Let's Remember How Great Sawyer Was at Nicknames

This face.

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photo credit fanpop

This voice.

This uncanny ability to insult and amuse in no less than two words. 

Here are Sawyer's best nicknames from the entire series. 

Sayid - "Captain Falafel"
Hurley - "Lardo" // "Hoss" // "Stay-Puft"
Kate - "Freckles" 
Locke - "Mr. Clean"
Charlie - "Hobbit"
Shannon - "Sticks"
Boone - "Metro"
Eko - "Shaft"
Desmond - "Magic Leprechaun"
Miles - "Ghengis"
Frank - "Kenny Rogers"
Daniel - "Dr. Wizard"
Libby - "Moonbeam"
Ben - "Captain Bunny Killer"
Jin - "Mr. Miyagi"
Sun - "Tokyo Rose"

And my all time favorite nickname which was given to Sun and Jin together... 
Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon.

Now I'm just going to imagine Sawyer calling me "Sugar" and leave to you to your business. 

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Stupid Easy Peanut Butter Pie with Cinnamon Toast Crunch Crust

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You remember this, of course. The dearest game of primetime make-believe. Claire is pregnant and scared and stranded on a freaky island, and all she really wants is some peanut butter. Charlie entices her to taste the kind from his jar... that's empty. But they pretend to eat peanut butter, imagine its gooey taste, and for one sweet moment aren't afraid of polar bears or jungle whispers or where they're going to poop.

(That would totally be my biggest concern if I were stranded.)

I made this pie because peanut butter and whimsy go together as well as Charlie and Claire. You, however, get to use real peanut butter. Perks of not be stranded on an island. Take the win, y'all.

Why It's Stupid Easy

Remember the Stupid Easy Nutella Cocoa Puff Cream Pie? Same idea. 

  1. No temperamental crust situation. Just mix cereal with butter and put it in the pan.
  2. No complicated measuring or baking. You mix a handful of ingredients in a bowl and pour them into the crust. Done
  3. You can always use Cool Whip instead of whipped cream to save you the trouble. For me though, it's worth the extra bowl.
  4. Salted caramel can be made, but it can also be bought. Plus both kinds keep forever in the fridge. I've been working through the same batch for weeks. Or skip it. No one will know.
  5. This does need to chill for a couple of hours, but your hands-on time for this is half an hour max. You're so close to pie, y'all. Make it now.

How It Tastes

Peanut butter and cinnamon is a combination that is comforting, a little surprising, and makes you feel like you're sitting at a campfire. The crust is crunchy and a beautiful textural complement to the creeeeeamy filling. The drizzle of salted caramel on top, while superfluous, is basically pie bling, so don't ignore it. I might not wear a lot of jewelry on my face, but I will bling by pie all day long. All the cool bakers are doing it.

How to Make It

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • a pinch of salt (unless you use salted butter which I don't)
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3/8 cup natural peanut butter (measure just shy of the top in a 1/2 cup measure to save dirty dishes)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/8 cup heavy cream (again, just measure shy of 1/2 cup if you want)
  • 2 cups Cool Whip or whipped cream (1 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup powdered sugar with another pinch of salt)
  • salted caramel (optional bling)

THE STEPS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Make the crust. In a food processor (or in a freezer bag with something heavy and flat) break the cereal until it's a fine crumb. Melt the butter in a medium microwave-safe bowl, and then add the cereal, brown sugar, and salt. Mix with a fork until it's homogenous and sandy, like the beach on LOST naturally. Press it into a pie plate, working it up the sides just a tiny bit. It won't stay, so don't stress. I like to use the measuring cup I used to measure the cereal to flatten the crust into the pan. Flat even pressure is what you're looking for. Bake for 10 minutes, and then cool completely before adding the filling. The fridge is a CANDIDATE for that, too. (Yeah, a lot of LOST jokes coming.)
  3. Make the filling. In the crust bowl, mix the cream cheese, peanut butter, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla until smooth. Then while the mixer is running, slowly add the heavy cream in a steady stream. Once it's incorporated, turn the mixer to medium-high to beat some air into the filling. Fluffy, yo.
  4. Make the whipped cream. Or pull the Cool Whip out of the freezer. If you're making it, beat the cream on high until it starts to thicken. Then add the sugar and the pinch of salt. Whip until thick and can hold a peak. 
  5. Assemble and cool. Is your crust cool now? Spoon in the peanut butter filling, spread it evenly, then add the whipped cream, and spread it, too. Liberally drizzle on the salted caramel. 
  6. Bling instructions. Want that cool swirly thing in the picture? Squeeze/spoon the caramel in a lot of circles, like a spiral. Then drag your knife in one direction every inch or so across the pie. Now do it the other way. Boom. Swirly pie bling.

