{Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies}

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you liked yesterday’s Halloween themed recipe day because I have another great Halloween recipe to share with you today!

When I saw this recipe for Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies on Food & Wine’s website, I knew I had to make them for our “grown-up” Halloween treat tonight. I didn’t really follow their recipe but instead, simply followed the standard Tollhouse chocolate chip cookie recipe and substituted some of the chocolate chips with candy corn.

A word of caution: When the candy corn heats up, it sticks to the baking sheet pretty badly so you will want to not place any candy corn near the edges of the cookies or at the very bottom or you’ll have a sticky burnt sugar mess on your hands–definitely learned that the hard way! Or, if you’re smarter than I am, you might just want to bake them on parchment paper. Along the same vein, you’ll want to let these cookies cool completely before serving so that the candy corn has a chance to re-harden and doesn’t pull out any fillings!

These will definitely satisfy the trick or treating sweet tooth!

Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Makes about 2 dozen large cookies

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2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla

2 large eggs

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup candy corn


Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, both types of sugar, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and candy corn.

Drop about 1 tablespoon of cookie dough on baking sheet to form each cookie.

Bake for about 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.


Candy Corn Chocolate Chip Cookies


{Recipes Around the Web: Halloween Edition}

Happy Sunday everyone–hope you’re enjoying your Halloween weekend! In honor of Halloween tomorrow night, I thought I’d share with you few a fun Halloween menu from appetizers to dessert.

What are your plans for tomorrow night?

1. Red Pepper Potato Dip with Crudites

Red Pepper-Potato Dip with Crudites

2. Vampire Fighting Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

Vampire-fighting Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic

3. Spiced Cider

Spiced Cider


4. Mini Caramel Apples

Mini Caramel Apples

5. Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

Bittersweet Chocolate Cookies

{One Pot Chicken Dinner}

One Pot Chicken

I subscribe to Real Simple magazine and receive many of their daily/weekly recipe emails. I’ve always loved their offerings, in regards to recipes and to their home and fashion advice. This week, I was intrigued by the simplicity of one of their weekly dinner recipes aptly titled “One Pot Chicken Dinner.” You mean I only have to wash one dish? You don’t have to sell me on that one!

Jeff had been gone at a conference all week, so I wanted to make something hearty and comforting for his return. And since I didn’t have much time that night, this dinner was perfect.

The recipe has 7 ingredients: chicken, potatoes, rosemary, red onion, olive oil, salt and pepper. And all you have to really do is throw it all together in a pot, cook for a little less than an hour, and it’s done!

Here’s the link to the recipe and my adapted version below:

One Pot Chicken Dinner

Serves 4

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2 small red potatoes (about 1 pound), cut into thin wedges

1 red onion, cut into wedges

2 sprigs fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons olive oil

kosher salt and black pepper

2 chicken wings and 2 thighs, skin on


Heat oven to 400º F. In a large roasting pan, toss the potatoes, onion, thyme, oil, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper.

Season the chicken with 1⁄2 teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper and nestle it, skin-side up, among the potatoes and onions.

Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are tender, 40 to 50 minutes.


One Pot Chicken

{Sally Loo’s}

Sally Loo's

Sally Loo’s is this great little coffee shop located right by the railroad station, the railroad trail, and Gus’s. I often head over there when I have homework or writing to do just to change up the atmosphere and at least feel like I’m being social when I have a lot to get done. Apparently I’m not the only one who feels this way because the place is always packed with college students and locals enjoying coffee and the free wi-fi–two things that seem to go hand in hand these days!

In addition to their great coffee and wi-fi, Sally Loo’s also has scrumptious baked goods and a full breakfast and lunch menu. And, happily, most of their fresh food is organic and from local farmers. They usually also have a great vegan selection of goodies–the best vegan dessert-type bar I’ve ever had was from here!

And although I’m pretty partial to Blackhorse’s cappuccinos, this is by far my favorite place to meet up with friends or catch up on work.  They also have a fun blog with their store information if you are interesting in checking it out!