Thursday, September 3, 2015

My secret addiction ... sssshhhh!







Since we’re all good friends here, I’ll ‘fess up about my latest addiction.  Just last week I realized that I’d developed a strange yet mildly compulsive behavior.

Of course, you have probably guessed that it’s baking cookies and brownies after nine in the evening, a time when normal people are knitting or reading or watching TV, perhaps even all three at once. I do that too, but only after I do this!

I should mention that I am not a morning person! At any rate, what is there about the dark outside and the kitchen being slightly dimmer than when normal people are baking?

Don’t ask me.  I have no clue.  But I have made Kahlua brownies four times lately and banana chocolate chip cookies twice:



And now I’ve reconnected with that tempting treat: roll-out chocolate cookies.  Perhaps I can add a Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownie batch or two,   


That’s good for a few more nights.  As the fall will be here soon, chocolate gingerbread loaves will be calling to me.  The recipe is already positioned for ease of access.  Wrapped with a ribbon, they make great gifts at Christmas, 


 Oddly enough, I find myself surrounded by a number of food magazines and cookbooks (including the Cozy Chicks) kitchen.  




Where and when will it end? 
I’m not supposed to eat sugar and have to go easy on chocolate (how excruciatingly boring, I know) and yet, chocolate and sugar seem to play a major role in these nocturnal activities. 

Never mind.  My family, friends and neighbors seem quite happy with the results and they don’t care when I bake them.   I feel like I’m getting away with something, and yet …

How about you? Do you bake at odd times? Cook things you shouldn’t eat? What do you like to make? Other secrets to share?