My guys are very susceptible to advertising. They've seen the new Papa John's commercials advertising the Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie and they asked if I could make one. I don't have an oven proof skillet or pizza pan, so I scoured the web for one I could do in a cake pan. I found this recipe on That's So Yummy and it was perfect since I only had 1 egg.
This is a great fix for a chocolate chip cookie craving without making a huge batch, scooping dough and then babysitting cookie sheets!
Absolutely no changes to the recipe. Well, that's not exactly true, it said to let it cool for 4 hours and we just couldn't wait that long!
It's getting to be that time of year, where every garden and farm is bursting with zucchini. I absolutely love it because it is so versatile. It's great in savory dishes or desserts. And if you peel it before you bake with it, your picky family will never even know it's there!
I originally had planned on doing a savory dish, but I got a crazy craving for chocolate cake. My son's birthday is coming up, but he wants ice cream cake, so I decided that I would make cupcakes now. I looked through my pinterest board and jackpot! Chocolate cupcakes with zucchini AND carrots! That practically makes them health food, right? ;)
I only made one change to the recipe and that was to use dark cocoa powder instead of regular. It was what I had on hand. I used a Salad Shooter to shred the veggies. Ever heard of one of those? I don't even know if they make them anymore, but I love them when I'm shredding stuff, especially carrots.
I've been making this recipe since July 2011, it's a family favorite. Next to chicken, the thing we eat most around here is ground beef. Jake's an odd duck- he'll eat tacos til the cows come home, but he is 50/50 on eating burgers. I thought this would be a great meal to please everyone and it really is.
I mix everything inside a ziptop bag, kneading from the outside to keep my hands clean. I've got two sets of burger presses, square and round. They make nice uniform patties. Sometimes I use cheddar, sometimes I use pepper jack. On mine, I use a dollop of salsa and sour cream. Such a nice change from plain burgers! Thank you so much to Linda L. for sharing the recipe!