Monday, June 24, 2013

Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Brownie-Cake

Delicious and crazy easy...that is how I will describe this recipe.  My mom's birthday was a few weeks ago and we were having her over for dinner.  I was more focused on the main course, so I knew I needed something without a lot of prep work for dessert.  My mom loves anything chocolate, so I looked through my Pinterest recipe board and found this buried VERY far down.  I am so glad I didn't keep scrolling because this will be made OFTEN!!  The best part was that you make it in the crock-pot.  I haven't ever made a dessert in the crock-pot before, but I am officially sold on it.  Thanks My Favorite Things for this fantastic will be made again!  :)
Slow Cooker Chocolate Chip Brownie-Cake
1 box fudge brownie mix
1 pouch chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 eggs
Vanilla ice cream, as desired (You know you desire it!)
Spray your slow cooker with baking spray with flour.  In a large bowl, mix brownie mix with 1/4 cup butter and 2 eggs.  In another large bowl, mix cookie mix with 1/4 cup butter and 2 eggs.
 Drop alternate spoonfuls of each mixture into your slow cooker.
 Cover, and cook on high 2-3 hours until cake is set in center.  It took mine 2 hours exactly to be done.  I strongly recommend checking it at 2 hours if not a little before.  I tested the center with a toothpick, and this is what it looked like when it was done:

SO, SO GOOD!!!!  You could even serve it with some hot fudge if you wanted to just go crazy. Enjoy!  :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

Grilled Veggies

I have a new best kitchen friend for the summer!  Yes, I know that sounds strange, but I am in love with my new grill basket.  If you don't have one, run to the store and get one today.  I picked mine up at Bed Bath & Beyond.  It has a removable handle, so you can close the lid to the grill...genius!  I used it for the first time Friday night and will now be using it multiple times each week!  This is what I made on Friday and it was amazing!
Grilled Veggies
1 zucchini
1 yellow bell pepper
1/2 red onion
1/2 bunch of asparagus
1 portabello mushroom
Zesty Italian Dressing to taste
Cut all of the vegetables up and place in a medium bowl.  Stir in the dressing until the vegetables are coated.
 Put the veggies in your grill basket and stir every few minutes until they are crisp tender.

That is it!  So delicious and easy and it made the perfect side dish.  Enjoy!  :)