Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

  If you don’t know yet, I’m sure you will soon realize that I have quite the sweet-tooth! Today I experimented with trying to make a “healthier” cookie …. perhaps I should say “a better for you” cookie. I got some help from 83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions to replace some ingredients with a healthier one. I now give you, the Banana Chocolate Chip “better for you” Cookie! They remind me of the Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies I made! Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 1 cup mashed bananas (about 2 bananas) … Continue reading Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Homemade Chili

I looked back at my “Delicious Recipes” posts and realized that almost all of them are dessert recipes, and I get the most traffic to my blog when I post food related things. So this is an experiment, the following post is for some homemade chili that I made this month, that my family loved! AKA: Not A Dessert! I didn’t really start to like chili until this year! I know, I grew up and suddenly decided that chili wasn’t as bad as I thought. Haha! However, after making it a couple times, I have now realized that you can’t … Continue reading Homemade Chili

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been craving these since I got back home from Colorado! However, I was never able to make them until now. I was a little worried, my family didn’t seem to think that they would be very yummy; but I made them yesterday, and now they are gone!!!! These make a very soft cookie, and as you can tell from the picture on the left, the cookies do not flatten as you bake them. So, when you plop them on your cookie sheet, feel free to squish them flat to ensure less cooking time. Ingredients:1 cup canned pumpkin puree … Continue reading Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Red Velvet Brownies

For the Brownies: 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 1 oz Red Food Coloring 2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract 1/2 cup Butter, room temp 1 1/2 cups Sugar 2 Large Eggs 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour 1/4 teaspoon salt For the Decorations: Paper Powdered Sugar Small Strainer *Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8″ square pan with baking spray. *Bake for 30-40 minutes. So, I kinda cheat when I bake, and don’t really follow the instructions about mixing this in one bowl, and then this in another ….. so if you want the exact directions check out the recipe … Continue reading Red Velvet Brownies

Homemade Granola!

Since I’ve been out here in Colorado, I noticed I have become quite the fan of granola bars. As well as just plain granola in general. Today I decided to try to make my own, and apparently, it is something that doesn’t have an “exact” recipe. I sorta just winged it. Haha! 🙂 First you add the ‘dry’ ingredients together; old-fashioned oats, almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower and pumpkin seeds. I used about 2 cups of oats, and then 2 cups of nuts, in whichever mix you wish. Next you add the ‘wet’ ingredients; you should add about a 1/4 cup … Continue reading Homemade Granola!