I realized that I haven’t taken the opportunity to introduce myself properly. Hello to all the beautiful people that visit my blog! My name is Amanda Jean Carmack. Amanda Jean… super country, I know, but hey, you work with what you got! 😉 I’m currently an Active Duty Sailor in the United States Navy. I’m a Hospital Corpsman Petty Officer Second Class (medic in other terms, at the E-5 paygrade) who is currently serving with the Marine Corps in the desert of Southern California. I will be here for the next three years, trying to make the best of what I got. Along for the journey with me, is my handsome fiancé, Michael. I know I’ve mentioned him previously as my taste tester, but he is so much more than that! I’m currently stationed in a really small town called Twentynine Palms. It’s near Joshua Tree National Park. Joshua Tree is really beautiful for those that don’t live in the desert and the actual Joshua Trees are very unique to this area. I’m originally from Malta Bend, Missouri. I grew up in an even smaller town than the one I currently live in! I know, super crazy! I had FIVE people in my graduating class. Don’t believe me? Google Malta Bend High School Graduating Class 2012, click images, first image- I’m the one on the far left with short hair. (Told you) Between the inevitable stress that the military causes as well as the lack of stuff to do in a small town, my desire for baking has blossomed even more. I felt the need to elaborate on my job because of my lack of recent posts. I am super busy for 30 days straight and then it dies down. Let’s just clarify when I say super busy, I legitimately mean S•U•P•E•R B•U•S•Y! If you follow my blog and you start to wonder if I’m still here, I assure you I AM! I’m currently sitting in a humvee wrapped in a blanket while the Marines are doing training and found I have some free time so I wanted to introduce myself, explain my lack of posts, and share my first ORIGINAL recipe! Tomorrow is the end of my crazy, hectic 30 days. Therefore, more recipes will be on the way shortly!
The recipe- this only stemmed from the fact that the butterscotch chips were on sale at the store and I have an insane sweet tooth but wanted something a little different. Recipe below! Also- side fun fact, this little brown scraper from Pampered Chef is a dang life saver, y’all! Perfect for making sure you get all that sticky stuff off your nice pans! Enjoy!
Peanut Butter|scotch| Cornflake Cookies
- In a large bowl, measure out your cornflakes and set aside.
- In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar, creamy peanut butter, light corn syrup, and butter until well combined and melted, stirring constantly. Add in the butterscotch chips and continue to stir until everything is melted.
- Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Combine the peanut butter and butterscotch mixture with cornflakes.
- Drop on parchment paper by tablespoons.
- Allow to cool and serve!