Everyone has a favorite candy, right? You might be a Kit Kat girl or an Almond Joy guy. Me? I am a York Peppermint Patty girl. You’ve probably heard this rule of thumb – never go to the grocery store hungry. You know why that is, right? It’s because if you go to the grocery store hungry you are going to pick up your favorite candy bar on while waiting in the checkout line. The cashier will say “do you want this with you”, you will say “yes, thank you”, you will load the groceries into the car, and then you will eat said candy bar on your way home. I’m not speaking from experience, I’m just telling you what a friend told me.
One afternoon, I decided to create a new cookie recipe. My favorite kind of cookie recipes are those with ingredients that I have laying around the kitchen. Typically, that's how my recipes come to life. I open up the pantry, assess what I have, and get to baking. All the ingredients in this recipe are standard kitchen staples.
There are two types of people in this world. Those who love sweets and those who could get by without them. I am the first type--I need them. My husband is the second type, he could live without them, and, he regularly passes them up. I don't understand him or how he does it, and sometimes I envy him for this. If there is a sweet treat in the house, you better believe I will find it and I will eat it. Hence the reason I don't buy ice cream. We only go out for ice cream, never stay in and eat ice cream.
One year for Lent, I decided I would challenge myself and give up all sweets. I thought that maybe after 40 days with no sweets my cravings would die down and at the end of the 40 days I would be "fixed". No more sugar cravings.
Well, here you are reading my blog on no bake cookies, so it's safe to say that my cravings never died down. In fact, on day 41 I ate every sweet I could find.
My birthday was yesterday. I've turned another year older. I decided what better way to celebrate my birthday than by eating dessert (all day). Because, really, how else do you celebrate another year of life?
I have always loved blondies, In fact, I like them more than brownies because I like chocolate...but not too much chocolate. In fact, when I was little, my grandma used to make me chocolate chip cookies but she would leave the chocolate chips out. I just wasn't a big fan of chocolate back then. THANK GOODNESS things have changed and now love chocolate. But, still, I can only handle a certain amount of it before I am in chocolate overload.