Monday, September 10, 2012

What's Your Chocolate? Blogfest

Who doesn't love chocolate? It's one of my favorite things to indulge in. Thank you so much to M. Pax, Laura Eno, Brinda Berry, and Ciara Knight for this awesome blogfest.

The rules are simple: Post about your favorite chocolate – what it means to you, where and when you indulge, a favorite memory – anything chocolate-related.

It's so hard to pick just one thing. I love chocolate. Chocolate has been a part of my life since I can remember. It's a part of all my family holidays and sinful private moments. If we are what we eat, I'm made out of chocolate.

I'm going to go with my favorite treat: chocolate chip cookies. They've always been my favorite cookie. I love fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven. The melty chips nearly too hot to stand. The smell. Oooh, it's the perfume of the gods!

One of my favorite things to do with my Nana as a girl was to make chocolate chip cookies. We made them so often, I knew the recipe by heart by the time I was seven. Those were special times with my Nana in her little kitchen. I'm smiling just thinking about them.

(There's my Nana! And yeah, me too.)

30 comments:

  1. Yummy, yum, yum! Chocolate chip cookies are fabulous!

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  2. Chocolate chip cookies are good, no matter what age you are! Every time I bake them, my husband tries to eat half the batter before I can get the cookies into the oven!

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  3. Isn't it interesting how one associates chocolate with loving family memories! Chocy Chip Cookies are great!

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  4. That is such a sweet memory:) Great photo:)

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  5. Chocolate is best when tied to a memory!

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  6. ooo, my fave too! love your picture! so sweet!

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  7. oooh, this is such a sweet fest! I love the story your shared~ Great photo, too!

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  8. chocolate chip cookies right out of the oven - yum

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  9. I love this picture!! Cooking/baking with my Grandma were always the best of times for me too.


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  10. Whenever I try to make cookies, they always go wrong. Mostly they're just a sloppy mess on the tray, no matter how closely I follow the recipe. I hope you've been baking them today!

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  11. The days I came home from school to find a still-warm batch of chocolate chip cookies on the table were the absolute best! Thanks for the memory. :)

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  12. Chocolate, hmm? York Peppermint Patty, KitKat, Crunchie, Hershey, Nutella, New York Super Fudge Chunk...basically no fruit, no peanut butter.

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  13. I think making things with our grandmothers has special memories for all of us. My grandmother made an awesome fruitcake, that was more often eaten than used for a doorstop. LOL

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  14. My husband loves warm chocolate chip cookie sundaes. They are my achilles heel, especially when I'm trying to diet because once I smell the cookies it's all over.

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  15. Aww, what a sweet story and I love the photo of you and your Nana.

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  16. Nana cookie time sounds awesome!

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  17. Yeah, chocolate chip cookies are best when they're soft, gooey, and still warm from the oven. Yum!

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  18. Awww, such a sweet photo and nice memory! Baking with a family member is a wonderful thing, and makes the baked good all the more delicious.
    Catherine Stine’s Idea City

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  19. Thank you everyone for stopping by! I'm getting such a craving visiting posts for this blogfest. And there's so many yummy chocolate treats that I haven't heard of. Must try them all!

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  20. I do have to admit. I'm a cookie monster. Chocolate Chip is my fave. I get one EVERY Saturday at work. They make one of the BEST!

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  21. Aww! I love chocolate chip cookies too. They're the best!

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  22. it's so cool that your favorite treat is connected to time with a special person.

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  23. I like my chocolate in the form of a warm brownie with vanilla ice cream on top :)

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  24. ooey gooey freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. I'm salivating. Yummy:)

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  25. We made chocolate chip cookies today for cub scouts. My boys had fun. I have a tummy ache now. LOL

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  26. I just made chocolate chip cookies today. The house smells awesome now! You can come over and have some if you want. ;)

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  27. Hot out of the oven chocolate chip cookies is one fantastic aroma! Even better when it's linked to someone you love and times you've shared.

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  28. I'll be popping over to your houses for those cookies soon! :)

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  29. I'm not a chocolate lover by any stretch, and I always love fresh baked goods (my downfall). The only "chocolate" cookie I've been able to enjoy is White Chocolate Macademia Nut cookie with craisins... Almost makes me want to make a batch now. :3

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  30. My DH baked me chocolate chip cookies over the weekend! Thanks for joining the blogfest. :)

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