Saturday, July 28, 2012

What's for breakfast? Chocolate chip banana bread

Happy Saturday! Another great recipe from skinnytaste. Here is the Chocolate Chip banana bread recipe. It was not hard to make at all and my 3 year old loved it! It can also work as a great gift during the holidays. I might need to try it this year. I love how baking has become Jayden and mommy time. He loves to help out, and loves to lick the spatula even more! Katherine

Thursday, July 19, 2012

What's for dinner? Mushroom chicken and dessert

Chicken and mushroom in white wine sauce from Skinnytaste. Here is the link.

Red Velvet Wrinkle Cookies

I made chicken with mushroom in white wine sauce again. It is definetely one of my favorites from skinnytaste. I had more mushrooms this time and added cherry tomatoes. It was delicious!

Red Velvet Wrinkle Cookies
6 tbsp butter
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
1 box of Duncan Hines Signature Red Velvet cake mix
2 large eggs
1 tsp lemon zest

Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter, set aside to cool. Place powdered sugar and cornstarch in shallow dish. Mix with a fork to blend.
Place cake mix, cooled butter, eggs and lemon zest in large mixing bowl. Mix by hand until well blended and a dough forms. Form dough into 1-inch balls and roll in powdered sugar. Place on cool, ungreased baking sheets about 2 inches apart.
Bake one sheet at a time in center of oven for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Making cupcakes

I know making cupcakes seems like no big deal at all. Jayden and I have been making cupcakes together for a while now. It has become our thing that we do together. Kind of like a mother and son moment and enjoy spending that time with him. I ordered a cupcake set, with a new mixer, (no, not Kitchen aid, even though I do want one!) and cupcake making things. So, for my mom's birthday yesterday, Jayden and I baked cupcakes. As you will see from the pictures, he loves helping! He talks through the entire time asking questions about what I'm doing. And he loves to say, baking "sodaaa". And he loves sprinkles!
Needless to say, I used a box cake yesterday. I've been trying to make them from scratch lately, but I was running out of time. So, I found a way to fix box cake on Pinterest. Here is the link.
Here is the recipe.
Step 1: Look at the directions on the cake mix, Step 2: Add one more egg (or add 2 if you want it to be very rich), Step 3: Use melted butter instead of oil and double the amount, Step 4: Instead of water, use milk. Step 5: Mix well and bake for the time recommended on the box.

They were so good! One thing, watch the time you make cupcakes, as I overcooked them a bit.

Monday, July 9, 2012

What's for dinner? Chicken in wine garlic sauce

Ok, so I need to get back on the wagon and start my skinnytaste cooking again. I make Chicken and mushrooms in wine garlic sauce tonight for dinner. It was delicious! Gina's recipes are always so good! You can view the recipe here. I am on a mushroom roll so I will be making recipes with mushrooms in these next couple of weeks.