I recently picked up the Milk & Cookies recipe book from the library & it is now one of my favorite cookie books! What I love most about this book is that it uses base recipes and then offers lots of suggestions for cookies that you can create using the base dough. I plan on making many cookies from this book over Christmas. I might have to pick up this cookie book to add to my collection permanently.
Now I am obsessed with oatmeal cookies. I LOVE oatmeal and oatmeal raisin cookies. There is just something so amazing about the soft ooey gooey texture of a great oatmeal cookie. Well these are definitely among the best ones I have ever tasted. The hint of cinnamon in the dough is just phenomenal. I will be making these again and again.
The thing with this book is that the recipes are HUGE. They easily make many dozen cookies. Well tonight I was only wanting to make a few cookies because I had only laid out a set amount of butter & had a few other recipes I wanted to make. I ended up dividing out the recipe and it made a bakers dozen (13) cookies for me with the recipe below. To scoop my cookies, I used a medium sized cookie scoop, which makes each cookie approximately 1& 1/2 tablespoons. This is the cookie scoop I used:
I only baked a few of them tonight. I put the extra dough in the freezer for later baking (more about my dough freezing method coming soon!).
If you enjoy this recipe, I highly recommend checking out this book! It is so good!
That’s all for now! I actually have 3 other cookie recipes to share with you soon.
Hi all! This was our first month with BarkBox & I have to say, I am a BIG fan now!
BarkBox is a monthly subscription box all about dogs! What I love about it is that it comes with an assortment of dog products that everything is carefully selected with dog health & safety in mind. The treats and such are all made/sourced in the USA or other countries like Canada that have higher quality standards. With all the jerky recalls recently, and what seems like year after year of dog food recalls, I like not having to worry about what’s in everything in this box. They seem to really put some effort into making sure that everything in the box is completely safe.
The box comes right through the mail so it’s really convenient & I think it is a pretty good value too!! I am hoping to use the treats & toys and such from the box and not have to buy much else of those things. It costs $19 and I could easily spend way more than $19 a month on dog treats and toys trying to keep our 4 dogs happy. Well with this box, it takes a lot of the guess work out of finding safe things for my pups!
So here is a video where I unbox my BarkBox & share my first impressions of the box:
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I think it was a great sign that Snow came right in and wanted the toy. At the end you can see that they were very happy with their treats. I have to admit though, my girls aren’t very picky with treats lol. We will see if they find any treats that they aren’t excited to eat. I’m not sure that’s happened very many times before!
I thought the Zucchini toy was freaking WEIRD. A vegetable toy?! I am still scratching my head over that one. But she seems to love it so I guess I can’t complain much about it lol.
- Pet Lifestyle And You (PLAY) Zucchini Toy ($9.50)
- N-Bone (2 pack) ($2.99 is the cheapest I found online)
- Bocce’s Bakery Truffle Mac & Cheese Treats ($9.50 for 8oz bag, so I am estimating that 5oz is worth approx. $6)
- Happy Howie’s Turkey Sausage Treats ($3-4 for a 5pack)
- Etta Says Deer Chew 2inch ($1.99)
- APPROX TOTAL VALUE: $23.50 + the shipping –I think that’s pretty good value!
All in all, I am SO HAPPY that we signed up for the BarkBox! It’s going to be really fun letting the pups try all the rest of the treats. The pups and I will eagerly await our next shipment
If you are interested in signing up, click here for my referral code that will give you $5 off your first box! (I will get a box free too, win win!)
I’ll try to do a follow up review post about how the pups like everything in the box.
Hi all! I am trying to get back into doing my nails every week. I have kind of been in a bleh mood now that it is turning colder & it has left me kind of unmotivated to do anything fun. But alas, I did finally get my nails painted! I did some nail stamping also
I totally love how this one turned out! I was thinking it would look snowy, but it actually ended up reminding me of a winter sweater! So cute! I kept my nails like this for many crafty videos this week!
Here’s the nail recipe:
ABOUT CHEEKY PLATESI have found the Cheeky brand nail plates to be great quality. I haven’t had any images so far that have been etched improperly or anything. The only thing is that the background images don’t quite cover my thumb nails. There are like 2mm that aren’t stamped. I do feel like I have pretty large nails so it probably won’t be an issue for tiny nail folks. Other than that, I am really happy with them.