Million Dollar Cookies

millon dollar cookiesMy absolute favorite cookie is Oatmeal Chocolate Chip.  I’ve never been able to find a good homemade recipe that tops Pillsbury until now.  A neighbor gave me this recipe and it is fabulous! This recipe makes 112 cookies. I usually 1/2 this recipe if I’m making it just for my family.

What you Need:

2 c. butter

2 tsp baking soda

4 c. flour

2 c. sugar

5 c. blended oatmeal (put oatmeal in blender and pulse until it looks like flour)

2 c. brown sugar

24 oz milk chocolate chips chopped

24 oz white chocolate chips chopped

2 tsp. baking powder

2 tsp. vanilla

1 tsp. salt

4 eggs

Preheat oven to 375.

md cookies 4Cream butter and both sugars.  Add eggs and vanilla. Gradually add in flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda.  Add chocolate chips.

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Roll into balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes or until they start to brown.


Crock Pot Flank Steak Fajitas

cp fajitias 2I stumbled across this recipe and despite our reservations we tried it. I really didn’t think it would turn out good but we’ve made it twice with a little bit of doctoring  and it’s AWESOME!

Go here for the original recipe. It’s good, but it was a bit bland so we added our own flare to it.

What you Need:

1.2-2lb Flank Steak (if you want leftovers then go a little bigger)

1 packet Fajita Seasoning Mix or 3 TBSP Homemade Mix

1 medium onion sliced and separate the rings

1 small red bell pepper

1 small green bell pepper

1 small yellow bell pepper (optional)

1/2 cup water

2 Tsp minced garlic

3 oz tomato paste

1 can Rotel (drained)

Spray Crockpot then place whole piece of beef  in bottom of the crockpot. Add seasoning,  minced garlic , and then 1/2 of drained rotel. Seed and cut peppers into stripes. Add peppers and onions.  Next, add tomato paste, rest of rotel.  Last pour water over the top and set crockpot to cook on low for 4-5 hours (or until meat is done).

The first time we cooked this, we cooked it too long (the meat shredded) and I added extra water because I thought it was too dry.  Don’t do that!cp fajitias

Serve with your usual fajita toppings.

Bulk Fajita Seasoning

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All Mixed Up

You can probably start to tell we are huge Mexican food fans in our house. I came across a fajita crockpot meal that I wanted to try but it called for a packet of fajita seasoning mix. After some searching I found a homemade recipe.  The recipe worked out great however, I only got about 2 meals out of it. I’m the kind of person that I prefer to make recipes in bulk and use them multiple times.  It seems to be a better use of my time. If you want to see the original smaller recipe, click here.  If you want to make the bulk recipe see below.

1/4 cup chili powder

1/8 cup sugar

1/8 cup + 1/2 tsp onion powder

1/8 cup + 1/2 tsp paprika

1.5 TBSP garlic powder

1.5 TBSP cumin

1.5 TBSP salt

1/2 TBSP ground cayenne pepper or creole seasoning (if you use creole seasoning decrease salt amount to 1 TBSP).


Spice Art – It looks so pretty!!!

Add seasoning to a jar. Shake and seal tight.

2 1/2 -3 TBSP = 1 store bought seasoning packet.