Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What's Cooking Wednesday

I haven't posted a What's Cooking Wednesday for a week or two, so I figure I'm due.
Here's the thing though----what have I been cooking?
Allow me to show you.
 
This has been my breakfast.
 
This has been my lunch.
 You can click each image to read more about them if interested.

They taste good.  They're a meal replacement.  It's nice to have something quick and easy.  
In the mornings, I mix my own.  I sometimes add a banana and a little bit of natural peanut butter, and mix it with milk.  It's a long morning at school.  Our lunch time isn't until 12:30, and then if I have lunch duty, my lunch time isn't until 12:45.  Adding a little extra to it helps curb the appetite.  
I think that it's helped me lose a couple pounds so far--so yay! :)

BUT, you guys seem to like the What's Cooking Wednesdays for the sweet treats! 
Mind you, I haven't given up making them---but they always go to family, neighbors, or either my husband or I take them to work.  I don't want them here.  I mean when I can drink those AWESOME drinks above, why would I want something like this?

The picture is a little blurry---that's so it doesn't look so good to me from this end! ;)

But I bet you all would like to see that recipe, huh? :)
That brings me to What's Cooking Wednesday!

Today's Recipe:
Cake Batter Cookies

Now I've tried several varieties of cake batter cookies.  They are all similar with a few measurement differences, but my favorite so far has come from Sally's Baking Addiction.  
You can find the original recipe  HERE!

I don't have a lot of pictures of us making these cookies.  I say "us" because I like to bake with my OWN kids (son/daughter). 
We had a snow day last Wednesday and we found ourselves in the kitchen baking! :)

AND anytime I have "help" in the kitchen, my recipe is always modified from the original! 
For example, I asked my son to pour in about half a bag of white chocolate chips.  I was using Hershey brand, so I told him to squeeze the bag between the s and the h, and pour in the top half.  WELL, a whole bag of chocolate chips later, and we have a sweeter cookie! ;)  Then of course, I can never follow directions either (wonder who he gets it from), so our recipe used a whole bag of white chips, a cup of chocolate chips,  I used round confetti sprinkles---and PEANUT butter! ;)  
OHH MY!  
My coworkers complimented these all day long. 
*Note*  
I like to use round sprinkles, like this:
verses sprinkles like this:
I like the round sprinkles better because they don't "melt" as easy.  Sometimes when sprinkles are added to hot foods, the colors run together.  That's just my little tip.  

Here are a few pictures of our cookies.






Here's a printable recipe adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction.

 You can click the image above to download your copy.
and Scrappin' Doodles for the baking kid. :)

Now, I don't want you all to think I only make junk food and drink meal replacements! :)

This is a recipe that my hubby and I like, but don't make that often.  I had actually forgot about it until just a couple weeks ago when we were thinking of something quick to fix for supper.  

This is Fried Pork Ribs with Sweet Sauce served with rice. 
It's really good.  I didn't even adapt this recipe! :)
You can click HERE to find it. 
*My only suggestion, you may want to double the sauce for the recipe.*


Happy Cooking! :)

5 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! Those cookies look fabulous! If only we didn't have peanut and tree nut allergies in our house. Darn! Still, just looking at them... Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I think I measure chocolate chips about the same way as your son. If half a bag is good...then a whole bag must be fantastic.

    Brenda
    You Might Be a First Grader...

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  3. I keep pinning all of your healthy living ideas, but so far I haven't done anything. It has inspired me knowing that you are trying to get healthy too. Maybe it will give me some motivation.

    Thanks for the recipes, I know Delaney would like making the cookies. I think the pork ribs look terrific!

    Kelly
    I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

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  4. I always look forward to reading your posts!
    Marcy
    marcy_sundling@hotmail.com

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  5. Those cookies look delish! And I adore your blog! I just found your blog through Lovely Literacy & More's blog. I'm very excited that I did. I am your newest follower :)

    Rae
    Mindful Rambles

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