Thursday, June 19, 2008

Milk & Cookies and A Meme

Ok - so maybe the "milk" is something a bit stronger. And the cookies are flourless. This is the kind of milk and cookies teachers have when they get home from a hard day at school. Mini M&Ms makes this whimsical, where as small chunks of dark chocolate could make it more adult.

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies
these crispy edged, chewy in the middle delights are modified from this Epicurious recipe

2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mini M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350. Whisk together eggs and sugar until well combined. Add remainder of ingredients and stir until blended.

Dollop batter (it really resembles thick batter rather than cookie dough) by a scant 2 Tbsp. on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Space the cookies 3 inches apart. Bake for 13-15 minutes, or until they've darkened in color and are no longer liquid inside. Let cool on the sheet for 5 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a baking rack.

Better-Than-Milk (Adults Only!)

1 part coffee liquor
1 part vanilla vodka
1 part Frangelico
2 parts Irish Creme liquor
2 parts Godiva chocolate liquor
4 parts milk

Mix together desired amount in ratio shown above. Serve over ice and enjoy with cookies.

Meme time

I've been tagged by Strawberries in Paris! So here goes:

The rules:
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

What was I doing ten years ago?
I was 14 years old, I had just finished my freshman year of high school and I was a counselor in training at a summer camp, where I met the first guy that would really break my heart.

What are five (non-work) things on my to-do list for today?
1. take the dog for a walk and a swim in the gunpowder river
2. do my homework for the graduate course on immunology I'm taking this summer
3. check out Boordy Vineyard's farmers market and sneak in a wine tasting
4. get in an hour of relaxing reading for book club in my new hammock
5. cook something fabulous for dinner

Five snacks I enjoy:
1. prosciutto and melon
2. tomato, basil and imported buffalo mozzarella
3. good quality salami, sliced thin on crackers with extra sharp cheddar cheese and kalamata olives
4. crusty bread with butter
5. fruit sorbets

Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
1. buy a 200 acre horse farm and employ people to take care of it so I can act as a trainer when I choose to
2. have amazing homes in Italy, Nova Scotia, Ireland and Vermont and a ranch in Montana
3. go to culinary school - preferably in Italy
4. fund animal rescue programs
5. Travel extensively with my loved ones

Places I’ve lived:
1. on the 4th floor of my Great Grandma's in Providence, RI
2. my childhood home in Seekonk, MA, backing to miles of great trails through the woods
3. for the summer in Cambridge, England in a thousand year old dorm 4. a more modern freshman haunt in Durham, NH
5. a Swansea, MA horse farm where I lived rent free but was up at the first ray of light to feed the tenants
6. a Cockeysville, MD luxury apartment that spoiled me with the pool, tennis courts and trash pickup
7. My first house with a pond and acres of trees, surrounded by farmland in Parkton. MD

Jobs I’ve had:
1. babysitter
2. donut shoppe girl
3. waitress
4. barista (and barista supervisor)
5. science teacher
Above all I will always be a traveler who hungers for more.

Tag…you’re it!! Let’s hear from another local: The Angry Asian!

1 comment:

Angry Asian said...

thanks for tagging me. i completed mine! :)

have a great weekend.

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