Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Happiness (the only acceptable chocolate chip cookie recipe)

This is the only acceptable chocolate chip cookie recipe.  I grew up with these cookies…which instantly makes them the best (at least in this house).  These are the chocolate chip cookies that my mom made.  The ones that ended up in our lunch box with our PBJ, chips, and apple.  The best part: they have oatmeal in them.  This instantly qualifies them as breakfast food too.  Obviously, that makes them the best!

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Jancy’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies


  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups rolled oats oatmeal
  • 1 large bag semi sweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350*
  • Beat together butter and sugars in large mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix.
  • In separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, baking soda.
  • Add oatmeal to the flour mixture.
  • Slowly add flour mixture to butter mixture.  Mix until incorporated.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll 2″ balls and place 2″ apart on baking sheet.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until just beginning to brown on bottom.

These are pretty dynamite as a snack, dessert or, like my dad does it, for breakfast.

That, my friends, is Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie happiness.

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This is all kinds of happy.


Couch Potato Happiness: “c-table”

We got a new sofa a few months ago.  It is a big win.  I am a huge fan of the oversized, cozy leather.

Somewhere along the way we got the following advice: don’t purchase furniture for your current house, unless it is your forever house.  This sofa is enormous, like take-up-an entire-wall-of-our-house huge.  And as deep as a twin sized bed.  So…our little starter home living room looks a little small for this super awesome sofa.  It actually works pretty well except for one thing: we can’t have a side table next to it.  Obviously, if you are going to be a couch potato, this is a necessity.  Where will you set drinks and snacks?!

Jonathan solved this little problem with a weekend project.  A c-table.  Brilliant!  Now we can couch potato it up in some serious style.

Legacy Goods C Table

It looks amazing!  I’ve already requested a second- we should each have a table right?

Legacy Goods C Table

That boy I love is so stinking talented.  This is some serious couch potato happiness.