Is it still winter?
I'm really tired of all this cold and snow.
Here on the cape it's still cold, 32 degrees today, and they say a warm up of 45 degrees is coming tomorrow.
Where is my warm up of 85 degrees?
You know after one of the coldest winters on record for new england, I've grown more
appreciative of "hazy, hot and humid".
No complaints on that term anymore.
Ocean temp about 34-36 degrees.
Shrimp tacos from Chatham Fish & Lobster in Chatham.
The best around.
Someone isn't happy with winter.
Loving the trail mix bar at Whole Foods.
I make a new batch each week and this ensures no stops at bakeries for cupcakes!
The chicken noodle soup at Panera Bread is pretty good.
Needs more chicken though.
Story of my life.
Most D/L recipe of the week: coconut cream truffles. And....
The salted nutella bars still dominate as the most D/L for the past 4 months.
Around the web:
homemade nutter butters
DIY crayons (using your cupcake tin) fabulous!
roasted veg tacos w/ avocado cream & feta (already printed!)
feeling burned out?
DIY dryer sheet replacements!
what's new & beneficial about garlic?
world's oldest person celebrates 116th birthday! her secret?
cream puffs (made so easy by Julie)
need help falling asleep?
how to culture vegetables
40 worst book covers! (adults only!)
pretzel crusted mac & cheese
40 regrets you don't want to have in 40 years (very touching)
the best exercise there is, hands down
how to cream butter & sugar without a mixer
the importance of macronutrients
how to put the brakes on anxiety attacks
out of body experiences: work of the mind or ?
most genetically modified crops
sticky whiskey toffee pudding
ice cream cleanse!
great guide for indoor plants
7 foods that will work wonders on your digestion
cooking perfect bacon
foods that create happiness
vaccine holds promise for ovarian cancer
want to write? procrastinating? this should help
DIY magnetic pin holder (brilliant!)
sleeping your way slim
use your soda stream to make wine?
best sources of biotin
14 pressure cooker recipes: a better take on fast foods
tools to help you shift from feeling fearful to free
Oreo's new flavor: marshmallow crispy!
selfie of an F-16 pilot
screwed at sea survival quiz
homemade fish sticks
book review of the new book: The South Asian Health Solution
pork-ginger shrimp toasts!
California lawmaker to propose ban on orca's in captivity (Finally!)
Have a wonderful weekend!
I have to say, most gluten free, flourless peanut butter cookies are so much better tasting then those with flour. Something about that creamy, rich, dense texture that I just love.
If you choose a really good peanut butter (I love baking with the whole foods organic chunky), not an oily one you can create a really good satisfying peanut butter cookie.
With that said, I've wanted to create a semi breakfast version slash healthier peanut butter cookie that I would feel less guilty about.
So I added in a bit of rolled oats, took out some sugar and add topped it all off with some sea salt.
These cookies can be gluten free if your rolled oats are processed in a facility that is gluten free--yes there are gluten free oats out there--I found mine at Whole Foods.
Hands down, this is the best flourless cookie I've made.
They are so rich, so dense, and flavorful. Not 100% healthy because of the sugar, but you can experiment around and use a sugar substitute if you wish.
The cookies are super delicate after baking.
Let them chill on the cookie sheet before removing.
They harden up a bit with a nice wonderful crisp outside.
Use a chunky peanut for a hint of texture.
See the bottom and tops did crisp up a bit.
I promise you these will be your favorite peanut butter cookie AND it's all one bowl easy.
I swear by the organic chunky whole foods brand peanut butter. It's just the right amount of
creaminess and thickness for making all kinds of cookies & muffins.
Please make sure to chill the dough or the cookies will spread a bit. If you can't chill the dough, then
leave cookie dough balls in ball form--don't press/flatten.
happy friday kids!
In an effort to clean out my cupboards, I'm trying to use up old cake mixes, bread mixes, etc...
Found an old Trader Joe's banana bread that on the first try I wasn't so happy with,
but on the second try I added a few things in to 'kick it up', and it came out much better.
Added in these 'add in's you see in the photo:
couple dashes of eggnog, ripe banana, handful or two of white chocolate chips,
and some spicy pecans.
(yes I have eggnog in the fridge still, I love a little with my morning espresso).
Fell in LOVE with this muffin mix.
It's really good. I found it at Whole Foods Market, like ages ago.
Had no idea it was this good.
Great for last minute morning muffins, and far less chemicals than other boxed versions.
My Friday night treat. I know how to party right!
LOVE Lake Champlain 5 Star Chocolate: the hazelnut is so good!
The Ginger People have created crystallized ginger chips for baking (and eating)!
It's still snowing and cold here on cape cod. Will winter ever end? (sandy neck, sandwich, ma)
around the web:
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DIY coffee syrup
free lyme disease testing is FINALLY coming to the Cape
make sure your iphones are up to date; major security flaw
8 chapters of ramen (american chef who took a chance in Japan)
how to clean your dishwasher
what causes migraines & how to treat them
a view of long island's decommissioned nuclear power plant
how 6 highly successful bloggers get stuff done
ramen taco (two please!)
stress: the new cause of alzheimers
natural dry skin remedies
the best (and easy) chocolate cake recipe
hip or back pain? start with your feet!
California couple strikes $10 million in gold coins (good luck with the taxes!)
mini cinnamon roll pops
aren't these wooden Dutch tubs gorgeous?
haunted house snaps pictures of scariest moments on visitors faces
cape cod native trish hegarty is on this season's Survivor! GO Trish!
new sitting risk: possibility of disability after 60
how much my novel costs me
new Ben & Jerry's flavors coming soon!
why dark chocolate is good for your heart
the hormonal reset (it's true, I am living proof that heavy lifting helps balance your hormones)
what is torting a cake?
makeup secrets you haven't heard before
doughnut ice cream
rising liver risks deterred by omega 3's
the secret ingredient for the best chicken tostada's?
jeff gordon in 'test drive 2'
10 superfoods for everything from allergies to muscle pain
playing tetris can reduce urges to smoke, eat & drink? (hmmm)
homemade flavored coffee--naturally! (no chemicals!)
urban remedy: organic, cold-pressed juices for cleanses & health (DYING to try these!)
fancy cookie cutters (elaborate fonts, literary figures, 3D boxes, pregnant woman, etc..)
super cute bobby pins
4-ingredient nutella brownies
Have a wonderful weekend!