May 15th Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate Chips are a wonderful addition to cookies, muffins, cakes and pies… just about any kind of dessert and even in some cereals! Chocolate chips were created in 1937 by Ruth Graves Wakefield who was preparing cookies at the Toll House Inn. Back then, they really weren’t the chips we know today, rather they were actually chips broken off blocks of chocolate, since then… they have been shaped and created in drops, or chips, for use in a number of different ways.

How to celebrate – Learn how to make your own chocolate chips. Create a new use for chocolate chips. Just eat chips straight out of the bag… who needs the cookie!

August 4th National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

August 4th National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

It’s hard to believe that the chocolate chip cookie did not exist before Ruth Graves invented it in Wakefield, Mass in 1938. She and her husband owned an Inn in Wakefield called the Toll House Inn and the cookies, well they were called Toll House Cookies. People loved them and soon Nestle decided to buy out Ruth’s recipe and make it their own. It has since seemed to work out well for all concerned, particularly those that eat them! It does make me wonder though, did she get the idea and make them, or did they happen like so many inventions, by accident. We may never know, but who cares!

How to celebrate – Make some chocolate chip cookies! Buy some chocolate chip cookies. Visit the original Toll House Inn.