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Super Fall-y Friday Favorites: chewy chocolate chip cookies, apple cider sangria, and where I'm

favorite chewy chocolate chip cookies: what sort of saint do you have to be to only put the 1 cup of chocolate chips that the recipe calls for? Does anyone follow this rule? Does anyone even measure out chocolate chips? Anyway, here's my favorite chewy chocolate chip recipe (don't worry, I don't limit you to a cup of chocolate chips, put the whole dang bag):


  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon molasses

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • pinch of nutmeg

  • 1 cup to 1 bag of chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, molasses and vanilla; beat well.

  2. Sift the flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Drop onto greased baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 9-10 minutes or until lightly browned.

favorite cozy meal: is there anything better than potato chowder? Yes, add shrimp to said potato chowder. We have been having cool weather this week and I'm soaking it all in before I head to HAWAII next week!

favorite fall flavored [not pumpkin spiced] coffee: I'm all for a flavored coffee. If you like pumpkin spice, there's TONS & TONS of options. But if you are looking for something different but still festive, try Brooklyn Bean Roastery Ground Coffee, Maple Sleigh flavor.

favorite dream B&B for fall: Fridays are the days I spend dreaming that I have enough time, money, and self control to leave my pups for more than three hours to go on vacation. Until I have the time or money, I'm annoying my dogs by pestering them when they are sleepy and thinking about the Rabbit Hill Inn in Lower Waterford, Vermont...

favorite weekend sip: Apple Cider Sangria. Fall is my favorite time of year- can you tell?? But it rarely gets very cold around here. So here's a refreshing fruity way to celebrate the best flavors of fall in 70 degree weather...

favorite news this week: What would a Friday Favorites be without at least one mention of the Pioneer Woman? This week she announced she and Ladd are opening a hotel next to the Merc... Sign. Me. Up.



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