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Loving Martha, Baking Cookies, Buying Stuff and Give Away

Welcome again to Cass in the Kitchen. First, get coffee: as you can see from the title, we have a LOT of ground to cover. I was a busy girl this week, and I took pictures of everything. In fact, the kids are now used to me shooting the food before they can eat it! So seriously, get coffee, and let’s see how many shots I can upload at once without freezing the laptop. And relax, I’m not going to show you everything today, just what’s in the title. You’ll have to wait for the green chili recipe. :)

Loving Martha

I have to tell you all before I begin, that I really dislike Martha Stewart. When she’s on tv, I’m changing the channel. When I see her wares in the store, I go the other way. I mean, it’s much a part of me as curly hair, this dislike of Martha. Until now. Now, I like Martha. How can you not like a woman who designed a table of contents that looks like this?

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I mean, that’s pure genius, because how often do you think “I want a cookie,” and you can already feel the texture of it on your tongue? Yeah, me too. Also, this book will be responsible for me buying a new cookie press, since I can’t find my old one. And it has already cost me two silicone baking sheets, which you will meet below.

martha stewarts cookies Now, when I looked over the book, I had firmly intended to make those brownies shown above, because they looked so good. Don’t they look good? Yes, they do. But I still haven’t made them. No, Because I found this recipe for Banana-Walnut Chocolate Chunk Cookies instead. So, I went to Wal-Mart for groceries, and the stuff to make these ended up on the list somehow, and I followed the recipe exactly except that I used baby food bananas instead of fresh (my hands aren’t what they used to be, so I save them for the important stuff) aaaaand, I kinda got excited and we poured in the walnuts before we remembered to roast them. Roasting nuts for your cookies is one of the bits of advice I gave over on Mothering Many at Christmas, so I am appalled that I forgot to do it. Blame the book.

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Baking Cookies

We did have a wee accident:
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I also had amazingly beautiful helpers:
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The dough, it was divine:
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And the cookies, they were so good my eyes crossed when I put them in my mouth. See?
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Buying Stuff

And right about when I took that last picture, I was forming a mental shopping list:
cookie press
cookie scoop
cookie jar
cookie baking mat
mixing bowls
mixing spoons
extra measuring cups and spoons

You’ll note that most of this is pictured below. The scoop is on it’s way from Pampered Chef, and I haven’t purchased the press yet.

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This baking and the taking of pictures? It is fun.


NOW THEN! This book, this book filled with delicious cookie recipes which make people cross their eyes, will be the next giveaway here on Cass Knits! If you want a copy of your very own, that can happen! To get one entry, leave a comment. (First time blog commenters are moderated, so don’t worry if your comment doesn’t show up right away. I’ll approve it when I get back to the key board.) If you blog about the giveaway and link back to this post, you’ll get two more entries. And if you stumble his post, you’ll get another entry! The giveaway will commence when I hit publish, and it will end at midnight, March 23rd. Yep, that’s Easter! I’ll announce the winner on Monday the 24th.

Good luck!

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