Chocolate, Goji Berry & Oatmeal Cookies!

What’s the best thing about a rainy Sunday?  I can bake to my heart’s content!

My new go to ingredient is Goji berries……out came the oatmeal and chocolate bits and thus the afternoon tea hour will be hosted alongside a plate of amazing flavorful and not overly sweet Goji Berry-Chocolate-Oatmeal cookies!

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Sinfully Tempting Macadamia-White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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How well do macadamia nuts and Ghirardelli white chocolate chips go together? Imagine how well these two ingredients marry in a sinfully decadent sugar cookie……combining white sugar and light brown sugar, butter, eggs and flour mixture together with great quality of white chocolate chips and chopped macadamia nuts….the taste is outrageous!

My taste buds complained….how could they just enjoy one? But one it will just have to be one…..moderation is the key with these amazingly decadent cookies!

It was a Baconized Meal! From the appetizer…..to the Awesome Blueberry-Bacon Ice Cream!

Yes, went totally overboard!  My guest wanted a dinner with “bacon in it,”…….so it was all about bacon in each and every way possible!

Not that long ago I attended a “chocolate event” and tried potato chips dipped in chocolate…..so I took it one step further and dropped some bacon bits on top of the chocolate and let it set…..talk about a sweet and salty appetizer!  They were delish and swiftly consumed!

 

potato chip with chocolate and bacon
I did make my green and black olive tapenade, which was a great hit, and a cream cheese, pepper and bacon dip, with home made three cheese and bacon biscuits!

Wanting to start with something fresh, the meal began with a light tossed chopped cherry tomatoes and green grapes in a light extra virgin olive oil with fresh lemon juice, pepper and red wine vinegar dressing…..and the salad, of course, had tiny bits of bacon in it as well…..

As an entrée, made a home-made red wine sangria for a turkey breast, which was covered with Maplewood bacon and pineapple slices on top……Delish to the max!

Of course there was a side dish…..a type of casserole with mandolined potatoes, zucchini, squash and onions, sautéed in bacon, of course!

And the potatoes, with bacon and some milk, with parmesan cheese all mixed and then placed back in the oven to bake a little while longer…..

Dessert was totally decadent to the max….I made chocolate bacon cookies and turbo-chocolate with bacon cupcakes, served with Blueberry-Bacon Ice Cream!!!!!

 

 

 

All I can say is….we’re still Alive!