Thursday, November 10, 2011

Adventures in Baking

I like to talk about a number of topics on my blog, one of which is food. Whether I'm sharing the story of meeting my favourite chefs, or divulging where to find the most delicious pasta in Toronto, or indulging in gourmet foodie heaven at a TweetUp, I like to talk about food every once in a while.

And why not? It fuels us, sure, but there's something about the joy of food - the preparation, the look, the smell and of course, the taste, that makes us all enjoy at least one of those elements. It can be a conversation starter, something that brings friends and family together, and an adventure to go on all without leaving your kitchen.

I'm a big fan of the website Pinterest - basically an online bulletin board where you can "pin" things that you like. For some reason, I got the baking itch tonight, and I needed to bake - not wanted to, needed to.

I didn't want to make the trek outside in the cold, so I looked up an easy recipe on Pinterest for simple chocolate chip cookies. I came across this one, the "Best-Ever Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies", on Kelsey's "Apple A Day" blog. Well, if a cookie is called the "Best-Ever"...then I have to find out for myself.

In a relatively short amount of time, my cookies were



and baked!

And what goes best with fresh-out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies? A nice tall glass of deliciously cold milk. Perfect for a chilly autumn night! Do you have any easy recipes that you love?

*Be sure to check out Kelsey's blog for more great recipes! There are some delicious looking dinners there!