Saturday, December 20, 2014

Peppermint Brownies

Okay, so I will admit these are not exactly healthy but they are festive and at Christmas time while you still want to be healthy and stay on your diet you also want to enjoy the ymminess of life. So here's to something not so healthy! Merry Hanukah and Happy Christmas!

Peppermint Brownies
3/4 cup of Hershey's Cocoa
1 1/3 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup of melted butter or margarine
1/2 c. simmering water
2 cups of white sugar
2 large eggs
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt

1 package of Hershey's Peppermint Kisses - seasonal flavor

2 c. confectionery sugar
2/3 c. Hershey cocoa
tbsp. butter
dash of milk

Preheat oven to 350
1. Mix dry ingredients together - flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking soda
2. Melt butter
3. Mix butter, eggs, water and vanilla
4. Add dry mixture to wet mixture - put into greased pan
5. Push in Hershey Kisses and then make sure they're covered - also when you put the Kisses in  make sure you place them where each piece will get it's own Kiss.
6. Bake for 35 miutes

Allow to cool

Frosting - Mix all the ingrediants together and then frost brownies. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Homemade Sour Cream Dip

Happy Hanukkah! Tonight was the first night of Hanukkah and I made vegetable latkehs for dinner (from a box, so I don't have the recipe, sorry), But as the dip I made homemade sour cream - healthy style. I promise you that you'll love it! It's good with chips, latkehs, veggies, crackers or just plain - as my dad would say.

Homemade Sour Cream Dip
4 scoops of cream cheese
4 scoops of light mayo
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together. Done!