Peculiar-But-Cool Habits

Before I begin this post, I just wanted to link you all to a foodie interview I was lucky enough to do on the awesomely talented Maureen’s blog, The Orgasmic Chef!

If you want, you can check it out here – It was such a fun experience and I just wanted to shout out a big thank you to you Maureen for asking me πŸ˜€
An awesome experience πŸ™‚

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Now let the post begin πŸ˜‰

What do you do that’s a little… off. Do you wear your shirt backwards because you like that side better, eat jam on both sides of your toast and secretly fancy 2 minute artery-clogging meals?

I am so totally not saying those are my secret habbits. Remember I am asking you πŸ™‚

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Personally, I think it is awesome to have little, how do I put this, eccentricities which make you totally unique. My family, as all families, are full of them πŸ˜€
Today I would like to show you one of my dad’s which he has genetically passed down to me. Parents, sheesh, whatcha gonna do with ’em? πŸ˜‰

We both have an unhealthy penchant for miniature useful little computer gadgets. Also known as USBs. But not boring, stick-in-computer-and-use USBs. I am talking cute, lilΒ  darlings. OVERLY I-LOVE-THEM cute.

Don’t say I did not warn you, it is an unhealthy obsession. Why unhealthy? I think my hysterical tone above tells you. Check these beauties… I mean… USBs out and vote which one is your favourite πŸ˜€

Spongey we are just friends! Put your pants back on! :P

Spongey we are just friends! Put your pants back on! πŸ˜›

Great for fooling parents with into thinking you do not have a spare set of keys to their car :D

Great for fooling parents with into thinking you do not have a spare set of keys to their car πŸ˜€

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Disclaimer: This camera is not to be used for photography

Disclaimer: This camera is not to be used for photography

Bottles up mate!

Bottles up mate!

I been jipped man, there ain't no coke in dis!

I been jipped man, there ain’t no coke in dis!

Dam, brought the wrong apple to feed Snow White!

Dam, brought the wrong apple to feed Snow White!

Losing your head ay?

Losing your head ay?

Want to vote?

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As I mentioned above, my family has many particular habits which makes them my family.

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If there was an imposter of my grandpa and my mum made, you know the way I would tell which one was which?
I would ask them in the morning straight after getting up if they wanted tea and a cookie. Not for breakfast. As their I-have-just-gotten-up snack. The imposter would say no.

Simple no?

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I decided to build on this trait and decide that I can make a cookie you CAN have as your entire breakfast. Don’t judge me, it is really not that hard to see this beauty as part of a balanced diet every morning with a steaming cup of tea (or in my case hot chocolate ;))

I was further forced to make it (I know the burden I take on right?) because I saw Baker Bettie’s post and I fell head over heals in love.
You should definitely check it out here!
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Thus the Giant Maple Oatmeal Apricot Skillet Breakfast Cookie was born πŸ˜€
So why is this the perfect breakfast

  1. It is a cookie. I can give you a cookie in your sleep and you will accept it
  2. It has oats – need I remind you of oatmeal
  3. It has maple syrup – Yes I have pancakes not only for breakfast but traditionally, this syrup is all for the morning
  4. It has butter – I do recall that one slathers this generously on toast in the morning

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Ok I don’t really think I need to keep persuading you that this is a most decent breakfast πŸ˜€

As always I had some problems (surely you are getting used to these :P) – Bettie made hers with browned butter and raisins. As much as I adore both of them, they always remind me of an afternoon snack, watching the sun after working ‘hard’ all day. So I decided to make my version less rich in taste and more refreshing πŸ™‚

Here are my changes to this amazing skillet cookie!

  • Maple extract? I have never even seen this in Australia! But then again, why would I want to when I have real maple syrup to generously douse the cookie in – I cut the sugar back to 3/4 cup and used 1/4 maple syrup πŸ™‚
  • I did not brown the butter
  • I increased the amount of oats to 3/4 cups, decreased the amount of flour to 1 cup because I like my oats in the morning!
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  • I used a ton of spices as opposed to cinnamon because a) I always do and b) I love spiced oatmeal
  • I used chopped dried apricots to sub in for raisins since they are so bright, sunny and orange, they always remind me of the morning!

