Sunday, March 24, 2013

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

It's Palm Sunday, it's springtime and we are snowed in. Yes, you read it right... SNOW. We have around 6 inches or so now and what better way to spend it baking cookies! I decided to spruce up a basic oatmeal cookie recipe and add eggs (because it was weird not to) and BAM! These delicious cookies had all my boys coming back for seconds and thirds and forths. Packed with cinnamon and peanut butter butter goodness!

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

1 cup sugar
1 & 1/2 cup flour
2 cups Quick Cook Steel Oats
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 cup unsalted peanut butter
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup butter (2 sticks, softened)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a bowl, mix all ingredients above well, using hands is best. Roll into small balls and flatten wit fork on lined or greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 8-12 minutes (depending on size of cookies)

Optional - sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

Cool and enjoy!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Balsamic Tomato Braised Chicken

Needed a simple delicious meal tonight for dinner and decided to test my culinary skills and whip up a great dish in 30 minutes! Success! If your a fan of balsamic vinegar then this chicken will defiantly satisfy your taste buds! My whole family devoured it!

Balsamic Tomato Braised Chicken

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 8oz can of diced small tomatoes
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp garlic pepper
1tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1 tbsp 21 seasoning salute (Trader Joes exclusive)

Heat 2 turns of the pan of EVOO over medium high heat. Season chicken with salt and garlic pepper and brown in pan turning occasionally.

While chicken is browning, mix tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, thyme, oregano, 21 seasoning salute, and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl.

Dump mixture over chicken, cover, simmer over medium-medium low for about 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Bon appetite!