"I just moved to a new house and have the overwhelming urge to bake something NOW" Chocolate Chip Cookies
Change. A very powerful word. A word that means a lot of me and my family right now. There have been A LOT of changes here at Butter is Better over the past 6 weeks. We had been trying to sell our beautiful townhouse for well over a year so that we could move to a nice, single family home with a (tiny!) yard of our own. Finally, in August, we found a buyer for our townhouse! We were overjoyed and elated to finally make a move on the house we had been eyeing up for several months. Well, one thing led to another and the next thing we knew we were 100% moved out of the townhouse and moved IN TO my parents townhouse across the street (thank you mortgage company) for 2 1/2 weeks before closing on our new place. During that time the 6 of us lived in tight quarters but had tons of laughs and good times! Definitely an experience I hope my girls remember for the rest of their lives!
So that brings me to today. Today I am, once again, a happy homeowner! We have been in our new house for 5 glorious days! There are so many things I love about the house...however...my kitchen is not one of them :( The kitchen is quite large with 9 foot ceilings which gives me awesome cabinet height (aka - storage!) but that's about where the love ends. The previous owners went with builder-grade material throughout the kitchen. The only plus side is that I will get to redesign everything to my liking in due time. The wait is going to be tough, but I have tons of ideas!
How does an obsessive baker adjust to all these changes? By baking something of course!! A large portion of my kitchen is still packed in boxes so I am limited as to what I can bake, but I did keep a few essentials on hand. Based on what I had on hand, here is what I picked up at the grocery store the other day....
As a hard-core baker I could have been embarrassed by this purchase, but instead I laughed about how much I needed to bake something...anything!! Have you ever tried these? They are pre-made Nestle cookie dough that is already scored! I didn't even need to find my spoons to make this project a reality!
Just break them apart and plop them down on a cookie sheet. Simple, right? Yes, but....bad things can still happen....
As you can see, my first batch (on the plate) is quite a bit darker than my second batch. This reminded me that every oven is different and it will take some time to get used to this new one. *sigh* Oh well, at least I can say I baked for the first time in my new house! Now, it's time to get cracking cause I have so many things I want to share with you! Some goodies to look for soon are Fudgy Sea Salt Brownies, Oatmeal Cream Cakes and Chocolate Ice Cream!
Pittsburgh area mom striving to provide clean, healthy, REAL food for her family!