Archive for the ‘Cookies’ Category

Chocolate Chip Cookies   4 comments

May 10

I love the Cook’s Illustrated magazine and website! Hence the link on my sidebar.  If you have not checked this magazine out – you must.  It is a pleasure.  I so appreciate all their experimenting.  They are the CSI of Cooking Disasters!!

I made these wonderful cookies last week!  This is the Nestle Tollhouse Cookie recipe perfected!  From now on, this girl will only use the Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Chips when she makes chocolate chip cookies.  What a difference a good chocolate chip makes as well as all the other useful hints in this revised recipe.  Oh these were delicious!

Check this link out for the recipe and the other delicious tips this website has to offer:

Posted May 16, 2009 by Lana G! in Baking, Cookies, Recipes

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2008 Christmas Tour of Homes   49 comments



It’s that time of the year again.  Welcome to the 2008 Tour of Homes hosted by BooMama.  I am just tickled that we received our first snowfall of the year on Saturday, just in time for the tour!  So come on in, we’ve been waiting for you…


Now don’t be scared of Grey the squirrel, he  just loves the peanuts and seeds we feed him and his little friends.

Come on in to where it’s nice and warm.  I’m Lana G! and I will be your hostess today.


First of all let’s get you warmed up by the fire…

tour3Now come on over to the dining room …


Choose a plate and let’s get some dessert!  What beverage can I serve you today on this cold wintery day?


Before you leave, may I show you the true meaning of Christmas…



Now click on the cute button below to see more homes from BooMama’s 2008 Tour of Homes!


WFMW-Mystery Novels that Give Back   7 comments

For WFMW this week, I want to share with you a yummy, easy cookie recipe that I got out of my mystery novel!  You have to love a mystery novel that gives back!  This recipe is so quick and easy you don’t even have to pull out your mixer!


 Preheat your oven


Mix all your ingredients like the recipe says (I halfed the recipe).  I also changed the recipe at this point because I didn’t have any cornflakes and I had a craving for peanut butter.  So I divided the dough after I added the peanut butter chips rather than chocolate chips and made half with cocoa added and half with pecans added.   



 Last recommendation, keep the cookies in ball shapes.  Do not flatten before baking.




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