Friday, August 31, 2012

Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies

We celebrate Friday at the office with something we call "Cookie Fridays".  I made these beauties a few weeks ago and have been told I need to make and bring them again and soon.  They did not last very long at all.   I found this recipe over at Picky Palate and could not resist trying them out! She has so many yummy looking things!!  The addition of the Oreos makes them taste a bit like cookies and cream, especially since I used the Double Stuffed Oreos.  One final word DELICIOUS!!
Chocolate Chip Oreo Cookies
from Picky Palate
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
16-18 broken pieces Oreo Cookies
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cream butter, and sugars until well combined. Add egg and vanilla until mixed well.
Slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt to wet ingredients then stir in oreos and chocolate chips until just combined.
 With a medium cookie scoop; scoop onto a lightly greased cookie sheed and bake for 7-9 minutes or until cooked, but still soft. Let cool on baking sheet for atleast 1 minute.
YUM!!
Happy Friday!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Menu Plan Monday

Just a quick update if you read my post here, you know we were anxiously awaiting an envelope to tell us where my son would go on his mission...Well it arrived on Saturday and he is going to the Ecuador, Guayaquil North Mission.  He is very excited!!
Now on to this week's menu:

Monday: Hawaiian Chicken
Tuesday: Tacos
Wednesday: Sausage Stuffed Zucchini
Thursday: Picnic night
Friday:Summer Pasta Salad with Avocados,
Saturday: Shepherds Pie
Sunday: Cheeseburgers

Have a great week!!
 



Saturday, August 25, 2012

Party On...New Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes Giveaway!

Is your family cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs®? Do they crave Cinnamon Toast Crunch® and Reese’s® Puffs too?  Well then get ready to enjoy these flavors in a completely new and exciting way, out of the bowl and straight from the oven! New Betty Crocker® Cereal Muffin Mixes are inspired by Big G cereal favorites Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, and Reese’s Puffs, and are sure to be a fun way to re-mix your morning meal routine.  These cereals are my kid's favorite!! They are so excited to be able to eat their faves in a new way and they were easy to make and delicious!!
I had a super cute picture of the muffins and my daughter, but unfortunately the computer will not let me do anything with it!!
 Whether your family is gathering around the table for breakfast or simply grabbing a bite on-the-go, new Betty Crocker Cereal Muffin Mixes will provide a tasty and convenient way to jumpstart your day. 
 
Now the CELEBRATION CONTINUES...
One lucky reader will win this FABULOUS gift pack!!
Box of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal muffins
Box of Cocoa Puffs cereal muffins
Box of Reese’s Puffs cereal muffins
Apron
Tumbler
Spoon
Therm O Snack
Trust me it is AWESOME!!!
To enter be a follower of One Crazy Cookie and tell me which muffin mix you would like to try first!!
For extra entries tweet, post or blog about the giveaway and tell me about it.
Easy Peasy...
Winner will be drawn by random number generator
on September 5, 2012.
 
Can’t get wait to try  these mouthwatering muffins? You can visit HERE to download a printable coupon for $.80 off one package of any variety of Cereal Muffin Mix.
 
Thanks for all your support and for a FABULOUS BLOGIVERSARY WEEK!!

 The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Betty Crocker through MyBlogSpark.  All opinions are my own.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Where in the World is he Going?? Giveaway #3


*Update: The envelope arrived on August 25.  He is going to Ecuador!!
Call me CRAZY..but there's not cookie involved in this post today, but we are still celebrating!!
At my house we are frantically wating for this large envelope to arrive in the mail..
My son turns 19 in a few short weeks the age you can serve a full time mission for LDS church,
He will be preaching the gospel for 2 years somewhere in the world.
Now this is where the envelope come in to play..  It is going to tell us where and when he will be leaving.  It could come as early as this afternoon or it could still be a couple of weeks...
So this giveaway is a little different..
Leave me a comment here or on my facebook page on where you think he's going.
A $10 Target gift card will be awarded to the person who guesses the closest!
It could be anywhere in the United States or other countries around the world!!
Good Luck!
Contest will end when he opens that magical envelope!!

