Groovin' in the kitchen, dancin' in Missoula.

Tag: Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

Apple Oatmeal Cookies

I’m not sure what happened to all of my cookies. These lasted all of two hours before they vanished. I restrained myself from eating the dough, which was no easy feat. And they definitely came out of the oven… They made it to the cooling […]

Chia Cookies

Chia Cookies

Sometimes* I get these cravings. *Who am I kidding? Always!* Serious, serious cravings. For chocolate. Rarely do I crave anything besides chocolate. Except coffee, grapefruit, and peanut butter. I pretty much crave these things constantly. I’m sure I’m not lacking nutrients found in chocolate, it’s […]

Be a Good Cookie — Winner!

Be a Good Cookie — Winner!

OXO Spatula

And the winner is…

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Susan Scalise!! Her favorite kind of cookie is homemade peanut butter cookies.

Congratulations Susan! Please email me your address at mommajo28 {at} gmail {dot} com

Thank you to everyone who entered, and Happy New Year everyone!

Be A Good Cookie — GIVEAWAY!

Be A Good Cookie — GIVEAWAY!

I’m so excited to announce that for my very first giveaway, someone is going to get this fabulous OXO “Be A Good Cookie” spatula! Look at how adorable this is: After using it I can legitimately say that this is my new favorite spatula. Because […]

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

These are a very special treat. That I’ve been making just about weekly this month. Let me explain. I’m spacey. Flighty. Some may say forgetful, I say I just get excited sometimes. So excited that I forget to take pictures. And then I forget to […]

Hump Day

Hump Day

It’s no secret that I read a lot of blogs.

Like, a lot.

Like, opening Google Reader after a vacation is pretty scary.

I just like to learn! And I’m fascinated with other peoples’ lives. And people take extraordinary pictures.

One of my favorite blogs is dig this chick.  And some of my favorite posts of Nici’s are Hump Day Nuggets.  Little nuggets from the past week.  A lovely collection of photos and snippets of stories.

I’ve always wanted to copy this style, but never felt like it would be right for me to do so.  It’s so uniquely Nici’s voice!  Recently, though, she began encouraging other bloggers to adopt her crazy awesome Nuggets, and I may have squealed a little bit.  No big deal.

So, here are my nuggets from the past week or so…

Our garden is finally–finally–blooming!
Basil–used in homemade tomato sauce just last night

Garlic, curing in the sun before I will eventually roast some in the oven

Baby Eggplant
Baby eggplant and zucchini peeking through the leaves

Green Tomatoes
I didn’t get pictures of the red tomatoes, because we eat them as fast as they ripen. Oh mama, they’re good!

Edible Broccoli Flowers
Have you ever eaten broccoli flowers? I hadn’t either, and now I’m contemplating letting all the broccoli go to bloom.  Eating flowers is fun.

Beer Can Chicken
Beer can chicken getting smoky and juicy next to corn on the grill.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies that turned into ice cream sandwiches

Ice Cream Sandwich
Don’t worry, that post is coming soon

Coils & Feathers
I fell in love with my friend Jayann’s earrings. Fortunately, she sells them at the Farmers Market

Did you catch the Oula Flash Mob on Saturday?! It’s one of my life’s goals to be part of a flash mob someday.

Lovely little nuggets. I’m not sure if I’ll be able to keep up with them every Wednesday, but I am pleased I get to share them with you today.

What are your favorite moments/memories from the past week?


Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups

Yes, I said salted caramel peanut butter cups. I make some things that impress me, but I know it’s a really great sign when my husband is impressed.  It hardly ever happens.  I mean, he likes the things that I make, but he doesn’t really […]

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies

No Bake Cookies have been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember.  Perfect for when you’re absolutely dying for chocolate and peanut butter but are too lazy to put things in and out of the oven (read: PMS).  Also perfect […]

Oh Balls

Oh Balls

My husband and I aren’t speaking right now.

Ok, that’s a lie.  We’re totally speaking and on great terms, but if we weren’t speaking, it would be because he doesn’t like my balls.

That’s a lie too.  He doesn’t like Mama Pea’s balls.  More specifically, Tina’s adaptation of Mama Pea’s balls.

Confused yet?  Don’t worry.  This recipe is the opposite of confusing.

Flour, pumpkin and peanut butter. Incidentally, it’s the pumpkin that makes Nick turn his nose up, and what drew me to the recipe in the first place.

Then some powdered sugar and regular sugar. See why this is so easy?

Oil and vanilla. (No eggs!)

You could add pumpkin pie spice, as the Tina recipe calls for, but for some reason, I liked the combination of these spices better.  (This was the first link I found when I realized I didn’t have pumpkin pie spice on hand.  I made them again using regular pumpkin pie spice, and they were super good, but not as good as the first batch.)

Chocolate chips, of course.

I have been hand mixing more dough in the last month than I have in the last year! Sheesh!  😉

It comes together quite nicely.

Then you scoop out spoonfuls and roll them into balls.

(Give or take on the 18 minutes)

And then you have dough balls!  The only good thing about Nick not liking these, is that it means more for me and the little man.

I’m not going to post the entire recipe because I had nothing to do with it, other than showing you.  And because you should check out Carrots’n’Cake and Peas & Thank You.  Those ladies are fabulous!

Now, who wants to have a ball?

Fun with Dough

Fun with Dough

The title pretty much says it all.  While staying with family over the Christmas weekend, I spent one morning in the kitchen making cookie after cookie.  There have been a few iterations of style, but the basic concept of sugar cookie + Nutella + candy […]