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Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year!

Decadently Delicious Chunky Chocolate Chip Cookies!

First, before I share the recipe....try saying the title of this post 3x. 

Hehe. Thank-you!

Now I will share the recipe for the. best. homemade. chocolate chip cookies. ever. 

What you will need:

2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

To Make:

Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl and set aside.
Beat butter on medium speed until smooth; slowly add sugar and brown sugar to butter, beating the mixture until fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla to mixture.
Add the flour-baking soda-salt mixture along with the milk-alternate adding some flour, then milk. Mix well.
Stir in the chocolate chunks and the chocolate chips.
Use 2 rounded tablespoons of dough per cookie...and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees about 12 -13 minutes or until lightly browned.

When cookies are cooled, pour a big glass of cold milk and enjoy some gooey chocolate decadence!!

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Kindercare's Winter Camp

While my second grader is happily gearing up for his winter break from school, I am mentally preparing myself for that final hectic week before Christmas day arrives, when I will be dealing with last minute shopping, gift wrapping, baking, tree-decorating,, etc., while trying to keep two very energetic little boys entertained. Not to mention I will still need to accomplish a few work-oriented deadlines. Sound familiar? The thought of trying to keep my munchkin boys from complaining about being bored, jumping off my couches, begging to go to the park, deciding they are starving to death every 15 minutes, and fighting over toys neither one has cared about for months is terrifying making me slightly anxious.

So yep, I am considering doing something I have not done before.

Sending my boys to winter camp.

(Seriously now, what did you think I meant??)

KinderCare is proud to announce that this year's Winter Camp is believed to be the best yet! Combining fun and learning, KinderCare offers programs that kids think are cool and parents know are smart - they balance loads of fun with a healthy dose of learning.

From December 19th - December 23rd and December 27th - December 30th, both preschool and school-age children can participate in KinderCare's Winter Camp. Children will explore the science of chemical reactions and learn about the magic of flight through educational and hands-on themed activities, including "Bubble Trouble," "Volcano Blast," "Helicopter Propellers," and "Balloon Rockets."

So if you are like me and are wondering how you will entertain your kids while you finish Christmas shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, decorating and still trying to work, take a minute to check out KinderCare's winter camp-it just might be a perfect solution! For more information and to find a KinderCare camp near you visit http://www.kindercare.com

**And be sure to check out some cool science experiments to do at-home by logging onto www.kindercare.com/camps!**

KinderCare supplied information for my review, courtesy of MomSelect. No monetary compensation was received, and all opinions stated are mine.