Starting the new year with a classic. Chocolate chip cookies.

Happy New Year! I started the day by strolling the baking aisle of an unfamiliar grocery store, AJ’s Fine Foods. I knew I was in the right place when I found a section of neon colored maraschino cherries. As much as I love to eat healthy clean food, I still love maraschino cherries. There were so many other great baking items plus some unusual things – condensed mincemeat. What is that?

I did buy chocolate chips that my oldest daughter used for chocolate chip cookies from Baked, by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito. Loved how the cookies were thicker than most versions.