A cookie-cutter kinda weekend.


It rained.
It poured.
We cooked.
In regional meetings, I used to sound really smart when I said something like, "A cookie-cutter approach to ________  will not be highly effective."  Well, it was a lovely weekend, and I'd love to take the "cookie-cutter approach" to it, and experience another one just like it- and another one, and another one... very soon.
Dinner for Schmucks, w.w. sourdough french toast, board games, Inception (finally), Biggest Loser Wii, alone time (aka- kids@grandmas), homemade bread...

But, the highlights of the weekend were undoubtedly - this flavor-packed dinner, shared by Bruce (healthy & delicious) + these cookies (Michelle's description- "Heaven" was not an exaggeration).  Seriously- if you want your significant other to love you just a little bit more,  these just may will do the trick.
~Speaking of great dinners, this one- that we enjoyed last week- from Elizabeth, @ sophisticated pie was another keeper (fish cooked to perfection, sweet & savory coconut rice, & a fresh citrus salsa to tie it all together)...
Hope one of these tasty recipes fill your oven, and appetite :).  

a couple [cook's] notes...
  • For the first dinner mentioned, we used roasted broccoli (roasted as indicated on Bruce's recipe with a little s/p & olive oil).  For the sauce, we used Sriracha as our spice of choice.
  • For the cookies, we used 3 cups of w.w. flour.


  1. You know I love my cookies so I am all over that recipe and the fish sounds delish! Sounds like a great weekend and one I would have liked to have! Had MIL over this weekend and it was good but exhausting at the same time! Hope you have a spectacular day today sweetie!

    Oh and i have a fun little giveaway today! Stop by for cute cupcake decorating accessories!

  2. It's been raining for 24hrs straight here and I think cookies are just the thing to pull us out of the greyness. Yummy!

  3. We had similar weekends!!..crappy weather, food, and family! I'll take another one too!!

    Torrie, thanks so much for your thoughtful last week! It really meant a lot. One day I will catch up on everyone's posts. :D

  4. YAY!!!!

    Now I need to post the following:

    Fennel & Ginger Roast Chicken
    Thai Pineapple & Shrimp Fried Rice
    Lentil Soup
    Pan-Seared Steak with Wine, Balsamic, Mushroom Sauce

  5. @Bruce Barone Yes, you do indeed! Seriously- the dinner was extremely simple, but the best meal we've cooked/eaten in a long time. A 'perfect storm' of flavors.

  6. Oh, I've been wanting to try those cookies and now I know that I have to. Your weekend sounds pretty good. Gotta love the alone time. So rare and so needed.

  7. That sounds amazing Torrie! I'm glad you had a good weekend.


  8. I wish I'd been in your house this weekend. HAHA

  9. We whipped up a chocolate chip dutch baby with kahlua bananas. bliss.
    sounds like an AMAZING weekend sister!

  10. Sounds like an amazing weekend!

  11. I feel the same way about my weekend! I wish I could repeat it over and over again. It was relaxing and productive and full of friends and good food. Those turkey burgers and cookies look delicious! What a great way to spend the weekend. I recently watched Inception too and LOVED it. And I finally watched the Social Network on Saturday (loved it as well). So excited to hear about your new tulle skirt when you get it!


  12. Great photo - is that an app on the i-phone that makes it look so vintagey - love it! Yes rained and poured over here too and should have cooked but simply ate and drank way too much. The fish dish sounds lovely ...love the sound of coconut with salsa..

  13. Hee-hee! I'm going to start using all kinds of biz-speak at home. Fun!

  14. Sounds like a great weekend. It's supposed to snow here tomorrow (hardly ever does, so people freak out!) so I forsee lots of cookie baking in my near future!

  15. Torrie-I love that you eat Sriracha!! So did you like Inception? We loved it. I need to catch up on some movies too. I have to try the cookie recipe too.

  16. Those burgers are on deck for tonight!! can't wait to try them (and I may need to make another batch of cookies - yikes!)


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