It was was your typical Fall day here – rainy and grey. The house was cold when I woke up and immediately I thought, what a perfect day for baking!
I admit, it may have gotten a little out of hand. 😉
I tried out the Pumpkin Spice Biscotti recipe from the new Chatelaine magazine. They turned out fantastic! I made one minor substitution – I used pecans instead of pumpkin seeds because I thought it would make them that much better. 😉 Oh and I sliced mine thinner than in the recipe so I actually got 54 servings instead of 40.
These work out to 1 WWs point each. The recipe is a definite keeper!
Up next, cookies!
I wanted to make oatmeal raisin for me and then I decided to whip up hubby a batch too.
I finally got to use the cooking bible!! I picked up this huge ass cook book full of healthy recipes last summer, but there were so many recipes that it was just overwhelming and I never tried anything. *blushes*
This morning I opened up to the index and found a recipe for Oat Raisin Cookies. This recipe was a little different than most oatmeal raisin recipes. There sesame seeds and no cinnamon. I haven’t tried one yet, but they look delish!
Chocolate Chip Cookies for the hubby. Same un-healthy recipe that I’ve been using for years except that these were made with whole wheat flour. 😉
Mini Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip.
Aren’t these guys cute? Perfect for lunches.
And, last but not least, Peanut Butter Muffins from Kraft What’s Cooking magazine.
Okay, not exactly all their recipe… I decided it would be fun to make PB & J muffins and included a little spoonful of raspberry jam in the center of each muffin. Oh, and I omitted one egg and used almond breeze instead of milk.
On top of all that baking, I made us a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings – mashed taters, roasted carrots, beans, yorkshire puddings & gravy. I’m officially sick of the kitchen! 😉
Pleased to say that I kept my eating in check again today, even with all those tasty baked goods. I had a bite of hubby’s PB &J muffin and a couple biscotti and that was it!
We just got in from a very misty stroll and now I’m about to get our lunches and my gym bag together. Excited to catch up with all of you later tonight.
PS. Since I got MariLynn, I’ve occasionally been posting pictures on here that aren’t really relevant to healthy living so I decided to create a separate photography blog for those pictures. For those interested – I’ll try and make note in future blog posts when I’ve uploaded pics to the photo blog though. I would love all your feedback!