Jan 29, 2017

Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe #MakeItYours

I recently got Reynolds (no not Ryan) baking sheets from the Twinkle Vox Box from Influenster which also included a Country Crock coupon for butter so I figured why not bake some cookies? So, that's exactly what I did. I'm looking for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, I had one I used to make and can't remember it for the life of me, but everyone loved it. I'm trying out different recipes until I find the perfect one. Today, I used this recipe from TastesBetterFromScratch.  Check out her site for more recipes.

"Ingredients
  1. 2 cups plus 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  2. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  3. 1/2 tsp salt
  4. 12 Tbsp butter (1 1/2 sticks) melted and cooled until warm
  5. 1 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  7. 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk
  8. 2 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
I loved these Reynolds baking sheets the cookies came right off without being a pain and sticking; makes cleaning so much easier.

Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together flour, salt, and baking soda..
  3. In a separate large mixing bowl beat the butter and sugars together with an electric mixer until well blended. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla. Stir in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips. The dough will be soft.
  4. Gently scoop dough into balls and place on a cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Store in an airtight container.
Adapted from Cooks Illustrated and Our Best Bites"
I made these for work for my husband and so I didn't take an after picture, but I will when I make them again as I don't like forming an opinion on a recipe or anything until I've at least tried it twice. Let me know if you try this and your thoughts on the recipe or share your chocolate chip cookie recipe below?! I'm thinking of adding crushed pretzels next time and making the recipe more me. What would you add to make it you? Hope you have a sweet week. 
XOX,
Rue

Jan 19, 2017

I'm Back Update | Valentine's Day Gift Idea + Giveaway

Hey Hey Hey, it's Rue lol why am I thinking of Fat Albert as I wrote that smh.
Let me start off by apologizing for slacking so much on the blog. This New Year started off rather rocky and then to top it all off I've been in a rut and basically stuck at home on top of it all. I rarely go out sigh. I literally can't wait for the weather to get nicer so I can go out more with Ellie.


Today I decided I really wanted to go out and do something so my husband used handy dandy Yelp and found this beautiful little cafe and you guys I'm obsessed; I'm definitely going there more often. I decided while I was there to do an outfit post because once again this girl has got to get her shit together you feel me... I then proceeded to finally get my nails done after I shot this...so happy they've been blah for like two months now 😭 


As I got dressed I couldn't help, but realize how perfect this watch would be as a Valentine's Day gift for your loved one, engrave it with something personal and it's seriously such a thoughtful gift. In honor of this post I've teamed up with JORD Wood Watches earlier and they were kind enough give me 4 $50 gift cards that I'd love to give to four lucky people toward their JORD Valentine's Day purchase. Super easy to enter all you have to do is subscribe to my Youtube Channel and follow me on Instagram and comment your favorite style from their collection. Be sure to check them out here to see how people style them.


I grabbed my purse and put it on the wrong way, I'm a genius lol.


Sadly my sweater is from two years ago and they no longer carry it in JCP it was hard linking something similar. The jeans are Levi's and they are simply L.O.V.E! These converse are just perfect for so many outfits. The watch is hands down such a great staple piece, love this bad boy! Also, this Kate Spade bag is everything. Truly love everything I'm wearing.

Hope you're all well and look forward to more posts as I'm getting in more of a routine lately. P.S. have you noticed I changed my site to a .com finally. 2017 is the year for changes after all.
XOXO,
Rue