First off. Here's little Emilio Air-Heart. He's presemtly on eBay. I hope you all like him. he was fun to do,
Next is my white goose. She stands 14 inches tall and made from Corriedale and Angora wool. She has blue German glass eyes. This goose will be for sale this Sunday on eBay. If you are interested in her before this Sunday, please email me :-)
Next, is a cookie recipe I came up with by altering the oatmeal cookie recipe from the current edition of "Cook This, Not That". (A really great cookbook if you're counting calories but don't want to give up on good food)
Expresso, Cocoa Crackles
Preheat oven 375 degrees Farenheight
Yeild 20 cookies
1 Cup quick cooking Oats
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
3 T cocoa
1 1/2 T expresso powder
2 T milk (1%)
1/2 C brown sugar
1/2 C white sugar
- In a large mixing bowl sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
- Stir the oats into the mixture.
- In a seperat bowl, mix together the melted butter, vanilla, cocoa, expresso pwder, egg, milk and sugars.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry whil stirring by hand.
- Drop onto parchment lined cookie sheet by the tablespoonful. 1 inch apart.
- Bake 10 to 12 minutes
- Lift parchment onto cooling rack
They're really good while they are warm! Plus they're only 110 calories per cookie. But be warned it's hard to eat just one.
Finally, what I've been meaning to do for some time now. Yes, it's give away time. First off, like last year, I will be posting a poll to see what kind of animal you'd like for the give away. The poll will run until january 31, 2013. After the poll has ended, every comment made on my blog during the month of February counts as one entry. Multiple comments per posting will only count as one entry. I will draw the winner on February 28, 2013. There will be something new this year. A second place prize of my copy of "I Felt Awesome" by Moxie.
Good luck to you all!