Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

chocolate peanut butter cookies

Oh my, these cookies are awesome!  I normally don’t like too much chocolate and peanut butter but these cookies are addictive.  They turned out so soft and dense with a kind of cake like texture.  I was worried at first because the dough is sort of dry and stiff.  I had a hard time stirring in the chocolate peanut butter chips.  My husband had to muscle thru it for me.  But they turn out perfect once you roll them and bake them.  I made mine pretty large so I only got 24 cookies out of the recipe.  But beware, you really can’t eat just one of them!

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Mint Oreo Homemade Ice Cream

homemade mint oreo ice cream

The other day I happened to be watching The Neely’s on the Food Network when something caught my eye.  They were making homemade mint ice cream with condensed milk as the base.  I’d never heard of that before so I stopped what I was doing and paid attention.

I couldn’t believe how easy this was to make.  Only 4 ingredients plus a little green food coloring and you’ve got homemade mint Oreo ice cream.  Genius!   The ice cream is thick, sweet and creamy.  A little goes a very long way!

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Easy Tomato Pasta Sauce

easy pasta sauce recipe

My first attempt at homemade spaghetti sauce was so successful that it gave me the courage to try another tomato sauce recipe.  I liked my first pasta sauce recipe but it was a little to chunky for my husband’s liking.  This simple homemade tomato sauce recipe has about half of the ingredients and is actually tastier.  After cooking the sauce for an hour, process it in a food processor to achieve a smooth texture.

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Honey Lime Grilled Chicken Breasts

honey lime grilled chicken

Chicken, chicken, chicken.  So much chicken all of the time!  But, marinades make simple chicken breasts  into something extra delicious.  And this honey lime grilled chicken is so good!  We loved this recipe, it quickly rose to the top of our most liked list.  The fresh lime juice and honey gives this chicken a yummy sweetness while the spices give it a touch of heat.  I’ll tell you, I give this 2 thumbs up and encourage you to give it a try.

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Homemade Sour Cream Bread

homemade sour cream bread

I have to say that I absolutely love the scent of fresh baked bread.  There is nothing better than walking into a house with the aroma of homemade baked bread in the air.  It reminds me of my grandparent’s house which always seemed to smell like fresh baked bread.  With that said, I’d always been fearful to attempt baking my own bread.  That was until I came across this really simple sour cream bread recipe.

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