Friday, January 29, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I baked these a while ago and forgot to post. So here they are a little late. I used the original Toll House recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag and then added a ton of shredded coconut to add chewiness and a little crunch. My mom and I both love crunchy cookies. I like soft too but there's something really satisfying about taking a bit out of something and hearing it crunch! I love these particular cookies right out of the freezer too! Yum!
So here's the ingredients:
Here's the cookie dough all balled up via a melon baller. The regular recipe made 84 small cookies! That way you can eat 3 and not feel totally guilty! Only 2.5 grams of fat per cookie (not including the healthy fat from the walnuts. Never count healthy fat!
The final resting place in the cookie jar (which I bought at Wal-Mart over the holidays). I think it was under $5! I love it because it has an old fashioned feel to it - don't you think?

Until next time........ : )

Monday, January 11, 2010

Potato Kale Soup

My mom used to make this all the time! I love soup in Winter and seriously make a pot every week while it's cold here in Arizona!
This one is easy and seems to do well if you add extras to it like today I had some celery, mini peppers and broccoli that normally doesn't go in it : )The flavor is heavenly!