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Cookie Party!

Sunday night Ashley and I had our second annual cookie baking party! We made lots of great treats! Here is the proof!

🙂

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Dr. Ash – concentrating on the cookies like they are her patients. 🙂

M&M cookies

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PB Kiss cookies in the making:

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Chocolate Covered Popcorn:

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Almond Balls (I know they some other name, almond snowballs – who know?!)

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There were lots of sweet treats consumed! I think we will even need to make more before Christmas!

🙂 Such a fun tradition!

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Happy Hanukkah!

Last night we went to our first Hanukkah party! Our friend, Chait (her name is actually Sarah) did a beautiful job hostessing!

She even filled the ice cubes with cranberries!
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Here are some of the delicious treats she had for us- and this isn’t even all of them:

Punch: I was not able to taste, but looked and smelled good!

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Authentic Hummus:

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Delicious Guac:

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Her special family recipe salad:

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Spinach Rolls – made by Jackie!

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Pesto Polenta Rounds:

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Crackers for covering with goodies:
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Hot artichoke dip:
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Brie and Cranberry Goat Cheese:

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Fresh Veggies:

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Toppings for the Latkes which I somehow missed. I think I was waiting for the hot ones to come out of the oven…

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Coconut cookies:
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Dreidel Cookies I made – notice my attempt Hebrew:

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My fun and festive beverage of Sprite Zero and cranberry ice cubes. The diet pop was a treat, I try to avoid it normally and stick to water. But when everyone else is drinking fun punch, and wine – you just need a little Sprite 🙂

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Thanks for having us Chait, we had a wonderful time!

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Supercharged!

After tonight’s dinner, and before we put up our Christmas tree,  I made a batch of Super Charge Me cookies for Healthy Ashley’s bake sale tomorrow. I won’t be selling this exact batch, but I made them in honor of the bake sale. I am going to take them to school and share them at my team meeting.

Here is a sneak peak of the dough:

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And a preview of the cookies:

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Check out the bake sale to raise money for Team in Training at Healthy Ashley !

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One of my best friends, Jen, is due with her first baby at the end of November, so we had to celebrate!

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Classic Cucumber Sandwiches

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Pesto 5 – Cheese Tortellini

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Pretzels and Carrots with Hummus

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Apple Dip and apples

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Ceasar Salad with Chicken on the side

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Onesie Cookies

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Baby Rattle Cupcakes

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First of all, Happy Birthday MOM!!


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We had a great time cooking out with our new neighbors who live down the street on Sunday! They are they cutest family with twin three-year olds and a baby on the way! For the cookout I volunteered to bring dessert. So like usual, I went through every dessert idea in my head debating what I should make. It had to taste good and be healthy. After going through the list of ice cream cake, cupcakes, brownies, raw cookies (I wasn’t sure these would be a hit) I went with the classic fruit pizza bars, modified of course.

While they were baking I was a little nervous they would taste like rubbery low fat squares, but they turned out ok. 🙂

Fruit Pizza Squares

Cookie part:

  • 2 pouches of sugar cookie mix, such as Betty Crocker
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 c. water – maybe this was a little too much because they were more cakey than cookie
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce

Bake until you think they are done at 350. You can’t go by the directions because you changed all of the ingredients.

Topping:

  • 1 block light cream cheese
  • 1 box of vanilla sugar free pudding mix – mixed with 3/4 skim milk
  • 1 tub of fat free cool whip

Mix the pudding with milk then beat in the cream cheese. Once this mixture is creamy, add in the cool whip.

Directions:

  1. Prepare and bake the cookie bars.
  2. Prepare the topping.
  3. Add topping to the cooled bars.
  4. Top with fresh fruit!

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While this isn’t the most wholesome recipe, it is light and summery and makes for an easy BBQ treat!

Today’s plans include:

  • brunch with Jen and Jody and baby Addyson
  • walking or laying out with Bethany
  • 2 grad school papers
  • a marathon training run of 5 miles
  • a bike ride with Katie
  • who knows what else!

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Last weekend, along with celebrating the country’s birthday, we celebrated my cousin Mandy’s engagement! We had a brunch on the porch of the Atheneum, an old wooden hotel in Chautauqua, overlooking the lake. For the special event I made engagement ring cookies!

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The Bride to Be in white, and her sister and MOH in blue!

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Our view of the boys playing on the lake, from the porch.

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This weekend I wanted to make something fun for dessert for our cookout on Sunday. I debated between many things but decided on ice cream sandwiches because we were heading to a baseball game after dinner.

Homemade Low -fat Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches

  • 1 pouch of cookie mix – any kind
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 container vanilla (or any flavor) yogurt
  1. Make cookies using applesauce instead of oil and egg whites instead of eggs. Use a large cookie sheet to spread the dough thin instead of a 9×13. Bake for less time than directed.
  2. When the cookies are done, let them cool.
  3. Use a cookie cutter of your choice to cut the cookies out. You will need to 2 cookies per ice cream sandwich (duh, 🙂 )
  4. Put a big spoonful of softened yogurt onto the cookie and place the 2nd cookie on top.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap and store in the freezer until ready to eat.

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Inspiration from: ErinCooks. com


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