Saturday, November 18, 2006

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Perhaps one of the favorite treats that are loved by children and adults alike are chocolate chip cookies. As a mom who likes to bake, I know that this particular cookie is the most requested in my family. As the holidays approach I often find myself scrambling to find the best recipe for chocolate chip cookies.
There are tons of options when it comes to baking these tasty treats and mixing things up is a great way to make the same old cookie a little bit special. Many recipes can be found in baking cook books and you can even consult a seasoned cook in the family for some ideas as well. No matter which recipe you choose you are pretty sure that the chocolate chip cookies will be appreciated.
Now that the World Wide Web is a hub of information for a plethora of topics, I have started searching for new recipes for chocolate chip cookies to add to my collection. The great thing about the Internet is you can find information very quickly and you can print the recipes out as you search. In no time at all, I had a handful of unique chocolate chip cookie recipes to try.
Each year, I create a special cookie gift basket that is filled with decadent chocolate chip cookies for my grandfather. Every arrangement is a little different and I make sure that I do include his particular favorite among the different recipes. His favorite is the Toll House Cookie recipe that has been used for generations.
My grandfather swears that the best chocolate chip cookies are made from this traditional recipe. He does like the others that I present to him but none beat the Toll House recipe in his estimation. This classic has been the foundation for these kinds of treats for many years. No matter how many different approaches I try, I always make sure to have a few dozen Toll House versions in the presentation.
Of course, I do dabble in the occasional lady finger and thumbprint confection but nothing brings smiles as big as my chocolate chip cookies. No matter how many different versions I try I can’t seem to go wrong with this particular treat. I guess that I am so good at baking chocolate chip cookies because they are my personal favorite too.
There are times when baking isn’t an option. Those times call for extreme measures. I like to order chocolate chip cookies online for the last minute gift. They are so well received that I almost get a little jealous.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Birthday theme(s)

Birthdays are excellent reasons for arranging celebrations, whether you are thrilled about getting another year older. Aging can be a wonderful process, although sometimes painful as well. Birthday celebrations can be a great time to get friends and family together. I've never heard anyone complain about eating cake, opening gifts and blowing out their candles. However, the older you get, the harder it can be to find a birthday theme that will entertain all ages. When your children are younger, it is quite simple to pick out birthday themes for their age group.

In fact, as long as you have cake and ice cream and games, you probably won't even need birthday themes for kid's birthdays. They always find a theme of their own that leads the party. For adults, a birthday theme can almost be a necessity. I mean, when you're turning 40 or 50, parties are boring. You show up, wish them a happy birthday, eat some cake, sit around and talk, and then leave. Boring. If you ask me, there's nothing worse than attending a boring birthday party where everyone sits around and there's awkward moments with everyone. You want to leave the moment you arrive.

Having a birthday theme party can not only rid of awkward moments, but make guests want to stay longer and laugh more. For a friend's 30th birthday theme, we had a 70's party. Everyone was encouraged to wear an outfit that resembled the 70's. Of course, the music was all 70's, we had a disco ball, and I was shocked at how many people really got into the theme. Everyone left the party laughing and commenting about how much fun they'd had. My friend was thrilled with the way that her party turned out.

There are so many birthday themes that you can make work for the occasion. There are the traditional themes: Hawaiian, 70's, 60's, 50's, BBQ, western, beach, etc. While there isn't anything wrong with choosing a traditional birthday theme, or any party theme for that matter, I prefer to be more creative and give the guests a reason to want to come.

My aunt turned 40 a few years back. She wanted a birthday party but something different. After considering several birthday themes, she actually chose to have a murder mystery birthday party. Of course, the normal birthday traditions of cake and ice cream took place, but everyone came dressed as a character and had to solve a mystery. It turned out to be one of the best parties that I'd ever attended.

Whatever your birthday theme turns out to be, make it creative and enjoyable. Make your birthday party one that people will remember and look forward to helping you celebrate in the future.

California Drunk Driving Laws

You want to know what I like about California? It's the laws. States really need to start cracking down harder on criminals. This is the reason why so many other countries lack high crime rates. They punish severely! Now I'm not saying that we need to chop off the hand of someone who steels a loaf of bread, but I am saying that we need harsher punishments in general. Clearly our judicial system is not having a strong enough impact on those who break the law. Take drunk driving for example. This is far too common in America. The sad reality is that far too many drunk drivers end up hurting someone other than themselves. Maybe it's time we all converted to the california drunk driving laws. I do like their "3 strikes you're out" policy. This will have a more powerful effect on the public in general.

Do you know much about the california drunk driving laws, or any state laws for that matter? Hey, just a heads-up here, but you may want to look into them for your own good. This in fact may discourage you from drinking and driving. Here where I live in a rather rural community, there are plenty of drunk drivers out there. I constantly see folks getting pulled over on Friday and Saturday nights. This makes me happy in a way. It stinks that their drinking and driving, but I'm glad to see them punished. You can always tell when someone has been drinking. They have no control on the road. I avoid these vehicles like the plague. Every time I spot one cruising next to me or in front of me, I clear out of the way. I'm not putting my family at risk. I wish we had some of the stricter california drunk driving laws in place here. Maybe then some of these idiots would learn not to mix the two. I think after on incident a person should lose his/her license for at least a year. This would have a strong effect on the guilty and dissuade others from drinking and driving.

If you're a California resident and not up to date regarding the california drunk driving laws, then I suggest you get online and check out what's up. These laws can change as time progresses. Our country is trying harder to squelch this redundant issue. However, this always requires stronger measures. Get on the web today and read about california drunk driving laws and the laws in your state.