Sep 29, 2010

Ooey Gooeyyy Chocolate Chip Cookies...

Thick, chewy, and Oh so delicious! Thats what comes to mind whenever I bake these cookies. Once again, they may be so good, you will need to toss them in the garbage.. Waste NOT waist right ;)


Ingredients

2 Cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup melted butter
1 egg
1 egg yolk
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1tsp vanilla

1 cup chocolate chip cookies

Preheat oven @ 325 degrees f

Directions

Mix flour, salt, and baking soda- set aside
mix eggs brown sugar, and white sugar, butter
Add vanilla
Add the flour mix, until you get a nice cookie dough
Add chocolate chips

Put into balls set in baking tray, and put in freezer for about 5 minutes, put into preheated oven and allow to bake for 15-17 minutes.

This usually makes about 36 cookies, and I usually like to take half of it, and leave it in the freezer for another day :)

Enjoy




I have been baking these for a couple of years now... and they are always a winning combination, and people always ask for recipe, seconds, or both :)

Brownies so good, you need to throw them out!

Did I mention these are easy, delicious.. AND EASY! I am tellin gyou, i have made MANY brownies that had a lot of work involved.. these are easy.. and DELICIOUS! And yes, they are so bloody good you need to throw them out so you don't gain too much weight!

I found it on allrecipes.com ... and OH MY GOD I AM ON LOVE!!!

TIP- The trick here is NOT to over mix it.. mix it by hand! and I promise you, you can NOT fail! Yummilcious!


This pictures gives them no justice!

Brownies

1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder

Icing

3 tbs butter softened
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners sugar

Preheat oven to 350 f (175c)

Melt butter in saucepan, remove from heat, stir in sugar, eggs, 1 tsp vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, baking powder. Spread into prepared baking pan. 25-30 min.

Icing

Combine all the ingredients and frost brownies while still warm.

Serve alone, with ice cream, or whipped cream.

Enjoy


PS- They taste even better the second day! Yummy!
Sep 22, 2010

No Title...

Hello there my fellow bloggers and blogerretes! How has life been treating you? How was the end of a long summer? How was your Ramadan? Eid celebrations? I hope all was well.

On this side this is a few things that have happened....

I traveled for a few days this Eid, and had a nice change of weather... Felt a bit of freedom; although very short lived.

My daughter has become a very talkative little one, and wants to talk to anyone that she see's , and loves to tell people things abut our personal life. hmmm.. now I need a way to train her NOT to.. lol.. but I must admit its kinda cute.. especially since a few months ago, i was going crazy wanting her to talk.. and worried that she was simply not talking enough :)

My son, is nearly 1, and I am trying to plan his Mickey Mouse club house themed party. I do have a few issues.. as I want to invite friends and family... husbands, wives and children.  But as many may be aware its not really easy to have mixed parties here as some people will not attend. And I am honestly not bothered to plan 2 separate parties.. we shall see how it works out.. the house is more then big enough to hold many groups of people, but what happens with the pictures of the birthday cake? which group gets to cut the cake? who gets to witness my daughter blow out her brothers candles (I already know she will be doing the blowing.. lol)

I have been on a cooking, and baking rampage... and am actually enjoying it.


My weight-loss has stopped, as I have stopped working out... but I will back up and at it again...:)

Anyway.. my question today is... Gas or Electric Stove top? I have only ever really cooked on Electric, but some of the die hard cooks out there swear that Gas stoves make food taste better... what do you think?

Last note.... am I the only one who feels like she is stuck in her teenage years? I swear I still feel like I am 19! And I remember thinking that being in your 30's was old and ancient before! Whats happening??? Am I in age denial?


Sep 18, 2010

Saleeg


Ingredients

2 cups Egyptian Rice
4 cups water
I usually tend to use chicken breast, and its about 2 full chicken breast into 4 pieces.
about 6-8 cardamon pods
1 cinnamon stick
1tsp salt
1tsp black or white pepper
1/2 tsp cardamon powder (yes I love cardamon)
3tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups fresh milk (i use either low fat or the vital milk)
mistaka (A few pieces ground)


Directions

Put Everything above (except the butter, milk, mistika, and rice) into a pot and boil. When chicken is cooked, remove from water.

