Chocolate chips cookies and a tip if you don’t have eggs

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“Good food makes everything better”
A quote from my brilliant son. It is so true! Tonight the bf is sick so I made a delicious dinner and finished it up with these bad boys here shown in the picture. Chocolate makes everything better in my world plus it’s national chocolate day so I figured, sure why not? Plus I still had a bag of chocolate chips in the cabinet.

I had just creamed the butter and sugars to perfection in the stand mixture when it occurred to me… I have no eggs! The recipe called for 2 eggs! What’s a girl to do? So, being the skilled problem solver that I am, I took from my experience with vegan baking and poured some apple cider vinegar into about a half a cup of milk. I let it sit for about 5 minutes and then beat it into the butter and cream mixture. I followed the recipe as usual after that.

To my relief the cookies came out amazing! I much prefer them without the eggs now.They are not as cakey and still slightly chewy in the middle. They also are a little thinner and I like them like that. This recipe could have easily been made vegan if I had Earth Balance available instead of regular butter.

So there you have it. Don’t be afraid to be daring and take risks in the kitchen. You might discover a new trick or shortcut for something you have made million times before.

If you want the exact recipe for these chocolate chip cookies, just let me know!

December 28 – National Chocolate Day

YES!!!

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National Chocolate Day

Five Food Finds about Chocolate

  • The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”.
  • The biggest bar of chocolate ever made was created in 2000 and weighed 5,000 pounds.  Turin is the city in Italy that can be proud of this accomplishment.
  • While the US produces the most chocolate and consume the most pounds every year, the Swiss consume the most per capita,  followed closely by the English.
  • Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40% of the world’s almonds and 20% of the world’s peanuts.
  • Every Russian and American space voyage has included chocolate bars.

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Today’s Food History

1763 John Molson was born. Founder of Molson Brewery, Montreal, Canada.

1869 William Finley Semple patented the first chewing gum, although he never commercially manufactured any gum.

1886 Josephine Garis Cochran patented the first commercially successful dish washing machine. It became a huge hit at the 1893…

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Another post-run snack that hits the spot: Chocolate Soy Milk

Image It’s low in fat, it has some carbs, some protein, even a gram of fiber, and  – hello – it has chocolate! This Trader Joe’s version is even fortified with vitamins. It’s perfect to replenish what was lost during a run. I’m going to try and double up my miles this week and am probably going to need something a little more than chocolate soy milk. Any suggestions?