The life of P…

The good:
I came from barely making it into my Fantasy Hockey Playoffs to winning the whole darn thing. Which may or may not involve winning some money. Sadly I won’t be doing anything fun with the money, unless paying medical bills is fun. Go Bow Legged Swamp Chickens! The bummer was I had to beat my really good guy friend in order to make it to the finals, but he was nice and said if he couldn’t win he was glad I did. Ah, that’s nice…thanks S, you’re awesome.

My hockey team got a sponsor and will be getting new jerseys come this Fall/Winter season! No more pagan sheep for us. Even better it’s going to be sponsored by a local brewery. Which if you live in the Seattle area try and get your hands on some Odin Brewing Company beer. You can check out where to get it here. And to make them even more awesome…they make a bacon beer. Um yeah you know that is beyond awesome.

I appear through obsessive vacuuming and cleaning to have rid my place of carpet beetles. I every now and then find a random one but I am crossing my fingers on that one.

I am learning a lot about trying to grow fruits and veggies in the PNW. Too bad everyone has a conflicting idea about how I should go about doing it. :)

The bad: Despite a good push at the end (and one of the main reasons my fantasy hockey team did so well at the end) the Flames did not make it to the playoffs this year. Sigh. The Flyers did, so I can still watch Briere play.

The Ugly: As many have read over the past couple of weeks I have lost two people in my life. And now my poor friend is dealing with one of her newborn twins ailing health. He just stop breathing and now seems to not have any of his five senses working. I’m really tired of death and tragedy right now I will tell you that.

Throw one more into the good pile goes these Mint Oreo Bars. I don’t really think these are blondies but probably are closest to that. Refreshing mint and cookies on top make them extra yummy. You can tell they are mint without going into the overboard taste like mouthwash kind of mint that can happen. Add them to your good pile today. :)

Mint Oreo Bars

For the Bars:
1 ½ cups cake flour
1 tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
½ cup powdered sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
¾ cup mint chips
10 crushed Mint Oreo Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F.

Grease and lightly flour a 9-x-13-inch baking pan.

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment cream butter and sugars together on medium-high speed.

Add eggs and vanilla beat well, scrape down bowl after each egg addition.

Turn speed to low and add the dry ingredients and mix until incorporated.

Add Oreos and mint chips and try and evenly distribute them best you can.

Bake for 35-40 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack. While cooling prepare topping.

For Topping:

1 package Hersey’s Cookie and Cream Drops (if you can’t find, use white chocolate)
¼ cup heavy cream
1 TBSP corn syrup
10 mint Oreo cookies, crushed

Melt drops over a double boiler. When melted add cream and corn syrup mix until smooth.

Spread over bars. While glaze is still wet, sprinkle cookies on top. Press down if you need to. Let glaze firm up before serving.


  1. :/ Sorry about that bad news Peabody. Also I hate you because now I want that minty goodness. Salad really doesn’t cut it for a dessert!

  2. This makes me happy. I bought mint chocolate cookie frozen dairy dessert, just got it home, opened your blog, looked at my “dairy dessert” and got extremely disappointed that it wasn’t real ice cream. This cheers me up and won’t make me feel gypped!

  3. sorry for all the sad stuff in your life! hoping it all gets better soon. know that you bring the world lots of joy w/your posts and treats!

  4. Congrats on making it into the playoffs and winning! But I’m sorry for all of the horrible things going on in your life :( However, these blondies do look good enough to raise even the saddest spirits. I hope things look up for you :)

  5. Can I come over and eat these on your couch and tell you funny stories to distract you from that crap that is happening?

    …wow that sounds creepy. Really I just don’t know what to say other then, life totally sucks sometimes. :-/

  6. Awesome bars!

    I’m so sorry to hear about all those things which happened in your life…



  7. This proves again that I have to move to the US or go there with an empty suitcase to take home everything you can’t get here in Holland..
    We only have normal and coated with white or milk chocolate oreo cookies.

    I’m sorry for the bad things happening, but you still have a lot of good things in your live. Don’t forget that ;).

  8. OMG these look divine! I just found your blog and bookmarked it. I absolutely love everything on it and can’t wait to try some. Yumm :)

  9. well, I’m happy about the good! You may be using the money to pay medical bills but at least it means that it’s more money than you had to begin with! So sorry about all the losses, girl. That really stinks. i”m going to keep my fingers crossed that the baby pulls through. That must be so rough.

  10. Your picture reminds be of mint chocolate chip ice cream from Baskin Robbins, which happens to be my favorite ice cream flavor ever. Which also mean I will probably love these.

  11. Sweet Jesus, these look good! Wishing you happiness and health. :)

  12. These look very tasty=) I have never tried mint oreos, but I really should. Sorry about everything that’s going on for you=/

  13. Congratulations on the win :) A little extra money is always nice, even if it goes toward bill. I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s baby, I’ll be praying for them. By the way, these look great!

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