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Thursday, June 05, 2014

M&M Pretzel Cookies

I made these with white chocolate M&M's.  I think they'd be better with regular.  From  The pretzels give them a yummy salty taste.  The dough is good also.  I made mine with egg beaters so I could safely eat all I wanted.

2 sticks butter at room temperature
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 eggs
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
2 1/4 c. M&Ms
1 c. crushed pretzels
In a large bowl, cream together butter, white and brown sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Combine baking soda, salt and flour in a separate bowl. Stir into wet ingredients. Add flour until the mixture gradually. Fold in M&Ms and pretzel pieces.
Roll into balls and place on an ungreased baking pan and bake for 9-11 minutes (10 is perfect in my oven) or until the cookies are a light golden brown. The batch makes approximately 48 cookies (but this depends on how much dough you eat—not that I eat any cookie dough or anything).

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Chinese Napa Cabbage Salad

Like the chicken one, but with no chicken.  I made it to use up napa cabbage I had bought for dumplings.  From


  1. Crush noodles, place them in a medium skillet and brown in butter over medium heat. Add almonds and sesame seeds. Stir often to prevent burning. Add seasoning mix from noodles and cool. Toss in a large bowl with cabbage and onions.
  2. Prepare the dressing by whisking together the vegetable oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil and sugar. Pour over salad, toss and serve.

Naan Bread (from

  • 1½ cups warm milk
  • ½ tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3½-4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4-5 tbsp melted butter
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder (optional)
  • salt (optional)
  1. add yeast and sugar to warm milk, let stand 3-5 minutes
  2. add salt and 3½ cups flour to milk mixture and mix in mixer with dough hook for 3-5 minutes or about 8-10 minutes if mixing by hand, Sprinkle additional flour as needed to keep dough from sticking to the sides. Do not exceed 4¼ cups.
  3. Let rise for 2 hours or do the quick oven rising method described above in step 3
  4. Punch dough down and divide into 12 equal pieces.
  5. Form pieces into balls and let rest for 30 minutes (cover with plastic wrap or clean dish towel)
  6. Put your stone(s) in oven and preheat oven to 500 degrees
  7. Roll out dough balls to desired thickness (about the size of a small tortilla)
  8. Cook rolled out dough on stone for 2-4 minutes
  9. Stack cooked Naan on top of each other and brush each side with butter
  10. (If you desire you can add ¼ tsp garlic powder and a couple shakes of salt to your melted butter)