Sunday, August 12, 2018

Magnolia Table Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have not posted for a while.  I left for about a week to go visit family at home.  I brought my laptop with me, but did not end up turning it on for the entire time.  That is a sign of a good, fun filled week.

Unfortunately, I think that was my last vacation until Christmas.  I may end up taking a couple of weekend trips, but that is it.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Whole Wheat Banana and Chocolate Pancakes with Peanut Butter Chips

It has rained so much in the area where I live in the last few days.  It rained all day Saturday and has been raining off an on since then.  The forecast predicts rain tomorrow as well.

I like rain.  It is pretty and life-giving.  I do not like riding my bike in the rain though.  I have taken a brief hiatus from biking to work this week.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Honey Garlic Shrimp

One of my goals this year is to get scuba certified.  I completed the educational aspect, and next weekend I will do my pool dives.

The dive shop that I am working with does all their pool dives in two days.  They start each day at 10:30am and end at 5pm.  They do their outdoor dives in one weekend as well.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Risotto Milanese

I just got back from a short trip to Chicago.  I have been before but had not spent much time in the city.

We were not there for very long, but we made good use of the time we were there.  We went to the Art Institute, the Field Museum, top of the Willis skyscraper, and the zoo.  We also went on architecture tour on the river and a boat ride on Lake Michigan.  We road bikes along the river and explored a couple of neighborhoods.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Oatmeal Cookies with Dried Cranberries, Chocolate Chips, Pecans, and Toffee Bits

I have a soft spot for oatmeal cookies.  Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, but I have a hard time saying no to a soft oatmeal cookie.

I like oatmeal raisin cookies, but I prefer oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips too.  These cookies combine the deliciousness of dried fruit and chocolate chips.  

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Whole Wheat, Oatmeal, and Banana Pancakes with Chocolate Chips and Toffee Bits

I'm posting another pancake recipe today.  I can eat pancakes for any meal.  These have oats and whole wheat flour, so they are full of fiber.  

Of course, I added chocolate chips and toffee bits, so it's not really healthy.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Easy Paella

Last year I went to Spain during the Thanksgiving holiday break.  I tasted some paella there and bough a small quantity of saffron.  

I used some of that saffron to make lamb tagine.  I still had quite a bit of saffron left over so I decided to make paella.  I used the remaining saffron to make another recipe I will post in the future.