Monday, March 13, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies



Sometimes you just need a good, basic, chocolate chip cookie..



INGREDIENTS

1 stick unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup chocolate chips


DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get your baking tray ready with a Silpat mat.
2. In a bowl combine half melted butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar. Mix until light and fluffy.
3. Add vanilla and egg, scraping sides of the bowl to fully incorporate.
4. Add flour, rolled oats, baking soda, salt, and chocolate chips. Mix until everything is just fully incorporated. You don't want to over mix.
5. Roll 1.5 tablespoons of dough into balls and gently pat down to flatten. Bake one tray of cookies at a time (6 cookies), for 9-10 minutes, or until edges just start to brown.







How do you like your chocolate chip cookies? Flat and crunchy? Or thick and chewy?





Sunday, March 5, 2017

Links I Love




1. Was 2016 The Year Of Tumeric? - (Refinery 21)

2. How To Date Like A French Girl - (The Zoe Report)

3. The 8 Essential Crystals - (Goop)

4. Sleeping Naked Is Scientifically Good For You - (Elite Daily)

5. New Year Breakfast Smoothie - (Cupcakes And Cashmere)

6. How To Prevent Eye Wrinkles When Putting On Makeup - (Glamour)

7. Why A Candles First Burn Is So Important - (Elle Decor)

8. The Body Whisperer's Fat Flushing Workout - (Goop)

9.  14 One Pot Vegetarian Meals - (Martha Stewart)



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Book Club // No. 3




My March read is 'Rich And Pretty' by Rumaan Alam.

Two best friends living in New York, Sarah and Lauren, maneuver through decades of friendship, chronicling the paths each woman takes and how their relationship vacillates between their different seasons of life.

Buy it on Amazon here.

What are you reading right now?!






Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spring Flowers




Southern Oregon weather really knows how to tease a girl. One minute it's snowing with flakes the size of fifty cent pieces. The next, the sun is out shining. Wait one more minute and the clouds come rolling back in. Luckily one day last week was in my favor. I picked up some amazing flowers from Trader Joe's, and ran outside before the sun disappeared behind the dark grey clouds again. I've officially lost my tan lines from last summer, and that makes me so disappointed. I NEED THE SUN! Summer can not come soon enough. I think I see a mini vaca to the desert in my near future..
















Photos by Sierra Hunts




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