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Archive for the month “January, 2013”

Cookie Dough Brownies

So, this recipe basically consists of two parts. Brownie and eggless cookie dough on top.

I made a poor college girl adjustment to this recipe. Now, I love making things from scratch as much as the next person, but making brownies from scratch is expensive. Baking chocolate alone is almost five bucks. So, I said forget that and grabbed the two dollar box brownies mix. And it still tastes just as good.

The cookie dough part is really good, except it was a little sticky, so I had some difficulty spreading it over the brownie layer, but it worked out pretty well in the end.



Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake

My roommates and I are trying this thing where we make real food on the weekends and see how long it can last us during the week. Basically, it’s an attempt at not eating ramen or chef boyardee all week/not eating out.

So, this is my contribution to that haha. I was super excited to make this because it’s the hardest main dish type thing that I’ve ever tried to make, and it sounded really good.

Making it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be though. I somehow managed to cook chicken, boil noodles, and start the sauce all at the same time, so that was fun.

Speaking of the sauce, it was the most interesting assortment of ingredients that I’ve ever put together. Alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta cheese, 2 eggs, parmesan cheese, and parsley. Yeah, I know, listed like that it doesn’t sound very good, but it actually is! My one roommate thought it was a little too cheesy, but I liked it, so that was a personal preference thing.

But yeah, overall, I really like this one. If I were to make it again, the only changes I would make is I would put more chicken in. The recipe calls for three cups, and you can’t really measure that when you’re buying that in a store…so I just went with a pound and a half, and it needed more than that. Also, I would decrease the amount of parsley. A fourth of a cup was too much. But yay, at least it tastes good haha




So, after three weeks of break and a week in Michigan for the American College Theatre Festival, I’m back at school.

My roommates and I are trying to start a tradition where we make food once a week, to try and make the leftovers last as long as possible, it’s an effort to not eat out as much.

So, I’m hoping to update at least once a week as this semester goes on.

Until then!

Cinnamon Roll Sugar Cookies

So…these were kind of a fail haha.

So, I was going to make these for the annual NYE potluck/party I have at my house. I made the dough part, and then I saw that the rest of the recipe was more complicated for the amount of counter space I had (since my friends contributions were already taking up most of the kitchen)…and for the amount of daiquiris I had already drank haha

So, I put the dough in the fridge, the recipe says it’s better upon chilling anyway.

So, yesterday, I take the dough out to finish making them, and this dough was so incredibly sticky, I couldn’t work with it at all. I checked, I made the dough right. Is it possible I let them chill too long?…Which sounds weird.

But both my mom and my sister tried to help me with the rest of the recipe, but the dough was just way too difficult to work with. It stuck to everything, no matter how much flour I used on the cutting board, my hands,or the dough itself.

So, my sister ended up rolling them into little balls and throwing them in the oven. I dumped the rest of the dough out…too much hassle to make a second batch, and decided to not even make the icing that goes over them.

So, I take them out of the oven, they looked ok, but they were really bland tasting.

So, this was a total fail haha. Oh well, onto the next!



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