Friday, April 12, 2013

Jumbo Bakery Style Cookies

I don't know about you, but I'm pretty picky when it comes to everything cookies. Some would even call me a snob... And they wouldn't be wrong! I have been burned too many times by cookies from a bakery that look delicious, but end up tasting horrible. I like a combo of a chewy and crispy cookie and this recipe delivers on both!

The original recipe calls for all-purpose (AP) flour and two cups of chocolate chips, but this time I decided to use half whole wheat and half AP flour.  I also used a combination of butterscotch and semi-sweet chips as well as mini-marshmallows. I've also made these with a combo of peanut butter and milk chocolate chips.  That's what's so great about this recipe - The possibilities are endless.

You can certainly make these cookies "normal" sized, but I love how big these are.  People seem very impressed when they see these on a cookie tray.  This recipe has come be to my go-to recipe.  I urge you to make these soon.

For the recipe, please visit Picky Palate.


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Refreshing Grapefruit Cocktail

The warm whether we've had caused me to crave a light and refreshing cocktail! I had a grapefruit and lime that needed to be used quickly. At first, I thought of a grapefruit margarita, but realized I didn't have any tequila.  I decided that gin would be the perfect choice.  I know some people detest gin, but I love it!

This is a light, crisp, and refreshing cocktail and you should go make it now!  I don't have exact measurements listed because everyone's tastes are different.  Depending on how sweet your grapefruit is, you may or may not need to add the sugar.  I also like the taste of the pineapple because it doesn't overpower the crispness of the grapefruit.  Make this now.  :)

Refreshing Grapefruit Cocktail
Serves: 1

Juice from 1 pink grapefruit
Juice from 1 lime
Splash of pineapple juice
Sprinkle of sugar

Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake until combined.  Best served over ice.  Enjoy!