Here is another recipe that I found on Pinterest. It originated on a cute blog called, "Stick a Fork in it." We really liked the sauce and of course I love any meal that can be cooked in the crockpot.
Twice Chocolate Torte
7 hours ago
|Chicken breasts or chicken tenders (I used frozen tenders)|
1 small bottle of bbq sauce (I used Sweet Baby Rays)
1/4 cup vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
1 tsp. garlic powder
*Place chicken in crockpot. Mix up sauce with other ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 3-5 hours depending on how big your chicken is. I used about 12 chicken tenders and it was perfectly done in 3 hours.
Plain Greek yogurt (I like FAGE Total 0%)
*I didn't measure but I think I used about half as much Nutella as yogurt. So maybe 1 cup yogurt and half a cup of Nutella. Or maybe even a little less Nutella. Just mix it up until you like it and then start dipping!
|1 cup olive oil|
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1 Tbs. sugar
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1/2 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. dried basil
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. salt
*Mix or shake really well and serve over salad.
|1 cup butter, softened to room temp|
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 Tbs. vanilla
2 cups whole wheat flour (I used hard white wheat flour)
2 cups oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 bag dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1 cup walnuts, broken into small pieces
*Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Add chocolate chips and walnuts and mix to combine. Drop onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 10-11 minutes at 350. I take mine out when they still look a little gooey and then I let them sit on the cookie sheet for 5 more minutes before removing to a wire rack.
|Torta sandwich rolls|
roma tomatoes, sliced
BelGioioso fresh mozzarella
Kirkland fresh basil pesto
*Cut sandwich rolls in half and lay on a cookie sheet. Spread pesto generously on each side. Put a layer of tomatoes and then grind pepper over them. Slice off some mozzarella and layer over tomatoes. Broil in oven until cheese is melted and bread is toasty. You can do all open-faced sandwiches or use the other half of the roll on top. Serve while nice and hot.
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup canola oil
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
*Beat the eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until light and fluffy. Then add dry ingredients and mix on low speed until batter is smooth. Spread on a cookie sheet (with one-inch sides) and bake for about 18-20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool completely before frosting.
8 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temp.
1/2 cup butter, softened to room temp.
1 box (16 oz.) powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
little bit of milk if needed
*Beat cream cheese and butter until really smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar, then vanilla and a dash of salt. If it's too thick, add a little milk until it looks spreadable. Spread evenly over cooled pumpkin sheet cake and then cut into bars.
|BC and Me with Rupert at the Hello Deli in NYC|
We are back from our New York trip and I am still dreaming about the amazing week we had there.
We spent two days in Palmyra, three days in Albany and two days in New York City.
I loved all of it and can't wait to go back! Now onto the food...
I had a list of places that I really wanted to eat at in NYC and we made it to almost all of them. We also hit a few places that were not on the list because we were hungry and lost. My husband knows that I am serious about food and did his best to find everything using his phone and a map, even though neither one of us had ever been there.
*We broke our rule of not eating anywhere that we can eat here, as soon as we got off the train. We were so hungry and had no idea what we were doing so we walked into Starbucks and got some breakfast sandwiches. They were ok.
Lunch: Shake Shack
*Amazing burgers and delicious custard. Well worth the long line we waited in. I highly recommend eating there.
Dinner: Mesa Grill
*This is Bobby Flay's restaurant and the food was really good. The prices were high, so we shared, but we loved all of our food. My favorite thing was some corn that we had as a side-dish. It had all kinds of amazing things in it.
*This wasn't on our list but we saw it while we were walking and it looked so good. Really clean and modern inside with lots of fresh ingredients and a yummy menu. The food was delish and I would definitely go back there.
Snack: Magnolia Bakery
*We ordered banana pudding because a lady in line recommended it and I am not kidding you when I say it was life-changing. Best thing I ate the whole trip. Please go there and get that. We also got some cheesecake and it was super tasty. Such a cute bakery, too.
Another snack: Levain Bakery
*We had to try their huge cookies and man were we glad we did. Hot chocolate chip cookies with walnuts. Melt in your mouth.
Lunch: Hot dog stand in Central Park
* I was still full from our "snacks" but BC tried a hot dog and said it wasn't that great. Nothing special.
Dinner: Bella Vita Pizza
*We really wanted to try pizza from Lombardi's but never found it so we tried this place and it was good but not great. I have had lots of pizza here in Arizona that I liked better.
*My favorite yogurt place because of their original tart. It's the best. I really wish we had one here.
So that is what we ate in NYC. So many places to try and so little time! I still want to try Serendipity's, Lombardi's, Pret A Manger, Chopt'd, Cafe Habana and The Donut Plant. What are your favorite places in NYC? Do tell!!!