Meet-up info and of course a few pictures!

1st- Brittany!!! You emailed me about the meet-up tonight and the email address you left didn’t work so email me again so that we can figure out tonight:)  

The meet-up is tonight at 7!  Skinny Runner will be there too and here is the address:

Sauce: Belden
56 Belden Place
San Francisco, CA 94104

Even if you can’t come to eat you can also just stop by and say hello and if you can’t make that I am sure you can find me at Ghirardelli after the race overloading on ice cream.

A picture from Billy:

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Lunch:  3 egg omelet with chicken, cheese and pb&j on the side.  I do not come near vegetables the day before a race.  

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Workout:  40 minutes on the elliptical and 20 minutes on the bike and without my iPad I think I would have died from boredom.

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The rest of my Saturday until Billy gets home from school is devoted to finding the all-time best chocolate chip cookie recipe in the world.  If you have any leads on where I can find this recipe please let me know.

What is your Saturday dedicated to?

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I worked the overnight shift, so I just woke up. But I lit a scented vanilla candle before I went to sleep — my house smells amazing!! Getting geared up to go for a beautiful fall evening run.
I’m definitely on the avoiding veggies pre-race bandwagon. And I totally hear you on the cross-training boredom — especially when you just want to run with every fibre of your being. ;) Save it for tomorrow! Run fun!! :)

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My Saturday is dedicated to Panera!

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Ahhh! That is one of my favorite pictures yet….although my favorite picture of Brooke changes on a daily basis…she is just too cute!:D
GOOD LUCK on your race- I wish I was in CA so that I could meet up tonight. I’m SO excited for you- that you get to run this race!!!
I am the SAME way with veggies before a race- eek! Never a good combination.

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Many good ideas here…http://foodgawker.com/?s=chocolate+chip+cookies

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Trust me: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2009/03/crispy-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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I have THE best cookie recipe in the history of the world. I just actually shared the recipe on my blog- hop on over and make ’em. They are awesome. :)

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Cute picture! Good luck on your race! Should be beautiful up there! Enjoy;)

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We took our boys to the pumpkin patch this morning…and now I’m alternating between sitting at the computer and nesting :)

Hope your race is fabulous.

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I believe you shluodn’t ask people how they want your blog to be. People will always give you a rational analysis and explanation on how they would react to this or that, but the real reaction will be emotional. My advice is: Try! Do it and collect feedback on what you’ve done or you’re doing. Not on what you’ll do.And yes, I miss your posts.

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Hit up the pumpkin patch- just threw in my first batch of pumpkin cookies and then heading out for my run before the sun goes down. – I hope I make it! Luckily these cookies cook fast! As for chocolate chip: hands down the BEST recipe is the one found on the back of the Nestle’s Toll House chocolate chip bag- (you can google it too). Just replace the butter with a stick of Crisco and your life will be forever changed. -and I’m not exaggerating…

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My Saturday is unfortunately dedicated to a day off labwork. :( Come December I’ll have my master’s degree and be done though!

If you love soft chocolate chip cookies, I would definitely suggest this recipe:
http://www.food.com/recipe/soft-chocolate-chip-cookies-20408

You add a package of instant pudding mix and it makes them soooo soft and chewy. :)

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Also, I would just like to say that I’m with Billy and Brooke. Sparkling water is the BEST. ;)

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Sorry, I have to chime in here and say I second this for the world’s greatest choc chip cookie recipe! It is my most requested treat of all time and the pudding makes all the difference. Plus you can play with it and throw in candy bars chunks or use different flavors of pudding. I haven’t tried it with half shortening/half butter…just all butter, but they are AH-mazing. The key is to take them out of the oven just barely undercooked (maybe just a teeny bit of brown around the edges) which is 10 minutes for me with a 1 Tbsp cookie dough scoop.

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i really like the new york times choc chip cookie recipe but it’s a bit overly complicated so i simplified it a bit. they turned out just as good. this is my version:

Yield: 50 cookies! This recipe can be halved fairly easily.

Time: 15 minutes of prep, 3+ hours of waiting! 15 minutes baking time.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp course salt
1 1/4 cups butter
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1 cup + 2 tbsp white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
chocolate chips/disks (white, milk, semi-sweet etc), skor pieces, as many as you prefer
INSTRUCTIONS

Whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and course salt. Set aside.
In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugars. I don’t have a mixer so I soften the butter a bit in the microwave.
Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
Add in the flour mixture. I do it in several phases to minimize mess, since this recipe makes quite a lot of dough.
Add in your chocolates chips/disks and candy pieces
Cover the top of the bowl and put it in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
Preheat oven to 350º F. Pry off chunks of dough and roll into 1″ diameter balls and bake for 15 minutes.

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JEALOUSSS. Wish I coulda met you girls!

Look at those cheeeeks!

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I ran my first half marathon this morning in Salt Lake! I plan to spend the rest of the day on the couch! My legs feel like they’re goin to fall off!!!

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CUTE BABY!!! made my day :)

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Check out this website for the cookies! I found it today on non-other but pinterest:) http://iambaker.net/chocolate-chip-cookies/

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Hi Janae! I love the pic Billy took. So cute. Congrats on your half marathon last week. I have read your articles but I haven’t been able to comment. I had to share this. I followed Hal Higdon’s Novice 5k training program. I have raced in a year and haven’t been able to run until about 7 weeks ago. I ran my first 5k since last year this morning. I set a new PR 28:04. Knocking a minute and 6 seconds of my last PR. I so wish I lived where I could meet up with the girls tonight. Have fun!

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Haha Brooke is a fancy girl with her Pelligrino!

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I saw on Pinterest that if you replace the baking soda in your cookie recipe with corn starch it makes them super soft and chewy. I gave it a shot and that combined with slightly under baking them made for a most delicious treat. I use the recipe on the back of the chippets bag.

