Friday, February 14, 2014

Chocolate Rolo Cookies

I have a special Valentine treat for you. If you are scratching your head over what simple sweet treat to make today or any day, then make these awesome cookies. Chocolate and caramel make such a perfect match. These cookies are made with a cake mix, what could be easier?


Chocolate Rolo Cookies
 1 box Devils Food Cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag of Rolo candies
1/2 cup powdered sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350ยบ. Unwrap 36 rolo candies and set aside. Mix cake mix, oil, eggs, and vanilla together in a medium bowl. Take a small amount dough and roll into a ball and then press one rolo into the center and form a ball around it. Use just enough cookie dough to cover the rolo. Repeat with remaining dough and Rolos. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 7-9 minutes. Cool on a cooling rack and dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Recipe found at My Life as a Mrs. 
 Happy Valentine Day!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Lemon Chicken Pasta

This is a recipe that I found on Pinterest and have made it several times for my family. To say that this recipe was a success would be minimizing the love that my boys have had for this dish. This is requested more than almost any dish that I have found on Pinterest. They love this dish! I do as well. In fact, I have been trying to get a good photo of this dish, but they hover around the kitchen when I make this and as soon as it looks like it is done, they are standing there with plates. Like they are from the movie Oliver. "Please sir, can I have more?"  Ha ha!

Lemon Chicken Pasta
4 grilled Chicken breasts (I like to season them with Italian seasoning when grilling), chopped
1 lb. cooked cavatappi noodles- they are a noodle in a spiral shape, you could also use Penne
4 Tbsp. butter
3 lemons
3/4 cups whipping cream
1/4 cup half and half
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
Cook pasta in large pot, drain. In same pot, melt the butter. Whisk in the juice of all three lemons. Stir in the whipping cream and half and half. Cook until hot. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt, pepper and 3/4 of your basil. Stir in the pasta and chicken. Sprinkle the remaining basil on top. Yum!
I found the recipe at Lil' Luna