Monthly Archives: September 2017

Butter Cookies (CPS)

I am on the hunt for the Chicago Public School (CPS) cookies.  I found this recipe and gave it a try.  This is a super easy recipe and the cookies are good, but not quite the ones I am looking for.  My family did love these and I was able to make these in 20 minutes excluding cooking time, so this is a great cookie.   I got this from



  • 1 
cup softened butter
  •  2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 
cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 
tablespoons all-purpose flour (I did not do)
  • 2 
teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 
pinch salt
  • 4 
teaspoons sugar (optional) (I did not do)



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Mix in vanilla extract.
  • Mix in flour gradually.
  • Using a small cookie scoop, roll dough into balls and slightly flatten on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • Flatten cookies with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar if desired.
  • Bake until golden brown (approximately 12-15 minutes.

Makes about 2 dozen.



PWM Week of Sept 4th thru the 10th

Hello everyone I hope today is a great day for you all.  I was feeling fall when I was doing my main planner so I went with it.   I am using a planner kit from Pretty Cute Planner shop on Etsy.  I just love the fall colors.




For my personal planner I am using Adorably Amy.  This week is so cute. For this planner I don’t decorate it a lot.  I do a lot of writing in my personal planner.



German Cucumber Salad

This is my version of German Cucumber salad.  I used the ingredients I had on hand to make this, and it was delicious.   This is a very fresh, clean and refreshing salad.


3 heaping Tbsp Mayonnaise               IMG_1556

3 mini cucumbers

1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes chopped

1 tsp dill

1/4 onion sliced very thin

salt and pepper to taste


Slice the mini cucumbers and set aside.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and quarters if needed and add them to the bowl with the cucumbers

Thinly slice the 1/4 of onion and put into the bowl with the cucumbers and tomatoes.



In a small bowl mix together the mayonnaise and dill.

In a signal serving bowl put the cucumber mix and about a teaspoon of the dill and mayonnaise mix.  Stir until well combine.  Taste for salt and pepper.

Note:  Unless serving salad right away don’t add the sauce to the vegetable mixture.  The sauce become watery.

You can find the original recipe under my Salad board on Pinterest.


Sausage, Spinach and White Bean Soup Crock Pot


I am a lover of soups with a broth, and this recipe caught my on.  I found this on Pinterest by  This is very easy to make.  I actually prep this before leaving for work in the morning.



  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 2 (15-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cups baby spinach





  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add sausage, and cook, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Place sausage, garlic, onion, carrots, celery, beans, oregano and bay leaves into a 6-qt slow cooker. Stir in chicken broth and 2 cups water until well combined; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high heat for 3-4 hours. Stir in spinach until wilted.



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