As the weather cools down and the leaves on the trees turn yellow, orange and red here, I have been busy with projects in my garden as I remove the withering warm-loving vegetable plants and geraniums (which are annuals here), and planted some chrysanthemums for fall.
One of the kids in the play group had a birthday party, and I brought a checkerboard cookie tray and gifts to that party. This is very easy to make using refrigerated chocolate chips cookie dough and dark chocolate mini bronie bites dough from Nestle Toll House. They come in a bar and are so convenient for this bake. Got this simple recipe from a friend Cindy's recipe file.
Preheat oven to 325F. Grease 13x9 glass baking dish.
Open each bar of cookie dough and cut into 12 pieces. Place alternately 1/2 inch apart in prepared pan to make checkerboard design.
Bake for 24-27 mins or until cooked. Cool completely and cut into bars.
Note: very easy for a lovely presentation.
On the same sweet note, my dear fellow blogger Peony or My Culinary Journal passed an award to me, and I'm thrilled to recive it. Thank you so much Peony!
However, I'm once again stumped on who to pass it to, as there are soooooooooo many wonderful bloggers out there! So, after thinking it through for awhile, I'm passing this award to:
Farm Girl for your wonderful bakes and heart-warming stories on the farm where I'm a frequent 'lurker.'
Kalyn's Kitchen for your delicious recipes and warm personality that shines through the web into my computer screen.
Judy for your sweet, funny grandmother's stories and comforting recipes.
Beau Lotus for your way with words and yummy recipes.
Rasa Malaysia for your beautiful pictures and recipes.
Retno Prihadana for your creative recipes and that no-alcohol tiramisu for kids.
Wandering Chopsticks for all your many talents (gardening, cooking, reviews.)
Kelly for your intersting reviews and fun recipes.
You're all wonderful in your own way and oh-so-creative!
Okay, I'm going to stop here so that my friend 'C' can give her award to the rest of you. hehe!