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Soft, crumbly and perfectly moist, it has an outer crust slightly crispy giving way to a more-ish and dense oatmeal cookie. Each bite you lose yourself in it, and the unexpected flavour bursts from the apricots and walnuts heightens the experience πŸ™‚

Best part? It is actually NOT very sweet at all. So you are excused for eating the entire recipe in one helping of breakfast πŸ˜€

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Go on, I will call it your peculiar habit πŸ˜‰

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Just before I wrap up and go relax in a nice hot lavendar scented bath considering my exams are through (or just about)

“Ceeee-le-brate good times, c’mon!”

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I just wanted to first apologise. My spam has been working a little over actively and I have recently discovered that it has blocked out over 20 real comments per post! Sorry about that to everyone who are getting random replies a month after posting!

But most of all sorry to Geni @ Sweet And Crumby, Jennie @ The Messy Baker, Sze Hui @ Ohfishiee and Sandra @ The Foodie Affair since every single post, their comments were spammed!

I know you guys are totally not spam πŸ˜›

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On a better note, thank you all for your comments on my last guest post over Sayantani’s gorgeous blog, Food Lovers Club! Though I was unable to reply to them since I was here, I appreciated every single one – you guys are too sweet πŸ™‚

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*input loud and luxuriously deep voice*

AND NOW LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I present to you the chocolate dish of the… post!
A fabulously rich not double, not triple but a QUADRUPLE Chocolate Cheesecake at the fabulous A_Boleyn’s blog!

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If you do not want a slice of this, I just do not understand πŸ˜›

Enjoy the rest of your week my friends!
Ciao πŸ™‚

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P.S. Daisy (at Never Too Sweet) thank you very much for your generous awards πŸ™‚ – I will be passing them on in a couple of posts time my friend!

247 Comments

  1. petit4chocolatier says:

    You are so talented! Loved the interview. I still believe you should write a cookbook! Between your writing, food photos, and recipes; many would purchase it!

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  3. Nami | Just One Cookbook says:

    I enjoyed reading about you on Maureen’s site! I didn’t know how you look like… you are so cute! You have all these USB drive covers? I want all of them… hard to pick one and I’ll end up collecting them all. Great cookies and cheesecake. After my kids go to school I can eat both of these for breakfast. Yup all for myself. =D

    • Thank you very much my friend – I appreciate it a lot πŸ˜€
      I am glad you liked the cute lil USBs and may I comment on your genius idea to have cake and cookie fully πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • I certainly know you deserve them my friend and thank you so much for passing them on to me – means a lot πŸ˜€
      I will be blogging about them in 2-3 posts time – thanks again!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  4. I think I need that cheesecake. Stat. Also.. your cookie?pie /oatmealy happiness looks fabulous. WordPress ALWAYS spams Sandra at the Foodie Affair. I don’t have any idea why. We should tell them not to be so mean. Gah. I wanted to vote for the apple… but there was no apple option! So I picked Coke. Second best πŸ™‚

    • Thanks – I know how you feel about needing dessert pronto πŸ˜‰
      We should totally tell WordPress – she is so nice and far from spam!!
      Also sorry I forgot to put that option!!! I should add it now but the poll closes in a day πŸ˜›

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  5. Zoe says:

    I like both the sponge bob and coke USB but vote for just sponge bob.

    You looks amazing being featured your interview at Maureen’s blog! You are so talented in your cooking and I like your personality. I think that you should join the Aus MasterChef!

