Tuesday, January 31, 2012

To-Do list

Where did January go? I can't believe it's over! I've made resolutions to eat cleaner (please ignore the last post about peanut butter cookies), work out regularly, be more organized and declutter...

Ok, no excuses! I'm really doing this!

I'm making a list of things that needs to get done this week. I've made myself a "chore calendar" to not let the house work get away from me. Working on a menu plan for the month of February. I've got a work out plan in place (I should be running on the treadmill right now). Who's with me?! We've got an extra day this February, let's make the most of it!!

How do you keep organized? Are you still on track with your New Year's resolutions??

Monday, January 30, 2012

Peanut Butter Bliss cookies

I don't know about you, but for me nothing beats the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! Here is a quick recipe if you get the sudden urge for a pb and chocolate combo...a dangerously quick recipe. :)

From this Taste of Home recipe: Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies.

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
kisses or I used Dove heart milk chocolates

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Cream together peanut butter and sugar until fluffy
-Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.

That is literally how "difficult" this recipe is.

Scoop into desired size ball (I did about 1 1/4" balls), place onto ungreased cookie sheet about an inch apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

When the cookies are done baking, remove them from the oven and place the Dove heart in the middle of each. Allow to cool on the pan for about 5 minutes because they are very fragile at this point. I put mine on a wire rack after about 5 minutes but the chocolate took much longer to harden.

Perfect for a Valentine's Day treat! :) Enjoy!