Emily Ricker

tango-mango:

Baking peanut butter cookies with Spinosaurus

The other day Spinosaurus dropped by for a visit. It was a great surprise to see him because he’s usually so busy, he doesn’t have time to hang out here the way he used to. I was just about to make some peanut butter cookies and he asked if he could help. As you can see, he was a great assistant! Hopefully he will come by more often and help with other projects in the kitchen and garden.

These peanut butter cookies are slightly chewy and coated in a thin layer of sugar, perfect for dunking in a glass of milk or your morning espresso. I’ve been baking them forever, but yesterday I realized it is more fun to make them with a friend. A recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

Beat peanut butter and butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and vanilla until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour. Cover and refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until easy to handle.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Shape dough in 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten the cookies by making crisscross marks with fork tines or dinosaur footprint, dipping utensil in sugar between flattening each cookie. Bake about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks. Cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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Dino-licious!

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mashable:

Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft
It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

What Greg does at work.

mashable:

Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft

It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

What Greg does at work.

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food52:

Here comes the Easter bunny…

Read more: 10 Homemade Candy Recipes for Easter on Food52.

Mmmm

headlikeanorange:

Adirondack Mountains, New York (Paul Frederick)

I want to go to there

headlikeanorange:

Adirondack Mountains, New York (Paul Frederick)

I want to go to there

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hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

hazelguay:

The most valuable chart…

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jerryjamesstone:

http://cookingstoned.tv/blog/2014/02/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-from-kitchen-scraps/

Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal.

Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it is much easier than you think! You don’t need seeds or anything fancy. You can simply use kitchen scraps from your next meal. How great is that!

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jerryjamesstone:

http://cookingstoned.tv/blog/2014/02/food-that-magically-regrows-itself-from-kitchen-scraps/

Let’s face it, eating well is expensive… or it can be. Buying produce that is either organically (or biodynamically grown) is not cheap. But ingesting pesticide residue is anything but ideal.

Luckily, you can shave a few bucks off your grocery bill by growing a few of those staples from your diet. Best part, it is much easier than you think! You don’t need seeds or anything fancy. You can simply use kitchen scraps from your next meal. How great is that!

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smartereveryday:

I’m SUPER excited about today’s graphic!  I even bought my own curling stone!  Take 3 minutes and learn everything you need to know about curling!  While there are even more rules and traditions, this will get you started on enjoying your time watching the sport.  It’s very confusing, but this little research project helped us understand it a lot better!  
Feel free to post anywhere you like! HighRes Imgur Link: http://imgur.com/Lwy6gZc
Awesome Graphic by Emily

Ever time the Winter Olympics come around I’ve forgotten how it works.

smartereveryday:

I’m SUPER excited about today’s graphic!  I even bought my own curling stone!  Take 3 minutes and learn everything you need to know about curling!  While there are even more rules and traditions, this will get you started on enjoying your time watching the sport.  It’s very confusing, but this little research project helped us understand it a lot better!  

Feel free to post anywhere you like! HighRes Imgur Link: http://imgur.com/Lwy6gZc

Awesome Graphic by Emily

Ever time the Winter Olympics come around I’ve forgotten how it works.

darkryemag:

Handmade for love or at the very least, lust.
4himglory:

Warm Molten Cake | Williams-Sonoma Taste


Be Mine

darkryemag:

Handmade for love or at the very least, lust.

4himglory:

Warm Molten Cake | Williams-Sonoma Taste

Be Mine

splendidtable:

Slow-Baked Mac and Cheese http://ift.tt/1jtmchv

Who know homemade Mac and cheese could be so easy

splendidtable:

Slow-Baked Mac and Cheese http://ift.tt/1jtmchv

Who know homemade Mac and cheese could be so easy

Tonight’s Plated meal was mussels with chicken sausage in a white wine sauce. Seriously #delicious #platedpics

Tonight’s Plated meal was mussels with chicken sausage in a white wine sauce. Seriously #delicious #platedpics

Attempting the first Plated meal! First up, artichoke fontina calzones with marinara sauce. #yum #platedpics

Attempting the first Plated meal! First up, artichoke fontina calzones with marinara sauce. #yum #platedpics

amishmunn:

BRONSON.

Greg has shown me the wonderful world of Death Wish

(Source: two-fisted-dynamo, via wilwheaton)

Excited to try out delicious meals from plated! Artichoke calzones and mussels with chicken sausage. #platedpics

Excited to try out delicious meals from plated! Artichoke calzones and mussels with chicken sausage. #platedpics

Clemson blanket my mother in law is making for a soon to be freshman. Must say I’m jealous. #clemsontigers

Clemson blanket my mother in law is making for a soon to be freshman. Must say I’m jealous. #clemsontigers