I Lurrrve You

A list of my Right Now Loves

  • Conan O’Brien’s tweets, particularly “I just learned that retweets of my Bieber tweet mentioning Bieber actually help Bieber. Bieber, you’re a worthy foe. Bieber.” I also love Conan’s new beard. Oh what the hell, I LOVE CONAN O’BRIEN!
  • Spoon’s SXSW show (
  • Lady rocker Rachel Flotard and her band called Visqueen. Please take a moment to enjoy “Hand Me Down.” 
  • Spring having sprung! Warm weather is here, though who knows if she’ll stay. Windows are open, Mira is sunbathing in any and every sunny spot she can find, long walks are being taken, bike will be fixed up.
  • Six days until our Raleigh visit! I can hardly believe that two and a half years have passed since I moved from Raleigh back to Indy. This visit is long overdue. Hilary, Bette, and I will be reunited. Adam will enjoy North Carolina so much that we will not come home. (At least that’s how it goes in my mind…) I don’t have a whole lot of places to revisit or things I very much want to do. I just really want to see my friends, eat some Cookout, and go to a few choice bars. The fun I remember having the year I lived there really comes from just having really awesome friends.
  • Molasses chip cookies, which I would like to morph into cherry molasses chip cookies. (recipe to follow after jump.)
  • Plans to run the Race for the Cure this year instead of walking with the girls.

Molasses chip cookies/I wish you were cherry molasses chip cookies
adapted a little from this Tasty Kitchen recipe

In my dreams I add dried cherries and chocolate chunks to these cookies. It will happen soon. As is, they have a nice, deep, spicy flavor, and of course a chewiness that comes from the oatmeal.

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups oatmeal (not the fast cooking kind)
3/4 cup coconut
peanut butter chips

Preheat the oven to 350°.
Cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the molasses, egg, cinnamon, and vanilla, and mix.
Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt together. Add gradually to your wet ingredients and mix until combined.
Add the oatmeal one cup at a time, and mix until combined. Add the coconut and peanut butter chips.
Scoop spoonfuls of dough up and form nice balls, and place them on cookie sheets.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. The cookies will be done when they’re just set. Cool them on a cooling rack.


One thought on “I Lurrrve You

  1. Julia! Those cookies sound nommy! I would never have thought to combine molasses and PB.I'm sorry I haven't answered your call (from what, last Wednesday?!) yet…in crazy GRE mode here. I would love to come to Bele Chere but I'm not sure…will have to check plane fares and see if I can swing it.In any case, have an AWESOME TIME in Raleigh, give Bette (and yourself) a huge hug for me, and I will call you to say hi soon!<333 Renée

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