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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (175ºC).

2. Line a cookie sheet or two with parchment.

3. Cream butter and sugars until creamy, then add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.

4. Add Peanut butter and continue to beat until combined.

5. Add flour, baking powder and salt and stir to combine.

6. Add chips and stir again.

7. Drop small spoonfuls of dough onto parchment (you should get a dozen per sheet).

8. Bake 12 minutes or until just golden.

9. Remove from oven and allow to rest on the sheet 1 minute before removing with a spatula.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Honey Balsamic Chicken

So I found this recipe online somewhere (honestly, I dunno where it was, I had printed it out a while ago) and just made it for the second time tonight (okay, okay, I burnt the sauce the first time). I was worried it would be too sweet, but it really just has a perfect touch of sweetness.

1 1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (four, 4 oz pieces)
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp honey

Combine first 4 ingredients; sprinkle over both sides of chicken.

Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook 7-8 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink.

Reduce heat to medium low, transfer chicken to serving platter; keep warm.

Add vinegar and honey to the pan. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until glaze thickens; stir constantly. (Glaze will bubble up as it's stirred)

Pour glaze over chicken and serve.

Number of Servings: 4