    • Haha good choice πŸ˜€
      Thank you so much for such a sweet comment! But Aus masterchef people are amazingly talented – an 18 year old baker who does flambee and um… do much fancy work? Give me a couple of years in a culinary school then maybe πŸ˜‰
      Though I don’t think I would be a fan of the pressure!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  6. I love your USB collection, never seen any like them over here. I shall have to look. Love your breakfast and over here a cup of tea with a biscuit is quite normal on waking up! Xx πŸ™‚

    • I hope you find some, they make doing assignments that little bit cuter πŸ˜›
      Glad we have the same wake up call as you my friend – this recipe is definitely for you then! πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  7. Karen says:

    I enjoyed the interview that you did. It is nice to put a face to the name and learn a little about your family. It is wonderful that you blog is enjoyed by so many people.

  8. Eva Taylor says:

    I am a shoe freak. There I said it. Not just any shoes, but the stupidly high and pointy sort. I have my 10 minute walk shoes and my sitting only dress shoes.
    The heart was my favourite because I also really love bling, but sadly I am unable to wear most bling because I am allergic to nickle.
    That cookie is OUTRAGEOUS. You are very lucky you are still young with a good metabolism. That’s all I can say.
    I loved Maria’s cheesecake, it really was gorgeous.

    • I love shoes. Freakishly high heeled shoes? YES!
      Haha it is rather out there but good metabolism? No no, believe me, far from but treadmill freak me? Yep πŸ˜‰
      And I agree – and thanks for telling me her name, I could not find it πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • You think just like me πŸ˜€
      And my dad is actually the source – whenever I ask he just says ‘here and there’ – I think the internet πŸ˜›

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  9. cookingactress says:

    We all have awesome little weird habits. I always save the best bite of any food dish until last. It’s looks a lot weirder than it sounds–if you ever eat with me, you’ll see πŸ˜› And I love that you made Baker Bettie’s cookie! Looks amazing!

  10. Everyone should vote for the coke can! Btw, I couldn’t believe you’re only 16! When I was 16, I was still drooling in bed?! From your bakes and posts, I could have sworn you’re much more matured than i am. That goes without saying, age does not mean maturity. But you’re pretty, you’re smart, you’re very very very pretty. At least tell me you can’t dance.

    • Haha that is what my dad said πŸ˜›
      Thanks so much for so many kind words my friend! I bet you were way more amazing at 16 – how else could you progress to so talented today? πŸ™‚
      And I do dance πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  11. Cucina49 says:

    Breakfast cookie–I love it! Hmm. Eccentricities. I must have a book on me at all times, just in case I get caught with nothing to do for even two minutes.

  12. Juliana says:

    Wow, they all look so good…and I would take them at anytime of the day πŸ™‚
    The USBs are so cute…
    Hope you have a great week ahead πŸ™‚

  13. A fantastic post Choc Chip! and why not have a pre-breakfast snack?! Oh and I voted for Sponge Bob πŸ™‚ But what I want to know is how come I’ve never seen USB’s like these before. I need to remedy that!!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€ – glad to see you understand!
      And good choice πŸ˜‰
      I think they are at specialty electronic stores and the internet? Have fun finding them πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Haha thank you πŸ˜€
      And that is a very different! Though I understand a little since a whole banana for me is too strong but I can eat an entire loaf of bread on my own πŸ˜›

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  14. Heather says:

    Mmmmm everything about that giant cookie breakfast is screaming my name – eat me heather, please make me and eat me I taste so good.

    Lovely interview – I love getting to know my favorite bloggers better πŸ™‚

  15. kitchenriffs says:

    Such a fun post! You’ve got an entertaining writing style. I read the interview – it was great! And I see nothing wrong with having a cookie for breakfast. πŸ˜‰ Great read – thanks.

    • Thank you so much my friend πŸ˜€
      Great choice on the camera but it might be overtaken soon, considering how fast the heart is coming up πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  16. Susan says:

    I had no idea cute USBs were out there either! I love the broken heart β™₯

    Now that is a delicious way to start any day! And there are oats so it has to be healthy, right?

