Before I get to this morning’s post I want to share something kind of cool. Remember a few months ago when I attended a Lewis Black Comedy show? I wrote a review for my friend Teresa’s Magazine and a few weeks ago the Hanover Theatre (the venue) actually contacted her and asked if they could use my review on their website! 🙂 Teresa contacted me last night to let me know it’s been posted! Cool huh?
Click here for the full article.
AND if you ever want to check out Teresa’s magazine just click on their icon located on Savor Life’s Flavors! She has interviewed a TON of different bands and celebrities including One Direction, that ridiculously popular new boy band!
Ok back to this morning’s post.
Last night I mentioned that I did a little baking after work. Well this was actually day 2 of a bake-fest that was quite embarrassing and frustrating! I have mentioned before that I am a terrible baker. Remember those Cake pops?
hockey pucks brownies?
I am impatient. I LOVE to cook because all you do is mix stuff together until it tastes good. Baking is just too precise for me, and I NEVER get it right. Except when it comes to breads. That seems to be ok.
So on Friday as I was opening my presents, there were many comments made such as “We better reap the benefits of these baking dishes!”
I graciously smiled and through my teeth said “You bet!” but in my head was thinking “I may get fired if I do.” But a promise is a promise so I opened our recipe book to the very limited baking section and picked out something simple. I also had these babies…
…layin around that were on their last leg so I went with a recipe I have tried before and LOVED that I found on Courtney’s blog. (Check out her page for the full recipe)
The main ingredients are bananas, oatmeal, and chocolate chips, all of which I had on hand. Here is a little photo-timeline for ya. (IDK what I would do without my Magic Bullet).
Healthy-ish, delicious cookies! I was pumped when they came out well and then…it happened.
I got cocky. I admit it. I did the dumbest thing a bad baker can do and tried to wing a recipe.
**Nolan would like me to take this time to acknowledge the fact that he was trying to talk me out of it the whole time but I wouldn’t listen. I don’t know if it was the baker’s high or the Benadryl blocking my brain cells but I would not back down.**
Hahaha I wish I had taken pics of this process but to paint you a good mental image, the results were light brown lumps of inedible awfulness. What was I thinking?!
So yesterday after job #2 I went to the supermarket, swallowed my pride, and left it in the hands of a true expert. I bought a Betty Crocker mix as I should have done in the beginning. The result was MUCH more pleasant 🙂
Delicious peanut butter cookies with Hershey’s Kisses! I put them in my new baking pan and packed them up for work today as a nice thank you to the staff.
TA DA! Ugh. Needless to say I promised Nolan I would stick to cooking for a while 🙂
What is your favorite cookie recipe?
Do you prefer to bake or cook?