Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Just in time, before our first day of school here, I am sharing a tradition from when I was a kid: chocolate chip cookies (homemade) for the first day of school. I also do the last day of school, because why not. I have made so many chocolate chip cookies over the years, and recently, I switched to a new recipe. The recipe isn’t that different from my previous one, and it is adapted from a variation on one of Bravetart’s recipes.

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I’m back with more recipes I have come across that I want to try. Maybe you might try them too! I just finished baking some of my graham cracker brownies and they smell good. I am hungry, but I will have to wait to try them until later. It also gave me a chance to re-try out an old favorite brownie recipe.

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Sausage and Bean Fried Rice (Using odds and ends)

Maybe I should turn this into a series. Often, we just eat leftovers almost buffet style with doing little bits of this and that. And to be honest, I don’t know if I will ever want to eat at a buffet again…a slight tangent, but worth noting that leftovers might be my only buffet option now. But, as I was saying, I also have been finding random bits of leftovers and things that need to get made and then I pair them together. So, maybe I have some leftover rice that would be perfect for fried rice, but I also really need to use a certain protein, along with something else like half an onion/etc…anyway, this is how I get dishes like what I am sharing today.

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Hello there! I am actually quite excited writing this. In just a few days, I will be seeing my dad and stepmother for the first time in 1.5 years! Now, we are obviously still a bit nervous with the numbers going up again. It seems like every time we start to tentatively plan anything for the future, after practicing so much caution, it just takes some careless people to ruin it for everyone. We are still crossing our fingers for the kid vaccines to be ready ASAP but in the meantime are all masking up and avoiding indoor places with the kids. Of course, school is starting soon, too, so we are preparing for it. As of now, it is supposed to be full-time, even though I would be okay with more remote learning at this point. It is also supposed to include lunch at school, but since my kids are super slow eaters, having the Fudgelet wait in line for food and then manage to finish it in the short time allotted…yeah, that will likely be saved for special occasions. So, just in case, I have been saving some lunch ideas to break up the sandwich game. We already made one this summer and he was a fan. I will have to share it on here soon. These other ones are on the “to try” list.

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Grilled or Roasted Soy Sauce and Ginger Rockfish

We have been eating a bunch of rockfish recently. It is really cheap where we live, and when the store has it, it is always fresh and wild-caught, which is the kind of fish I prefer getting.

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Wayback Wednesdays: Cheesesteak subs

It had been awhile since I ate one of these, and I had a craving. It turns out, they are good even without the cheese, but of course we also made some with cheese.

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Blueberry Muffin Cake

I was excited to see this cake because I knew it would be a fun way to ship something similar to blueberry muffins, but without worries about it being too fragile.

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