  17. Deeps @ Naughty Curry says:

    congrats on the interview, nice read! was surprised to know u wanna become an interior decorator… somehow i was expecting cullinary school πŸ˜€ the giant cookie looks mouth watreing… is that a frying pan u used to bake it in? ingineous i say! all the usb’s are ultra-cute but my fav has to be the dslr πŸ™‚

    • I did but I guess I love interior designing and to be successful in the culinary world you have to be amazingly skilled πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for enjoying the giant cookie – I love making things in skillets not, truly it is awesome!
      And good choice on the USB πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  18. Joanne says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen such adorable USBs! I had no idea they even existed! It’s a cute eccentricity to be sure.

    Cookies for breakfast always sound good to me! this looks so delicious!

    • Nice choice my friend πŸ˜› – I squealed when I saw it πŸ˜›
      And thanks for enjoying – wish I could share… or bake your another one maybe πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  19. Sissi says:

    I have also admired A_Boleyn’s Chocolate Cheesecake. She is the master of decoration! The giant oatmeal cookie reminds me a bit of ANZAC biscuits I love. It looks fantastic!
    The USBs range you own is amazing! I had no idea such things are produced.
    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    • Isn’t she just? And great description of the cookie, I agree πŸ˜€
      Thanks for enjoying it so much!
      And it is amazing actually what amazing inventions they come up – yay for… um… them πŸ˜‰
      A pleasure to visit your blog!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  20. Yes it is time to crank out the apricots, this is a delicious inspiration. I would have licked that plate clean. Also, congrats on the interview over at Maureens blog, Maureen is such a sweet blogger. I will need to pop over their and review it later. Anyhow enjoy the day as well as that breakfast cookie!

    • Glad to know you enjoyed this treat so much my friend πŸ˜€
      And thank you for reading the interview – I agree wholeheartedly Maureen is a wonderful person, blogger and chef πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  21. bananas says:

    ok first let me say that i LOVE the name of your blog. awesome. second, those USBs are adorable. third, that breakfast cookie? ah mazing. so glad to find your blog!

    • Thanks πŸ˜€ – it was very impulsive in creation!
      Glad you enjoyed the USBs collection and thank you very much for enjoying the cookie my friend πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  22. Elaine says:

    Both the cookie and the cheesecake look wonderful! I could not choose just one USB port as a favorite – they are all so very cute I can see why you and your dad are collecting them.

    • Thank you so much πŸ˜€
      And I know what you mean, they are very adorable – Personally even I cannot say which one I am partial too πŸ˜›

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  23. Claudia says:

    Peculiar habits are the basis of humanity. Cookies for breakfast sing. Am a firm believer in getting my anti-oxidants from dark chocolate! What a delightful post!

    • Truer words have never been spoken πŸ˜€
      You sound like a soul mate in baking for me – breakfast cookie believer and dark chocolate lover? Nice one!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • I hope you enjoy it in the future if you do my friend – thank you so much πŸ˜€
      And it was a pleasure to visit your blog – are you on foodbuzz?

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  24. ceciliag says:

    morning Darling Girl. you are having tons of fun aren’t you! AND you are going to make us all fat with these monster cookies for breaky!! c

    • Good evening C πŸ˜€
      I most certainly am… I mean fat? No, never, all I had to do was treadmill real fast πŸ˜‰
      And make you all happy πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  25. If I had both ice cream and cookies on hand first thing in the morning, I see nothing wrong with eating them for breakfast. Leftover cake for breakfast is one of the best rewards of being a baker, if you ask me! πŸ˜‰

  26. eliotthecat says:

    No peculiar habits here. None, nada, nothing! (Except perhaps my habit of constantly being in denial!)

    Cookies for breakfast—did I hear that right? I’m there. (Love the dried fruit you used.)

