Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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These sinfully delicious cookies I baked for Hilary and Dan to celebrate their engagement!  I like all of the fun colors from the sprinkles.  These cookies truly tasted like cake batter.  The dough was also incredibly tasty so beware if dough is your thing!  I used dark chocolate chips and rainbow nonpareils to add some crunch.  I also melted my butter and baked mine without refrigerating the dough and they turned out picture perfect.

Cake Batter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Stromboli

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Stromboli is a simple twist on your average pizza recipe and makes for a tasty dinner.  I used the pizza dough recipe from lauren’s latest:

Pizza Dough (enough for one stromboli):

1/2 cup warm water
1 1/8 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 tablespoon honey {or sugar}
1 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1.5 cups bread flour

Directions:
In a large mixing bowl mix the yeast and honey into warm water. Let stand for 10 minutes (the mixture should start to bubble and foam). Mix in the salt, oil and half the flour.  Keep adding the rest of the flour until it no longer sticks to your hands.  Then knead for 6 minutes.  Spray the bowl and dough with cooking spray/olive oil and cover the dough.  Let it rise for 1-2 hours.

To assemble the stromboli  follow the instructions on this link: Stromboli Instructions

My ingredients were pepporoni, broccoli, red peppers, garlic, and shredded mozzarella.  Then I dipped it into a basic tomato sauce as I ate it.  YUM!

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Chicken Lettuce Wraps

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This was my first attempt at making a lettuce wrap of any kind and it was a success!  I bought Boston Green Lettuce for the wraps.  The directions do not include mixing in the shredded carrots so I forgot to, but they were delicious anyways.  If you are looking for a lighter dinner this is a great recipe to try!

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Chicken Lettuce Wrap Recipe

Turkey Spinach Feta Burgers

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If you are looking for a twist on the traditional burger this is it!  I used ground turkey breast from Fresh Market which was fantastic!  But any ground turkey breast would work.  I used fresh spinach in the burger but the original recipe calls for defrosted frozen spinach.  Either will work fine, just use what you have on hand!  I served these with Alexia brand sweet potato waffle fries.  You can find them in the frozen section of the grocery store and they are very yummy! This meal was quite filling so make these when you are hungry!

Turkey Spinach Feta Burgers

adapted from eat live run.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground turkey breast or turkey

1 egg, slightly beaten

2-3 cups of chopped spinach (more or less depending on how much you like spinach)

3/4 cup feta cheese (is the same as 4oz of feta cheese)

1 tsp salt + pinch of pepper

Directions:

Heat up a skillet or pan to medium with a drop of olive oil coating the pan.  Combine all the ingredients in a medium mixing bowl using your hands.  Divide the mixture into four evenly sized patties.  Cook the turkey burgers for about 6 minutes on each side or until the meat is cooked completely full.

I served these on toasted french hamburger rolls with tomato, red onion, and ketchup!

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Turkey burgers on the skillet!