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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Monday, November 14, 2011

Recipes

I promised you last week I was going to make the chocolate chip cookies from last Monday's post - it just took me a week - but I made them yesterday. A lot of great ingredients.


Looks at all those chocolate chips - it called for semi sweet, but I had the dark chocolate ones.
Now this looked nothing like the picture of last week. Last week they looked like round balls these look more like cookies. I may have added a little too much egg product.

None the less - they were delicious and I felt pretty good eating two with a cup of coffee.


This weeks recipe that I also made.

Apple Crumb Bread From Amish Stories

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda in 2 tablespoons milk
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups chopped apples

Toppings
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
4 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar


Again good ingredients.


And it looks dark, but it wasn't that was the brown sugar on top.


Now this was great too. Wish I was a better picture taker. And a little bit better baker. Think I am going to make 3 plates for my grandsons teacher this week. Thank you Amish Stories for the recipe.


Thought for the day:

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.


I tell you there is soooooooooooooooooo much I want to do these days. And things slow me down from when I planned to do them. Holidays, sickness, vets, homework, lessons, physical therapy, etc. So what I think (lol) is you have to decide what is it that you want to do and how important it is in the scheme of things. Then set out on the course and no matter how long it takes - go for it - keep going for it - it is not how long it takes - it is how long you keep trying.

Keep on running with me - slowly.
x_5d6c3b9

46 comments:

laurie said...

I think you're an excellent baker, those cookies are amazing, so full of good struff! I have never saw this bread before, sounds really good, your new posts aren't showing up for me, I wonder why,, I'll go check this out! Have a supewr duper monday, OK

Changes in the wind said...

That apple bread looks pretty good...

ArtyMarti said...

Cookies look good, think I'll have one. I certainly know how it feels to have too many plans, too little time. Then I got a cold or something, and have been in bed for a couple of days. And company's coming Saturday. They'll get fed, but I hope they don't look to hard or they will find my family of dust bunnies.

Melanie said...

That looks delicious, Sandie!!
Yes, we have to make decisions as to what is most important to us. There just seems to be so much going on anymore!!
Hope you have a great week.♥

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

This season is the "best of times, the worst of times" for women. I have been picking up Christmas presents for about 5 months now. Number one on my list is to find where I put them all. I seem to hide things so well.

I have invited about 15 people for Thanksgiving dinner and I have decided not to think about it till next week. Right now the freezer is packed full of Lean Cuisine and Weight Watchers meals; there is no room for anything else. I know I will never be able to eat them all, so maybe I should try to think of a way to incorporate them into the "big meal". If I throw them all together, I could have an interesting stuffing.

FishHawk said...

It is good of you girls to remember that your place is in the kitchen when your services are not needed elsewhere.

Sandra said...

it all looks delish and congrats on finding time to bake. mother made someting like this but called it apple crisp. yum

Debbie said...

Those look delicious! (both recipes I mean) I think the use of dark chocolate with the cookies is probably a great choice. I'm imagining the dark chocolate taste right now. Plus, isn't dark chocolate supposed to be good for you? With all the other "good for you" stuff in them, we can just call them medicine.

Take two, every hour on the hour until you get rid of what ails you. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful that you got to bake yesterday. I like the keep on running and trying to achieve. My list gets longer and my time to get things done seems less and less but I'm not giving up! hugs, Linda

Knitty said...

Once again, you thoughts could have come from my head! There is so much more that I would like to do for the holidays than I have time to accomplish. First off, I need someone to read blogs to me so that I could work on projects while keeping up, then they'd have to take dictation and write responses for me. Think I'll find that person?

I have a very disciplined friend who starts working on Christmas crafts in January. I like that idea, but she is so structured, she doesn't leave time for spontaneity. That isn't good for me.

Now I'm feeling guilty for not baking. Bill loves chocolate chip cookies and has been hinting. Maybe this afternoon....

blueviolet said...

Oh yummy!!!! I've never heard of apple crumb bread, but it sounds good!

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Hi Sandie, your cookies and bread look yummy. I have a few bananas that are too ripe that I'm thinking about making bread with, but the apples sound better!
Like you, I have a lot I need to get done right now. I'm thinking I may have to cut back on my computer time even more! It's hard to do. :D
Have a great day!

Flora said...

Yummy... I am going to bake those Chocolate chips cookies...today!!!

Thanks for the recipes....

BECKY said...

Thank you for this awesome and insightful blog post! ...and of course, the yummy looking food! I am soooo with you on wanting to do a lot of things...which is one reason I need to get off the computer! Doh! And with that...I'm off to do some errands and then the other "things I want to do!"
Have a great day, Sandie!

SweetMarie said...

Your cookies and bread look so good! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!!! My mom made a carrot cake from scratch yesterday for my Uncle's birthday. It was delicious! But, now I want cookies! :)

SweetMarie said...

Your cookies and bread look so good! Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!!! My mom made a carrot cake from scratch yesterday for my Uncle's birthday. It was delicious! But, now I want cookies! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yummy, I would drool over these cookies:) Yes keep trying, is is what we have to do

Aarthi said...

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Furry Bottoms said...

I think dark chocolate is a very good compliment to the chocolate chip cookies. Great balande!

