The Great Cookie Mystery

Cookie Mystery

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I got an email forwarded to me today about a lady who paid $250 for a Neiman Marcus cookie recipe.  Supposedly she asked the waitress for the recipe, and the waitress told her it was “two fifty”. The lady, of course, thought it was only $2.50 so she told the waitress to add it to her bill.   When she got her credit card statement later in the mail, she then saw the charge for $250.  She tried to fight Neiman Marcus on this, and they would not refund her money due to her already “seeing” the recipe.  Because she was so mad that they “over charged her” she wants to get this recipe out to everyone in the world with an email address.

Well, I am assuming this is not a true story.   I looked into it, and according to snopes, this email is False.

However, the cookie recipe did look yummy, so regardless of where it came from (it is a mystery), I thought I would share it with you all today.

Supposed Neiman Marcus Cookie Recipe

2 cups butter
24 oz chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 ts p. salt
2 cups sugar
18 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 cups blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 cups chopped nuts (your choice)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Cream
the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mix together with
flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls, and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 10 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 112 cookies

Happy Baking!  Let me know if you try this!

Off to boot camp…

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Intelligence Perception Gets “Hairy”

Happy Monday!

What a fabulous weekend I had (despite being majorly stuffed up still from this cold). The weather was gorgeous, as it has been lately. I am surprised that this warm streak has not left us yet, but I am so glad it hasn’t!  Now if it would just stay like this through November, I’d be happy! 😉

Saturday morning’s boot camp class was a bit brutal. I was still pretty sore from my training session Thursday so had to cop-out a little bit during the “speed abs.” I hate having to back off and not finish, but my abs absolutely refused to continue on in the fun!

Saturday night my family and I met some friends for dinner at Aubree’s. I had never been there before and gosh, was it good! They have a really great Harvest Salad. Hit the spot!

Sunday

Yesterday was communion at church. My pastor gave a great message on the Lord’s Supper and Christ defeating death. It was so awesome to be reminded that the grave is not our final destination. We have a hope and a future!

Last night I had some friends over for a pool night (don’t worry, it’s an indoor pool) and Mary Kay facials! We had a blast. Some days, girl time is just what you need.

I made raspberry-dark chocolate crepes for dessert. They were a hit!

Healthy Whole Wheat Crepes

Ingredients

    • 1 cup whole wheat flour
    • 4 egg whites
    • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choosing)
    • pinch of salt
    • 3 stevia packets
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Whisk together flour, egg whites, milk, salt, stevia, vanilla extract, and applesauce in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat
  3. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter into the pan and lift off of burner. Swirl batter around in pan so that it spreads to the edges.
  4. Return to medium heat and let sit about 2 mins. or until the bottom gets slightly brown.
  5. Flip crepe, and remove when opposite side is browned.

I served these with raspberry jam and dark chocolate in the center, with whip cream, strawberries, and dark chocolate bits on top and a side of strawberry cheesecake frozen yogurt.

Does My Long Hair Make Me Look Dumb?

Here is a random question for you all…Does long hair make a lady seem less intelligent?

I heard on the radio this morning that some study says it does indeed make women come across “less smart” if they have long hair. I am a bit offended as I’ve let my hair grow out in the last few months. Now obviously, hair length has nothing to do with someone’s intelligence, but how they “appear” to others, that is interesting. I know that a few years ago when I cut my hair shorter (too short for my liking) a coworker told me it was a good time to ask for a raise! I never did. Maybe I should have tried it. So should I cut my hair? Na! I’ll just stick with the long, ‘unintelligent’ look for now! 😉