Perfectly Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Finding the right chocolate chip cookie recipe is kind of like dating. Once you fall in love you stop looking. You either have one you LOVE and stick to it or you just keep trying new ones. I used to be a dater. I tried everything, even the one on the back of the chocolate chip bag. I know. Sad. Fortunately for me I never met a chocolate chip cookie I didn’t like.

Well folks, that was before.

Then one glorious day I found this recipe from Roland Mesnier, former White House pastry chef. It was love at first bite and I never strayed again.
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Back to School Apple Hand Pies

Back to School Apple Hand Pies My 5 year old son had his first full week of kindergarten! I watched my baby looking so grown up and so little at the same time, bravely walk into his new classroom wearing an oversized backpack and not knowing anyone. By Friday, I saw him walk into the same classroom but this time wearing a big smile and chatting with a new friend. I think those images will be forever burned into my brain. Needless to say, I am incredibly proud of him and wanted to do something ridiculously sweet for him to celebrate his first true “weekend”. (I had to explain to him what “weekend” meant.)

So we had ourselves an apple pie party on Friday night, complete with 5 different filling variations! Continue reading