Cheater’s Heater


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It’s been a rainy and dreary weekend in San Diego, all weekend.  It figures that it was gorgeous all week; sunny and in the mid to high 70sF and then come Saturday and Sunday and just in time for the weekend, the weather turned colder, rainy, and ugly.

Cloudy Skies and palm trees

My kitchen was looking a little ugly, or shall I say messy, for awhile this weekend.

Kitchen counter with baking supplies and tools on it

Turning on the oven and baking was my solution to turning on the heat.  A little oven heat tends to be my favorite way to heat up the house.  If I can make bake and heat things up with cookie-making or baking, that’s a happy day.

I made cookies similar to Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies, except I stuffed them with something else.

Snickers Bar Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Stay tuned for a sweet and pink recipe in the morning.

Mixing bowl with pink frosting

What was the best part of your weekend?  Any fun foods or fun times with family or friends?

Do you ever use the it’s not quite cold enough to turn on the heater but it’s a little chilly so I’ll turn on the oven instead approach?

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  1. Yeah, occasionally we will leave the oven open after we have cooked (and we have turned the oven off) to heat the house up a bit if it is not cold enough to turn the heater on.

  2. I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to bake something in attempts to keep warm. I generally bundle up in an extra sweater, socks and blanket (or 2) when I get chilly.

    I did make your caramelized chickpeas over the weeken and they were so good! I thought I would experiment trying both the regular version and the version with peanut flour at once, which didn’t really work out very well considering they are supposed to cook at different temperatures. At least I know which flavor I prefer :)