Cookies and Cars

Good afternoon!

I wasn’t able to pop in yesterday because we’ve been having a little bit of car trouble and Danny had to work from home, which meant he needed access to the computer all day.

I got a new car a few weeks ago and Danny took my old car. Unfortunately, my old car started having transmission problems and even though it’ll start, pushing the gas pedal does nothing. It just sits there. The car has a lot of miles on it and it can’t be guaranteed that the problem can be fixed, so we’re going to have to get another new(er) car. Again.

We went from zero car payments to two car payments. Not fun, but that’s part of being an adult.

So, we’ve been trying to work out things with having only one car for the week – I need to get to work, Danny needs to get to work, I need to get my niece. It’s been a pain, but hopefully Danny will find a car this weekend.

And a big thanks to my brother for helping out!

So, today I am stuck inside all day without a car (and there’s so much Christmas shopping to do!) I decided to be constructive with my time and bake cookies!!

I found a great blog through Pinterest, Sally’s Baking Addiction, which has tons of delicious cookie recipes. I made the Reese’s Butterscotch Cookies for Thanksgiving and they were one of the best cookies I’ve ever had. The Reese’s Pieces and butterscotch chips really complemented each other.

Last week, I made the chocolate chip cookie recipe and those came out perfect also.


I made two different batches – one with dark brown sugar, like the recipe calls for, and one with light brown sugar. Both batches were good, but I prefer the cookies made with the light brown sugar.

Today, I tried out the cake batter chocolate chip cookies.

These came out good, but they were very sweet. Of the three cookie recipes I made, the Reese’s butterscotch were the best hands down.

Yesterday’s Workout

  • Cardio Fusion – 60 minutes

I went to the gym yesterday morning before I worked and took the cardio fusion class. By the time the afternoon rolled around, every part of my right leg ached – my hip, my quad, and my calf. I can tell when I am starting to overdo it so today I plan on taking a rest day because tomorrow I am teaching BodyPump.

Since I am stuck at home, this afternoon will consist of baking, cleaning, and doing crafts with my niece.

I’m going to try and get some Christmas shopping done when Danny gets home, but it’s so cold out that I don’t even want to leave the house.

Have a great afternoon!

  • Favorite cookie?
  • Favorite place to find recipes?



Filed under Christmas, Fitness, Recipes

10 Responses to Cookies and Cars

  1. Melissa

    Chocolate Chip – hands down! Pinterest…I don’t know how I ever found recipes before!

  2. Amy

    sorry to hear you are having car trouble. The cookies look yummy.

  3. Melissa Woollard

    My fav is a recipe I made myself that’s a oatmeal, coconut, Rice Krispie cookie. They’re delicious!

  4. homemade oatmeal chocolate chip…and they need to be crunchy

  5. Losing Lindy

    not fun at all! I hope you plan on dropping off some cookies here ;)

  6. susie

    I think I am going to be needing some of those cookies……

  7. Your niece is adorable! I am practically drooling over those cookies now! Pinterest is a great resource for recipes. I admit I Pin lots but actually make less! Some of my best recipes still come from old fashion cookbooks!

  8. Kate

    my pedal recently just stopped working randomly as well! i have a toyota and brought it to the dealer, and they told me it was covered under warranty (though my car isn’t still under warranty) and they fixed it for free (its normally like 700-1000$ fix). just FYI in case it’s a manufacturer’s issue and not yours!!!

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