If you would like to know more about this mission or the church you can check out here or here!!
 
Disclosure this giveaway is totally funded by me not associated with the church in anyway. 
 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Let's Party Giveaway #2 and the NEW Fiber One 90 Calories Brownies


Dreaming of a brownie that will satisfy your sweet tooth craving to help you stay on track? New Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies, combine your favorite dessert flavors: chocolate chip cookie AND brownie! When you’ve got brownies on the brain, but don’t want to over-indulge, this moist and chewy chocolate chip cookie brownie is the perfectly portioned 90-calorie snack.



  • Each serving provides 20 percent of the Daily Value of fiber (5g)*
  • Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor features semisweet chocolate chips in a cookie-batter brownie topped with a dark chocolaty flavored drizzle
*3g of total fat per brownie.
 
New Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies: Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor make the perfect afternoon pick-me-up, satisfying your chocolate cravings at work or at home.
Love that it is a combination between cookie and brownie my faves. Still can't believe they are only 90 calories.  WOW!!

Now the Celebration Continues!!

One Lucky reader will get to try the new Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor brownies in this AWESOME GIFT PACKAGE!!
 
  •  1 box of Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies, Chocolate Chip Cookie flavor
Survival kit including:
  • Brain Stress Ball: To help relieve stress from a busy day
  • Water Bottle: it’s important to drink enough water during the day to stay refreshed
  • Ear Tube Buds: Listening to music (especially classical) can help you focus and spark creativity 
  • Office Turf: Nature is a source of relaxation. Bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside can help you feel rejuvenated and calm
  • Mini tote bag: Can carry all the items for the "survival kit." This bag can also be used as a lunch bag or to carry wholesome snacks like Fiber One® 90 Calorie Brownies
It is all SO COOL!! 
Good Luck!!

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 Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Monday, August 20, 2012

It's a Party & Giveaway #1 OXO Salad Dressing Shaker


WOW!! It is hard to believe that One Crazy Cookie will officially turn 3 in just a few short days, but we are going to PARTY all week long!!  I wouldn't have made it this long without YOU my wonderful readers.  I love your comments and concerns!! 
I've planned some great giveaways and some just plain fun, so come and join me in the

CELEBRATION!!

The first giveaway is an incredible gadget.  It is one of my very favorite kitchen items!!
The OXO SALAD DRESSING SHAKER
OXO has been known for their quality and user friendly products and this one is
on the supreme scale.  It is AWESOME!!
*It's wide opening accomodates a range of ingredients and is easy to clean.
*Airtight, watertight, leakproof seal prevents messes.
*Ideal for making, mixing, serving and storing liquids.
I made my favorite Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing
in it this go around.  Put everything in the jar.  Twist on the lid and shake!
Viola..salad dressing.  Quick, simple and no mess!
The easy pour spout handle makes it simple to control the flow of the dressing
and seals well enough to transport if needed. 

It is stylish and very handy!  Let's just say..I LOVE IT!!
Now for the great part!! OXO has generously given me one of these to giveaway to someone.
I'm trying something new for the giveaways.  Let's see how it works!!
Thanks and good luck!!
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I received the OXO Salad Dressing Shakers for free from OXO as part of a Blogger Outreach Program.  All opinions are my own.




Sunday, August 19, 2012

What's on the Menu??

With all the changes in my life the past few months, I've once again gotten away from planning my menus and it has caused much grief and panic!! You would think I would learn by now, but somehow I think I need some banging my head against the wall every so often to make me remember! So I am back on the wagon (no helmet needed).  Here's what's for dinner this week at our house...

