Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies

We spent the last week turning our kitchen into the cookie factory for Christmas. I decided to bake everyone cookies this year for 3 reasons: Because I wanted to bake cookies for everyone last year, but I didn’t because we were in the process of moving the day before Christmas Eve and nothing was even a little unpacked. Because I got a new stove (with a convection oven!) and I wanted to test it’s power! Because I didn’t want to buy anyone gifts. So cue baking massive amounts of Christmas cookies. And these cookies in particular have been calling my name basically since I discovered Pinterest and food blogs. So the stars of Christmas cookie baking and giant (cheap!) jars of Nutella at Costco aligned and I made them! And now that I have made them, it’s your turn to make them, too! It’s the perfect time! Right before New Year’s and any resolutions to eat healthier, or – god forbid – cut down on your cookie intake. Maybe stick to eating cookies. That way I don’t feel so bad, right? Right. I must thank Add A Pinch for this recipe! I did change up the method a bit, but the glorious ingredient combination is all thanks to her! I also want to add that it is my New Year’s Resolution to post original recipes regularly, to go back to doing Pinterest Recipe Fridays, to maybe add some other features, and to bring my blog back from the dead. So, any help that you would like to give me in the form of re-pinning, sharing, or even commenting on here will be appreciated...
Review: Seven Spoons

Review: Seven Spoons

I’ve always been into cookbooks from bloggers, or people I have some sort of connection to (celebrity chefs who I like to watch being another example) more than cookbooks from just any random person. I hesitate to admit, though, that I didn’t even know this was a blogger cookbook until it came in the mail! So as you can imagine, I was pleasantly surprised. I’m super pleased to finally be able to get this review done (and also make this my debut back into blogging), as this book has been on my dining room counter for more than a few months now begging me to finish reading it – and maybe, JUST MAYBE make something from it’s beautiful pages. Not to mention it has sustained a few feline-caused scratches on it’s cover from my fe-LIONS using it (and everything else on my counter) as a launching pad. First Impressions I’ll be brutally honest, I hate figs. Always, all the time, hate figs. Not that this is any fault of the book or it’s author – and the cover art IS beautiful. But I’ve never been of the opinion that figs were pretty or photographed well, despite that they are so pervasive in the current cookbook scene. The book is well-written, and even though not heavy on the photography side, has very beautiful pictures where they exist. I think the author does do a nice job of balancing a personal “blogger-style” voice with the more professional style of writing. There are no purposeful grammar mistakes here, folks. And in other news, I am so pleased that there is a table...