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! :mrgreen: 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.

Chocolate Chewies

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.

  1. This was Papa Murphy’s pizza. Only the best take-and-bake pizza known to man.
  2. It was HEART SHAPED for Valentine’s Day!Heart shaped people! How adorable. :D




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. ;)

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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?

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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.