Is there anything better than a perfect chocolate chip cookie? I know there are plenty of extravagent desserts made with the most spectacular ingredients, but who doesn't like chocolate chip cookies? It's a universal dessert that pleases just about every taste bud out there. And what makes a perfect chocolate chip cookie? Crumbly and thin? No thanks. Lacking flavor or texture? Gross. Chewy, thick, melt-in-your mouth delicious? Yes, please! These cookies fit that description to a T.
I don't know about where y'all live, but it has been so hot and humid around D.C. lately. On days with temperatures above 90 degrees and air thick as water, I hardly want to eat, much less turn on the oven. My slow cooker and making salads or cold meals are a life saver on scorching spring and summer days.
You know those days when your brain is telling you to eat fresh, wholesome foods, but your taste buds and stomach are telling you buy a roll of cookie dough, take a spoon to it, and call it dinner? Yeah, I have those days a lot. I'm going to blame my genetics since I come from a family of sweet eaters. Give us a choice between salty or sweet and we'll choose sweet just about every time.
I've been having some serious Mexican food cravings lately. There is something about summertime that makes me want fresh guacamole, crispy tortilla chips, an extra large margarita, and one of my many favorite Mexican entrees. Mexican food just seems like it was made to be eaten outside, with abundant sunshine, and warm temperatures.
Is there anything better than ice cream on a hot day? Ok, well maybe a pool, cocktail, and a few attractive males holding fans and filling your cocktail every time it is half full would be better. But a close second is skinny ice cream. Yes, it is possible to make at home in a matter of minutes and without an ice cream maker. Your taste buds and scale will thank you for this recipe!
Do you have a favorite muffin recipe? Blueberry, bran, honey wheat, chocolate chip, cinnamon swirl...the list goes on. I used to think I was a blueberry muffin girl through and through, but I'm slowly beginning to realize that my favorite muffin changes about as often as the weeks change. Right now my favorite are definitely these Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.