My coworkers keep giving me a hard time because I never bring in baked goods. Sorry that I’m usually spending my cooking time for dinner to feed MYSELF and not you people, but alas, I decided tomorrow was as good a day as any for peanut butter cookies.
Peanut Butter Cookies
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp peanut butter (chunky or smooth will work)
Preheat your oven to 350 deg F. Line your cookie sheets with a Silpat or parchment paper.
Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla.
Beat on high until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula, add the egg and continue to beat on medium speed until incorporated.
Add the peanut butter and mix on medium/low speed until combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined.
It’s been nearly 4 months since my last post and I am so so ashamed. But I have been doing things, and here is the post to prove it!
I had to travel a bunch to Grand Rapids, Michigan (which is a tundra right now, I’m glad I haven’t had to go lately) for work and it’s actually a pretty cool town. There’s a bunch of good craft brews along with some good places to eat. My favorite place is the Winchester (http://www.winchestergr.com/) where my coworkers and I shared this awesome roasted cauliflower appetizer. Notice the dramatic presentation of the whole head stabbed through with a large knife.
The mussels with tomatoes and sausage were pretty good too.
Airport Chiles margarita? You betcha.
I also had this weird spaghetti pie thing…
As usual, I’ve probably eaten at Tacodeli another 50 times, but here are two of my favorites, the Delibelly (pork belly special, only on Saturdays) and the Heather (refried black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, guacamole and fried cheese).
Can we all agree that things made in one pot are wonderful? Great. Let’s make some chicken alfredo together, shall we?
Chicken Alfredo Bowties
bowtie pasta (any pasta is a okay!)
3 chicken breasts
butter (2-3 tablespoons total)
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
3/4 cup white wine
1/2 cup half and half
3 tbsp cream
1 cup grated/shaved parmesan cheese
parsley for garnish
Start off boiling the water for your pasta. Cook per the package and set aside. I of course didn’t take any pictures because I’m a nit-wit. But I think y’all get the point of boiling water for pasta and cooking said pasta. We’re all grown ups here (I hope).
In the mean time, melt some butter over medium heat, salt and pepper your chicken and the chicken to the pan.
Let ’em get nice and golden brown.
Pull them out and set aside. Add the rest of the butter (1-2 tbsp) to the pan, then toss in your garlic.