    • Lols love that habit – I don’t believe it myself but many people say I have it too πŸ˜‰
      And you certainly did – with tons of dried apricots too!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  27. Tisa says:

    This looks so good! It’s breakfast time here and I have nothing! Thanks for bringing me to hypersalivation mode with your uber-cookie πŸ™‚ And I loved the USB intro

    • Awww this takes so little time to whip up, you deserve to enjoy brekkie πŸ˜€
      Love that my friend – ‘hypersalivation mode’ πŸ˜‰
      Glad you enjoyed the usbs too!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  28. Kristina says:

    ahahah omg I NEED that R2 D2 usb for my dad! That is amazing. Same with that breakfast cookie, I’ve need seen anything like it, it looks sooo yummy! Send me a slice….? πŸ™‚

    • Haha it would make a perfect daddy gift without a doubt πŸ˜€
      And thanks for enjoying my friend! I totally would but um… a little guilty of.. eating.. it πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  29. I was over at Maureen’s checking out your guest post and it was awesome. However even more awesome are these 2 lovely desserts one in a pan and one sinful chocolate delight. I voted on your cute USB’s. You should just get one of each. A girl can never have enough back up. Take care, BAM

    • Thank you for reading it my friend πŸ˜€
      And glad you enjoyed the sweet treats offered in this post! I love your way of thinking – one of each? Perfect πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  30. Starr says:

    An actual breakfast cookie? This means no more scarfing down yesterdays leftovers, the early morning cookie attack is totally legit! Awesome πŸ™‚

  31. I can’t tell you have wonderful it is to come here and see your cute little USB’s.. lovely breakfast cookies and chocolate wonderfulness.. You always make my day CCU:) xo Smidge

  32. CCU, your blog is full of such fun things today (as always). Loved reading about you and finally SEEING you on the guest post. Sixteen, beautiful, talented–I’m a little bit jealous (not really, I’m happy for you). I had to vote for R2D2 since my son (about to turn 40) had a toy one as a child. You hit the jackpot again with your breakfast cookie. You may even be changing the world by creating a new popular/healthy breakfast… cookies, yay!

    • Awww my friend, as always your comments make me feel on top of the world πŸ˜€
      It certainly was nice to finally have a face behind my blog now πŸ™‚
      Good choice in USB my friend and changing the world with cookies? I like the sound of that πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  33. hotlyspiced says:

    Congrats on being featured by Maureen from Orgasmic Chef. It was wonderful to learn more about you. I think you’re incredible for all you’ve been able to achieve in your 17 years. Congrats on all you’ve achieved so far and I’m sure you have an incredible future ahead of you xx

    • Thanks for reading and not getting bored to tears my friend πŸ˜‰
      But seriously I appreciate you all so much πŸ˜€
      You are very sweet my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  34. delicieux says:

    Congratulations on the interview! I read it earlier and it was wonderful to learn more about you. I love the breakfast cookie too. I’d have trouble saying no to a cookie at breakfast time πŸ˜‰

  35. Barbara says:

    Nice guest post over at The Orgasmic Chef!
    And I love the USB’s! Such fun.
    I sure wouldn’t mind walking into my kitchen and finding that giant cookie on a plate for my breakfast!

  36. Veronica says:

    You are tooo cute and funny! Loved your USB’s! My hubs would die for the coke and the R2D2 USB’s but me, I’m a girly girl and love the blingy heart-I would totes wear that on a necklace! πŸ™‚ I love that your Mom and Grandmpa eat cookies first thing in the morning before breakfast. But I need you to help me clear up my confusion regarding cookies. I thought British people called them “biscuits.” Not that you’re British, but the British and Australian accents are so close, I guess I expected you to also call them cookies. LOL! Am I crazy? Don’t answer that. πŸ˜‰ I saw Baker Bettie’s Skillet Cookie and loved the idea–great job making it healthier for morning consumption! It looks lovely.

    • Good choice on the USB and great idea my friend – my dad said exactly the same as your husband πŸ˜€
      Haha I have no idea whatsoever on what name is given to them where – to be brutally honest, I call them both depending on what spills out of my mouth πŸ˜‰
      And no you are the furthest thing from crazy!
      Thank you for enjoying the cookie my friend though I cannot call it healthier considering that nice big scoop of ice cream on top πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  37. Susie says:

    That may be the best breakfast ever! Or at least it would be in my house. YUM! Also how can R2D2 not have more votes! Thats the coolest usb by far.

