Friday, June 24, 2011

My Secret Blog Crush

Can you have a crush on another blog? Because I do. 

I read several blogs, and they are all great!  I read a really good one that has book give aways all the time, Chick Lit Is Not Dead.  I'll do a post about them some day.  I read a lot about food because I am always looking for the next great recipe.

My crush today is on How Sweet It Is.  Seriously, she makes some of the most incredible looking food I've ever seen.  My favorite part is that we are not talking 5 star, super fancy, not even iron chef could make that food.  It's down home, simple ingredients, easy preperation food...that tastes wonderful.  Turned me into a full fledged foodie.

Since I became a follower just over a month ago, I have made 4 of her recipes.  Each one turned out great! I even owe her thanks for my first roasted chiicken.  Most recently, like 4 days ago, I made her brown sugar blueberry cookies.

Actually my son made them.  He made the batter anyway, while I made pasta fagioli soup.  I was a little concerned that the brown sugar would be too much, but it was perfect.

The other part of my crush is the pictures she takes.  As early as this weekend I will be aquiring a new camera.  For anybody that knows me,  you know I'm big on taking pictures of my food.  It is because of How Sweet It Is that I now set up the pictures.  At least I'm trying.  See number 6 on previous here.

So there it is.  I have a crush on another blog.  I read it everyday. I wait anxiously for my inbox to tell me there is a new post.  I am sad when the day is over and I've read what there is to read.  As I wait until tomorrow, I leave you with this, the recipe to these amazing cookies!


1 stick butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 tablespoon milk
3/4 cup fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375.
Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Add egg and vanilla, mixing well until combine, about 2 minutes. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon with the mixer on low speed. Mix until dough comes together. Add in milk. If dough is still crumbly, add milk 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together. Fold in blueberries gently with a spatula – it is okay if they break a bit. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1 1/2 inch balls or scoop out with an ice cream scooper. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.  Makes 12-15 cookies


One last thing.  I sent these home with my father-in-law because I happen to know he is the best taste tester there is.  He gave them 2 thumbs up!  Thanks Poppy!!!

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree! The days when there are no new posts I cry a little!