Yesterday, I had a hankering for something that, to my knowledge, did not exist.  So I took matters into my own hands and invented it.

The result is probably worthy of a Nobel Prize – that is, if there were a Nobel Prize for HOLLA.

See, if there are two things that I love in this world, they are coconut curry soup, and oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.  Why not combine them, and create the most delicious thing imaginable:

Coconut Curry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.

As my former roommates Julie and Mel can attest to, I do not use recipes when baking cookies.  I just throw a dash of this, a scoop of that, a dollop of thus-and-such into a bowl, mix it up, say a prayer, and bake at 375 for 8 minutes.  So that’s what I did – but this time, I incorporated about a cup of coconut flakes and two tablespoons of curry powder – and some glugs of half-and-half, for good measure, and for posterity’s sake.

(I just really wanted to say “for posterity’s sake.”)

Not to hail my own self or anything, but… okay, fine.  The outcome was nothing short of genius.  I’m only worried that I will never be able to recreate it, what with my lack-of-recipe and all.

On the heels of a Saturday night achievement of Balsamic-Glazed Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomato Rice and Steamed Broccoli (all perfectly timed, I might add, and served to my parents and sister on beautiful dishes in my very cute apartment – video tour to come), I am starting to think that Domestic Goddess is a title I am straight up owning.


Next up: the sewing of my own throw pillows – piping and all.  Stay tuned!



  1. Crystal on March 1, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Check out for some easy and cheap ideas! I am in the process of making some of the fabric covered wall hangings for my living room based off of her example.

  2. rachieannie on March 1, 2010 at 12:47 PM

    You are an inspiration! I tend to be more stuck to the recipe (running over to check it SEVERAL times while dumping things in,) especially with baking. I am getting more lax with cooking though. To me it is a sign of my growth.

  3. The Bug on March 1, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    My husband cooks the same way you do – except he’s usually making some variety of soup/stew (stoup, if you will). We never get the same thing twice – but that’s ok, we like the variety. BTW – your meal sounds heavenly!

    I took an upholstery class about 15 years ago. I really enjoyed (not) pulling out all the staples from the previous upholstery and then stapling the heck out of the new stuff. I was seriously intimidated by the sewing portion of the program, but I LOVED sewing the piping! For some reason I was able to sew in a straight line with that…

  4. Jacklyn Johnston on March 1, 2010 at 2:57 PM

    I’m super impressed. I wish I could cook like that. I have to have directions. I think it’s my safety net. Is that your adorable new couch in the background?

  5. Rod on March 1, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Two things:
    1.) At some point I would like to try a replicated version of the now infamous “Coconut Curry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies.”
    2.) I would like to comment on your great interior design abilities. Just look at that gray couch with those green drapes!

  6. Greta Weisman on March 1, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Your Mom looks awesome.

    (Susan, you look awesome!)

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