Friday, June 21, 2013

In Which I Relish Relish and In Which I Reveal the Best Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe


I'm late to the show for Relish; I've seen it in the past couple of weeks on half a dozen blogs. And rightly so. It is a worthy read.

Lucy Knisley draws the story of her life as seen through the food she eats and cooks and...well, relishes.

Here are a few of my favorite pages:


Spaghetti with (yum!) bacon.


Her recipes are really easy to follow,
like this one for Huevos Rancheros (exploded view).


Whoa! 

The recipe that intrigued me most is the (self-described)
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. 
Ha. 
And double Ha.
Sorry, Lucy Knisley. 
But I'm afraid I already have created the 
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
I have worked on it for over twenty years,
tweaking it here and there,
and finally adding a secret ingredient 
you will never guess and I will never reveal.



Relish inspired me to mix up a batch of my
Best Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe for my face-to-face book group.
(After all, tonight we are bringing a mystery,
and my cookie recipe has a mystery ingredient.)


It is humbling to see that Lucy has used many of the same ingredients I have:
eggs, white sugar and brown sugar, butter, salt, flour, baking soda.
But I use milk chocolate chips, while she chooses semi-sweet chips.
And, of course, there is my secret ingredient.
Which I can never reveal.

What do you think? 




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22 comments:

Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader said...

First, I want to know that darn secret ingredient! ;)

Second, I've been wanting to get to this book!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

First, I can never reveal the secret ingredient.

Second, you need to read this book!

Ali said...

Why must you tease us so?! Lol.

I had Relish out and paged through it, but never got around to reading it before it had to go back to the library. Thanks for the reminder that I need to place another hold on it.

Andi said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this one, and your cookies DO look delicious!

Vasilly said...

My daughter Piper and I think if we could just have a taste of your delicious cookies, we could probably figure out your secret ingredient! :-) I'm glad you enjoyed Relish. We did too.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

No, Natasha, sadly, it is such a mysterious ingredient that no one can figure it out.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

OMG! I am drooling here...thanks for tempting me!

Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST


jama said...

Yum! Thanks for the chocolate chip cookie fix. Can't wait to read RELISH :).

(Diane) bookchickdi said...

Everyone loves this book, I have to get it. and your cookies look so tempting....

Beth F said...

How fun to have a secret recipe!

Cecelia said...

I LOVED Relish, too! And I think everyone will have a different 'best' cookie ever - it really depends on taste preferences!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Yes, but if you tasted this cookie you would know that I am right, that it really is the best in the world!

Carole said...

I have to get this book - today!

Ginx Craft said...

Can't imagine what the secret ingredient is. The book looks great. Love all those pictures.

Tina said...

I just can not turn a cookie down. Perfect with afternoon coffee

Joy said...

You have a lucky book club to get chocolate chip cookies with a mystery ingredient!

Looks like a fun book. Thanks!

Joy's Book Blog

caite said...

chocolate chip cookies are the King of Cookies! never met one I did not like actually...

gautami tripathy said...

Gimmee some, gimmee some, gimmee some!!!

Here is my snapshot post

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

That cookbook looks so neat - and the cookies yummy.

The Readdicts said...

Those look yum! I just ate a snack and am already hungry for this. :P Thanks for sharing.

Sarika @ The Readdicts

Laurie C said...

Those cookies look really good! I have bought several secret ingredients from King Arthur Flour's online store that have really improved my baking, but now I'm on a diet. :(

Martha Eskuchen said...

Oh I so did NOT need to see these! I'm off to drink some water and resist dessert. Thanks for sharing. :-)