Tuesday, July 13, 2010

bananas in cookies?

I've always been a bit hesitant when it came to playing around with recipes the first time I made something. This is why...

On Monday I made black & white cookies (an old family favorite). I had some applesauce left over from something else that I made and I knew that if I didn't use it, it would just end up in the garbage. BIG mistake. The cookies tasted fine... for Passover cookies! Lesson learned, unfortunately the hard way.

Today I made banana walnut chocolate chunk cookies. I don't like nuts so I decided to leave them out. Nuts are usually optional anyway. I was a bit concerned though because the walnuts in these cookies has to be a key ingredient since it's in the title. But guess what?? The came out delicious!! There are some ingredients that are ok to play around with! Phew!

These cookies are loaded with nutrients- not only do they have bananas, they also have chocolate (which we all know is good for you). In addition to that, they have some whole wheat flower and oats. Now when I eat them, I don't have to worry about eating junk food.... YUM!

Monday, July 5, 2010

a whole new world

Hello. I have to admit that I have never been into the whole blog thing. It's as if there is a whole other world out there that I have yet to learn...

A friend of mine from work (who is an artist) told me that she does more art since she started her blog. I love to bake. I always have. I find it a relaxing and enjoyable past time. The purpose of my blog is to push me to bake more. To help me think of fun, new and delicious things to try and share with whoever decides to read this. And hopefully, people can give me some good suggestions of things to try.

I decided to take on a project that I call the muffin project. I want to attempt to perfect the muffin. The first flavor of muffins I made were chocolate chip muffins. They weren't the best muffins I've ever had but they were tasty. It'll give me something to work on!

Originally, I was going to focus mainly on muffins and blog about that. But after thinking about it, I realized that I enjoy baking way too much and do not want to limit myself to just one thing. Hopefully, this blog will help encourage me to try lots of new things.