Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EwE - Soup's On!

This week in our Eating with Ellie group we are making soup!  Soup is one of my favorite things to prepare.  I chose Ellies fall vegetable soup.  While I know it is not fall, it certainly feels like it here in Alabama this week!  So it seemed like a good fit for the weather!  We have had some beautiful weather lately.

  I changed a few ingredients. I do not care for chickpeas so I just added some diced mixed vegetables.  I did also add diced butternut squash which the recipe called for. It smells so good cooking!  I used spinach instead of kale.

This was a very flavorful soup!  We loved it.  Will definitely be making this again.  You can get the recipe Here or purchase Ellie Krieger's Weeknight Wonders.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

EwE - Barnyard Fun!

This week in our Ellie krieger group it was my turn to choose the theme!  I chose barnyard fun. So you could make anything that came out of a barnyard!  I chose Ellies herbed pork tenderloin.    Pretty simple to make.  You make a mix of the dry spices and rubs on to the tenderloin.  Then you sear it in a skillet for 10 minutes.   Then finish cooking in the oven on 450.  I made some ranch potatoes to go with it.  Served up along side i made my new favorite dish of zucchini, tomatoes and kalamata olives.   Just fry that up together in a bit of olive oil until zucchini is tender.   This was a great meal.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

Cookies with Dorie - World Peace!



It seems very fitting in these times of unrest and division our nation is experiencing right now to make Dorie's World Peace cookies.  These are simple to make and simply delicious.  I made this once before when we were in the Tuesday with Dorie group.  I had forgotten how good they really are!

Some friends were having us over to learn to play a card game called "hand and foot."  I was to bring a sweet.  So I killed two birds with one stone and took these World Peace cookies.  They were a big hit and we absolutely LOVED the hand and foot card game!  I am sure we will be playing it lots in the upcoming months.

My darling husband got me the Cookies with Dorie cookbook for Christmas.  I am looking forward to making every single cookie in that book!

The cookie ingredients included flour, brown sugar, cocoa, butter, vanilla flavoring, sea salt and regular sugar.  You just mix up and then roll the dough into a log and freeze for a few hours.  Then slice and bake for exactly 12 minutes.  My cookies might be a bit smaller than Dorie intended.  She said to make a 1.5 inch roll and I think mine was more like one inch.  But they worked.  Oh, and I added a little pecan to the top of a few of them.  Just for fun!

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