Snarky Cookbook – Recipes Still Needed

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For all of you that have gifted us with recipes for the Snarky Cookbook – (send any of your recipes to snarkytestkitchen@gmail.com.) Thank you! For those of you that have just now said, “Oh I’ve been kind of meaning to do to that” well, get to it girlfriend. We especially need recipes in the “Don’t Be Jealous of My Casserole” and “Yeah, I Am That Good of a Cook” categories. (This is for the what I call fancier recipes. The ones you use when company or the frenemy is coming over and the Costco artichoke dip just won’t do.) Of course, send me any of your yummies. A shout up to all of you who shared Diet Coke recipes with me and a big fat, not smiley face, to Miranda who sent me a Diet Pepsi sheet cake recipe. Really, Miranda – Diet freaking Pepsi? You can bet I changed that to Diet Coke. I also love any recipe with a story, but no pressure if you’re goodie doesn’t have one.  If you have time and could be a sweetheart and share this post with friends that would be grand. Here’s an example of what is going into the Cookbook.

These mini-cheesecake bites are like Spanx – they make you look good and yet you know the truth – all is not what it seems. These cheesecake sweeties are so elegant it’s as if the simple act of serving them shouts, in of course, a well modulated, dulcet tone, “Why yes, I spent hours in my gourmet kitchen, chained to my Viking Range crafting this culinary creation.” But, in reality they are a breeze to make and pretty much idiot proof. So, what are you waiting for? Go get your blender.

MINI CHEESECAKE BITES 

Crust:

Graham crackers (about 9 “sheets” or 1 packet of Honey Maid)

3 tablespoons melted butter

Grind graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground and transfer to a bowl.  Pour melted butter and combine.  Spoon a teaspoon of the mixture in a mini muffin tin with mini cupcake liners.  Pack it down firmly, just on the bottom of each liner.

Bake for 8 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

While that’s baking, combine the following in this order, in a blender

1 eggs

¼ cup sugar

1 teaspoons vanilla

3/4 cup sour cream

1 8 oz packages cream cheese, at room temperature

1 tablespoon melted unsalted butter

Spoon 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture into each mini liner on top of the crust.  Bake at 325 degrees and bake for about 20 minutes.  It’s ok if the cheesecakes develop cracks. Let sit at room temperature for an hour, then refrigerate until set, about 3 hours or overnight.

Garnish with a single raspberry, blueberry or a piece of cut strawberry.

This recipe comes from the kitchen of Debby in Los Angeles. She has two “almost teenage” boys and enjoys escaping from all the confusion by heading to her kitchen. She’s also known as the “go to” person for any school bake sale.

Texas Tasty Cookies

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A lot of you that have read my book (available in papeback, Kindle or Nook – click here to experience long format Snarky) have asked for the recipe for Texas Tasty Cookies. But before you run off to the kitchen to make a batch I want to remind you that a Snarky in the Suburbs Cookbook is in the works. My test kitchen team is looking for your best, favorite, go to, recipes. Some of the cookbook sections will include: Bake Sale Throwdown, Jealous of My Casserole? and Don’t Diss the Crock Pot.

If you have a recipe(s) you want to share send it to: snarkytestkitchen@gmail.com. Feel free to share a little story about the recipe and I’d love to include your name, but if you want to stay on the down low just make up something like – Crockpot Karen.  oxoxoxo Snarky

Texas Tasty Cookies  

1 cup of granulated sugar

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup of shortening

1 cup of peanut butter

3 large eggs, lightly beaten

1 teaspoon of vanilla

1 cup of all-purpose flour

1 cup of uncooked, quick cooking oats

2 tsp of baking soda

1 tsp of baking powder

Sprinkle of cinnamon

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

1 cup butterscotch chips (or peanut butter chips depending on how much you or your kids like peanut butter or sometimes I just double up on the chocolate chips or do the holy trinity of semi-sweet chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips)

Preheat over to 350 degrees

Combine first four ingredients in a large mixing bowl, beat with electric mixture until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla beating well.

Combine flour and the next 4 ingredients, add peanut butter and beat well. Stir in by hand the pecans and assorted chips.

Taste cookie dough repeatedly to make sure it’s yummy.

If after this you have any cookie dough left using a tablespoon drop dough onto a lightly greased cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

Snarky Cookbook

bake_sale_cover_200Who wants to get their Snarky on in the kitchen? Me! I’ve been totally sold on doing a Snarky Cookbook. Heading my cookbook team is a culinary genius who teaches cooking classes, is an executive chef, caterer and has her own line of cookies. Joining her is an equally talented whiz in the kitchen and a public school teacher ( love that). Trust me – these two know yummy.

Here’s where I need your help – we are looking for your best, favorite, go to recipes. Maybe it’s the one you are asked to bring to every potluck or school party. Perhaps it’s a family reunion classic. Desserts, entrees, snacks, you name it – we want it! This cookbook is going to be so deliciously snarky. Here’s a little peek at some of the sections: Bake Sale Throwdown, Jealous of My Casserole? Don’t Diss the Crock Pot and Mommy’s Little Helper (the adult beverage section) and of course I plan to have an entire collection of recipes that can be made with Diet Coke.

I’m personally going to submit a recipe for a casserole that I’m asked to bring to every office party and of course I’ll feature recipes from my blog and book like the Happy Mama and the Hot Mom Drink.

All you have to do is send your recipe to: snarkytestkitchen@gmail.com

I would so love for you to include your name and a little background on the recipe(s) if you so desire. If you’re not comfortable with that just give me a pen name like – Carpool Cookie. (Yes, lame and I know you will do better.) Please share this with all your mom friends and let’s get started bringing a little Snarkalicious attitude into the kitchen!

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