Thursday, May 13, 2010

Chocolate Chip Cookies: Yum!

I've become quite the recipe website and foodblog junkie. Being a member of Tasty Kitchen does not help matters as it just manages to expose me to more cooking blogs. Recently the writer of the blog LaFuji Mama friended me on Tasty Kitchen and I have come to really enjoy her blog.

LaFuji Mama posted a chocolate chip cookie recipe that was supposed to be better than the recipe on the Toll House food bag. The trick to this new recipe was to essentially follow the same recipe on the bag but half the butter and don't add nuts. LaFuji Mama baked both recipes and said that yes this cookie was better than the original.

At my house we love cookies. If I could I would eat cookies all day. My mother and sister's favorite cookie just happens to be chocolate chip so I decided that I would try this recipe when I made these cookies the other day. However instead of ommiting the nuts I only halved the butter. I made a double batch but only added one bag of chocolate chips and some nuts.

The Verdict:
These cookies were delicious. I have to agree with LaFuji Mama and the original poster of this trick to the Toll House recipe Chris Garboski. These cookies were not oily and were chewier than the original. They were a hit in my family. :)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Remains of the Day

Well I'm home from college having just finished my spring semester and since I had nothing better to do I decided to watch The Remains of the Day. The movie was good but very depressing.
*Spoiler Alert*
The movie stars Emma Thompson and Anthony Hopkins. These are both excellent actors and did an excellent job in the movie. The problem I had with the movie was that both characters were in love with each other but both failed to act on their feelings and never ended up together. What made the movie good is that the characters were so real. The movie had no real action but I personally found it interesting. I don't think I will ever watch this movie again but I have to say that it was good even though the ending was so sad.
Has anyone else seen this movie and have anything to add?