Butterscotch Chip Blondies

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I noticed in the pantry the other day that I still had half a bag of butterscotch chips left over from the Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies that I made (almost a month ago now!). I did not want to make cookies again. So Pinterest I went and immediately came across a recipe for a ‘Blondie’. I remember hearing of a blondie but did not know what they were, nor had I even had one. Simply put, blondies are like brownies referring to texture. The main difference in taste determines on the quality of brown sugar and ‘chips’ used in the batter. Almonds, Pecans, Butterscotch chips, etc are used often in blondies. Brownies mainly depend on the chocolate flavor. With that being said, I will take a blondie over a brownie any day. Holy moly these were AWESOME! I had one a la mode last night, and then another with my coffee this morning. Both equally delicious. My 2-year-old loved these as her dessert last night, and my husband; who doesn’t even care for butterscotch, loved these as well.

The recipe I found is simple and takes a little under 30 min to cook. These are definitely something that could be made quickly for a last-minute dinner party. You can find the recipe Butterscotch Chip Blondies at Epicurean Escapism.

Enjoy!

 

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Preparing for Christmas…

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So it has been a week or so since I’ve posted last, finals are just around the corner and I am feeling the crunch in all my classes.

I know you’re thinking…’Christmas? What about Thanksgiving?’ I hate to say I don’t have time to think about it…but seriously…I don’t have time. So therefore, as time permits i’ll work on gifts or search for more ideas. Since I really shouldn’t post any completed gift ideas in case a wandering family member decides to visit this page, I’ll list some websites that i’ve found over the past week  that could help be a bit ‘inspiring’…

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Dried Cranberries – In the Oven

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It’s November! It was quite chilly outside today. I grabbed some fresh cranberries the other day with the intention of drying them, and today seemed like a perfect day to have the smell of warm cranberries filling the house.
Not sure if you knew this, but you can dry cranberries in the oven! You do not need a dehydrator. It’s very simple, and you can control how much and what kind of sweetener (if any) you would like.

Here we go!
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Ooo they melt – Peanut Butter Cookies

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After dinner, my husband and I were both craving a treat. My husband’s second favorite cookies are Peanut Butter, and I must admit they are a favorite of mine as well.

I checked out Pinterest (as usual), and found a delicious recipe over at The Girl Who Ate Everything – The Best Peanut Butter Cookies.

Don’t they look amazing? These are hers (I really need to work on my photography skills)…plus I didn’t have chocolate chips. And…after starting the recipe I didn’t have brown sugar either! So I took that as a chance to try out the raw honey I picked up at the local craft fair a few weeks back.

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Star Stitch Crochet Scarf

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It seems as of late I have only been working on crochet items. So why not another crochet tutorial?
I’m beginning to make the items for winter and decided to start with a scarf. I honestly spent a few hours looking over tutorials (that sounds horrible…hours…). I didn’t want your basic double crochet scarf. I had wanted to use the Broomstick Lace Stitch I used for making bracelets; I love the look, but hate the amount of time it can take, especially if you were to use it on a larger project.

So I kept looking, and found a wonderful tutorial; lots of pictures, and great detail with a stitch that I loved. You can see the original tutorial I used for the star stitch here at Crochet Spot – Star Stitch.

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Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookies

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I don’t bake too often. For one, whatever is made does not last long in our household. Two, the sweets I want are more sweets than I need.

I had found some yummy looking cookies on Pinterest, of course, and was waiting for the opportunity to try the recipe. So when we did our weekly grocery run and my husband wanted chocolate chips, I knew exactly the recipe I wanted to try.

After dinner, my husband and I decide to make the cookies. Looking over the recipe I had picked out over at Apple A DayBEST-EVER Chocolate Chip Cookies, I realize it requires cornstarch! Well…I don’t have cornstarch on hand, but luckily Apple A Day had another recipe that was recommended.

She calls them her Competition Chocolate Chip Cookies. She has a great story about the recipe and how the cookies became a staple for her growing up.

They were delicious! The way they baked was amazing. I almost thought they weren’t finished because the edges don’t brown too much. They are light yet have a nice chewiness. Everything about this recipe gets a thumbs up from me!

Week of Oct. 16 – Projects in Progress

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Goodness, it’s been a little over a week since I’ve posted. Mid-terms were last week and had kept me pretty pre-occupied. I’m almost done…i’m almost done…haha

In what little spare time I have had, I have began working on Christmas gifts. Surprisingly I have never given handmade items for Christmas. I’ve been experimenting with various crochet stitches and patterns. I came across a beautiful crochet bracelet on Pinterest the other day. I had previously found a different bracelet, but I like the stitch on the second one better.

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Child’s Crochet Hat – Mountain Girl

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Crocheting is something that I really have only tried a few times. And with fall around the corner, I wanted to start working on a few items to equip my family for the cold.

Not your typical crocheted beanie. Which is exactly what I was looking for.

You can find the pattern here at String Theories and other Whimsy – Mountain Girl Hat.

Here is mine:

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