Favorite Episodes: Saturday Suppers: Chocolate Chip Cookies Times Three

For the rest of January, I am diving into stats and editorial calendar. I will be posting little or no original content. Instead I am reblogging some of my most popular posts from 2015 and developing a Favorite Episodes Season Three page in the process.

from the sticks to the bricks and back again

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In my house, baking chocolate chip cookies usually means making three batches of cookies, sometimes four.  Each of the three nieces whom I see most often like different types of chocolate cookies and my other half prefers oatmeal raisin.  Seldom does baking chocolate chip cookies mean baking just one batch.  Baking this simplest of American cookies invented at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts by Ruth Wakefield can turn into an all day affair for me.

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In Search of a Niles

NaBloPoMo_2015

This was written in response to BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo writing prompt: If you had a personal assistant who would do your most dreaded tasks, which items from your to-do list would you assign out?


 

Immediately, I conjure up images of television “personal assistants”; Niles, Tony, Mr. French. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a butler to help me through the day?  What would my personal assistant do? That’s easy everything I don’t want to do or can’t do. Continue reading

Saturday Suppers: Chocolate Chip Cookies Times Three

PicMonkey Collage

In my house, baking chocolate chip cookies usually means making three batches of cookies, sometimes four.  Each of the three nieces whom I see most often like different types of chocolate cookies and my other half prefers oatmeal raisin.  Seldom does baking chocolate chip cookies mean baking just one batch.  Baking this simplest of American cookies invented at the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts by Ruth Wakefield can turn into an all day affair for me.

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