S’mores Brownie Bars

So, I mentioned last week that I had a potluck at work. It was sooo good. I wanted to bring something new. I found this recipe online at www.seriouseats.com There are a lot of amazing recipes on that site. Don’t go if you’re hungry…

Cause you will. Eat it all.  Or take it somewhere like I did, to keep you to one serving. I actually went back for more and it was gone. Phew.

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Cinnamon Coffee Cake

This is the another star of the show from my big Saturday breakfast with the parents. It always goes over well. I figured that since it’s so good, and fairly easy, I would make the mix for another batch and store it. That way I can whip it up fast for the kiddos before school, or fast to take in to work some morning.

Also, I got this recipe from my mom and haven’t changed it one bit. My mom has THE BEST recipes. Ever.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

So, it was my turn to make snacks for the girl’s Girl Scout meeting and honestly, I totally had my hands on a box of Nilla Wafers, when I realized duh I can make something. And since they’re a bunch of kids, I decided a big pan of chocolate chip cookie bars. And since they’re a bunch of girls, I decided they had to be topped with pink M&M’s.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Garbanzo Beans

Today was one of those easy days. The girl had a friend stay the night before and the fireman got up early with them to fix them breakfast. I slept in a bit, since I had been busy with them the night before. Ushering them to bed around midnight….I know, I’m a softy.

They were doing make-up! That’s like, totally important. And I had chocolate chip cookies in the oven. I will admit they were the break and bake kind, though…not homemade.

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A Little Green Swirl

6 months or so ago, I was reading a book that my neighbor lent me, Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.  Good book, by the way. Different from most books, but in a good way. I kind of enjoy something different now and again. Anyway, the cover of the book had this cool swirly, viney, leafy thing. I’ll post a picture below of it. I liked it so much, and thought I could do something with it, but didn’t know what. So, I took a picture of the cover and threw it in with my ‘painting inspiration’ folder. Continue reading