September 30, 2012

fall themed m&m chocolate chip cookies

To celebrate the first day of October I made some yummy m&m chocolate chip cookies. I used fall themed colors and chocolate chips.


1 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon vanilla
1 egg (I used egg whites)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup of M&Ms

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, mix butter, sugars, vanilla and eggs until light and fluffy. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips and m&ms.
2. On ungreased cookie sheet, drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart. ( I put mine on parchment paper)
3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to cooling racks.


September 29, 2012

weekend recap

Sometimes staying  in is all I want to do. There is so much to see and so much to do. I get it, sometimes you just want to get away, drive a bit and see a different scene, try something new, but I sometimes I love being in.

On a sunny morning I will sit on the porch and enjoy some tea with a homemade breakfast, like these yummy banana french toast I recently made, and I will look at all the pretty surroundings that grow around me, like the gigantic spider growing and growing on the porch, her/his web is growing and growing too.

On a rainy morning I like to curl up on the couch and read. I have been reading lots of books lately and have so many to recommend and I will be sharing a few soon.

I watch the flowers reaching towards the sun after the rain falls, and now I am starting to see them quickly wither as fall sets in, cold nights and cold mornings.

I can't believe the first of October is in just a few days. This is my favorite time of year. I will be pumpkin picking in just a few weeks, and carving my jack-o-latern, and watching my favorite Halloween movie, Practical you feel fall is here? I am watching the leaves change colors. And I am already starting to decorate!

Have a lovely weekend!!