Posts Tagged ‘cookie’

Blue Blinds Bakery

Posted: 4th September 2019 by doomthings in The Foodening
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Location: Plymouth, Massachusetts

This is a cute little bakery that offers breakfast, lunch, and a wide variety of fresh bakery items including loaves of yeasted and quick breads, croissants, cookies, and more. There are a number of cute tables and a couch inside what was once a small home. 

The porch has a couple coveted tables for outdoor snacking that we were eyeballing as it was a near perfect 75-degree (Fahrenheit) day. The porch tables were still full after our food came out, so we walked to the waterfront, only 10 minutes away.

Grilled Cheese

Made with fresh sourdough bread and white Vermont cheddar cheese, this is one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve had to date. Future posts I’m sure will reveal worthy competitors, but this will certainly be my new baseline.

It was perfectly buttered and browned on both sides and the cheese was gooey and melted through. Even though I didn’t get to eat it until about 10 minutes later, it was still the perfect temperature.

Hibiscus Fruit Cooler

A rich red-pink color, this hibiscus tea is brewed with mixed berries and is heavy on the delicious tart cranberry flavor. Very refreshing and apparently easy to make as sun tea (thanks Google!).

Lemon Ginger Cookie Sandwich

A bonus to our lunch, this ginger cookie had a just enough lemon in it to be noticeable, but not enough to overpower the ginger flavor. The lemon buttercream-tasting goo in between the cookies tied the whole dessert together nicely, again, without an overpowering lemon flavor.

FAIL: Oatmeal Banana Cookies

Posted: 14th April 2013 by doomthings in Dessert, FAIL, The Foodening
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This is the first FAIL post.  There will be more.  Sometimes things seem like a good idea and turn out horrible.  Normally, I like to credit the blogs and websites where I find recipes to mangle and change to suit my foodening moods.  For FAIL posts, however, those sources should be protected and so will not be credited.  Who wants to find out that someone doesn’t like their recipes.  No one!  That said, if one of my recipe-regurgitations fails for you, I want to know!!!  Sometimes fails are necessary!

Getting back on track, I thought this was going to be a rockin’ recipe.  It only uses two ingredients!  Bananas and quick-oats.  I have both of those on hand all the time so I thought it would be a fun replacement for cookies.  Who doesn’t want to eat cookies for every meal?  This recipe basically insured that I could have a cookie whenever I want!

“Hey!  You can’t eat cookies for lunch!”

“Oh, NO???  Bananas and oatmeal, WHAT!”

Yeah, that fantasy died with my first taste of the most spongy, squishy cookie ever.  I do have to say that the taste seemed OK although my hoosband didn’t really like how strong the banana was.  It’s possible they could have stayed in the oven for a bit longer, but then the outsides would have been crispy and burned.  Ew.

Here’s the recipe for those of you who want to try it.  I really want this to work.  Let us know if you tried it, what you changed, and if it turned out well!


  • 2 super-ripe bananas
  • 1 1/4 cup quick-oats
  • splash of vanilla (optional)
  • chocolate chips (optional)
  • craisins (optional)


  1. Mix bananas and oatmeal well.
  2. Include optional add-ins if desired.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased/parchment-papered baking sheet
  4. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until golden (if you can tell).

This is what mine looked like.