Raindrops and Daisies said...

All looks lovely Sandie,
would love some of that tasty bread to eat!

Wishing you a great week

x Fiona

Eva Ason said...

Mmmm the cookies and cake looks yummy :)
Would love to have some of those...!

Have a lovely Week!

Eva x

My Journey With Candida said...

Oh Yum!!! If I could eat sugar, I would be at your door wanting a cookie.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'd love to try both - they look wonderful!

Thisisme. said...

I'll always be there running with you my friend! Those recipes just look so good, and I just wish I could reach out and pinch one of those chocolate chip cookies. Hee Hee!!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

the recipes look good! I like the apple bread as I love apples! And I try to take my time doing everything I need to get done so my pain isn't so great. Doesn't always work as I overdid it on Friday and had to take my pain medication. Oh well, today so far is a good day. Glad you enjoyed your cookies! I think the bread for your grandson's teacher is a very nice idea!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

They both sound and look yummy. I think I am going to make an apple pie today and maybe some crisp apple slices in the oven.

Belle said...

The cookies look so moist and good. My hubby would love that cake, which is an easy recipe. I'll make that one for sure.

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

I'm not usually a big sweet eater but those cookies look delicious. I'll be there for coffee in the morning...or wish I was.

Starry Dawn said...

Good Morning, sweet dear friend, Sandie!!
I pay my visit to your site this day, sweetheart. I am still unwell. However, I find my time to read your wonderful post for today.
I love the picture of the Fall Season you have shared with us.
Your Quote for today is so inspirational. Your Recipe is delicious, and I would like to taste it myself. I am hungry now...
Your food for thoughts for today is superb. I feel like you in the same way at times. Many things, physical, emotional and personal, seem to slow me down. I guess, I am growing older. The aging process slow down living species. We are not machines or robots. We may get tired and worned out at times. If we pray to the Lord, we may ask Him to give us more strength to keep on going with our lives, in order to please Him more deeply, and in a more meaningful way. We should have to keep on trying, and never give up. Thank you, Sandie for visiting my site, and expressing your kind thoughts and prayers for me!! I am still unwell.
God bless you, precious friend, Sandie, and those you love!!
I truly enjoy reading your posts in your amazing blog, Sandie.
All the best for you & loved ones.
Blessings and Prayers,
Poet Starry Dawn.

The Boston Lady said...

Yum and thank you for two things I can make next week for visiting relatives staying for Thanksgiving. Ann

Babs said...

Like your thought for the day and the cookies and apple bread look yummmmm.
Have a great week.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Both munchies look great, wish I had a piece of the apple cake now-enjoy:@)

Journeyin' Lady... said...

Love your quote of the week!
I'm not a sweet tooth person BUT chocolate chip cookies tempt even me.
Have you ever heard the saying: "Life is what happens when you are making plans"? Think it fits you to a "T" :-)

CalamityJr said...

Yummmmm... I think those rounder cookies may be softer, and that's the way I like them! As for making choices, everything we do becomes our priority, whether we plan it that way or not - just another morsel for thought.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I'm runnin' right beside you, Sandie! Slow, but sure. Love these recipes. Look great. Timer is going off on the oven! Got to run finish dinner. blessings ~ t

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

It sounds like the cookies tasted as good as they looked!

You know the old expression..."Slow and easy wins the race."

Catherine said...

Hand me over that cookie dough friend! No need to cook it! Yum!

It tis the season where it starts to get busy isn't it? Take time to sit back and relax friend!

xo Catherine

Susan said...

ooooooooo, the cookies look yummety Sandie. Just great. Thanks for sharing. Susan

Sharon said...

Chatty and Cookie Crone??

I have the most multi-talented friends!

I can just taste these cookies - even in Blog Land - and they are delicious.

Tell you what - that quote is great. These days I'm quite the tortoise. But I am steady and determined. Maybe I will win the race yet!

xo

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh man
guess what i want NOW?

your cookies!
love
tweedles

That corgi :) said...

Running with you, Sandie; slowly but I'm running! It is good to hear you want to do a lot and have lots going on; honestly, I think it keeps us young!

Cookies look good! I bet they did taste good!

Can't imagine Thanksgiving is next week; where did this time go this year?

betty

Sush said...

I am in the same situation this time of year. What to do, what to do, what to do....
I love your recipes. I made some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies the other day, but we ate them before I thought to take a picture...lol!

Hugs~

Denise said...

Yummy in my tummy, bless you.

Rhonda said...

I know your kitchen must smell delightful and those "goodies" must taste Heavenly good! Love the Amish ways of life...they are so conservative, and creative and can COOK...the doctor stated I have Acid Reflux...w/out any symptoms...go figure! She wanted to give me a script for $300/month ....I said, No I think the Amish has a antidote..sho'nuff did...it taste all kind of bad but it delivers their promise...

Ann said...

both of those recipes look really good and the coffee cake one sounds yummy right now.
I have the same problem with wanting to do so many things but there just is never enough time to fit it all in. Guess it's time to prioritize :)

Chicken Wrangler said...

Glad to see you are finally doing some cooking/baking, as you have said before that you'd like to do more of that!