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Double chocolate coffee cookies recipe!

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I made these for my dad and father in law for fathers day.. my gift was a big hit!

They are super simple to make and sooo yummy!

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of sugar
1 cup of butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
2 teaspoons of instant c
offee
2 1/4 cups of flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of Salt
1/4 cup of milk
1 cup of chocolate chips
1/2 cup of white chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 F (190 C).
Combine brown sugar, sugar, butter, egg, vanilla and coffee, mix until smooth using an electric mixer (about 2 minutes)
Gradually dd in the flour, baking powder and salt and milk, mix well.
Add the chocolate chips with a wooden spoon.
Drop tablespoonfuls of dough, 2 inches apart, onto baking sheets covered with parchment paper and flatten to a small cookie shape.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes.
Let cool on baking sheet for 3-5 minutes. Remove, cool on wire rack.

 

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Josie’s bacon sour cream mashed potatoes recipe !

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Easy and so fast to make and super yummy!

Cook 4-5 potatoes and mash them as you normally would (milk, butter and some salt and pepper) then add:

1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon (4 slices)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In a baking dish, mix all ingredients together. Bake at 325 ° F for about 10-15 minutes (or until everything is hot enough).

Mix and serve.

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Delicious red wine, Jean-Noël Bousquet La Garnotte at only 11.30$

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I tasted this wine for the first time at a show taping where they serve a glass of wine to the guests and the audience, I took note of it because it was really good.

Although the wines of Jean-Noël Bousquet are exported to many countries of the world, the Quebec market remains hard for this owner a priority market, which has recognized the exceptional qualities of its wines. Several times medalists in major competitions.

Beautiful texture. Fresh and fruity. The flavors are distinct. Tart black fruit. Currants retro. Simple, but very nice. Deep red color with purple hues. Very well balanced

Probably one of the best purchases to below $ 12.

Serve at 17 ° C

One of my favorites!

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How to get from running 4k to 5k ?

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I started jogging a few years ago, I really enjoy it.. it gives me time to myself and keeps me healthy and fit, I do other workouts but jogging is now a favorite of mine because I get to decide how long the workout will last, where and when I workout and it’s fairly inexpensive. If I don’t have a lot of time I’ll run 1-2K if I have more time I’ll go 3-4K … but I find it hard to get from 3 to 4K.

I run at lunch time or right after work and in the morning on weekends, often alone but sometimes with my husband or a friend, on Saturday mornings my friend and I go for a jog during the hour our kids are taking a class.

I am not really able to jog for more than 25-30 minutes, some days I am able to do a little more some days I have trouble running 10 minutes… I guess what I ate, how much water I drank and how I slept makes a difference. I usually get a cramp in the same place at almost every run, but I try to plan ahead and drink lots of water before my workouts, that helps quite a bit.

I use Runkeeper to keep track of my activities (running, cycling, etc.) and Songza for my music during my runs, it makes it that much more fun ! And I have a lot of friends that tag their workouts so we can encourage each other to keep going.

I’d like to be able to do more that just 3-4K runs, but I’m not sure how. This summer I want to train for the 5K Run for the Cure that will be held on October 4th in Montreal, it seems quite attainable! I donate for cancer research every year so this is really nice because it give me a healthy goal and the money goes to a cause that is close to my heart.

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Recently I’ve purchased liquid flavor enhancer with Electrolytes that you simply add to water before I go running, I read it’s good for your body when working out. I drink a glass of water with electrolytes and eat a little snack about 1h before my run and bring regular drinking water when I run.

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I have trouble jogging 4K, after the third kilometer I need to stop more often, I guess I should start by running more often.. some weeks I go 3 times, some 4 but I should probably try 4-5 times a week to get a better pace, any tips for me to speed up my pace or add more time and mileage?