Archive for November, 2010

Charlies! Chocolate Sandwich Cookies!

For the next few weeks I will be doing a series of holiday treats and yummies that you can make and enjoy with friends this holiday season!  This is the first post and it is a very simple cookie that tastes absolutely extraordinary!
These fabulous wonders were first introduced to me in high school!  A good friend of our family and one of my second mother’s, Mother Mott, made these for us as we were studying after school.  She called them Youth Group Cookies and I thought they were SO good I didn’t know what to do with myself!   Since then my family has made these many many times and will continue to!
One of my most special memories of these cookies is making these with my cousin Colter Brown!  He and I are very close and making these cookies became a semi-tradition whenever we got to be together…and somehow in that tradition…we renamed them Charlies!  So this post is dedicated to Mother Mott…and to my wonderful cousin Colter!  LOVE YOU GUYS!

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Pumpkin Pudding with Toffee Crisp Topping!


I am thankful for many things this year including my family, friends, and each and every one of you who takes the time to read this blog and support and encourage me!  It really means a lot when you visit, leave a comment and make my recipes!  So THANKS TO YOU!!!  Now on to the recipe!

I had a can of pumpkin in my cubboard that was saying to me, “hey…it’s NOVEMBER!  Use me in something delicious!!!”  So who am I to deny a can of pumpkin its very destiny!  I wasn’t really in the mood for pumpkin bread or pumpkin pie (we are not really crust people) so I decided to try something new!  Pumpkin Pudding!

Pumpkin Pudding it turns out is very much like Pumpkin Pie filling which worked out great for us as that is my favorite part of the pie anyway!  However I did want to spice it up a bit as this was the only destiny this can of pumpkin was EVER going to have and FAR be it from me to let little Pumpy (yes I named the can of pumpkin) down!  SO, I decided to put a Crisp topping much like the kind my mother uses on her Thanksgiving sweet potatoes, on top of my Pumpy Pudding.  However I did not have any Pecans handy so substituted a little bit of crushed toffee for some crunch!  The result was this DELICIOUS and Very Simple concoction that may just become a fall tradition in our family and a future destiny of many Can’s of Pumpkin!  Lucky little devils!
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Mexican Chicken Soup…Perfect for a Cool Fall Evening!

A friend recently asked me to post a few more Fall Soup Recipes and I happen to have just made one that is Excellent!  It is really good for anytime of year and is INCREDIBLY easy to make!  It is also a very healthy meal and perfect for a cool fall evening!  This is a throw everything in the pot and dinner is ready in an hour kind of meal!   The soup is quite tasty on its own, but the secret to making it FANTASTIC is in the garnishes!  Sour cream, cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese, avocados, chips, black olives, cilantro…the list is really endless!  I hope you will enjoy this quick delicious soup and that it will keep you and yours cozy and warm on many a wonderful fall evening!
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Naughty Enchiladas…but I won’t tell!

I have a confession to make to all of you lovely people who might be readers of Chocolate Covered Everything.  SOMETIMES, I make food that is naughty, naughty, naughty!   My definition of a naughty recipe is when people ask for it, I feel slightly embarrassed as the ingredients are maybe not the MOST healthy…you might even call them naughty!  I think you get the picture!  Now with regards to this enchilada recipe…I do realize there are many more healthy ways to make enchiladas (and I have I promise!)…but I am of the belief  that every once in awhile it is ok to be a little naughty!  This is one of those times!  Trust me.  I won’t tell on you…

I want to preface this story with the statement that my husband is most definitely NOT a greedy person.  However, for some reason when I make these enchiladas, he turns into a greedy little enchilada hoarder!  I have invited people over for dinner to share these enchiladas and he has been so adamant about not sharing that I ended up serving something else!  haha…I have to admit it does make me feel good that he loves them that much and like clockwork, as soon as the enchiladas are all eaten the greedy little enchilada hoarder retreats back into his little tortilla cave!    Now on to the recipe!
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Feta Roasted Veggie Pizza…Goodness on a Pizza Pie!

One of the things that we eat quite often at our house is Roasted Veggies.  We eat them at least once a week and often more than that!  I love SO many things about roasted veggies!  I love the way they taste, the way they smell, the way they look, the way they TASTE, oh I already said that…but some things are worth saying twice!

Often I will chop up a bunch of veggies, roast some and then store the rest of the raw veggies in the fridge in a plastic bag ready for use another time!  Tonight my husband is at a meeting so I am on my own for dinner!  I had a bag of chopped fingerling potatoes, butternut squash and red onions looking at me from the fridge and I thought I would make a Roasted Veggie and Goat Cheese pizza!  Because my husband hates goat cheese I thought this would be a good chance for me to have some while he was gone!  Sadly we did not have any goat cheese, so I substituted Feta cheese and it still turned out Delicioso!

A little side note….potatoes are absolutely fabulous on pizza!

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Scotcheroos…deadly deliciousness!

I was first introduced to this deadly dessert by my sister-in-law Amy!  This is one of those desserts that is so sO SO good…that I can now only make it when I have somewhere to take at least half of the pan!  If I let the whole pan sit on our counter or in our fridge…the results would not be pretty.  Between my husband and I, there would be…no…survivors.

This is an extremely simple recipe with only 7 ingredients!  It is a Rice Crispy Cereal Recipe and I think it can be found on the side of some of the cereal boxes or on their website!  It is really really good and even though you probably already know how to make this, if I am introducing this to even one person…then it is worth it!

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