The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

Today I want to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. No, I don’t mean Clint Eastwood drenched in a sombrero and poncho, as classic as it is. Sometimes you just hit a jackpot with all three in one day. And today, my friends, was that day. But here’s where I’m going to change up the order by starting with the ugly.

The east coast is getting slammed with a monster winter storm, a bomb cyclone. It’s ugly. From everything I’ve read, it’s one of the worst winter storms on the east coast for the past 100 years. All I can say is send prayers and good thoughts for the amazing people enduring it.

Next, let’s talk about the bad. Specifically a frozen food product which admittedly was an impulse buy that I deeply regret. Mac N Cheetos. Awful. Truly awful. Nothing about this remotely tastes like Cheetos and the macaroni and cheese is barely recognizable. My recommendation is make your own Mac n cheese and coat and bake it in your oven or find a friend that has an AirFryer and go crazy experimenting with it!

And last but not least, this brings us to the good. I love cookies. Cookie Monster is possibly my spirit animal. As the holiday baking frenzy came to a close this week I realized that I hadn’t made one single gingersnap. As I was getting out my go-to recipe I had a sudden moment of inspiration that led to the creation of chocolate gingersnaps. These are good. I mean really good. Chewy crispy chocolatey with the perfect amount of spice! I love sweet successes. The base recipe I used is https://www.chef-in-training.com/2014/11/gingersnaps/ . The only change I made is 2 cups all purpose flour and 1/4 cup Hershey’s special dark cocoa. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On that note, good night to all. Stay warm. Stay safe. Stay well. ❤️

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