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My Family’s World Famous Cookie Recipe

It’s National Cookie Day! Which means it is finally time for me to share my family’s heavily guarded and world famous chocolate chip cookie recipe. It’s been passed down several generations and truly is incomparable.

Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Recipe

Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Recipe

My Family’s World Famous Cookie Recipe

    2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 cup butter, softened
    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup packed brown sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 large eggs
    2 cups semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
  • Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • My great(x4) grandmother, Nesleé, from France originally developed this recipe. Her family name was Toulousé.


    Okay you caught me. This is obviously the classic recipe for Original Nestle® Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies.

    But you can’t blame me for ripping it off. It’s delish! Hope you have a delightful National Cookie Day.

    Oh! And Pro Tip: do not look at the nutrition facts. A serving size is apparently one cookie. Who eats one cookie?? We’ll worry about that on National Sit-Up Day. Or never. Whatever.

    Nestle Tollhouse Cookie Recipe

    National Tequila Day



    It’s Monday. This means, if you’re anything like me, you’re open to suggestions on ways to brighten your day.

    Well let me also tell you that today is National Tequila Day.

    You hereby have my permission to get a margarita at lunch or make yourself a little tequila + soda after work.

    I’m still working my way through a stockpile of tequila from my friends at Casa Noble so that’ll be my first stop when I get home tonight.

    Salud, mis amigos!




    Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide: Cheers

    Teeling Whiskey 1

    If you’re buying a last minute gift for a guy with even an inkling of class and taste, then these will do the trick 99% of the time:

    A silicon ice mold for perfectly spherical ice cubes
    A classy set of tumblers
    And of course some Teeling Whiskey. Yum!


    Just the Taste


    If you’re like me, sometimes it’s hard to commit.

    When I go to Chipotle I always get the “medium hot” tomatillo. Not spicy. Not mild.

    I wear a medium in almost every type of clothing.

    I get a grande at Starbucks. Tall doesn’t cut it and venti is overboard.

    Goldilocks is my spirit animal.

    Ok just kidding about that last one. Everyone knows that Beyonce is my spirit animal forever and always.

    But my point is that I’m not attracted to extremes. I like to taste test and go middle-of-the-road and not overindulge.

    Enter Flaviar. The idea is an awesome one. They send you a selection of spirits in a tasting pack (with good-sized samples) so you can give them all a test run. What a neato idea for a gift (birthday, housewarming, bachelor, etc.) – or even for yourself. I tried out a whiskey flight which was delightful.

    So go with your inner Goldilocks and try some taste testing :)





    Pour Me


    This past weekend I was up in Paso Robles (about 3 hours north of LA) once again for some wine tasting. I think it’s now fair to say that one of my official hobbies is definitely wine tasting. Day drinking is a hobby, right?

    Luckily my friends at Cork Pops hooked me up with this VinoIce wine chiller so that upon returning home with my bountiful collection of vino, I’d be ready to pour!

    This little guy is perfect to put a chill on a red or else keep a nice white or rosé (heeeyyyy) cool.

    The core of the silver probey looking part that goes into the bottle chills down super quickly when you stick it in the freezer (or a bucket of ice) and the gravity pour lid opens automatically as you tilt to pour … in other words, it’s sweet – and enables your very classy hobby of day drinking. I mean… wine tasting.

    Now the question is which bottle do I open first…





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