Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I'd Rather Eat Fun Food

I love to cook fun food. I think that's been one of my biggest cooking issues over the years. I'd rather cook a fun appetizer or a dessert than a main course. Probably because I prefer that kind of food. So here's a couple of my favorite "fun foods"! Hope you enjoy . . .

The first recipe is for a very delicious CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE! My children beg for these all year long.

In a Large Bowl or Mixer

1 cup butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
Cream all the above ingredients together and sit aside.

Mix in separate bowl
2 cups flour
2 eggs room temp
2 1/2 cups oats (powdered in the blender)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 T vanilla

Mix the 2 bowls of ingredients together. I use my hands.

Stir in 4 oz melted Hershey bar
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
12 oz. chocolate chips

Roll batter into small balls the size of golf balls.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 for 10 - 13 minutes depending on degree of crispiness you desire and your oven.

And finally, I love GUACAMOLE. Here's a delicious recipe

6 small avocados (don't get the big ones. They have no taste)
1 small red onion chopped fine
1/2 cup cilantro chopped
juice of half lime
juice of 1/4 orange
2-3 garlic cloves minced, depending on taste
1/2 small jalapeno pepper finely chopped (more or less depending on taste)
Salt (I use sea salt) to taste

Mash avocados together. I like to keep them a little chunky.
Add all other ingredients together. Add your favorite tortilla chip and VOILA!!

I'd keep tasting as you add the ingredients, just to make sure you like the taste.

Oh and one more tip. Keep the avocado seed in the bowl. It will keep it from turning brown.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week! See ya next Wednesday.


Maureen Lipinski said...

I LOVE making guacamole! Your recipe is similar to mine, but I add tomatoes. I will have to try the orange juice!

If I left the avocado pit in, I'd probably try to eat it.

Anonymous said...

Oh man those sound so yummy!!...
:( I'm hungery.

Jillian Cantor said...

These both sound yummy, but those cookies have so many steps I'd manage to ruin them for sure. I'm going to try out the guacamole -- one of my favorites!

Tracy Madison said...

I love chocolate chip cookies that have oatmeal in the recipe. I'm adding this to my must-bake list. As to the guacamole, I'd be the only person in the house to eat it...which, actually, might not be such a bad thing!

Lisa Patton said...

Ok guys, I forgot the tomatoes. thank you Maureen!