Time for a few Thursday Things.

1. This gorgeous cutting board from Anthro.

Wooden cutting board

It’s almost too pretty to cut anything on.  And for the price, I would probably just hang it on my wall as art rather than cut anything on it.  It’s a showpiece not a workhorse. Who is buying $250 cutting boards, anyway?

2. These Kraft Caramel Bits

Bag of Kraft Caramel Bits

I have never worked with them but after I saw Lindsay post her caramel bark, I want to buy them just so I can make something with them.

You know, a life bucket list thing I never knew I wanted to do but now I must tackle.

3. I love caramel anything.

From Raw Vegan 3 Ingredient Caramels

Squares of 3 ingredients caramel

4. To HFCS caramel sauce more sugary and decadent caramel sauces that I use in Caramel Apple Bars (GF with vegan adaptation)

Stack of caramel apple bars

Caramel makes my heart go pitter patter.

5. If you have interest in attending a blogging, writing, or photography workshop in 2012, Dianne has a fabulous master list.

It’s the most thorough and comprehensive I’ve seen put together for 2012.  Open the link at your own risk because there are so many fabulous offerings and it will probably make you want to take a trip or attend a conference in 2012.

6. The Today Show Re-Pinned my Pretzel Peanut Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Truffles

Today show pinterest

The fact that they even know who I am

Or pinned something of mine just about made me choke on my peanut butter.

Today show pin of Pretzel Peanut Caramel Peanut Butter Cookie dough Truffles

7. I saw this question on The Kitchn

Article titled "Help Me Make Better Tollhouse Chocolate Chip Cookies"

There are many people who chimed in how to make The Perfect Cookie.  The most common suggestion was chilling the dough first.

8. I did a cookie dough analysis in this post, discussing which ingredients and various ratios will tend to produce which certain results.

What to do if you want thin and crispy cookies vs. soft, fat, and chewy cookies.

I prefer the later.  The former isn’t even worth eating in my opinion.

Cookie ingredient analysis

 

9. Thanks to everyone who’s been pinning my Orange PushUp Smoothie (Vegan, GF)

Orange PushUp Smoothies

  It tastes just like Orange PushUps or freeze the mixture in molds for at-home PushUps.

10. Have you entered the Avocado Giveaway?

Avocado Cut in half

Questions:

Have you seen any things lately that have you excited?   What are your things?

Do you have a recipe for The Perfect Cookie?  Or any tips, tricks, or suggestions?

Everyone has their own little cookie baking tricks for perfect cookies.

That, or you have a recurring cooking baking problem and no matter what you try, you’re coming up with less than stellar results.  I hope that’s not the case though.

The Cooks Illustrated Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is what I based my peanut butter oatmeal white chocolate cookies on and it’s my new go-to recipe.

The other one I want to try is the New York Times Chocolate Chip cookie recipe.

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