Archive for April, 2011

Nutella Cookie Do Crumble

April 5, 2011

So I know I promised all of you my grandmother’s meat loaf recipe, and don’t worry, that’s coming too, but I can post that any time…  Today I have the unique pleasure of posting a new recipe of mine, dedicated to a very special someone.  A very special someone who has, up until today, been known to the world as Cookie Do.

One of my very best friends in the whole world is pregnant, and as her last name is Do, the little one inside’s nick name, has been “Cookie Do”… way way way too many cute puns to be had there.  Today she and her husband found out that it’s a boy!  This wonderfully gooey cookie bar is dedicated to one Mister James William Do, with all the love and adoration in my heart :)

 

Nutella Cookie Do Crumble

3/4 c. butter

1/2 c. granulated sugar

3/4 c. packed brown sugar

1 Tbsp. vanilla

1 egg

2 c. all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

dash of salt

2 c. semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 c. nutella

1)  Heat oven to 350°F.

2)  In large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.

3)  Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff).

4)  Stir in chocolate chips.

5)  Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of an 8X8 baking dish.

6)  Spread with nutella.

7)  crumble the rest of the dough on top.

8) Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown on top.

9)  Coo over James William.

 


Easiest Chocolate Mousse Ever!

April 1, 2011

Hellooooo my dearest readers!  I’m so sorry I’ve been gone – I’ve been baking recently, but for some reason just not motivated to post here.  But never fear – I’m back :D  After a brief respite, Wednesday night dinners have returned, and with them my creative cooking juices.  Last night I had the pleasure of not only cooking for the family, but for a lovely guest as well (I just love cooking for people who like food :)).

The meatloaf I made (my grandmother’s recipe) which will be posted later this week was followed by, as the title of this post implies, the easiest chocolate mousse ever.

I stumbled across this recipe first as a filling for cream puffs, but it wasn’t long before I started making it for dessert all on its own!  Two ingredients – that’s right, only two, and done in less than five minutes, this stuff is dangerous.  In fact I’m sure the waistline police will be outside my house within moments of me posting this recipe, but it has to be done!  Enjoy!

Easiest Chocolate Mousse

1 small box chocolate flavored instant pudding mix

2 cups (1 pint) heavy whipping cream

1)  Combine ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer or in a large bowl and beat until mixture comes into stiff peaks.

2)  Serve with fresh fruit (strawberries are great this time of year) and enjoy :)

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