Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Haystack Cookies

Does anyone remember these? I hadn't had one of these babies since I was a kid. So easy and so good!
1 c. butterscotch chips
1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 c. peanuts
2 c. chow mein noodles

In a dish microwave at 50% power, melting the chips and peanut butter (3-5 minutes). Stir in peanuts and chow mein noodles. Drop on wax paper. Put in refrigerator for faster set or let sit overnight on counter.
I omitted the peanuts, and didn't wait for them to sit overnight! They got eaten as soon as they were able to be handled without falling apart!

Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Ok, another one of Matt's favorites. We usually eat it as a sandwich, but Matt has also ate it over rice. It's really good.

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 pound sweet Italian turkey sausage
2 red bell peppers, sliced
2 yellow onions, sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 cup Marsala wine (ok, so I used a substitute)
1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional
4 to 6 fresh Italian sandwich rolls, optional