Broil chicken till golden brown (put whatever spices you like on it)

Add the rice to the water mixture, let boil for about 45 minutes till soft tender and veryyy mushy.

When rice is done, add the butter, milk and mistaka. Leave on stove for about 15-40 (I tend to leave it on longer, as my husband loves it very soft) minutes till desired tenderness and texture.

Pour into service dish, place chicken on top. (try to remove the cardamon and cinnamon while ur at it)

Tip- If you have the rice Maggi, you can use it instead of the spices

The side hot sauce

2 tomatoes and 2 chili peppers, salt and pepper. Blend and voila, you can enjoy your saleeg with some hot sauce.

PS- In this pic, I didn't broil the chicken, and just cut it up into small pieces
Sep 16, 2010

Kusa Ma7shi

Kusa Ma7shi
 
8 zuchinni with inside removed
1/2 lb ground beef
1/2 cup White rice
3 tsp minced garlic
1- 1 1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp dried mint
2 tbsp tomato paste
4 cups water
2 Maggi cubes
Parsley

In large bowl mix ground meat, rice, half the garlic amount, 
1 tbsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground pepper. 
 
In large pot add tomato paste, water, 
salt and Maggi cubes and bring to a simmer. 
 
Spoon in rice stuffing to the zuchinni 
Add remaining garlic and mint to sauce. 
 
Place the zuchinni in the  
the sauce. Cook for about 45minutes
Let sit in pot for about 30 min. 
 
Garnish with parsley.
 
Serve and Enjoy 

Pizza/hotdogs in a blanket/mini zaatar croissants

Fatayer  dough

2 cups flour
1 tbs yeast
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
2 tbsp oil
2 tbsp powdered milk
1/2- 1 cup Luke warm water
 
 
 
Add yeast to water, set aside for 5-10 minutes to disolve
Mix flour, salt, sugar, oil, and powdered milk.

Knead in the yeast mixture to the flour mixture till dough forms.
 
Place in a warm spot loosely covered for about an hour.


 
Pizza- Roll the dough, cut out small circles with a cup, spread with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese
Hot-dog- Roll dough, cut into triangle, place small hotdog's in the middle, and pinch dough towards the center
Mini Zaatar croissants- Roll dough, cut into triangles, put Zaatar in the middle of the cut dough, roll over in croissant shape, and sprinkle zaatar on top.

Bake for about 15 minutes...
 
 

Serve, Enjoy :)

Danderma's Muhalabiya

Danderma's Muhalabiya

3 Cups Milk
3 tbsp Corn Starch
1 tsp Ground Cardamon
Rose Water
5 tbsp Sugar
Pistachios
Saffron strands

Heat dash of rose water in microwave, add saffron
Hear 2.5 cups low fat vital milk
Add sugar to milk
In separate bowl mix corn starch to 1/2 cup milk. Whisk well.
Add the starch mix to milk when hot not boiling.
When mixture thickens add the saffron rose water and cardamon.
Mix well and leave on heat for 5 min.
Pour into serving bowls, garnish with pistachios. Put in fridge to set
for a few hours. Enjoy :)

9kg in 3 month

Yup... 9kg at 3 months is 3kg a month... I suck!

I have reached only half the weightloss I planned to. Ramadhan saw no workouts, but a 2 kg weight loss.. so that wasn't as bad as I thought (I was sure I would GAIN weight.. lol)..

So..... I still have a long way to go. I will continue the walk away the pounds, meal portions. I have yet to get the treadmill I sooo NEED, so when that finally arrives in my humble abode I will be one happy camper. My BIG behind needs some major work :)

I am out for now... and till the next post.. happy weight loss, and a more happy complete life to all <3
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