Ask Ms. Jilly- How to get perfectly softened butter, quickly!

A reader asks: I want to make cookies, but my butter isn’t soft.  How can I soften it quickly? This has happened to me countless times!  I want to eat the dough make cookies, but my butter is still as hard as a rock.  I’ve tried a number of ways, but none have given me […]

Week in Review- March 20th, 2015

Just when you think life is going to slow down, surprisingly it ramps back up, chock-full of activities!  We’ve had a busy week to say the least, and I’ll spare you the bad stuff and just highlight the blessings- because smiling is GOOD! First up- Son #3 spent the weekend with Son #2 at college.  […]

Week in Review- May 2nd, 2014

I’m gonna be honest.  It was a cooking week for me.  If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time, you know how I LOVE to cook!  Although it’s technically Spring, it still feels like Winter in our area, so I decided to make it a week of comfort food for dinner!  Here is […]

Jill’s Baking Tips: Cookies!

One of my faithful readers, Christen, requested a blog post on my best baking tips.  While I’m certainly not a professional, I do have a few tips, and I’m happy to share! Let’s get started!   Here are my best tips for baking cookies! COOKIES Take off your rings or any bracelets when baking! If you’re […]

White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Do you like cookies??  I certainly do, and I LOVE white chocolate! This recipe just JUMPED out me because it has an unusual ingredient- instant vanilla pudding!  While cruising the internet one day, I ran into Janelle’s BLOG and found this recipe.  I love Janelle’s heart and that she likes to cook for others- I […]

Tried and True Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars!!

Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 large eggs 1 3/4 cup (11.5 oz. package) chocolate chips 1 cup chopped nuts (optional) Preheat oven […]