Thursday, May 4, 2017

Ewe-cinco de mayo



This week's name was chosen by me.  It is always fun to make a Mexican dish.   Interesting fact. I have heard that only Americans celebrate this holiday.

Ellie did not have a lot of Mexican dishes to choose from.  I chose the easy chicken mushroom quesadillas.  I like quesadillas!  I already had some shredded chicken which I had made in my instant pot the day before so these were easy to put together.  I have never made quesadillas before. I don't know if I cooked my tortillas long enough.   They were not really crispy.  And I have to say the filling was rather bland   I want to try this again soon but add something to give a little more flavor.  The salsa was good with it.

You can find the recipe here. Recipe

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DC -chocolate Cornflake Haystacks

Dorie Greenspan's cookies are the best.  Truly.  I am enjoying being in the Tuesday cookie group.  We make cookies every first and third Tuesday.  Come join us!

Recently we were on a trip to Lagrange Georgia. At a restaurant there on their dessert bar, they had peanut butter cornflake cookies.  The next day we were in a grocery store and they sold peanut butter cornflake cookies so of course I had to buy a few for our trip home.  I liked them so much when we got home I googled and found a recipe for them!  These chocolate cornflake cookies of Dorie's remind me a lot of them in the way they look.   However, the similarity stops there.

I was worried that these were not going to hold together when I put them on the cookie sheet. However they came out OK.  I just ate one while it was warm and while it was good, there was something lacking. They are not very sweet and the flavor is not strong.  I put craisens in mine and really that is mostly what I tasted.  I have never used agave syrup so maybe that is the difference I am tasting?  I am thinking cornsyrup might have been a sweeter taste?


I'm hoping this will get better by tomorrow!

Checking on our website to see how the others liked these. Dories cookies