Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Just Ten?

I've been seeing all of these blog posts about "ten things you should never say". I've read many writers' lists of "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Writer" or "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Food Blogger". Then there was "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a New Mom" and "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Nursing Mom" and "Ten Things You Should Never Say to a Mom of Toddlers."

Not to be left out, I've decided to do a Ten Things post of my own. Since I don't seem to fit into any real group, I'm sure you'll all be interested in a more personal perspective. So . . .

Ten Things You Should Never Say to  . . . 

{{drum roll, please}} 


Just ten?

Shut up. I'm showing restraint.

Ten Things You Should Never Say to Me:

1. I finished that bottle of wine.

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2. I'm sure you're just having a bad hair day.

3. I'm sick of answering the house phone so I've been giving all the telemarketers your cell number.

4. What's burning?

5. I lit your car on fire. Well, that one's been said me before (guess we know what's burning after all), but believe me when I say I DO NOT want to ever hear it again.

6. Is that cookie sugar free?

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Crunchy Andes Topped Cookies
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7. Is this recipe an experiment?

8. I used the last of the toilet paper.

9. It was an accident. Because we all know that ANYTHING that comes before or after that statement is not going to be good news.

10. I volunteered you for the dunk machine at the fundraiser.

That's it, ten things. 

You won't be surprised if there's a follow up post with 10 more things, will you?

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Crunchy Andes Topped Cookies
Printable Recipe
1 stick butter, softened
1 stick margarine, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips

50 Andes Candies

*Cream butter, margarine and sugars until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
*Starting on the lowest speed until incorporated, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in the dark chocolate chips.
*Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or up to a day.
*Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cover baking sheets with parchment paper.
*Roll dough into approximately 1 inch balls. Place on prepared baking sheets.
*Bake for 9 - 12 minutes or until they start to brown. 
*While the cookies bake, take the wrappers off of the mints.
*Take the cookies out of the oven and immediately place one mint in the center of each cookie. Wait one minute and then gently with your finger or the bottom of a wooden spoon, swirl the melting mint over the center of the cookies.
*Remove from the baking sheet. Allow to set completely before storing.


  1. I'm not sure i understand...sugar-free cookies?? What's the point!?!? :)

  2. (((Add brown sugar to the shopping list)))

  3. It is a good 10! I am surprised "Is this glutton free" didn't make it.

  4. All of the above! Looking forward to seeing what more we shouldn't say to you!

    1. Wonder how many I could come up with. Think we'll make it to 100?

  5. 'Mom, are you sitting down?' is also a good phrase to avoid.

    1. Oh, hell ya. And I got that one so many times from PurDude this past summer. I shake just thinking about it now!

  6. Haha! Love your list you crack me up. The car on fire still gets me every time. I can just picture the chaos! I don't know how we ever survived our kids. I am on a marathon catch up tonight. I have been doing some crazy stuff in the last few days. I really would like to talk to you about it when you have a chance. Maybe tomorrow or Sunday. I need some advice and I feel like I can trust you with this. Not bad I'm going out on a giant limb. Chasing the dream hoping I don't go splat!

    1. I'm here. Send me an email or a PM. And chase that dream. Bet you don't splat but even if you do it will be worth the try.


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