Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you’re a fan of Subway, like I am, then you are probably also a fan of their cookies!! They actually have several varieties that are all yummy, but I think the Subway Double Chocolate Chip Cookies are a fan favorite!

If you have been wanting to duplicate that same deliciousness at home, this Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe should let you do just that!

One of the secret ingredients in this recipe is to use Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa. It gives it a much more rich, chocolatey taste than using just regular baking cocoa.

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Subway Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 large room temperature eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey’s SPECIAL DARK baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 6 ounces white chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°

  1. Cream butter & sugar in a bowl with hand mixer
  2. Add vanilla and one egg at a time, beat
  3. In another bowl, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Combine flour mix slowly into butter and beat until well blended.
  5. Add the chocolate chips, fold in with a spoon
  6. Drop about 2 inches apart onto a cookie sheet
  7. Bake for about 10-12 minutes – times may vary.

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Easy Quick Rise Dinner Rolls in One Hour

Easy Quick Rise Dinner Rolls in One Hour

Easy Quick Rise Dinner Rolls in One Hour

This is the quickest and easiest yeast roll I have ever made. No more thinking ahead the day before or hours prior to rise dough.  You can enjoy fresh, soft, fluffy dinner rolls in just an hour following this recipe. Using rapid rise yeast helps, but also this style roll does not require a long rise time.  I made them buttered, you can try experimenting with different herb toppings or add a touch more sugar and a little honey to turn them into Hawaiian rolls!

What you need:

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1 Envelope of Rapid Rise Yeast
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
¾ teaspoons salt
1 cup water
6 Tablespoons Butter, divided into 2 Tablespoons each
Sea Salt and garlic Seasoning for the top if you wish

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 400º, reduce to 375º when you put them in the oven.

Mix the yeast, sugar and salt and 1 cup of flour in a large bowl.

Warm the oil, water and 2 tablespoons of butter in the microwave on 1 minute. Liquid should be warm , not hot to the touch. Add  to the flour mixture. Mix by hand for about until well combined.

Add ½ cup flour and continue to mix.  Flour your counter top, dump the dough onto the counter, add more flour until dough is no longer sticky, but a workable soft dough.

Knead for about 5-8 minutes.

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Grease a glass pie plate or pan of your choice, separate into equal parts, roll into a ball and set them spaced about 2 inches. Let rise an additional 20 minutes. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter, bake on 375º for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

Brush with remaining butter. Salt or garlic if desired.

Easy Quick Rise Dinner Rolls in One Hour

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Cookie

Peanut Butter & Banana Breakfast Cookie

A recent trend growing is using bananas instead of egg and flour in a cookie recipe. I had to try it. I received some amazing oat and granola mixes from MixMyOwn (you can read our review here at Product Review Cafe MixMyOwn Review) I just had to make a breakfast cookie with this mix.  These cookies are packed with fiber, antioxidants and flavor! 

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This cookie is kind of a hybrid peanut butter no bake and oatmeal raisin! They are delicious. 

What you need: 

1 cup of muesli mix or quick oats

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 medium over ripe banana 

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon of vanilla

What to do:

Preheat the oven to 350º

In a medium bowl, mash the banana, mix in the vanilla.

Warm the peanut butter in the microwave slowly, about 20 seconds at a time until thin.

Add the oats & baking powder into the bowl, mix.

Pour the peanut butter all over, mix well.  

Spoon onto a cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. 

There are cacao nibs in the cookies pictured, this was in the mix I used from MixMyOwn. If you wish to add dark chocolate or dried fruit you can! 

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Sweet & Spicy Skillet Chicken with Rice in 20 Minutes

 

Sweet & Spicy Skillet Chicken with Rice in 20 Minutes

Sweet & Spicy Skillet Chicken with Rice 

This is one of those easy, single pan in a hurry kind of dishes that you can make any time.  The ingredients are few, the cook time is short and there is virtually no prep time.  The end result is still a satisfying, homemade meal that was not handed to you in a paper bag with a bill. Sweet & Spicy Chicken with Rice can also be made ahead of time and frozen! 

What you need: 

1 1/2 pounds cooked chicken (or use 1 bag of Tyson Grilled & Ready fully cooked chicken strips)
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 red bell pepper- sliced in 1/4 inch strips
1/2 yellow bell pepper- sliced in 1/4 inch strips
1 medium carrot- julienned 
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1 jar of Frank’s RedHot Sweet Chili Sauce 
1 cup of uncooked white rice
2 cups of water
 

What to do:

In a large skillet on medium high, add the olive oil , then heat the chicken for about 3 minutes.

Add the carrots & peppers, stir, cook for about a minute.

Add the rice, water and 1/2 the bottle of Franks Sweet Chili Sauce. Mix.

