Friday, July 22, 2011

New house = New Kitchen!

We recently moved up to the Seattle area and I LOVE our new place.  It literally has everything I had on my "want" list for a place.  Unfortunately, we're just renting and I have a feeling it's going to be hard to leave in a year.

Until then, I'm going to enjoy my new kitchen.  It's gorgeous.  Lots of space, including an actual pantry!  Plus, it has a gas stovetop.  The only person I've ever known to have a gas stove is my grandma.  Now, every time I start my stove, all these memories come up of cooking with my grandma.  I had no idea it'd have that affect on me, but I love it.

While unpacking my kitchen stuff, I found a bag of kamut flour that I'd picked up at Bob's Red Mill a while ago so I could make these cookies.  I have no idea what kamut is, but Angela at Oh She Glows had done several trials with this cookie and pretty much said you had to use kamut.  I had made a batch a while ago and they are amazing.  Definitely a favorite - especially since Mike and Aaron enjoy them.  (Especially for Aaron, anytime I can get him to eat something healthy, it's an exciting moment.)

So, Aaron and I decided to make Angela's Strawberry Thumbprints the other day.
Aaron really enjoyed helping and it was so fun having him in the kitchen actually cooking with me instead of tearing stuff apart or hanging on my legs.

He LOVED pushing the button on the Cuisinart.  

Cookies all prepped and ready for the strawberry jam.

Ready for the oven...

The finished product.  They are delicious...obviously, as this batch didn't last 24 hours in our house. 

Now, I found this on my last trip to Trader Joe's...

Sugar, Chocolate, and Coffee Bean grinder?!?! At $1.99, how could I pass it up??  Now, I'm just trying to figure out what to put it on.  I added some to my coffee this morning.  It was delicious!


Mr Scooter Bar said...

Didn't know you had a blog! Now I can say I know a food blogger! (my little claim to fame). Cookies look great and the munchkin clearly enjoyed helping.
Good luck and I'll add you to my favorites list:-)

Jennie said...

Thanks...but who are you? Haha...