  38. Soni says:

    Way to go U!!Your blog is already growing by leaps and bounds and rightly so since you’re so talented!!
    I loved the USB’s.They are all super cute πŸ™‚
    Will be trying your breakfast idea very soon,looks delicious πŸ™‚

  39. Ramona says:

    Cookies for breakfast, awesome interview, cheesecake, cool USBs… what else have you been up to? You are amazing… such a brilliant young lady. πŸ™‚ PS.. I love how you would identify an imposter in your family… very clever indeed. πŸ™‚

    • Haha thank you my friend, you make me sound like I am doing evrything at once πŸ˜›
      I appreciate your support so much πŸ™‚
      And yes, I do plan ahead in case of getting caught up in espionage πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  40. Cookies? For breakfast? I feel that there should be a chorus of angels singing your praises right now.

    I collect notebooks. Not just cute journals (though I do love those), but regular old spiral bound notebooks. On the last week of school, I’d stay after school and collect the mostly empty notebooks other students were getting rid of. I’d come home with piles of them. We all have our weird habits. πŸ˜€

    • It is quite the heavenly breakfast πŸ˜‰ – Thank you!
      That sounds like such a fun habit – nothing like some pen and paper so I know how you feel!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  41. Hi uru,
    I am just hoping over from maureen’s where i read your interview. So impressed, you are only 16 and are a multi tasker. You are one of my favorite bloggers and i enjoy reading your blog very much. You are an exceptional baker and very creative. Lovely to read about you.

    • Thank you very much my friend πŸ˜€ – You are very kind!
      Your compliments have truly made my day and I can say, as your blog is coming from a compulsive foodie, I am compulsivel addicted to it too πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  42. I’ve just visited Maureen’s blog before I even knew about your post here so had to come back and state how incredibly inspiring you are for young people today. Baking since 13? For reals? Seriously, you ARE awesome. I’m almost 31 on the 24th of this month *sob*, when I was 13 I never even thought about cakes unless it was going through the store and me pestering my mum to buy one. I must’ve been too busy chasing the boys at that age, hehe.

    I’m so impressed that you’re only 17 and had this blog since you were 15. Your baking is amazing and inspiring. You truly are a wonderful person. I won;d not be surprised if you were approached within the next few years and became our latest Nigella, Jamie Oliver, etc. of baking.

    My favourite USB is the car keys but only because it’s a BMW M3 key. LOL. I’m into cars.

    One last thing, I was thinking last night (before your guest post) that I wanted to start doing guest posts as I’m ill a lot and don’t get to blog as much as I’d like to. You’re one of the first people I thought of. If that’s OK with yourself, email me at sweet2eatblog @ gmail dot com. I’d love to feature one of your recipes πŸ™‚

    • Your comment has made my day my friend, I cannot even begin to thank you!
      Lols chasing boys is something I would do if I had the time πŸ˜› – I just gaze at One Direction and smile really really hard πŸ˜‰
      And 31 is so not anything to sob about (Happy upcoming birthday btw ;)) – You have so much freedom and fun πŸ˜€ – who was it that said life doesn’t even begin till 40 πŸ™‚

      My friend, I dream of one day even meeting those chefs – being one of them I think would actually be heaven. They are so inspiring!
      And nice choice on the USBs – the car keys are so real!

      As for guest posting, it sounds like a lot of fun. I love your blog, your recipes, your writing, your photography and the list goes on so it would be a right honour to do so πŸ˜€
      I was planning on posting this coming wednesday so if I sent you my post tomorrow or tuesday would that be ok with you? It is one very chocolate-y recipe πŸ˜‰
      I hope you enjoy it and just send me a buzz – thank you so much for asking my friend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  43. Micha says:

    Loved reading your interview…and this giant cookie looks yummy! I’m going to keep my eye out for some of those interesting USB drives ~ mine are so boring compared to those!

