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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

These total hit the spot! I was having a chocolate withdraw and needed to get a fix of chocolate quick! Chewy in the middle, crunchy on the sides and full of white, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips, these babies are sure to please. Pass the milk please! 😉

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temp.
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cups classic white premium baking chips (I just call them white chocolate chips. :))
  • 3/4 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cups milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla together (about 10 minutes.)
  3. Next, beat in eggs.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture to creamed mixture. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, no longer if you want a chewy middle.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for at least 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

*Notes*

As you see in my picture, my cookies are huge. I shaped them into approx. 2 inch cookie dough balls and baked for approx. 14-15 minutes. If you would like to get the effect of the chocolate chips on top of the cookies, after the dough ball is formed and placed on your baking sheet, gently stick chocolate chips into the dough ball and bake as normal.

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Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies These total hit the spot! I was having a chocolate withdraw and needed to get a fix of chocolate quick! Chewy in the middle, crunchy on the sides and full of white, semi sweet and milk chocolate chips, these babies are sure to please. Pass the milk please! 😉 *SEE NOTES*
Ingredients
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temp.
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temp.
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cups classic white premium baking chips (I just call them white chocolate chips. :))
  • ¾ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¾ cups milk chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a standing mixer cream butter, sugars and vanilla together (about 10 minutes.)
  3. Next, beat in eggs.
  4. Sift together flour, salt and baking soda. Slowly stir in flour mixture to creamed mixture. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl if needed.
  5. Add chocolate chips. Shape cookie dough into 1 inch sized balls and place 2 inches apart on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes, no longer if you want a chewy middle.
  6. Remove cookies from oven and let set on baking sheet for at least 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. *Notes*
  8. As you see in my picture, my cookies are huge. I shaped them into approx. 2 inch cookie dough balls and baked for approx. 14-15 minutes. If you would like to get the effect of the chocolate chips on top of the cookies, after the dough ball is formed and placed on your baking sheet, gently stick chocolate chips into the dough ball and bake as normal.

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Peanut Butter Fudge Tarts, Chocolate and Peanut Butter Recipes, The Best Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe, Mini Tart Recipes, Tart RecipesPeanut Butter Fudge Tarts by Tiffany

What can be better than peanut butter and chocolate, right?! I think the two are a match made in heaven! What about you? These easy tarts are made with my great grandmother’s peanut butter cookie recipe and are filled with a chocolate fudgy center. Enjoy!

Yields 24 mini tarts

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Ingredients

For The Tarts

  • 1/2 cup salted butter, room temp.
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

For The Fudge

  • 1 cup semi sweet chips
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Spray a twenty-four cup mini muffin pan with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, cream butter, Crisco, white sugar, brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in eggs, vanilla and peanut butter.
  5. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon and baking soda.
  6. Slowly stir flour mixture into creamed mixture. Beat until combined.
  7. Roll dough into 1 inch balls, smash each ball gently between your palms. Place each disk of dough into prepared cups. Make an indention in the middle of each.
  8. Bake in a preheated 350 degree F. oven for 9 minutes. (Try not to over bake.)
  9. Remove tarts from oven, use the back of a 1/4 teaspoon measuring spoon and make a small indention in each tart shell. Let tarts cool in the mini muffin tin on a wire rack. Once cooled, remove tarts from muffin pan and place on cooling rack.
  10. Let’s make the fudge filling ~ In a medium sauce pan, combine semi sweet chips and sweetened condensed milk over medium heat, stirring continually until chips melt. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Spoon or pipe filling into the center of each cooled tart shell. Allow filling to set before serving. Store left over tarts in a sealed container.

NOTES: The tarts/cookies were baked two times, once at 9 minutes and the other at 11 minutes. I found that 9 minutes was perfect. It developed a soft tart/cookie, where as the 11 minutes was over baked in my opinion and developed a crunchy tart/cookie. I thought the soft tart complemented the soft fudge center, where as the crunchy tart was a bit dry for my taste. Totally up to you, but just wanted to let you know. It really all depends if your a crunchy or soft kinda cookie monster. 😉

Additional notes: The original recipe called for pre-bought peanut butter cookie dough, just in case you have some on hand.

Original recipe by: Better Homes and Gardens – Off The Shelf Baking pg. 203

Adapted recipe/photos by: Tiffany

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Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad, Healthy Copycat Recipes, Salad Recipes Using Strawberries, Salad Recipes Using Fruit, Salad Recipes Using Apples, Healthy Salad Recipes, Goodwood's Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach SaladStrawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine’s Copycat Recipe

Locals and those of you in Utah, have you ever eaten at Goodwood BBQ?! The hubs and I have a handful of times. We love it! Even though my hubs is a vegetarian, he finds great salads to eat there, like this recreation of one of my very favorite salads… Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad. Full of baby spinach, honey crisp apples, strawberries, candied walnuts, topped with blue cheese and a wonderfully sweet raspberry vinaigrette.

The strawberries added to this lovely salad, put me in the mood for valentines day, (It doesn’t take much.) Is it just me or don’t strawberries scream Valentines?! This would make a beautiful, festive little Valentine’s Day salad, don’t ya think?! Next time I make this salad, I’m going to try and make a chocolate raspberry dressing – then it might just be classified as a dessert salad. 😉 Cause you know, chocolate and strawberries are related aaaand dessert can be dinner too! 😉

Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine’s Copycat Recipe

Ingredients

  • baby spinach, desired amount
  • honey crisp apples, core removed, sliced, desired amount
  • strawberries, sliced, desired amount
  • candied walnuts, desired amount
  • blue cheese crumbles, desired amount
  • raspberry vinaigrette dressing (you can use Annie’s Naturals if you do not want to make your own)

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, gently toss desired amount of spinach, apples, strawberries, candied walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad, gently toss again. Serve.

