Ok, so it's only been like over a year since I have done a post. Life has just gotten in the way of my once fond hobby of blogging. That whole story will get its own post.....eventually.
To get myself back into blogging, I decided to sign up for cookie recipe swap from White Lights on Wednesday.
I got paired with Janell from Mama Gets It Done. She sent me the most amazing chocolate cookie recipe! Janell calls them Fudge Ecstasies, and after making them, I know why!!! These cookies are crunchy on the outside, yet soft and melty gooey on the inside!!! It was no wonder that they were gone before I knew it when I took them to work!
1 12oz. package semisweet chocolate chips
2oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
2 TBSP butter
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans or almonds
1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a cookie sheet and set aside. In a medium heavy saucepan, heat and stir 1 cup of chocolate chips, the unsweetened chocolate, and butter until melted. Remove from heat.
2) Add the eggs, sugar, flour, vanilla, and baking powder. Beat with a wooden spoon until combined, scraping the sides of pan. (Mixture will be thin). Stir in remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and nuts.
3) Drop dough by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm and surfaces are dull and cracked.
4) Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes and then transfer to cooling rack.
These cookies were super easy and quick to make. This will be my new go-to recipe when I want a delicious chocolate cookie.....and the addition of different candy pieces is endless......
.....maybe next time I'll throw some peanut butter chips in....you know, for good measure! ;)
Thank you so much Janell for this wonderful recipe! I hope she enjoyed my recipe I sent her.
To find out which cookies Janell made of mine, go visit her at her wonderful little spot in blog land!
Until the next post......
Sunday, September 16, 2012
*Not exactly in correct order*
|Yes, there was 2 Day 51s in the boot camp! ;P Ooops....|
This was my second round of Tina's Best Body Boot Camp and just like my first experience with it, I loved it!!!!! I am sad that it is over, but loved the workouts and the transformations in my body.
I can see more definition in my legs and feel that I am lifting heavier and my running has improved because of these exercises!!!!
I cannot wait until October 22 for Round 3!!!!! Which, by the way, registration opens TODAY for round 3, so better get signed up!!!!
The 3rd round will coincide with the FitMixer boot camp I started last week, but only for a couple of weeks!!!!
Let's rock the Best Body Boot Camp again, Tina!!!! Thank you so much for all your hard work you have put into these training sessions and I hope you keep them coming! You are one amazingly awesome chick!!!!
Right Arm: 10.5"
Left Arm: 11.1"
Right Thigh: 20.1"
Left Thigh: 19.8"
**You can see my starting stats here!!!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Monday started the first week of the FitMixer Boot Camp. I know I haven't mentioned much about it, but I will definitely be getting to that in another post....it deserves it's own post! ;)
This boot camp is not only for physical health, but also mental health. At first I was a little stand-off-ish about it and didn't care to embrace all that the boot camp has to offer. I was in it for the work outs. After watching our first webcast, though, my whole mind changed and I decided that I was going to take everything I can from this experience and go in full-force with all that it has to offer, and what they are expecting from me.
A lot of (I should say most) girls/women have some sort of body resentment, body issues, or a strong hatred towards their body. This is not a good thing and the wonderful girls with the FitMixer Boot Camp want us all to love our bodies and remove all that negative thinking about it. Our first assignment is to write a love letter to our bodies....to REMIND ourselves what we LOVE about our bodies and to stop thinking about what we hate about them. I am going to wing it and write what is on the top of my mind....no drafts, no cutting out stuff........
So here is my love letter......
I want to tell you that you are so wonderful to me. I have put you through a lot and I appreciate all that you have accepted and done for me. For 25 years I neglected to take care of you. I ate junk and didn't try to workout or make you a better body. You did not give up on me though. You kept me healthy and never let me down. I commented about you in a negative way and hated you, but you still did not give up!
I am sorry it took me 25 years to realize that you are worth more than that junk and for me to start to treat you better. You have been an awesome body and have helped me to achieve things that I never thought I would ever attempt! You are one AMAZING body!!!!
Body, you have taken me on many journeys.....triathlons, half marathons, waking up and pushing through rough workouts at 4 in the morning.
From this day forward, I will not put you down. I will always think of the amazing things you have done for me, Body. My body is beautiful! I am going to stop comparing myself to other girls, since we are all designed differently. My husband thinks you are sexy and still wants a piece of you everyday!!!! ;P
Thank you body for putting up with all my shit for so many years. Here we are, at 28 years old.......starting a new journey together! A journey void of negativity and hatred, and full of love!!!!!
I LOVE YOU BODY!!!!!!