For me, chicken noodle soup and chocolate chip cookies are pure comfort. They make the cold much more bearable and early sunsets a little more welcoming.
My absolute favorite recipe for chicken noodle soup comes from Cooking Light. It has the basics, like carrots, celery, onion and garlic; the necessary elements like big chunks of chicken and wide egg noodles to slurp up; and it has some special add ins. I love the addition of evaporated skim milk because it gives it the perfect consistency. The flavors of the roasted chicken and the thyme are wonderful together and the addition of potato gives it a little added substance (aka carb overload). I do cut the amount of potatoes in half, but other than that, do not make any changes to this recipe.
I'm constantly switching up my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I like to try different add-ins and I'm always trying to get that perfect texture - a slightly firm exterior and a chewy middle. I came pretty close this time by making a few tweaks to this recipe. I cut the recipe in half and reduced the amount of flower by about 1/4 cup. I also always add a pinch more salt than the recipe calls for because I think it makes such a great contrast to the sweeter elements.
Like I said, pure comfort.
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