August? Already? I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by.Actually the last week has felt like it’s already winter. It’s been cold and rainy and yucky. Not great summer weather but perfect cookie baking weather. Read the rest of this entry
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It’s so cold and snowy in my neck of the woods that I just want oatmeal. And coffee. And a heating blanket. And a quilted bag of warm corn kernels. . .no I’m not crazy.
But I am cold. My aunt makes these quilted cloth bags filled with dried corn kernels and you stick them in the microwave to heat them and then put them on your freezing feet! They are probably also useful on sore muscles but I wouldn’t know because my feet are too cold to waste the warm corn on muscles. (side note-when I heat the corn my house smells of popcorn, which in turn makes me want to eat popcorn.)
This weekend Tim and I rode our bikes about 30 miles. Not all in the same day, but half Saturday and half Sunday. The weather was lovely and finally warm again! Thank goodness, cause I was scared winter was bearing down on us already. All that riding gives me license to do things like sit around and eat Chinese take out or have pancakes!
Our Sunday ride was planned out to culminate in breakfast at our halfway point. We headed into an area of town called “Old Town” with a location in mind. Turns out they roll the sidewalks up in Old Town on Sundays. Only one place was open and although it is delicious, they also have huge waits to get a table most mornings and we were looking for a little bit more instant gratification so we headed into downtown looking for an alternative. Little did we know we were doomed to wait.
It’s a good thing these cookies have already been distributed and eaten. If they were still in my house right now I would eat them all. I’m stressed.
Sometimes stress makes me eat. (Not always. . depends on the type of stress, actually.) Right now my stress is over my pup, Murfee, and her being inconsolable after having knee surgery a few days ago.
Can we talk about Fifty Shades of Gray for a minute? I just read the first book. I have some opinions. (What? No way, right?) Let’s play book club.
We can talk delicious Almond Joy No Bake Cookies in a minute.
Life is full of disappointments. I promise these cookies are not one of them.
These flew off the plate. One little girl I know pretty much ate her weight in these cookies. Thank goodness she doesn’t weigh much!
These are currently one of my favorite cookies. I first saw this brilliant idea on a brilliant blog that I enjoy, Picky Palate which is written by Jenny Flake. She just wrote her first cookbook and I can’t wait to get a look at it!
This is my riff on her idea. The original on her site is awesome. I’ve made them numerous times!
Ok. . .a tiny, chocolatey, Valentine’s break from breakfast. . .although these would make a wonderful breakfast. These cookies are fantastic.
Once you add the frosting they are near to perfection. Iced sugar cookies are nice. . iced chocolate sugar cookies are THE BEST.
A few quick words on pecans. Pecans are delicious. I adore them.
Most pies are yummy. (Maybe not minced meat or even pumpkin for me, actually.) Sweet and savory pies. I still have a memory on my tongue of a spaghetti pie my mom used to make when I was a kid. Yum.
Pecan pie is one of my favorites. (Right behind coconut cream pie!) Usually I only eat pecan pie once or twice a year, though. It’s a holiday pie for me. And for years I have made it the same way.
I modified my regular recipe a little this time around with mixed results. As much as I love pecans I think this pie had a few too many of them. I enjoy the glop as much as the nuts in this pie and with this many nuts there wasn’t enough glop. But that’s an easy fix. . just back off on the pecans a bit.
I mentioned yesterday that lots of cookies were baked in our kitchen recently. This is one of the other cookies Tim and I spent our day baking and decorating. They are fantastic. A delight with or without icing. We used the same icing as we used on the sugar cookies.
I know some people are big fans of gingerbread. (Dad) These are not exactly gingerbread cookies. Just nice spice cookies. But festive and tasting of the holidays, none the less. (And by “tasting of the holidays” I do not mean pine trees. Not delicious I assume. I promise not to try it, Tim.)