Good morning! Be sure and check to see if you won the Momo Band giveaway! And don’t forget you can still get 25% off with code “sweetmiles” through the end of Jan.
Sorry for the brief absence! I’ve been busy with other things since Saturday’s post. One of those things includes getting some dental work done yesterday. My husband and I both had to get some fillings done, and by some, I mean an embarrassing amount on my part. Let’s just say, I learned my lesson about flossing and never again will I put it off. I also learned that I should absolutely get the “laughing gas” next time! But fingers crossed, there won’t be a next time!
Last night I was too exhausted from our epic dentist ordeal that I decided to take it easy and make it a rest day. I settled in for a night of watching The Bachelor and making another cast iron skillet cookie! I made one for dessert Friday night, and forgot to take pictures, so I wanted to go back and photograph it along the way. I also used another recipe to base it off of because I wasn’t 100% impressed with the first one. This one though, was fabulous!
Before I share the recipe and tutorial, I have a few things to share.
1. I was sent a pair of Oofos recovery sandals to review! I’m super excited! I tried them on last night and can truly say they are VERY comfortable! Can’t wait to try them out after a good long run and tell you all about them! You can read more about Oofos at their website, HERE.
2. I finally purchased a large area run for our living room! Praise! I’d been “dealing” with a small 5 X 7 neutral brown rug that was leftover from my bedroom at my parent’s house, and finally made the plunge to buy an 8 X 11 rug that will cover the whole floor and protect my precious hardwoods from Miss Truckee!
Yes, chevron and paisley pillows don’t match. We leave our nice brown couch pillows in the guest room so they stay in good shape! And the grey blanket on the right is covering Truckee’s favorite part of the couch.
I couldn’t get a wide enough picture with my 50mm lens last night, so these will have to do! I wanted something dark to camoflouge Truckee hair, and something that would tie into the other colors in our house. I found this at Lowe’s and love it! Our kitchen is a similar blue color, and our furniture and living room molding is chocolate brown. And it’s kind of woodsy and rustic, which is how our house feels. So far Truckee loves it as well, and she blends in quite nicely! I didn’t realize just how BIG 8 X 11 really was, and it didn’t look this big hanging up in Lowe’s, however, it covers the biggest traffic area in the house and really warms up the room as well. Not to mention my feet! Here are two pictures of our house right after we bought it that will give you a better idea.
The garage is on the right and is detached. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining room and has sky lights up top for lots of natural light.
Ok, so that’s that.
3. I realized that I mainly blog and instagram SWEETS, and you probably think that’s what I eat all the time. We actually eat pretty well! For breakfast, we usually do a bagel or oatmeal, and for lunch I like to pack us a sandwich with yogurt, carrots, fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or grapes, sometimes some crackers to snack on, and a string cheese. Dinner is usually played by ear, but I think we’re pretty good at getting in our vegetables, and Adam is probably tired of my classic go-to of broccoli and brussels sprouts. Here’s lunch today! Sans sandwich because I ran out of time this morning. I don’t like heavy lunches because I find that I crash earlier in the afternoon and am miserable by 2 o’clock!
See, I don’t eat sweets 24/7 🙂
But when I do, I make awesome things like this:
Chocolate Chip Pecan Cast Iron Skillet Cookie Recipe
Here is what you’ll need:
-1 stick butter
-2 tsp (ish) of vanilla
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-salt to taste, around a teaspoon or so
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
-1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. Use your butter wrapper to grease the bottom and edges of your cast iron skillet.
2. Beat together softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar.
3. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined.
4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Then, add this mixture to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
5. Add chocolate chips and pecans and mix gently until combined.
6. Press “dough” into bottom of skillet.
7. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Mine was probably closer to 27.
8. Serve with reduced sugar vanilla ice cream!
9. Laugh because reduced sugar ice cream is a joke when it’s put on top of a giant cookie.
10. Cut a slice to take to work the next day for a mid-afternoon snack.
It’s delicious! And since you buttered the bottom of the skillet, it slides out perfectly and doesn’t stick.
What do you eat for lunch at work most days? Do you have a big sweet tooth? Have you heard of Oofos before?