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Single Serving Deep Dish Cookie A La Mode


I don’t attempt making desserts very much. The last time I baked was two dozen snickerdoodles on a Friday off. Being that I live alone and saw only one friend that weekend, I ate a dozen of the cookies on my own. This recipe is perfect way to make sure that doesn’t happen again. Although, it’s so easy to make that it wouldn’t be hard to make a second serving if you wanted to (uh oh). The Single Serving Deep Dish Cookie is delicious and I would even dare say it can be just as delicious as BJ’s Pizookie. There are no eggs in the recipe so if you want your cookie a little more gooey and undercooked–go for it! It’s my favorite way to eat it.

2 tbsp of unsalted butter
1 tbsp of brown sugar
1 tbsp of sugar
1/8 tsp of vanilla extract
1/8 baking powder
1/4 cup of flour
Your favorite chocolate chips

Melt the butter in the microwave. Add in the brown sugar, sugar and vanilla extract. Make sure you stir it well. Next, mix in the baking powder and flour and pour into a small microwavable bowl. Spread out and add chocolate chips on top. Next you can either bake it in the oven or use the microwave. Depending on how cooked you want your cookie to be, you can cook it in the microwave from 40 seconds to a minute. If you want to use the oven, you can bake it for about 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees. Lastly, top it with some vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!

Old Fisherman’s Grotto: Clam Chowder

This is a great way to have a delicious bowl of Clam Chowder in half the time. There isn’t really any cooking involved, but it does beat the standard can clam chowder heat & eat version. The first thing you need to do is decide what condensed can of clam chowder you want to use. Instead of going to my local grocery store, I went on Yelp to find one of the best clam chowder spots in Monterey, Ca. Old Fisherman’s Grotto was at the top of the list. Luckily for me, they sold condensed cans of their clam chowder on their website. I stocked up on a few cans because rainy days have been a little more frequent here in California lately.

1 Can of Condensed Clam Chowder
1 Tablespoon Butter
2/3 Cups of Half & Half (You can also use a heavy whipping cream if you want a thicker consistency).
Sourdough Bread

In a medium saucepan, mix in clam chowder, half & half and butter. Be sure to heat through slowly (not boil). Best served in a sourdough bowl. I forgot to do it in the pictures above, but I would also top it off with chopped up bacon because everything is better with bacon! Enjoy!