Have time for another fangirl fix? Check out chocolate peanut butter crunch candy to go with tonight's Netflix session, finally decide to start watching The Walking Dead, or really waste your time and play Can You Guess Which Celebrity Is Older

Now let's sigh and think about Charlie and Claire for a sec, yeah?

10 Things LOST Can Teach Us About Food

1. Eating comfort food is good for the soul and might keep you from being a murderer.

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While they were on a stakeout, Hurley told a frighteningly angry Sayid, "Maybe if you ate more comfort food, you wouldn't kill people." Well said, Hurley. So eat that food, my friends. Feeding the soul is a real thing. So is jail time.

2. Even castaways need an organized pantry. 

Don't knock organization. While Bernard is freaking out about making his S.O.S. sign (can't fault the guy), Rose is focused on putting the peas on the right shelf. Maybe she's crazy. Maybe she's given up. Or maybe putting order to our food is therapeutic. Knowing where to find things, enjoying that jar or bag or last little bit of something in your pantry that would normally get lost under the pile, having a sense of calm in your kitchen even while your kids are running circles around you threatening to knock the pot of spaghetti sauce off the stove... all of these things are worth having an organized pantry. Do as the castaways do.

3. If you know someone who can garden, make friends with her.

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Don't sneak up behind her when she's alone and knock her out. You won't get any tomatoes that way. Those that garden are best friends with the ground, and we should honor that relationship and their efforts, especially when we kill succulents which live in the desert and are never really supposed to die. Be a gardener's friend. Yes, for the free tomatoes, but more to see that things can grow, even if your personal efforts make it impossible. 

4. If you know someone who can fish, make friends with him.

Don't handcuff him to plane wreckage. Granted, if he tries to beat you up over a watch, I suppose he's asking for it. But you shouldn't have been making eyes at his wife either. But seriously don't be mean to the fisherman. You get food. And sushi. And a real hot Korean man who might smile at you if you're nice enough. THIS IS A NO BRAINER, PEOPLE.

5. Imaginary food isn't just for kids.

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photo credit lostpedia

Claire and Charlie's imaginary peanut butter is one of the sweetest, most memorable parts of the entire series. Put a Charlie spin on things that seem hard; imaginary peanut butter might just be enough.

6. Don't steal food from your boss.

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Some bosses might seem cool about it, but if you mindlessly eat chicken that costs your boss money, you'll eventually get yours. Unless you win the lottery and then buy the chicken place to stick it to him. But then the chicken place will get hit by a meteor and you're back to square one. Just don't eat your boss's chicken.

7. Always bring blankets to a picnic.

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Eating on the grass is fine enough, but ew. Even if you score a picnic table in the park, it's almost always covered in duck poop. Bring a blanket. It's extreme to say that if you don't your girlfriend will die, but we just don't know what the future holds. Safety first, you guys.

8. Don't settle for fish biscuits.

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photo credit lostpedia

Your situation now isn't what it will always be. If all you have right now is fish biscuits, by all means eat them. But don't lose hope and let them become your preferred meal.

9. Eat around a fire.

These guys look depressed. You know why? They don't have any food. (Or maybe because they've just been told that their lives were hijacked to fulfill a mysterious mission, but whatever.) If you have a fire pit at home, light a fire and take your bowl of soup outside. If you have a fireplace at home, light a fire and take your bowl of soup to the hearth. At the risk of sounding overly spiritual, fire and food are two of the most basic components of our existence, and when the two come together, it's impossible to not feel like you're part of something bigger. Eating around a fire is simply a beautiful thing, and we need to be reminded to do it more often. Just don't throw water on the mood by telling your people that they need to protect an eternal light source that keeps the world alive and that a smoke monster man is trying to kill them. It's a downer move, you guys.

