Thursday, February 26, 2015

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies


Makes 24-26 cookies

Ingredients:

3/4 cup salted butter, melted

1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp cornstarch
1 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix together butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla extract and mashed bananas until well combined.
3. Add the flour and cornstarch and mix until well combined.
4. Stir in chocolate chips. Dough will be thick and sticky.
5. Form cookies and put them on cookie sheets. Pat scoops down a bit to flatten them out a little. They wont spread out very much.
6. Bake for 13-16 minutes, until edges are lightly golden. It might look underbaked, but will continue cooking and firm up as it cools.
7. Remove from oven and let them cool.

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Notes:
I put them in for 16 minutes because they weren't quite dark enough on the bottom. 
I also only added 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips and there were still a whole bunch.
(I used 3 bananas to fill the cup if you needed to know)

Rating: 3/5
They had a weird sort of texture. It was kind of stiff? But that might have been because i baked them longer..
It tasted kind of like banana muffins (my lab rats agreed) 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spaghetti Carbonara



Ingredients:
1lb bacon chopped into 1" pieces
1lb spagetti
1 cup parmesan cheese shredded
6 tbsp sour cream
2 eggs beaten
Salt and pepper

Directions
1. Boil wated & cook the pasta. 
2.While pasta is cooking, cook the bacon.
3. Wisk eggs and parmesan. Set aside.
4. Once pasta is done, drain the water and add bacon, sour cream, parmesan, and eggs while quickly stirring so the eggs don't scramble. 
5. Season with salt and pepper.

Review: 4/5
One of my favorite meals. My lab rats really liked it and it was gone in a day. It's a really fast meal to make too and serves about five people.