Monday, September 28, 2015

Oriental Chicken Salad (Applebee's Copycat Salad)

1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 cup mayo
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon honey mustard (optional)

Romaine lettuce (chopped)
cabbage (purple and or green, chopped)
breaded chicken breast (sliced)
mandarin oranges
sliced almonds
crunchy rice noodles

Adapted from here.

Monday, September 14, 2015

No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Cooking time may need to be adapted for your elevation/humidity levels. If the cookies are dry and crumbly reduce the cooking time by 15-30 seconds. If the cookies do not harden, increase the cooking time by 15-30 seconds. Makes approximately 20 cookies.

1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
pinch salt
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cup quick oats

Stir the first set of ingredients (sugar through salt) in medium saucepan over medium heat. Once you see the first bubble forming, start the timer for 1.5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When the timer goes off, immediately remove the pan from heat and stir in peanut butter. Stir in oatmeal for one minute or until it starts to thicken a bit. Scoop quickly with small cookie scoop onto wax paper. Let cool at least one hour until set. Store in airtight container.