Make my (chocolate) Heart Melt and {Listable Life}

A couple days ago, I set out with the supreme intent to make my husbands coworkers breakfast. It didn’t work out so well. I was attempting Lemon Ricotta doughnuts and my ricotta did not set up right, which caused a big mess and me throwing the whole project away due to frustration.

But then I remembered that Valentine’s Day was here. I scrapped the breakfast plan and set out on something ‘cute’. This something cute just happened to fall in line with the cake I sent in last week. Salted Caramel Buttercream. They have got to be getting sick of it by now.

Brownie Cookie Hearts with Salted Caramel Buttercream

While I was making the dough, I panicked. It was crumbly, it wasn’t holding together, I thought I was on a losing streak with baking. After being refrigerated it shaped up. It was still crumbly, but as you can see, I was able to roll it out and cut out the hearts. Aren’t they cute?

Ignore the finger in the picture.

Onward to my favorite meme of the week – Listable Life with Moments that Define Life

5 Bloggers You Admire or Enjoy the Most

1. Preserve and Honor

First of all, I can’t even walk in to Arlington without bursting into tears. Second, this ‘kid’ was what? 17 when he started this blog/project? A teenager. Kudos to him. I’d be a mess.

I check it every now and then to see what he’s up to – to read the stories he posts – to learn about the lives of the Fallen.

2. The Beauty Department

This blog helps me fantasize about fashion. I’m so laid back with my clothing. Don’t get me wrong, I love to be super girly, but I don’t know how to put on eye liner and even though I have long hair, I never know what to do with it. This blog answers all of my uneducated questions.

3. The Whisk Kid

I’m a whisk person. I LOVE whisks and have a fairy extensive collection of them. But, her blog isn’t about whisks, it’s about food. Food and life – and the trials and tribulations thereof.

4. Never Not Knitting

I love this blog for a multitude of reasons. I love her patterns, first and foremost. I also wish I could knit 24/7.

5. Complete Running

I have loved distance running since I was in high school. My brother was a sprinter and a good one at that, but I could never imagine my self doing that. Running for miles and miles on end? I’m your girl. This blog does a really great job answering questions and they have great articles about running. It’s a wealth of information.

Hope everyone has a fantastic Valentine’s Day!

8 thoughts on “Make my (chocolate) Heart Melt and {Listable Life}

  1. Amy @ Counting My Kisses

    Oh my goodness…those brownie cookies look AMAZING! :) Yum! Love your blog list too~ such great choices! I’ve never been to Preserve and Honor, what a powerful site. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.

    So happy I stopped by for a visit, I will definitely be back. :) Happy Valentine’s Day!

    1. Cait Post author

      Thank you for stopping by! I loved how the cookies look, I’m a little bummed I didn’t get to steal one before they walked out the door.

  2. Samantha

    I tried to make cake pops this week…similar disaster. I nearly threw all of them out. Ultimately, I ended up with very ugly, very heavy (I had to combine two molds together because the stick was too thick for just one heart mold), chocolate covered, heart-shaped cake pops. Your brownie cookies look delicious though!

    1. Cait Post author

      To this day, cake pops blow my mind. I don’t understand how it all stays on the stick. Maybe one of these days I will get around to trying to make them. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. Sarah P

    Thank you for sharing Preserve and Honor. I’m going to have to add that to my blog roll…amazing project. And yes, those brownie cookie hearts look AMAZING!

    1. Cait Post author

      I saw the young man who started it on CNN (or maybe it was another news channel, I can’t remember) and was blown away. To be that young and start a project to meaningful, I can’t imagine. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Nicole @MTDLBlog

    I love that I am finding new blogs through today’s linkup. I think I should probably read #5 for sure so maybe I’ll be inspired to…you know…get off my duff. :-)

    Thanks for linking up again! I am SO glad you enjoy it so much. :)

    1. Cait Post author

      They have really great tips for beginning runners, which really helped when I was getting back into it after having children (“You mean, I can’t just pick up my kid 20 times a day? That’s not considered a workout? I disagree”). Thank you for stopping by!


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