10. Be generous.

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photo credit lostpedia

Remember when Hurley was put in charge of guarding and rationing the storehouse of food in Desmond's Dharma station? He got caught up in the "we should save it" mentality, and things got ugly. Then in a moment of rare assertiveness, Hurley chose to give all the food to everyone in one night. And it was one of the best nights they - and we - had on the show. The lesson here? Be generous. Stop saving your china and your wine and your good chocolate for special occasions that never come. Instead, be generous with your people and with yourself. Good chocolate on a random Tuesday will mean so much more than pressure-filled chocolate on a "special" day.

Every Episode of LOST Written as a Haiku

Season One

1.1 The Pilot, Part One
Oceanic down
Jack is de facto leader
Weird jungle noises

1.2 The Pilot, Part Two
First signs of Smokey
Charlie says, "Guys, where are we?"
Kate is a felon

1.3 Tabula Rasa
Kate killed her step-dad
The cool group keeps French secret
Walt looks for Vincent

1.4 Walkabout
Boars invade the beach
Jack wants to burn the bodies
Locke isn't crippled

1.5 White Rabbit
The water is gone
Jack keeps seeing his dead dad
No one likes Sawyer

1.6 House of the Rising Sun
Folks move to the caves
Jin is not a nice husband
Sun speaks English WHAT?

1.7 The Moth
Charlie wants his drugs
Rescues Jack from the cave-in
Guitar in the trees

1.8 Confidence Man
Shannon's asthma's bad
Sawyer trades meds for Kate's kiss
Sayid's Jack Bauer

1.9 Solitary
Hurley plays some golf
Walt takes a liking to Locke
The French chick is nuts

1.10 Raised By Another
Someone's after Claire
Ethan wasn't on the plane
Crazed Sayid returns

1.11 All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues
Locke can predict rain
Jack beats breath into Charlie
Hatch discovery

1.12 Whatever the Case May Be
Sayid eyes Shannon
Kate and Sawyer find a case
She plays with a plane

1.13 Hearts and Minds
Kate knows about Sun
Boone dreams Shannon is attacked
Hurley needs to poop

1.14 Special
Michael builds the raft
Charlie reads Claire's diary
Walt escapes the bear

1.15 Homecoming
Claire has amnesia
Locke and Boone are BFFs
Charlie kills Ethan

1.16 Outlaws
Sawyer hears whispers
Kate and Sawyer chase a boar
He killed the wrong guy

1.17 ...In Translation
Someone burns the raft
Everyone thinks Jin did it
Sun's secret is out

