Friday, December 31, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

1 c. butter, softened
3/4 c. sugar
3/4 c. packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 c. self rising flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 c. (12 oz) chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 in. (jelly roll) pan. In large bowl cream butter, sugars, and vanilla. Add eggs, beat well. Combine flour and baking soda, and stir into mixture until completely blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Pat batter evenly into greased pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Cut into 48 bars when cool.

These are SO good and SO easy to make! I got the recipe from some sweet friends, the Greenes! Enjoy!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Creamy Chicken Soup

1 cup onion, chopped

2 Tablespoons butter

1 cup celery, chopped

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon pepper

1 teaspoon basil

1 can diced potatoes, drained

1 can carrots, drained and chopped

6 cups chicken broth

2 cups powder coffee creamer (yep, coffee creamer-original flavor)

2 cups chicken, chopped (I use a rotisserie chicken)

Saute onion & celery in butter until onions are translucent and celery is softened. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes.

**I halfed this recipe since it was just our family eating.**

This soup is SO good and SO easy!!! I served it with Corn Bread Muffins. Recipe is from my friend Amanda Harris (she's and AMAZING cook!!)