Saturday, February 26, 2011

Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies

My sister wrote me an email asking for a peanut butter cookie recipe.  She doesn’t like cooking like I do, and so I gave her this recipe and she replied that I knew her well.  With just 4 ingredients, it cannot get much easier. If you like, you can use just one kind of sugar, bringing it down to just 3 ingredients, but I like the variety of the two sugars. This can also be done by hand, if you do not have an electric mixer, or don't feel like cleaning it. It can also be halved easily for a smaller batch.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Product Recommendation- Macaroni Grill's Penne Rustica

I love this stuff, can't get enough. Romano's Macaroni Grill's Penne Rustica- al dente' pasta with a savory rosemary Parmesan cream sauce with sauted chicken, shrimp, and salty aged prosciutto.

 When ordering, I usually get it without the roasted red peppers on top in case it has skin on it still.  If you tell them you are yeast intolerant, they should clean off the area before preparing your food to avoid cross contamination.

And of course, skip the bread. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

This takes all the goodness of Chicken Cordon Bleu and turns it into an easy pasta dish.  It goes great paired with a fresh salad tossed in a lemony dressing.
Tyson's Frozen Crispy Chicken Strips can be substituted for fresh chicken preparation.  Be sure to check the package as only the crispy strips variety are yeast free as the rest have yeast for some unknown reason. Cook per package directions.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Product Recommendations- Arby's Chocolate Turnover

When I want a rich delicious dessert treat while out and about, one of my favorite safe goodies is Arby's Chocolate Turnover. There is no yeast, no leavening, just light flaky puff-pastry and creamy rich chocolate. In fact, I just devoured one before remembering that I intended to take a picture of the next one I got, so I have this stock googled picture.

At just a dollar, it is a wonderful deal and so tasty!

For the record, although Arby's makes two other flavors of turnovers, this is the only one that is yeast free.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Perfect Waffles

It is important to give the eggs enough time to inflate and to fold them carefully, as that is what leavens this sweet fluffy waffle. Top with strawberries, sliced and macerated with sugar over night, and whipped cream for a special breakfast, or your favorite syrup for every day. Extras can be frozen and reheated later.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Barbecue Steak Tacos

This recipe can be done with chicken or steak. Using the breast of a rotisserie chicken (sliced) makes it much quicker.  The barbecue sauce is not a traditional tomato based sauce, but is a sweet and hot glaze made in the pan.

*If you want to use rotisserie chicken instead of steak, simply warm up the chicken over medium high heat and start at the third step (where you add the spices to the pan).

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Product Recommendation- Nutella

Nutella is a great treat made of cocoa and hazelnuts. It is wonderful by the spoonful, or on a cookie, or piece of pound cake, or even with ice cream. It can also be used to make chocolate turnovers using pre-made pie crust or a chocolate hazelnut croissant by rolling it in puff pastry!

I used to eat Nutella as a kid and am glad I can still enjoy it.