Archive for September, 2013

September 9th, 2013

chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies

no bake cookies

I used to make these cookies all the time, but then stopped and kind of forgot about them. Does that ever happen to anyone else? I made them this weekend and was reminded why we used to eat them so much: they’re addicting!

Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

1/4 cup butter

2 cups white sugar

1/2 cup milk

3 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3 cups quick oats


Before making the cookies lay out sheets of wax paper to drop the cookies to setup.

In a medium size sauce pan heat butter, sugar, milk and cocoa powder over medium high heat. Heat the mixture to a rolling boil and boil for 1-2 minutes.

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter until peanut butter is incorporated. Mix in oats one cup at a time, until all oats are evenly coated.

Drop heaping tablespoons on the wax paper and let setup for about 30 minutes. Enjoy!

September 3rd, 2013

adulthood, one step at a time

I found my first grey hair last month.

 teeny tiny grey hair


Here’s my progress on becoming a full-fledged adult

Decide to suddenly start a writing “career” and apply to writing agency: check

Write for agency and get totally in-sweats-all-day swamped: check

LinkedIn profile started and completed: check

Twitter account opened: check, nothing to Tweet about yet

Install a for real calendar on my phone: check, even scheduled some things

Write an about page for blog: check

Take a break from writing and go on sewing spree: check; 5 new pillows and new doll stroller seat done, 15 fishies still in progress

Update blog: 15 drafts and climbing