Saturday, March 30, 2013

Super Duper Easy Rolo Cake Cookies

Just LOOK at what I came across on Pinterest:

Holy deliciousness, Batman. And they are EASY. Well worth the time spent painstakingly unwrapping a zillion Rolos.  Do your family a favor and make this immediately.  But do it when they're not around, because you will fool them into thinking you really went all out. 

1 box Devil's Food cake mix
2 large eggs
1/3 C. vegetable oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix together cake mix, eggs, and oil.  Grab a small piece of dough - smaller than ping-pong ball sized - and form around one Rolo.  Repeat until all of the dough is used or you're out of candy, whichever comes first.  Bake for 8-9 minutes.  Let cool on a rack and sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving. 

You can thank me later.  Or curse my name at your next Weight Watchers meeting.  

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Peanut Butter Apple Dip

Can I share something with you? I used to be 160 pounds heavier than I am now.  Yes, really.  I had gastric bypass several years ago and it changed my life.  I was really worried that my favorite hobbies - cooking, dining with friends, trying new foods - would not be compatible with my new life.  It took me several years to figure it out, but I've found a good balance for me.  I run 1-3 miles a several days a week.  I weigh myself daily and run extra when it creeps up until it creeps back down.  I eat pretty light for breakfast and lunch.  All so I can cook, serve, and eat tasty food prepared with quality ingredients.  

That said, pre-surgery, breakfast at McDonald's used to be one of my favorite meals.  I despise it now, it truly grosses me out.  For the longest time, I was sad that I no longer enjoyed breakfast.  Until I found THIS! Delicious low-fat vanilla greek yogurt doctored up with peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon.  I like eating it plain, but I absolutely adore dipping Golden Delicious apples in it.  My first thought in the morning is about coffee.  My second thought is about this yogurt. 

1 individual container low-fat vanilla greek yogurt
1 Tbsp. peanut butter
1 tsp. honey
dash of cinnamon

Mix all ingredients well - I make it in the yogurt container itself, so no mess. Eat plain or dip apples.  DELICIOUS and filling!