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WW and Trying New Things: Breakfast Cookies

Since joining WW I've tried to go out of my comfort zone a little, forcing myself to try new things. One of those was trying new recipes. I have to say, this recipe from WW was really easy to make, was super fast in the oven, and tasted great. And as someone who hates eating breakfast, this was a fast and easy way to get some nutrients into my body early in the day (it paired really well with my coffee!). Bonus: it was gluten and dairy-free AND my kids loved it (probably because of the chocolate chips). Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies 2-3 Personal Points per serving  Serves: 16 Serving size: 1 cookie Ingredients Banana(s):   3 small, ripe Uncooked old fashioned oats: 1.5 cups Powdered peanut butter: 1⁄3 cup Table salt: 1⁄4 tsp   Mini semisweet chocolate chips: 1⁄3 cup Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Stir in oats, peanut butter powder, and salt, if desired.  Fold i

#CurrentlyJenBookClub: Jessica Simpson Open Book Review

I have been a Jessica Simpson fan since her first single I Wanna Love You Forever. And to say I was fangirling during her short season of Newlyweds, well, that's an understatement. Last month I read her new biography,  Open Book   and OMG it was so good. There were so many things I never knew about her life, like her claim to fame or details of her marriage to Nick Lachey. Here are my overall thoughts and impressions of what I learned about Ms. Jessica. Overall impression of the book Before I read  Open Book , I read lots of articles and reviews - mostly on gossip sites like  US Magazine  and  People.com . Everything I read was positive, but one review from the  LA Times  made me feel like I couldn't live another day without reading this book. You can read that review  here. But back to my overall impression of the book: it was raw, it was honest, and she is, surprisingly, a beautifully eloquent writer. Just the first few pages alone, describing her fear of s