Okay, I know that this is a huge promise that not too many deliver on but seriously, I’ve been told, and I know, that these are some of the best of the best. This chocolate chip cookie recipe is one that my Grandma has been using for years and I guess I should ask her where she got it from.
These are chewy on the first, second, third, fourth, okay you get it, day. The trick is obviously to keep them in Ziploc bag. If you like a crispy cookie, these can be your thing too. Just cook for 1-2 minutes longer and don’t store it in the bag the first day. They don’t get overly dry, and they are just heaven! Customize the ingredients to your liking.
Combine your Crisco and sugars in a mixing bowl and cream together until it is fluffy. This to me is the all-important step. If this step isn’t right then the cookies will be a little weird. FYI, that is a cookie term. If you like the addition of walnuts or any kind of nut to your cookie, add it. I think that’s what makes this recipe so great. You can add anything to these chocolate chip cookies and they’ll be absolutely delicious.
I line my cookie sheets with my Silpat and scoop out the dough with my ice cream scoop. These don’t spread too far because of the shortening so a lot can fit on a sheet tray. Bake at 350 for 9 minutes, a little longer or shorter if you desire.
When you remove them from the oven, let them cool on the tray for 2 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack. You can thank me later!
These molasses ginger cookies have been a staple of ours for the Christmas season. Grab the easy, delicious recipe here. This is the best Christmas cookie you’ll ever have.
I’m excited to be partnering with some of my favorite food blogging friends today to bring you a virtual Christmas cookie exchange. We all love Christmas Cookie Exchange Parties because you go to the party with one kind of cookie, but come home with dozens of cookies to taste! There’s nothing better than seeing all of the cookies out on all of their plates and getting to go around and fill up your bags with other people’s delicious recipes. Here are 40+ delicious cookie exchange recipes so you can find the perfect cookie to take to the party this holiday season!
Here’s my recipe, some delicious Christmas Molasses Ginger Cookies! Who doesn’t love these warm spices during the fall months? These are always so good with a tall glass of ice cold milk. The trick to getting them flat is to push your cookies down before they’re in the oven so they can be pretty flat or else you’ll just get a big ball of cookie!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line your baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside a bowl of granulated sugar for later.
In a mixing bowl, cream together your shortening and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
Add your molasses and egg and mix until combined.
Add all your dry ingredients and spices then mix just until it is combined.
Lay out a piece of cling film and place your dough on it. Wrap into a ball and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Take your dough and form it into balls and roll in the granulated sugar.
Place on your baking sheet and press down gently with a cup to flatten the cookie.
Bake for 8-10 minutes and place on a cooling rack after one minute for optimum chewiness.
These molasses ginger crinkle cookies have always been a staple in our house for the holidays as well as my grandmas Chocolate Chip Cookies and our Vegetable Dip. We’re pretty lucky to have a cook like her in the family. Check out below for more cookies in the cookie exchange!
Be sure to follow along on the Cookie Exchange Pinterest board for year round cookie recipe inspirations!
There is nothing more warming than the tastes of chiles. Warm your palette with this delicious anaheim chile and cheddar cheese cornbread recipe.
I love soup on a cold day and I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. Potato soups are some of my favorite and Idahoan® Steakhouse® Soups makes some of the best powdered soup mix I’ve tried. I like to pair it with this delicious and easy cornbread. The trick is to roast the pepper beforehand. For an extra kick, leave the seeds in.If you don’t want to roast the pepper, that is just fine. The easy substitute is just a small can of green chiles that you can pick up for less than a $1. The reason I love Idahoan Steakhouse Soups is because you can get homemade, slow-cooked flavor in 5 minutes. I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for ways to help me save time now that I have children.Idahoan Steakhouse Soups come in 4 varieties; Loaded Potato, Creamy Potato(pictured), Cheddar Broccoli and Cheddar Potato. They use real, red Idaho potatoes with flavorful seasonings and rich cheeses to provide a creamy taste in every spoonful – and all you have to do is add water. Make this delicious chile and cheddar cheese cornbread to serve alongside this delicious soup. Here is the recipe.I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
MongolianBeef is one of my favorite Asian recipes. Create this dish using P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® sauces and have it become one of your favorite recipes too.
Not only is Chinese food one of the easiest cuisines to master, it’s also one of the tastiest. You just need the right ingredients and the right tools. Lucky for us we can buy this P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Sauce at our nearest Walmart store in the Asian aisle. Try this recipe to create the perfect authentic cuisine made easy.Slice your meat against the grain to get the most tender bite. What does slicing it against the grain mean? When you look at your cut of meat, you’ll see the lines of the grain. Lay the piece of meat so the grain goes left to right. You’ll now cut your meat vertically so that the the grain is short. After you’ve sliced your meat, throw it into a zipper bag with 2 tablespoons cornstarch and about a 1/2 cup of the P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce. Allow it to marinate for at least an hour. You’re now going to want to fry it in some oil. I used a small saucepan with about a 1/4” of oil. Add small amounts of meat at a time and cook them to get a crust on the meat. After partially cooking your meat, place it on a plate to the side. Preheat a large sauté pan and add all your meat along with your green onions. Add in a cup of your P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce and turn the burner on high. Bring your P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® Mongolian Sauce to a boil and continually stir. Allow the sauce to reduce and serve. This should take around 4-5 minutes. I made the perfect Jasmine Rice with my pressure cooker. Just add equal parts water and rice. Cook on low pressure for 12 minutes and do a natural release. Serve your Mongolian Beef alongside the rice and enjoy.
