Special Delivery!


Look at this – told you that recipe made a tOn of cookies! Even after my cookie monster afternoon, Ben making a small dent in the batch and a special delivery to my parents this afternoon, there are still sooo many cookies left! 8O


I packed the remaining cookies up and stuck them in the freezer. 4 layers of frozen bliss. :D These are a blessing (or a curse depending on how you look at it!) because now whenever my sweet tooth kicks into high gear, I can just reach in the freezer for a little fix…eek, actually!!


So last night Ben and I did decide to order Dominos. I actually ordered online! First you pick your crust, sauce and cheese. I got their new, reformulated garlic-infused crust, robust tomato sauce and mozzarella.


Then you pick your toppings! I got half pepperoni for Ben (he likes to KISS) and half black olive & banana peppers for your truly. We also got a Hawaiian Pizza for giggles.


Then, this is the coolest thing ever, you track your pizza as it’s being made!! I placed my order at 5:23…


And by 5:32 it was ready for pickup!


Cool concept – but it needs a wee bit of tweaking. When Ben got there to pick the pizzas up, they said they needed 8 more minutes (even though I “watched” the pizzas being made) and when we opened the boxes at home, everything was semi jacked.


The pizza where we picked our toppings only had the toppings on one side so one half was plain cheese. The same pizza had the “old”, non-reformulated crust. Regardless, they were both delicious! I haven’t had pizza in Heaven knows how long – so it was a treat! :D


This morning I woke up and opened a special delivery package I got in the mail on Friday – STARBUCKS MUGS FROM CANADA!!


Becca, from Becca’s Journey, knows that I’ve started to collect Starbucks mugs from wherever I go (DANG! forgot to get one in NYC!) and she sent me not one, but TWO mugs from Canada. My first International Starbucks mugs! :D

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Isn’t that the sweetest thing ever?! Thanks Becca!

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Well yesterday’s cookies and pizza kept me pretty full until late morning today. :oops: When I finally broke for a meal, I whipped up a bowl of Cheerios. :)


Topped with a sliced banana and doused in almond milk.


One thing I’ve found about almond milk is that it seeps into your food faster than cows milk. It’s weird because it doesn’t make it more soggy, there’s just nothing left when you get to the end of the bowl. Am I crazy?


Polished off with another cookie. I stopped at one today because I am the picture of moderation. Obviously… ;)


Going to get started on dinners for this week – LOOK WHAT I FOUND IN MY STASH OF COOK BOOKS!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHH!!!


Slow cooker cookbooks galore – I am in Heaven!!


Thin, hand tossed or deep dish crust? What’s your favorite pizza takeout chain?

If crusts had no calories, I’d go deep dish every time. My fave takeout place is Papa Murphy’s. It always tastes so fresh! :D

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  1. Do you have a Chicago one?? If not, you need one :)

  2. Jenna 01.24.2010

    Not gonna lie, I have to go with regular and deep dish. The crust is my favorite part!

  3. Paula 01.24.2010

    I swear by Dominoes for delivery. Those patented bags of theirs are something. The pizza always arrives hot, like it just came out of the oven.

    For deep-dish, it’s all about Felix & Oscars for me. I miss the original F & O’s, a Drake neighborhood staple in the ’70s and ’80s, but there are two other locations. The one near Merle Hay Mall is kind of old and dumpy-looking but the pizza’s the same. The Clive (I think) location is newer and (!) you can sit at a booth and have your own little flat screen TV with tons of channels to choose from! Whichever location you might choose, the pizza is worth the wait; it takes longer to bake up a thick-crust pie. This is why I was suspicious when I tried Old Chicago, because my pizza was on the table in 15 minutes. Do they pre-bake their pies to speed up the process? I wonder.

  4. Darci 01.24.2010

    cookies in the freezer…dangerous for this girl!! ;) but they look SO good!

    and i would say i like hand tossed or deep dish…but like you said since i tend to watch the cals i usually go for the thin crust!

  5. Kara 01.24.2010

    I have noticed the same thing about almond milk. There is never any left at the bottom of the cereal bowl for slurping:) Have you tried Falbo Brother’s pizza in Iowa City?? I usually don’t splurge for deep dish….but theirs is AWESOME, totally worth it!!

  6. Thin crust all the time. I like to taste the toppings. I’m a Papa Johns girl but we don’t have one around here.

  7. I’d agree Papa Murphy’s is probably the best….when I was in college and living in Cedar Falls, IA, we swore by the OP. Great:) Otherwise I also like Casey’s….yeah, the convenience store pizza!

  8. Lizzy 01.24.2010

    The pizza’s look delicious!! And the online order tracker is soooo neat! too bad they didn’t come out quite like you wanted! I like crackery crusts so that I can taste the toppings better. I hope you’re having a great sunday! xoxo!

