Sunday, March 26, 2017

Cherry Overnight Oats with a twist

Finally getting on the overnight oats train.......I am searching for easy to go breakfasts that keep me full. Giving the overnight oats a shot. I really like Amy's blog and found a tasty sounding recipe. I changed it around a bit but it is pretty similar, just switched a few ingredients. Also, the cherries are good post workout for muscle recovery!

Cherry Overnight Oats

¼ cup oats- I actually used Trader Joe's multigrain hot cereal mix
½ cup  plain Siggi's yogurt
¼ cup skim milk 
¼ cup ( or a bit more like 1/2cup) cherries- I used frozen ones and chopped them up to spread the love.
1 tsp of Trader Joe's Coffee Flour.....yup coffee flour :) (obviously optional) -if you do not use this I would use a 2tsp of another sweetener!


1. Add all of the ingredients to a mason jar.

2.  Stir until combined.

3. Put lid on and place in the fridge for least 8 hours or overnight.
     (if you make a few ahead consume within 3 days.)

recipe adapted from:

Another birthday another experiment.

It is my mom's birthday and she told me last month all she wanted was a derby pie. It is not a traditional derby pie if you are to search the recipe online but one a friend has shared with me. Due to the reason it is a shared recipe I have not posted it. I have posted a couple of variations of it though (basically it is a chocolate chip cookie pie) . A few weeks ago I made the pie so I didn't want to make it again because I like to switch things up. Therefore, I gathered some other things my mom really likes and combined it with the derby pie recipe. This variation was now created....Enjoy!

Oreo Derby Pie:


-1 cup butter melted and cooled
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup AP flour
-1/2 cup white sugar
-1/2 cup dark brown sugar
-nice pour of vanilla

- 1 and 1/2 half cups of dark chocolate chips
-one chocolate cookie crust (or chocolate oreo crust)
- one snack sized container of golden oreos

pre-heat oven to 325.
1. In mixer add butter and sugar and beat until smooth and combined.
2. Add in eggs and vanilla and mix until combined.
3. Add in the flour and mix.
4. fold in the chocolate chips.
5. Add to the cookie crust.
6. crumble (I just broke apart with my hands) the golden oreo cookies and place on top of the batter in the crust.

7. Bake for one hour at 325. Top should be golden brown.
8. Enjoy heated or at room temp with some ice cream and milk :)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

It has been a while I know....gooey cookie bars

No excuses it has been too long. Work and life just got the best of Betty and haven't baked as much (been branching out a bit more) I will be making up for it though.  Tried something new with cookie bars today. Enjoy :)

1 cup pastry flour
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
a pinch of salt
12 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup dark brown sugar
½ cup white sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
hearty pour of vanilla extract
1 dark chocolate bar chopped and shaved ( I used a Trader Joe's one)
about one cup of the salted caramel morsels


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees and line a 7 x 11 baking dish with parchment paper. 
2. In your mixer, beat together the butter and sugars until combined. Leave to the side.
3. While that is mixing in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
4. TO the butter and sugar mixture: Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.
6. Fold in the chocolate chunks.

7. Press 3/4  of the cookie dough into the prepared dish.

8. Add the salted caramel morsels to the top of the layer of cookie dough.

9. Drop the remaining cookie dough in spoonfuls over the morsels.

10. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the top of the bars are light golden brown

11.Let cool and then cut into squares and enjoy.

recipe adapted from: