31 August 2010

Summer School Cookies

By: Melissa Garn

I also made these cookies for August Cooking Club. They are super easy to make, and from what I tasted while I was making them, they are pretty tasty. I would definitely make something like this again. :)

P.s. I got it from: http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,1910,151161-245197,00.html

Melt and set aside:

1 stick butter

Mix together in large bowl:

1 c. powdered sugar
2 1/2 c. oatmeal
4 tbsp. cocoa
2 tbsp. water
1 tsp. vanilla

Stir together. Add butter. Make small balls. Roll in powdered sugar.

Peach Chicken Salad Recipe

By: Melissa Garn

I got this recipe from: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Peach-Chicken-Salad/Detail.aspx
However, in mine, I did not use cucumber (I forgot to get it at the store) and fresh mint (again, I didn't get it at the store). I used mint flakes instead. This is for August Cooking Club, the theme of which is 'Summer Favorites.' Since this is pre-Cooking Club, and I've never made it before, we'll see how it turns out. :)


  • 3 medium fresh peaches, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1 medium cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 lettuce leaves


  1. In a large bowl, combine the peaches, chicken, cucumber and onion; set aside. In a blender, combine the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, mint, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. Drizzle over chicken mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Use a slotted spoon to serve on lettuce-lined plates.