Lately, I have found I am reading more... well heck! I call them Food Blogs..these people are far more than just good cooks, they are intelligent, knowledgeable, and interesting at many levels beyond feeding family and friends! I never fail to learn something new everyday, by reading your well-written posts...
The way we all can learn new and interesting stuff, is by sharing the information we collectively have gathered, with each other. Big world out there, most of us will never meet in person! I have learned by reading Paul Kirk, an award-winning cook and author on BB-Q, but I have also learned things about this subject from Chris, who comments on my blog, and worships something called a Green Egg...(just kiddin', bud!) Doggy Bloggie... I have learned many innovative cooking techniques from him, and facts about foods I have heard of, but never prepared! I don't know if my friend and ally in cooking is obsessed, or possessed, as he is passionate about food, and it's preparation! G-man can cook like a guy with the best of them! Heff just did a outdoor cooked Pork Nuclear Weapon- go see it! Ladies, you are next! Darn good cooks I respect; Marjie, Marmie, Donna, and her more reserved(wouldn't take much, Donna!)sister Denise, Katherine, Tavolini, Pinknest, Over40, My adopted blogniece Snow Elf has gotten the cooking bug, ChefE, and our very own favorite vegan (soon to be published!), Urban Vegan, and really too many to name- but you know who you are, and don't feel slighted if you didn't see your name! Stay with me, all of this rambling is leading to a point!
A Cookie Mini-Meme!
1. What is your hands down favorite cookie? Elaborate, or share the recipe, if you wish..
2. What cookie do you dislike the most? Comments about overcooked, undercooked, burned, or raw, are permissible... I'll go first, to inspire the newbies to my blog..
1. Favorite? Toll House Chocolate Chip... When done right, they are simple and, arguably, the most popular cookie in America... with a hint of cinnamon in the batter- Heaven!
2. Any cookie that uses those damn butterscotch flavored chips! Overly sweet, with the most artificial flavor you can imagine- they suck! My preferred substitute is Heath bar bits- chewy, good flavor, and a nice texture in a cookie...My wife eats raw cookie dough- how many of you do this too? Blucka! Burned cookies should never go anywhere but from the oven to the trash bin...
Have fun with this today! I plan to learn something about cookies or you, or both, so get busy!
We are headed up to our place in the woods, hit a casino or two, and watch a couple of movies we rented... see you all when I get back!
P.S-I am attempting to make a zucchini/eggplant/pasta casserole tonight... using the liquids from the veggies and tomatoes to soften and cook the pasta.. New techniques are how we learn, too!