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Apple Crisp I

Reviewed: May 15, 2013
First note: I doubled this recipe to take to a potluck. That said, I tweaked mine (as I usually do) by adding about 2 tablespoons more sugar and 2 tablespoons more butter, plus less flour by about 1/4 cup and I cheated (lol) by using Quaker instant oatmeal that already had nuts (raisin, date, and walnut flavor, to be exact). By using more butter and less flour, I could 'pat' the topping on to be sure to cover all the apples fully and it baked up perfectly in about 55 mins. I also omitted the maple syrup because I thought the additional sugar (plus whatever flavoring was in the instant oatmeal) would be sufficient. Both dishes I brought were large (15x10 or 12) and were scraped clean in under 90 minutes! And no, there wasn't more than say 25 people (max) at this potluck.
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies

Reviewed: Dec. 27, 2011
I also used different chocolate chips (Nestle) and omitted the nuts (like the other poster, no unsalted on-hand). Great cookies, didn't miss the nuts and definitely if you're going to add them, make sure they are UNsalted, especially if you add the optional 1/2 tsp. of salt already.
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