Homemade Cookies and a Pizza Buffet

I love days at home! The yummy kitchen smells, fun-loving jabs and warm, cozy feeling of being around family is the best.

I also got to enjoy one of my favorite snacks, thanks to a quick trip my mom took to the grocery store for Honeycrisp apples!

Apples and Peanut Butter

An oldie but a goodie.

Dinner was a “clean out the freezer” dinner since we’re off to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in the morning to spend the holiday with my grandmothers, aunts, uncles and cousins.

We had a pizza buffet featuring a Kashi Caribbean Carnival pizza and a tuscan chicken pizza.

Kashi Caribbean Pizza

Tuscan Chicken Pizza

I definitely preferred the Tuscan chicken pizza. I like my pizza to taste like pizza and the Kashi Caribbean pizza was a little too exotic for me.


While grocery shopping last week, Ryan and I noticed the Christmas cookie dough on display and I asked him what his favorite kind of cookie dough was. He said oatmeal raisin and I think I’d have to agree. The mix of the oats, cinnamon and sugary dough is heaven.

Tonight I made homemade oatmeal raisin cookies using the traditional recipe found on the inside lid of Quaker oatmeal.

Traditional Recipe


I made half of the recipe (and used whole wheat flour in place of white… healthy, right? 😉 ). We were supposed to have 24 cookies, but somehow with a house of five people, only 12 actually made it into the oven.

This house is filled with cookie dough monsters.

The 12 Survivors

Surprisingly I didn’t even eat a cookie! I think I was overloaded on dough.

Now we’re all hangin’ out, watching So You Think You Can Dance and packing up for our early flight tomorrow. We’re leaving for the airport before 5 a.m. Yikes! :\

Next time I post I’ll be doing so from Pennsylvania… in the freezin’ cold! Brrrr. I hope it snows!


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12 Responses

  1. You’ll be in PA!!! Close to me??

  2. Mmmmmmmmm, cookie dough! Best wishes for safe travels!! 🙂

  3. That recipe is SO classic. I could put my face in it!

  4. have funn in PA!! 5AM at the airport?? ahh soo early haha
    mm cookie dough doesn’t last at my house either, i wonder what would happen with vegan cookie dough…my family is super against healthy, silly people 🙂

  5. I always end up overdoing it on dough! But then it doesn’t really stop me from testing the finished product 🙂

  6. haahah i love that you say philly will be cold. Try coming further up north to boston! 🙂 you will have fun all bundled up!

    I do love oatmeal rainsin cookies too, esp the traditional recipe on the inside of the lid!

    have a safe flight!

  7. I love mixing it up with different pizza toppings.

  8. i dk why..but that apple and PB looks SUPER good to me right now.. i may have to eat that combo today! have a great day beautiful!

  9. yumm! most delicious looking pizza buffet ever!!! I hope you have a great day at home and a fabulous holiday! xoxo!

  10. I love being home too!! Its a good feeling. PA?!?! I used to live there.. word to the wise BUNDLE UP, hun 🙂

  11. you can definatly never go wrong with apples and peanut butter 😀 YUMM

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