Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

If you are trying to eat healthier these days, just look away. 
Look away.
Ok, for the rest of us -- even if you're a weight watcher who sees the value of A LITTLE REWARD FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE; IT'S NOT LIKE WE DO THIS EVERY DAY -- ahem.
These brownies are awesome.
They are perhaps the most decadent brownies you will ever eat, due to the luscious chocolate chip cookie dough-like topping schmeared liberally across the top.
Recipe, which I found in my Taste of Home's 2002 Annual Recipe cookbook, serves 48, as they are so rich you will want to cut them into itty bitty squares.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies
You're welcome.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sad Thai Noodle Dish

Hopes were dashed, sadly, as I bit into this promising-looking Thai Peanut Noodle dish with sugar snap peas and shrimp. 
Turns out the noodles were dry, dry, dry as there was no peanut sauce in this recipe, only peanutty, soy sauce-y water that you cooked the noodles in.
Sigh.  I have to give this one a fail.
Anyone have a good peanut sauce recipe to share?


Monday, March 5, 2012

Five-Minute Orange Marmalade

Oh how I heart five-minute recipes.
Even if they actually take ten.
Close enough, in my book.

This orange marmalade recipe, made in minutes in the microwave with just one orange and some sugar, is about as simple as they come.  And we can just keep that our little secret, 'kay?

Cut one orange into segments, peel and all.  Place segments in food processor and whirl away until peel is nice and chopped up.  If any peel escapes the blades' notice, you can fish it out with a spoon and dice it up on the cutting board.

Measure orange pulp/peel.  Pour it into a medium-size glass bowl; add the same amount of sugar as pulp mixture and stir.  Cover with glass top or paper towel.  Microwave at 50 percent power for 6 or 7 minutes, stopping every minute or two to stir.  You should notice mixture gradually thickening up a bit.  (It will never be completely thick until you refrigerate it, so don't keep microwaving past 7 minutes.)  Pour into jar, cool, then refrigerate until ready to use.

If you happen to have any of this around
slather on liberally.
Makes one small jar.