1.07.2016

Thoughts for Thursday: A Recipe and Life Lately

Happy Thursday Friends! How is your first full week of 2016 going?  So sorry that we already dropped the ball today!! I promise we will get our acts together soon, and thank you to everyone that links up with us!
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Last week on Instagram I posted one of my favorite recipes: S'mores Cookies!  A few of you asked about the recipe so I am sharing here today.   Warning: these cookies are dangerously delicious and will ruin all new years resolutions and diets ;)  Just letting you know.  


Yields approximately 3 dozen

-Preheat Oven to 375 
-Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out graham crackers next to each other (they should be touching) covering the pan.  I ended up having about 20 graham crackers on each of the baking sheets I used.  

Ingredients: 
11 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar 
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda 
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp cinnamon 
2 1/2 cups flour 
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips 
 1 cup mini marshmellows
 3-4 regular sized Hershey's bars -broken into pieces (I needed about 4)
2-3 packages of graham crackers, broken into squares (she suggests 1-2 but I always end up needing 3) 

Directions:
1. In first bowl cream butter with sugars until light and fluffy.  Then add the eggs and vanilla and mix until combined. I used my electric mixer for this 
2. Combine flour, baking soda, sea salt and cinnamon in another bowl.  Then add to sugar mixutre, combining on low speed. 
3. Fold in chocolate chips and marshmallows.  They recommend to chill overnight or for 1 hour.  I just went ahead and made them without chilling and they were fine.  
4. Place a tablespoon to a tablespoon and a half of dough on each graham cracker.  Press dough down slightly with fingers.  
5.  Bake for 5 minutes then remove and add Hershey's chocolate bar pieces to the top of each cookie.  I did about one piece per cookie.  
6.  Bake for an additional 5-7 minutes. (I only need the 5 additional minutes)  They will be done when the edges are golden brown.  Cool on wire rack.  

There you have it!  These are perfect to take to a party.  I've never seen anyone turn one down ;) 



I used to be in a book club with my Baltimore girl friends but over the years people have moved and the group has dwindled to just four of us and we can't get our acts together to read a book so we decided to just be a Do Nothing Club... basically we'll get together for no reason other than to drink, eat, gossip, and hang out once a month or every other month.   After Christmas we met up at Blue Agave in Baltimore for our girls night and had a blast.   It had been years since I had been there and for anyone local I think their menu has improved so much! The food was so good as were the drinks. 

 Scarf (sold out similar here)  // Sweater // Crossbody Bag // Jeans // Booties  (currently on major sale!) 

The most delicious skinny margarita with chips and salsa.  

I'm finally joining the year 2016 and have a gold Iphone 6s on it's way to me! I cannot wait to be able to take decent photos with this Iphone.   Now I'm working on slowly saving all the 5000 photos off my current phone so that I can transfer everything over with the cloud seamlessly.  I swear every year I get less and less tech savvy.  I'm starting to feel like my mom. 


We played tourist in Annapolis last weekend.  Snowflake alley was Miller's favorite thing and we could have walk through there 100 times and I still don't think he would have had enough time.  "Ohhh mom snowflakes, ohh so pretty." Over and over again. 




I'm not going to lie. I have already fallen off my diet bandwagon this week.   Kyle's been out of town (which is no excuse) but I just wasn't prepared enough with the right veggies and proteins so I'm going to re-start this weekend.  I have been doing a good job staying away from sugar though so I guess that's something. 
I mean in reality I think this is how we all feel about diets... 



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10 comments :

  1. The cookies look sooo yummy, they are making me hungry! I don't have all of the ingredients, but maybe I'll make cookies tonight.

    i got the iphone 6s plus in rose gold over the break and love it!!! I'm still learning new things about the S that aren't included in the previous versions like the force touch and the 3d picture. I do like the 3d picture a lot, but it does take up a good amount of space. I can't believe you had 5000 photos too, I think I had the same amount all I know is it was 25 gb of photos that I had to move over to the new phone. But overall i really love the phone

    liz @ sundays with sophie

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  2. Those cookies look insane! Ahh! I am doing a diet right now (sort of the 21Day fix- details on the blog) after being inspired by your success. And yes, the hubs going out of town totally valid! Mine is out of town right now and I am not only hungry but stressed! Love the captions. I am good with the exercise but the unhealthy foods are my kryptonite. Love your stroller--we have the same one! Are you going to start the 21day Fix again?

    xo
    Annie- All Things Big And Small

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  3. LOVE Blue Agave! We were there just a few weeks ago to celebrate my 30th and holy good margs and chips/salsa-- sounds like you had a great time, too :)

    As for your phone pics, are you planning to add them back on to your new phone, or are you storing/saving somewhere else? I have 2000+ pics on mine and hate deleting pics but don't know the best storage/print solution (and I don't even have kids yet, so I need to figure this out BEFORE they come into the picture haha!)

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  4. I'm going to pretend I didn't see that cookie recipe. I'm still in sweets mode and I need to stop! Snowflake alley looks beautiful! I hate the scarf sold out - I wanted one!

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  5. I love your outfit and think a do nothing club is genius! And yes being fat totally tastes better ;)

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  6. I’m trying to stay away from sweets this month but wow – that looks amazing! Loving the marg and chips/salsa – that’s what’s on our agenda tonight and I’ve been waiting all week! You and the boys are too cute playing tourist!

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  7. Those smores cookies are a favorite of my family! They are so easy, and SO delicious!!

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