Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bar

One of my favorite emails to get is an email from one of my readers sharing a recipe with me.  I love it (hint, hint!) A few weeks ago I received just such an email from Jenny and it contains today’s recipe for Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars.    Jenny said, “I have found an amazing chocolate chip cookie recipe since moving to Sammamish. It is usually the first to be eaten up at any event. Trick is to under bake.” You know what a chocolate chip cookie fan and there was no way [Continue Reading…]

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies

GLuten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Our gluten free journey continues.  Jim has been gluten free for a month now and is doing great.  Even though there are lots of gluten treats available out there I have not purchased too many because part of this gluten free journey for Jim has been to lose some weight.  I worried if I bought the gluten free cookies and other treats that would slow down the weight loss.  He has been so good about not having too many treats.  But once in a while a guy just needs a [Continue Reading…]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bark

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We are taking a momentary pause from all my trip posts because this really is a food blog not a travel blog! But I still have a few more travel posts to share later this week.  But first some food…. Remember that yummy Toffee Brownie Bark I shared a while ago?  Well, if you don’t remember it you should definitely check it out.  It’s pretty amazing.  Ever since I  made it I have been thinking about it – do you ever think about food.  I do, way too much!  Good [Continue Reading…]

Triple Chocolate Chip Malt Cookies with Sea Salt

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It’s been a bit chilly around the Northwest lately.  Nothing like those single digits my kid’s are experiencing in Utah though.  But any time the cold weather comes it totally puts me in a chocolate chip cookie mood.  Actually warm weather puts in the chocolate chip cookie mood too – any weather can do it! I love changing up my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe a bit – adding different mix ins etc.  Today’s recipe is packed with lots of amazing flavors!  Triple Chocolate Chip Malt Cookies with Sea Salt [Continue Reading…]

The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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So we have a bit of a theme going this week on the blog. Monday we had peanut butter pancakes. Tuesday we had chocolate chip cookie dip. So take the best part of those two recipes – the peanut butter and the chocolate chips and you have today’s recipe! The Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies. We  had an event at our home this weekend that I needed to make some treats for and I was craving peanut butter cookies.  I went to my blog to get the recipe and [Continue Reading…]

Caramel, Pretzel, Chocolate Chip Cookies

Salted Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think my collection of  “To Try” recipes has tripled since I got onto Pinterest!  One recipe that caught my eye a few days ago was for a Salted Caramel, Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie from the Diary of Daves Wife.  What’s not to love!? Caramel, chocolate, salt and the crunch of a pretzel.  Sounded good to me so I thought I’d give it a try.  I decided to use the chocolate chip recipe I have had for years as a base. The original recipe uses butter flavored Crisco.  I am [Continue Reading…]

Toffee and Chocolate Chip Cookies


Just a heads up.  My daughter, Totally Tessa, is celebrating her 100th post with a fun giveaway!  It’s really cute and I made it so you might want to check it out.  Besides the fact that she is pretty darn cute and has an amazing sense of style!! Last week as we were cleaning up from dinner my daughter, Totally Tessa, casually mentioned that her Young Women’s group from church were coming over that night (like in 30 minutes) for their weekly activity night.  I went into a little bit [Continue Reading…]

Chewy Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

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One of my favorite jobs as a mom is making chocolate chip cookies.  I feel like a good mom when I make chocolate chip cookies. Don’t we all need to feel like good moms now and then, especially when we have teenagers? Maybe it comes from watching too much  June Cleaver in Leave it to Beaver as a child but having a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies waiting for my kids when they come home for school makes me happy – and it makes them happy too! Homework is [Continue Reading…]

Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies


This morning I was in the pediatrician’s office with my two girls.  No one is sick – just some updates on their immunizations.  While we were waiting for the nurse we had a good time reading the poster that was on the wall entitled “Things I Know…” We got a kick out of the “I know you can’t hide broccoli in a glass of milk” and “I know if you spread your peas around the plate it looks like you ate more.” But the one that caught my attention was “I [Continue Reading…]