Monday, May 31, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Trust Me.

These are the absolute best chocolate chip cookies you've every had in your life. Really.

1 1/4 cups real butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 1/4 c. brown sugar packed
4 eggs
2 Tbsp. vanilla
6 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 bag semi sweet small chocolate chips
1/2 bag bitter sweet small chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and vanilla, mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add to sugar mixture. Add chocolate chips. Scoop with small ice cream scoop. Bake at 325 for 8-9 minutes; for convection bake at 300 for 10 minutes. Do not over bake! You might think they look gooey, good, they're supposed to. Let them sit on the pan for five minute before placing on the cooling rack. Play around with chips if you'd like.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

My talented sister...

My sister Tiffany is so talented. Last year for Christmas she was looking to make these thrifty personal gifts for family and she came up with great ideas. People liked them so much, that she began teaching classes about how to make them.

When she first moved to California she was interested in baking and she developed some of the most delicious recipes for cakes (namely, the best carrot cake you've ever imagined in your life).
She wanted some furniture from Pottery Barn, but didn't feel inclined to pay for it....so she made it. Yes, she build furniture from wood using a saw and nails.


And when we went home for Christmas break last December she took these fabulous pictures of my sweet little family, and then edited them with photoshop. Personally, I think being able to use that program is an accomplishment a lady can rest her hat on.

Thanks Tiff... you're the best, at lots of things!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

love this.

Even though the guy looks kinda creepy in this video- and maybe even in real life...who knows?