Saturday, May 25, 2013

25 Ways to Wear A Scarf


Sorry for the DIY MIA...work has been hectic, but I do have several projects that I have already completed to post in the future.

A scarf is a way to add pizazz to any outfit.  I am a scarf collector and I thought I would share this clever video on Youtube by wendyslookbook that show 25 ways to wear a scarf.  While some look similar, there are a few I had never seen before and they are fabulous inspiration for adding a scarf to you wardrobe.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

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As a co-workers favorite food is bacon, we decided to go with a bacon themed carry in and I made Candied Bacon Chocolate Chip cookies adapting a recipe from Tablespoon posted by Kristy of
The Girl Who Ate Everything.   They were delicious and the bacon added a tasty element to the cookies, but nobody could actually taste any bacon.

Made 2 1/2 dozen cookies

For Candied Bacon
  • 8 slices center cut thick bacon
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
Preheat over to 350 degrees, place foil on a baking sheet, lay the bacon flat, spoon half of the brown sugar on top, put in the oven for 10 minutes, flip bacon over and spoon the remaining brown sugar over the top of the bacon and bake another 10 minutes, or until bacon is is crisp.   Allow to cook and cut into small pieces.

Cookies:
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup butter, slightly softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 TBSP vanilla extract
1 whole egg
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 16 oz pkg)
2 TBSP Milk

Normally when baking cookies, I will cream the sugar and butter together first and sift the flour, but my son was doing the mixing and put everything in a bowl and blended everything but the chips and bacon with a mixer and once well blended added them in.  There may have been a difference in the texture, but I couldn't tell.

Reduce oven heat to 325 degrees,  Line a baking sheet with parchment, spoon large heaping rounded tablespoons on to the baking sheet and bake 12-13 minutes and take out oven but allow to cool on the baking sheet.  (We like a soft chewy texture, if you like a crispier cookie leave in a minute or so longer).

I am a follower of the blog Girl Who Ate Everything and if you are looking for scrumptious recipes she has a plethora for all types of foods and I haven't tried a recipe yet that I didn't like:)

Recipes on Tablespoon by The Girl Who Ate Everything
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Disclaimer:  I have no affiliation with Tablespoon or The Girl Who Ate Everything or Chocolate Chip Cookies, I am just a follower/fan