Sunday, August 14, 2011

Baked Toasted Ravioli

I had my son, his girlfriend and his 2 boys over for dinner. I served this as an appetizer with my homemade pizza and salad. I've had these in a restaurant when they were fried which are delicious but baking them wasn't too bad either.


1 package frozen cheese ravioli, thawed
1 cup bread crumbs
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1 egg

Preheat oven at 400 degrees. Line a large cookie sheet with foil and place racks on cookie sheet. Dip thawed ravioli in egg and then bread crumbs. Spray with Pam Olive oil spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until golden brown. Serve with jarred or homemade marinara sauce.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

White Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I haven't taken anything to work in a while. I was bored today and although we are suffering with triple digit heat I decided to bake! Well, crank the A/C down a bit and pretend it's not sweltering and voila cookies are done. I found this recipe on I think the addition of some toasted coconut and/or craisins would have given them a bit more flavor but I went with what I had on hand.


1 cup butter
1 cup light brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
2 cups white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar and white sugar until smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to the creamed mixture. Add the oats, white chocolate chips and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10-12 minutes until lightly browned.