Simply Tasty, meet Tastefully Simple

My friend Tiff is a Tastefully Simple rep. They have really yummy dips, well actually everything they have is really yummy. A while ago I ordered the Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix and finally made it today. Instead of making muffins, I made Snickerdoodle cookies. They are sooooo good!

TS Snickerdoodle Cookies

1 Package of Cinnamon Muffin Melt Mix
6 TBSP of melted butter
1 Egg

1)Combine Butter, Muffin Mixture, and Egg in bowl until dough forms.
2)Pour packet of Cinnamon in shallow bowl.
2) Roll in 1in balls and then roll in the cinnamon mixture

Cook for 11 - 13 minutes at 400 degrees.

I switched this recipe up a bit. After my dough was formed I poured the majority of the cinnamon mixture in the dough and mixed it up. I just left a little bit of cinnamon in the shallow bowl for the coating. These cookies are moist and gooey and delicious.


A little bit of this, A little bit of that

I don't have class at all this week. YAY! I hope to do a few blog updates. Last night I was at the gym and saw a commercial for a casserole and deicded it looked delicious. I got home and looked through the freezer and pantry made myself a meal.

Veggie Casserole
(I have a picture.. it's just not uploaded!)

1 bag frozen mixed veggies (mine had potatoes, green beans, squash, and carrots)
2 cups frozen snap peas
1/2 box angel hair pasta - cooked
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 empty soup can full of water
French Fried Onions to taste
Parmesan Cheese to taste
Salt and Pepper to taste

1) Combine all veggies, pasta, soup, water, and salt and pepper. Bake at 425 until mixture is golden brown and slightly boiling

2) Stir in parmesan cheese. Top with french fried onions and parmesean cheese Bake for 10 more minutes.

3) Devour!

This was super easy and delicious. Next time I might add chicken and a box of corn muffin mix to the ingredients.


Maybe I should rename my blog?

Instead of Simply Tasty, it should be named "Misadventures in Cooking". I'm always making mistakes when I cook. I think it has something to do with the fact that I skim over recipes rather than really reading them.

I've been craving No-Bake Cookies for a few weeks, as soon as we got home Monday night, I decided to make them. I realized my sticks of butter are all frozen, so I take one out to melt a bit . I then looked at the recipe and realized, man, this calls for 2 cups of butter. Now, I think that amount sounds odd, but didn't check it again. So I melt my butter and start adding the other ingredients when I realized that the recipe only called for 1/2 cup of butter. DOH! Well needless to say my cookies didn't exactly turn out. I kept adding more oatmeal, PB, coconut, and coco to the mix but they just aren't setting. Don't get me wrong, they are delicious, but I have to keep them in the fridge.... Here is the correct, incredibly easy, recipe!

No Bake Cookies
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
½ cup coconut
3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 cups quick-cook oatmeal

Combine the sugar, milk, butter and cocoa powder in a large saucepan. Cook over high heat until it comes to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. Continue boiling for 1 minute, take off the stove, and mix in vanilla, peanut butter, coconut, and oats. Quickly drop in heaping tablespoon size amounts onto a sheet of tin foil or wax paper and place in fridge to let harden.

Here is a pic I stole from the net: