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Saturday, January 13, 2018

How do you like your Chocolate Chip Cookies?

Do you like them crispy or soft?  Do you like them flat or chunky?   How about stuffed or not?

I describe my favorite chocolate chip cookie as crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, chunky with lots of chips and nuts.  It can be stuffed with Hazel Nut spread to take it over the top. 

With Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Inside

Do you want one?   Once you have the ingredients on hand they are very easy to make and it takes no time at all to have a cookie sitting next your favorite beverage while reading a book or watching a show or movie. 

Here is the recipe let me know if you try it......

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From the bottom of my heart.............. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Needing some Italian Love

Who doesn't love an Italian recipe?  This one delivers all the Italian Love you are looking for and keeps its promise that is hinted at in its name: Chocolate Italian Love Cake. 

It puts together both Chocolate Cake and Italian Cheese Cake in to one glorious bite.  What makes it even better is that it calls for only a few ingredients.  If you like you can swap out the flavor of two of its ingredients for an entirely different flavor.   Are you feeling the Love yet? 

This recipe is also magical.   You prepare and pour into the pan a Chocolate Cake Mix and then you prepare and pour in the cheesecake mixture.   But after baking the two have entirely switched positions and the Cake comes out baked on top while the cheese cake layers itself in nicely on the bottom.   Once completely cooled you frost with a Pudding and Cool Whip Layer.   Now your loving it. 

I for one can't wait to try some flavor mashups by swapping out the Chocolate cake mix and pudding mix.    What about Spice Cake and Pumpkin Pudding or Strawberry Cake and Strawberry Creme Pudding, or Banana Cake and Banana Pudding, etc. 

Please let me know if you try this recipe or if you do a swap out.   Here is the recipe.............

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From the bottom of my heart.............. 

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Cookies Anonymous

I think I should rename my blog to Cookies Anonymous! Ha, ha, ha.

Hello, my name is Loraine and I have a cookie problem.

I just can't help myself. Those darn people online just keep posting photo after photo of their delicious cookies. I have tried recipe after recipe. What good is a recipe if you don't taste the results? Bite after bite of first one kind and then the other. Each one more delicious than the next. Just when I am about to call it quits, up pops another post with yet a different twist. Who can refuse the temptation of a recipe that includes a photo of every delicious baked good ever imagined. It takes a stronger person then I to resist all that butter, sugar, chocolate, and nuts. Oh my!

I have joined several groups on the web and facebook. All to feed my need for that one just right cookie to add to my Christmas cookie tray. One group decorates cut out cookies, another that swaps recipes for candy and cookies, still another that makes special age old Springerle cookies, the list goes on and on.

I have even cheated on my own Italian family and joined a group of only Italian Christmas Cookies. This sight takes it to a whole other level of cookies and baking. These people post the recipe, the photo, the how too, where the recipe comes from, who the recipe comes from and the after photo of trays and tables laden with bins of cookies, and what naughts. Who am I to argue that they are giving away their Nana's age old recipes that have been handed down from generation to generation. Who am I to argue that Nana like to put some Anisette or wine in the cookies. Not I. Those Nana's, Nono's, aunts and Uncles knew what they were doing. Making something delectable from little ordinary ingredients to feed the masses. These people are the reason for the saying Grandma never runs out of hugs or cookies, and I for one will not argue that.

I stay awake nights mixing and baking and the next day with my morning coffee I sneak one off the plate and the question to start off the day is: To dunk or not to dunk? I go about my daily chores and before you know it is tea time and with that along comes another cookie. This time one more tender and delicate to the tooth with nary a thought to dunk it. To my surprise it happens again at lunch and again at dinner, both followed by the small concoction we call a cookie. I mean really, what is one to do?

I cannot lie, I have become one of them, I have added my own twist to the recipe, I have baked it up and taken that photo to post on line. I just can't help myself. I seriously have a problem.

5 days left until Christmas and I am still baking cookies, thinking I still have time for one more recipe before I have to get busy and put them all on trays to give away.

Hello, my name is Loraine and I have a problem...............................

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