Pinterest Find... Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 posts in less than 24 hours.  I know, right?  A month of absence and now an overload of information.

For those who really know me, you know that I don't make cookies.  It has nothing to do with not liking cookies (I love a good cookie), but I've been cursed with the inability to make a simple cookie.  Sugar cookies are one exception, I should mention.  I've tried multiple recipes and different techniques.  Chill the dough before baking or make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature.  Use a cookie scoop or even just using a teaspoon.  They never work!  For me, anyway.

But clearly, thousands of people still successfully make the Nestle Toll House cookies, otherwise, their recipe wouldn't still be printed on the chocolate chips package.  This shouldn't be so difficult, right?

Well, on occasion (eh-hem, rarely) I will get the urge to try just one more time.  I'd gather all the ingredients together, muster up some confidence and my husband would politely ask me not to waste another bag of chocolate chips.  Supportive, is he not?

Over the weekend, Chris (the sicko) asked me to call my BFF and offer to fly her to Utah to bake him some chocolate chip cookies.  It was all the poor guy wanted, and let's be honest... Ms. Sadie does make really a really good cookie, but please... that's way more expensive than wasting a bag of chocolate chips.  Surely, Pinterest had a cookie baking secret I could find that would save me the $400 plane ticket.

No offense Sadie...

Hallelujah!  Once again, Pinterest did not fail me.  I found the baking secret (cornstarch... random, right?) and baked a perfect batch of cookies that were not only yummy to me, but got the stamp of approval from Chris.

Photo Courtesy of Kelsey's Apple A Day

They were moist, fluffy, soft and chewy without being too cakey.  Who knew that cornstarch in a cookie was all I was lacking?  So, if you are were like me and had trouble with cookies, there is no need to waste another bag of chocolate chips or fly in a BFF from California (or anywhere else).  Just bake up a batch of Kelsey's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies.  You can find the recipe HERE.

Something to note... she says her recipe bakes 3 dozen, but I only ended up with 2.  I guess I wanted more than just an inch diameter cookie.


October Review

It's been a month since my last post.  Shocking, I know.  I don't remember the last time I've gone this long without posting something.  Each time I logged on to the computer with a photo to post, I felt completly un-inspired. I wondered if it had something to do with the fact that I was bored with my blog design.  And I was right.  That's all it took.

Hope ya'll like the new look.  My husband thinks it's "plain" which to me, means boring.  I think it's more clean and modern. But really, whatever.  I'm back!  Now it's time to play catch up...

My birthday gift came a little early this year... an iPhone 5.  And yes, that's a personalized case with my name on it.  'Cause I like to roll with the cool kids, that's why.  And since I get lots of inquiries as to where I found such a super cute, custom iphone case, I'll just tell you now - www.Zazzle.com. You're welcome.

All the following photos were taken with my spiffy new phone...

Another soccer season is over (phew) and our team once again had a winning season.  Go Strikers!

To celebrate (and per Brielle's request) we took the team to Angie's to "Clean the Kitchen Sink" aka... eat a kitchen sink full of ice cream.  Yes, they finished it.

Fall Break took us to SLC where we found witches all over Gardner Village.  One witch in particular forgot to shut the bathroom door.

Glitter Eyes with Spider Webs.  Super Cute... but ridiculously hard to scrub off.  Brielle thought I was trying to take her whole eyelid off her face.  But I wasn't.

Finally, we ended the month with an RSL game.  It was by far, THE most boring game of the season, which I'm sure Chris was glad he missed. Wait... he's glad he missed the game but not glad that he was sick to have to miss the game.  Make sense?  Poor guy was home with bronchial pnemonia (eek).

The only thing we wanted more than hot chocolate (brrrrr, it was chilly) was a goal.  It was Vancouver for crying out loud!  Have I mentioned how much I don't love tie games?  But, the MLS playoffs start in just 4 days and our team secured themselves the second seed!  Whoot Whoot!  My expectations are high, being that I've invested in 2013 season tickets.

Unfortunatly, we'll have to miss the first few playoff games, as my work is sending me to Orlando for a conference.  I'm taking Chris and Brielle.  It's tough work, but someone has to go.