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Vanilla Rich Chocolate Chip Cookies

chocolate chip cookiesIt is funny what constitutes a tragedy in the life of a blogger, Okay tragedy is way to strong a word, but a let down definitely. You see my camera battery died again and we still haven’t found the recharger, I think it must be lost somewhere in that great big world of ours never to return. This means we need to head to the store and buy ourselves a new recharger. Until then, I am back to using my camera phone, I figured blurry photos and better than no photos at all. So I made these cookies and then brought them to Bridge class last night, where we all managed to polish off almost the whole recipe so apparently they were good!!

Recipe from Allrecipes

  •                     3 1/4 cups flour
  •                     1 teaspoon baking soda
  •                     3/4 teaspoon salt
  •                     1 1/3 cups butter, softened
  •                     1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  •                     1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  •                     2 eggs
  •                     4 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  •                     1 (12 ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  •                     1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

1. Cream together the butter and both sugars, then blend in eggs and vanilla.

2. Add baking soda, salt and 2 1/4 cups of the flour. Beat until combined. Beat in remaining flour.

3. Add chocolate chips and walnuts, stir until combined.

4. Drop onto ungreased cookie sheets and bake at 375 for 9 minutes a batch. Cool.

5. Eat and enjoy!



Buttery Corn Bread

corn breadI have tried many a corn bread recipe, big and small, some using shortening, some honey, some butter. This has been our favorite and although I know I will use and try another this is the best I have found so far.

Recipe from Nicole Callen at Allrecipes

  •   2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  •   1 cup sugar
  •   3 eggs
  •   1 2/3 cups milk
  •   2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  •   1 cup cornmeal
  •   4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  •   1 teaspoon salt

1. Cream together the butter and sugar in a medium-sized mixing bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, then milk. Beat in remaining ingredients.

2. Pour mixture into a greased 13×9 inch pan and bake for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees. Check with toothpick to make sure it is done cooking in the center.

3. Eat and Enjoy!

Tips- Serve with Jam or honey for an extra tasty treat!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkinsIt’s Halloween. We love holidays in this house. We even make up our own. Yup we are quirky like that. So Happy Halloween everybody, it looks like we may be trick or treating in the snow tonight! I bought a bunch of candy to hand out so I am hoping that we get lots of kids! In our house this year we will be having Batman, A Bride and a female version of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland. To cute!

Anyways here is a quick and easy recipe for pumpkin seeds. roasting the seeds

  • About 3 1/2 cups pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • dash of pepper

1. After pulling out pumpkin seeds, rinse of all pumpkin residue.

2. Mix in bowl with all other ingredients until coated.seeds

3. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring once halfway through.

4. Eat and Enjoy!