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Sharing is Caring: for one week, recommend/share

Whatever tickles my fancy.
I like to cook & bake, however I am a messy and sometimes dangerous cook.
See cupcake baking incident of 2006.

So here are some recipes that I would like to share.

Chicken & Peanut Noodles

1 TBLSP of Peanut Oil

1 Lb boneless chicken breast (cut in ¾” strips)

3 Cloves minced garlic

¾ cup. Reduced fat creamy peanut butter

2 cups water

2 TBLSP Balsamic Vinegar

1 TBLSP Soy Sauce

¾ tsp crushed red pepper flakes

2 packages chicken flavored ramen noodles

1 season packet from the ramen noodles (toss the other one)

½ LB red peppers (slice)

2 Carrots (sliced)

1 small sliced onion

Unsalted Peanuts


Heat oil in a Large skillet. Add Chicken & Garlic; stir fry for 3 min. until it is just cooked through. Removed skillet from heat and removed the chicken from the skillet

Add peanut butter to the skillet, whisk in water, vinegar, soy, pepper flakes, & season packet from ramen noodles  Bring this to a boil.

Break up the ramen noodles and then add them to the skillet.

Add chicken, onions, carrots & peppers.

Cover & simmer for 5-7 minutes (or until piping hot). Stir to separate noodles

Sprinkle peanuts on top.


You’re done!


Pumpkin Cookies & Caramel Frosting

2 cups flour

1 TBLSP baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp salt

~Sift all these dry ingredients together


1 cup shortening butter (or use butter flavored Crisco instead)

1 cup sugar

~Cream these together


Add 1 cup pumpkin pie filling & Add 1 egg to your creamed mixture.

Slowly add dry ingredients.

Mix in 1 tsp vanilla & ½ cup walnuts

-MIX this bad boy all together


Drop rounded spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.

BAKE 350 for 12-17 minutes


(makes about 3 ½ to 4 dozen small cookies)



½ cup brown sugar

6 TBSP butter

¼ cup milk

Cook & stir in saucepan until boiling.

Add 1 tsp vanilla, then slowly add approximately 2 cups of powdered sugar.

Stir until smooth.


Spoon frosting over the cookies!

*note: the frosting sets quickly, you may need to warm up the pan half way through frosting the cookies.