Notes: Goodwood’s recipe uses candied pecans.

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Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine's Copycat Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad ~ Healthy Valentine's Copycat Recipe
  • Ingredients
  • baby spinach, desired amount
  • honey crisp apples, core removed, sliced, desired amount
  • strawberries, sliced, desired amount
  • candied walnuts, desired amount
  • blue cheese crumbles, desired amount
  • raspberry vinaigrette dressing (I used Annie's Naturals)
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. In a large bowl, gently toss desired amount of spinach, apples, strawberries, candied walnuts and blue cheese crumbles. Drizzle desired amount of dressing over salad, gently toss again. Serve.

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Tips for the first day of school, 5 foolproof tips getting your little one to go to school with a smile, parenting tipsIn a Nutshell: Here’s a couple of tips that may help reduce the drama as homebodies go to school.

A decade ago, my first child walked into his Kindergarten classroom with a nonchalant “Bye, Mom” and a quick wave.  I was the one biting my lip until I could sob in the privacy of my car.  Other partings have been a little more…well…let’s just say it’s a shame Kindergarteners can’t register for classes in the drama department.  I’ve had one kid who would become near-hysterical, and another who would cry so pathetically in the back of the car that I felt I was sending him in to be eaten by wolves.  I’ve decided there is a very elite club of Those-Who-Do-Not-Go.  You didn’t do anything wrong if you have one–I’m convinced some kids come out of the womb as card-carrying members.  If you happen to be parenting a member of this club, here are a couple tips that may help get them through that door.

1) Watch your own emotions.

Having already admitted that I cry when my kids go to school, the first suggestion is to mind your own emotions.  Parents are powerful social transmitters of emotion to their children, and kids often look to us to see when they should be anxious, excited, or scared.  Be careful about saying things like, “What am I going to do without you?” or “I’m going to miss you so much!”  A child may internalize that you won’t be okay without them.  Be cheerful, upbeat, relaxed, and excited for your child’s new experience…and save your tears for the car.

2) Talk it out.

Don’t fall in the “suck it up” trap.  School is a big step for shy kids, and they are having very real emotions even if it doesn’t make sense to us.  Talk through their concerns.  Maybe they are worried about using the bathroom at school, or they may be concerned that you won’t be there to pick them up on time.  Take time to dig a bit.  Sometimes children just need to verbalize their fears and get reassurance.

3) Practice, Practice, Practice

Consider practicing saying goodbye.  This may seem silly but it is a winner for kids who do fine once you are gone, but have a hard time separating.    When one of mine was refusing to get out of the car at the drop-off, we drove back to school later that evening.  We had decided that big boys who go to school deserve a Chuck-E-Cheese token each morning.  I had already picked up the tokens, and told him when he had 5, we could go play.  We practiced giving one hug and two kisses (what he decided he needed) and saying goodbye.  He walked to the school doors and waved.  At home, I pretended to give him the token.  If there was a day we had a scene at the drop-off, I took him back later that evening to practice again.  It was a rough for a few days, but he never had another hard separation after that first trip to Chuck-E-Cheese.

4) Enlist help.

To solve my daughter’s shyness, it took a nice helper at the school who offered to walk her to her classroom.  My son had a sweet guidance counselor at his school that let him come visit her in her office first, before going on to his classroom.   If you communicate the problem to your child’s teacher, they may have a special job your child can help with before the other kids come in from the playground, or another great idea to help your child transition more easily.  I promise–they’ve seen it before.

5) Be creative!

Whether it is Chuck-E-Cheese tokens, hair bows, a special lovey tucked in their backpack, extra kisses to save for later, or a heart in their lunch, you can find something that will work for your child.  Brainstorm with your spouse, ask friends, or ask your child.  He may have a great idea.

As I write this, my now 12-year-old is standing by me, laughing at our recollections of his oh-so-sad  Kindergarten self.  He said that he kept, and still has, one of those Chuck-E-Cheese tokens from his Kindergarten year.  So, if your mornings are spent prying a little one off your leg at the classroom door, don’t worry too much.  I have it on good authority that your little homebody is probably going to turn out to be one marvelous kid.

What have you done to help children adjust to school?

Here is a little poem I wrote a few years back as I was feeling sentimental about sending off of my Emma for her first day of school.

One Week Before Kindergarten

By: Alison Moulton

                I see you from the window

As I do dishes

Again—

Sunshine soaking your hair

Mud soaking your dress

As you pet the cat and eat garden peas.

Crack

Peel

Chew

Pet

Again and again

For an hour or more.

You know your letters

And how to write your name.

You know what to do if someone tries

To take your lunch

Or pull you from a swing.

We’ve practiced all this.

But bells will soon ring

And lines will form.

You will try to find your place

And kids will laugh and cut

In front

Before the teacher sees.

So stay outside, love,

Soak up another hour of light

And garden

And mud.

Cross-contaminate your little hands

With peas and cat hair.

The sanitizer dispenser

Will be posted

By your classroom door

Next week.

So soon.

Too soon.

Falling in love with your family by Alison

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