1.18 Numbers
Locke builds a cradle
Four eight fifteen sixteen stuff
Hurley thinks he's cursed

1.19 Deus Ex Machina
The island fights Locke
Boone falls from the yellow plane
Hyperopia

1.20 Do No Harm
Jack's blood can't save Boone
Kate delivers Claire's baby
Jin and Charlie watch

1.21 The Greater Good
Kate drugs Jack to sleep
Shannon wants revenge for Boone
Gun pointed at Locke

1.22 Born to Run
Kate wants Sawyer's spot
Who would poison the raft crew?
Walt says some weird stuff

1.23 Exodus, Part One
Pillar of black smoke
Dynamite quest to blow hatch
Sun and Jin make up

1.24 Exodus, Part Two
We've got Locke problems
Russo kidnaps Claire's baby
The Others steal Walt

Season Two

2.1 Man of Science, Man of Faith
Hello there, bruthah
A wet Walt shushes Shannon
Charlie's drug statue

2.2 Adrift
A shark wants Sawyer
Jack tries to save Kate. Again.
She eats some candy

2.3 Orientation
The computer breaks
Jack thinks the button is dumb
Others or Tailies?

2.4 Everybody Hates Hugo
Claire finds the bottle
Hurley gives out all the food
Jack sees Kate shower

2.5 ...And Found
Sun loses her ring
Mr. Eko is no joke
Jin follows Michael

2.6 Abandoned
Shannon sees wet Walt
Running through rainy jungle
Hello, Ana's gun

2.7 The Other 48 Days
The Tailies survive
Mr. Eko goes silent
Goodwin isn't good

2.8 Collision
Jack tends to Sawyer
Ana ties Sayid to a tree
She has some issues

2.9 What Kate Did
Jin has a hot bod
Kate kisses Jack then runs off
She sees a black horse

2.10 The 23rd Psalm
Black smoke meets Eko
Computer talks to Michael
Claire kicks Charlie out

2.11 The Hunting Party
Michael hunts for Walt
Bearded guy trades Kate for peace
'Sup, love triangle

2.12 Fire + Water
Hurley likes Libby
Charlie tries to take Aaron
Locke straight up decks him

2.13 The Long Con
Someone attacks Sun
Kate pegs Ana Lucia
Sawyer cons them all

2.14 One of Them
Hurley's hoarding food
Sayid Jarrah, Torturer
Hello, Henry Gale

2.15 Maternity Leave
The baby is sick
Russo takes Claire and Kate out
To the vaccine hatch

2.16 The Whole Truth
Sun is pregnant but
Jin's boys don't know how to swim
Henry gets creepy

2.17 Lockdown
Food drops from the sky
Jack beats Sawyer at poker
Henry saves John's leg

2.18 Dave
Bathrobe-wearing Dave
Henry's one of The Others
Libby is smitten

2.19 S.O.S
Bernard builds a sign
Jack tries to trade Henry back
Michael stumbles out

2.20 Two for the Road
Hurley dates Libby
The cool kids ready to fight
Michael's shooting spree

2.21 ?
The search for Henry
Locke's purpose becomes Eko's
Libby says "Michael"

