Thursday, April 29, 2010

Simple Sesame Noodles

Thanks to my friend Jennifer for sharing this recipe! A nice easy side side or can be made into the main meal by eating some extra veggies and/or chicken/shrimp. We had it with some grilled pork chops and green beans. This was super easy to make!

Simple Sesame Noodles

12 ounces, fluid Thin Noodles, Cooked And Drained ( I used Udon noodles - I'd probably just use multi grain spaghetti next time)
¼ cups Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sugar
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
½ teaspoons Hot Chili Oil
4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
2 Tablespoons Hot Water
4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin

Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions and toss.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Bay View Cream Biscuits

A girls trip to a lovely bed & breakfast in Portsmouth, NH led me to this great versatile recipe. And it's SO easy to make... I've used it for breakfast with jelly, strawberry shortcakes or dinner rolls. Each time it fit the bill. And everytime I've made it I have great memories of a great weekend with the girls!

Bay View Cream Biscuits
Source: Portsmouth Harbor Inn & Spa

2C flour
1 Tbs baking powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1.5 C heavy cream

Preheat the oven to 425F
Combine the dry ingredients with a fork. Slowly add the cream stirring constanly. Gather the dough together – if it seems dry add a little more cream.

Place the dough on a lightly floured board and knead 4-5 times. Pat the dough into rectangle that is about 1 inch thick. Cut into 12 pieces and place on baking sheet.
Bake for 12 minutes until the tops are lightly browned.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Reeses Peanut Butter Egg Cookies

Should you find some extra Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs laying around your house around Easter (practically unfathomable, I know)... Here is a great idea to use them! I ran upon this recipe at Picky Palate. Made enough to enjoy & some to share!

Reese's Peanut Butter Egg Cookies
Source: Picky Palate

2 sticks softened butter

1 Cup packed brown sugar

1 Cup granulated sugar

3 Tablespoons corn syrup

2 large eggs plus 1 egg white

1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract

3 1/2 Cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 Cups chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs, 12 total eggs. You can also use regular Reeses Peanut Butter Cups


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a stand or electric mixer beat the butter, sugars and corn syrup until well combined….light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla until well combined.

2. In a large bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. Slowly add to wet ingredients along with the chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Eggs. Mix only until just combined. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough onto a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes until just turning golden around edges. Let cookies cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Eat with tall glass of milk!!

4 dozen cookies