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The 83rd Circle Time: The Show and Tell Weekly Thread

Show and Tell is wasted on elementary schoolers. Join several dozen bloggers weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0. Everyone is welcome to join, even if you have never posted before and just found out about Show and Tell for the first time today. So yank out a photo of the worst bridesmaid’s dress you ever wore and tell us the story; show off the homemade soup you cooked last night; or tell us all about the scarf you made for your first knitting project. Details on how to participate are located at the bottom of this post.

Let’s begin.

We have an egg-free child coming over for dinner tonight.  Along with Tom Waits cookies (which are always egg-free), I tried fiddling with a vegan chocolate chip cookie recipe.  The results are pretty rockin’.  Recipe is here.

Vegan Cookie

What are you showing today?

Click here or scroll down to the bottom of this post if this is your first time joining along (Important: link to the permalink for the post, not the main url for your blog and use your blog’s name, not your name. Links not going to a Show and Tell post will be deleted). The list is open from now until late Friday night and a new one is posted every week.

Other People Standing at the Head of the Class:

Want to bring something to Show and Tell?
  • If you would like to join circle time and show something to the class, simply post each Wednesday night (or any time between Wednesday morning and Friday night), hopefully including a picture if possible, and telling us about your item. It can be anything–a photo from a trip, a picture of the dress you bought this week, a random image from an old yearbook showing a person you miss. It doesn’t need to contain a picture if you can’t get a picture–you can simply tell a story about a single item. The list opens every Wednesday night and closes on Friday night.
  • You must mention Show and Tell and include a link back to this post in your post so people can find the rest of the class. This spreads new readership around through the list. This is now required.
  • Label your post “Show and Tell” each week and then come back here and add the permalink for the post via the Mr. Linky feature (not your blog’s main url–use the permalink for your specific Show and Tell post).
  • Oh, and then the point is that you click through all of your classmates and see what they are showing this week. And everyone loves a good “ooooh” and “aaaah” and to be queen (or king) of the playground for five minutes so leave them a comment if you can.
  • Did you post a link and now it’s missing?: I reserve the right to delete any links that are not leading to a Show and Tell post or are the blogging equivalent of a spitball.


1 Bea { 12.16.09 at 5:16 pm }

Not to give you any more ideas (only because you have enough of your own to keep you going forever) but you could probably hold your own as a cook-blogger. Mmmmm.


2 Quiet Dreams { 12.16.09 at 5:19 pm }

Yummy! I think you could DEFINITELY hold your own as a baking blogger. Or you could just continue to give all of us the munchies.

3 Terry Elisabeth { 12.16.09 at 6:11 pm }

This cookie looks delicious.

4 The Steadfast Warrior { 12.16.09 at 7:36 pm }

Can we say yum? I just made 5-minute fudge this afternoon. It doesn’t have eggs either… 😉

5 Kristin { 12.16.09 at 7:37 pm }

Oooooh, yummy. You are such a good mommy and hostess.

6 karlinda { 12.16.09 at 7:51 pm }

Oh, now you’ve got me hungry, and haven’t even posted the recipe you used. Shame on you, Mel. 😉

7 Baby On Mind { 12.16.09 at 7:59 pm }

Thanks for sharing the cookie. This will be a good one on those days I want to bake but find out I am out of eggs!

8 Jendeis { 12.16.09 at 8:01 pm }

Please post the recipe!

9 Lollipopgoldstein { 12.16.09 at 8:43 pm }

The recipe–tweaked from The 100 Best Vegan Baking Recipes by Kris Holechek.

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tbsp milk
2 ounces Hershey milk chocolate
2 ounces Hershey Special Dark

Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Cream butter and sugars until fluffy (3 min). Dissolve cornstarch in milk and add to butter mixture along with the vanilla. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix in until combined. Add chocolate chips. Drop scoops onto the cookie sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. It may be a bit less (8 minutes) and mine were large so they went for about 15 minutes. You’re looking for golden brown.

10 a { 12.16.09 at 9:20 pm }

Hey, could you come over this weekend? I need 3 or 4 different types of cookies to pass out to my neighbors for the holidays, and I think your cookies would be delightful!

11 Lavender Luz { 12.16.09 at 11:37 pm }

Yum. As a kid, I would have been in heaven with these. I was allergic to eggs, so cookies were off limits to me.

Makes me want to have another child, just for the paper pregnant party.

12 karlinda { 12.16.09 at 11:40 pm }

Ooh, thanks! I’m drooling already.

13 once a mother { 12.17.09 at 7:45 pm }

I am always amazed by vegan baked goods. I used to wonder how it was possible, and then recently visited a vegan restaurant nearby where I had the MOST delicious chocolate cupcake, with a vanilla coconut frosting. Mmmmm. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thank you for sharing Mel!

14 mrs spock { 12.17.09 at 8:46 pm }

Hmmm…butter and milk are not necessarily vegan. I think I will try this using dairy-free margarine and rice milk. My boy is allergic to dairy.

15 Battynurse { 12.27.09 at 4:02 pm }

Ok those look yummy even though the whole vegan thing usually makes me want to run screaming. I will say though that I thought vegan included no animal products such as butter too? Great idea though from Mrs. Spock for those with milk allergies.

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