Hey, hey everyone! Glad you’re psyched about the iHerb.com shopping spree giveaway! I got a wee bit jealous reading all of the things you would choose to get if you won. Kind of – ‘dang, I wish I would have thought of that!’ Nevertheless, I am completely satisfied with my purchases. Also the Wild Berry Trailmix may or may not be 90% gone at this point…
In other news, happy Friday! This was a week that definitely needed to be ended with two things. #1: Chocolate.
I’ve had this recipe printed and waiting for me on my kitchen counter for over 2 weeks now. After work I finally whipped up a batch.
From How Sweet It Is. Makes 15 cookies.
6 oz + 1 heaping spoonful powdered sugar
1 oz + 1 spoonful cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir dry ingredients together in a mixer. Add first egg white and mix. Add second egg white, turn the speed up to high and whip batter for 2-3 minutes, or until it is very thick and fluffy.
2. Using a cookie scooper, scoop batter onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and bake for 16-18 minutes, or until the insides are barely set.*
*You can break a cookie in half to see if the batter is uncooked. If it is, just put the two halves back together and continue baking!
This recipe comes with one warning: get that batter onto a cookie sheet pronto, because you are at high risk of gobbling it all up before it ever reaches the pan. It is addicting with a capital A!
After they bake, each cookie is like a perfect little meringue with a delicate, chewy shell…
And a sinfully rich & chocolatey center. Holy. Cow. these are yummy! Thanks to Jessica for the idea – LOVE her recipes!
With my chocolate fix taken care of, it was time to dig into week ending item #2: Pizza.
I know, I know! I already had pizza this week! I needed it again though, and here’s why.
- This was Papa Murphy’s pizza. Only the best take-and-bake pizza known to man.
- It was HEART SHAPED for Valentine’s Day! ♥ Heart shaped ♥ people! How adorable.
I popped that baby into a piping hot oven and 15 minutes later, Ben and I were dining on the most romantic pizza we’ve ever had.
Hey, some people need wine to unwind from a long week. I choose chocolate and pizza. To each their own! What do you unwind with?
Tonight, Ben and I are fighting over plans. He says Olympics opening ceremonies. I say Couples Retreat. C’mon – the movie was set in Bora Bora…or something! I could use a nice tropical view like that right now!
We shaaaaall see.
Are you watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics tonight? If you could compete in one winter Olympic sport, what would it be?
I would compete in the skiing event where they launch themselves off a massive ramp…can’t think of what it’s called… Or bobsledding! Cool Runnings style, mon. 8)