Saturday-I'll probably hit the pool or something today. Stay tuned.
I haven't been cycling much and boy does it show. I have only ridden my bike 3 times in the last month. Yikes! Why is it I can train for an Ironman and cycle a million miles in a week but I start a half marathon training plan and suddenly I can't find the time to ride? Or swim for that matter.
It's about priorities, I guess.
Right now I am focused on a half marathon and that's where my priorities need to be. Should be.
It doesn't mean I don't miss the heck outta tri training though.
It's good to mix it up a bit and focus on a specific sport, even if it does make me a bit stir crazy.
Enough about me going crazy over sport specific training. That's lame. Lets talk about something I really go crazy for.
The other day I was looking for a quick sweet treat to
Soft, moist and fudgey these quick cookies will get you over that afternoon hump with flying colors.
If you tell anyone they start with a cake mix you'll be in big trouble mister!
When someone bites into these delicious brownie cookies and proclaims you're a baking genius; just smile and say "what, these ol' things? I just threw them together".
Not a word about the cake mix and the 5 minute prep time. You hear me?
Now go forth and amaze the
Fudge Brownie Cookies
Adapted from The Cake Mix bible
- 1 box Devils Food cake mix
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup canola oil
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 tsp espresso powder
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup walnuts
Combine cake mix, eggs, oil, vanilla, and espresso in a large bowl. Beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Batter will be stiff.
Using a cookie scoop or spoon drop on to greased baking sheets.
Bake for 9-11 min. Do not overbake. It's ok if they look slightly moist in the center.
Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets, remove to cooling racks to cool completely.