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I Cooked!

I did something totally out of character for me last night… for Meatless Monday, I actually cooked!  And something other than spaghetti squash!

I’ve been following some fabulous recipe blogs, and boy, am I ever inspired!  So many of you are just fabulous with ingredients, and seasonings, and cooking, and baking, and… well… just wow! I thought it would be kind of fun to see if I could come up with a new and tasty dinner for James and I to try from your recipes even though the kitchen and I just don’t get along.

I was planning on making Lynz Real Cooking’s Traditional Falafal recipe.  However… it kind of worried me that I didn’t have a meat grinder.  I’ve never had falafal before, and I think I’d like to taste it first before I go and botch it all up as it looks like something I really, really, really want to like!

So I searched her recipe archives and found Zucchini Pie!  Perfect!  I knew what all the ingredients were (sometimes this is a serious challenge for me) and I knew what you were supposed to do in each step, so I gave it a whirl! Voila!

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The only thing I did different was I added mushrooms, and I did keep the mozzarella cheese in it as well (she gives you the option to leave it out).  I did have to use a ready-made frozen pie crust because the only thing I can roll out is Play-Dough, but the entire dish was fabulous!  This is definitely a keeper!  Great recipe, Lynn!  Thank you so much for your inspiration!

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But I didn’t stop there!!  Months ago when I first saw this brownie recipe I wanted to make it for my son as he loves brownies so much.  Again, I suck in the kitchen, so I put it off for a long, long time.  Until now.  Say hello to Lynz Real Cooking’s Mint Cookie Brownies!

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Before I baked the brownies, I added chocolate chips to the top because, well… the more chocolate the better, amiright?!

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Smashing those cookies was great for the soul!! I had actually gotten some Mint Oreo’s, but the boys ate them before I got to use them, so I used some other chocolate mint cookies instead. They were still fun to smash!

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And there you have it!  Wonderful Mint Cookie Brownies via Lynz Real Cooking!  My husband and I loved the Zucchini Pie (sorry, Lynn, can’t convince the child to even try it, haha), and all three of us adored the brownies!  And if I can make these recipes, then anyone can do it!  Again, a big thank you to Lynn for both of these recipes!!

Go ahead!  Try it… you’ll like it!!

 

One Final Splurge — Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding

As 2016 approaches and we think about all the things we’re going to change, adjust, aim for and/or do, it’s important to have that last little bit of debauchery to send out 2015 in a big way.  And I’ve got just the thing before the sugar goes on hiatus for the New Year!  Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding!  This stuff is so sinfully good, you’ll be wanting to stop by the confessional no matter your religion!  Here’s the best part… it’s so easy even I could make it (I don’t because I’ve got a good thing going with The Motivator being the chef, but if I wanted to, I could, really and truly)!!

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