Friday, September 25, 2009

Simple Sesame Noodles

I saw this recipe on The Pioneer Woman this afternoon and IMMEDIATELY made them! Somehow I had all of the ingredients...who knows how. They are DELICIOUS and I would eat them all day and all night! I had a TON leftover, so I am going to be adding a stir-fry vegetable mix and some diced chicken for the full stir-fry meal. But, they are delicious by themselves.

12 ounces thin noodles, cooked and drained (angel hair, thin spaghetti, or Asian style)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
3 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
2 to 3 tablespoons pure sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon hot chile oil (I didn't use this)
4 to 5 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons hot water
3 to 4 green onions, sliced thin (if you have them)

Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions and toss.
Serve in a bowl with chopsticks. Yummy!

* From The Pioneer Woman.

PS: Did you all know that The Pioneer Woman's Cookbook is coming out at the end of October?? And did you also know that she's coming HERE to SLC to do a book-signing?!?! I'm SOOO THERE!!!

Chocolate Caramel Brownies

1 box devil's food cake mix

1/2 cup butter, melted

1 cup evaporated milk, divided

35 light caramels (about 10 oz), unwrapped

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine cake mix and butter. Stir it 2/3 cup evaporated milk (batter will be very thick). Spread half of the batter into greased 9by13 pan. Bake 15 minutes.

In a small saucepan, combine caramels and remaining 1/3 cup evaporated milk. Stir over low heat until caramels are melted. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the baked layer and then drizzle caramel mixture over top. Drop remaining batter by teaspoon-fulls over caramel mixture. Return to oven for 20 minutes (top layer will be soft). Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Very ooey-gooey and delicious!

*From Cookie Collection cookbook.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cinnamon Waffles

Oh boy...when Jami and I found this recipe, we made it 3 days in a row and now it's my go-to recipe for waffles...they are UNBEATABLE!

1 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 t cinnamon
1/2 cube butter (melted)
2 eggs
1 1/4 c milk
1 t vanilla
1/2 c applesauce

Mix together and cook in a waffle iron until golden brown.

*From Lisa Lyman's recipe box

Baked Chicken Burritos

These are a WINNER!! Don't be afraid of the sounds weird, but it's DELICIOUS!!

2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
1 small can diced green chilis
1 can chili (I only use Dennisons)
1 cup salsa
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used sharp)
salt, pepper to taste
chili powder to taste
8 flour tortillas

Mix chicken, cream cheese, diced green chilis, salt, pepper, and chili powder. Place in tortillas with a little cheese in each, using 1 cup. Roll up and place in baking dish. In a separate bowl mix chili and salsa. Top tortilla roll-ups with chili and salsa mix. Top with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Enjoy!!