Pin of the Week #50- Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Happy Wednesday to each and every one of you.

Today is happy day because I turned in my two weeks notice at work. I’m transferring from a pediatric clinic to a chiropractic clinic. I’ve been at my current job for almost three years so I think that it’s a good time to switch jobs because I start to get into a funk.

For this week’s P.O.T.W. I wanted to share a recipe that my mom has used for years and that I love to use as well. Chocolate Chip Cookies. I think that it was a Nestle recipe but I can’t remember. This is also my first time writing a recipe, so bare with me.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

What you’ll need:

1 Cup plus 2 TBSP -Flour

1/2 tsp -Baking Soda

1/2 tsp -Salt

1/2 Cup -Butter or Shortening (I’ve found that shortening makes softer cookies) (you probably could use coconut oil instead if you wanted)

6 TBSP -Sugar

6 TBSP -Packed Brown Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 tsp -Vanilla Extract

1 Cup -Chocolate Chips (I like having a lot more than one cup of chocolate chips in my cookies. Feel free to put however much or little that you want.)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees.

2. In a small bowl combine: Flour, Baking Soda, and salt. Mix and set aside.

3. In a large bowl combine: Butter (or Shortening), Sugar, Brown Sugar, and Vanilla Extract. Beat until creamy. Add egg and continue to mix.

4. Gradually add in the flour mixture.

5. Mix Well.

6. Stir in Chocolate Chips.

7. Use a spoon to place dough on a cookie sheet. Or use your clean hands to form dough into balls and place on cookie sheet.

8. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. (If the cookies still look a little pale then you can leave them in the oven…I would keep a close eye on them though.)

You can place them on a cooling rack if you want but it’s not 100% necessary.

There you have it. A simple chocolate chip recipe that you can pull out and use on a rainy, sunny, or snowy day. :)

-Dana

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Pin of the Week #49- Mini Cannoli Cream Cups

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Happy Wednesday Blog Followers.
This week is an amazing short week for me and I couldn’t be happier. Sometimes you really need a short week to regain your sanity. Last night we had our church small group meet at our apartment. I really enjoy cooking things that will bring people together. Pasta bake is always an easy meal to make. Since we went with an Italian theme, I decided to do the same for dessert.

Meister's ProductionsI found this easy recipe for Mini Cannoli Cups from Cooking with Sugar and I couldn’t be more pleased with the way that they turned out. They were a delicious end to a tasty meal. I think that I’ll have to make another batch some time soon.  

We’ve been meeting as a group for about two months, but we’re already a pretty tight-knit group. I can definitely say that I have been so blessed by everyone in that group. God’s timing with this group has been so perfect. :) 

-Dana

Pin of the Week #46- Creamy Parmesan Chicken

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Good Wednesday to you all.

Josh had an interview for a job today, but we won’t hear back until next week. Why is it that any time we’re waiting to hear back about a job someone has to be on vacation. People need to stop taking vacations until Josh has a job, Seriously!

It seems like it’s baby having season again. One friend had their baby, another is currently in labor, and another is set to have her baby tomorrow. I also saw a pregnancy announcement on Facebook from someone. Last year was wedding season so it makes sense that this year is baby season. Right? First comes love, the come marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken

This week’s  P.O.T.W. I found from Closet Cooking. It’s a creamy Parmesan chicken recipe. You can check out their site for the recipe. It was super easy to make, but we did end up adding some corn starch to thicken up the sauce. Add some pasta, bread, and salad and you have yourself a pretty good meal.

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It’s kind of funny because I’ve actually had a variation of this meal every day this week. I think that something new is in order. Starting the mason jar salads for lunch helps keep things some-what healthy though. :)

-Dana

Pin of the Week #45- Mini Chicken Pot Pie

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What do you guys think of my new P.O.T.W. icon? I still haven’t decided if I like it yet.

For this week’s Pin of the Week I found a recipe that is super easy to make. Everyone loves Chicken Pot Pie, right? It’s a feel-good dish even with the stuffed stomach that you end up getting. This recipe is a mini play on that classic dish.

Mini Chicken Pot Pie

I pinned this recipe from Tablespoon.com. The directions are really easy to follow, but I think that you will need to purchase more than two cans of biscuits. I had enough of the mix left over to make a second batch. You can use crescent rolls instead of biscuits for this recipe. All you do with the crescent dough is roll it out on your pan, place the pot pie mixture on top, and put it in the oven. Super easy. My husband really liked this recipe, so it’s a win in my book.

Today’s post is a little short, but I’m really trying to get to where I write more. These might start getting long as the weeks go on. :)

-Dana

Pin of the Week #43- Homemade Candy

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Happy Wednesday Pinterest enthusiasts and people that haven’t what an awesome tool Pinterest can really be! For today’s P.O.T.W. I found some recipes for homemade candy.

Fork & Beans has this one for Hard Watermelon candy.

Watermelon Candy

Watermelon Candy

Joyful Abode has this recipe for a version of Skittles.

Paleo Skittles

Paleo Skittles

And it’s always fun to make your own rock candy. Paging Fun Mums! has a tutorial.

Rock Candy

Rock Candy

Hope you enjoy your yummy sweet treats!

-Dana

Pin of the Week #42- Camping Food

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This past weekend I got to go camping with my amazing husband. One thing that I really wanted to try is the famous foil packets. I got this pretty cool collapsible grill and I was excited to use it. I tried a simple sausage, potato, and green bean foil packet on the grill the wood fire, but I don’t think that the foil that I purchased wasn’t as heavy duty as I hoped. It ended up tearing and falling into the fire. (Well not all of it). Josh ended using a little cast iron pot that cooked the food just as well and it didn’t end up burning his food. The grill worked out pretty well though!

Portable Grill

Portable Grill

Hobo Foil Packets

Hobo Foil Packets

It was a pretty tasty meal regardless!  :D

Camping Breakfast

Camping Breakfast

-Dana

Pin of the Week #41- 4th of July Fun

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This is how I felt waking up this morning….I can’t believe that it’s already July!!! And that is probably the reaction that you will give from people if you work anywhere that people are required to write the date.

For this week’s P.O.T.W. I thought that I should throw out some patriotic pins. You can make a quick trip to your local craft store where they will most likely have a lot of 4th of July decor items that you can buy. Or they will have the supplies that you can create your own custom look. A lot of these places will also be trying to get rid of the holiday stock that they have on their shelves, so you should be able to hit a lot of sales at this point. If not you can typically get a coupon from the store’s website or app.

Most of the pins that I’m gonna show you are actually food things, but that’s ok. :)

Tiny Cherry Pies

Tiny Cherry Pies

 

Red, White, and Blue Candy in Jars

Red, White, and Blue Candy in Jars

 

4th of July drink

4th of July drink

 

Healthy Patriotic Snacks

Healthy Patriotic Snacks

 

Fireworks display

Fireworks display

-Dana