Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The End is Near....

... that is for the Harry Potter series, of course. I have a confession to make, I am a Potter fanatic, and am not afraid to admit it. Anything that has to do with the series, whether it be the book, movies, even apps., you can bet your bottom dollar that I have read it, seen it, or downloaded it!


I am so, so, so sad to see it finally come to an end, at least in the pop culture genre. So what have I been up to lately? Renting the movies in order of the series, watching it one after the other; only to realize the whole time I had been doing this, abc family was running their annual hp marathon! Ahh, it's ok, I guess lol. Anyways I am crossing out my calendar, day by day, waiting for Friday to come!


Okay, now that I just introduced you guys to my inner nerd, lets move on to the non -magical stuff (although I will leave that up to your discretion ;))

I've caught the baking itch, and decided to go with it. I made my fav. chocolate cookies!!!

(Sorry for the half bitten cookie to the bottom left, I couldn't resist. :)

Recipe adapted from the back of my chocolate chip bag with my "healthified" modifications:

1 cup of butter, softened (I used a half cup of unsweetened applesauce and half oil)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 eggs
2-1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 cups of chocolate chips (not counting the ones you eat straight from the bag;))
(I added about a fourth of a cup of unsweetned cocoa, for the dark chocolate chip cookies.)

Beat butter, sugars and vanilla in large bowl until creamy. Add eggs and beat.
In a separate bowl add together flour, baking soda and salt; and gradually add to the "butter" mixture. Finally add the chocolate chips.
Drop spoonful sized cookie dough onto ungreased sheet, and bake 8 - 10 min. on 375'F. ( I bake mine for 8 mins., where there a little undercooked for soft cookies.)


Question of the day:

What is your favorite type of cookie? (I am chocolate chip all the way!)
Are you a Harry Potter fan? If so, are you counting down the days till the final movie premieres?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

And I'm Back....

Friends! How are you guys? Sorry for the stunt in blogging, I just had to take some mental time off. I had some crap to deal with unfortunately, and was not in the mood to blog until now, although I have been keeping up with all my favorite blogs out there!:) But seriously, the main reason I decided to post today, is when I came across Susan's blog over at http://thegreatbalancingact.com/.

I recently learned that she has been diagnosed with cancer, lymphoma I believe. As you all may know, I myself, am a survivor of cancer, and it affects me deeply when I find out that someone else has been diagnosed with such a devastating disease. I do all that I can to help and reach out, because I know personally, having people behind your back for support and encouragement, is one of the most crucial things a person needs in a time like this. So how can you help? Well the wonderful Janetha over at http://mealsandmovesblog.com/ is holding a fundraiser for the lovely Susan, to help with medical bills and the many other financial things that come with being ill.

On July 25, there is going to be auction held on over a hundred items over at Ms. Janetha's blog, and all proceeds are going directly into Susan's paypal account! How awesome, right?! So please try your best to make it there and help out a wonderful cause!!!

I'll see yah there!!!!!:)

(I pinky promise I will be back tomorrow with my regular posting's, full of food pics and what ever other crazy stuff I decide to write;))

Love yah,