Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sahara & Megan's Sow Your Own Oats Cookies

There's a local bakery that makes DELICIOUS (but expensive) breads and pastries. Earlier this week, my friend, Sahara, came over to my house and brought a couple of their delicious oatmeal cookies. After enjoying them together, we decided to try to knock-off these cookies. Today, I purchased another of their oatmeal cookies called "Sow Your Oats Cookie" and we "dissected" the cookie and attempted to recreate it. Let's just say what we ended up with is extremely close to original cookie. We were both very impressed with ourselves that they turned out so close to the original. So, if you'd like to try a hearty, oatmeal cookie chalk full of goodness, make these today!

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
2 eggs

Mix in:
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 to 2 cups flour

2 cups oatmeal (try to use old fashioned oats or thick rolled oats)
3/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons flax seeds
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup chopped, pitted dates

Form into 1/4 cup balls of dough. Slightly flatten with hand. Only put four cookies per cookie sheet as they will spread.

Bake 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes until edges turn brown.

Recipe makes 13-15 extra large cookies.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

My friend, Carley, made this recipe for my friends and I the other week. She had just been watching my kids and when I arrived at her home, she had this meal prepared for us and it was so delicious! One of my other friends and I each had four multiple servings. It was seriously so good! If you want something quick, easy, and delicious, throw this together for dinner.

1 family can of cream of chicken soup
2 7 oz cans of diced green chillies
1 finely chopped onion (optional)
2 big chicken breasts diced (cooked)
extra spice add 1 can of jalapeƱo  (optional)
Mix together

Layer corn tortilla, then mixture, then shredded cheddar cheese. Repeat.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until hot throughout.