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January 24, 2014

We Made Room For Dessert 11 - 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookies with only 3 ingredients? Yes please!  Gluten free?  You got it!  Super easy so that even people who don't care to bake can make a simple and delicious dessert?  Check!!!
The recipe this week makes room for dessert, with no flour or butter.  And even though I am baking (something I rarely do), it's so fast and easy you will want to make these too!  I found the recipe via Facebook from The Southern Lady Cooks blog.  Click the link and you can find her original post there.  But for the recipe, see below!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg

***Even though you really only need these ingredients, some great and simple add-ins would be chocolate or peanut butter chips.  I'm going to try the chocolate chips next time I make them.  Also, with Super Bowl coming up, a great way to make them a football friendly dessert would be to shape the cookies in to football instead of circles.  Then draw on some lines with white frosting.  How easy and festive would that be???

Preheat oven to 375.  Mix all ingredients together.  Form in to balls and flatten slightly on a cookie sheet.
Bake 10-14 minutes.  Let cool.

January 17, 2014

NRFD 2013 in Review

What a great food year 2013 was!  This post is going to review what happened on this site in 2013, and talk about some goals for No Room For Dessert in 2014.
I mentioned last year that my blog at the end of 2012 had 7,000 page views, and my goal in 2013 was to double that... Goal achieved!!!  We more than doubled our page views, ending 2013 with a little over 16,000 views.  I am so amazed and thankful for this.  I am glad I have so many readers!
I also mentioned last year that I found out a lot of my friends were closet foodies and visited my food blog regularly.  Well in 2013 even more people came forward to tell me they read all my posts.  I have some really great friends!
I brought you 36 posts in 2013, about 3 posts a month.  22 of these posts were recipes, and in 2014 I hope to double that!  I want to bring you at least 50 new recipes by the end of the year.  I am off to a slow start, with only one so far, but I am going to start amping that up.
We started a new category in 2013, Simply Sides.  This year I will continue to add to that, and I am working on coming up with a new category as we speak.  I'm not sure what it will encompass yet, but I'm thinking something about slow cooker recipes.  I like to keep things interesting and one way for me to do that is to give you something new to look forward to.
The most popular post (that I wrote in 2013) was for my Savory Cheese Pies.  And boy are they delicious!
My Baked Croissant French Toast recipe was also popular, as was my recipe for Chili Cheese Pie,  Check them out if you haven't yet!
I hope 2014 will be another great food year, and I am looking forward to cooking new recipes and writing about them, as well as trying new restaurants.  Stay tuned to the blog!  Everyone have a great year and thanks so much for reading!!!

January 13, 2014

Simply Sides 9 - Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

Who doesn't love a cheesy garlicky bread stick??? I could live off them if my body would let me (sadly, it won't).  These are super simple to make, and are a great addition to any pasta or pizza meal (any meal really!).

Cheesy Garlic Bread Sticks

4 tbs garlic compound butter (see recipe below pictures)
1 batch of pizza dough (you can make your won or get it at a grocery store like I do, my local Publix has great dough for under $3)
1/4 parmesan, grate
1/2 cup shredded cheddar (or mozzarella, or your favorite cheese)

Preheat your oven to 500.  Let dough rise for at least an hour (up until all day) - if you don't, you'll have the big puff ball I did!  Punch dough down, and with your hands or a rolling pin, flatten onto a well-greased baking sheet (or pizza stone).  Spread softened butter (leave at room temperature for an hour or two, or microwave for 10 seconds) all over dough.  Sprinkle on parmesan, sprinkle on cheddar.  Bake at 500 for 10-15 minutes.


Garlic Compound Butter
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

pinch of salt and pepper
*Blend all ingredients until thoroughly combined.  Roll up in wax paper and refrigerate.  Use as needed!