Sunday, November 21, 2010

How To Make A Cookie

So I've been thinking. I take a cooking class and I've taken in a lot from it so why not share the knowledge? So for today I've prepared the quick and easy way to making some delicious homemade cookies.
First come the ingredients: 1 cup of butter, 3/4 cup of brown sugar, 3/4 cup of white sugar, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 2 eggs, 2 1/4 cups of flour, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 2 cups of chocolate chips.
Now come the steps in making the cookies.
First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a big bowl pour in the flour, salt, and baking soda and mix gently. In a larger bowl beat the butter in and mix after adding the brown and white sugar. After combining all those, add the vanilla extract and eggs and mix thoroughly. Then, slowly add the bowl of prior ingredients into the larger bowl and mix until they're completely combined. Add the chocolate chips in and you should be done with your cookie dough. Next, on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper add golf ball sized amounts of dough. Don't forget to leave a little room between the cookies because they spread while they're baking. Leave the cookies in the oven for about 8-10 minutes or until they brown. When they're ready take the them out of the oven and place on a cooling rack or anything that can serve as one and give some time for the cookies to cool down. Finally eat and enjoy!
See, it's not too hard. But don't underestimate the skills of baking cookies. They can turn out bad if not treated well. So try it! Go get the supplies and make some amazing homemade cookies.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

a Final End, and a New Beginning

I woke up today thinking it'd be another freezing day and that I'd have to double up all my clothing. But to my surprise I stepped outsde into a warm atmosphere with a kind of soothing mood. I soon realized that this weather won't stay long. A new front was coming in. A cold one. Autumn would soon be leaving us and a new season would be rolling in; Winter.
To me winter is fine and all but I truly despise one thing about it. Beside the fact that I feel like I'm going to freeze my toes off, snow is my main hatred. While growing up I was in love with snow. It fascinated me in ways no one can possibly imagine. But as I grew older, my interest in snow bored me as the winters passed. I used to play in it every day, savoring all the moments I can get before the winter passed, but now I step outside and look at it with disgust.
I dislike how it doesn't do anything other than blocking the streets resulting in mass amounts of traffic. It's cold, harsh details make winter impossible to enjoy.
But now that I realize winter will always be here I've learned to accept it. In the end snow is inevitable so I just let it be. So as fall comes to an end and winter begins I'll find new aspects of winter to enjoy for example, the holidays and its no-school days. And with that I wish you a nice winter.