I filter a lot of what I say and think before I actually write a blog post.

I’m kinda getting sick of doing that. I mean sure, I do need to have a filter because it just isn’t appropriate to write everything I think. But if you know me, you know I have opinions, and some pretty strong ones at that.

Some (my husband) have coined the term ‘people pisser offer’ in regards to my attitude sometimes. He isn’t being mean when he is saying it, it is just the opposite of a people pleaser. I could use a little more people pleasing skills in my life. “But frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.” That’s how I feel about being a people pleaser.

Sometimes I feel really discouraged in my blogging, like it’s just a lame hobby that wastes tons of my time. Why do I even bother? Why don’t I just write my recipes on a note card and file them away for later reference. It would save me a lot of time, money and energy, that’s for sure! But then I am reminded that my love for food goes far beyond just recipes or blogging.

I have loved meeting new people in the food blogging world. Meeting them in person and online. Connecting with people who share the same passion that I do, it is so much fun! They understand all the quirks that come along with being passionate about food. Not just taking pretty pictures of food, or eating massive quantities, or being a food snob, but being passionate! I don’t sit down at a restaurant and snap a gazillion pictures, in fact, I don’t snap any. I also don’t sit at home all day and experiment with ‘new’ recipes. I have a full time job that I spend 40 hours a week at.

You know what I do? I make food for my family, and if it tastes good, I blog about it. If I could turn blogging into a paid career, I would, why not? But in the meantime, I will continue to make recipes I like and I will share them with you. And let me know how you like them, really, I love getting your feedback, even if it’s negative. Shoot, remember, I am the ‘people pisser offer.’ I can handle it!

Oh, and I call these ‘Breakfast Cookies’ because I would like to eat them for breakfast everyday.

Breakfast Cookies
1 banana, mashed into a puree
2/3 cup smooth natural peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup soymilk
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 cup instant oats
1/2 cup whole wheat flour

Peanut Butter Drizzle
1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup soy milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients. Stir well until all ingredients are combined.

Use an ice cream scoop and drop batter onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Press the dough with moistened fingers to flatten each cookie.

Bake for 15-18 minutes, until the cookies are becoming firm to the touch (you can’t see them turning golden brown, so don’t over cook them).

Cool slightly on baking sheet before transferring to wire racks to cool completely.

Once completely cool, add peanut butter drizzle.

And then the baby starts crying, bloody murder crying, and you quickly just dump spoonfuls of drizzle on the remaining cookies. At that point, whatever, pretty drizzle is overrated anyway, right?