Rarely do I celebrate these food "days" that seem to pop up all over the place. However. Chocolate chips always get my attention. Like many hobby bakers out there, my first experience with chocolate chips was making chocolate chip cookies when I was a little girl.
My mother used to make them and I would watch, often snatching a small handful of chips to eat. Then when I was old enough, I would help her. Tollhouse chocolate chips cookies always remind me of my childhood and of being in the kitchen with her.
Before she retired, my mother was a working single mom, a schoolteacher. The rare time she spent in the kitchen during the school year was often harried. My European grandmother did most of the cooking. Summers were when my mom would handle most of the meals because she had time. Then was when we could expect homemade everything from ice cream to blueberry pancakes made with blueberries picked from the bushes in our yard.
I often thought if my mom, who is a pretty good artist as well, did not have to work, how she would have loved to explore crafting and cooking and raising animals.
Since then and since I created this space, I've incorporated all kinds and flavors of chocolate chips into my baking creations and chocolate chips always remind me of my time in the kitchen when I was a little girl.
.In honor of National Chocolate Chip day, here are some fun and interesting recipes containing chocolate chips. Clicking on the picture or recipe title will take you to the recipe's page.
|Ginger Milk Chocolate Chip Ice Cream|
|Strawberry Milk Chocolate Chip Ice Cream|
|Banana Pistachio White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream|
Chocolate Chip Cookies
|Port Wine Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies|
|Melon White Chocolate Chip Cookies|
|Kumquat White Chocolate Chip Sugar Cookies|
|Milk French Macarons with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Frosting Filling|
|Chocolate Mini French Macarons with Avocado Chocolate Chip Frosting Filling|
|Barberry Chocolate Chip Spelt Biscotti|
|Chocolate Confetti Chip Biscotti|
|Smoked Almond Chocolate Chip Biscotti|
|Lavender White Chocolate Chip Scones|
|Cranberry Coffee White Chocolate Chip Scones|
Whole wheat Candied Ginger Chocolate Chip Scones