Behind The Butter

Dirty Liar

Okay, I lied. I don’t mind all vegetables.

Especially when they are roasted and then covered with sea salt, pepper and feta! Or baked and dabbed with butter and brown sugar. Both ways are just fine by me.
I cooked my salmon burger this evening in my new swanky grill pan:

I got this grill pan as a prize for winning the USA Lentil and Dried Pea recipe contest. Remember that? So random and yet awesome at the same time. Every time I use this beautiful grill pan I think back on the fond lentil memories.
The highlight of my night though? The post-bible study frozen chocolate chip cookies hiding my freezer.

I told ya, whenever I don’t know what to do with something I most always just stick it right in the freezer. I have so much random stuff in there (rice paper? Italian buttercream? my credit card?) that I always find something useful when I get bored and open the door. Like these cookies. Tonight. There’s just something about a frozen chocolate chip cookie that really gets me. I think I made these about a month and a half ago from the recipe on the back of the chocolate chip bag. It’s nearly impossible to have just one!
I wrote an article last week for and it was just posted today. Check it out here!
Also, I’ve been working on the very neglected official Eat, Live, Run facebook page. Just face it—it’s pretty much impossible to get rid of me….now with instant status updates! Read at your own risk and don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    August 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I put just about everything in the fridge. I hate wasting food so I stick it in there in hopes of it lasting forever. The best preservative, IMO!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    August 2, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Frozen cookies are delicious!! My grandma is like a baking guru (aren’t most grandma’s? haha) and she sends me loads of cookies when I’m at school. I pop them in the freezer and they are the perfect study aide!

    I’m excited for the fb page 😀

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    August 2, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Frozen chocolate chip cookies are one of the best things on the planet, if you ask me! The only problem is, I would NOT forget about them being in my freezer for over a month!

    They’d be gone in a couple days for sure. 😉

  • Janna (janna's keeping it real)
    August 2, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    No clue what to do with something…stick it in the freezer! Don’t want something to go bad or get hard…..stick it in the freezer! I live by that rule, too.

    Yesterday, I had to tell my brother (I live with him) that “if you go looking for your bread, it’s in the feeezer… to the over-ripe bananas, knee ice packs, mini bottles of alcohol (they make me feel like a giant! He he) and frozen broccoli…..”. He just looked at me like I was nuts, shrugged and went back to his movie. Some people just won’t ever understand, will they?

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman
    August 2, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Great article on Babble! Love the tips for kid’s lunches….I have one beginning 1st grade soon and another in preschool who will stay for lunch one day a week. I’m always looking for fresh, new ideas. I think any cheese is always a good choice….but I’m biased 😉 Love the cookie cutter idea too.

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    August 2, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Freezing cookies…why haven’t I thought of this? Such a great way to preserve them and limit yourself to compulsively eating the entire batch.

    I LOVE that you froze your credit card. Why can’t Suzie Orzman give that kind of advice?

    August 2, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    i love the color of ur new pan!! that looks like so much fun 🙂 i get quite excited about new cookwear 😉

    the freezer comes in handy all the time! i love that u bag and freeze almost anything <3


  • Meagan
    August 2, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    hi. i have a HUGE tip that you will love me for.

    1) the recipe you used is the best chocolate chip recipe you will ever find, BUT… my boyfriend’s mom taught me something that i am passing on to you:
    use bread flour.

    sounds strange, but trust me. especially with that recipe. they are the most sensational cookies you will ever eat. and i eat them frozen.

  • Sana
    August 2, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Those frozen cookies would make an excellent ice cream topping…

  • Anne
    August 2, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Hmm, your posts always cheer me up :-). I learned the thing about sticking everything in the freezer a while ago and it’s a seriously the best thing that can happen in a kitchen! It saves so many little bits of food from going to waste and a scrap of this or that is always perfect with a meal or a cup of tea! And how else would I ever have come up with a quick mayo dressing when we came back from hols late sunday night? WHAT is THIS in the salad? Mmm, frozen chunks of dressing, honey. Scrumptous, in my opinion 🙂

  • Laughter-Loving Stacy
    August 2, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Ooooh I love yams (which looks like is in the first picture)… especially if brown sugar is sprinkled on the top 🙂

    and i definitely just “liked” your facebook page 🙂

  • Stacey
    August 3, 2010 at 3:56 am

    The recipe on the bag of the bag is the best. We used to make those all the time when I was a kid.

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    August 3, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Mmmm…I love, love, love frozen chocolate chip cookies! You’re right, it’s just *the* way to eat them. So yummy. 😀

  • Rhew (Greek Feaster)
    August 3, 2010 at 4:06 am

    VIVA the USA Lentil and Dried Pea Council! I just got my lentils in the mail last week for voting on da recipe.

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    August 3, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Ugh I hate veggies. I probably write about that more than anything!