  44. Kristy says:

    I have never seen USBs like those before. They are too cute! I just love the camera one – and the broken heart one. Adorable! I bet it would keep me from losing them too (which I seem to have a knack of doing). And as for the breakfast cookie…I want to come over to your house for breakfast! πŸ™‚

    • Haha glad you liked the USBs – you can see why I am obsessed with them πŸ˜‰
      And you are more than welcome to have breakfast at mine – though I warn you it will certainly be a sweet affair πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • I saw the comment my friend, thank you very much πŸ˜€
      And also very happy you enjoyed this post – cute is definitely what I would use for Spongey πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  45. Amalia says:

    Congrats on the interview! πŸ™‚ And gosh this looks awesome! I would totally accept a cookie in my sleep! I would accept a cookie from you anytime ha ha πŸ™‚ I love the apricots and the maple syrup. This would be the perfect breakfast!

    • Thank you πŸ˜€
      And nice to meet you fellow cookie lover πŸ˜‰
      Want to come over for a cookie breakfast? I am afraid I will have to make two πŸ˜€
      Glad you enjoyed!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  46. My Guru Uru, I don’t know where to start?
    I did not that you still remember my email. thanks!!!
    Your interview took me back 30years. I wanted to take Interior designing as my career and keep baking as my first passion. It still is but I do not get to bake as much as you do.
    I like the heart shaped USB, its looks cool so voted for that:)
    I always tell you that your posts make me happy and they really do. Its not just your recipes but the way you write. Sadly, I am not able to read all blogs but where ever I write a comment I do. I don’t know I am slow or what…
    I would really want to have a slice of that cake lovely cake. No kidding:) I eat all fattening foods at my age but in moderation.
    Have a wonderful weekend!!!

    • My friend, that email is one of the most special parts of blogging – I still have it in my folder in my emails πŸ™‚
      And I think I will grow up to be just like you which is a wonderful feeling – fingers crossed πŸ˜€
      Good voting choice by the way!
      Your comments always make my day but do not worry about not reading every time – real life gets in the way and I totally understand that πŸ˜€
      And I am glad you have not completely cut back – for me, fattening foods make you happy, but in moderation, even happier!
      Have a great week!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  47. Courtney says:

    Half the fun of life is having eccentricities. πŸ™‚ I think your drives are adorable. And I would feel perfectly wonderful eating that cookie for breakfast – since I occasionally eat regular ones – this would be a step up. Take care and good luck on your exams.

    • You are so right about that πŸ˜€
      And I am glad you are a monring cookie eater because this is calling out your name πŸ˜‰
      Thank you my friend and have a wonderful week!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  48. Cookies for breakfast! Once again I say that my girls are going to love you! It was so great to learn more about you in the profile! You can cook in my kitchen anytime — it would set a great example for the girls since you always clean up along the way!!!

    • Haha I think this is quite the girly dessert – nice and elegant for breakfast πŸ˜‰
      I am glad you enjoyed the interview my friend and would love to visit the wonders of your kitchen (though I may get messy due to excitement :D)

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

    • Haha he is quite the indecent sponge – who would have guessed πŸ˜›
      And I agree who can resist a little glitter!
      I am going to keep you from being spam I promise from now on πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  49. Hmm – peculiar habits? I get OCDish about things like scissors that should be in their proper spot when I need them. lol

    Funny post and congrats on the interview. I’ll check it out for your sake. Have a great weekend.

    • Haha OCD is one of my most common peculiar habits πŸ˜›
      Thank you for enjoying and hope you enjoy the interview!
      Have a wonderful weekend too πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  50. viveka says:

    You’re absolutely made over there … eating cakes for breakfast !!!!!!! Love my breakfast muffin, but a cake … thanks for the link to for the Bettie’s cookie cake … check her recipe out and the this with Greek yoghurt on top – I would have breakfast the whole day. Thank you so much and by the away I’m surprised that the β€œbroken heart” usb are leading … we girls like our blings. Thanks for a great post.

