August 31, 2013

salty chocolate chip cookies

combine and set aside:
3/12 c flour
1 1/4 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder
1 1/2 t coarse salt

2 1/2 sticks butter
1 1/4 c brown sugar
1 c sugar

add to creamed mixture:
2 eggs
2 t vanilla

add dry ingredients to creamed mixture.  add a package of chocolate chips.

bake at 350 for 8-10 mins.

June 10, 2011

perfect chocolate chip cookies


2 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

½ tsp. baking soda

½ tsp. salt

12 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled until warm

1 cup brown sugar, packed

½ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 ½ cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

*optional- sea salt for sprinkling


Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions. Preheat oven 325°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk dry ingredients together in a medium bowl; set aside. With electric mixer, or by hand, mix butter and sugars until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg, yolk, and vanilla until combined. Add dry ingredients and beat at low-speed just until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Roll a scant half-cup of dough into a ball. Holding dough ball in fingertips of both hands, pull apart into two equal halves. Rotate halves 90 degrees and, with jagged surfaces facing up, place formed dough onto cookie sheet, leaving ample room between each ball. Sprinkle with sea salt. (optional)

Bake, reversing position of cookie sheets halfway through baking, until cookies are light golden brown and outer edges start to harden yet centers are still soft and puffy (approximately 11-14 minutes). Do not overbake.

Cool cookies on sheets until able to lift without breaking. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

June 9, 2011

pesto chicken

hawaiian delight casserole (aka hawaiian haystacks)

if no pressure cooker, cook chicken and rice. put in bowl. add sour cream and veggies. mix. pour into 9x13 dish. sprinkle cheese and chow mein over the top.

fruit smoothie

September 13, 2010

Chel's Banana Bread

3/4 C butter
1 1/2 C sugar
3 eggs
3 C flour
1 1/2 t baking soda
1 1/2 t salt
2 t vanilla
4 bananas
1 C chocolate chips or nuts or both (optional)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs. Add dry ingredients. Add vanilla and bananas.
350F, 50 mins. Makes 2 large loaves

July 23, 2010

Lemon Meringue Pie

This was AMAZING!! I don't know why she used a pressure cooker to mix/cook the filling. You could easily use a saucepan.

New York Style Cheesecake

She used a pressure cooker to bake the cheesecake. I would just find a recipe that tells you how to cook it in an oven.

Grasshopper Mint Brownies

The brownies were really good, but I didn't think any better than a box. The frosting, on the other hand, was superb. Half the recipe for 9x13.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies