Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Recipe Round Up

Every year I set a goal of trying 1 new recipe a week (average). I've consistently beat that every year. This year, I tried 76 new recipes! Considering the chaos of the last few months, I'm very very happy with that.    Thanks to everyone who stops by, leaves comments, shares my posts on Pinterest.   Bring on 2016!

  1. Double Crunch Honey Garlic Chicken Breasts
  2. Meatball Sub Bubble Up Bake 
  3.  Peppermint White Russian
  4.  Irish Peppermint Pattie
  5.  Lasagna Panini
  6.  Weeknight Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner
  7. Lawnmower Tacos
  8. Baked Cinnamon Sugar Mini Donuts
  9. Blizzards & Beverages- Girl Scout Cookie Shooter variation
  10. Bacon Cheddar Panini with Sweet Mustard
  11.  Grape Jelly Meatballs (Superbowl 2015)
  12. Hot Ham and Cheese Party Rolls (Superbowl 2015)
  13. Cheeseburger Pockets (Superbowl 2015)
  14. Chocolate Banana Crinkle Muffins
  15. Graham Cracker Fried Chicken
  16. Cupid Floats
  17. Honey Rosemary Chicken
  18. Rosemary Orange Roasted Turkey Breast
  19. Stuffing waffles
  20. Million Dollar Spaghetti Casserole
  21. Slow Cooker Caribbean Beef Stew
  22. Hot Mint Cocoa Toddy
  23. Blueberry Muffin Waffles
  24. Barbecue Chicken Bread with Bacon, Red Onions and Cheddar
  25. Taco Bell Crunchwrap Supreme Copycat
  26. Chicken Picatta Pasta
  27. Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
  28. Crescent Cheeseburger Pie
  29. Baked Cheddar Dijon Chicken Tenders
  30. Maple Pepper Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
  31. Lemon Herb Roasted Potatoes 
  32.  April Fool's Prank- Jello instead of Juice!
  33. Southern Bird dogs
  34. Chicken Strips
  35.  Creamy Balsamic and Herb Chicken
  36. Pineapple Upside Down Donuts
  37.  Banana Bread Waffles
  38. One Pot Cheeseburger Casserole
  39. Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing
  40.  Savory Fried Chicken with hot sauce
  41. Cinco De Mayo "Sopapillas"
  42. Radish Cucumber Salad
  43. Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
  44. Chocolate Fudge Waffles
  45. Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
  46. BBQ Chicken Panini
  47. Boston Terriers
  48. BBQ Bacon Burgers
  49. Slow Cooked Corn on the Cob
  50. Chocolate Mousse Pie
  51. Basil Lemon Chicken
  52. Chocolate Cherry Blondies
  53. Cashew Crusted French Toast with Cherry Compote
  54. Zucchini Parmesan Waffles
  55. Chicken & Waffles
  56. Taco Stuffed Peppers
  57. Citrus Green Beans
  58. Fudgy Zucchini Brownies
  59. Rustic Vegetable Tart
  60. Cherry Tomato Corn Salad
  61. Bacon Topped Grilled Cheese
  62. Rich Mocha Poke Cake
  63. Peach Blueberry Muffins
  64. Apple Zucchini Bread
  65. Jalapeno Popper Quesadilla
  66. Caramel Apple Strudel
  67. Caramel Apple Cake Mix Donuts
  68. Sweet Apple Pancakes with Cider Syrup 
  69.  Caramel Apple Cheesecake Cookies
  70. Cheeseburger Gnocchi 
  71. Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins
  72. Orange Spice Carrots
  73. Apple Cider Pulled Pork
  74. Lemon Basil Chicken Rotini
  75. Cranberry Orange Pancakes
  76. Grinch Cookies

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Grinch Cookies

My heart had definitely been feeling two sizes too small this December.   I ran across these Grinch Cookies, and thought they perfectly summed up my mood.  The recipe is super simple and fast to come together.  Did my heart grow three sizes?  No, but I did find myself smiling and having fun.   Thanks so much to Sue for sending me the little red candy hearts and to Katrina for the recipe  :)  Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!




                     
* Exported from MasterCook *

                              Grinch Cookies


  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
  1                box  french vanilla cake mix (I used 15.25oz box)
     1/2           cup  vegetable oil
  2                     eggs
                        green food coloring -- 4 drops
                        Confectioners (powdered) sugar for dusting
                        Sprinkles or candies -- large heart-shaped

Heat oven to 350°.  

Mix together cake mix, food coloring, oil and eggs.    Place dough in the fridge to chill, about 15 minutes.    Drop by tablespoons into powdered sugar ( I use this small scoop ), roll to coat.   Press 1 heart into the top of each cookie.  Place on parchment lined cookie sheets.   Bake for 8 minutes,  you want them just set.   Let cool on the pan for 2 minutes.   Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Source:
  "http://www.inkatrinaskitchen.com/2013/12/grinch-cookies.html"