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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Whole Wheat Bruschetta Pasta

Ugh! It's getting darker way too early now! Sorry for the horrible shadow...AGAIN! This pasta is definitely one for the adults, not kids. My kids just wanted to know where the meatballs were. You can make this as is or you can also add some grilled chicken in with it  for a more filling meal. It tastes great either way.

1 lb. wheat spaghetti, prepared (reserving 1/3 cup cooking liquid)
3-4 large tomatoes, diced
1 cup fresh packed basil, finely chopped
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. Balsamic vinegar
1 Tbsp. Red Wine vinegar
2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
grilled chicken (optional)

Combine all ingredients and toss to coat.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Caramel S'more Cups

I hope everyone had a fun Labor Day weekend! My family and I just got back from a fun week at Lake Powell and it's good to be back on solid ground again! I made these cookies before I left and am finally getting a chance to post them. They were as yummy as they look. You can't wrong with a chocolate chip cookie, rolos, marshmallows, and chocolate all in one! 

1 pouch of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
24 Rolos, unwrapped
72 mini marshmallows
1/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1. Spray 24 muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Make cookie dough as directed on package. Shape dough into 24 1 1/2" balls and place into muffin cups.
3. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 350 degrees, or until the edges begin to brown. Remove from oven; firmly press one rolo in the center of each cookie and top with 3 marshmallows. Bake 2-4 minutes longer or until marshmallows are puffy. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.
4. Once completely cooled, melt chocolate chips in a ziploc bag (about a minute). Cut of a corner of the bag and drizzle chocolate on each cookie. Let stand until hardened.