Friday, October 15, 2010

ULTIMATE cookies! The Way to a Man's Heart...

I made a batch of these last night for Bosses Day... they are probably the best cookies I've ever made. See the recipe below:


Ingredients:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups oats (old fashioned or instant, I used old fashioned)
1 bag Heath toffee chips
1/2 bag milk chocolate chips
1/2 bag butterscotch chips
sea salt

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, in four batches.
3. In another bowl combine oats, Heath chips, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Add to dough and combine.
4. Drop dough on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake for 11-12 minutes. Sprinkle warm cookies with sea salt.

*This makes ALOT of dough so you can just make half if you want and freeze the rest in smaller portions for those nights when you just want 1 or 2.

Recipe credit to Iowa Girl Eats.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

I've been tagged!

My cousin Jacin has blog tagged me with a few questions that I have to answer for her. This should be fun! See below:
 
Jacins questions:
1. what was the last movie you watched? I'm really bad at watching movies, ummm..... does the Teen Mom marathon count?
2. what's your favorite food? Lobster with drawn butter, french fries, wontons, chicken pot pie, or original goldfish. I love food. And cheese.
3. what is your happiest memory (not wedding-related) :) Hmm... the first thing that popped into my head was playing "Memory" on the floor with my grama in Vermont.
4. what is your favorite song? Dixieland Delight by Alabama!!!
5. if you could move anywhere in the world where would it be? New Hampshire, in the mountains.
6. what is the last book you read? No One You know, by Michelle Richmond & I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love right now.... love it.
7. what's on the wallpaper on your computer desktop? A photo of fall leaves taken with my holga camera
8. what is your favorite thing to do on a rainy day? Cooking & Baking with a glass of wine in hand! And curling up on the couch, watching TV with my husband and dogs! I love rainy days.
 
 
 
:)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Time to get crackin!

Well since my cousin Jacin tagged me in her blog today, I thought I should update my blog. Yeah, it's been since July. I know having a busy summer is hardly an excuse since Jacin found time to plan a Wedding, come back East half a dozen times and still have a new blog post every day!

So, I thought, what am I going to write about?

MY BIRTHDAY!

I just turned 29 and my husband surprised me with a day of fun...we started off with mimosas (because that's a rule) and then we got in the car. I had no idea where we were going.... An hour later we reached a Safari (yes, I live in Ohio). This place was so cool!!! It is called the African Wildlife Safari and you drive your own car through an actual safari full of giraffe, zebra, moose, elk, alpaca, deer, those cows with the really long horns (what are they called??). So, you drive your car through, carrots in hand and the animals actually stick their heads inside your car. They are VERY curious. It was hillarious, John and I were belly laughing the entire time.

Check out my pictures...


This is the giraffe responsible for breaking my sunroof!!! But, it was soooo worth it! :)