Molten Deep Dish Cookie Bars!

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I am so excited to share this post with everyone! Krusteaz sent me some of their new products to test like the Molten Lava Cookies and Crumb Cake and I decided to make my own recipe with the two cookie boxes that I got. I liked chocolate and caramel and regular cookies with chocolate so I thought why couldn’t I combine the two in the bar together and add some peanut butter and chocolate chips to them? Crazy! The top part is like a brownie and the bottom is like a regular cookie, the best of both World’s!

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These took a little bit longer to bake in the oven than I thought it would being a double layer of cookie dough. I kept on testing the cookie batter with a tooth pick to see if it was clean and keeping track of the time it took to cook them. About 50 minutes at 350 degrees to bake. This is using two cookie batters after all. I love taking boxed mixes and seeing what I can come up! Once these cookie bars are done with I’m headed straight for the lemon bars!

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Ingredients

1 box of Krusteaz Molten Deep Dish Lava Coookie

1 box of Krusteaz Molten Deep Dish Chocolate Lava Coookie

1/2 cup of chocolate chips

1/2 cup of butterscotch chocolate chips

1/3 cup of peanut butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make both boxes of Krusteaz mix according to package directions in two separate bowls.

Add 1/2 cup of butterscotch chips to the chocolate mix.

Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and and 1/3 cup of peanut butter to the Krusteaz Molten Deep Dish Lava Coookie.

In a 8×8 baking press the Krusteaz Molten Deep Dish Lava Cookie mix into the bottom of a pan. Spread the chocolate fudge sauce evenly over the cookie batter. Next, press the chocolate cookie batter on top of the Molten Deep Dish Lava cookie batter. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Heat the caramel sauce in a microwave for 20 minutes and drizzle over the bars. Enjoy!

 

 

Trisha Yearwood’s Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars

 

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Does anyone like peanut butter and butterscotch? How bout together in a bar form with some healthy oats in it? That pretty much sounds like breakfast to me. Go ahead, I don’t care if you eat these bars for breakfast. I won’t tell anyone. :) The bar is made of peanut butter and oats and gets topped with butterscotch chips on top. I thought the butterscotch chips were going to melt in the oven but they didn’t. Then it gets topped with a peanut butter glaze made of powdered sugar, milk and peanut butter. Who can’t resist that? I sure can’t, love peanut butter and butter scotch!

 

 

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Ingredients

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature, plus more for greasing
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup quick-cooking oatmeal
6 ounces butterscotch chips (about 1 cup)
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
4 tablespoons milk

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-by-2-inch baking dish with butter.

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and 1/2 cup of the peanut butter. Add the egg and vanilla. Sift the flour with the baking soda and the salt. Mix the oatmeal into the flour and stir the flour into the creamed mixture. Spread the batter in the baking pan. Sprinkle the butterscotch chips over the batter and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until browned around the edges.

Whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, milk and the remaining 1/4 cup of the peanut butter until smooth, then spread the glaze evenly over the warm bars. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Read more about Trisha Yearwood’s Butterscotch Peanut Butter Bars at Food Network

Taco Bell’s Waffle Taco

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Have any of you tried the new waffle taco at Taco Bell yet? Taco Bell is about a 2 minute walk away from where I work at and sometimes I go there for lunch but now they have breakfast too. I know Taco Bell’s gets a bad rap because supposedly after you eat something from there it doesn’t last in your system long, too put it nicely. I don’t really care about any of that. :)

I had finished my waffle taco with delight that came with a hash brown and was pretty full. When I got done eating my waffle taco, I had found a container  of syrup that was in my bag and thought why didn’t I look through my whole bag to find this? The syrup would have made the waffle taco even better!

There are quite a few other items on Taco Bell’s menu that I want to like:

Bacon Breakfast Burrito

A.M Crunch Wrap with Bacon or Sausage

A.M Grilled Taco with Bacon or Sausage

Cinnabon delights

Their breakfast commercials are pretty funny. They interview a bunch of men named Ronalad Mcdonald and they all say I’m “Ronald Mcdonald, and I enjoyed Taco Bell’s new waffle taco!” Ha ha ha. I hope you enjoy my own version of the waffle taco. I used boxed waffle mix, cause let’s face it,  I’m lazy sometimes! :)

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Ingredients:

2 waffles (made from box or frozen)

3 eggs (scrambled)

1 cup of cooked sausage

4 tablespoons of cheddar cheese

syrup for topping

Directions:

Make waffles according to box mix or use frozen waffles and toast in a toaster. You can always make homemade waffles too. While the waffle are cooking scramble some eggs. Heat the sausage up in the microwave. Assemble the waffle taco. Top with scrambled eggs, sausage, cheese, and maple syrup. Enjoy!

 

Trisha Yearwood’s Country Quiche

Trisha Yearwood's Country Quiche

Trisha Yearwood’s Country Quiche

Trisha Yearwood's Country Quiche

Funny story. As most of you know who visit my blog regularly I love watching Food Network especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings when they show new shows. My website has a couple of Trisha Yearwood recipes like for instance her Peanut Butter Balls, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, and Chicken Tortilla soup. I just happened to be on my google analytics page when Food Network was showing a re-run of her show called Z-Girls and she makes the Chicken Tortilla casserole. There were quite a number of people visiting my page when that episode was airing and I just thought that was kind of funny and had to share. You guys sure like Trisha Yearwood recipes like I do and I just love this quiche!

This quiche has sausage, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese in it and is baked in the oven (without having to bake the pie crust first) at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. The egg mixture was done at that time, but the crust wasn’t really brown, however it was done. Next time I make this I’m not changing an ingredient with the recipe but just cooking the pie crust in the oven for a bit so that the crust turns a little brown. I like my pie crusts crispy!

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My dog wanted some of the quiche too. :)

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Recipe from Trisha Yearwood
Ingredients

1 pound ground pork sausage with sage
1 teaspoon baking powder
20 grape tomatoes, sliced in half and sprinkled with salt
6 large eggs
10 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
Salt and pepper
Two 9-inch unbaked frozen pie shells (set them out to thaw while preparing the other ingredients)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large skillet, cook the sausage until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Then remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk the baking powder, tomatoes and eggs together. Add the cooked sausage and the cheese to the egg mixture and stir together with a large spoon. Add salt and pepper and divide the mixture between both unbaked pie shells. Bake until the filling is set, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Cook’s Notes: To lighten up this quiche, use turkey sausage and egg substitute.

Garth likes this quiche with cheese tortellini. If you add tortellini, cover with egg or the pasta will burn when the quiche bakes.