This Week's Menu
Monday: Parmesan Chicken Casserole
Tuesday: Baked Chicken Ranch Taquitos
Wednesday: Crock Pot Hamburger Casserole
Thursday: Picnic Night
Friday: Hawaiian Chicken
Saturday: Quicky Chicky BBQ Wraps
Sunday: Cheesey Burger Wraps or Grilled Cheeseburgers

Whether you´re about to embark on one last summer adventure or are preparing for back-to-school, there is one thing your kids are sure to need... great tasting snacks! Fortunately the Mott´s® taste that kids love is now available in yummy fruit flavored snacks! Available in Assorted Fruit and Berry varieties, Mott´s® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks are the ideal blend of great tasting and quality ingredients that will make both kids and moms happy.
Mott´s Fruit Flavored Snacks are made with real fruit & vegetable juice* and natural colors+ and flavors and available with year round Double Box Tops! To help you add Mott´s Fruit Flavored Snacks to your kids´ snacking routine, you can visit here to download a printable coupon for $0.60 off the purchase of (1) Mott´s® Medleys Fruit Flavored Snacks today!

It's Blogiversary week!

Look for some fun and great giveaways!!
Have a great week!!!

I received the information about Mott's Medleys Fruit Snacks and the coupon offer from Mott´s® through MyBlogSpark. 

Friday, August 17, 2012

Bakery Style Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

My good friend asked if I would bring some cookies to a family event.  I wanted something a little different than the normal.  These were soft, chewy and did remind me of a bakery style cookie only with a homemade flair!!
Bakery Style Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
Adapted from Food.com
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled until warm
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2   cups flour
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips ( semi-sweet, milk chocolate or any combination)
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
Mix butter and sugars with with a mixer until blended and smooth, add egg, yolk & vanilla. Beat egg for 3 minutes. 
The slowly add flour, soda and salt and mix until just combined.
Stir in chips.
Roll dough into balls or use cookie scoop to drop on cookie sheet
Bake for 10-12 minutes. You want them light colored.  Allow to cook on cookie sheet for at least one minute to help maintain the chewy texture.
Delicious! I came home with an empty plate.  Good thing I saved a few behind!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back to School Help from General Mills, Target & Crayola & a Giveaway!


With only a few short weeks before school bells chime and you’re back in your weekday morning routines, now is the perfect time to stock up on your kids’ school supplies and on-the-go breakfast favorites. With Crayola® and General Mills teaming up at your local Target, you’ll be sure to pass back-to- school prep with flying colors!

Available exclusively at Target Stores during the month of August:
  • Purchase specially marked Nature Valley® Crunchy Granola Bars, Pillsbury® Toaster Strudel® Pastries, and Big G Cereal packages and you could save up to $5 on Crayola products
  • Participating Big G cereal boxes will feature a fun Crayola coloring activity on pack
  • Save on General Mills products when you purchase specially marked Crayola 64-CT Crayons
We all know how expensive it is to get the kids started for the new school year.  School supplies add up very quickly.  I have been trying to buy a little bit each time I go to the store so that the shock won't hit quite as hard.  It is a warm welcome that General Mills, Target and Crayola have come together to help us save some money!!  In fact one lucky reader will get a little help from all three with this great gift package:

A box of Cheerios
$20 Target gift card
8-CT Crayola Dry-Erase Crayons

How fun is that!! Breakfast from General Mills, Fun from Crayola and help buying school supplies or something else cool from Target!!
*To enter be a follower and tell me tell me how this promotion will help with your back to school shopping.
*For an extra entry tell me If you won what you would buy at Target with that gift card?
Winner will be drawn by random number generator on August 22, 2012.
This back-to-school season will be as easy as 1-2-3 with a little help from General Mills, Crayola, and Target, the one-stop-shop for all your back-to-school needs! Head to the front of the class and check out www.GrocerySavvy.com where you’ll find even more coupons for back-to-school, recipes, and a special 2012 “Grocery Savvy Crayola® Back To School” Sweepstakes! Be sure to enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of the 700 Crayola® 8-count Washable Dry Erase Crayons or one of 20 Crayola® Dry-Erase Activity Centers Zany Play Edition.

