Tuesday, September 25, 2007


My family really enjoyed these festive cookies. They are more "bread-like" and not so "cake-like", and delicious with every bite!

1 c. pumpkin
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
1 egg
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. milk
1 c. chocolate chips
1 tsp. vanilla
Nuts (optional)
Dissolve baking soda in milk; set aside. In large bowl add pumpkin, sugar, oil, and egg; stir. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and baking soda mixture. Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and vanilla. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

This soup recipe is one I got from Ali...one of my all time favorites, (for Ryan and the kids too!). A bonus: it's super healthy!

Chicken Soup with Fire Roasted Tomatoes

1/2 of a rotisserie chicken, shredded
4 c. Chicken stock
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, pressed
2 Tbs. lime juice (the secret, key ingredient :) )
1/4 c. cilantro
1/4 tsp. cumin
1 can (14.5 oz. ) Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Tomatoes (another key ingredient!)....these are not at every grocery store, so when you find them,
Top with totilla strips and avacado
*can sprinkle with red pepper flakes, yum!


Marie - Mother of The Bird Nest said...

Ummm, excuse me. I love to bake but don't know everything about cooking. So, what exactly is chicken stock? Is that the same as broth? Out of a can? Oh, do you have to cook and chicken and get all the yummy juices and...oh that takes forever, please tell me it comes in a can.

kelly southwell said...

Marie, of coarse you can use the broth from a can. It's still delicious!

merideth said...

can't wait to try this one. hey does lindi have a blog?

James said...

Your blog is making me hungry.

Which reminds me...were you there that time at Taco Bell when I thought the guy next to us had left and someone dared me to eat food off of his tray and so I ate a chip and just as I did the guy yells out from across the restaurant (near the restrooms) and says, "excuse me...please don't eat my food"...?

It seems like you were there for that one. That was one of the more embarrassing moments in my life. I just love that he said "please"!

Oh, and if you have no idea what I am talking about, forget the whole thing. I just made it up. Yeah, ha ha, good one huh?

The Steenhoek Clan said...

Thanks for the yummy recipes, Kelly!