Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Chocolate Crinkles

My Visiting Teacher brought me some of these for Christmas and they are some of the best cookies ever... absolutely divine. I thought they were best on Day 2... they get a bit fudgier then. Oh, and don't go to Safeway or Von's for peanutbutter chips... THEY DON'T HAVE ANY... stupid grocery store... who doesn't have peanutbutter chips! (From the kitchen of Ruth James)

1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 squares unsweetened baker's chocolate
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour (I actually added just a bit less... you want your dough sticky so add slowly)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teas. salt
1 pkg. peanut butter chips
1 cup powdered sugar

Mix oil, chocolate (melted), and sugar. Blend in eggs, one at a time, until well mixed. Add vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into oil mixture. Add peanut butter chips. Chill several hours, or overnight. Drop teaspoons of dough into powdered sugar. Roll in sugar, shape into balls, and put on greased baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. Do not overbake!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Chicken Lo Mein

I tried this tonight and all my boys ate everything... even Caden! it was a bit different, but really good. The only thing I might change is a little less peanutbutter or a bit more dressing next time. Otherwise, it was yummy.

1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked
1/4 cup KRAFT Asian Toasted Sesame Dressing (Love this stuff!)
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen bell pepper and onion strips, thawed, drained
1/2 cup fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantro (Don't leave this out... it was sooo good)
2 Tbsp. chopped PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts

COOK spaghetti in large saucepan as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add chicken and garlic; stir-fry 3 min. or until chicken is no longer pink. Add peppers, onions, broth and peanut butter; stir-fry an additional 3 to 4 min. or until chicken is cooked through.

DRAIN spaghetti; return to pan. Add chicken mixture and soy sauce; mix well. Spoon onto serving platter; sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts.