German Chocolate Cookies
German Chocolate Cookie. The recipe called for chocolate cake mix, which probably would have made the cookie a bit darker and richer, but I had German Chocolate cake mix and used it instead. I'm not sure how the cookie tastes with the chocolate cake mix, but the German Chocolate mix was Amazing! The plain cookie is okay, but when you top it with the frosting you get the authentic German Chocolate taste...delicious! These cookies will only be made when I have someone to share them with because they are so good, I don't trust myself to not eat the entire batch.
Fun Facts –The first published recipe for German's chocolate cake showed up in a Dallas newspaper in 1957 and came from a Texas homemaker. The cake quickly gained popularity and its recipe together with the mouth-watering photos were spread all over the country. Contary to popular belief the German Chocolate Cake was not brought to the American Midwest by German immigrants. The cake took its name from an American with the last name of "German." In most recipes and products today, the apostrophe and the "s" have been dropped, thus giving the false hint as for the chocolate's origin.
Book Buddy – The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman. I love that there is a G in the title and in the name of the author. I also loved this book, even though I didn't intend too. I like the originality of the story; I mean have you read another book about a boy being raised by ghosts in a graveyard? Me either.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?