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PB & B Bites

Shucks, I missed Chocolate Covered Anything Day!

Lindsay's Cooking Adventures

Tomorrow (December 16) is Chocolate Covered Anything Day. I’m celebrating with a super simple and healthy snack!

These are cute little peanut butter and banana sandwiches that are dipped in chocolate. You can dip the whole thing in chocolate but I liked the look of having it half/half.

I don’t even know if I can call this a recipe because it is so simple to make. It’s just a couple slices of banana with some peanut butter in between then dipped in melted chocolate. I used semi-sweet chocolate but you could use milk chocolate instead. I also added a little coconut oil to the chocolate to give it extra shine and crunch when you bite into it.

Biting into one of these is such a good experience. You should definitely let it sit out for a few minutes before digging in because the banana will be very frozen. But once…

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies


1 box chocolate cake mix

3/4 cup peanut butter

2 large eggs

3 tablespoons milk

1 cup peanut flavored chips, or any candy you desire


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Mix all ingredients (except for the candy pieces) with an electric mixer.

Stir in candy pieces by hand.

Form small to medium sized balls and press down gently to flatten.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Allow to cool and harden.

Garlic Thyme Studded Beef Tenderloin Roast with Red Wine Sauce — Cooking With Wine Blog

Garlic Thyme Stuffed Beef Tenderloin Roast The holiday season is the perfect time of year to make a nice beautiful roast. This year we are delighted to share one of our favorite Christmas Eve recipes with you! 1,764 more words

Garlic Thyme Studded Beef Tenderloin Roast with Red Wine Sauce — Cooking With Wine Blog

Grandmas’ Sugar Cookie Recipe

Nothing says Christmas like good old sugar cookies!

Words That Sing

The definition of a cookie is as follows: a small, sweet cake, typically round and flat and having a crisp or chewy texture. That pretty much sums up my Grandmas’ sugar cookies. The sugar cookies I am talking about have many different names but in our family, the official name is; Grandmas’ Sugar Cookies.

My two grandmas could not be more different than if they tried. My Mom’s mom was Irish, tall, and strong as an ox from her many years of working as a butcher. She grew up with six brothers, she being the baby of the family and only girl. She wore her black wavy hair short with curls at the temples, which I often see in the mirror. Her daily attire was a patterned blouse with a jean skirt and wide, black, women’s work shoes. Once in her golden years, when Grandpa was sick and needed to…

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Easiest Chicken Ever

Uncomplicated Cooking

This is beyond easy. It takes more skill to clean the chicken than making this simple dish.

If you are buying chicken from an online store, then get chicken with skin, cut into biryani size pieces.

Take a bowl and combine together salt, paprika powder, garlic powder. If you are comfortable with the amount of seasoning , simply put these powders on top of the chicken. Drizzle some olive oil. Drop in black pepper corns, chilly flakes…whatever you want except the cat.

In a glass dish, spread out thick slices of onions. Put chicken on top of it. Cover the dish with aluminum foil. Put it into a preheated oven at 200C for about 30 minutes. Remove the foil at the half hour mark and then let it continue cooking for another 20 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces and return the dish with the onions and collected liquids into the…

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Homemade Chicken Fettucine Alfredo


4 boneless chicken breasts

1 cup butter

3 cups heavy whipping cream

4 teaspoons minced garlic

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 cups grated Parmesan cheese


Cut chicken breasts into cubes and place into frying pan

Cook chicken on stove top on medium heat (stir occasionally)

Cook 1 box of fettucine in boiling water to al dente

Add butter and heavy cream to a large skillet

Simmer over low heat for two minutes

Whisk in garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for one minute

Whisk in Parmesan cheese until completely melted

Layer sauce and cooked chicken into spaghetti

How to make Garlic Bread | With Roasted Garlic Spread — Cute Cuisine

Easy garlic bread recipe with roasted garlic spread. Garlic bread is one of my favorite snacks, side dish, and comfort food. You can boost up your garlic bread with cheese if you wish. Add some parmesan, cheddar, or mozzarella for some extra flavor.

How to make Garlic Bread | With Roasted Garlic Spread — Cute Cuisine

Whittaker’s Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe — Good Magazine

This may be the next project I take on!

PREP TIME: 30 minCOOK TIME: 45 minSERVINGS: 12 INGREDIENTS CAKE 1 ½ cups plain white flour 1 cup caster sugar ½ cup cocoa powder 1 ¼ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1/3 cup neutral oil 1 tbsp vinegar (balsamic or white) 1 tsp vanilla 1 1/2 cup cooled coffee CHOCOLATE GANACHE ICING 2x blocks (200g) Whittaker’s 45% Rich Cocoa Chocolate 1 cup Cream METHOD CAKE Preheat […]

Whittaker’s Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe — Good Magazine

Homemade Spaghetti and Meatballs

Continuing with my Italian theme, yesterday, I attempted for the first time, homemade spaghetti and meatballs, complete with marinara sauce. I have to say, it was delicious, and I found a couple of alterations to the recipes I was borrowing from to fit my needs!

Homemade Meatballs:


1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs

½ cup milk

2 tablespoons olive oil

½ diced onion

1 pound ground beef (80% lean)

1 pound ground pork

2 eggs

¼ bunch chopped fresh parsley

3 cloves of crushed garlic

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon dried Italian herb seasoning

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Cover a large baking sheet with tin foil and gently spray with cooking spray.

Soak breadcrumbs in milk for 20 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook and stir onions until brown (approximately 10 minutes).

Mix beef and pork evenly in a large bowl.  Stir onions, breadcrumb mixture, eggs, parsley, garlic, salt, black pepper, Italian herb seasoning, and Parmesan cheese into the meat until combined (I use my hands, but a spatula will also work).  Cover and refrigerate for one hour.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Wet your hands.  Roll meat mixture in balls approximately 1 ½ inches in diameter and arrange onto the baking sheet.  Leave about ½ inch in between each meatball (use two baking sheets if necessary).

Bake in the preheated oven until a brown glaze appears and the meat is cooked through (15-20 minutes).

*Prepares approximately 32-40 meatballs.

Homemade Marinara Sauce:


1 28-oz can whole peeled tomatoes

1 medium yellow onion (peeled and cut in half)

2 large cloves garlic (peeled but left whole)

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

Salt, if needed to taste


In a medium saucepan, combine tomatoes and juices, halved onion, garlic cloves, olive oil, and oregano.

Bring sauce to a simmer over medium-high heat.  Lower the heat to maintain a simmer for 45 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  After about 15 minutes, crush the tomatoes against the side of the pot.

Remove the pot from the heat.  Throw away the onion.  Smash the garlic cloves into the sauce.  Crush the tomatoes as you see fit.  I prefer to use a blender to make a fine, smooth sauce, but that is totally up to you.

Add salt if necessary.

Cover to keep warm while you are tending to the meatballs or cooking the spaghetti.

*Makes enough sauce to merit 8 ounces of spaghetti.