Tasty Tuesdays!

Pillow Cookies!

Holy gluttony.
 These delicious cookies get their name from the
pillow like goodness of the SECRET BROWNIE inside!!

Heres the deal:


1 package brownie mix
(Martha would die.)

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, plus 1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 oz. bag miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Make brownies according to package and let cool. Cut into squares.
(Feel free to snack along the way...)

For the chocolate chip cookie dough:
beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
Add brown sugar and beat until smooth.
Add eggs, yolk and vanilla. Beat until smooth.
Combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt in a medium bowl and stir together with a wire whisk.
Add flour to butter mixture and beat until combined. Stir in mini chips.
Let dough chill covered in the refrigerator for at least an hour.

Scoop your cold cookie dough by rounded spoonful, or cookie scoop onto parchment paper

Press your thumb into the dough and place one of your brownies inside.

Top with another mound of dough.
These bad boys are HUGE

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes.
Cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes and then cool completely on a wire rack.
Have a loyal taste tester handy...

and the results?


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Happy Monday everyone!
I'm very much looking forward to fall, but am trying my best 
to soak in these last days of summer.

So without further ado,
Here are some of my faves:

Fabulous neckware found here

Crafty little DIY project, perhaps?
Don't feel like doing all the work?
Purchase this mirror from this Etsy artist.

Gorgeous cupcakes.

You can even decorate your house with them.

What a cute little tablescape idea!
Thanks, BHG

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Friday Faves!

Sorry I've been MIA for the past couple of days
My schedule was a little turned around and I wasn't near a computer
for much of the week.
So without further ado...

Um, I need this dog.



Tasty Tuesdays!

Corn Fritters!
(with avacado mash)

I made these bad boys for my lovie one night when he came into town.
They were a big hit!


1 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin (omit if you are using basil)
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/3 milk or water
2 cups of fresh corn kernels cut from 2-3 cobs of corn (frozen defrosted corn is ok)
1/2 cup of green onions
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro (or fresh chopped basil)
1 Tbsp sugar
Oil for frying

Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and cumin in a bowl.

Add eggs and milk. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.

Add the corn, scallions and cilantro and stir until combined.

Heat a large frying pan with a layer of the oil. 
When the oil is shimmering (not smoking) you are ready to fry the fritters.

Drop the fritters into the oil pressing down to flatten. 

Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side. 
They should be nice and brown, then flip them and cook another 2 minutes.

Garnish with a dollop of "avacado mash" (aka Guacamole)
and serve.



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Chain Link!

These masculine links are getting a very feminine touch.

Here are some of my faves:

Gold Chain Link cocktail ring. Courtesy of Fantasy Box

Gah. Die. 

Love this layered necklace

Chain Link Coasters

A big fluffy chain link scarf.

NEED this chain link headband.

One of the most fabulous shelves I'm ever seen.

Who doesn't need this pillow?

Were you inspired?


Friday Faves!

This is my great friend Kevin's business card, with an added punch by me.
Visit him at kevinmcgreevey.com

is one of the best thing thats happened to the internet.

Such a clever way to send a cupcake to go.

Happy Friday Everyone!


Thursday Thoughts!

Feeling Joyful!

Some pretty sound advice, don't you think?

This Inspiration Block is for sale in
My Etsy Shop!

Do you have a favorite quote or saying?