I've been reading Master Your Metabolism by Jillian Michaels, so I've been thinking A LOT about the ingredients in my recipes. I got excited when I found this resource of over 20 power food recipes in the whole living section on the Martha Stewart website.
These cookies were easy to make and a delight to eat. I've already eaten three of them today which is not in my "look good in my wedding dress" plan! Good thing Jillian Michaels kicked my butt this afternoon with the 30 day shred. These cookies are incredibly yummy and I've attempted to trick myself into thinking they're healthy, because they're made with applesauce. They are going to become a staple during the holidays, because everyone in my family couldn't get enough of them. If you want to make these iced oatmeal applesauce cookies, follow the recipe here.
The first recipe that I made from my Hungry Girl 200 under 200 book was the Turkey Reuben Quesadilla, and it was fantastic. For less than 200 calories, this was delicious and satisfying. The ingredients consisted of low carb/high fiber tortilla, 98% fat free turkey breast, reduced-fat swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and fat-free thousand island dressing.
When I was shopping for the ingredients to make this yummy recipe, I couldn't find sauerkraut anywhere. I asked 5 different workers in the Kroger shopping market and each one pointed me in a different direction. I became fed up after looking for it after 30 minutes, purchased the other ingredients and left. When my fiance called me to tell me that he was coming home for lunch, I told him about my dilemma and he stopped by the grocery store and found us a can of sauerkraut. I hate it when I can't find what I'm looking for at the grocery store and the employees aren't helpful!
I just realized that I never posted about the chocolate meringue cookies that I baked a couple weeks ago...bad blogger. Plain and simple....I didn't like them. Either meringue cookies are too sweet for me or Martha Stewart's meringue cookies suck. Or I guess there's a slight chance it could be the cook.
The only difficult part about these cookies was attempting to put the batter into a pastry bag. I had to get my fiance to hold the bag open while I concentrated on getting the sticky substance into the bag. Yuck. I won't be making these chocolate meringue cookies again and I don't recommend that you make them either. I couldn't find this recipe on the website - I believe it's only in the Martha Stewart's Cookies book.
I'm trying to enjoy the summer before it's gone, but it seems like it's flying by. Here are 20 summer appetizersfrom Martha Stewart that will impress your guests if you're hosting anymore summer parties or BBQs.
I was really excited to make these cupcakes, because tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts. I saved this cupcake for my birthday week and couldn't wait to try them. I watched the video on the Martha Stewart website three times and read the directions from the cupcake book out loud twice to make sure I did everything exactly right. I'm sure that I followed the instructions and did everything the way Martha instructed, but I was disappointed with the outcome. It's probably because I was so excited about them.
I had trouble trying to poke the fork into the cupcakes, so they would soak up the coffee-marsala syrup. Some of the cupcakes did well and others didn't. Also, there wasn't enough icing to make the cupcakes look like the picture above. The coffee only soaked about 1/3 of the way into the cupcake in the very middle. They were good and I'll probably try them again....but they weren't as amazing as I expected.
The first summer that I met my fiance, he took me to Mexican restaurants more times than I had eaten Mexican in my lifetime. He always wanted to eat Mexican, and finally at the end of the summer I had to firmly suggest that we eat at other restaurants. Anyways, he loves all things Mexican, and I love it too (as long as I don't have to eat it once a day for 30 days in a row). Here are over 60 Mexican recipes on the Martha Stewart website.
Last week I made the above pasta salad with feta and snow peas. It was a hit with everyone, including myself. I loved how light it was - it was the perfect summer pasta salad. After four adults enjoyed this pasta salad for dinner, we still had a lot of leftovers, but my fiance and I did not let it go to waste. We ate the pasta salad for the next two days for lunch. This is a recipe that I would definitely make again. Click here to get the recipe on the Martha Stewart website.