HAPPY AUGUST! Wow, it has been a minute, hasn’t it? I would make up some excuse as to why I have not posted on here in a while but to be honest…life just got in the way! Which happens and that is totally okay! BUT here I am, ready to POST POST POSTTTT away and annoy you all with my love of all the books 🙂 I thought a great thing to share would be my current list of ARCs so that way my fellow bloggers can know what I have selected for review (and maybe give them a lil’ inspo!) but also so y’all can see what books I will be reviewing within the next couple of weeks/months. So here we go!
Netgalley ARC List as of August 9th 2020:
- Fable by Adrienne Young (*Finished – review coming soon!)
- On Borrowed Crime by Kate Young
- Love Your Life by Sophie Kinsella
- You Have a Match by Emma Lord
- The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult
- In a Holidaze by Christina Lauren
SOOOO, what do you guys think of my list? Anything you are excited to read or pick up yourself? I can’t wait to share these reviews with you!
Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are about to have a lovely start to your week. Today I wanted to share with you all the first post of a new series I am starting here on the blog called “A Book & A Bite”, where I share a book with a recipe. Some of you may or may not know but I actually graduated from The International Culinary Center in New York City. While I do not actively work in that industry anymore (now I am just a desk nerd), you can often find me in my kitchen at home baking and cooking my butt off! So I thought I would tie my two loves together. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments below!
Today’s book is Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke and the bite is Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies which are an actual recipe listed IN THE BOOK!
Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies
You will need:
- 1 Cup Butter (2 sticks melted)
- 1 Cup White Sugar
- 1 Cup Brown Sugar
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Soda
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla
- 2 Beaten Eggs (you can just beat them with a fork)
- 2 1/2 Cups Flour (not sifted)
- 2 Cups Crushed Corn Flakes (you can just crush them with your hands)
- 1 to 2 Cups Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 375° F and put your oven rack in the middle position.
Melt butter, add the sugars and stir. Add soda, salt, vanilla, and beaten eggs. Mix well. Then add flour and stir it in. Add crushed corn flakes and chocolate chips and mix it all thoroughly.
Form dough into walnut-sized balls with your fingers and place on a greased cookie sheet, 12 to a standard sheet. Press them down slightly with a floured or greased spatula.
Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes, then move to a wire rack until they are completely cool. (The rack is important- it makes them crisp)
If these cookies spread out too much in the oven, reduce temp. to 350° F and do not flatten before baking.
Y’all, these cookies are so good! Especially with a cup of coffee, they are perfectly crispy for dipping in. If you decide to try this recipe out please share it with me!