No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Have you ever heard of no bake cookies? They’re pretty self explanatory, cookies that require no baking before they are ready to enjoy. It’s like getting to lick the bowl without getting scolded by mom.

Generally what makes no bake cookies work is a thick base that requires no eggs. Things like peanut butter, oats or graham crackers typically serve to keep the cookie together without needing to bake.

Here’s a favorite recipe for quick, no bake cookies!

2 cups sugar
1⁄2 cup milk
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄3 cup cocoa
1⁄4 lb softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla

1⁄2 cup peanut butter
3 cups oatmeal (instant)

Mix first 6 ingredients in a saucepan and cook until it boils.
Boil for 1-3 minutes.
Remove from heat and add peanut butter and oatmeal. Drop by teaspoonfuls on to wax paper.
Chill until set.

Try it out and let us know what you think!

Butter vs. Olive Oil

Butter vs. Olive Oil

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What’s the difference?

Butter and olive oil are two of the most used ingredients in the kitchen. It would be hard to find a common household that doesn’t have these two cooking must haves. Although they are simple ingredients they manage to elevate dishes seamlessly and we have much heartier meals because of them!  Here are a couple differences between butter and olive oil and different ways you can use each of them.

The Differences between the Two

Butter is made from fat and protein found in milk. Typically we use the milk of a cow to make butter but you can use sheep or goat milk as well. It is made by churning fresh cream or milk. There are many types of butter including, but not limited to, salted, unsalted, grass-fed, clarified butter, and cultured butter. Butter can be stored in the refrigerator to keep it cool or hard, or it can be left at room temperature to stay soft. If you do leave your butter at room temperature you want to be sure to use a Butter Bay so your butter doesn’t go rancid!

Butter is often preferred for recipes that need creaming because it is thicker and will take better. Also if you are baking something like croissants or cake butter is typically favored!

Olive oil is the fat that is retrieved from the olive. Olives are a fruit grown on trees and these trees are now grown throughout the world, although they are native to the Mediterranean. The olives are harvested from the trees and pressed to extract the olive oil. You will normally see olive oil labeled as “virgin” or “extra virgin” which refers to how much that olive oil has been processed.  Olive oil is stored in a dry dark place and is not refrigerated.

Olive oil is used more often when you can’t or don’t want to include dairy in your meal. Also if you are looking for a lighter alternative to butter, so if you are making a salad veggies olive oil may be the way to go!

Those are a few of the main differences between the two! Which one do you prefer using when you are cooking and baking?

Butter in Coffee?

Butter in Coffee?

Coffee. You wake up to it in the morning and it sustains you all day. Over half of the adult population in America drinks coffee everyday, 54% to be exact. But how can you make your coffee even better? Butter of course.

Okay it sounds odd, but Bulletproof coffee is sweeping the nation. Coffee and organic grass fed butter seems like it would conflict and yet it works. Not only does it taste good but it is actually good for you as well. It provides you with your daily caffeine fix while also giving you mental clarity. Bulletproof coffee is also suppresses hunger and helps with weight loss, so it is useful in that manner as well.

Coffee and butter is somewhat like breakfast in a cup, not a breakfast of champions mind you, but a good form of sustenance nonetheless. It satisfies multiple needs and can sustain you throughout your day. The simplicity of it is incredible and making it at home is super easy. All you need is soft, unsalted butter and coffee (you don’t want salt in your coffee, so make sure it is unsalted butter). When you are testing out your bulletproof coffee be sure to store your butter in a Butter Bay to make the process seamless and easy, just like your coffee should be!   

It is an unlikely pairing but it could change the way you start your morning! What are your thoughts on putting butter in coffee. Let us know in the comments if you think it is brilliant or crazy!

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