Monday, March 30, 2009

Apple Crisp

3-4 apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 c rolled oats
1/2 c brown sugar
1/4 c flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x9 or 8x8 baking dish. Put in sliced apples.
In a separate bowl mix oats, brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture is mostly even and crumbly. Sprinkle mixture on top of fruit and bake for 40 minutes.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Everyday Waffles

These we make about every other Saturday. I don't beat the eggs, even though the directions say to. I usually just mix it all together and it comes out yummy anyway. Our favorite is with peanut butter and syrup.

2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat waffle iron. Beat eggs in large bowl with hand beater until fluffy. Beat in flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla, just until smooth.
Spray preheated waffle iron with non-stick cooking spray. Pour mix onto hot waffle iron. Cook until golden brown. Serve hot.

Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

This is an awesome spin on regular peanut butter chip cookies. Much more substance. These might be my new favorites!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups dark brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 cups peanut butter chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, salt and peanut butter. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flours and baking soda; stir into the batter to form a dough. Mix in the peanut butter chips and walnuts. Scoop mounds of dough as large as two tablespoons onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be at least 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until well risen and brown. Do not overbake they will firm up a little as they cool. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.