Archive for the 'Cookies' Category

When is a cake not a cake…

When it is a cookie!  About a year ago, my children kept begging for chocolate chip cookie cakes from an expensive local chain grocery store.  They usually ran from $9.00 to $11.00.  For the size of those things, I was appalled at the price.  Really?  The most expensive part would be the chocolate chips as [...]

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Cookies!

So there is a very famous Good Eats episode where Alton Brown talks about the different ingredients that go into cookies and how they affect the end result.  It is an amazing episode and well worth finding and watching.  Why do I bring this up?  Southern California Girl wants to bake Oatmeal Raisin Cookies for [...]

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Today is a Sad Day to be an African Zombie Marmot in Dog’s Clothing

The first reason it is a sad day to be an AZMIDC (African Zombie Marmot in Dog’s Clothing) is that the eldest one had to go to the vet today to get his annual checkup and shots.  He is fine, but the vet was not concerned about his desire for brains at all.  Perhaps he [...]

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Oatmeal Scotchies or If You Are K.A. Stewart, You Should Stop Here

K.A. Stewart is a brilliant author who just happens to be one of my very best friends.  I take a yearly sabbatical to visit her to talk about her writing (aka “have fun and be crazy”).  For about five or six years, I have have been one of her Alpha Betas (aka “I get to [...]

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Driving Woes

The eldest ninja helper monkey is driving!  Not quite a car yet, thank goodness.  Tomorrow, she drives a robot at competition.  I watched her practice last night.  Reluctantly I must admit she is really quite good.  (Don’t worry, she thinks my blog is lame and refuses to read it so she won’t get this compliment.)  [...]

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