nook & spice

BY ANDREA BEFUS

WHERE WE

spice up

your nook

& nourish

your soul

food meets family & stories intertwine

with flavors

what to expect...

Explore The Internet's Most Buzz-Worthy Recipes

We explore, taste, and review the internet's most talked-about dishes. From viral hits to undiscovered treasures, my global journey infuses each review with distinctive insights and a touch of humor.

Conversations Over Coffee - or Hot Cocoa If You're Like Me ;)

Each blog post is a genuine conversation, like catching up over coffee. Engaging and heartfelt, I share life's highs and lows. It's about nourishing the body AND the soul, with content that speaks to your values.

Easy Meal Plan Inspirations for Your Family's Table

Save yourself time by peaking into my kitchen and see what's cooking each week. I share meal plans that come straight from what's cooking in my world. I promise simplicity, variety, and a dash of adventure.

recent blog posts...

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Mama's Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 11, 20241 min read

DESSERT

Mama's Chocolate Chip Cookies

spinach artichoke chicken sandwich

The BEST gooey chocolate chips you've ever had. Period.

See cooking video HERE.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (more if needed - dough should be very stiff)

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cups Belgian Chocolate Chips (or 1 pkg other chocolate chips)

  • Optional: French Flaky Salt

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º.

  2. Use a wooden spoon to mix butter, brown sugar and sugar.

  3. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix. Add more flour if necessary to make very stiff dough.

  5. Add chocolate chips and create balls of dough on a baking sheet.

  6. Cook for about 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown and middles are still gooey.

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blog image

Mama's Chocolate Chip Cookies

April 11, 20241 min read

DESSERT

Mama's Chocolate Chip Cookies

spinach artichoke chicken sandwich

The BEST gooey chocolate chips you've ever had. Period.

See cooking video HERE.

Ingredients
  • 1 cup salted butter, softened

  • 1 cup dark brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • 1 egg

  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour (more if needed - dough should be very stiff)

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 cups Belgian Chocolate Chips (or 1 pkg other chocolate chips)

  • Optional: French Flaky Salt

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º.

  2. Use a wooden spoon to mix butter, brown sugar and sugar.

  3. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.

  4. Add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix. Add more flour if necessary to make very stiff dough.

  5. Add chocolate chips and create balls of dough on a baking sheet.

  6. Cook for about 8 minutes or until edges are golden brown and middles are still gooey.

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My name is Andrea and there are 2 things that matter to me most: cooking yummy foods & being with the people I love! Having traveled to over 30 countries and enjoying every cuisine I've ever tried, and being willing to fail in the kitchen, it has led me to develop skills that I want to share with others!

As Remy from the Disney movie 'Ratatouille' would say, "Anyone can cook!"

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