New York Monday #118: Signs of Spring!

April 13, 2008 | Filed Under New York Monday | 16 Comments 

Flowering Callery Pear Tree


Signs of spring are all over the city.  I see a lot of flowering trees.  I must admit that autumn is my favorite season and I like cold weather (minus the snow), but I’m excited that spring is here.  Yay!  It looks and feels wonderful.  Have a great week, everyone.  Happy Monday!



Callery Pear Tree Flowers






Chocolate Peanut Butter Love

April 8, 2008 | Filed Under Baking, Cookies, Recipes | 14 Comments 


As usual, I like easy recipes.  I found this easy cookie recipe on Nectar & Light.  Mmmm!  Yum!  Chocolate Peanut Butter Love.   I love the name of this cookie, too.  😉

Without complications, I put together the ingredients, that included peanut butter, sugar, honey, eggs, vanilla, flour, baking powder, baking soda and chocolate chips.  They tasted so good, especially coming straight from the oven.  Soft, warm, sweet.  The mixture of the chocolate chips and peanut butter?   Divine!  Loved it, indeed. 





Chocolate Peanut Butter Love

Nectar & Light


~ 1 c. butter {room temp}


~ 1 1/4 c. peanut butter {preferably smooth Jif}


~ 1 c. sugar


~ 1/2 c. honey


~ 2 organic eggs


~ 1/2 t. vanilla


~ 2 1/2 c. flour


~ 1 t. baking powder


~ 1 t. baking soda


~ 1 c. chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350.  Smooth butter and peanut butter together – add sugar and mix until well blended.  Add honey and mix.  In a small bowl, whisk eggs and vanilla – add to butter mixture and incorporate well.  In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda and baking powder together – slowly add to wet mixture.  Scrap the bottom of the bowl several times to ensure all of the dry is properly mixed into the wet.  Stir in chocolate chips.


Place the dough in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes.  Prepare baking sheets with parchment paper.  Using an ice cream scoop {or tablespoon}, create {somewhat} equal sized balls of dough – spacing them about two inches apart on the baking sheet.  Return the dough to the fridge between each sheeting.  Do NOT flatten the dough with a fork or any other means.  Bake each sheet for 12 minutes or until edges just begin to turn gold.  Pull from the oven and let the cookies stand for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.


*These freeze beautifully and defrost quickly if you really must have one right away 😉






New York Monday #117: Mural Portion

April 6, 2008 | Filed Under Harlem, New York Monday | 6 Comments 


The above is a portion of a mural that covers the entire length of a building wall on 125th Street.  Happy Monday, all!  Have a great week.






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