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Chocolate chip cookie pie

The boyfriend loves anything that involves chocolate chip cookie batter, so I thought I’d try out this chocolate chip cookie pie recipe as an alternative to standard cookies.

It was also my first time trying out this baby.

After the disaster that was my $6.99 hand mixer, this one worked great. It had a nice low speed that didn’t splatter batter all over my kitchen. It was $19.99 at Target and came in lots of fun colors. I had the hot pink one in my cart and then decided that if I ever wanted a sous chef out of the boyfriend I’d better get the red instead. 🙂

First step was to cream butter and sugar together.

Then add eggs and vanilla.

After mixing in the rest of the ingredients (we omitted the nuts from the recipe), transfer to a deep dish pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 60-70 minutes.


Mmmmm, look at that gooey chocolatey goodness. This was SO GOOD. The texture was just like a pizookie – much lighter and fluffier than a cookie dough. And this probably goes without saying, but this pie MUST be served warm with vanilla ice cream on top. It’s just the only way to do it right.

The texture of this recipe was spot on. Honestly, the boyfriend and I both agreed that it didn’t even need a pie crust! And I am a girl that loves anything with a crust. But I think this batter can stand on it’s own.

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Target buys

On my trip to Target the other day, I did something I usually have the willpower to avoid – I took a stroll through the women’s clothing section. I’m definitely a person whose wardrobe is mixed with higher-quality timeless basics and cheaper trendier pieces. And I find that Target can be a great place to augment your closet with those inexpensive buys.

They had TONS of sweaters out – some a little on the heavy side for southern California. But the three I picked up will be perfect for our chilly mornings and evenings.

Xhilaration Juniors Short Sleeve Cardigan – $24.99

You can’t see it well in this picture, but the crocheted detail on the back is really pretty. I like how it’s mesh on the front and then has a more delicate lacy feel to the back. This is a pretty light sweater – perfect to throw on over a tank or even a long sleeved tee.

Xhilaration Juniors 3/4 Sleeve Sweater – $19.99

This is more like a poncho/cape, but it doesn’t have that boxy appearance when you put it on. It looks great with a pair of skinny jeans to balance the looser fit.

Merona Women’s Open Cardigan Sweater – $29.99

This picture doesn’t show the selling point of this sweater at all. On the back, there is a really pretty braided band that elevates it from just being a long cardigan. Also, the cut is different. You can kind of tell from the photo, but it almost has tails – it doesn’t cut straight across on the bottom. I’ll try to post a pic when I actually wear it so you can see the details better.

The great thing about these sweaters is that they all work with my favorite basic outfit – skinny jeans and riding boots! Throw one of these guys on top and you have an easy, comfortable, stylish look!

What’s your go-to favorite outfit base? Jeans, ballet flats, and a flowy top? Skinny jeans, pumps, and a tank?


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