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Friday, December 19, 2014

Turkey Mozzarella Pic-nic Loaf

1 loaf round sourdough or shepherds bread
Italian dressing, about 2 Tbsp.
Fresh Spinach leaves, about 2 cups
Mozarella Cheese, about 1/2 cup (divided)
Red Onion, sliced thin
Turkey breast, 3/4 to 1 lb., sliced deli-thin
Tomato, sliced thin
1 Cucumber, peeled and sliced thin

Heat oven to 350 F

Cut off the top of the bread loaf and remove the center, leaving a 1/2 - inch cushion

Brush inside, including the bread-y part of the top, with dressing

Layer ingredients like so: Spinach, Cheese, onion, turkey, tomato, cucumber, more cheese*

Put the top back on and wrap in foil

Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees

Cool for 10 minutes; Cut loaf like a pie and serve.

*You may have to continue layering until the bread is full to the top.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Easy, Peasy... Pumkin, Squeezy?

I admit, most of the recipes I post are not complicated. In fact, personally, I think everything I've posted so far is not rocket science. But, at this stage of my life, cooking with little prep, and dirtying the least amount of dishes possible offers me convenience without sacrificing delicious-ness or nutrition (when applicable). ;)

These cookies are no different. As I have yet to get my own stand mixer, cake batter recipes are ideal because they don't require creaming sugars or combining large amounts of flour. Plus - you only have to dirty one bowl and no measuring spoons or measuring cups are required. Here's a recipe for, quite possibly, the easiest pumpkin cookies ever!

Cake Batter Punkin' Cookies

1 Box Spice Cake Mix
1 (15 oz.) canned Pumpkin (not canned pumpkin pie... although, why not try it?)
1 - 1 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips (with clean hands, you could just grab a handful or two and it would be enough).
2 Tbsp. pumpkin butter (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. 

Spoon tablespoon-ish-sized mounds onto a cookie sheet fitted with parchment paper or silicone mat. Bake for 15-18 minutes and let cool.