salty bacon-y magnificence with cool and creamy guacamole I could not resist adding a few slices of bacon to the sandwich. I also had some leftover corn tortilla chips from dipping on the weekend so I decided to crumble a few of them and add them to the sandwich for texture.

Like all grilled cheese sandwiches this one is pretty easy to make though you want to try to remember to pull the guacamole out of the fridge early so that it can come up to room temperature before adding it to the sandwich. Does this grilled cheese sandwich look good? Bacon Guacamole Grilled Cheese Sandwich Servings: makes 1 sandwich Printable Recipe Directions.