P.F. Chang’s Home Menu® sauces come in many varieties that can be customized to your own personal taste. Try the Teriyaki, Kung Pao or Sesame with any meat and you have the perfect authentic cuisine made easy to serve your family straight from home. Check out more recipes and inspiration here.
I love cashew chocolate clusters but it’s even easier in your Crock Pot. Make this delicious white chocolate cashew Halloween crock pot candy today!This post may contain affiliate links.
This recipe was so easy. We’ve all seen Crock Pot candy but this is a new twist on it. I’m so excited to be joining the ladies at Simple Simon for their Slow Cooker Spooktacular series. Head to the bottom of the post to find out how you can win one of your very own!Supplies
First, place your whole cashews in the Crock Pot. Then place the white almond bark on top. Then add your bag of white chocolate chips. Don’t stir just yet! Place your Crock Pot on low and cook it for about an hour. After an hour, go ahead and give it and stir. Some people will say to let it go for another hour but that burnt mine the first time. Just stir it until the chocolate is melted after that first initial hour and then scoop them.
Use an ice scream scoop or just two spoons and place it on some parchment paper to set.
While your chocolate is still warm, sprinkle your Halloween sprinkles on top. I created these fun candy boxes with my Cricut Maker and here is the link to the Design Space file if you want led to make your own on any Cricut. The paper is from My Minds Eye. My word of advice and something I learned the hard way ?, line your Crock Pot with some cling film or place something as a barrier if you have a hot spot. My hot spot is on one particular side about 2” up. I burned the candy that was in that area but I was also able to salvage a lot of it too.
This recipe can be customized for any holiday but Halloween is one of my favorites. It’s perfect as fall neighbor gifts or add Christmas sprinkles and pass them out then. Head here to Simple Simon to win your very own slow cooker. Good luck!
This Banana Cream Pie recipe is a delight with chocolate ganache and homemade Bahlsen Leibniz Biscuit crust. This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market and all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.
This recipe is a labor of love and it’s well worth the time and effort. I got most of the ingredients from Cost Plus World Market in their baking product section minus the Bahlsen biscuits that I grabbed in the cookie and cake aisle. You’re going to want to start with preparing your pudding. Take your pudding packets and place them in a saucepan. Add your sugar and milk and heat it over medium heat. Before it started thickening, I added one pureed banana for flavor. You can whisk the pudding by hand but it may end up clumpy while it cools so I recommend using a handheld mixer. Once your pudding has thickened, transfer it to a cool bowl and cover the top with some cling film. Place it directly on the pudding to avoid a skin forming. Let it set in the fridge for 2 hours. Next is your crust (and the best part), take a package of Balshen Liebetz Butter Cookies and pulse them to a crumb. Melt your butter and add your cookie crumbs along with the sugar and mix. Place it in a pie tin and bake for 5-7 minutes until golden. Set it aside and allow it to cool. Now let’s make the ganache. Heat up your cream in a small saucepan and pour it over your Guittard Chocolate Chips. Cover it for 5 minutes and then stir until it’s all combined. If your chocolate starts to cool before it’s incorporated into the cream, pop it in the microwave for 15 seconds at a time. Pour 1/8-1/4 cup of chocolate ganache over your cookie crust. You want to then swirl the pie pan so that the ganache covers the sides of the crust. You want just a light coating of the ganache. Refrigerate for 15 minutes so it can solidify. Remove the crust from the fridge and thinly slice two bananas. You’ll want to place those slices directly on the ganache. Next, add the pudding to the top of the banana slices. Place some cling film over the pudding and chill until you’re ready to serve.
Once you’re ready to serve your delicious Banana Cream Pie, add freshly whipped cream to the top. Make it even more decadent and add some banana chips for a little added texture.
Yum! You’ve got a delicious Banana Cream Pie recipe that your family will rave about for years.
This delicious Banana Cream Pie is perfect for any occasion. Layered with a creamy chocolate ganache, real bananas and banana pudding. It's sure to be a hit.
Course: Dessert, pie
Keyword: Banana Cream Pie Recipe, Banana Pie Recipe
3/4 cup heavy cream, warmed
1packageBahlsen Butter Biscuits
1/4cupbanana chips, optional
Preheat oven to 375. Pulse your Bahlsen Butter Biscuits to crumbs. Mix with your sugar and melted butter. Press into a 9" pie pan and bake for 5-7 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Prepare your packaged pudding according to package directions. Before the mixture comes to a boil, add in your pureed banana. Stir well and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Heat your cream over medium heat until hot, pour over your chocolate chips and cover for 5 minutes. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.