  9. I’ve had takout pizza once, maybe twice in my life! I’m not really a huge pizza fan to be honest….I think I prefer the thin curst, but tbh it’s been so long since I had one (literally, YEARS!) that I don’t remember!!
    Mayeb I should go out for pizza soon!!??
    Haha I love finding loads of cookbooks I haven’t seen in a while – when that happens, my family don’t see ME in a while cos I just spend ages reading them :P

  10. Matt 01.24.2010

    I am from Chicago so I am all about the deep dish!

  11. Jamie 01.24.2010

    Punch Pizza hands down! It’s a neapolitan style chain in Minneapolis – thin, hand tossed pizza’s baked at 800 degrees for 90 seconds = pure bliss! You’ll have to try it the next time you’re in the MSP area –
    http://www.punchpizza.com =)

  12. Did you like Domino’s new recipe? I’ve heard that it really just tastes the same as before. I like all crusts. I just depends on my mood, I guess.

  13. heather 01.24.2010

    i’m from new jersey so i didnt have chain pizza until i was 23(i know, it sounds weird, but my grandfather went his whole life like that, lol). it was pizza hut and it was *so bad*…i’ve since had papa john’s and in a desperate situation, their original regular pie isnt too bad. i’m clearly biased, though.

  14. Lauren 01.24.2010

    Wow, Domino’s is really stepping it up. I think my favorite pizza is a on whole wheat thin crust, with fresh tomato basil sauce, lots of veggies and goat cheese.
    Although, I was just watching “The Best Thing I Ever Ate” on the Food Network today and Tyler Florence raved about this super thin crust Pizza Marghaetia from a place in LA. It looked SOOOOOOOOO good!

    Hope you are having a wonderful day Kristin!

  15. kate 01.24.2010

    i just bought the sandra lee slow cooker 2. has some yummy looking recipes in it!

  16. My boyfriend was JUST talking about ordering Dominoes for dinner because they had redone all this stuff. So funny to see a post on it, I haven’t kept up on my Dominoes news I guess!

  17. Kim 01.24.2010

    Godfathers Pizza, hands down! Unfortunately, the franchisee that has the ones in West Des Moines opted out of delivery and I don’t wanna go pick it up. :) Of course, if they delivered I’d have it all the time so maybe it’s a blessing in disguise!

  18. That’s awesome how you got to watch your pizza being made! I heard that their “new” pizza is not anything different from their old pizza. I prefer thin crispy hand-tossed pizzas most definitely!

  19. Bridget 01.24.2010

    I am from Chicago so it’s deep dish OR since I’m from the south side of Chicago it’s Aurelio’s pizza. If anyone on here knows that name I’ll eat my hat. :) I love me some pizza—definitely my weakness. Tried the butternut squash ravioli for the second time and it was amazing! I’m so glad I didn’t give up. Good job on the cookies. The look delicious. Marathon training starts in two weeks so I’m cutting out sweets. It’s necessary to make sure I’m in tip top condition. ;)

  20. becca 01.24.2010

    I’m glad the mugs arrived safe and sound. The blue one is discontinued and the brown is the new design. Do you have Panago in Iowa? It’s delish, especially the bbq chicken.
    I have made a sweet spicy asian pork with porkchops today in my slowcooker. I have the not your mothers books but have not seen the others.
    Have a great day :)

  21. MyThy 01.25.2010

    When we lived in MI, I loved Dolly’s Pizza as well as Buddy’s and Jet’s Pizza. Really, just like thick square pizza’s!

    OOoh, I just got a crock pot for two and I look forward to seeing more slow cooker/crock pot meals so I can experiment myself!

  22. Jenna 01.25.2010

    Cookies look delish! Cool pizza concept!
    I am a thincrust kind of girl!

  23. Steve 01.25.2010

    For takeout pizza: Casey’s General Store, taco pizza all the way!

  24. Machelle 01.25.2010

    I tried the new Dominos hand tossed crust & it was super good!

  25. MAC 01.25.2010

    We had the dominos pizza this weekend too b/c of all th commericals for new crust and sauce….sad to say we got 2 mediums and threw one away!!! Same crust, same sauce to us and too much dough, not enough toppings. Our favorite is Papa Murphy’s delite – Herb Chicken mediterranean but have artichokes instead of the chicken!!! Can’t seem to like anything else in Des Moines!

  26. We have been talking about ordering Dominos in the near future after seeing their recent commercials about their new pizza’s, however I am a bit nervous about doing it. Even though they are cheaper in the beginning………I know after I add all the toppings we like (mushrooms, green peppers, onions, pepperoni, sausage) that they won’t be so cheap and I am nervous about them really tasting good too! My husband who is from Montreal says Dominos is great up there but not down here in the US, so we hope their new pies are………..we will see!

  27. Yeaaahtoast 01.26.2010

    Growing up we frequented Pizza Hut for a treat once in a while. When I became a teen, we got a small chain called “Boston’s North End Pizza” in Honolulu and their garlic spinach pizza was TO. DIE. FOR.
    Huuuuuge hunks of smashed garlic and loads of wilted spinach. Now I live in LA and go to Cruzer Pizza, because they are vegan and give me my Daiya fix. I have always ALWAYS wanted to try true deep dish pizza though. Just once, just once. The crust really is the best part!

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