Monthly Archives: February 2014

I moved!

Well… not me in particular. But the blog. The blog moved! All my new posts are going to be at HungryHollyRuns.wordpress.com!

When I exported/ imported to the new blog address there was a minor issue. The links to the recipe pages still come back to this site. It’s a bummer, but I’m fixing them link by link. if you wanted to bookmark a recipe I’d suggest using the “search” feature on the left side bar of HungryHollyRuns! That will take you to the recipe page on the new site.

Go check out the new blog.  It’s like this one, but it has a better name. 😉

 

Nutella Energy Bites (No Bake!)

Nutella. If I could write poetry I would write sonnets to (or for, or about) Nutella. I just had it for the first time when I was making these Nutella Energy Bites. Where has it been all my life!? Geeeeez… I’m already thinking about how I’m going to turn all my favorite PB recipes into Nutella recipes.
 
I made these because I ran out of granola. When Hubs and I go to the gym in the AM I’m always sooo hungry right when I wake up. It’s horrible! Have you ever tried to go for a run when you’re hungry? It’s awful. So… I ran out of granola. My granola is NOT low calorie, and I really wanted something that wouldn’t (majorly) screw up my intake for the day, AKA leave enough room at the end of the day for some fro yo. 😉 These aren’t exactly low in calories, but compared to 116 calories in ¼ cup granola… the 71.5 per bite isn’t too bad!
 
I adapted this recipe from Food Doodles. Check out the “formula” she wrote for awesome energy bites. I did change it quite a bit, mostly because I don’t buy seeds… seeds are bird food. Hehehe. The next time I make these I’m going to switch out the mini chocolate chips for extra dried cranberries. The Nutella has enough of a chocolate flavor that I really don’t need the extra sweetness.
 
These Nutella Energy Bites are a little sticky, so you want to store them in the fridge. The crunch from the Rice Krispies is good too. I used quick oats because I wasn’t baking them, and (because they’re more processed) they’re softer than old-fashioned oats.
 
These bites are probably going to replace “small” handfuls of granola on those early morning gym days. Even Hubs likes them!
 
MY RECIPE HERE!
 
 Happy Making!
-Hey Waitress!!
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Crispy Orange Chicken-N2MCC8

 
I probably say this all the time… but this chicken is awesome. I adapted it from Sugar Dish Me. It might be my favorite chicken ever. I’m not kidding. I never knew I needed it in my life until I made it this week for my New 2 Me Cooking Challenge.
 
I did 2 things different from the recipe. I used some Rice Krispies, because I ran out of Panko bread crumbs. L The next time I make this I’ll use less bread crumbs any way. I had about ½ cup left over after I tossed the chicken. AND I didn’t toss the chicken in the sauce, I drizzled it over the top when I was serving it.
 
I used the juice from the same orange I zested for the sauce. That saaaaauce… GENIUS. It’s got a little kick from the sriracha & red pepper, but the orange zest/ juice balances it out really well.
 
Overall… this Crispy Orange Chicken gets thumbs up from both of us. The breaded chicken is great by itself, and I think the sauce would be really good on pork too!
 
RECIPE HERE!
 
Other N2MCC recipes for 2014.
2013 N2MCC recipes.
 
Happy Making!
-Hey Waitress
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Homemade Cookie Dough “Oreos”

I’m posting Cookie Dough “Oreos” today. Yup. Chocolate cookies with (edible) raw chocolate chip cookie dough sandwiched between them!
 
Did you know Oreo makes these now?! Or at least they make Oreos that are supposed to taste like cookie dough. Of course, I had to try them. They’re actually pretty good, but I don’t think they tasted like cookie dough. More like coffee/ mocha/ brown sugar. They’re good, but I think I prefer regular Oreos.These Cookie Dough Oreos inspired my very own version of the treat.
 
I used the same Chocolate Roll Out Cookie recipe that I used when I made Homemade Oreos, except I used regular cocoa powder. I also used the same small round cutter.
Then I made THIS Cookie Dough (it’s the same one I use for EVERYTHING). Obviously I didn’t use the bite sized candies.
 
I made both cookie doughs the night before, and kept them in the fridge until I was ready to use them.
 
After I got all the chocolate cookies cut out and baked I set them out to cool on wire racks.
 
Next I divided the chocolate chip cookie dough into 48 balls. You can probably do this by dividing the dough in half, then in half again, and again, and again… get my drift? Then I shaped each ball into a disc the same size as the chocolate cookies.
 
This is where I ran into a problem… my cookies wouldn’t stick together! It was kind of tragic. But lucky for me I had some chocolate candy melts sitting around. I melted some, then drizzled it over the bottom of the chocolate cookies and stuck the cookie dough to that! I WIN!
 
Store these in the fridge and try not to eat them all. It’s going to be difficult.
 
Happy baking & making!
-Hey Waitress!!
 
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