Once your biscuit crust is cool, pour about a 1/4 cup of ganache over the top. Swirl your crust so that the ganache covers the side of the crust. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
After your ganache has set, place the sliced bananas over the ganache. Add the pudding on top of the bananas and refrigerate until you're ready to serve
Mix your sugar and heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Spread or pipe the whipped cream on top of the pudding and place the banana chips for extra decoration. Serve along side the leftover ganache. This will stay well in your fridge for a day but it's best to prepare it the day of because the bananas may turn.
This vanilla bean blondie milkshake will be up there with some of the best and sweetest desserts you’ve ever had. Run to Walmart and grab the supplies.
Sometimes I make things that are super tasty. This vanilla bean ice cream and blondie milkshake are one of those things. I used the new Blue Bunny® Ice Cream Cakes available at Walmart and added some more blondies and caramel to the mix. For more than 80 years, Blue Bunny® has been bringing delicious ice cream made with fun, fresh ingredients to families—adding a little playfulness to any occasion and perfect for bringing the whole family together. This is exactly why I knew I wanted to create this delicious recipe using their ice cream. We will first begin with preparing your milkshake! Take the Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie cake and allow it to soften just a bit. Place that in your blender along with some milk and toffee bits. Next, after we’ve buzzed up our milkshakes, we’ll prepare our cups. Grab some cookie butter and spread it on the rim of your cup. I placed the sprinkles on a paper plate to make the rolling easier.Now drizzle your caramel syrup inside the rim and allow it to drip down the glass.Pour your delicious Blue Bunny® Vanilla Bean Blondie Milkshake into your glass and top with whipped cream, more sprinkles and some extra blondies if you’ve got them. The new Blue Bunny® treats give classic flavors a fun, unique twist and are perfect treats for the entire family! Be sure to try some of their newest releases of flavors, like Toffee Brownie Twist™ and Monster Cookie Mash available at Walmart nationwide. For more great recipes, be sure to head on over to Blue Bunny®.
This Instant Pot Roast Beef Dinner is a staple every week on Sundays after church. The Instant Pot makes the meat extra juicy and cooks it in no time.This post contains affiliate links. I receive a small commision at no extra cost to you. Thank you for your support.
Roast Beef on a Sunday is pretty much a staple in this house. I’ll buy it while it’s on sale and then if I remember, throw it in the Crock Pot in the morning before we head off to church. Who am I kidding anymore? I’m not that organized so the Instant Pot was the best thing I ever bought. I’m going to show you how I make my Instant Pot roast beef dinner. If your meat is frozen, just throw it in but if it’s thawed be sure to saute it so you can seal in the juices. I have the 7-in-1 6qt Instant Pot and I also have the 6-in-1. They’re both similar by the size and ease of use but I’d recommend the 7-in-1 even if you don’t think you’ll ever make yogurt. It’s just a more user-friendly machine. I place the heat on high and sauté for about 5 min each side after I’ve salt and peppered it up. You can put a little oil in the pan but I don’t have an issue with a little sticking to the bottom while I sauté.
Next, you’ll change the setting to manual and high pressure. You can’t just switch from one button to the other on the Instant Pot, you have to cancel the last function and then press the one you want. That’s probably my biggest issue with the Instant Pot. I like to add a Lipton Onion Soup packet and about 2 cups of beef broth. If you like your carrots a little mushy, this is the time to put them in as well. My baby likes mushy carrots. Check the lid and be sure that the sealing ring is not lifting in any areas and place that on your Instant Pot. Be sure the valve is set so it’ll close and wait for the Instant Pot to come to pressure. It takes a while for that to happen, maybe 10 min, but I usually like to help speed that along and add hot liquid and have my pan inside warmed up. After 35-40 min. you can either do a quick release or natural release. The QR is just going to give you a quicker satisfaction. I remove the carrots and pot roast out of the Instant Pot and set it aside. Next, put your Instant Pot back on sauté. Once it’s boiling, add your gravy mix. I like to use the McCormick brown gravy mix and just dump it as I go, no measuring. Whisk vigorously to remove all the lumps. You’ll have a yummy brown gravy that’s complete with all the bits from the pot roast and maybe have a few carrots mixed in there. That’s my favorite kind of gravy. Pour the gravy over your delicious, quick cooking, pot roast and serve with a side of yummy bread and the best ever mashed potatoes. Enjoy!
Make Sunday afternoons memorable with this classic Roast Beef dinner. Make it in a quarter of the time using your Instant Pot.
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Main Course, Roast Beef
1beef chuck roast
1packageLipton Onion Soup
McCormick Brown Gravy Mix
Brown the chuck roast on both sides on the saute high setting.
Pour in Lipton onion soup, beef broth and add your carrots.
Set the Instant Pot on manual high and seal the Instant Pot. Set it for 40 minutes.
Quick release the valve and remove the carrots and roast, set aside. Set the Instant Pot on saute high and pour in the McCormick brown gravy mix and whisk vigorously to break down the clumps. Keep an eye on it. If the gravy is too thick, add water and vice-versa. Just add to your desired gravy consistency. Enjoy!