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Chocolate Chip Cookies


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-2 cups flour – sifted

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-1/2 tsp salt

-1 cup brown sugar

-1/2 cup white sugar

-1 1/2 sticks butter – softened

-1 tbsp vanilla extract

-1 egg

-1 egg yolk

-1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels


1          Preheat oven to 350. Mix together the sifted flour, baking soda and salt, set aside.

2          In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, mix the sugar and butter until blended well.  Add in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract.

3          Once the above is all smooth, add in the dry ingredients and then the morsels.

4          Using a cookie scoop, or a regular spoon, place a scoopful of dough a couple of inches apart on a cookie sheet.  I like to use a silpat on my cookie sheets as I feel they help keep the edges a little crispy and the center of the cookie a bit more doughy.  This recipe yields 2 dozen cookies).  Bake for 9-11 mins and you will have THE BEST chocolate chip cookies you’ve ever had.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies



-1 3/4 cup sifted flour

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/2 tsp baking soda

-3/4 cup brown sugar

-1/4 cup white sugar

-6 tbsp shortening

-6 tbsp butter (softened)

-1 egg

-1 egg yolk

-1 tbsp vanilla extract

-1/2 tsp cinnamon

-1 1/2 cup quick oats

-1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1          Preheat oven to 350.  Combine flour, salt and baking soda.  Set aside.

2          Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine sugar, shortening and butter until smooth.

3          Add in egg, yolk, vanilla extract, cinnamon and quick oats.  Slowly add in the dry ingredients and once it is completely combined, using a rubber or wooden spatula, stir in the chocolate chips.

4          Spoon out dough onto parchment lined (or onto a silpat) and place on middle rack.  Bake for 8-10 mins.  (this yields about 24 cookies).





-4 cups water

-1 cup crushed Ice

-1/2+ cup sugar

-1 cup lemon juice

-1 cup tequila

-Juice of 2 limes

-Blend it all together


Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie


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-1 frozen banana

-1/2 cup almond milk

-5 ice cubes

-1-2 tbsp goji powder

-2 tbsp PB2 (I use the one with chocolate in it… bomb)

-1 tbsp water

-1 tbsp cacao nibs (for topping)