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Peanut Butter Oatmeal and Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I’m a cookie monster. I can’t help myself. I’ve had cookies on the brain for the last 6 months. I always want a cookie. Hence, why this cookie came to be. I wanted a peanut butter cookie and an oatmeal cookie in one then I decided to make one. Here is my recipe of this delicious cookie:

Ingredients:
1/2 c of all-purpose flour
1 c of creamy peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 tbs of milk
1/2 C of instant oatmeal
1 c of milk chocolate chips
1/2 a c of chopped peanuts
1/2 tsp of baking soda
1/2 c of sugar
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1. You are a cookie monster. You have gone to long without cookies. What? Has it been more than a day? How could you let this happen?! It is time to preheat the oven, you know what you must do to correct your most painful mistake. You must turn the dial to 350 degrees. Do not hesitate. You’ve hesitated long enough.
2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, add the peanut butter and oatmeal then mix. To this mixture you are going to add the flour, baking soda, and milk. You will once again mix until the concoction forms a cookie dough.
3. The cookie dough should be looking a bit dry now, so go on and add the eggs. These brave little warriors  make sure the cookie dough remains together throughout the baking process. This journey is not a easy for that dough. If it were not for the eggs, this dough would simply fall apart. Before cracking each egg, let it know how much you value its work. This simple gesture will, without a doubt, boost the eggs confidence and allow the cookies to remain in shape.
4. As the cookie dough takes shape, chop your peanuts if they did not come pre-chopped. Mine did not, but it was no big deal, I was able to munch on some delicious peanuts while chopping. Add the chopped peanuts and milk chocolate chips to the bowl and fold it in. Do not use the mixer. Use your hands, you must be gentle during this part.
5. In a lined cookie sheet, bake your cookies for 7-8  minutes.

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New Sewing Project: Clutches

Since I have begun sewing, I’ve been trying to become a bit more confident when it comes to honing my craft. I am by no means an expert. Actually, I am a complete novice. I’ve only been sewing for about two months which is really practically no experience at all. Nevertheless, I am really very dedicated to becoming a better seamstress overall. This month I’ve been a bit clutch crazy. I want to eventually create my own patterns and develop various different types of bags. However, I am not quite there yet. You know, when I say this month, I’ve actually only been using this pattern for a bit over two weeks.

The pattern I have been using I got from this lovely site: Positively Splendid. Amy (she runs said site) has a beautiful blog with many wonderful tutorials on sewing and many other crafty/homey things in general.

These are some of my variations of the clutches:

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What I loved and possibly will continue loving during the month of March

I like things and stuff. I’m sure we all like things and stuff. Some of us don’t like consumerism, and that’s understandable. However, I enjoy some stuff and these are the things I have been enjoying:
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Welcome home Snickerdoodles for Victoria

 

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I’ve been dying to bake some snickerdoodle cookies. These are one of my sister’s favorite cookies. She’s always asking me to bake them and today is her lucky day! Actually, I might be getting to see my niece very soon! I’ve decided that these cookies are to celebrate my nieces birth, whenever that will be.

First things first, this recipe is not entirely my own. It is a variation from Martha Stewart’s Cookie Book. I didn’t have Cream of Tartar and really, I’d only use it to make these cookies which is why this cookie recipe is made using baking powder instead.  I’m a practical gal, I don’t need a spice I’ll never use taking up space! Anyway this is what I did:

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Ingredients:
2 large eggs
2 sticks of butter
2 3/4 C of all-purpose flour
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/2 C of sugar
2 tsp of baking powder

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. No more, no less.
2. It is time to use your electronic kitchen assistants! Whether you plan on using hand mixer or a stand mixer, you will be doing some heavy duty mixing. In a bowl or whatever it is your using, don’t use some sort of dirty crate, nobody likes dirty cookies, cream your butter, sugar, and vanilla until the concoction is ridiculously fluffy. I mean, it has to look like friggin’ frosting but with the airiness of happy pillow clouds. Do not skimp on this part. This is a must or else your cookies will never recover. They will turn into hideous monsters that will make long distance phone calls and charge ridiculously expensive things to your credit cards. Do not be a victim of credit theft and mix that butter.
2. Once that mixture is fluffed up, sift in your flour, baking soda, and eggs. Mix until the cookie dough begins to take shape.
3. On a separate plate, add 2 tbs of white sugar and 1-2 tbs of cinnamon. You’ll be coating your cookies with this. The amount of cinnamon all depends on how cinnamony you want your cookies to be! Do what you want!
4. If the dough looks like a dough… you know? It’s round and delicious looking. It’s not too moist or too dry. Sometimes, it takes your breath away. You can’t help it. That glistening dough with its sphere-like curves.  That means that it’s ready to be baked! Line your baking sheet with parchment paper, and roll out those balls, coat the little guys with a cinnamon and sugar mixture, and then place them on your baking sheet. Bake these cookies for 12-15 minutes. Okay, halfway through the baking process (about 5 to 6 minutes in) you’re going to want to rotate your cookie sheet. Once rotated, let the cookies bake for the time remaining.

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AND YOU’RE DONE!

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Tearaway Game Review

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Let me just start by saying that this game is beautiful. The art style is very quirky. It’s truly unlike anything I have ever seen be done before. In Tearaway, you play as a little paper person (who you can friggin’ customize to look incredibly adorable or sophisticated… I don’t know what you’re into!) who is on a journey to deliver a message to the “Sun” or well, you, the player. Throughout, your journey through this world, which is created entirely out of paper, you will encounter many obstacles. These said obstacles will require you to make use almost all of the fancy PS Vita features. You know what I mean, the camera, the touch screen, and the back touch screen thing (I’m sure that’s the technical term).
The game within itself is immersive but not to the point where you cannot simply just pick up and play. I, for example, enjoy playing this game before bed. It helps me unwind at the end of the day. It also has wonderful replay value, I find myself replaying levels just too take a look at what I might have missed. If you’re looking for a beautiful game that is well worth your time and money, I’ve got your purchase right here.

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More Sewing

This week, or well, these past two weeks, I have been sewing a bit of other things, By other things, I mean… Okay, let me start from the very beginning. I was looking for an easy stuffed elephant pattern to sew for my soon-to-be-born niece. I found one on this lovely site. AND I DID IT! I did it all on my own! I kind of just read through the initial instructions and managed to sew this little guy: Continue reading

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

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These delicious chocolate peanut buttery mounds! They are little pillows of happiness. You need to have more than just one. They’re impossible to resist! These were inspired by my desperate need of something both incredibly chocolaty and peanut butter filled. Continue reading