Quick Book Review: Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte (Recipe: Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies)

I know, I know. This is a classic, but I had never read this book in school. It was never a required reading. I am sure some people view the classics as boring, but I actually really enjoyed this novel!

It is a very passionate and almost twisted love story between a young girl named Catherine and a young man named Heathcliff who was adopted by Catherine’s father. Heathcliff was mostly seen as an outcast, and when he thought Catherine did not love him in return he left home.

In the mean time, Catherine marries; however, Heathcliff returns many years later as a very wealthy gentleman. But his temper and the way he treats other people is just awful! Catherine is torn between her husband and her true love. And the complexity of the novel only continues to grow from here!

It’s definitely worth a read if you haven’t read it!

Some pictures from our trip to Colorado? Well, we flew in Friday night. First thing Saturday morning we got brunch at a delicious local diner (Doug’s Diner) and then headed to Lookout Mountain and Buffalo Bill’s grave. Here are some pictures from the morning! It was really foggy from the storms that kept passing through!

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DSC_9986 windy saddle park2

1 year ago: The Campaign for Junk Food (Recipe: Berries ‘n’ Cream Pizza)

2 years ago: Sports Drinks: Yay or Nay? (Recipe: Roasted Asparagus with Balsamic Brown Butter)

Quote of the Day:

“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” -Martin Buber

So, I was in the airport several months ago (surprise, surprise), and tried one of Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies. Delish. So, I decided to search for a copycat recipe. These turned out pretty good! The recipe makes A LOT of cookies, but it should be pretty easy to cut in half. I now have like 4 chocolate chip cookie recipes in my repertoire, so I am going to have to have a chocolate chip cookie bake-off in the future. Who is game to participate and be my judges? Do I have any takers??

Mrs. Field's Cookies

Mrs. Field’s Chocolate Chip Cookies


2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
4 cups ap flour
5 cups oatmeal ground to a fine powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
24 ounces chocolate chips


– Cream together butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla.

– Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

– Add chocolate chips.

– Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6 minutes at 375*.

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