Monthly Archives: May 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been making these chocolate chip cookies for over 7 years now.  I found this recipe in “Sweet Maria’s Cookies Jar” recipe book and they are great.  This is a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe but it is the best.



½ pound butter, softened      IMG_0188

¾ cup sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 eggs

2/14 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

2/12 cups chocolate chips

1 cup walnuts coarsely chopped (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. In an electric mixer, on medium speed, cream the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until light. Add vanilla, and eggs. Mix until well blended.
  3. On low-speed, add flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix just until blended.
  4. Stir In chocolate chips and nuts
  5. Drop dough from a teaspoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spacing cookies 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  7. Remove cookies sheet from the oven. Using a metal spatula, remove cookies from the cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack. Cool on wire racks. Store cookies in an airtight container.


Happy Mail Came

I just love this Easy shop @XOMamaplans.  She does just great work on these stickers.  You have to check her shop our on Easy.  I can’t wait to use these.  They are so cute.


Weekly Meals

I will be updating my blog site with any new recipes so you can try.

Meals for May 21st thru May 26th

Sunday – Chili

Monday – L.O. (left overs)

Tuesday – French Onion Chicken (crock pot)

Wednesday – Arroz con Pollo (Chicken with rice)

Thursday – Corn Chowder

Friday – Orange Chicken (crock pot)


Saturday’s are always a what ever night

Our Peanut Butter Cookies

For our Peanut Butter Cookies I looked at several recipes and then put these ingredients together for our cookies.  If you like a peanut buttery cookies this is the one.  Please try and hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:        IMG_0191

½ cup shorting

1 ½ cup peanut butter

½ cup white sugar

½ cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon salt


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C)

In medium bowl, cream together the shorting, peanut butter, and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time, and then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Slowing stir into peanut butter mixture making sure all ingredients are incorporated.

On cookie sheet drop rounded spoonful of peanut butter mixture

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven. Cookies will be soft and chewy if not over baked.

Allow cookies to cool on a cooling rack until completely cooled

Quick and Easy Lunch

Tuna Salad

Something for Lunch. It’s quick and easy and stores well.


2 table spoons Mayo
    Tuna Salad

1 small onion chopped

1 1/2 cups elbow macaroni

1 to 2 celery stalks chopped

1/2 teaspoon salt


Fill a medium pot with water about half way and put salt in it, so the noodles can cook. Once water has reached a boil, put elbow macaroni into water and let cook for about 8 to 10 minutes on medium heat. 
While noodles are cooking chop the onion and celery into small pieces and set aside. 
Drain elbow macaroni and rise with cold water to stop the cooking process and to also cool them down. Once they are cooled enough, add the mayo, onion, and celery and mix until all is blended. 

Serve with crackers

Pecan Pie Muffins

These are such a treat to eat. I got this recipe off of If you like peacan pie then you will love these. Make sure to spay your muffin pan very well. I didn’t have any problem with sticking, but this will help.


1 cup packed light brown sugar  IMG_0322

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup chopped pecans

2/3 cup butter, softened

2 eggs, beaten


1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 18 mini muffin

cups or line with paper muffin liners.

2 In a medium bowl, stir together brown sugar, flour and pecans. In a separate

bowl beat the butter and eggs together until smooth, stir into the dry i

ngredients just until combined. Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin cups.

Cups should be about 2/3 full.

3 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks

when done.

My Planners Layout This Week

I used #LoveYourPlanner for my Happy planner this week.  You can find her shop on Etsy.  The colors are vibrant on these stickers.

These stickers are of course from #XoMama shop on Etsy.  Her stickers are amazing and fit my personal planner beautifully.


For my Mini HP I used #Adorably Amy.  Her stickers are just so damn cute.



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