Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I wanted to do this yesterday, because what better way to get over the middle of the week “ughs” than chocolate chip cookies, but I got wrapped up in painting and sparkles, as it goes. So, how about a little Thursday “WOO HOO! Tomorrow is Friday! OMG best ever super thin, extra crisp, chocolate chip cookies!!”.Wafer thin cookies that bake up super crisp with caramelized edges and just enough slivered chocolate marbled through.

Yeah, I thought so. You can’t really go wrong with that.

I have been baking TOO MUCH for everyone else. Bo likes his cookies thick and crisp, the kids like their snickerdoodles. You know what I like though? I like a cookie that snaps in your mouth and fills it will little bits of caramelized edges. I love just enough slivered chocolate that it swirls and marbles so you get a little hint in every bite, but not so much that it screams “OMG THIS IS A CHOCOLATE COOKIE”. There is a place for that, this cookie isn’t it. I love being able to taste the actual cookie… and I really love when I can toss in a handful of super tiny walnut pieces.

Wafer thin cookies that bake up super crisp with caramelized edges and just enough slivered chocolate marbled through.

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Herb and Garlic Lamb Chop Pops

Lamb chops are covered in a fresh herb and garlic marinade with a kick of lemon, then broiled. Start to finish in 20 minutes!

I have been absolutely buzzing about sharing this recipe with all of you. Fall is (quickly) approaching, school is about to start back up, and as much as it seems like we had no free time during the summer, life gets CRAZY hectic once the routine starts up again. There is nothing that I love…

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salted toffee squares

super easy salted toffee squares with toasted almonds and chocolate. These are what you've been missing in your life!

If you’ve ever tried those almond roca candies, you’ll know where I’m going with this. The candies have a hard almond toffee center, are covered in milk chocolate, and then rolled in toasted almonds. They’re basically a perfect bite of awesome. A few years ago I found a recipe for squares in a Martha Stewart magazine that had…

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Blue Cheese Tossed Pretzel Bites

Buttery, soft, and salty pretzel bites tossed with garlic and blue cheese. A great movie night at home snack!

Good morning folks! I’m in an awesome mood today. First off, it’s my birthday, I’m 33, and I’m loving every second of my life. Secondly, I finally get to share this ridiculously good recipe for garlicky blue cheese tossed pretzel bites, that I created for Melt Magazine as part of their fourth Blogger Challenge. We were…

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A cakey style cornbread that is light and fluffy with a layered sweetness that's perfect on it's own, or beside your favorite plate of ribs.

sweet cakey cornbread

Before we even get started on this one – I know. Cornbread is a very personal thing to a lot of you. Especially if you’re from the south (which I’m not, so give me a little extra leeway here). I’ve seen it written that in Texas, if you add sugar to your cornbread, you’re liable…

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today-18

How to have an awesome day with your kids for free. Seriously.

I’m only three weeks into summer and I’m already starting to feel burned out. How could this possibly be happening. Already.  Sigh. I’m a planner. I constantly have lists running through my head about what I want to do, and where I want to take the kids. I constantly guilt myself for being a stay…

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Healthy Banana Bread & Oatmeal Snacking Cookies - a great on the go alternative for kids!

Oatmeal Banana Bread Snacking Cookies

So, we’re one week in to summer vacation, and I’m already running out of snack ideas (how is this possible). My kids are grazers. They typically like to eat a small little breakfast and lunch, and graze in between those meals and dinner. I try my best to have healthy (ish at least) snacks, and…

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Resolve Gold Review

Resolve Gold and the Five Day Stomach Flu

Laundry and I are close, really close. As a family of five I’m clocking a solid seven to eight loads of laundry per week, and dealing with stains on a constant basis. On top of the kid’s clothes (food, grass, did I mention food?), I have my husband who has worn the same self-appointed “uniform”…

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