Hey guys, happy almost Friday! Hooray for a short week, right?
The boys and I are headed to San Antonio this weekend and this is probably our last San Antonio trip before we move, so send me all the must eats! All I care about is the food.
I mean, obviously we’ll see The Alamo again and we have other plans but really, I’m just going for the food. I already have a list of, like, 15 places and I plan on teaching the boys the fine art of eating like a food blogger.
Not much else going on around here right now. I finally stopped breaking all my resolutions on the 11th so that’s been good.
Today I’ve got these yummy Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies! Pumpkin and white chocolate is one of my favorite combos in the fall. Something about the earthy pumpkin with the super sweet white chocolate just makes my mouth happy.
For the cookies, I tried out the Monk Fruit In The Raw® for the first time. You guys know I love the In The Raw® family of sweeteners for my coffee every morning and I’ve really enjoyed trying all of them in baked goods this year.
Monk Fruit In The Raw® is made from delicious vine-ripened monk fruit. It has 0 calories and it’s perfect for coffee or tea. And since it measures cup for cup like sugar, it’s perfect for baking!
The cookies are fabulous. I made them on a Saturday and my kids immediately started claiming them for their school lunches. As if they were going to last that long!
It’s a really simple recipe and thanks to the Monk Fruit In The Raw®, the sugar content is really low compared to other cookies. I did use 1/2 cup brown sugar but only because it makes the cookies a bit chewier than they would have otherwise been.
Seriously, you have to make these before fall ends!
To find a store that sells Monk Fruit In The Raw®, use the store locator. There are also coupons available!
This Blog Hop featured the new Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mixes. They contain simple ingredients, no colors, no preservatives, and no artificial ingredients. Have you tried them yet?
I used the Pillsbury Purely Simple for these Loaded Cookie Bars and it was fabulous. The mix only requires a stick of butter and an egg if you want to make sugar cookies. I, of course, added more than that! This bars have white chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, coconut, and milk chocolate candies!
I would’ve added more but I ran out of things in my baking cabinet!
I love these kinds of bars! Something fun and different in every bite! Plus the chewy cookie itself!
And since I started with the Pillsbury Purely Simple baking mix, these took no time to whip up! The hardest part was waiting for the butter to soften!
I’m just going to get this out of the way and then we’re never speaking of it again.
Uggghhhhhh. Pretty Little Liars. The worst.
I thought I’d never have a TV disappointment on the LOST level again. But last night… was so bad. Not only was it just a disappointing “end” but it was so messy and felt like they’d decided who A is last month.
So disappointed. I give up on TV.
In related news, I ate 5 Raspberry White Chocolate S’mores last night.
I am obsessed with these right now. I’ve made them several times over the past week and I’m going out for more white chocolate today because I ran out after eating ALL MY TV FEELINGS last night.
This is the perfect combination of sweeteness and a tiny bit of tartness. You definitely need to try it before summer ends!
Nicole’s doing Waffle Wednesday all year long and this week she did a S’mores Puffle Waffle. It’s made with puff pastry and omg, I cannot wait to make one!
Happy Monday! I am SO ready for a fresh week. Although I’m simultaneously hating how fast summer is going. I am most definitely not ready to be getting up early for school again.
So, good news! Sofia (#schnoxie) got her cast off last Thursday! Two weeks early! Because the cast was causing these nasty sores on her leg and she kind of smelled like garbage that had been sitting in the sun for 7 weeks. She’s technically on “kennel rest” which translates to “my bed rest” because I’m that kind of person.
And the bad news. My Macbook completely died on me the same day. After a year and a half. How do you people keep macs forever?! Mine’s been dying since day 3 when it had to have it’s keyboard rebuilt. RIP Macbook.
It sadly took most of my photos from November 2013 – present with it. I took it in to Geek Squad, forked over a ridiculous amount of money for them to recover 15k photos and then got the dreaded call that the harddrive was unreadable.
I’d been working on uploading all my photos to the cloud storage I use but that dang computer was just so slow. Gahhhhh.
Anyway, I lost my next 5 blog post photos so I’m starting from scratch. Kind of. This is one of the posts I lost buuuuuut I was happy to remake it!
I don’t love popcorn. It’s just not my thing. Unless it’s covered in something! I can eat BOXES of that caramel popcorn with nuts. And I looooove those Christmas tins of popcorn – but only the cheese and caramel sections.
So of course I love this Peanut Butter Party Popcorn since it’s coated in a mixture of white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips with vanilla instant pudding mixed in. And then it’s all covered in sprinkles because everything is better with sprinkles!