  • Heather
    August 3, 2010 at 4:26 am

    so many times i freeze things before ever checking if they SHOULD be frozen…haven’t died from it yet 🙂

    and roasted veggies are the way to go…i’m not a fan of them raw at all!

  • Paige @Running Around Normal
    August 3, 2010 at 4:34 am

    I should start sticking stuff in the freezer! I stick stuff in the fridge and then it stays there for a week, and then goes to the garbage. It’s sad.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    August 3, 2010 at 4:41 am

    When people tell me they don’t like veggies I just tell them they haven’t had them prepared right. I mean, who could not love a sweet potato slathered in butter, cinnamon and brown sugar?

  • eatmovelove
    August 3, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Recipes on the back of the bags are the best – butter and sugar. 😉

  • eatmovelove
    August 3, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Recipes on the back of the bags are the best – butter and sugar. 😉

  • eatmovelove
    August 3, 2010 at 4:45 am

    Where is your article on ?? It just goes to the main page – and there are too many directions to take!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    August 3, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Oh my… frozen chocolate chip cookies ARE amazing! Now I want to make some cookies and freeze them… 🙂

  • Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
    August 3, 2010 at 5:04 am

    I love to freeze stuff when I have extra of it – it’s a life saver! BUT, I can honestly say I’ve yet to throw the credit card in there. 😉

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    August 3, 2010 at 6:52 am

    haha Love the facebook page – and the randomness that inhabits your freezer! (mine, too)

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    August 3, 2010 at 6:53 am

    While I don’t go head over heels for salads, I LOVE broccoli and sweet potatoes. They’re among my favorite vegetables!!!

    By the way, did you get that plate at World Market? I keep seeing a set there that look just like yours. 🙂

  • OK Chick
    August 3, 2010 at 6:53 am

    I’m with you on the freezer. If you open my freezer you find everything-chips, Girl Scout cookies, leftovers, vegetables, candy from Japan, M&Ms, hot dogs….I think you get the picture. By the way, I really do eat healthy. 🙂

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    August 3, 2010 at 6:59 am

    And that’s why I wish my freezer was twice as big as it is. Stupid thing couldn’t hold a bag of cookies if I wedged them in like Jenga pieces.

  • AllieNic (Frisky Lemon)
    August 3, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Frozen chocolate chip cookies are the best! I actually freeze some on purpose right after they cool…something about frozen chocolate chips…

    My freezer is currently filled the the brim with left over Bertucci’s rolls (they’re one of my many guilty pleasures– defrosted with butter, of course). When I was in college, I worked for Ben & Jerry’s for a summer as a tour guide at the factory. We got THREE PINTS of ice cream for EVERY DAY that we worked. Needless to say, my freezer was overflowing…in a good way.

  • theemptynutjar
    August 3, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Is that mustard in the corner of the plate?
    Brown sugar is great in cereals and oats too.

  • Corey - The Runner's Cookie
    August 3, 2010 at 7:17 am

    I agree, frozen choc chip cookies are amazing!! Especially you use 2 to make an cookie ice cream sandwich 🙂

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat
    August 3, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I want a grill pan sooo badly! It’s on my list of most sought-after kitchen tools (which is getting very very long as I read more food blogs!) I’m just about to check out your facebook page. Have a great day!

  • Abbey
    August 3, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Love the pan! Okay, food challenge for ya…last night I had an epic fail in the form of thai food. I had some thai coconut red curry marinade from WFoods and the seafood guy said I could use it as a sauce too. So, I marinated some scallops for a few hours, seared them, added more marinade to the skillet with coconut milk, GAH! Terrible stuff. I need to know what brand/type of red curry to purchase? Do you buy the paste stuff or a jar of ready made sauce? HELP ME gourmet guru!

  • Alyssa
    August 3, 2010 at 7:40 am

    I looove sweet potatoes and broccoli together 🙂 Great combo!


  • Camille
    August 3, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Everyone knows that veggies are better when smothered with butter! Yummm 🙂

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    August 3, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I’ve started making use out of my freezer lately and it really is fun to open it up and see what you find!

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine
    August 3, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Woops, just posted a comment on the post you referred to. I said though that I also keep lots of random things in the freezer. Nothin’ like a credit card though!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
    August 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Mmm, when you add butter and brown sugar to sweet potatoes, they’re more like dessert than a vegetable! 😀

  • kelseym
    August 3, 2010 at 10:20 am

    please tell me you have seen confessions of a shopaholic, funniest frozen credit card scene ever…..maybe freezing cookies will ensure I don’t eat them in a few days:)

    I am not a fan of veggies either, but last night I could have eaten a ton of them, I threw mushrooms, spinach, peppers, carrots, onions, beans, garlic, and broccoli into a skillet. After cooking, I mixed them with quinoa I had made & poured in a few spoons of green salsa and red salsa….I have found anything with a mexican twist can make me eat:) try it! p.s. whole foods 365 green salsa is really good!
    what bible study are you doing?