2.22 Three Minutes 
Michael's list of names
A boat at the funeral
Walt aged, like, four years

2.23 Live Together, Die Alone, Part One
Folks on the list leave
Sayid, Sun, and Jin set sail
Jack knows it's a trap

2.24 Live Together, Die Alone, Part Two
Michael leaves with Walt
Locke doesn't push the button
Hooded on the dock

Season Three

3.1 A Tale of Two Cities
Jack's in a shark tank
Sawyer and Kate in cages
Juliet hates Ben

3.2 The Glass Ballerina
Sayid sets a trap
Sawyer tastes like fish biscuits
Sun shoots an Other

3.3 Further Instructions
Locke's in a sweat lodge
Hurley finds naked Desmond
He sees the future

3.4 Every Man for Himself
Kate tries to escape
Sawyer gets a pacemaker
There are two islands

3.5 The Cost of Living
Ben has a tumor
John Locke has his mojo back
Smokey kills Eko

3.6 I Do
Pickett hates Sawyer
Ben uses the triangle
So Jack will agree

3.7 Not in Portland
Kate and Sawyer jet
Juliet helps them escape
She wants to go home

3.8 Flashes Before Your Eyes
Desmond, the hero
"That guy sees the future, dude."
Charlie's gonna die

3.9 Stranger in a Strange Land
A lame episode
The Thai lady and tattoos
Juliet's on trial

3.10 Tricia Tanaka Is Dead
The camp is depressed
Hurley's chicken shop blows up
They find the blue van

3.11 Enter 77
Kate wants to save Jack
Search party finds eyepatch dude
Locke blows up the dish

3.12 Par Avion
Claire's bird rescue plan
Desmond keeps saving Charlie
Jack's dad is Claire's dad

3.13 The Man From Tallahassee
They find Camp Other
Jack and Juls are going home
Locke blows up the sub

3.14 Expose
Nikki and Paulo
The worst characters ever
We're all glad they're dead

3.15 Left Behind
Kate and Juliet
Gassed, handcuffed in the jungle
Locke's now an Other

3.16 One of Us
Claire's suddenly sick
Juliet knows what is wrong
She's working for Ben

3.17 Catch-22
The boys go "camping"
Desmond follows a vision
They find Naomi

3.18 D.O.C.
Sun wants some answers
Juliet gives ultrasound
The baby is Jin's

3.19 The Brig
To be an Other
Locke has to kill his father
Who's Sawyer's Sawyer

3.20 The Man Behind the Curtain
Ben's dad was a jerk
Shoots Locke in skeleton pile
Locke heard Jacob's voice

3.21 Greatest Hits
Others are coming
Jack wants to blow them to hell
Charlie's dive to death

3.22 Through the Looking Glass, Part One
Charlie gets captured
As do Jin, Bernard, and Sayid
Locke stabs Naomi

3.23 Through the Looking Glass, Part Two
It's not Penny's boat
Charlie dies, and Hurley saves
"We have to go baaaaack."

Season Four

4.1 The Beginning of the End
Hurley sees cabin
Future him sees dead people
Camp Jack and Camp Locke

4.2 Confirmed Dead
Locke looks for Jacob
Meet Dan, Miles, Charlotte, and Frank
Ben has a boat spy

4.3 The Economist
Kate moves to Camp Locke
Daniel's payload is way late
Sayid works for Ben

4.4 Eggtown
James wants to play house
Future Kate is Aaron's mom
Future Jack loves her

4.5 The Constant
Island time is weird
Desmond is stuck between worlds
Penny's love saves him

4.6 The Other Woman
Widmore is at war
Ben and John share a purpose
Jack kisses Julie

4.7 Ji Yeon
Julie rats out Sun
Michael is working for Ben
Jin forgives affair

4.8 Meet Kevin Johnson
Future Michael's sad
The island won't let him die
Russo and Karl die

4.9 The Shape of Things to Come
Ben lets Alex die
His closet is a portal
Manipulator

4.10 Something Nice Back Home
Jack needs surgery
He's engaged to future Kate
Claire leaves with Christian

4.11 Cabin Fever
Seamy wants a war
Locke hears from Christian and Claire
To move the island

4.12 There's No Place Like Home, Part One
Ben turns himself in
Freighter's loaded with C4
The future Six lie

4.13 There's No Place Like Home, Part Two
Jack and Locke face off
Who is Jeremy Bentham? 
James jumps from chopper

4.14 There's No Place Like Home, Part Three
The freighter blows up
Ben's frozen wheel moves island
Dead Locke is Bentham

Season Five

5.1 Because You Left
Time Travel Island
Whatever happened, happened
It's getting crazy

5.2 The Lie
Ben and Jack team up
Past Others' flaming arrows
Hurley is in jail

5.3 Jughead
Richard doesn't age
Widmore was past Other
Desmond's on a search

5.4 The Little Prince
Back to The Orchid
Ben threatens to take Aaron
Jin meets Past Danielle

5.5 This Place Is Death
Flashes kill Charlotte
Locke fixes the frozen wheel
Eloise Hawking

5.6 The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham
Widmore helps Locke's quest
To convince Six to return
Ben saves then kills him

5.7 316
Ben's bloody, Kate's sad
Hugo's guitar, Sayid's cuffed
They're all on Frank's plane

