Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waffle Chocolate Chip Cookies

My Grandma makes cookies in the waffle maker they are chocolate (Turtle Cookies she calls them). This is the same idea only chocolate chip cookies.

Waffle Chocolate Chip Cookies
Makes about 20 cookies

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat your waffle iron.
2. In a bowl, whisk the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Add the eggs and vanilla, whisking to incorporate. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the oats and chocolate chips and stir to combine.
3. Spray the waffle iron with nonstick cooking spray.
4. Using a spoon or small scoop, place the dough onto each waffle section. Close the machine and cook until the cookies are set and beginning to brown. This won't take very long — probably two or three minutes, depending on the heat of your waffle iron. (They will be soft when you remove them and will firm up as they cool.)
5. Transfer the cooked cookies to a wire rack.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Avocado Baked Eggs

Here's a new spin on breakfast. Something healthy and quick to make.

Avocado Baked Eggs
Serves: 2        Total Time: 30 Minutes

1 Medium or Large Avocado
2 Small Eggs
2 Slices of Bacon, Cooked and Crumbled
2 Slices of Toast
Sea Salt, to taste
Black Pepper, to taste
Hot Sauce, optional
Fresh Chopped Tomatoes, optional

Preheat oven to 425*

Cut avocado in half and carefully remove the seed. Depending on how big the seed is, the hole in the avocado should be big enough for one small egg. But if the hole looks too small, scoop out a little at a time till it matches the amount of egg.

In a medium baking dish, try to rest the avocado half inside the edge of the dish so that the avocado doesn't tilt over. You need to keep the avocado from tilting so that the raw egg does not spill out.

Crack the egg directly in the avocado. Add salt and fresh cracked black pepper on top of the eggs, to taste.

Gently place the baking dish in oven and bake for about 15 minutes. Baking time will vary depending on how much egg you have and how big your avocado is. So keep checking the egg to see if it's cooked to your desired consistency.

Sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Spread the avocado/egg onto toast. Add addition salt and pepper to taste, chopped tomatoes, hot sauce, if needed. Enjoy!