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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The Cookie of All Cookies

The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! 



This famous cookie was selected among more than 34,000 recipes in the Taste of Home recipe contest.  When the winner found out her recipe would be shared in the Best of the County Cookies cookbook, she did not share the recipe.  The picture of the winning cookies was on the cover of the cookbook, but cookbook owners soon found out the featured recipe was kept a secret. 

The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! Chasing Saturdays

On a trip a few years ago, we toured the Taste of Home test kitchen in Wisconsin. This was the recipe they made in their test kitchen when we were there.  




The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! Chasing Saturdays

We did receive the secret recipe for The Cookie of All Cookies, it was not in the cookbook.  They included the recipe on an extra recipe card.


The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! Chasing Saturdays

The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! Chasing Saturdays


THE COOKIE OF ALL COOKIESPRINT RECIPE

INGREDIENTS FOR THE COOKIE OF ALL COOKIES

1 cup butter
1 ½ cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 12 oz bag milk chocolate chips
2 cups toffee bits 1 cup chopped pecans (optional)

HOW TO MAKE THE COOKIE OF ALL COOKIES
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream the butter and the sugar.
  3. Beat in eggs and vanilla
  4. Combine flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Gradually add the creamed mixture.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and toffee bits.
  7. Drop by heaping tablespoons 2 inches apart onto greased baking sheets.
  8. Bake at 350 for 8-10  minutes.


NOTES ON THE COOKIE OF ALL COOKIES
  • I added more chocolate chips because we do not add chopped pecans
  • Use  1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 1 cups of toffee bits if you add the chopped pecans
  • Pack down the brown sugar
  • Original recipe suggest oven temperature set to 375, and you will have to adjust to your own oven.



The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! Chasing Saturdays




The Cookie of All Cookies recipe is a huge family favorite at my house! The easy recipe combines chocolate chips and toffee bits, into a soft chewy cookie! Chasing Saturdays










Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies is a simple box cake recipe to sweeten up the original chocolate chip cookie. This is a perfect sweet treat for your Valentine!



Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies is a simple box cake recipe to sweeten up the original chocolate chip cookie. Chasing Saturdays


For Valentines Day, I decided to make a special treat for my loves. I love the colors of this cookie! My kids loved these cookies! They are so flavorful! 


Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cookies is a simple box cake recipe to sweeten up the original chocolate chip cookie. Chasing Saturdays









Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili is the perfect soup for this cold weather that has extended into February.  It's also a healthy chili, packed with sweet potatoes, meat, and stewed tomatoes from our garden.


Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's

This was my first time trying this chili, it is so hearty! You couldn't help but have seconds. I like adding the cauliflower to this soup.  It was a great addition! 

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's

Kids are keeping us pretty busy with basketball games and practices.  I guess it gives us something to do during the winter, before it starts to stay lighter later in the evening.  Then we know baseball and softball is closer. 

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's


In the past week, we have added one more to our family, a yellow lab puppy. She is nine weeks old now.  The kids are so excited to have her around! 



Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's

 Preparing this Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili was so easy in the Instant Pot.  I cooked it on Manual for 15 minutes. It tasted so good, like it had been cooking on the stove top all day! 

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's

 Make sure to add your favorite topping on this soup. I added cilantro, cheese, and tortilla strips. 


Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's



INSTANT POT SWEET POTATO CHIPOTLE CHILI
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INGREDIENTS FOR INSTANT POT SWEET POTATO CHIPOTLE CHILI
1 pound hamburger
1 chopped onion
1 minced garlic
2 1/2 cups broth
4 cups (32 ounces) stewed tomatoes
4 cups chopped sweet potatoes, 2-3 large sweet potatoes
2 chipotles, chopped
3 cups of chopped or riced cauliflower 
1 chopped red pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp Chugwater chili powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

HOW TO MAKE INSTANT POT SWEET POTATO CHIPOTLE CHILI
1. Using the Brown setting on the Instant Pot, brown hamburger in Instant Pot with chopped onions and garlic.

2. Peel and chop sweet potatoes. Place in a glass bowl, add 1/8 cup water, and put in the microwave on High for 2 minutes.

3. When the hamburger is ready, add the chicken broth, stewed tomatoes, sweet potatoes, chipotles, cauliflower, cumin, chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir.

 4. Secure lid to Instant Pot, make sure steam valve is closed.

6. Set to Manual/Cook for 15 minutes.

7. Natural release for 10, then quick release.


NOTE ON INSTANT POT SWEET POTATO CHIPOTLE CHILI
This could be also prepared in the Crock Pot on Low for 4-5 hours, or on High for 3-4 hours.

Use your favorite meat, hamburger, pork, chicken or turkey.

Top with cheese, cilantro, tortilla chips.



Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chipotle Chili, Hearty, easy meal, Chasing Saturday's