Category Archives: Desserts

National Doughnut Day

Tomorrow is National Doughnut Day. I have already prepped for my eating of the doughnut. I have met my daily step goals, cut out processed sugars and counted calories so that I have a nice deficit at the end of the day.

I know that just because doughnuts have a holiday, I don’t have to have one but it is actually a good excuse to have one. I’m going to start checking the Internet for National Cheesecake Day, National Milkshake Day, National Key Lime Pie Day; you get the idea.

You can celebrate doughnut day by picking up multiple doughnuts,

making your own doughnuts,


or bringing out your best doughnut gear.


Doughnut Specials

Don’t forget to check out your local Dunkin Donuts or Krispy Kreme for possible deals on doughnuts. Local grocery stores and/ or bakeries might offer some as well.

Have a great weekend!

Acting Out Mama!

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

So, as you know from a previous post, I really, really, love the Hannah Swensen Mystery series that includes wonderful recipes. When I attended the house party, I made these excellent cookies and they were gone in a heartbeat. My kiddies love them and my Husband has been known not to leave them many as well. This particular recipe is from the 1st book in the series, //” target=”_blank”>Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder.

Enjoy these!

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies



    • 1 cup butter, softenedChoco Chip Crunch 2
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 1/2 cups flour ( not necessary to sift)
    • 2 cups corn flakes, crushed ( measure after crushing)
    • 1 -2 cup chocolate chips ( we like to use the mini’s as they mix more evenly)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Cream together butter and both sugars till light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs, mixing well after each addition.
  4. Add baking soda, salt and vanilla.
  5. Slowly add flour and corn flakes.
  6. After everything else is throughly combined, add chocolate chips.
  7. Form into 1-2 tablespoons sized balls, 12 cookie balls to a standard cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes or till lightly golden on the edges. Let cool on the cookie sheet till cookie begins to set up some then transfer to cooling racks.

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