yep, super timely i know.
posting a 4th of july dessert 3 days after the 4th of july. what can i say? i aim to please.
i had every intention of baking up this little guy last wednesday. but then we went slaloming. or someone wanted to go for a bike ride. or the girls were having bloodies at the island. and by friday, i said – forgetaboutit, put my computer in the mudroom and went to soak up the sun.
so forgive me, but it felt so good to not be staring at a screen. it honestly felt good to just disconnect and not obsess over how every little thing was going to happen.
so instead i built some ski pyramids and napped in hammocks and poured champagne at 10 am.
and my best friend got engaged! i had known for a couple of weeks so i was dying. we ran the lake one morning and my job was to “plant doubt.” i lied to her more in those 6.3 miles than i have in our 15+ years of friendship. the worst part is, it was pretty easy and a little fun. sorry kelb!
apparently my lying work because she had no idea that she was about to be in the middle of a field with the man of her dreams on one knee.
just call me a regular fairy godmother, cinderella ella.
it was just a week of pure bliss and i soaked in every ray of it i could and then cried (literally) when it was over. because lemme tell ya, once the vacation is over it’s over.
i managed to hang onto my vacation glow all day yesterday. tuesday had other ideas. bam, wam, thank you ma’am said that vacation glow – i’m outta here.
today.just.crawled. i had these tedious one off projects that just made me want to claw my fingernails on a chalkboard.
and that’s why it’s so nice to cozy back up in here with you. how you been? where you been? how was your independence day? what did you cook? did you make some fireworks?
i cooked this up on the morning of the 4th. my house was still sleeping and i set to baking. it was so peaceful and soothing.
i know this cake is after the fact but it’s not about how it was decorated as much as how the cookie cake tasted. like the bomb.
at one point, we were just taking a fork directly to the pan, foregoing servingware. which is just as you should on vacation.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 sugar
- 3/4 light brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup chocolate chips (or to taste)
- preheat oven to 375
- in a small bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda
- in a large bowl, beat butter, brown sugar, vanilla and sugar. Add one egg at a time, beating well after adding each one.
- Then begin adding flour a little at a time (about 1/3 to 1/2 cup at a time) beating well after each addition. repeat until the flour’s gone.
- then add chocolate chips and combine.
- spread evenly on a greased 9×13 pan
- cook for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
- top with marshmallows, blueberries and raspberries for a festive treat.