5.8 LaFleur
James and Juliet
1977
Uh oh, here comes Kate

5.9 Namaste
Let's all join Dharma
"Hostile" Sayid meets young Ben
Sawyer's in charge now

5.10 Whatever Happened, Happened
Jack won't fix young Ben
Hurley and Miles discuss time
Kate takes Ben to Rick

5.11 Dead Is Dead
Ben had a sad life
The monster passes judgment
Dead Locke is alive

5.12 Some Like It Hoth
Miles' dad is Doc Chang
Dharma is building the hatch
Farraday is back

5.13 The Variable
Dan's dad is Widmore
His mom is crazy and mean
He wants to change time

5.14 Follow the Leader
Jack looks for a bomb
James, Juls, and Kate are on sub
John Locke is trouble

5.15 The Incident, Part One
Jacob's a blonde dude
Who touched a lot of Losties
Kate, James, Juls stop Jack

5.16 The Incident, Part Two
"Locke" finds a loophole
Juls blows a bomb to reset time
Ben murders Jacob

Season Six

6.1 LAX, Part One
The bomb didn't work
There's a parallel timeline
Locke's the smoke monster

6.2 LAX, Part Two
They find the temple
A Japanese dude's in charge
He heals dead Sayid

6.3 What Kate Does
Kate chases Sawyer
A darkness grows in Sayid
Jin finds crazy Claire

6.4 The Substitute
Smokey's stuck in Locke
Jacob has picked candidates
Sawyer sides with Locke

6.5 Lighthouse
Jack and Hurley trek
to a lighthouse with mirrors
Jack's mad, bye mirrors

6.6 Sundown
Sayid's infected
Smokey Locke wrecks the temple
Claire's gonna kill Kate

6.7 Dr. Linus
Richard tries to die
Widmore shows up in a sub
Ben feels accepted

6.8 Recon
Claire tries to kill Kate
Sawyer's running double deals
Wants to steal the sub

6.9 Ab Aeterno
Richard's super old
The island holds back evil
Jacob saved Richard

6.10 The Package
Locke goes to get Jin
Sun's head wound takes her English
Desmond's the package

6.11 Happily Ever After
Sideways Des feels love
Sets out to find 815
Island Des gets fried

6.12 Everybody Loves Hugo
Michael warns Hurley
Whispers are those who are stuck
Des hits wheelchair Locke

6.13 The Last Recruit
Does Sayid kill Des?
Sawyer and friends hijack boat
But Jack must jump ship

6.14 The Candidate
I'm so sorry, guys
Jin and Sun die in this one
Nothing else to say

6.15 Across the Sea
The island's the source
Of the good heart in all men
Jacob's mom is nuts

6.16 What They Died For
Jack takes Jacob's job
Sideways Des is gathering
Locke wants island blown

6.17 The End, Part One
Desmond pulls the plug
The sideways Losties gather
Smokey's now mortal

6.18 The End, Part Two
The island was real
Sideways was to get ready
And they all move o

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The LOST Love Quad Cookie

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Everybody loves a good love triangle.
"Who will he/she choose?" is the question behind most of our favorite shows.

  • Gilmore Girls: Lorelai - Luke or Max/Jason/Chris? Rory - Dean or Jess?
  • The Office: Pam - Jim or Roy? Jim - Pam or Karen?
  • Friends: Rachel - Ross or Joey? Ross - Rachel or anyone else?
  • Felicity: Felicity - Ben or Noel?
  • Vampire Diaries: Elena - Damon or Stefan?
  • Dawson's Creek: Joey - Dawson or Pacey?
  • Grey's Anatomy: Derek - Meredith or Addison?
  • The Mindy Project: Mindy - Danny or Casey?
  • Scandal: Olivia - Fitz or Jake?
  • The Good Wife: Alicia - Peter or Will?
  • Nashville: Rayna - Deacon or whoever else she's with?
  • Friday Night Lights: Lyla - Tim or Jason?

But LOST wins because LOST has a love QUAD. Jack - Kate - Sawyer - Juliet. They've paired up all the ways, romantically and emotionally, and we've experienced varying degrees of cardiac episodes because of it. 

So let's turn their love into a cookie!

The LOST Love Quad Cookie:
Double Chocolate Walnut Oatmeal Cookies

They're handsomely rugged in appearance, like Jack and Sawyer (even Kate sometimes let's be real). You have both semisweet and white chocolate to represent the brunettes (Kate and Jack) and blondes (Juliet and Sawyer). And there are toasted walnuts because they all get a little tipsy toasted on occasion plus all of them are a little nuts. The flavor is comforting, the texture unsuspecting, and the overall experience surprising, just like the arc of their relationships. Think back to episodes that lacked quad tension; they also lacked emotional weight, didn't they? We needed those relationship anchors, just like our lives need cookie anchors. And these? The tastiest anchors ohmyword.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 10 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 10 oz white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla

HOW TO MAKE THEM

  1. Toast the walnuts. You don't have to do this. Untoasted will still be delicious. They're just more delicious toasted. Put the walnuts in a skillet over medium heat and give the pan every few seconds until you start to smell the nuts. It'll take just a couple of minutes, and the minute you walk away, your nuts will burn. It's science.
  2. Sift the dry ingredients. Yep, sift. I've already told you why. Flour turds are evil. Measure and sift the flour, baking soda, and salt on to a piece of wax/parchment/papertowel paper or in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Measure the mix-ins. Put the walnuts, oats, and chocolate chips in a separate bowl. While cookie dough isn't as time sensitive as cake batter, I always think it's best to have your ingredients ready to go to make sure the texture is primo.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar. On medium speed, mix the butter and sugars for 2-3 minutes until nice and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the mixer.
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla. Add the eggs one at a time for 30-60 seconds each, making sure it all gets incorporated. Then add the vanilla. Scrape the sides again.
  6. Add the dry ingredients. The flour is mixed in until you just stop seeing flour streaks.
  7. Add the mix-ins. Add the oats/chocolate/nuts mixture about a cup at a time to make sure it's incorporated evenly. 
  8. Chill. Pop this in the fridge for 2-72 hours. True story. Aging cookie dough is always a good idea, but the two hours helps the dough firm up and set better in the oven. 
  9. Bake. Scoop out 1-2 tbsp of dough (depending on how big/thick you like your cookies) and place on a cookie sheet a good two inches apart. Bake at 375 for 10-13 minutes. Maybe nine. Maybe 15. Every oven is different, so don't go by time. Here's when they're done: the edges are brown and set and the top is juuuuuust barely not raw anymore. 
  10. Cool. Cool on the pan for a few minutes and then remove to a wire rack to cool completely. And if you've never used my parchment paper trick, you should.

I quad-love you, Love Quad Cookies.