{Recipes} Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Pie

{image via Bakerella}

When I am feeling sinful, this is one of my go to desserts.  It is mouth watering and fool proof, yet everyone goes on and on about it like you spent hours in the kitchen.

Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Pie

* 1 unbaked 9-inch deep dish pie shell
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
* 1 cup (6 oz) Nestle Tollhouse semi sweet chocolate morsels
* 1 cup chopped  nuts - I OMIT THE NUTS


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl on high speed until foamy.  Beat in flour, sugar and brown sugar.  Beat in butter.  Stir in morsels and nuts.  Spoon into pie shell.

Bake for 55 to 60 minutes.  Cool on wire rack.



{Recipes} Chicken Pot Pie

{image via The Pioneer Woman}

I love comfort foods and chicken pot pie definitely is at the top of my favorite list.  Whenever people hear the words, "comfort food", they automatically think FAT,  FAT, FAT.  Well, I'm hear with a somewhat healthy and absolutely delicious pot pie recipe!  I have included an even healthier version at the bottom!

* 1 frozen pie shell
* 1 lose pie crust from the refrigerated section
* 1 rotisserie chicken - I like to use the lemon herb chicken for this recipe
* 1/2 cup chopped onion
* 1 1/2 - 2 cans of cream of chicken soup
* 1 bag of frozen vegetables - peas and carrots is what I always use
* Salt & pepper to taste


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees

Tear chicken into bite size pieces.  Dump the chicken, onions, soup and vegetables in a bowl and mix. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Pour mixture into frozen pie shell and then cover with pie crust.  Poke a few holes in the top crust.

 Bake for 45-55 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

An even Healthier Version!
When I'm attempting to eat super healthy, I'll make the above version for my family and then save a little of the mixture for me.

Bake the saved amount in a small pyrex dish and bake at 350 until heated through.  You still get the creamy middle, just not the pastry shell!



The Barre Method

Have you ever heard of the Barre method??!  I was intrigued when I first read about it here and that was over 6 months ago.  It sounded like such an amazing class and was exactly what I was looking for.  The Barre method aims to create long, lean muscles without adding bulk.  Bathing suit season is right around the corner (although it's hard to think about that since it is freezing all over the country right now!), so I might as well get started early!


Tomorrow I am taking my first class at DEFINE here in Houston.  Wish me luck as I embark on a new adventure which ultimately means super sore muscles for the weekend and lots of complaining from me!