Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Taco Seasoning

Taco Seasoning

1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Mix with 1 lb. ground meat of your choice. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

"Loaded" Peanut Butter Cookies

"Loaded" peanut butter cookies sound just as they are. Pack full of peanuts, peanut butter chips and Reese's pieces candies.


This is what I call the ultimate cookie.

"Loaded" Peanut Butter Cookie

1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/2 cup whole roasted unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup peanut butter baking chips
1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
(or you can buy all the mix in together, Sam's Choice makes a great mixture called Peanut Lovers' Blend)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Beat together in a large mixing bowl (or mixer), peanut butter, butter and both sugars.
Then add eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth and creamy.
Next, add flour, baking soda and salt to the wet mixture until combined.
Finally stir in the mix-ins of peanuts, peanut chips and Reese's Pieces.
You can use a spoon or cookie scoop, place on cookie sheet, be it greased or silicone baking mat, 1 inch apart. 
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes (depending how hot your oven gets, mine runs hotter).
Allow to cool for a couple minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

This mix is great if you don't feel like or you find that all the mix-ins bought separately can be costly.