Have fun tonight and tomorrow!

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If you want some BIG cookies, make these! http://www.littlebittybakes.com/2012/01/mega-chocolate-chippers-with-sea-salt/ Or… just make any cookie dough and double the size of the cookie by using an ice cream scoop to put the cookie dough on the pan. :)

Good luck in the race!

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I have to go old school with Toll House

http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipes/18476/Original-NESTLÉ-TOLL-HOUSE-Chocolate-Chip-Cookies/detail.aspx

That’s what my mom always made, brings back great memories :) I find that undercooking them a little make them soft and amazing.

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omg Brooke is just so cute! I swear she gets cuter every single day :)

I agree.. no veggies b4 a race. Let us know when you find a good chocolate chip cookie recipe- I’ve been dying for a good one!

Have fun tomorrow!

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You guys will be so close to my hood tonight… wish I could meet up :( CANNOT WAIT to hear what you find in terms of choc chip cookie recipes!!! They’re my fav!
Have a great time tonight and tomorrow!

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I was just curious, since you don’t have vegetables before a race does that also mean you don’t go near fruits the day before a race as well?

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I don’t really eat fruit either the day before except for bananas! I get really worried about Porta potties ha!

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I have the best oatmeal cookie recipe… if you want that just let me know!!

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These are literally the best cookies I have ever eaten… possibly even the best baked good I have ever eaten. Combined with some vanilla ice cream? Its almost too much… Almost.
http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2012/09/nutella-stuffed-brown-butter-sea-salt-chocolate-chip-cookies-my-favorite-cookie-ever/

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I loving this recipe: Brown butter and a pinch of salt is magic!

http://www.deliciousdays.com/archives/2011/10/21/my-favorite-chocolate-chip-cookies-and-how-to-pimp-them/

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http://cookiesandcups.com/my-favorite-chocolate-chip-cookie/

I found this recipe when I was searching for the greatest chocolate cookie recipe. It is! The mini chips make it amazing!

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My food blog has a good one. It uses gluten-free flours but is adapted from a regular flour recipe. My family says that with or without gluten, the cookies from this recipe are the best.

Have fun meeting up and running tomorrow!

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http://savorysweetlife.com/2009/10/alices-chocolate-chip-cookie-recipe/

This is absolutely the best one I’ve found. My husband agrees and chocolate chip is his all-time favorite! Good luck tomorrow!

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rock that race tomorrow girl!!
and these are heaven. promise.
http://inthelittleredhouse.blogspot.com/2010/04/chocolate-chip-coconut-cookies.html
make sure you follow the directions exactly. and you are golden.

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Yum that omelet looks delicious!

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I have 2 recipes that I use, but my secret weapon is I melt the measurement of butter on the stove. Not in the microwave, the stove top, old school. I don’t know why but I feel like the melted butter makes the mixing easier which doesn’t create the need for as much mixing which means they are just the right consistency. This may all be in my head…but seriously don’t melt in the microwave. That is my chocolate chip secret and most people seemed impressed!

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Probably too late, but try googling the choc chip recipe from Magnolia Bakery. The BEST I have ever made.

The Kidless Kronicles

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My Saturday has been dedicated to heading to Healdsburg for tomorrow’s half!! Good luck tomorrow!!!!

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I am curious how you’re handling the issue of the Nike Women’s marathon not transferring bib numbers. See Jane Run was just blasted on FB for trying to find a replacement for a bib who couldn’t run.

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I love that picture of Brooke! My Saturday was dedicated to going to the grocery store, doing a little cooking and spending time with the fam. Can’t wait to hear about the race!

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Oh I was just at tiramisu on belden place!! I can’t believe we missed each other! We still need to get together back in the South Bay!

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I’ve got a pretty good one but it isn’t right at hand….I’ll get back to you, I’ve got to change email accounts or look for the cookbook.

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Oh my gosh I’m so bummed I missed it!! I just saw this post :( not sure what was wrong with the email…it is a garden with a d, not the actual correct spelling of kindergarten :) we’ll have to look for you at ghiradelli! :)

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Need a taster to keep an eye on quality control? ;)

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Your little girl is such a cutie! And she`s starting to look more and more like Curly!

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Good Eats by Alton Brown… ‘The Chewy’ the secret is refrigerating the dough for an hour… Be strong… Resist temptation… They WILL be worth it.

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That pic of Brooke might be my favorite yet! My Saturday was devoted to running my first half of the season and going to the Vandy/Florida game (go gators!).

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This is my FAAAVORITE recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/award-winning-soft-chocolate-chip-cookies/

Vanilla pudding in the mix makes for super cookies! (You can easily cut the recipe in half, if need be).

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http://www.sweatismysanity.com/2011/12/cookie-worth-running-for.html

Above is the recipe to my best ever chocolate chip cookies. Even better Janae are the pictures, you’ll see I added mint and green food coloring to make them into these mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches…so so good. Just read the notes if you make them to make sure and drop the mint, food coloring and add the vanilla as directed. Let me know if you do!

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FINALLY!

Aunt Gina’s Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Together:
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar

Mix Together:
4 cups flour
5 cups oatmeal (use blender to ‘powder’)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda

Add:
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Mix together all ingredients. Dough is ready to add any or all of the
following: 24 oz chocolate chips; 8 oz grated chocolate bar; 3 cups
chopped nuts

Bake on ungreased cookie sheets. Make golf ball sized cookies, set
2” apart and bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes. Makes
112 cookies. Enjoy!

I use 2 bags (11.5 oz) of Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips. This makes a big batch and so I use a stand mixer. My hand mixer wasn’t strong enough for half a recipe but the recipe itself halved just fine. I use a cookie scoop for uniform cookies, think small for less guilt ;-)

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