Eris bakes: What could be more chaotic than a teenager in the kitchen?

{December 24, 2012}   Dog cookies

Around Thanksgiving I found a recipe for dog treats and last Thursday I made them. I made sure to announce that they were dog treats… but umm my aunt had already gone to bed. The next morning, she comes up to me “So, the cookies on the table, are they decorative?” I must have had a “Oh, no, no, she didn’t” face. I was like “Nooooo, those are dog cookies.” “Oh! No wonder it tasted bad.” My mom, who was upstairs, called down “Did you eat a dog cookie?”  “Yes, I was like ‘Man, JulieAnn forgot the sugar, that’s so unlike her.” (Please note this has been slightly paraphrased) which made everyone laugh. It has been the running gag all weekend.

Recipe from Browneyedbaker. com

Peanut Butter Doggie Bones

2 cups whole-wheat flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 cup natural peanut butter
1 cup low-fat milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, combine flour and baking powder. In another bowl, mix peanut butter and milk. Add wet mixture to dry, and mix well.

Turn out dough on a lightly floured surface and knead. Roll out to 1/4-inch thickness and cut out shapes. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Cool on a rack and store in an airtight container.


The judge’s verdict:

“Can I PLEASE eat them ALL???”  (This is exactly what our dogs said too)

These cookies have lasted about 2 weeks. 

Dog Cookies


{December 9, 2012}   Chicken Doodle Soup

Ages ago….a few months I found a homemade 6 ingredient chicken noodle soup recipe in some food magazine probably Taste of Home.

Well, I tried it on Thursday, which may have been a bad idea for me to cook on my busiest night, and it said it only took 1 hour to make but its made in spurts so I could start and stop and it’d be fine. I got home from book club and started working on dinner, I thought it’d be maybe 45 minutes, well the chicken wasn’t cooked all the way and so I had to re-boil that, and then I had to de-bone it and tear it into chunks but it came out in strips-oh well-and then I had to cut up the carrots and let them boil until nearly soggy and then add the peas and the chicken and then let it heat up. By that time everybody was starving, I was close to crying, and it didn’t seem worth it.

But it tasted okay, it was way too oily, definitely needs tweaking: less water, more carrots, more peas, different noodles, more salt, more pepper-considering I didn’t put any of the last two in that didn’t surprise me.

But all in all pretty good for my first time making soup from scratch.

et cetera