Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lazy Cookie Cake

Have I mentioned how dangerous and additive Pinterest is for me?  It's because of ridiculous recipes like this that I shoud stay away from this site but I'm hopeless.  My kids said this is a better version of my original cake cookies which have saved me many a time when in need of a quick treat for kids, friends, parties, etc.  This is even lazier because you just spread the dough and don't have individual cookies to form and they have chocolate chips. I think you can make these is 22 minutes and they take 20 minutes to bake!

1 box yellow cake mix
2 eggs beaten
5 Tbsp melted butter
2 cup mini chocolate chips.

Mix together, put in a 9x13 pan and bake at 350 for 20 min!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Strawberry Sangria

Now this is summer in a glass.  I'm typically not a fan of rose' wine but it just works in this and makes for a light and refreshing drink in the heat.  And the bonus about sangria is that you enjoy your cocktail and then have a boozy fruit snack at the end! 

1 1/2 cups sliced frozen peaches (or 2 peaches, peeled, pitted and sliced but frozen keeps the drink cold!)
3 cups hulled and quartered strawberries
1 orange, sliced
 1/3 cup sugar
juice of 2 lemons
3/4 cup triple sec
1/4 cup vodka 1 bottle dry Rose' wine, chilled
2 cups sparkling water, chilled

In a large pitcher, stir the fruit and sugar until the fruit starts to release it's natural juices.  Mix in the lemon juice, triple sec, and vodka.  Allow to sit (at room temperature) 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. When ready to serve, stir in the Rose' wine and sparkling water.

Recipe adapted from Pink Parsley.