As can be expected during the final week of November, in the USA, the following photos mainly consist of FOOD.
Happy Thanksgiving week!
Tuesday, November 26th
I got to cook my Romanesco Broccoli today. Unfortunately as I sat down to my snack I noticed lots and lots of little black boiled bug carcasses in amongst the swirls. Ah well. It looked pretty, anyway.
Wednesday, November 27th
Yup. I made cookies today. Are we surprised?
Thursday, November 28th
Happy Thanksgiving! We had homemade cranberry sauce. So easy!
Surprisingly, I also went outside for a bit (though not for long! It’s COLD over in Spokane!), and found these very photogenic grasses.
Friday, November 29th
I made mini Apple pies tonight. In Mason Jar lids. I learned the idea from this blog: Dessert for Two
Saturday, November 30th
I made a giant cookie to send to my nephew. He’s turning 3. :)
Sunday, December 1st
Tomorrow’s Macro Monday shot, taken today.
Monday, December 2nd
What do you get when you have a cookie snack while wrapping Christmas gifts?
Well, what you get is a mess, actually.
C is for Copious amounts of Cookies because two of my friends’ birthday’s are coming up, so I mixed together a couple batches of cookies to send them. If you know who these friends are, SHHHH don’t tell! ;)
Linking up with Alphabe-Thursday!
Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
These are your classic crinkle cookies, I can’t remember where I found my recipe, but it’s similar to this one (though, this isn’t quite the recipe I use, it should be fine. I might post my recipe later, if I feel like it.)
“Healthy” Chocolate Chip Cookies
I got the recipe for these “healthy” chocolate chip cookies from Chocolate Covered Katie, it’s her Best Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe, and you can find it HERE. I substituted water for milk and cashews for the mac nuts (didn’t feel like going back to the store).
As I was wandering around Pinterest the other day I came across a recipe for Lemon Crinkle Cookies.
Check out the Lemon Crinkle recipe here, at laurenslatest.com. (No, really, go check it out. She’s won awards.)
Now, I made Chocolate Crinkle Cookies over Christmas, and they were a hit. So, this version caught my eye.
I made it this afternoon, and I’m hooked. It’s basically the same cookie as the chocolate one (with the obvious differences) but this one seems so much healthier because it’s so light and lemony.
That’s why I’ve dubbed it the ‘gateway cookie’ you eat a few of these, thinking you’re still doing okay, but then you remember what’s actually all in them and BAM! You might as well dig into those Chocolate Raspberry truffles and Chocolate Chips cookie dough balls you made yesterday. Not to say that you shouldn’t eat a few of these, because if you eat one, you will want more.
I think next time I make them I will experiment a bit with the ingredients, for example substitute yogurt for the butter? We’ll see.
If you like lemon, or cookies, or anything delicious, you need to try these. Do it.
Lemon Crinkle Cookie