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Amuse bouche: Where do chocolate chip cookies come from?

By on Jan 5, 2011 in amuse bouche | 0 comments

The original chocolate chip cookie recipe was created in the 1930s by the owner of the Toll House Inn in Whitman, Massachusetts, abd was called “Toll House Chocolate Crunch Cookie”. This was before chocolate chips were invented, and the recipe called for chopping up Nestle semisweet chocolate very small. When the recipe caused sales of the chocolate to soar, Nestle first started selling chocolate bars with a small chopper, and later invented the semisweet chocolate morsels we know as chips today. Source: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America, pp. 318-319 ********************************************************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain....

Leena Cooks for the Holidays: Butternut Squash Oatmeal Scotchies!

By on Dec 15, 2010 in Cookies, Desserts, Leena Bakes | 0 comments

All this week on Leena Eats—a week of my favorite holiday recipes! Another one of my favorite cookie recipes, created by yours truly! Happy Holidays! ******************** My butternut squash oatmeal butterscotch cookies. An all-around kick-ass cookie. Oatmeal scotchies have to be my favorite cookies ever. The flavor of the plain oatmeal with the butterscotch chips turns out a buttery, rich cookie that is slightly soft and crisp around the edges. I wanted to come up with a cookie recipe that used a seasonal vegetable last year for my holiday cookie podcast with Claire, and this is what I came up with. Let me know what you think! OH, and this dough freezes well so you can eat it later! The recipe and more food porn after the jump. It’s okay that you are jealous of my cookie. I get it. Recipe: Leena’s Butternut Squash Oatmeal Butterscotch Chip Cookies Summary: Inspired by a...

Amuse bouche: Send soldiers chew, not cookies!

By on Sep 14, 2010 in amuse bouche, Food News | 2 comments

An article posted on Slate revealed that most soldiers received the craziest things they cannot use while in combat, such as AARP magazines, Hello Kitty shirts and enough cookies to crush a horse. What do they really want? Chewing tobacco. Shocker. Source: September 5, 2010 Slate article *************** Amuse Bouche: Noun. Etymology: French: literally, entertains the mouth. A small, complimentary appetizer served at the beginning of a meal to awaken the taste buds. Leena Eats definition: a quick shot of gastronomic knowledge for the brain. ~LTG!