Sunday, September 29, 2019

Chocolate chip caramel cookies



I love chocolate chip cookies but most of the time they turn out pretty bad so when you find a good recipe it’s super special. I found this recipe on Pinterest. The photo and the fact that it had caramel in it sold me. I wasn’t sure I was gonna like the but I was willing to try. Everyone I make these for just absolutely love them and can’t just eat one. It makes a lot of cookies so I scoop them into balls and store in fridge so we can have fresh baked cookies every day until they run out. Check out original recipe here. I adapted very little. 

When I was a kid my sister and I made chocolate chip cookies just so we could eat the dough. Now I eat a few bites because that kid in me still loves it but my stomach says no. It’s funny how you change over time. 



Ingredients 

3 cups of flour
1tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1cup unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups brown sugar 
1/4 cup white sugar 
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract 
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips 
1 cup caramel bits

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside 

In stand mixer beat sugars and butter until light and creamy. Then add eggs and vanilla. Scrape sides and mix again. 

Mix on low and add flour slowly. Once combined add chips and caramel. 

Scoop with small ice cream scoop 1 1/2 tablespoons. Bake for 11-13 minutes. 

Try them and let me know what you think. 

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Whipped Ricotta and Bruschetta



My sister and I love to go shopping at the Nordstrom sale and then after a few hours of trying on clothes we need a break for drinks and lunch at the Macaroni Grill. I’ve been doing that tradition for many years. I’ve had some not so good experiences at that restaurant but mostly great. We always have to order the whipped ricotta bruschetta. I love it so much that I needed to recreate it. It’s a very simple recipe with few ingredients so it’s very important to use good quality ingredients. 

Ingredients

4 ounces whole milk ricotta
1 ounce sour cream 
2 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley 
2 tomatoes seeded
1 garlic cloves chopped 
2 tablespoon olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1 baguette sliced

Directions

Mix together ricotta, sour cream, 1tsp basil, parsley, 1 tsp olive oil, and salt and pepper. 

Dice seeded tomatoes. Place in a bowl and add garlic, julienned basil 1 tablespoon olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. 

Slice baguette or any of your favorite bread. Paint olive oil on both sides of bread. Grill until brown and slightly crisp. Smear cheese spread on bread and top with tomatoes. 

Let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it as much as me and my friends.