Monday, May 14, 2012

Day 53: Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies...and a radio interview on WJR's Internet Advisor!!!

As Ian's First Communion party was winding down I had to leave for an exciting opportunity. I was asked to speak about The Cookie A Day Challenge on WJR Radio's Internet Advisor show!! If you want to know what is current in the computer world or have a question on how to fix a problem with your computer this is where you should start. A team of experts including Foster Braun, Ed Rudel, and  Cal Carson advise listeners and promote the internet and technology industries in our area. They are on every Saturday from 4pm-6pm. It is definitely a show worth tuning in to!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I was invited to the Internet Advisor as a part of a Mother's Day special focusing on Mommy Bloggers.  Emily A. Hay of Hay There Social Media, the shows social media expert, was also on hand talking about all that is good in the mom blogosphere. She explained about how mom bloggers get started and highlighted some popular blogs in the Detroit area. One of my favorite Detroit based blogs is Mommy is in Timeout (haven't we all wanted to be in timeout?) by Elena Wollborg. She is smart, funny and real! That's what I love about blogs. Real people writing real things.

While being interviewed I was super nervous. I was hoping that my voice didn't crack...or that I didn't talk to fast...or that I didn't sound like an idiot...or....well you get the point. All these thoughts were going through my head while I was talking. I went into auto pilot mode, and I think the interview went quite well. My only regret was not mentioning Adam. He has been a huge supporter of this project and truly is my biggest fan, he deserved at least a shout out from me!

Better late then never; Adam, thank you for your continued supporting my "cute" project. I love you!

To listen to the podcast of the May 12, 2012 show (and I think you should!) click here.

Since I was going to be talking about cookies I thought it only appropriate to bring a some with me. I made a batch of these cookies earlier in the week for the kids. This was the only cookie I have made to date that I ate more then one. They are that good!

Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Cup of Butter, Softened
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Dark Brown Sugar
1 tsp of Bourbon Vanilla
1 egg plus 1 egg yoke
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 Cups of Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup Toffee Bits
1/2 cup Milk Chocolate Chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together salt, flour, and baking soda, set aside.
Beat butter, sugar and brown sugar together until creamy.
Add vanilla and 1 egg, mix together add egg yoke, mix well.
Slowly add in dry ingredients.
Stir in toffee bits and chocolate chips.
Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Cool on cooling rack.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations for being featured on the show. I cant think of a better role model to be honored for Mothers Day! Your Cookie A Day Challenge is the best idea! Michelle Villerot