Bring to a boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes.  

TIP*  Cooking white rice is easy if you do this one thing….  DO NOT take the lid off during the cooking process. White rice is usually cooked by steaming. Removing the cover let’s out the steam. You may have some sticking on the bottom of your pan, but that is just part of it and better than uncooked or mushy rice. 

Top with the remaining Sweet Chili sauce and serve!

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Simple Homemade Blueberry Muffins

Simple Homemade Blueberry Muffins

I use to be so scared to bake anything. I was no good at it. Then I decided to skip being scared and just practice. Baking is hard for me because I tend to “eyeball” or “judge” on the amount of an ingredient. With baking you can not do this.  Baking is literally science, not just “a science” like the saying.  If you are off on one ingredient, another ingredient may not do what it is suppose to. So, don’t be scared to bake, just make sure you follow the recipe exactly. Start with something simple like this easy blueberry muffin recipe.

Remember: 

  • Always follow baking recipes EXACTLY
  • Always use real unsalted butter when a recipe calls for “butter or margarine” .   Trust me, it makes a difference.

Simple Homemade Blueberry Muffins

 

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup warm milk
  2. 1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
  3. 1 Land O Lakes® Egg, slightly beaten
  4. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  5. 1/2 cup sugar
  6. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  9. Topping
  10. 1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
  11. 1/4 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Grease a muffin tin or line with baking cups.
  3. Mix milk, 1/2 cup melted butter and egg in medium sized bowl.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients except blueberries; mix.
  5. Then fold in the blueberries. TIP* I use small wild Maine blueberries from Wyman’s. Use can find these in your freezer section. No need to defrost. Just add to a bowl, coat with 2 tablespoons of sugar before adding to muffin batter.
  6. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups.
  7. Bake 22-26 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Cool slightly; remove from pan.
  9. Brush muffins with 1/4 cup melted butter, then in sugar. Optional.

 

Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour

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 Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour

Beef Stew is one of those dishes that most people think has to cook all day or for hours to taste good. It is true that the longer the cooking time, the more flavors and tender the meat is. But, this recipe is different. This recipe will achieve the same in about an hour. So, if you come home from work cold, tired and craving something to warm you up, homemade beef stew IS possible! Follow the steps below and enjoy!

What you need:

1 Beef Stew Seasoning Packet (or make your own with this recipe)
Olive Oil
1 Pound Beef cut into 1/2 inch cubes
*TIP* Do not buy pre-cut “stew beef”, it is usually a cut of meat that is more tough since most stores expect that someone making stew will be cooking it all day or using a slow cooker. Instead pick out a more tender cut of meat and cube it yourself.
2 medium carrots cut into 1/4 inch thick rounds
1 large potato diced
1/2 box frozen peas OR use cut green beans (preference)
3 cups water
2 tablespoons flour

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What to do:

1.  Add about 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a stock pot or dutch oven, heat on medium

2. Add diced beef and brown for about 5 minutes.  Add the flour and mix well to coat the beef (this helps thicken the sauce later)

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3. Whisk together the beef stew packet and 3 cups of water, pour slowly into the pot, mix well.  Add all the veggies except the peas or green beans.  Add those 15 minutes before finished. 

Easy Homemade Beef Stew In One Hour

 

4. Bring to a boil, immediately reduce to medium low ( about a 2-3 on your dial, stove tops vary heat should be hot enough to cook but not boiling) for about an hour. 

This tastes wonderful served with fresh bread. Normally I use this easy biscuit recipe , but I was not in the mood so we just had buttered bread. 

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Fifteen Minute Cheesy Western Omelette Bites

Fifteen Minute Cheesy Western Omelette Bites

Fifteen Minute Cheesy Western Omelette Bites 

Great as an appetizer, addition to brunch or just a light breakfast, these cheesy western omelette bites are easy and done in fifteen minutes. Instead of making a traditional omelette or quiche, the scrambled egg mixture gets poured into cute and crispy little fillo dough cups (phyllo or filo).  My favorite is usually spinach and feta cheese, but we decided to change it up and use some peppers. 

What you need: 

1 Box of Athen’s Mini Fillo Shells
2 Eggs beaten with 1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 each of : small tomato, onion, green pepper- diced
pinch of salt & pepper

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What to do:

Preheat the oven to 350

Place the mini shells onto a buttered cookie sheet

Combine the diced tomato, peppers, and onion into a small bowl with the salt, pepper, cheese and beaten egg/milk mixture. 

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Pour into each shell , you may need to use a fork to guide the veggies and cheese into the cup otherwise just the liquid will pour out.  You can fill right to the top. 

Bake on 350 for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. 