Enjoy the rest of summer vacation but fact is it is coming to an end soon.
Time to get ready!!

Disclosure:  The product, gift pack, information, and additional sample have been provided by Crayola, Target, and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Quick Garlic Parmesan Rolls

You've all heard me before talk about how much I LOVE BREAD!! Don't get me wrong there is nothing better than the homemade kind, but once it awhile the frozen dough like Rhodes makes a good, quick and easy fix for that craving!  I found this recipe over at The Cutting Back Kitchen and knew I had to try it out! The addition of the seasoning in this recipe make it so delicious.  I've actually got the rolls raising right now to make a second time.
Quick Garlic Parmesan Rolls
from The Cutting Back Kitchen
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
4-5 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning (I didn't use this.)
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
20 rise and bake frozen rolls (I use Rhodes)

 Place the butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning in a microwave-safe dish and heat until melted. Whisk in the Parmesan cheese.

Place the frozen dough balls in a large bowl. Drizzle the buttery cheese mixture over the dough and then toss quickly to evenly coat the dough in the butter and cheese. Place the dough in a 9×13″ pan and allow to rise until doubled (follow the package directions).
Bake according to package directions until the rolls are evenly golden on top.
So simple and delicious!!
Gonna use them to make some hamburger sliders tonight!!


Friday, August 3, 2012

Bagel Chips

Oh wow! This is an amazing recipe and one that is so easy.  My cousin Rhonda came up with it when she had some day old bagels that she did not want to waste.  Me on the other hand kept buying bagels so I could make some and my family kept eating all them.  So my bagels weren't "day old" but the chips still turned out delicious and the whole family enjoyed them!! Photo
Bagel Chips
 from Rhonda Shuck
5 large " day old"  bagels
 1 cup butter or margarine
 1 tsp garlic (or 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt)
 1/4 tsp onion powder
 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut bagel strips into bite size pieces and put in large bowl.

 Mix spices into butter and dizzle over bagel strips. Stirring gently until bagel slices evenly covered. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown to brown.   Check and stir at each 10 minute mark. Do not under bake you want them crisp.
Let cool! (My daughter and I couldn't wait so we ate some warm)
After they are cool strore in a sealed bag.
Enjoy!!
Thanks Rhonda for another awesome recipe!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Update on Girard's Dressing Innovations

A couple weeks ago I shared with you the beginning of my experience with Girard's Dressings.  It was an incredible experience being part of a team that develops the new flavors.
A few experiences of the video conference call.
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Yes that is me in the lower right. I look deep in thought right??
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Taking note of our feedback.
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What an amazing team!!
After considering our feedback they narrowed the dressing down from 8 to just 4.
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 Now the debate is what to name them.  Here are the dressings an some possible names.
Artichoke Sundried Tomato Dressing
·         Sundried Tomato Artichoke
·         Sundried Roma Tomato
·         Sundried Roma Tomato with Artichokes

Hummus Vinaigrette
·         Roasted Garlic Hummus Vinaigrette
·         Hummus Vinaigrette
·         Original Hummus Vinaigrette
·         Classic Hummus Vinaigrette

Garlic Honey Pepper Dressing 
·         Garlic Honey Pepper
·         Sweet Garlic & Pepper
·         Sweet Garlic Peppercorn
 
Espresso Balsamic Vinaigrette 
·         Coffee-Kissed Balsamic
·         Balsamic Americano
·         Barista Balsamic
·         Espresso Balsamic
·         CafĂ© Balsamic Vinaigrette
·         Java Balsamic
·         Balsamic Vinaigrette (“With A Hint of Coffee “- printed smaller underneath the flavor name

What do you think??
I'm excited to see and taste the finished product.
Thanks Girard's for an awesome experience!!

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