Friday, May 8, 2009

Oatmeal Cookies

Mmm. New oatmeal cookie recipe. I love my Bush Cookies, but a co-worker requested plain oatmeal raisin (I can't believe she doesn't want chocolate in them!!!), so I went hunting for a new recipe. I think I have a new favorite. These are wonderful (I think the whole tsp of salt has something to do with it).

The girls at work have come to recognize this as the goodie basket.

Soft Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
3 cups quick cooking oats
raisins or nuts (optional) (I used about 1.5 cups of raisins)

1. In a medium bowl, cream together white sugar, butter, and brown sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla.
2. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda,and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture. Mix in oats. If you are using nuts or raisins, mix into dough, combining well. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into balls, and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
4. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.Makes approx. 36-60 cookies, depending on how large or small you make them.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Yummy light pasta

I saw this recipe posted by Beantown Baker and had to give it a try myself. So Good!

I modified it a bit to take out the tomatoes (yuck!) and used the pasta and sausage I could find at the local store.

1 pkg veggie pasta
1 pkg turkey kielbasa
1 pkg presliced baby bellas
olive oil
1/2 package goat cheese
Chop up kielbasa and brown meat in a skillet. Set aside.
Saute the mushrooms in the same skillet. Add a small amount of olive oil to the pan if needed (I didn't).
At the same time, cook the noodles according the the package instructions.
Toss noodles, chicken and mushrooms together in a bowl.
Finally, stir in goat cheese and serve.
Nutritional Info:
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 376.1
Total Fat: 10.1 g
Cholesterol: 43.7 mg
Sodium: 615.6 mg
Total Carbs: 48.1 g
Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g
Protein: 19.5 g