    • Haha it is a pretty good life I will agree with that πŸ˜‰
      Mmm, yes when I saw Bettie’s cookie I melted which is why I knew I had to make it my way – though yes going with ice cream may not have been the healthier option πŸ˜€
      You are so right about the bling – I feel like such a diva when I use it all shiny and what not πŸ˜€
      Thanks for enjoying!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  51. Love this post and we all have our eccentricities, those usb computer miniatures are fab, I’m partial to the BMW, I would totally have that delicious cookie for breakfast ice cream and all. Reminds me of Bill Cosby when he gave the kids chocolate cake for breakfast when his wife was away. his rationale was that it had milk and eggs and thats breakfast right?? Great post you have a gift my friend.

    • You are 16 yrs, well I can see a very bright future for you. I applaud your beautiful blog, amazing baking abilities and you are a very gifted writer. Kudo’s to you. I am blown away.

      • You are too sweet my friend. It means a lot to me, support like yours, and it would be impossible to keep writing for this blog without you πŸ™‚

        Cheers
        Choc Chip Uru

    • Thank you for so many kind words πŸ˜€
      I like your partiality (is that even a word ;))
      To my mind Bill Cosby has totally got his head straight – didn’t someone say dark chocolate also releases anti-oxidants πŸ˜›

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  52. anne says:

    I thought cookies are really for breakfast , lunch , teatime and dinner ?! lol Great addition of that ice cream topping ! πŸ˜‰ Congrats on the interview so as the award ! πŸ˜€

  53. A_Boleyn says:

    Congratulations on the interview which I’m going over to read right now. I look forward to your revealing even more delicious family secrets. πŸ™‚

    Love the USBs. I’m in an elegant mood so the jewelled heart is my pick today.

    And thank you for sharing my cheesecake pic.

    • Thank you – I hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€
      And good choice – nothing beats the beauty of the heart (cliche!!!) πŸ˜‰
      My pleasure – everyone is dying for it πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  54. Parsley Sage says:

    COOOOOOOOKIES FOR BREAKFAST! I dig. This is brilliant. So, so good.

    And I read the interview on Maureen’s blog. I had no idea you were a Little Baby πŸ™‚ It’s so awesome that you’re out on the blog scene holding your own with use old bitties. WELL DONE!

    • We are so best friends because sounds like you are as obsessed with cookies as me πŸ˜€
      Haha, a little baby? Me? I am five foot five of pure teenager πŸ˜›
      Thank you so so much my friend πŸ™‚

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  55. Spoon Feast says:

    Love the USB’s! I had no idea they have become so creative. I have got to go find some! I am trying to lose some extra poundage but can’t help but drool over that cheesecake.

    • I know, when my dad first showed me I scoffed and didn’t believe him πŸ˜›
      I’m sure they are a growing trend!
      And I am sure one slice of this cake won’t hurt… or 2 πŸ˜‰

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  56. I’ve never seen the fun shaped USB’s before. I would go for the heart πŸ™‚ Your breakfast cookie sounds delicious. I’m not much for sweet breakfasts but Brian is and he’d love a breakfast cookie. Of course, to get it I’d have to get up EARLY and make it for him…not gonna happen… πŸ™‚ Congrats on the interview and awards.

    • Haha the heart is totally girly and pretty – good choice!
      And maybe you could make it for Brian on a very special occasion πŸ™‚ – and enjoy it yourself of course (have it for lunch – compromise right? :D)
      Thank you very much!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  57. navane64 says:

    Pretty great collection of gadgets you have shared and its nice to keep them as long as we treasure them. I would like to start my day with a brunch with the oatmeal recipe you have shared. They are healthy but breakfast is not for me.

    • Definitely treasure them indeed πŸ˜€
      A brunch with this cookie is definitely better, since I doubt lunch would be possible after eating it πŸ˜‰
      Thanks for enjoying!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  58. I am not surprised to read that you are being interviewed. Next thing you know I’ll turn my telly on and there you will be. πŸ™‚ I think my little eccentricity is finding a song in everything! Some will say something that reminds me of a song and off I go> LOL
    As usual your recipes look delicious. Love the blog! πŸ™‚

    • Haha I don’t really think the telly will be in the equation my friend πŸ˜›
      I love your particular trait, that is so cool!
      Thank you so much πŸ˜€

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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