I’ve been drinking a lot of wine lately. Oh… and baking.

I’ve been baking again. Someone save me.

Actually, I’ve been having a lot of fun doing it. Drinking wine, dancing around to my music as a mix sugar, measure flour and crack eggs. It’s been fun. And tasty, as I’m sure you can imagine. Plus, I look good in an apron. All great things going on here. 😉

I think I need to smarten up though. I’ve got to move on and get to making some healthier recipes before I end up fighting as a heavy weight.

As you know from Thursdays post I have made a few yummy masterpeices in the last few days. Those Peanut Butter Pretzel Brownies? Yah… I pretty much demanded that those leave house, before I preceeded to eat the entire pan. I’m fully capable of that you know. So, as precautionary measures, I sent them to work with Mr Wonderful, my partner in crime, and he distrubuted what was left amongst his coworkers. PHEW. Okay, got that one under control. I had myself a little worried there; I don’t trust the inner fat girl in me. I love her to death, but I definitely don’t trust her.

So with the brownies out of the house, i was ready to get back at it. Next up? The wonderful M&M cookies.

Hooooooo maaay gaaawd.

As soon as these were cooled (and of course sampled) into a tuperwear container they went. I sealed that sucker up and walked away from it. I had to. Again, Mr Wonderful  was instructed to take them with him to work and feed any innocent and scrawny blue colored coworkers he could. No problem there. He was happy to take them away to share. I was happy to know that they were off to please hungry tummies. I love gifting food.

Friday at noon I made some simple, yet tasty crab cakes (the recipe is below). These were quick, easy, and not too fancy. Which means, if you are going to try them yourself, there is room for creativity to spruce them up, if you want. The dipping sauce sells it for me, though. This particular lunch hour was a success. SO good!

Friday night however… I was back on the wine. And on the sweets. With my iPad music on shuffle, and a little buzz going from the wine, just what did I decide to whip up?

A giant skillet chocolate chunk cookie. 

Um. Yah. One word for this dessert. AMAZING.

Served warm with vanilla ice cream, I pretty much thought I had fallen in love. Screw men! I’m devoting my love and attention to Skillet cookies!!!!

That is, of course, until about 10 bites in. Ugh. So full.

Okay… one more bite.

Wine and baking. It’s becoming a problem. Seriously.

Tomorrow, I’ve already decided I’m onto more healthier concoctions. I’m thinking like chicken or salmon of some sort. Maybe get the crockpot going, too. And vegetables. Definitely need to get back on the vegetables.

It’s been fun though. Will my skinny jeans fit when we go out Saturday night? Only time will tell. 😉

Simple Crab cakes

– 1 lb lump crab meat

– 8 saltine crackers, crushed

– 1 egg

– 1 Tbsp Mustard

– 1 Tbsp greek yogurt (or mayo)

– 1 tsp hot sauce

– salt and pepper to taste

– 1 Tbsp Olive oil

Combine all ingerdients in a bowl, except for oil and stir until combined.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add oil.

While it’s heating, form the crab mixture into small patties. You will get 6 to 8.

Place on a skillet and cook until lightly golden brown, about 4-5 minutes each side.

For dipping sauce, combine one garlic clove minced, 1/2 cup of mayo, 1.5 tbsp of mustard (or less) 1/2 tsp chilli powder, 1 to 2 tbsp lemon juice, salt. Mix and serve! 

Like I said above, there is room to create and add, as they are quite basic and simple. But just know they are also really tasty like this. Especially with the sauce. Dip, double dip, and enjoy!

Sending love, hugs and butt slaps


McDooogs 😀


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