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20 Meals That Can Be Made In 20 Minutes

20 Meals That Can Be Made In 20 Minutes

20 Meals That Can Be Made In 20 Minutes

Looking for a quick meal that will satisfy and look like you spent all day making it? These recipes are for you. This list of 20 easy meals can be made in 20 minutes. Your family will wonder where you found the time to make them. I’m making the Asian Beef with Snow Peas tonight.  Pick one, try it out, see how easy it is to make a great homemade meal fast and then let us know which one if your favorite!

Walnut Encrusted Salmon

Buffalo Shrimp Grilled Cheese 

Pancake Cups

One Skillet Cheesy Taco Pasta 

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One Pot Quinoa & Vegetable Dish

Seared Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce

Maple Mustard Glazed Chicken 

Pesto Egg Salad

Best Chili Recipe

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Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

Simple Butter Scallops

Cilantro Lime Tilapia

Ribeye Pork Chop with Berry Cilantro Sauce

20 Meals That Can Be Made In 20 Minutes

Skinny Cobb Salad

Squash Pepper & Kale Hash

Texas Thai Tacos

One Pot Honey Balsamic Spring Chicken Recipe

20 Meals That Can Be Made In 20 Minutes

Easy Huevos Rancheros 

Asian Beef with Snow Peas

Delicious Grilled Burgers

 

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

I see these cute, colorful little peppers in the grocery store all the time and I just have to buy them. Like a green bell pepper, they are sweet, crisp and crunchy.  I snack on raw as well as use for cooking.

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

 

One of my favorite dishes to make is stuffed peppers. Normally I make them traditional with rice, ground beef and sauce.  This time we wanted to try something different. These bacon & cheese stuffed sweet peppers were a huge hit, even the kids liked them. They usually won’t eat the traditional stuffed peppers!

These little guys make a perfect appetizer, lunch or side to a big Italian meal!

Bacon & Cheese Stuffed Sweet Peppers

 

Ingredients
  1. 8 Small Sweet Peppers
  2. 1 Cup of Ricotta Cheese
  3. 1/2 Cup cooked crispy bacon, crumbled
  4. 1/2 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  5. 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese (shaker cheese is fine!)
  6. 1 Medium egg (if you only have large eggs whisk it up and only pour half the egg into the ricotta)
  7. 1 teaspoon Italian blend seasoning ( or a pinch each of rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil)
  8. 1 small clove of garlic minced, or a pinch of garlic powder
  9. Olive oil
  10. pinch of salt & pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400
  2. Cut the tops of the peppers, remove the ribs & seeds
  3. In a medium bowl, beat (by hand) the egg into the ricotta
  4. Add the mozzarella, parmesan, bacon, seasonings and garlic, Mix.
  5. Spoon the mixture into each pepper
  6. Lay them on a cookie sheet that has been drizzled with olive oil
  7. salt & pepper
  8. Roast on 400 for about 15 minutes
  9. Cook time may vary

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

 

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry With Berry Syrup

Do not be afraid, this recipe is easier than it looks. Create a bakery style pastry in just 15 minute prep time.  The best thing about semi-homemade recipes is just that…  they are semi-homemade.  Semi-homemade refers to a recipe that uses pre-made or packaged items as a short cut combined with your other ingredients, but with homemade results.  It is quite fabulous and saves a lot of time.

Follow the steps below and be your own pastry chef for an evening! 

Ingredients:

1 Can apple pie filling
16 4×4 puff pastry squares
3/4 cup Powdered sugar
1 cup Sugar + 1 teaspoon
2 teaspoon Cinnamon<
3/4 cup Melted Butter
Berry Syrup
1 Pint strawberries
1 cup sugar

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lay 8 puff pastry squares on a cookie sheet, brush with melted butter. 
3. Scoop one spoonful of apple pie filling onto each square, gently spread out to 1/2 inch from edges
4. Place a puff pastry square on top of each, lightly press down, brush with melted butter
5. Bake for about 15 mins or until golden brown.
6. Remove from oven and brush with melted butter, sprinkle cinnamon & sugar

For the syrup-  use this homemade method OR just buy a container of frozen strawberries in syrup!

  1. Puree the strawberries in a blender, add to a medium sauce pan with 1 cup of sugar. Mix well.
  2. Slowly heat to boiling, constantly mixing. You do not want your berries to burn, so keep mixing, juices will be extracted as the heat and the sugar dissolves.
  3. If for some reason your berries are not juicy, add 1 teaspoon of water.  Cook on medium high until slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, strain to remove seeds and strawberry pulp. Let cool completely. 

Finish by drizzling the berry syrup over the pastry, garnish and serve!  

Optional icing/glaze:  1/2 cup Powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon of milk, mix and add milk until desired consistency is reached. 

Semi-Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pastry with Berry Syrup

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