Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Chocolate Chip Cookies and Kitchen Reveal

Good morning everyone. It seems we are back to winter here-cold and windy. A good day to stay in and try to get to work done. I am baking peanut butter chocolate chip cookies right now. I have been taking treats out to our workers--trying to keep them buttered up and warm. They will be finishing up today or tomorrow so this is probably to last time to make them something. The cookies are smelling really good. It is a recipe from my DH's grandma. They are one of the few cookies I can make that turn out great every time. I will share the recipe with you.

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 c butter
1/2 cup Crisco (I use butter flavor)
Cream together and add:
2 eggs
1 cup peanut butter
1 tsp. baking soda
2 cups flour
1 package chocolate chips (either semi-sweet or milk chocolate)
Mix together. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 min.

Now I am glad to FINALLY show you our finished kitchen. I took the pictures at night and like many of you have said how hard it is to get a good picture. It was kinda dark but hopefully you can see it okay.
This picture gives you a little better look of the color. It is Olde Century Cranberry.
Here are a few of the settings I have in the kitchen. These are on top of the fridge. I was proud of myself because I remember to plug in an extension cord behind it when we moved it out to clean. Usually I think of those things after the fact.
These are around on the counter tops. The corner bread cover was a redo from last summer. It hides lots of things...candy, cell phone cords, everything but bread.

This is Gabby telling me I have taken enough pictures and to let her out. I hope you enjoyed my pictures. It is such a relief to have it done. Now I just need to give the walls and floor a good scrubbing. Since it is cold out, that is today's plan. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.



  1. It all looks wonderful Melissa! I love the color you used for your cabinets.Those cookies look so good~ I love anything with peanut butter and chocolate! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Have a great day!

  2. Melissa,

    Your cabinets looks GREAT!! Gives it a great prim look and all of your little settings add the perfect touch. Too funny about your bread cover hiding everything, but bread. That is how things are here at my home. They hide everythg except what it was originally made for (lol).

    Thanks for sharing... I love it!! Get some rest and enjoy a cookie. They sound delicious.

  3. You have your stamp of what you love on your home ... Really looks cute Missy...

  4. Love what you did with the kitchen! Wow, it looks fabulous. And that adorable kittie ain't nothin to sneeze at either! What a love bug!

  5. Great job! I love your kitchen and the paint on your cabinets:)

  6. Your kitchen looks great! I wanted to do mine in red and yellow but DH overruled and we went with green.


  7. What a warm and cozy kitchen...love the cabinets! And your Gabby looks just like my Trixie! lol Enjoy that kitchen AND having it done!

  8. Melissa..your kitchen looks wonderful. I love taking pictures at night..I like the soft glow of all the prim lights! And that bread box is a great hide and seek! You would never know that there wasn't a loaf of bread in there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Yours is great! I will be back to visit again! Take care. ~Sarah~

  9. Hi Melissa, this is my first visit to your beautiful blog and I soooo enjoyed it.
    I noticed you are a FOLLOWER of my blog...THANK YOU SO MUCH.

    I love your re-newed kitchen and the cabinet color looks very much like what we used on our fireplace area....it just goes with anything.

    Now I'm off to read more posts - yeahhhhhh.

    Hugs, Karen


Thanks for stopping by. I truly appreciate it!! Have a wonderfully prim day!!~~Melissa