Monthly Archives: February 2011

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I follow this recipe blogger on Twitter and she is CRAZY! I love reading the recipes she comes up with. A few weeks ago, I hosted a baby shower for a friend and I couldn’t help but copy this recipe idea for oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies.

I didn’t have the time to make my own cookie dough so I used some short cuts:

  • 1 large tube of chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 package of Oreo Cookies

Follow the instructions listed here. I only have a large cookie scoop. I used 1 full scoop, divided it in half and cover each oreo like the author of Picky Palate does. Mine cookies weren’t as pretty as hers, but everyone went bananas over these cookies at the baby shower. They were a HUGE hit!

*NOTE the large tube of cookie dough only made about 1 dozen cookies. If you will be alone around the finished cookies for any period of time, you may want to refrain from making more than 1 dozen.

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Greek Lemon Soup with Chicken

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Super Easy and really delicious. Reminds me of all the greek restaurants back home in Detroit. Got this recipe from Real Simple.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth to a boil. Add the orzo and boil until tender, 8 to 9 minutes. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks. Slowly whisk in 1 cup of the hot broth.
  2. Add the egg mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the chicken and lemon juice; season with ¼ teaspoon pepper.

Crockpot Pulled Pork

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  • 7 to 10lb Pork Shoulder
  • 2 large white onions cut in quarters
  • 1 bottle ginger ale or beer
  • dry rub of choice to season meat
  1. rinse pork shoulder and pat dry
  2. massage with seasons or dry rub of choice (go heavy)
  3. in crockpot on low layer half the onions, roast and then remaining half of onions.
  4. pour ginger ale into crockpot (i don’t pour over meat so that I don’t wash the rub off)
  5. cook 12-14 hours on low
  6. remove roast and “pull” using 2 forks ( i also discard any visible fat)
  7. chop up any remaining onions
  8. return meat and onions to crockpot
  9. sauce with desired sauce and cook on low another 2 hours (or more) to incorporate the sauce

**Freezes well