Saturday is Pizza Day!


Pizza has once again become a weekly staple in our house. You see, we had stopped eating it for a time because there are simply no good places to get a good pie around these parts. We have the main pizza chains in the area, but I would hardly characterize what they deliver as food. Furthermore, eating from those places guarantees spending most of the rest of the night in the bathroom. Why pay for that?

The Best Ever Chocolate Chip and Hazelnut Cookies

Butter, sugar, brown sugar, flour, eggs and vanilla...
A typical chocolate chip cookie at its core, but aside from the hazelnuts what makes these cookies special are the added oatmeal and toffee bits. Oatmeal you say? Why yes, and no, it's not oatmeal raisin cookie dough - raisins + chocolate chips. A small amount of oatmeal is pulverized in a food processor, or in my case a coffee grinder that I usually use to grind spices, and incorporated into the dry ingredients.