Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have to go to a funeral and wanted to take something sweet. I find chocolate helps. Lots of chocolate.

I don’t make these very often, because they are super rich and my Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies are usually enough.

They’re easy and just a touch above regular chocolate chip cookies.  This is a full batch, makes about 4 dozen cookies. Great for your holiday cookie boxes.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds or peanuts), chopped

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Moonset, Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

One of my favorite Colorado photographers captured this stunning shot this a.m. Enjoy!

Kissing Camels Moonset (Colorado 11/13/2019).

This morning, I took my first photos in several days (felt like weeks to me) due to a bad stomach bug. I started out with sunrise photos inside Garden of the Gods. As I was leaving the park, the moon was perfectly setting behind the Kissing Camels. Single shot @ 600mm.

2020 Colorado Calendar:
https://larsleber.com/product/2020-colorado-calendar/

Happy Veterans Day

As most of you know, I’m a military (Air Force to be exact) brat. My formative years were awash in uniforms, polished shoes and shopping at the PX and BX. I know firsthand the sacrifices not only our military members make, but also their families.

To each and every one, I salute you!

Cookbook Featured Menu: Chili Mac and Cornbread

Yummy photo from JeffreyW

This menu tonight is from my Kids Night series. I loved chili-mac as a kid and it’s still one of those quick comfort foods I make when it needs to be easy and tasty. And Friday night’s it almost always needs to be quick and easy.  Even this cook is over being in the kitchen by then.

On the Board:

  1. Chili-Mac
  2. Corn Muffins
  3. Raw Vegetable Tray
  4. Apples*

Chili-Mac

  • 12 oz elbow macaroni (or try something fun like radiatori or farafalle shapes)
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • ½ onion, diced
  • ½ green pepper diced
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 15 oz can kidney beans
  • 1 tsp to 2 tbsp chili powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 qt. saucepan, skillet

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Happy Anniversary, Gabe

Gabe was sprung from the Larimer County Humane Society a year ago today.  Here he is enjoying is favorite summer spot. Today there is too much ice on the patio for the kitties to venture out.

Glad you’re part of the family, sweet thing.