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Be Having Chili Monday

How often do you try a new recipe? How about a new recipe without an accompanying photo or taste test?

I must admit that I will almost never try a new recipe where I can’t see a picture of the finished product or I haven’t eaten it. Another look into my perfectionist ways!

Today, I took a recipe from my foodie friend and blogger and I am giving it a go! I have seen photos so I am confident my family will be eating a home cooked meal for dinner rather than takeout pizza.

Chili Monday could become a tradition. This was the easiest slow cooker recipe ever. I made it before we took JC to school at 8:15am so that tells you how easy it is.

Here’s this beautiful chili this morning:

Checkout my foodie friend’s recipe and blog

Be A Cookie Recipe Sharer

Hands up (or hands down depending what time of girl you are!) the best cookies I have had in a long time!

My neighbour brought over some freshly made cookies and the recipe.  I love this as you get to see and taste the finished product, plus see how it was made.

Chocolate Chip Seed Cookies 


(From Betty/Lizzie, my tea drinking neighbour)

These are big and yummy and freeze well, if they last that long! 

Back at 350 degrees for 15 minutes (mine were smaller and only took about 12 minutes)

1 1/2 cups of butter

2 cups brown sugar

2 egss

then add 2 cups of cold water

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups flour (I used 2 1/2 cups of spelt flour)

1/2 tsp soda

3 cups chocolate chips

1 cup raisins

1 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup sunflower seeds

5 cups quick oats

*You can also add sesame seeds/millet/poppy/flax seeds or whatever you wish.

This is a stiff dough that needs good mixing and makes lots of cookies.  Some people make them large.  I don’t… plop them on the cookie sheets… you can flatten them, but I don’t.  


Thanks neighbour.  I have made them twice in the last week to share with people.  YUM!