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Showing posts from June, 2013

Island Cookies

Thanks to my Nestle Toll House chunky cookbook, I've discovered a new favorite recipe with coconut, an ingredient that my siblings have loved ribbing me about for many years, probably because I would find ways to inject most of my food creations with the white flaky island goodness.  This recipe is quite similar to my kids' favorite cookie recipe I make, but there are a few changes in it that impress my taste buds to want to create these moist and fabulous tasting chocolate chip cookies on steroids.
Island Cookies3/4 cups butter, softened3/4 cup brown sugar, packed1/3 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 large egg1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda3/4 teaspoon baking powder1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour1 3/4 cups (11.5 ounce package) chocolate chips1 cup flaked coconut1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.  Mix ingredients in a stand mixer, continually adding the ingredients in order and mixing until everything is well blended together.  Drop onto a…

Hannah loves to read

School was out a few days ago for the summer, on May 31, and Hannah has spent hours reading in her free time.  Yesterday she read Charlotte's Web, and today she is reading Pippi Longstocking, in addition to the Harry Potter series for the second time.  We are so proud of her for developing this passion to read and hope that she will continue to throughout the summer and her life.