Sunday, September 25, 2016

MALT BALL AND CHOCOLATE CHUNK RED VELVET COOKIES & SUPERPOWERS

Before we get started, let's give a super shout out to my girl Kim of http://caffeinatedbookreviewer.com/, who lovingly does her weekly meme every Sunday about news, reviews, books and other great info.  Now onto our rockin' recipe which includes Whoppers!

I haven't tried these cookies, but when I noticed it on Pinterest, I knew I needed to make some very  soon!  This delightfully decadent treat comes courtesy of Jenny Flake from Picky-Palate.com.(Hi Jenny!) She also has a cookbook that's listed below!

Malt Ball & Chocolate Chunk Red Velvet Cookies


Ingredients

1 Stick Softened Unsalted Butter
1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 Large Egg
3 Tablespoons Vegetable or Canola Oil
1 Cup Chocolate Chunks
1 Cup Coarsely Chopped Malt Balls

Directions

1.  Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.
2.  Place butter, cake mix and vegetable or canola oil into a large mixing bowl or standing mixer.  Combine all the ingredients until a dough forms.  Stir in the chocolate chunks and malt balls. bake for 10-12 minutes until baked through, then let cool placing on a serving tray.  Jenny says they are great at room temp, and even better when chilled!

STICKY FINGERS IN WALMART
The other day I had to pick up some ginger, which helps with nausea, and is a pretty tasty spice that's great in Indian recipes.  I stood in line with a cashier who's worked there for about 7 years.  You already know there was a hold-up in the line, which happens to me all the time, giving the perfect opportunity (as usual-lol) to chat.  The weather during that time of day was about 72 degrees, but the gentleman in front of me had on a coat.  The cashier and I talked while she waited for what I thought was a price check for this man for some green beans.  We were laughing, and she was still managing to engage with this customer, until the manager arrived.  He did something with the register, the man paid for his merchandise, and then left. However, the manager was right on his heels.  The cashier couldn't wait to tell me that she tried to think of everything she could to hold this guy's attention until the manager showed up.  That coat he had on was stolen, and she had seen him place several items in the pockets!!!!!  I paid for my item, and sure enough,right near the entrance, the manager had that man in a room, waiting for the cops to come.   I have to be honest and say that I felt sorry for the guy because he was going to jail, and he may have had a family at home waiting for him.  Perhaps he needed those things he took.  Still stealing is never right.  Now because of poor judgment, his friends and family would have to come up with money to get him out of jail.
I've met amazing people who are talented beyond belief.  They can fix anything, cook gourmet meals, create nail designs, draw fantastic portraits and lots more.  I don't have many talents, but one I can brag about is refurbishing whacked out Barbie Dolls. (lol)  Yep, those dolls that you throw out because someone went crazy drawing on their face with a marker, or have matted up hair that looks outrageous, I end up getting FREE or for next to nothing in most instances. Yay!  Then I put my superpowers to work fixing them back up with better hair and new clothes.  Well...sort of new.  Most of my doll outfits are from 1999 - 2003 and in the package, so maybe it's better to say vintage new. (lol) Some I sell, some I give away to hospitals, but more often than not they end up on display or placed in boxes. So what's your Superpower?





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22 comments:

  1. Well that looks curious with the Red Velvet and the Malt Chocolate. Sounds yum!

    Oh boy, yeah, I've seen people caught shoplifting. Never a good feeling.

    Yay, love Kimberly's blog, too.

    I love your Barbie restoration talent. That's cool that you gift some and display some.

    Have a good week, Ro!

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    1. LOL! I sure wish I had a more cool talent like teleporting or something! Hugs...RO

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  2. Those cookies look awesome! Thanks for the recipe!!

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    1. I know, right? Amazing the recipes you can find on Pinterest. Hugs...

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  3. Oh I would eat the heck out of those cookies. Noms!

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    1. With all the projects you're working on, these are sure to give you some over the top energy, right? (lol)

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  4. Sold, I will take some of those cookies please. Thank for the love and shout out. So sad about the Walmart guy. I always wonder too why they steal. So cool what you do with the Barbies Ro, you have a amazing superpowers and a kind heart.

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    1. If I'm ever out that way, I'll be bringing these along for you and the family! (lol) Every time I post on Sunday, I wish I could remember to talk about you more often. My memory sucks lately!(lol) I know stealing may seem like immediate gratification, but it just causes bad karma or more money in the long run. I'd much rather have a cool superpower like teleportation or something. Then I could meet all my blogger friends. Hugs...RO

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  5. I don't think I have a super power but those Barbies are cute. I love the looks of those cookies.

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    1. I don't know about you not having a Super Power Mary. I thought I was good at finding freebies, but your Superpowers allow you to find way more deals then I can, AND you get to review it! Makeup, Food, bath wash, lamps and more. You go, girl!

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  6. Now I'm hungry. This is scrumptious.

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    1. This is definitely the way to get a chocolate fix for sure! (lol) Thanks for stopping by! Hugs...

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  7. blessings.....
    Oh wow, those barbie makeovers are good. hmmmmm, superpowers? I have not thought of them as such. Lets see what am I good at, well I make my own earrings and bracelets - some i gift, some i sell. I take great photos - sometimes i go to events (birthday partie, baptism) and i take photos and gift them as my gitt. i can carry a tune really well, I bake my own breads and cakes and sometimes i gift those as well. lol. well that's some of them.

    Have a blessed week,
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    1. Wow! That's pretty awesome to make your own jewelry! And I totally suck at taking pictures, so that's a great talent to have for sure. Baking too? Girl, I need to be hanging out at your place! (lol) Hugs...

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  8. Barbie makeovers!!! That sounds so cool. There are so many kids who have Barbies and those things go through some major wear!

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    1. Girl, I'm telling you - some of the Barbies I have come across are crazy looking. Hair pulled out, crayon colored lashes, and the list goes on. (lol) I've found lately that doing this helps to relax me, too. Hugs...

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  9. I don't get why some people would risk their freedom for something so small. Then there are exceptions. But overall, these shoplifters are the ones who can afford shit but just have their priorities skewed

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    1. I know, right? There is the immediate gratification, but then there are the consequences of bad karma. I know many people are in need, but I wish they could try other options, if possible. Yep, I've seen them too. Stealing just for the fun of it. But to me, the chance to go to jail is not fun to me.

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  10. How cute... I am not sure what my superpower is... I have to say I would have loved seeing what you could have done with Valentina's old barbies... this is a girl who never liked them, sh put permanent marker all over them and cut their hair... I never bought her a barbie... lol

    It's sad about the guy stealing, I too feel bad for them but I agree you shouldn't steal... hopefully he learned his lesson...

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    1. You're a super awesome writer, so that has to be at least one of what I'm sure are many talents. I know a few of my friends from back in the day who didn't care for them either. Somehow, as an adult, fixing them up turned into this neat and fun challenge. Very sad about his stealing for sure. Hugs...

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  11. Yum those cookies really look good! I like ginger in Indian recipes, although I can't eat it plain as it tastes too strongly for me then.

    That's a great superpower to have and that's so neat you can refurbish those dolls and give them a new life.

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    1. People think I'm nuts because I eat it raw, or mix it in with cayenne pepper. It's a miracle I still have my tongue! (lol) Hugs...

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